After seeing the sluggish affects that venous insufficiency had on his clients, board-certified general surgeon Dr. Mark Kneuper's curiosity about vein therapy grew. This interest eventually led him into the practice of vein therapy more than two decades ago. But as the times have changed, so have Dr. Kneuper’s methods, which is why his practice, Hill Country Vein Center, now offers technologically advanced vein treatments. Invasive services, such as vein stripping or tickling the vessels until they oblige, have been replaced with a noninvasive, radio-frequency-based Venefit treatment and gentle sclerotherapy injections. But before any treatment begins, Dr. Kneuper's registered vein technicians rely on advanced ultrasound machines to painlessly pinpoint troublesome vessels.
For 35 years, the designers at Petals To Go have assembled prearranged and custom flower displays for every occasion, from pristine wedding bouquets to heartfelt sympathy arrangements. They also offer market-style bouquets and bulk flowers for guests interested in creating their own floral designs. As an edible treat or thoughtful gift, staffers can recommend gourmet baskets or Build-A-Bear-Workshop teddy bears that convey messages such as "Happy Birthday," "Cheer Up," or "I'm Sorry I Called Your Goldfish 'Ugly.'"
With its corrugated sheet-metal siding and rough-hewn wood pillars, the façade of Pookie Jane’s Boutique hearkens back to a frontier saloon. But the rustic exterior belies the boutique’s sleek collection of designer apparel and accessories by Desigual, Solitaire, and Elan. In addition to bold-patterned threads, the store brims with hand-wrought home accents from local artisans, including Jane’s own hand-poured soy candles, whose warm glow and sweet scents prove a romantic alternative to a flaming rose bouquet.
The petal whisperers at Flowers by Jeni craft artful floral arrangements and thoughtful gifts for all occasions. Skilled florists hand select fresh buds from weekly shipments of local flowers, as well as exotic ecuadorian roses, holland peonies, and cuban sandwiches. Bask in a radiant bouquet with the Sunny Sunflower arrangement ($37.95+), or illuminate interiors with the pastel petals of the best-selling Pretty Please, brimming with white daisies, Monte Cassino asters, sprigs of limonium, and fragrant linoleum ($34.95+). Edible gifts include a delectable fruit basket ($42.95+), while eyes can feast on cornucopias such as the Violets & Butterflies basket ($32.95+). Each arrangement can be customized with mylar balloons ($4.99+), stuffed animals ($9.99+), or scrumptious chocolates ($9.99+).
American Lube Express maintains seven trained technicians onsite and rapidly shuttles vehicles through its two open bays before returning them to the roads from whence they came in top-notch shape. A 15-minute fuel-system treatment flushes out carbon deposits and varnish with a Full Throttle cleaner that tasks its microscopic scrubbers with cleansing the intake system and fuel injectors, potentially boosting a vehicle’s performance, gas mileage, and windshield-wiper speed. In order to earn the loyalty of its customers, American Lube Express dedicates itself to providing quick, thorough service as well as carefully orchestrated trust falls off the front porch. Aspiring Autobahn conquerors can await their newly invigorated chariots from the comfort of hamstring-relieving rocking chairs as fresh coffee percolates with excitement nearby.
Between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. any day of the week, Lone Star Pass holders can unwind to the rubba-dub-dub of a drive-thru car wash's automated scrubbers at any one of Texas Shine Car Wash's 6 locations. Upon emerging, the wheelmobiles of those who opted for the Ultimate Shine option additionally will be towel dried and have their tires dressed to ensure ultimate-extreme shine.