For Immediate Release:
June 28, 2017
St. David’s Foundation announces over $33 million in grants for safety net clinics; other important healthcare needs
Austin—Healthcare. It’s a hotly debated topic both on the national level and here at home in Texas. Amid all the debate, pros and cons, and facts and figures, one truism remains: every day, people need a wide range of basic healthcare services: check-ups, prenatal care, management of chronic illnesses like diabetes, stroke prevention, and many other needs.
Today there’s good news in meeting these needs, for low income Central Texans who cannot afford healthcare.
St. David’s Foundation is announcing that it is providing over $12 million in grants to local safety net clinics, where most low income Central Texans receive basic healthcare services for themselves and their families.
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April 19, 2017
Central Market Brings Deep Southern Cuisine to Austin During ‘Taste the South’
Specialty grocery retailer to host two-week celebration of all things Southern, May 17 – 30
Austin – April 19, 2017 – Central Market invites you to “savor the South” as it brings classic and modern southern cuisine, wines and charm to stores during its event, ‘Taste the South,’ May 17 – 30. Throughout the two-week foodie festival, customers will indulge on a journey through America’s culturally-rich, southern region, as ‘Taste the South’ showcases the diverse, home-grown cuisines from Virginia, Kentucky, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama.
Southern cuisine is not just about the food, but also the experience, and Central Market stores across Texas will be full of new and old, down south products and dishes including tomato pie, southern biscuits, Mississippi mud pie, blue crab, green tomatoes, okra, and collard greens, as well as a variety of cheeses and country sausage. In addition, there will be an impressive array of sought-after, specialty smoked hams such as Benton’s, Edwards Virginia Smokehouse Cooked Country Ham and Lady Edison Ham. Central Market has scoured the region for the best growers and producers of quality southern products, and this event will tell their story and also feature a record number of unique products exclusive to the store.
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April 10, 2017
Enjoy Austin-centric cuisine and uniquely Austin soirees at Toast of the Town 2017
Fundraising series of events provides scholarships for area high school seniors
AUSTIN– St. David’s Foundation is proud to announce its 33rd annual Toast of the Town 2017, taking place this year from April 15 through May 13. From fresh commentary by UT coaches to gourmet repasts by award-wining chefs, to conversations with key leaders in the community, Toast of the Town 2017 brings a tempting range of options for participants.
Toast of the Town events raise funds for the Neal Kocurek Scholarship Fund for Central Texas, benefiting area students who are pursuing careers in healthcare. Last year’s Toast of the Town raised over $1 million, funding 54 generous scholarships for deserving young aspirants.
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March 14, 2017
Extended Coverage Plans for College Baseball on Longhorn Network
- Texas Baseball GameDay planned for Texas A&M, Oklahoma, West Virginia
- Game Plan with David Pierce debuts March 29
- Conference play begins on LHN March 17
Longhorn Network swings into baseball conference play this week with extended coverage plans for marquee matchups and debut plans for the new head coach’s show, as the team plays out the remainder of the schedule.
LHN will surround today’s Texas A&M at Texas baseball game with a special Texas Baseball GameDay pre-game show at 6 p.m. featuring Lowell Galindo, Keith Moreland and Greg Swindell, prior to the network’s game coverage at 6:30 p.m. Texas A&M at Texas is one of four marquee matchups airing on LHN that Texas Baseball GameDay is highlighting this season. The show previously preceded the UCLA game and will also air prior to Oklahoma on April 8 and West Virginia on May 19.
In addition to the Texas Baseball GameDay shows slated, the Longhorns’ new Head Coach David Pierce will sit down with LHN every Wednesday in studio for Game Plan with David Pierce at 8 p.m. CT, starting March 29.
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February 9, 2017
ACL Live at The Moody Theater, 3TEN ACL Live, and 2nd Street District present 3TEN’s Mardi Gras Hurrah!
2nd Line on 2nd Street featuring HONK!TX Brass Bands
Prior to funky METERS at ACL Live at The Moody Theatre
Thursday, February 16th
3TEN ACL Live
Second Line: 6pm outside 3TEN ACL Live
Austin–The award-winning brass bands of HONK!TX join with ACL Live at The Moody Theater, 3TEN ACL Live, and the 2nd Street District for a special Mardi Gras celebration Thursday, Feb. 16th, featuring a “2nd Line on 2nd Street” before the funky METERS show at ACL Live.
The decked-out musicians will number into the tens of dozens—a rainbow-colored brass and drum spectacle providing the authentic sounds of Mardi Gras to fill the air of downtown Austin.
Doors open at 5 pm at 3TEN, and the 2nd Line will commence on the 3TEN patio promptly at 6 pm. The musical line will proceed around the 2nd Street block and back to 3TEN where the gaggle of brass & drums will take over the 3TEN stage before the funky METERS show at ACL Live.
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February 8, 2017
Cacao Takes the Lead at Central Market’s Chocolate Indulgence
Savor a wonderland of chocolate in traditional and unusual flavor combinations
Austin—Explore both novel and familiar tastes of chocolate in all its glory at Central Market’s “Chocolate Indulgence” February 1-14. From artisanal bars to chocolate infused meats, to sumptuous baked goods, Central Market has put chocolate to work in every department of the specialty retailer’s emporium.
Central Market has taken chocolate to a whole new level, sharing the best chocolate pairings for beer and wine, fruit and even meats. Savor smoked-paprika cocoa rubbed chicken, espresso cocoa New York strip and five chili cocoa ribeye, or dive into chocolate infused sips such as Atwater Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale or a Belgium Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad.
Central Market has the largest assortment of “bean-to-bar” artisanal chocolates in Texas, with over 60 chocolate bar brands. During this indulgent two weeks, chocolate ranges from local to global with Houston’s totally handcrafted “Xocolla Chocolatier” bars and the just-arrived “Hoja Verde” bars from Ecuador. Guests will want to watch for chocolate dipping fountains and fresh-made hot chocolate, available Thursday-Sunday for both weeks of the festival.
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January 30, 2017
Coach Herman’s First Texas National Signing Day on Longhorn Network
LHN is live from a set in the Players Lounge of Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletic Center starting at 7 a.m. CT, with Lowell Galindo, Lifetime Longhorns and LHN analysts Emmanuel Acho and Ahmad Brooks. Brooks currently serves as a college football analyst and studio host for ESPNU, and is a regular contributor on Longhorn Network. Rounding out the coverage inside the Players Lounge is LHN reporter Alex Loeb and ESPN Staff Writer Max Olson.
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December 27, 2016
Celebrate a Season of Citrus at Central Market’s “Citrus Fest”
Dive into Groves of Citrus-centric Produce and other treats
Central Market will be highlighting healthy citrus to brighten the New Year. Over 40 different citrus items with growers from California, Florida and native Texas will line the shelves, sure to produce some citrus interest.
Enjoy nutritious and wholesome fish with a twist, with new lemon dill crab cakes and plump and juicy lemon pepper shrimp. Enjoy CM’s classic fish marinades for salmon, tilapia or shrimp with orange honey habanero, lemon rosemary and chipotle lime flavors to blow dinner out of the water!
Pucker up and enjoy Central Market’s new blends of fresh cold-pressed juices, and add Prosecco for an “extra-zest-trial” mimosa. CM N. Lamar and the Westgate Growler Station will both feature the fruity, peach-essence of Sea Dog Sunfish Ale and orange and coriander infused Oskar Blues Priscilla Wheat.
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December 20, 2016
St. David’s Foundation Announces Grants of over $20 million, Including Financial Support for Healthcare-Related Infrastructure Needs
AUSTIN, Texas—St. David’s Foundation announced today that it is awarding grants aimed at supporting future infrastructure needs at key charitable organizations, to meet the demands of Central Texas’ unprecedented population growth.
With $5.2 million in capital grants, St. David’s Foundation is extending financial support to many healthcare-related nonprofits who are facing a much greater demand for their services. Among these grants are funds for such projects as building out a facility for Meals on Wheels Central Texas; a new facility for Mobile Loaves and Fishes’ Community First Village; supporting creation of specialized housing for Austinites with mental illness with Austin Travis County Integral Care; and providing vans to transport seniors, among other efforts. (Complete list of capital grants below.)
“As our population grows, we are seeing an escalating demand for more healthcare-related services for our rapidly growing community. By partnering with organizations who are developing facilities and programs to address future healthcare needs, from mental health to homelessness to the needs of low income families, we hope to anticipate future demands and provide targeted solutions,” said Earl Maxwell, CEO of St. David’s Foundation.
In addition to the capital grants, St. David’s Foundation announced over $15 million in grants to area nonprofits who provide a range of healthcare-related services to the community, providing support for preventative programs like Marathon Kids and the Sustainable Food Center; providing scholarships and grants for professionals pursuing healthcare careers, and those serving underprivileged populations, as well as for groups serving the elderly and families dealing with mental health challenges
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December 15, 2016
Austin Mayor Steve Adler presents Quiet Company + Jai Malano + Beth Chrisman at 3TEN ACL Live; Benefiting ATX6
Quiet Company, an Austin favorite, has become a staple in the music scene with their unique indie-rock sound. They were named Rock Band of the Year at SXSW 2014, adding to their previously won 10 Austin Music Awards. Their eclectic sound continues in their most recent, full-length album, “Transgressor”.
“It is a privilege to lend support for Austin musicians and to help spread the word internationally about this talented and creative group of local artists,” said Mayor Adler.
The December 15 show highlights ATX6, an important initiative taking place to support Austin musicians and artists, as outlined in the Austin Music & Creative Ecosystem Resolution presented this past fall by the Mayor’s Office.
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October 5, 2016
10 Nonprofit Agencies with Innovative Healthcare Solutions Awarded
St. David’s Foundation Opportunity Grants of nearly $1 million
Austin– Opportunity Grants, a new initiative by St. David’s Foundation, are aimed at collaborative, creative new approaches to addressing a wide range of health needs across Central Texas. Several of the grants will address the unique physical and mental health needs of Central Texas youth in innovative ways.
Among the highlights of the 10 grants being announced:
- E-cigarette prevention program to be carried out in middle schools across the area (CATCH Global Foundation)
- Assistance for recovery from substance abuse for adolescents and young adults (Communities for Recovery)
- Technology to streamline vision screening and clinical follow up care for school children (Half Helen Foundation)
- Mental illness support group for teens and pre-teens (NAMI Austin)
- Support and counseling for LGBT youth in area high needs schools (Out Youth)
- Training and support for Central Texas mental health service providers who serve a youth population (Texas Network of Youth Services)
In addition to these youth-related grants, funding is being provided for a peer support and employment program in East Austin for adults with mental illness, a healthy food pantry project, mental health services for adults seeking to earn a high school diploma, and for a health coach hotline and digital health platform to support sustainable health behavior change.
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October 3, 2016
Longhorn Network to Air Iowa State at Texas Football Game
ESPN3 to Carry Halftime Performance
Longhorn Network, the 24-hour network devoted to The University of Texas, is set to televise the Iowa State at Texas football game on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. CT
The game will also be made available on Cyclones.tv, Iowa State’s official digital and cable network.
The October 15 matchup marks the 14th Texas football game to air on LHN. It will be surrounded by exclusive Longhorn Network programming, including Texas GameDay, the two-hour live pregame show from Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium with host Lowell Galindo, Alex Loeb and former Longhorns Emmanuel Acho, Vince Young and Ricky Williams.
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September 12, 2016
Celebrate Fall at Central Market with “The Great Apple Harvest”
Enjoy an incredible variety of apples during this first-ever festival
AUSTIN, Texas—There’s not a bad apple in the bunch during “The Great Apple Harvest” at Central Market September 21st to October 4th!
This is the first time Central Market will be celebrating the bounty of amazing apples during “The Great Apple Harvest” with a greater selection of apples than Texas has ever seen. From Granny to Gala, or even a Jersey Mac, Central Market is offering unprecedented “apple-licious” variety and taste. There will be over 25 kinds of apples to enjoy, with rare varieties like Sweetango, Envy, Zestar, Sweetie and even some heirloom fruit.
Did you know that you can bake, grill or even puree apples? Central Market helps showcase ways to enjoy apples in flavorful new uses, with classes like “Discovery Series: Hard Ciders” on September 26th at 6:30 p.m. at Central Market’s Cooking School. Attendees will learn about the brewing process, with tastings from Schilling London Dry, Leprechaun Golden, Gobernador, JK Scrump Northern Neighbor, Texas Keeper Ciderweizen and Seattle Dry.
Noted cookbook author and baker Abby Dodge, will lead an apple-centric class with “Baked Apples: Savory & Sweet”, with featured dishes such as curried apple soup, apple sausage fennel crepes with mustard veloute and spiced carrot applesauce chiffon cake. Her most recent cookbook “The Everyday Baker: Recipes and Techniques for Foolproof Baking” will be featured during the class.
Apples will be lining Central Market store shelves, and not just in the produce department. Apple bourbon marinated salmon, apple stuffed pork chops and apple treats like apple cider doughnut mix will tempt every visitor to try some fresh new menu items. For Full Release (PDF)
June 30, 2016
St. David’s Foundation Announces Summer 2016 Grants
Over $25 Million Awarded to Improve Access to Healthcare for Central Texans
- Today St. David’s Foundation has announced more than $25 million in grants to area nonprofits who are working to assure good health for everyone in central Texas.
- David’s Foundation grants will provide more than $11 million for area safety net clinics, and significant amounts for mental health programs for children and adults, preventive health programs, investments in future health professionals and to provide dental care for low income members of the community
Austin–As the local economy continues to break records on a number of measures, Austin’s leadership is working to address the issue of affordability for all who call Austin home.
Austin Mayor Steve Adler has highlighted this issue, noting that increasing numbers of Austinites are struggling with affordability in our community. He has urged both the public and private sectors to make it a priority to seek ways to assure that everyone in the community can afford to live and thrive in our city. Full Release (PDF)
June 29, 2016
LONGTIME GENERAL MANAGER HARGETT TO RETIRE FROM UTILITY
Edd Hargett, General Manager of East Texas Electric Cooperative since 2005, plans to retire from the cooperative on June 30th.
Honored June 24th at a special ceremony during ETEC’s annual membership meeting in Nacogdoches, Hargett thanked his co-workers and family for their support during his years leading the regional electric cooperative. In attendance at the recognition ceremony were Hargett’s wife, Shirley, his two sons and daughter, and numerous other family members, with a total attendance of about 130 guests.
During the ceremony, several letters of congratulations were presented, from R.C. Slocum, former head coach at Texas A&M; Gene Stallings, also a former head coach at A&M; John Sharp, Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System; Bill Youngkin, from the Association of Former Students at A&M, a personal note from former Governor Rick Perry; and a proclamation signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Full Release (PDF)
June 8, 2016
Cure What Ales You at Central Market’s Beer Fest
“Beer Fest” highlights Central Market’s worldwide beer collection and pairings
It’s time to cheer for beer as Central Market celebrates “Beer Fest” from June 15 to June 28. Central Market will highlight their extensive worldwide and local beer collection with delectable dishes to pair with the bubbly brew.
Sessions, porters and sours will be featured in various beer themed cooking classes, while tastings will be held throughout the festival at both North Lamar and Westgate locations. Specialty beer snacks will be on display, as well as the introduction of Provolone Piccante, a bolder, spicier provolone, selected by, and exclusive to Central Market just in time for the fest.
With Father’s Day around the corner, let dad load up on beer swag while he enjoys a one-of-a-kind store stroll. Customers peruse the aisles to find expert advice on craft beer, taste samples and find the best pint to go with their plates. Full Release(PDF)
May 17, 2016
Fresh Ingredients Capture the Grill at Central Market
“A Cut Above” Grilling Festival showcases grilling options with top quality steaks, chops, and seafood
Outdoor weather has arrived in Texas, making it a great time to break out the tongs as Central Market hosts “A Cut Above” grilling festival May 18-May 31. During the fest, Central Market will showcase the tremendous range of meats and seafood ready for the grill, and share expert grilling demonstrations at both Austin store locations.
Keep an eye out for informational demonstrations from Central Market chefs, vendors and foodies, who will provide tips and secrets of creating the perfect grilled food. From kabobs to swordfish, vegetables to fruit, to the perfect rub or sauce, Central Market’s demonstrations will impress even the most experienced grill master. Full Release (PDF)
February 3, 2016
Notes and Quotes: Longhorn Network’s Live Coverage of Texas Football Signing Day
On Wednesday, Feb. 3, Longhorn Network provided comprehensive programming throughout the day. With a live telecast for over five hours starting at 7 a.m. CT, LHN covered all the action as the first faxes of the day began to arrive. Host Lowell Galindo was joined by analysts Ahmad Brooks and David Thomas on a set at the Moncrief -Neuhaus Athletics Center. Reporter Jane Slater reported from the football offices, sharing breaking news as prospects officially became Longhorns. Alex Loeb, analyst Emmanuel Acho and Texas recruiting expert Max Olson offered instantaneous insights from the LHN studio, and former Texas volleyball national champion Bailey Webster monitored social media throughout the day to provide nationwide reactions.
Additionally, LHN televised Head Coach Charlie Strong’s Signing Day Press Conference live in the afternoon.
Here is a sampling of comments made exclusively on Longhorn Network during the live coverage of Texas Football Signing Day: Full Release (PDF)
February 1, 2016
Longhorn Network Live All Day for Texas Football Signing Day Coverage
National Signing Day arrives on Wednesday, Feb. 3, and Longhorn Network has expanded its coverage to provide comprehensive programming throughout the day. LHN will be live for five hours from the home of Texas Football starting at 7 a.m. CT, as the first faxes of the day begin to arrive. Host Lowell Galindo will be joined by analysts Ahmad Brooks and David Thomas on a set at the Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletics Center. Reporter Jane Slater will report from the football offices, and will be the first to let you know as prospects officially become Longhorns. Alex Loeb, analyst Emmanuel Acho and Texas recruiting expert Max Olson will offer additional insights from the LHN studio, and former Texas volleyball national champion Bailey Webster will monitor social media throughout the day to provide nationwide reactions. Full Release (PDF)
January 26, 2016
Central Market’s 2016 Chocolate Festival Makes its Debut
Chocolate to take center stage throughout all stores, Feb. 3 – 16
Central Market’s fan-favorite Chocolate Festival brings a store-full of decadent chocolates and chocolate-infused treats, Feb . 3 – Feb.16, along with tastings, in-store demonstrations, cooking classes, and a storewide Chocolate Stroll on Feb. 4!
Some indulgent chocolate items stealing the limelight include posh chocolate raspberry spreads that are perfect for dipping and dunking, several varieties of “bean to bar” single origin chocolates from around the world, savory espresso-cocoa rubbed bison rib-eye steaks, and more. Full Release (PDF)
January 7, 2016
Put a little Zing in Your Step with Citrus
Central Market to Host “Bite into Citrus” Festival Jan. 13 – 26
For two weeks, while winter citrus is at the peak of freshness, the Texas- based food emporium will showcase more than 40 different varieties of citrus, including oro blanco grapefruit, calamondins, makrut limes, honey tangerines and much more. Full Release (PDF)
December 30, 2015
Longhorn Legends Reunite for 10th Anniversary of National Championship Win
Former head coach Mack Brown, Vince Young, David Thomas, Aaron Ross, Michael Huff and Kasey Studdard watch 2005 game together in televised “Longhorn Legends Living Room”
Longhorn Network celebrates the tenth anniversary of Texas football’s National Championship win through the eyes of key participants on Monday, Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. CT, with Longhorn Legends Living Room. Former Texas head coach Mack Brown, Vince Young, David Thomas, Aaron Ross, Michael Huff and Kasey Studdard are reunited in the LHN studios to watch the Texas 41-38 victory over USC together for the first time.
Throughout the three-hour telecast, the legendary Longhorns share anecdotes, insights and behind-the-scenes recollections from the victory. Full Release (PDF)
December 16, 2015
St. David’s Foundation Announces $1 Million Grant to Capital Area Food Bank
Funding to support Food Bank efforts to assist elderly in Central Texas
AUSTIN, Texas— In a special holiday- themed check presentation to be held at the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB), St. David’s Foundation is announcing today it is awarding $1 million to help complete a new and expanded food bank facility.
With the news of this major financial boost, CAFB moves closer to completion of the new facility, currently under construction in southeast Austin.
St. David’s Foundation CEO Earl Maxwell will present CAFB CEO and President Hank Perret with the gift, which will enable the food bank to expand its Healthy Options Program for the Elderly (HOPE), a program that provides critical food assistance to needy elderly residents across Central Texas. Construction on the new facility broke ground in April 2015 , and the facility is expected to be complete in spring 2016. Full Release (PDF)
November 24, 2015
Four Upcoming UT Men’s Basketball Games to Air on Longhorn Network
Fans have eagerly anticipated the arrival of Head Coach Shaka Smart and the havoc-style defense he has brought to the University of Texas Men’s Basketball team. Ranked 20th in the Sports Illustrated pre-season poll, UT brings a talented squad of returning stars including Isaiah Taylor, Demarcus Holland and Cam Ridley. Fans will also get a first look at highly recruited freshmen Tevin Mack, Eric Davis, Jr. and Kerwin Roach, Jr., who are expected to see a lot of playing time. Full Release (PDF)
November 16, 2015
Make Thanksgiving a breeze with help from Central Market chefs
Central Market is the busy entertainer’s best-kept secret for time saving shortcuts this holiday season. From chef-prepared entrees, sides and bakery selections that can be picked up last-minute to pre-ordered custom appetizer platters, Central Market has a variety of delicious ready-to-serve options available to help hosts spend less time in the kitchen.
To help cut down cooking time and increase schmoozing time, customers can place orders for specialty items from Central Market’s Holiday Hotline. Orders can be placed over the phone, in stores, or online at http://shop.centralmarket.com/ until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Full Release (PDF)
November 9, 2015
Longhorn Network Takes Home Lone Star Chapter EMMY Awards
For the fourth straight year, Longhorn Network, ESPN’S 24-hour network devoted to the University of Texas, has won recognition from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Lone Star Chapter.
The network has won EMMYs every year for which it has been eligible, since its launch in 2011.
Winners were announced at the 13th Annual Lone Star EMMY Awards Gala on November 7, 2015 at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas. Full Release (PDF)
October 27, 2015
Get a jump-start on the holidays with festive Central Market Stroll
Preview new holiday items and treats throughout the store
Taking place at both Austin store locations, the stroll will offer guests an immersive sampling tour of treats and goodies that will be available at Central Market during the upcoming holiday season. Guests can enjoy wine or hot chocolate as they taste their way through the unique, exclusive and festive offerings Central Market has in store to help celebrate the holidays in style! Full Release (PDF)
October 8, 2015
Cheddar Deliciousness Abounds during Central Market’s Choose Cheddar Cheese Festival
Savor amazing cheddars from across the globe, Oct. 14 – Oct. 27
From old world English cheddars to youthful Wisconsin varieties, Central Market is highlighting cheddar throughout stores this month with an assortment of new products and in-store demonstrations and samplings.
Some tasty favorites to watch out for include fresh cheddar-stuffed sausages, flaky buttermilk cheddar biscuits, creamy cheddar and cremini mushroom macaroni and cheese, and cheddar apple cobbler cookies.
Did someone say more cheese, please? Take a look at the festival highlights below for information on upcoming cheddar-licious cooking classes, details on in-store demonstrations and flavor-packed grilled cheese pairings! Full Release (PDF)
October 1, 2015
Kick off Fall with Garden Opening at AGE of Central Texas Round Rock Festivities to be held Tuesday, Oct. 6
VISUALS: Seniors planting in the new garden
Interviews with Earl Maxwell, CEO of St. David’s Foundation
Interviews with Joyce Lauck, Executive Director of AGE of Central Texas
WHAT: The Health’s Angels service group, a part of St. David’s Foundation, will host a garden grand opening event on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. The volunteer organization will unveil a new senior garden located at the AGE of Central Texas Adult Day Center in Round Rock. Full Release (PDF)
September 30, 2015
Popular Cookbook Authors to Appear in Central Market Cooking Tent at 20th Anniversary Texas Book Festival
Gena Hamshaw and Raquel Pelzel to present in a must-see lineup
Many of this year’s featured speakers are nationally renowned in the culinary world as award-winning authors and chefs. From chili to craft cocktails, the Central Market Cooking Tent schedule of presentations will bring flavor galore to the 20thAnniversary Texas Book Festival! Look for an impressive variety of cooking demonstrations and discussions throughout both days of the much-loved festival. Full Release (PDF)
September 21, 2015
Longhorn Network to Air Kansas at Texas Football Game
Anish Shroff will provide play-by-play for the game alongside analysts Ahmad Brooksand Keith Moreland. LHN’s Jane Slater will provide additional reporting throughout the telecast.
LHN is the exclusive national distributor of the game, except within the state of Kansas and the Kansas City DMA, where the game also will be aired live via the Jayhawk Television Network.
The November 7 matchup will mark the 12th Texas football game to air on LHN. It will be surrounded by exclusive Longhorn Network programming, including Texas GameDay, the two-and-a-half hour live pregame show from Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium with host Lowell Galindo, and former Longhorns David Thomas, Vince Young and Ricky Williams. Full Release (PDF)
September 14, 2015
Central Market’s First Ever Garlic Fest is Packed with Flavor!
Central Market’s inaugural Garlic Fest will showcase garlic like you’ve never seen before. From sweet, fermented black garlic to full-bodied French pink garlic, more than 10 varieties will be featured during the festival this September.
Central Market will show off garlic’s amazing flavor and versatility with an array of new products and recipes. From traditional garlic knots to unusual black garlic chocolate cupcakes, there will be something to satisfy any garlic lover’s cravings and curiosities during Garlic Fest!
For more things garlic, check out the tasty recipes and fast facts below! Full Release (PDF)
August 31, 2015
Longhorn Network to Debut New Show All-22
New preview show joins full slate of football programming
In anticipation of the Texas football season, Longhorn Network, ESPN’s 24-hour network devoted to the University of Texas, kicks off its 2015 football programming slate this week. The line-up is highlighted with the debut of All-22, a new weekly preview show, airing Thursdays at 8 p.m. CT. Hosted by Lowell Galindo, All-22 features analyst David Thomas breaking down game film to analyze how Texas stacks up against the next opponent.
Thomas will examine film from the same viewpoint as coaches in their game preparation, using the high camera angle that shows “All 22” players on the field. His expertise will give fans an inside look at the X’s and O’s that will help determine the offensive and defensive game plans. All-22 will air on Thursdays before Texas football games throughout the season.
The weekend slate of programming is highlighted with two new locations and sets for the network’s flagship pregame show Texas GameDay. Below is a full wrap-up of LHN’s extensive programming surrounding every aspect of UT football. Full Release (PDF)
August 26, 2015
New Set Revealed for Longhorn Network Pregame Show Texas GameDay
Texas GameDay, Longhorn Network’s college football pregame show, is set to air from two new locations this year. Beginning Saturday, Sept.12, the show is live at the corner of 23rd and Dedman (map) two-and-a-half hours before every home game. Positioned outside of Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium, Gate 25, the new set will be surrounded by UT fandom and provides a prime view as players and coaches make their entrance into the stadium during the “Texas Stampede”. For the last hour, the show transitions to a sideline set as the stands fill and the team warms up prior to kick off.
“The new location allows us to even further illuminate the experience of Texas football and directly engage with fans on game day,” said Tom McCollum, LHN coordinating producer. “We are still able to bring viewers into the stadium and provide a unique vantage point with the sideline flex-set, while also having more interaction with fans outside the gates prior to the game.”
The Texas GameDay set was previously located in the southeast corner end zone. Full Release (PDF)
August 19, 2015
Longhorn Network Hires Alex Loeb
Loeb joins the network after spending the past two years hosting a daytime sports show on The Horn 104.9 in Austin, Texas. Before that, Loeb spent four years as a commentator at ESPN, working on numerous shows and platforms. He brings an in-depth of knowledge of Texas sports and television experience.
“Alex has established credibility with the Texas fanbase and terrific skills as an in-depth interviewer,” said Tom McCollum, LHN coordinating producer. “He fits a unique skill set required to serve Longhorn Network viewers.” Full Release (PDF)
August 6, 2015
SC Featured has Story of Former Green Beret Trying to Make Seahawks
ESPN’s SC Featured will tell the inspiring story of Seattle Seahawks long snapper and former Green Beret Nate Boyer, also a former Texas Longhorn player, in a segment airing on the Sunday, Aug. 9, editions of ESPN SportsCenter.
A new NFL season is underway and hundreds of athletes are reporting to training camps – all chasing a dream of playing professional football. In Seattle, 34-year-old rookie Boyer is perhaps the longest of shots, having never played a snap of football until he walked on at Texas as a 29-year-old freshman five years ago. But Boyer, a native of Oak Ridge, Tenn., has spent his life making the impossible possible and has never faced a challenge he couldn’t conquer. Marty Smith reports for SC Featured.
The feature will debut in the 10 a.m. ET edition of SportsCenter and will re-air in other editions of the program throughout the day. Full Release (PDF)
July 22, 2015
CENTRAL MARKET CELEBRATES ITS 20TH HATCH CHILE FESTIVAL, AUG 5-18
Everyone’s all time favorite peppers are back at all locations.
Celebrate two decades of these roasted green gems as Central Market hosts its 20th Hatch Chile Festival! Learn about the history of roasting Hatch peppers — Central Market partners have more than 100 years of combined experience in roasting these delicately delicious peppers.
Indulge in the rich flavors of the unique chile that comes to Austin straight from New Mexico’s Hatch Valley. Hatch infused entrees, appetizers and even desserts satisfy your craving this August at Central Market! From Hatch Meatball Stuffed Poblano to Chicken with Hatch Tamale Cheddar Stuffing and even Creamy Hatch Lime Cheesecake, there’s something to satisfy every Hatch-y obsession! Full Release (PDF)
June 30, 2015
Celebrate Wine during Central Market’s “Wine Week”
Festival boasts array of exotic wine tastings and winemaker appearances, July 8-14
Celebrate the rich diversity of wine during Central Market’s “Wine Week”! Wine enthusiasts will taste a plethora of wines and meet over 20 visiting winemakers, including Dave Lattin from Kuleto, Brian Smith from Jolie Folle, Gabriella Garcia from Lamadrid and many more!
Experience the vineyards of Napa Valley or the regions of Italy with in-store tastings, pairing demonstrations and wine classes. Some featured wineries will include: Lafond Wines, Hahn Winery, Heavyweight Wines, Brunelli estates, and Jamieson Ranch Vineyards. Full Release (PDF)
June 16, 2015
St. David’s Foundation Provides Grants Totaling Nearly $27 Million for Health Care Needs
Local foundation invests record amount in grants to safety net clinics, mental health needs and dental care
Austin–St. David’s Foundation today announced grants totaling $26,840,492 that are being awarded to over 35 local nonprofit organizations who provide a variety of health care–related services in central Texas.
“With this precedent-setting amount, St. David’s is investing significant funds in addressing some of the most pressing health care needs in our community,” said Earl Maxwell, CEO of St. David’s Foundation.
In grants made each June, the Foundation provides funding to three of its six focus areas: Healthy People, Healthy Minds and Healthy Smiles. Healthy People is focused on funding for safety net clinics that provide a range of medical services to low income members of the community. Within this category alone, grants of over $12 million in funds to 21 different organizations are being made. Full Release (PDF)
June 1, 2015
Longhorn Network to Air Texas Football Home Opener Against Rice
Longhorn Network, ESPN’s 24-hour network devoted to The University of Texas, will air UT football’s 2015 home opener against Rice University on Saturday, Sept.12 at 7 p.m. CT. LHN’s Kevin Dunn and Keith Moreland will call the game, with sideline reporting by
LHN’s coverage of the Rice game will begin with a two-hour Texas GameDay anchored
by Lowell Galindo, along with analysts Ricky Williams, Vince Young and David Thomas.
A one-hour telecast of Texas GameDay Final Powered by Chevy Silverado will air
following the game. Full Release (PDF)
May 28, 2015
Central Market Presents “Beers Across America”
Tap into summer at Central Market’s popular Beer Fest! Enthusiasts will sample a wide array of local and national craft beers, and get the opportunity to meet over 40 brewmasters and brewery owners with more than 20 hailing from Texas!
Brew up some Father’s Day fun at Beers Across America with plenty of ideas for celebrating Dad’s big day with all his favorite beers. Full Release (PDF)
May 27, 2015
EAST TEXAS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE BREAKS GROUND ON NEW HYDROELECTRIC PLANT
In a celebration staged at Trinity River Authority of Texas facilities near the dam, 150 guests enjoyed a noon barbecue lunch catered by local favorite B-Rey’s BBQ before the program began at 1:30 p.m. Featured speakers included Congressman Brian Babin, R-Woodville, who represents the Lake Livingston area in the U.S. Congress. Full Release (PDF)
May 6, 2015
Tidal Wave of Fresh Seafood Washing Ashore at Central Market!
Central Market’s first ever Colossal Catch Seafood Event is showing off unparalleled selections of fresh seafood for landlubbers all across Austin. Why grill a burger when glorious seafood is available? Visitors can learn how to grill this summer’s finest catch at CM’s seafood celebration. Full Release (PDF)
April 17, 2015
Straight From The Greek Isles, Greek Cuisine, Culture Lands on Texas Shores Central
“Central Market Presents Passport Greece” brings to life a country whose food and culture inspire infinite curiosity and imagination. From marinated fresh octopus to rich, flaky baklava, Central Market will debut an array of traditional foods and chef prepared items during Passport Greece, including Spanakopita, Souvlaki, Moussaka and Tzatziki. Exclusive Greek products will also include Dear Crete Cookies, Geodi Jam, Halkidiki Olives and Ladolea Olive Oil, among many others. Full Release (PDF)
March 30, 2015
UT and Hollywood Stars Featured at Toast of the Town Richard Linklater, Charlie Strong, H.W. Brands and Mark Updegrove to name a few
AUSTIN, TX – St. David’s Foundation’s Toast of the Town brings
Hollywood excitement to Austin with a unique lineup of high profile
directors, actors, and screenwriters for this year’s series of events that
raise scholarship funds for area students who are pursuing health care
careers. Full Release (PDF)
March 23, 2015
Plates Will Be Broken!
Central Market hosts Passport Greece in 2015
Major changes are taking place in Greece, but the country’s ancient culture and revered traditions are still being celebrated there and around the world. Greece is among the top tourist destinations in the world, drawing over 17 million travelers each year. A place where gods and giants once mythically roamed, it is a country that inspires much curiosity and interest. Full Release (PDF)
March 18, 2015
Longhorn Network to Air 88th Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays
Coverage of 2015 Texas Relays Begins March 25
Longhorn Network (LHN), the 24-hour channel devoted to The University of Texas, will air the 2015 Nike Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays for the fourth year beginning Wednesday, March 25 at 6pm CT. Texas Track and Field will host top athletes from across the state of Texas, the nation and the world. During the four-day meet, LHN will air a total of 15 hours of Texas Relays coverage. Full Release (PDF)
March 17, 2015
Texas Football Pro Day and First UT Spring Football Practice to Air on Longhorn Network
Longhorn Network will air exclusive coverage of UT’s 2015 Pro Day beginning at 10 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. CT on March 24. LHN will be on site at the indoor practice facility as draft-eligible former Longhorn football players perform a variety of workouts for visiting NFL scouts. Notable participants include, defensive tackle Malcom Brown, cornerback Quandre Diggs, linebacker Jordan Hicks, defensive end Cedric Reed, running back Malcolm Brown and wide receivers Jaxon Shipley and John Harris. Full Release (PDF)
February 27, 2015
Central Market Brings Home the Bacon with “Bacon Fest”
Festival features everything edible made better with bacon March 4-17
Calling all bacon lovers! For two weeks Central Market will celebrate the glories of
bacon during the first ever Bacon Fest. During this inaugural festival, learn to take bacon beyond the breakfast table and incorporate it into daily meals in simple yet delicious ways. Expert bacon makers will be on-hand to share innovative and entertaining ways to enjoy the iconic meat, with plenty of opportunities to sample and experience. Full Release (PDF)
February 4, 2015
Longhorn Network Notes & Quotes from National Signing Day
Longhorn Network, the ESPN television network devoted to the University of Texas, aired six hours of comprehensive
National Signing Day coverage beginning at 9 a.m. that included Head Coach Charlie Strong’s press conference and will culminate later today with a Longhorn Extra Signing Day Special recap. The day’s news was discussed by host Lowell Galindo and Kevin Dunn, alongside analysts Ricky Williams, Ahmad Brooks, David Thomas and reporters Jane Slater and Max Olson. Full Release (PDF)
February 2, 2015
BREW YOUR HEART OUT THIS VALENTINE’S DAY AT NXNW
North by Northwest sets the mood with Valentine’s celebration
Chef George Powell has created a beautiful and romantic four-course menu to share with your loved one(s) this Valentine’s Day at North by Northwest Restaurant and Brewery. Dinner service will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14 and costs $49 per person. Full Release
January 27, 2015
Central Market Hosts “A Chocolate Affair”
Festival brings world’s finest chocolate infused sweets, desserts from February 4-17
What began as a treat exclusively for the aristocracy in the 16th century is now one of the most celebrated delicacies in the world. For two weeks at all Central Market locations, world-renowned chocolatiers and chocolate aficionados will engage in “A Chocolate Affair” to celebrate all things chocolate. Full Release (PDF)
January 26, 2015
Longhorn Network Set to Air 28 Baseball Games and Every Texas Softball Home Game
First to bat: UT Alumni Game Jan. 31
Longhorn Network (LHN), ESPN’s 24-hour University of Texas network, is the exclusive home of every Texas softball home game and every baseball home game – with the exception of one – this season. The more than 60 matchups are highlighted by 33 softball and 28 baseball games. Full Release (PDF)
January 8, 2015
FIND YOUR FRESH AT CENTRAL MARKET!
First annual festival brings delicious fresh recipes, foods from January 7-20
Central Market’s first annual Find Your Fresh festival celebrates healthy eating with a unique array of storewide food samplings and recipe demonstrations to illustrate tasty and enjoyable ways to add healthy ingredients into daily meals. Full Release (PDF)
January 5, 2015
Austin Steamers, from “Boyhood” To perform live at Central Market
WHO: Formed in December 2011, the Austin Steamers band features
Sean Tracey on guitar and harmonica, Ben Hodges on mandolin, Joe Sundell on banjo, Daniel Zeh on upright bass, and everyone on vocals. The Steamers appeared in Austin filmmaker Richard Linklater’s award
winning 2014 film “Boyhood.”
WHAT: The Austin Steamers will perform live as part of Central Market’s
January music lineup. The Steamers perform a variety of original and
traditional material in the styles of bluegrass, country, blues, folk and swing. Full Release (PDF)
December 18, 2014
BEVO is “Home for the Holidays” on Longhorn Network
Five-hours Commercial Free on Christmas Day with the Texas Mascot at his Ranch
On Thursday, Dec. 25, Longhorn Network, ESPN’s 24-hour television channel devoted to the University of Texas, invites viewers to spend the holiday with the most famous Texas longhorn, BEVO. The special, BEVO Home for the Holidays, will provide the first-ever BEVO cam. From 7 a.m. to noon CT fans can watch the longhorn roam his natural habitat. Full Release (PDF)
December 23, 2014
Longhorn Network Offers Alternate View for Bowl Game
2014 AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl Alternative View: Longhorn Legends Living Room
On Monday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. CT Longhorn Network will provide an alternate viewing option for the 2014 AdvoCare V100
Texas Bowl: Texas vs. Arkansas game airing on ESPN. LHN will air 2014 AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl Alternate View: Longhorn Legends Living Room live from its Austin studio for a UT fan-centric audience. The special will feature Longhorn legends David Thomas and Tony Brackens and Texas GameDay analysts Ahmad Brooks, Ricky Williams and Vince
Young. Full Release (PDF)
December 17, 2014
Foundation Grants to Address Needs of Older Adults
Austin’s elder population among fastest growing in the country
Austin has gained a reputation as a youthful, vibrant and creative community that is among the fastest growing in the country. But recent data reveal that Austin is also among the top communities for growth in the aging population. Full Release (PDF)
DECEMBER 12, 2014
St. David’s Foundation Announces Largest Single Grant
Grant will allow People’s Community Clinic, To double patient capacity
Austin—St. David’s Foundation announced today a $10 million grant to People’s Community Clinic (PCC) to fund expansion and relocation to a new headquarters clinic facility in northeast Austin. A building previously acquired will be completely refurbished into clinic and office space for the 44-year-old organization that provides healthcare services for low income Austinites. Full Release (PDF)
November 24, 2014
EAST TEXAS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE (ETEC) AND NORTHEAST TEXAS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE (NTEC) ANNOUNCE RENEWABLE WIND ENERGY PURCHASE AGREEMENTS TOTALING 101.2 MW
Nacogdoches, TX–November 24, 2014 – East Texas Electric Cooperative and Northeast Texas Electric Cooperative have joined forces to bring 101.2 MW of renewable wind energy into the mix for their member-owned cooperatives in east Texas. The two Texas electric cooperatives have signed Renewable Energy Purchase Agreements (REPAs) for wind generation from Apex Clean Energy subsidiary Grant Wind, LLC. This project will produce about 150 MW of electricity, enough to help power over 56,000 ETEC and NTEC homes. The project is expected to come online in 2015. Full Release (PDF)
November 24, 2014
ETEC ISSUES COMMENTS ON EPA’S PROPOSED CARBON PLAN RULEMAKING
NACOGDOCHES- East Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ETEC) has today filed comments to the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Clean Power Plan” (Proposed Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources). ETEC filed comments on behalf of itself, its three member generation and transmission cooperatives (G&Ts)—Northeast Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc. (NTEC), Sam Rayburn G&T Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SRG&T) and Tex-La Electric Cooperative of Texas, Inc. (Tex-La), and the ten (10) distribution members of these G&T cooperatives. Full Release (PDF)
November 20, 2014
CREATE HOLIDAY FAVORITES AT CENTRAL MARKET’S COOKING SCHOOL
From Traditional foods to international goodies learn to make the season’s best dishes
Make the holidays scrumptious this December with a variety of class offerings at Central Market’s Cooking School. Learn everything from the traditional preparation of tamales to the creation of an almost meatless feast. The classes are designed to suit even the most adventurous with some classes reserved especially for the little ones to enjoy!
Reserve a seat while there’s still space and make this season your most savory yet. Full Release (PDF)
November 18, 2014
DECORATE A GINGERBREAD HOUSE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON AT CENTRAL MARKET
Authentic Swiss Lebkuchen Gingerbread Houses Offer Festive Family Fun
This holiday season bundle up the kids and bring the family down to Central Market’s Cooking School to decorate your very own authentic Swedish gingerbread house. From royal icing to mounds of candy, Central Market will provide everything you need to take home a decadent work of art that is both tasty and festive.
Each registration reserves a spot for one adult and one child. Reserve your seat now while there is still space and build a miniature winter wonderland. Full Release (PDF)
October 6, 2014
LONGHORN NETWORK TO AIR UT SOCCER MATCH IN NCAA TOURNAMENT ENTRY
Longhorn Network will televise the Texas women’s soccer team’s appearance in the 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship on Friday, Nov 14, at 5 p.m. CT. The first round game against Rice will be played on the UT campus and be available live on LHN and WatchESPN.
LHN has aired other NCAA early round match-ups featuring UT sports including softball, baseball, and volleyball. This will mark the first time for soccer. Full Release (PDF)
October 6, 2014
LONGHORN NETWORK TO TELEVISE 24 UT BASKETBALL GAMES DURING 2014-15 SEASON
Coverage of 10 men’s games and 14 women’s games begins Nov. 9
Longhorn Network, ESPN’s 24-hour network devoted to The University of Texas, will air 10 Texas men’s basketball games and 14 women’s games during the 2014-15 basketball season. Seven of the women’s games and three of the men’s games set to air on LHN will feature a Big 12 opponent.
The first game on the network will feature Oklahoma City University and the UT Women’s team at 2 p.m. CT on Sunday, Nov. 9, in an exhibition game from the Frank Erwin Center. Five days later, LHN will televise the season opener for the men’s team against North Dakota State, as part of the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project. Full Release (PDF)
August 27, 2014
TIME WARNER CABLE AND LONGHORN NETWORK KICK OFF COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON WITH THE ULTIMATE TAILGATE PARTY
ESPN’s Longhorn Network and Time Warner Cable (TWC) are kicking off the 2014-2015 college football season with an ultimate tailgate party for 500 invited TWC customers and special guests. This exclusive event will feature a “Chalk Talk” session hosted by Longhorn Network analyst and former UT football player Ahmad Brooks and will include a Q & A session with former UT quarterback Vince Young.
It wouldn’t be a tailgate without games, good food and music and guests will be treated to several food trucks and entertainment, including a special performance of The Eyes of Texas by the Longhorn Alumni Band. Full Release (PDF)
August 25, 2014
CENTRAL MARKET’S 20th ANNIVERSARY COOKBOOK HITS SHELVES SEPT. 10
181 pages ‘Celebrating Food, Celebrating Life, Celebrating People’
H-E-B opened the first Central Market in Austin in 1994, and the unique food emporium quickly gained popularity as a destination for everyone from novice food aficionados to expert culinary veterans. Twenty years later, Central Market continues to feed the collective culinary curiosity and to foster the community’s passion for food in all its glory.
As part of its 20th anniversary festivities, Central Market has released a
180-page cookbook filled cover-to-cover with 121 recipes from celebrity
chefs, the most dedicated Central Market shoppers, and Central Market
store partners. Full Release (PDF)
August 19, 2014
LONGHORN NETWORK TO AIR EVERY NO.2 TEXAS VOLLEYBALL HOME MATCH
Get ready for the return of Texas Volleyball to Longhorn Network, ESPN’s 24-hour network devoted to the University of Texas. Coverage of the team ranked second in the nation begins Saturday, Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. CT with the Orange and White Scrimmage at Gregory Gym, followed by the home opener Friday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. against Arizona.
The network will televise all home matches, including matchups against Big 12 opponents Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas and Oklahoma. Between conference matches, Texas will play two exhibition games against Zhejiang, 2014 Chinese Volleyball League Champions, Oct. 27-28 at 7 p.m. airing live on LHN from Gregory Gymnasium. Full Release (PDF)
August 18, 2014
CENTRAL MARKET ANNOUNCES 20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Yeah, we can’t believe it’s been that long, either!
Founded in 1994 by H-E-B, Central Market, dubbed “an amusement park for food lovers,” quickly gained popularity as a destination for everyone from novice food aficionados to expert culinary veterans. Over the past 20 years, the store has grown to serve major cities across Texas—San Antonio, Houston, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, in addition to Austin. Full Release (PDF)
August 13, 2014
LONGHORN NETWORK TO AIR 10 TEXAS SOCCER GAMES DURING 2014 SEASON
The 2014 soccer season is here, and Longhorn Network, ESPN’s 24-hour network devoted to The University of Texas, will air all UT home games exclusively from Mike A. Myers Stadium and Soccer Field. Coverage begins Friday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. CT, with a preseason exhibition game against Incarnate Word.
The regular season opener will be played Friday, Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m. against Arkansas. Other highlights include a matchup with defending national champion UCLA on Friday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m., and Big 12 opponents Texas Tech, West Virginia, Kansas and Oklahoma State. LHN’s NCAA soccer coverage will also include two Stephen F. Austin games, as they take on Nevada on Aug. 29 at 4:30 p.m. and Arkansas on Aug. 31 at 11 a.m., both at Mike A. Myers Stadium and Soccer Field. Full Release (PDF)
August 4, 2014
‘GREATEST OF ALL TIME’ HATCH CHILE FEST COMING TO CENTRAL MARKET
19th annual festival to be held Aug. 6-19 in all locations
The festival is a celebration of the seasonal, world-famous peppers from Hatch, New Mexico that are harvested only a few weeks out of the year and considered by foodies to be a rare culinary treat. Central Market will be receiving 125-plus tons of the peppers beginning in early August.
Rated at 1,000 – 2,500 Scoville heat units, the pepper is not particularly spicy (the jalapeño pepper is rated at 5,000), however, it packs a punch with flavor. Hatch chiles are also vitamin-rich, low in calories, fat, sodium and cholesterol, making them a healthy addition to any diet. Full Release (PDF)
July 17, 2014
ST. DAVID’S FOUNDATION GRANTS $8.9 MILLION TO FUND MENTAL HEALTH CENTER
Center to provide psychiatric crisis care in Travis County
St. David’s Foundation announced today that it has approved $8.9 million to develop an innovative mental health center in Austin. To be directed by Austin Travis County Integral Care, the center will provide a community-based, short-term psychiatric treatment option for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. The center will be built on land provided by Central Health at the intersection of Montopolis Drive and Ben White Blvd. at 2901 Montopolis Drive, in southeast Austin.
“The Foundation is pleased to support a strong, sustainable, community solution to a long-standing community problem,” said Earl Maxwell, CEO of the Foundation. “Through the center’s crisis services, we hope to better serve Austin residents who struggle with mental illness.” Full Release (PDF)
July 8, 2014
STOP AND SMELL THE ROSÉS AT CENTRAL MARKET’S WINE WEEK
Week to feature wine dinners, in-store tastings and more than 20 winemakers
Central Market’s Wine Week will be held July 9-15 in all Central Market locations for people who are really into wine. Wine devotees will discover a wide range of wines, find fresh new favorites and meet winemakers who will be sharing their wine expertise and insights.
The week will feature more than 20 winemakers, as well as wine dinners from high-profile sommeliers, including winemaker and former Texas resident Adam Lee from Siduri & Novy Family Wines, and Héctor Durigutti from Lamadrid Winery: Food & Wine in Argentina – and more! Full Release (PDF)
July 1, 2014
CENTRAL MARKET LAUNCHES 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WITH UNIQUE FOOD-CENTRIC TRAVEL CONTEST
A lucky contestant will win a food lover’s dream vacation
As part of its upcoming 20th anniversary celebration, Central Market is launching an exciting and intriguing customer contest. One lucky contestant will win a culinary adventure to taste and toast their way through Florence, Italy and Paris, France.
The 8-day/7-night trip will include everything from wine tasting in Tuscany to dining on a river cruise in Paris. From pizza and gelato making to Champagne tasting, this trip will appeal to aspiring and experienced foodies alike. Also included are excursions, guided tours and meals, plus a $500 Visa® gift card. As a special incentive, $25 H-E-B gift cards will be awarded to the first 25 qualifying submissions to the contest. Full Release (PDF)
June 30, 2014
ST. DAVID’S FOUNDATION GRANTS $16.6 MILLION TO NONPROFITS PROVIDING PRIMARY CARE, MENTAL HEALTH CARE, AND DENTAL CARE
Grant total is single largest amount the Foundation has distributed to date
AUSTIN — St. David’s Foundation announced today that it has approved $16.6 million in grants to benefit almost 30 local organizations that provide critical health care services to Central Texans. This is the first round of biannual grants for 2014 to be distributed by the Foundation, the second of which will take place in December.
“We are pleased to note that Foundation grants announced today will go largely to clinics that are on the front lines of health care delivery for the underserved in our community, including primary care, mental health care, and for dental care,” said Earl Maxwell, CEO of the Foundation. Full Release (PDF)
June 10, 2014
UNIQUE CENTRAL MARKET CLASS OFFERED DURING BEER FEST
Central Market’s June 12 Deschutes Brewery hands-on cooking class is booked up, but for the first time, additional guests can join near the end of the class for the food and beer tasting component! At a cost of $20 per guest, this is a terrific way to learn about, and taste, beer and food pairings from a celebrated practitioner!
The tasting menu will be served in courses with each course complemented by a different Deschutes beer. Diners will enjoy hearing discussion of techniques used and how the results were achieved. And, diners will learn the ins-and-outs of pairing distinctive beers with an array of unique dishes, discovering how the right pairing of brew and bite can unlock the best of both. Full Release (PDF)
June 6, 2014
NORTH BY NORTHWEST RESTAURANT AND BREWERY TO FEATURE FATHER’S DAY SPECIALS
North by Northwest Restaurant and Brewery will celebrate Father’s Day with some old favorites and new specials! The restaurant will serve its Brewer’s Brunch, which features an array of delicious breakfast favorites with a NXNW twist including omelets, French toast, migas, brunch pizza and more. Full Release (PDF)
May 28, 2014
BROWSE NEW BREWS IN JUNE WITH CENTRAL MARKET’S BEER FEST
Festival to feature brewmaster appearances, beer tastings and beer/culinary education
Central Market’s beer festival will be held June 11-24 in all Central Market locations for people who are really into beer. Festival goers will find a wide range of beers, discover unique brews from across the state and around the world, meet brewmasters who are expanding and redefining the craft and learn about foods to pair with brews of every kind.
The festival will feature daily demonstrations and tastings with some of the best brewmasters, including Todd Usry from Breckenridge Brews, Mary Wiles from Brooklyn Brewery, Nate Seale from Austin’s own 512 Brewing Company, Clayton LeBlanc of Ballast Point Brewing and more! Full Release (PDF)
May 27, 2014
LONGHORN NETWORK AVAILABLE ON DISH NATIONWIDE MAY 28
Two Texas football specials set to debut May 28 and May 29
Longhorn Network, ESPN’s 24-hour network devoted to The University of Texas, will be available to DISH customers on channel 407 in the America’s Top 120+ and higher packages nationwide beginning Wednesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. DISH subscribers will see a marathon of award-winning Longhorn Network programming May 28 and 29 that includes the debut of two Texas football specials, the best of LHN’s exclusive All Access series, games and features, plus live daily news and information shows. LHN will also carry live coverage of each Texas baseball game from the NCAA Baseball Regional Round, beginning Friday, May 30 at 3 p.m. CT with Texas A&M vs. Texas. Full Release (PDF)
KICK OFF A SIZZLIN’ SUMMER WITH COOKING CLASSES AT CENTRAL MARKET
June classes include seafood, brunch and Beat Divas’ 10th anniversary
Start your summer off with food, spirits and fun this June at Central Market’s Cooking School. Learn from Central Market foodies, chefs and culinary professionals from around the world. Full Release (PDF)
CENTRAL MARKET’S COOKING CAMPS SPICE UP SUMMER FOR AUSTIN KIDS
Fun, educational camps to be held this summer for kids ages 5-13
Central Market is holding a series of summer cooking camps for kids who are really into food. The camps, appropriate for ages 5-13, will turn campers into future chefs by focusing on taste, skills and teamwork in three sessions: Cooking Basics, World of Flavors and Restaurant Week. Full Release (PDF)
April 2, 2014
CENTRAL MARKET ANNOUNCES 2014 PASSPORT CELEBRATION
Specialty grocery retailer to host two-week celebration of all things Italian, April 30-May 13
From fresh-made pastas to hand-stretched mozzarella, Central Market will create a genuine Italian experience during the two-week event. Full Release (PDF)
GRANT PARTNERS RECEIVE $875,000 IN AMPLIFY AUSTIN MATCH FUNDS
St. David’s Foundation to present funds at special awards luncheon
AUSTIN— In support of this year’s Amplify Austin effort, St. David’s Foundation is announcing grants totaling $875,000 to more than 40 health care related nonprofits and agencies. Amplify Austin’s 2014 fundraising efforts were a huge success, with a goal of raising $4 million in donations to Austin nonprofits in 24 hours. The people of Austin rose to the occasion, donating a record $5.7 million, more than doubling last year’s total. For the 2014 Amplify Austin campaign, St. David’s Foundation pledged to match $.50 on the dollar up to $150,000 raised by each of their grant partner organizations. Full Release (PDF)
March 31, 2014
FIRST EVER CIVIL RIGHTS SUMMIT TO AIR ON LONGHORN NETWORK
Highlights Include Remarks by Four Current and Former United States Presidents April 8-10
Beginning at 12:30 CT on Tuesday, April 8, Longhorn Network (LHN), the 24-hour channel devoted to the University of Texas, will be on-site at the LBJ Presidential Library to televise the first ever Civil Rights Summit. Taking place April 8-10, the summit commemorates the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Full Release (PDF)
March 25, 2014
TEXAS FOOTBALL PRO DAY AND SPRING FOOTBALL GAME TO AIR ON LONGHORN NETWORK
Live Coverage from 2014 Pro Day and Orange-White Spring Game on Longhorn Network
Beginning at 3 p.m. CT on Wednesday, March 26, Longhorn Network will be on site from the Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletic Center weight room and the indoor practice facility to cover UT’s Pro Day. Draft-eligible Longhorn football players will perform a variety of workouts for two hours to impress visiting NFL scouts. Defensive End Jackson Jeffcoat and Wide Receiver Mike Davis are among several Longhorns vying for a spot on an NFL roster. Former pros and Longhorns Ricky Williams and David Thomas will join anchor Lowell Galindo and reporter Kaylee Hartung on LHN’s coverage of Pro Day 2014. Full Release (PDF)
March 24, 2014
STAR STUDDED SOIREES UNVEILED FOR 30th SEASON OF TOAST OF THE TOWN
Proceeds support St. David’s Neal Kocurek Scholarship Fund
AUSTIN, TX –Watch out, a red carpet is rolling out all over Austin this spring! St. David’s Foundation’s Toast of the Town is featuring major star power this year, and all for a good cause. Toast of the Town 2014, a series of highly sought after events beginning April 11 and ending May 18, will raise funds for scholarships for Central Texas students pursuing healthcare careers. Full Release (PDF)
February 24, 2014
WEAR GREEN AND CELEBRATE ALL THINGS IRISH AT NXNW’S ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION
Festivities include Irish brews, cuisine, and music
This St. Patrick’s Day wear your best green and head to North by Northwest for authentic Irish fare and brews, and live Irish music. Full Release (PDF)
January 30, 2014
60 TEXAS BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL GAMES SET TO AIR ON LONGHORN NETWORK
Coverage begins Saturday, Feb. 1, at noon CT, with the annual baseball Alumni Game at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Participating alumni include Huston Street, Brandon Workman, Drew Stubbs, and others from the illustrious Lifetime Longhorn ranks. LHN’s Kevin Dunn will call the telecast, joined by Keith Moreland and Greg Swindell as analysts. UT will open its regular season with a four game series at California, followed by their first home game of the 2014 season on Tuesday, Feb. 18, against Texas A&M Corpus Christi at 6 p.m. CT. Full Release (PDF)
November 8, 2013
EAST TEXAS, NORTHEAST TEXAS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES’ REPRESENTATIVES PROVIDED TESTIMONY AT EPA “LISTENING SESSION” NOVEMBER 7 IN DALLAS
Nacogdoches— East Texas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. General Manager Edd Hargett, Wood County Electric Cooperative General Manager Debbie Robinson and Frankie King, President of Upshur Rural Electric Corporation and Northeast Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc., attended and testified at the EPA “Listening Session” in Dallas, Texas on November 7th. The EPA was seeking input and ideas from the public and stakeholders on Clean Air Act approaches to reducing carbon pollution from existing power plants. Full Release (PDF)
September 23, 2013
SENIORS TO PLANT GARDEN IN EAST AUSTIN
Kick off event to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 1
St. David’s Foundation’s Health’s Angels service group will host a kick off party on Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon to unveil a senior garden, located in East Austin at Oswaldo A.B. Cantu/Pan-American Recreation Center. Full Release (PDF)