A family-owned and state-licensed company, Top Notch Turf and its skilled technicians tend to lawns and shrubs with preventive and maintenance services. Weeds struggle to sprout after pre-emergent treatments, whereas postemergent treatments rid lawns of those that have already arrived. But weeds aren't the only unwanted organisms to fall victim to the technicians' sprays—they also treat shrubs to evict insects and stop disease and can drive away unwanted pests, such as fleas, ticks, and spiders, as well as tick fleas, spider ticks, and flea spiders. Regardless of the service, the team rushes to clients in its custom pickup truck, painted to look like it's covered in grass.
Alfonso Ayala, who's been snapping photos for more than a decade and has professional graphic-design experience, loves to capture life's happiest moments, which is why he specializes in wedding and family photography. He also loves the technical aspect of photography and spends his free time experimenting with lights, equipment, and accessories, such as lens toupees, to figure out what steps he needs to take to capture the best image. Artful close-ups, classic portraits, and candid kisses pepper his portfolio, which represents a range of wedding vignettes.
Ease a brain fraught with parental worry by leaving youngsters under PlayTime for Kids' caring eyes. Attentive, licensed supervisors encourage tykes to socialize, exercise across a variety of play equipment, and philosophize with leading postmodern theorists. The fully enclosed play center features a secured front door and stringent identification policies, keeping kids completely safe from candy salesmonsters as they frolic through multiple play areas and surpass their elders' tech literacy in a developmentally appropriate computer center. Today's Groupon nets a waived membership fee ($65 value) and a suite of options for busy parents, whether the goal is achieving a childfree shopping trip, a worry-free movie date, or a more regular place to keep kids stowed during busy months at the bumblebee factory. Once allotted childcare hours have been used, Groupon buyers may use Playtime for Kids' drop-off services for $3.50–$8 an hour.
Hungary, 1964: Viktor's grandparents first looked through the lens of a camera and saw their future as professional photographers. Dallas, 2013: Viktor carries on that vision as a third-generation photographer, snapping shots under the banner of Zalafoto USA. "[I] grew up spending many hours a day in [the] photo studio, where I learned my people skills," Viktor says, tying his ability to put clients as their ease to his success at creating charming, naturalistic portraits. He photographs his subjects at every stage of life, in-studio or on-location. Viktor captures the first smiles of newborns in cribs, the dual grins of couples on their wedding days, and the multiplied beaming expressions of parents and children as they pose for in- and outdoor portraits. He also turns his eye toward inanimate objects, snapping product photography of jewelry, furniture, and husbands for sale.
Berryhill Baja Grill continues an 84-year-old culinary tradition begun by Walter Berryhill, who sold his handmade tamales around Houston with nothing but a pushcart, a tortilla press, and his personal recipe. Today, the grill’s tamales pack savory cornmeal and fillings such as beef, pork, and spinach within cornhusks recently liberated from overcrowded cornucopias. Elsewhere on the menu, fish tacos combine tempura-battered fish, special sauce, and cilantro in a hearty corn tortilla, and pollo platters smother grilled chicken breast with affection in the form of poblano peppers and mushrooms—the hugs and joint tax returns of the food world.