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.
2 Rivers Home Services improves the condition of living spaces via three essential services: pest control, air conditioning and heating, and outdoor irrigation and landscaping. Certified technicians make homes more energy efficient by cleaning dusty ducts or installing up-to-date HVAC systems. Outside, they rely on Rain Bird modules to keep lawns hydrated and they fortify homes’ perimeters against critters using Demand CS insecticide, which wards off such pests as cockroaches, fleas, and door-to-door insect salesmen.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
After more than a quarter-century of doing business, Diamondscape has landscaping down to a science. The certified landscape professionals engage with clients through a three-step service cycle—consultation, then design and installation—that has reliably produced beautiful yards and proud homeowners. Much weight is put upon the consultation, wherein a company representative identifies the clients' visual tastes and reviews the intended uses for the space. The resulting design decisions are sure to incorporate the seven-part Xeriscape approach to water conservation, which takes into account such considerations as efficient irrigation, mulch use, soil improvement, and plant selection.
The Christmas Light Guys adorn homes and businesses in colorful, customized designs, from simple roofline decorations to extravagant displays. Using custom-fit lighting systems attached to timers that turn them on and off automatically, they help doors, windows, and walkways glow with holiday cheer. They'll keep tabs on the job 24/7, returning to homes at a moment’s notice if lights ever go out, fall down in the wind, or get smashed by reindeer coming in for landings. Between January 2 and January 15, the team removes lights and stores them for free. Customers only buy their displays once, so The Christmas Light Guys can return to install designs for years to come.