A bright, five-pointed star gleams above the Texas State University campus on select nights. Fixed atop Jackson Hall—a 12-story building that marks the campus's highest point—the star can be seen for miles throughout Hays County, letting fans know that it's time to celebrate a Bobcats victory and take out the pizza they started baking at half-time. Throughout the Bobcats' proud history, the Victory Star has had many occasions for beaming, as the school has won a litany of championships across multiple sports, including NCAA Div. II championships in football and men's golf and NAIA titles in men's basketball and men's tennis.
Each one of Anytime Fitness’s more than 2,000 coed fitness clubs grant 24-hour secured access to weight machines, cardio equipment, and private showers. Locations showcase exercise machines from manufacturers such as Hammer Strength and Life Fitness, with treadmills and ellipticals sporting monitors for watching TV. The fitness emporium's staff of certified trainers lead personal training sessions customized to the results of body-composition analyses and the moisture capacities of sweatbands. The staff are always friendly, making Anytime an inviting place to train.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars' multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 600 calories with each go-round.
For more than 30 years, the HVAC technicians at Jon Wayne Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing have undergone rigorous training to maintain the company's high service standards. Their education includes factory training, coursework at the in-house Jon Wayne Academy, and certification through the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) program. During their visits, technicians outline the company's straightforward pricing and convenient payment plans, and—according to one of their many quality guarantees—employ shoe covers and drop cloths to protect clients' homes.
But the crew's courteousness and thoughtfulness extend beyond their day-to-day protocol. Owner Don Rackler appeared on KENS 5 to help collect school supplies for needy kids, and he and his staff appear regularly on Great Day SA segments to discuss issues such as household safety and health, energy efficiency, and how to make a chimney more Santa Claus–friendly. The company has also donated new heating and cooling systems to area families via the Mi Casa Makeover program.
The licensed and insured Texas All Pro Plumbing & Air Conditioning technicians perform plumbing, air-conditioning, and heating services. With guidance from the staff's master plumber, they repair faucets, detect insidious leaks, and install tankless water heaters that deliver hot water to faucets within five seconds, giving bathers just enough time to fill the tub with pasta. The team also unites pipes with purifying water softeners that produce filtered water, straight from the tap, and can also make repairs or replacements for air-conditioning and heating systems.