Subiendo: The Academy for Rising Leaders

Subiendo is a five-day intensive leadership program on the University of Texas Campus open to 11th graders across the state of Texas. The academy will be held June 12th – 16th and is an opportunity for students to explore living on a University campus, as well as networking with nationally prominent community, political, and business […]

Austinites make recycling reality with Dare to Go Zero

As part of the Solid Waste Services Department’s Zero Waste Strategic Plan to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills by 20 percent in 2012 and 90 percent by 2040, a reality-based show, ‘Dare to Go Zero,’ is scheduled to air in late April. The City of Austin currently diverts about 39 percent of waste […]

APD—Recruiting the best for the best

The Austin Police Department (APD) announced it will begin accepting applications starting April 1, 2011 at 7am. One of the top law enforcement agencies in the nation, the APD encourages all qualified men and women to apply. According to sources at the APD, there are several benefits to becoming a law enforcement officer. “The potential […]

New incisionless procedure to treat heartburn in Central Texas

Cedar Park Regional Medical Center (CPRMC)’s general surgeon, Thomas Bening, M.D., is the first physician in Central Texas to perform the Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) heartburn procedure in Central Texas. This new, advanced procedure is used to treat people with severe heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and requires no incision- a quick, effective and […]

The Souvenir Menu – Cool River Café

For many years I worked in north Austin and the Cool River Café on Parmer Lane was always a popular choice for lunch with a Sales Rep or Client. The restaurant and bar complex looks a bit like a Colorado ski lodge inside and out; tall ceilings, oil paintings, wood paneling and a large stone […]

East Night Gala by PeopleFund

PeopleFund held their annual East Night Gala festival in their new location, 2921 E 17th St.  The colorful pageantry featured a menagerie of human-powered animals, gravity-defying jugglers, and spectacular performances inspired by The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s album. The crowd celebrated the organization’s success since 1994, as PeopleFund has assisted their client’s in reaching economic success […]

4th annual Children’s Business Fair deadline extended

Hundreds of people are expected to attend this year’s Children’s Business Fair showcasing entrepreneurial visions of children ages 5-13 on October 9th, 2010 at the historic Pease Mansion, 1606 Niles Rd, Austin, 78703 sponsored by the Acton Foundation for Entrepreneurial Excellence and the Acton School of Business. Proceeds from the $2.00 admission fee and booth […]

Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts Capital of Texas Awards Luncheon

Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosted their Capital of Texas Awards Luncheon, recognizing seven small businesses or organizations on their business accomplishments in their respective fields and in their contribution regarding community service.  The program commenced with keynote speaker Republican judge Eva Guzman and had Secretary of State Esperanza “Hope” Andrade as special presenter. […]

Beat the summer heat with your own pool

With the August heat starting to bear down on us and crowds flocking to community pools and area lakes, some homeowners may be considering adding their own pool to their backyard.  Future pool owners will need to take into consideration budget and factors such as size, shape, and features that will affect the price. Joni […]

President Obama heats up Austin

Air Force One arrived in Austin a little earlier than expected around 12:05 p.m. with Gov. Rick Perry, State Sen. Kirk Watson, State Rep. Mark Strama and Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell meeting the president on the tarmac. Media and special guests were also on hand to welcome him enduring the blistering Texas heat. Governor Perry […]


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