Now in its 35th year, The Peddler Show assembles a rotating cast of hundreds of vendors who travel throughout the state proffering handcrafted jewelry, unique home décor, and sundry outdoor accessories. Full weekend admission allows visitors to sift through stylish clothing, soak up the fragrances of scented candles, and challenge dolls to high-stakes staring contests. Weary guests can refuel with on-hand gourmet cuisine or add elegance to future meals with individually etched glassware.
Interstate All Battery Center leads the charge in power outposts, providing reserve-power road trippers with brand-new batteries for their trucks, cell phones, computers, and more. With a vast storehouse of more than 16,000 products, Interstate carries batteries for nearly every brand of laptop and PC, as well as a plethora of automotive batteries to restore sedans, coupes, and station wagons after a long night of headlight staring contests. Household powerables are also available, including 24-packs of AAs ($12.99) for bulk buyers, an Interstate 9V alkaline battery ($3.49) for metronomes possessed by surprisingly funky eighth notes, a watch battery with installation ($7.99), and one case of Lite Brite fuel, distilled from corn syrup and Olympic silver medals. Old used batteries find comfy retirement at Interstate’s recycling center, allowing their former owners and well-meaning grandchildren to rest easy.
The Ford factory--trained technicians at Sames Ford Lincoln coax top-tier performances from engines with booster shots of Motorcraft oil. During the standard oil change, techs unburden cars of their spent oils, replace them with up to 5 quarts of clean 5W-20 lubricant, and confirm performance by asking them how many oil pans they're holding up.
Bonnie's Florist is the home of a floral designer who has been in the business for more than 30 years. They offer a wide variety of flowers and floral setups such as roses or wreaths. They also gladly welcome special orders for floral arrangements to mark special occasions.
After receiving her Zumba certification in 2006 and inspiring her mother to board the fitness-dancing bandwagon, Jennifer Diaz and her mother, Esmie Megee, founded ZuMama Fitness in 2009 to help motivate people on their health and weight-loss journeys. Today, a staff of 18 certified instructors helps manage the robust schedule of classes that cater to all ages and ability levels. In the citrus-hued studio, students mimic teachers through easy-to-follow steps set to upbeat Latin tunes, sometimes under the twinkling lights of a disco ball that enhance the party-like atmosphere and contain outbreaks of Saturday night fever.
Littlepage Optical vamps up vision and shields human headlamps with their extensive selection of high-end eyeball armor, refractedly improving sight with frames worn by many in south Texas. Stylish safety shades from Wiley X are approved by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, and their safety lenses and Z87 frames are used by employees in rough-and-tumble work environments such as refineries, oil fields, and boomerang factories, as well as by motorcycle riders and others.
The expert glassworkers that make up the American GlassMasters team pride themselves on their ability to conquer any kind of glass on any kind of car, foreign or domestic, and expertly eliminate dings in 30 minutes or less. Because passenger safety is dependent on the structural fortitude of the glass, the repair technicians take extra pains to ensure that drivers are safely shielded when they drive off the lot. No windshield ding is too tricky for the glass masters, who even solved Fermat's last windshield problem.