News of Our World

It’s summertime in Austin, and we are celebrating all that the season has to offer here at KOPR!

We have a new full-time staff member and two new interns joining us this summer! Jessica Torres-Sosa joined us this month, bringing nearly seven years of public relations and fundraising experience with nonprofit and healthcare clients. A Kansas City native, Jessica graduated with a degree in public relations from Kansas State University and holds a certificate in nonprofit leadership from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. Intern Lesley Warren joins us as a public relations senior from Texas State University, and intern Brenda Tobar is a public relations senior from UT. Welcome Jessica, Brenda and Lesley to our team!

Summer has officially arrived now that Central Market has held its annual Beer Festival June 11-24. With visiting brew masters and classes taught by pairing experts, festival-goers tasted their way through a bounty of brews and the foods that go with them. Some of the other summertime events still to come at CM include Wine Fest and the ever-popular Hatch Festival in August. Bring on the heat!

St. David’s Foundation continues to amaze us all with its generosity and vision for healthcare here in Central Texas. The Foundation awards grants biannually to nonprofit organizations in Central Texas that work to improve community health. Summertime brings grants to three of the Foundation’s key focus areas—Healthy Minds, Healthy People and Healthy Futures. Totaling $16.6 million, this was the largest amount the Foundation has ever given. The Foundation will be celebrating its 90th anniversary in fall 2014, and we’re looking forward to celebrating with them!

Longhorn Network is gearing up for another busy fall season of UT football coverage! LHN will air the season-opening game against North Texas, featuring the highly anticipated debut of new UT Head Coach Charlie Strong. Stay tuned for more details on Central Market’s 20th anniversary celebration, coming in September! A diverse schedule of activities will be hosted to help celebrate this major milestone in the celebrated food emporium’s history.

All of us at KOPR are wishing you a fun, relaxing and entertaining summer!