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"...On Mother's Day proper, Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin will present a Free Concert called Rockin' the Cradle, Sun, May 14, 1-5pm, at Waterloo Park, 15th & Red River. While the local park will be chock-full of all those "bring the kids" type of event activities, like storytelling, face-painting, balloons, food, drink (other than milk, we think ...), etc., Shawn Colvin, Sara Hickman, Joe McDermott, and the Dawi Forte West African Dance & Drum Ensemble will perform in this celebration of the work of Austin's local bank of life..."
"...Capital Area Food Bank Distribution of needed food stuff for 18 CenTex counties. 8201 S..."
"...• Austin's homegrown Kerbey Lane Cafe (four locations, www.kerbeylanecafe.com) is accepting both cash and food donations for the Capital Area Food Bank. Donate two canned goods to earn a $1 discount off your check, with a $5 maximum, now through Dec..."
"...The individual category sports some new names this year as well as a few winners who have received honorable mentions in years past – we love it that those confirmed chile-heads keep coming back, year after year! Congratulations to you all. And the best news of all is that salsa-loving Austinites raised $14,269 and 29,413 pounds of nonperishable food items for our friends at the Capital Area Food Bank..."
"...HUNGER IS UNACCEPTABLE Wanna help keep Texans fed? All you gotta do is make a sign saying, "Hunger is unacceptable," and send it to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas folks (after uploading a picture of yourself with your sign to CAFB's Flickr site). On Sept..."
"...They also highlighted the value that benefits provide, such as funding apprenticeship programs and keeping uninsured workers out of the emergency room. But the district says that the new wage scale, which was developed subsequent to finalizing the budget for the $519.5 million bond package voters passed last fall, will break the bank..."
"...Mattie White, who had three children arrested in the raid, including Donnie Smith, has a different take on the local economy. "There's plenty of kids my children's age working in the bank and in the department stores," she said..."
"...It's precisely because the federal bank window is closing that, after a decade and a half of studies and hearings and campaigns and retreats, light rail is moving toward Austin with a mad, lurching rush. The Red/Green line was first formally proposed on Oct..."
"...Among northbound explorers, the tiny town of Walburg (population 142) has developed its own reputation as a weekend destination for fans of homestyle German food and open-air beer halls. Located in gently rolling hills about eight miles off Interstate 35 north of Georgetown, Walburg looks like any other microscopic Central Texas farming community -- a few houses, the mandatory mechanic shop, and a bank dating from the turn of the last century..."
"...Capital Area Food Bank..."
"...Over 10,000 people packed Fiesta Gardens to revel in hot weather, hotter salsas, and the coolest music River City has to offer, all washed down with ice cold beer. The party generated $14,054.06 in cash and our guests donated 9,768 pounds of food for our partners at the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, which translates to 8,140 meals for needy Central Texas families as kids start back to school...."
"...It's got to be store-bought and it's got to be nonperishable; beyond that, the choice is yours. The food bank gets the goods, the carrier gets the hernia, and you get another Victoria's Secret catalog..."
"...Despite the record heat, more than 15,000 people shared in this celebration of hot sauce, beer, music, and steely-eyed Texan endurance. The event collected 18,637 pounds of food, which translates into 14,909 meals for hungry Central Texans, and $17,024 for our partners at the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas...."
"...(Which is pretty remarkable in and of itself: Bilich lost a lot of friends on 9/11, including several from New York City Fire Department's Ten House, or Engine 10/Ladder 10, whose firehouse was within striking distance of the World Trade Center. His best friend, fireman Bobby Beddia of Engine 24, perished along with FDNY partner Joseph Graffagnino while battling the Deutsche Bank conflagration this past August..."
"... AISD announced the proposed closing of Webb Elementary School after three years of "unacceptable" Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills scores, a redesign at Johnston High School to avoid the same fate, and a proposed reorganization at Kealing Middle School in response to public criticism of the current school administration.Naked City The war over Wal-Mart building a 200,000-plus-square-foot supercenter at Northcross Mall went psyops this week. Many in the surrounding neighborhoods reported receiving phone-banked calls last weekend, asking them their opinions on Wal-Mart's plans for the underused mall..."
"...The split on costs would be 50-50. As Commissioner Karen Sonleitner put it, it's time to stop being "Bank Mom" and start asking developers to pay their share for a road system that is benefiting their projects and boosting the value of their raw land..."
"...You name OHAN as supporting the proposed AMD move, but the broad coalition of Austin Neighborhoods Council, Liveable City, SOS Alliance, Austin Sierra Club, Save Barton Creek Association, and Zilker NA that opposes the move is narrowed to SOSA and the anonymous "enviros." And no mention of the online petition and information bank at www.moveamd.com where more than 5,000 citizens have already joined in asking AMD to find a different site...."
"...If you've never had the opportunity to hear live mariachi done by a band that knows their stuff, then this is a very accessible venue to give it a try, while you scarf up the pleasing Mexican comida and quaff a few ice-cold Negra Modelos or margaritas. It won't break the bank, and you'll have a blast..."
"...Morales has been the subject of a criminal grand-jury probe for three years for his handling of the state tobacco settlement, making his anti-crime credentials less than impeccable. While the Perry camp says Morales is an expert on money laundering -- a topic on which he bashed Sanchez and his family bank during the primary -- Democratic stalwarts have other labels for their former star, like "sellout." (Or, to be precise, "vendido," to quote retiring state Sen..."
"...About three feet below the topsoil, the dark brown dirt has a black layer that was possibly an ancient campfire. Normally the lake would have backed up the creek to cover the muddy bank, but with the lake waters more than 37 feet below normal, the site was literally high and dry..."