When Stewart Ramser published the first issue of Texas Music magazine in December 1999, it sold in two stores. These days, his quarterly publication has subscribers in all 50 states. On each colorful, glossy page, writers showcase the work of Texas musicians from across a wide variety of music, from renowned artists such as Lyle Lovett, Spoon, Bob Schneider, Willie Nelson, and Ghostland Observatory to rising talents. They keep readers further abreast with a calendar of music events from around the state and reviews of native Texans' latest albums. Along with new tunes, the magazine celebrates the history of Texas music with features ranging from an Armadillo World Headquarters retrospective to a ranking of the top 50 classic Texas songs.
Problem skin plagued PuraVida Spa owner Lisa Kaspar throughout her adolescence, leading her to pursue a career as a professional aesthetician in order to help others feel comfortable in their own skin. These days, she dedicates herself to revitalizing complexions of all types, tones, and ages, creating custom facials that start with a thorough skin analysis, end with a custom mask and moisturizer, and get a relaxing boost from an included neck and shoulder massage. Natural hair removal relies on warm sugar instead of abrasive wax, and airbrush tanning helps bodies absorb a golden glow without harmful UV-rays or high-fives from fairytale kings.
Using their own eco-friendly products and equipment, the licensed and bonded technicians at Voxcom Cleaning Service can be deployed for office cleanings, domestic deep cleanings, or one-time cleanups after allergy season for dragons.
The Kids Cooking for Charity program provides food for people experiencing hunger and an opportunity for young children to engage in a volunteer activity. In 2010, more than 1,600 children and their families assembled and served nearly 3,000 meals to those in need. Children as young as 3 years old can help build sandwiches for homeless residents at Caritas or prepare meals for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. In order to coordinate the event, LHH needs funding assistance to cover the costs of food for children and their families to prepare.
Teams must be either two or three people; though entrants can register individually, they must have a team by race day ($50 per person; $60 on event day). On race day, teams will walk, skip, or run (highly recommended) through the unknown nooks of the city, gathering and solving clues that will lead one lucky team to a $300 prize. The race will take you throughout the city to top-secret, unmarked spots, leading participants into neighborhoods such as SoCo, the University of Texas, Sixth Street, and more. Along the way, teams will solve clues, answer questions, and complete challenges such as building a house of cards or bowling a strike.
While installing wind turbines in your living room and running your dogs on juice-generating treadmills are great leaps toward personal energy efficiency, it will all be in vain if your home leaks heat or if you've had the air conditioner facing the wrong way. Stop sealing your windows with peanut butter and lighting your kitchen solely with your radiant smile, and let Austin Auditors green your home while saving you green on your energy bill.