The origin story of Joe's Sweet Balls comes down to an old refrain: Granny knows best. The mastermind behind the original chocolate orbs that showed up at family functions to everyone's delight was none other than the Smythia family matriarch, whose recipes were passed on, developed, and expanded over the years. Joe's Sweet Balls are riffs and variations on the chocolate-and-peanut-butter original?which is still a staple among the dozen flavors offered. Others include salted caramel rolled in chocolate, red velvet surrounded by a cream cheese shell, and the delightfully spicy chocolate-chipotle cinnamon cake ball. Like the perfect comeback to an insult, your sweet balls will be handcrafted and delivered within five days.
ith more than 175 locations nationwide and more than 35 years in the business, Car-X Auto Service has earned a prime spot in the parking garage of quality car care and customer service. Started in 1971 by a team of seasoned muffler-shop owners, the service centers have blossomed from their beginnings as specialty exhaust shops to providers of nearly any repair or maintenance service imaginable, from installing performance-enhancing accessories to treating cars to therapeutic trust falls. In addition to promoting safety and long, healthy engine life with brake services and speedy oil changes, Car-X Auto Service reaches out to the surrounding community with regular philanthropic activities, such as recycling drives and participation in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.
The instructors at Austin F.I.T. Boot Camps' three indoor locations lead intense, results-oriented boot-camp classes. During each session, the instructors combine resistance training, cardio, and plyometric exercises for full-body muscle building.
When Alicia Donovan began her photography career, she was worried about not having a studio. Using nature as her backdrop, though, she noticed something that doesn't happen beneath hot studio lights—people interacting with the world around them, feeling comfortable in themselves. So she made it a principle to work outdoors, to illuminate her subjects in the available light of sun rays. Although she specializes in capturing pets and children in their element, she also extends her talents to life's milestones: senior photos, graduation photos, and holiday portraits.
AGE of Central Texas confronts the challenges of aging to improve the quality of life for seniors. It sponsors a variety of programs, including Adult Day Centers, support resources for caregivers, and computer classes for seniors. For clients facing memory loss, the organization runs an early-intervention program to help them cope with the challenges dementia will bring. The organization also distributes health equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, and shower chairs to enhance mobility for people of all ages.