Best of Austin More 2007 Critics Services Best Apple Computer Repair: Shane Utley and the Crew at MacTronics Best Free Thermal Massage: Migun of Austin Best Instant Gratification Massage: Massage Harmony Most Glamorous Event Planner: Suzanne Court Best Relocated Duck-Billed Hairdresser: Kelly Behrends, Platypus Hair Salon Best Way to Keep on Rollin': Leal's Tire Shop Best A-List-iest PR Firm: Blanton Public Relations Best (Nontoxic) Hand Job: All This by Hand Best Immensely Talented Stylist in a Minuscule Salon: Robyn Zepeda, Good to Go Studio Best Rescue of a Grooming Tradition: Avenue Barber Shop Most Exacting House Painter: Eve Pettyjohn, Steadyhand Painting Best Wall-to-Wallers: Carpet Stop Best Realtor for People Who Are Afraid of Realtors: Lisa Muñoz, Hindsite 20/20 Real Estate

2007 › Critics › Services

Best Flood Rescuers: TIE: Austin Fire Department, Texas Parks & Wildlife Game Wardens

Forget the names: The Austin Fire Department isn’t just there for fires, and the game wardens don’t just count squirrels. During this year’s unprecedented summer floods, both of these services rescued swimmers, boaters, and even unlucky hikers around Austin from the torrents. It came with a tragic cost, with the loss of Texas Game Warden Teyran "Ty" Patterson during a rescue operation on the Paluxy River in May. Sadly, he was not the first but the fifth warden to die in flood waters since 1919. But when the waters rise, they are there to save the day.

Austin Fire Department
92 Red River

Austin Fire Department Headquarters
4201 Ed Bluestein, 512/974-0130,

Austin Fire Department Station #7
201 Chicon

Fire Station #11
1605 Kinney

South Austin Fire Station
1705 S. Congress, 512/442-6822

Fire Station #1
Fifth & Trinity, 512/974-4100

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Rd., 512/389-4800

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