The 6 time Tony Award winning musical Chicago has arrived at the Bass Concert Hall and runs through this Sunday November 24th! If you've never seen this amazing show on stage, don't wait any longer! You can get tickets for as low as $25 and it is a show you will never forget!! I had a change to meet some of the super talented cast yesterday and we had a chance to sit down and talk about the show!! With me on the interview and pictured with me above are, Shamica Benn-Moser, Lindsay Roginski and Lauren Oldham. Don't miss Chicago!! You can get your tickets here!
When it comes to preparing food for our kids and our family, well simply put, it can drive us crazy!! I am sure most of you parents have had a picky eater in the house. I found this website over the weekend that has recipes for both kids and parents. These look easy and delicious! Check out these tasty recipes here!! I may try a few myself this weekend! Happy eating!!
Haapy Veterans Day to all who have served out country!! The City of Austin has many events planned and many restaurants and businesses are offering discounts today!! Check out all the details here!!
Thank you for all you do for our country!!
This weekend August 9th-11th is Tax Free Weekend! It is a week earlier than years past , but the same rules apply when purchasing items.
Here is a link to a list of everything that is tax exempt this weekend. Have fun shopping!!
The Austin Humane Society is kicking off its annual “Summer of Love” cat adoption special with a weekend of promotions starting Friday, May 24 and running through Monday, May 27. To find as many new homes as possible, the shelter is offerin...g $10 adoptions for kittens under one year of age and free adoptions for all adult cats.
The Austin Humane Society hosts the “Summer of Love” campaign every year to encourage the adoption of cats of all ages. Free adoptions for all adult cats (one year of age or older) will continue through Labor Day weekend. http://www.austinhumanesociety.org/
WHAT: More than 80 kittens and adult cats ready for adoption; free adoptions for all senior pets.
WHEN: Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27
WHERE: Austin Humane Society
124 W. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752See More
As residents in Hood, Johnson, and Ellis counties begin the rebuilding process after Wednesday night's outbreak of tornadoes, those wish to assist have a number of options.
- The Red Cross is providing relief funds to the area through their general disaster relief fund. Those who wish to contribute can text REDCROSS to 90999 and give $10 to the fund.
-Two shelters in Hood County for victims. They are located at First Christian Church, 2109 West Hwy 377 in Granbury and First United Methodist Church, 301 Loop 567 in Granbury.The group is also working to set up a shelter for victims in Johnson County.
-Hood County sheriffs say anyone that wishes to volunteer should report to the First United Methodist Church, 301 Loop 567 in Granbury. Volunteers should meet on the Loop side and look for the CERT trailer, according to a press release.
Seven of 14 people who had previously been unaccounted for had checked in by Thursday morning, Deeds said at a press conference on Thursday. About 100 people were reported injured and as many as 250 were homeless after the swarm of twisters that ripped up trees and knocked down homes on Wednesday evening.
The six deceased were all adults, Deeds said. There have been no reports of injuries to first responders, the sheriff said.
“Everything’s running smooth, everything’s looking good,” Deeds said of recovery efforts on Thursday.
Kelly at the Austin Humane Society sent us a heads up about a lot of wonderful kitties that are up for adoption. This weekend it's a Name Your 'PURRICE' Weekend to help a kitty get a great new loving home.
"Name Your Purrice" cat adoption event this weekendSaturday (4/27) & Sunday (4/28) ). ATX city animal shelter (AAC) is way overloaded with cats, so the Austin Humane Society have stepped in to help. They have brought in 44 of their cats to their shelter in the past 24 hours. Every adoption this weekend will help them both out greatly, so the ATX Humane Society is allowing adopters to name their own price for cats. All the same rules still apply. Adopters must fill out an application, go through all the same questions, and meet with an adoption counselor.
There is an extensive list of locations open for shelter for survivors following that deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.
For information on family and loved ones in West, there is an emergency hotline set up: 254-202-1100.
Central United Methodist Church
Texas State Technical State College in Waco
Blair's Cove Apartment in Waco
Gholson Baptist Church
Latham Springs Inn
Alliance Auto Auction on I-35
Sykora Family Ford in West
Abbot Community Center
La Vega Veterinary Clinic- taking in small animals for the night
Pharmacy at H-E-B store on Woodway is open
The Home Depot in Bellmead has reopened for anyone needing to buy supplies.
Organizations taking donations or items (clothing, blankets, etc.) for victims:
Scott and White Blood and Donation Center- taking blood donations overnight
Point West Bank - drop off or send to 200 West Oak Street, West 76691
Information courtesty of KXAN
The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas is taking blood donations. There is a shortage of 0 negative, AB postive and AB negative blood. There are 3 locations for you to go to. You must call and make an appointment. The number to call is 512-206-1266.
To help you locate a loved one or friends, the Red Cross has a safe and well finder . Here is the link!
Here are four important tips and websites in the wake of what happened yesterday at the Boston Marathon.
1. The Boston Police Department and FBI have asked for ANY photos, videos, or information from yesterday. They're stressing that NOTHING is irrelevant. You can reach the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or email them atBoston@ic.fbi.gov. There's also a Boston Crime Tips Hotline at 800-494-8477.
2. The Boston Mayor's hotline if you're looking for a loved one is 617-635-4500.
(And both theRed CrossandGooglehave set up websites to help connect people with their friends and family in Boston.)
3. It's best to text people in Boston rather than call them. The cell towers there are overloaded, and it helps to keep them open for emergencies.
4. The Red Cross says they have enough blood AND enough money to handle the crisis. Instead of donating blood now, wait for a few weeks or months. You can still donate money, but make sure you go to the source and watch out for scams.