Name: Puddles 
Sex: Spayed Female 
Breed: Domestic Short Hair Mix
Age: 6 Year Old
Animal ID: A637539
Location: In Foster

Puddles has been with Austin Animal Center and now in foster over 380 days! Now over the year mark this girl is most certainly ready for a permanent loving home! She enjoys chasing toys and lounging on the cat furniture.  She chirps at the birds out the window and is not bothered by a busy household as long as she has her privacy too!  She’s relaxed, playful and affectionate. If you are interested in Puddles please contact her foster mom at:

Please keep in mind that pets in our foster program are not on a first come, first served basis. The foster parent(s) may take several applications and meet with different applicants before they decide which would be the best fit for that particular animal.

If this not the pet for you, check out one of our previous Pet of the Week’s.

Also, check out this Free Pet Services for the citizens of Austin and Travis County.

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Are you ready to spend the next six days playing taste-tester for over 60 local trailer eateries?

Once you have your badge, it’s time to let the tasting tour begin! The tour covers the South First Trailers, the Eastside, rogue roaming trailers, and everything in between.

I suggest starting early, and coming up with a game-plan, because 60 trucks is a lot to conquer. Most of them are offering free samplings, live music, free beer and other perks when you present your TXTW badge, just be sure to check the website for specific details.

At the end of the week you get to cast your vote on which trailer is your favorite and worthy of the $10,000 grand prize. Last year’s winner was one of my personal favorites, Hey You Gonna Eat or What!?

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Get to tasting folks!

Tasting Badge: $27 – $40

When: today, October 21st – October 26th

Austin, Texas

Austin does two things better than any other city in the world: tacos and coffee; but we could use some help on our traffic situation. That’s why Carma Carpooling invites you to join them for a Free Commuter Breakfast at Whole Foods Downtown.

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Tacos-n-Coffee: Free Commuter Breakfast

Wednesday, October 22

7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Whole Foods Downtown (6th / Lamar)



This free breakfast is part of  Mobility Week, October 20 – 24, a campaign  dedicated to getting people out of their “single-occupant vehicles” and into a carpool, bus, or other mode of transportation. Companies around town are getting involved, with groups like AMD, NetSpend, and Bazaarvoice pledging to get their employees to adopt new commute habits that reduce traffic and CO2 emissions. We love biking and the bus, but let’s be honest – sometimes you want to sit in some A/C and stick to your normal commute schedule. That’s where Carma fits in.

If you haven’t heard about Carma Carpooling yet, we really love what they are doing here in Austin, and we told you all about them here. Carma matches users with each other to share rides during their commute to-and-from work, which alleviates traffic and helps members save some extra cash. They’re the only program locally that gets your tolls reimbursed when you carpool on the 183A or Manor Expressway toll roads. Just watch this video and it explains the idea perfectly:

If you like free tacos & coffee, reducing traffic, making the air cleaner, and making some money driving to work, or saving money while getting to work, we invite you to join us and Carma Carpooling for their Free Commuter Breakfast on October 22 at Whole Foods Downtown.

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See ya there,


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Yesterday I went out for Soul Sunday at Icenhauer’s and had an absolute BLAST! The Nightowls are a band that does all that Motown stuff that you can’t help but move to and it’s just so fun.

Aside from doing that show on Sundays they’re also part of Motown Monday at The Highball. If you haven’t been out to the new Highball, this is an excellent excuse to come check out the new digs and hear great music. I am a huge fan of The Matchmaker Band as well so dancing around to both of them in one night has my name all over it!

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for next Sunday at Icenhauer’s. The Nightowls play from 4 – 7 pm.

When: Mondays

Time:       Matchmaker Band 9pm

The Nightowls 11:15 pm


The Highball
1120 South  Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78704

Photo Credit: The Nightowls Facebook Page

Today is the last day for the Pop Austin International Art Show. I went and checked it out on Friday and it was absolutely awesome.

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They have brought in unique contemporary art from all around the world. As a longtime Andy Warhol fan it was great to see some of his work in person. If you have any interest in art, than this should be on the top of your Sunday to-do list!


I had such a great time that I actually think I may stop back by there sometime today to get one last look at everything.

Admission: $30

When: today, October 19th

Time: 10am – 8 pm

Fair Market
1100 E. 5th Street
Austin, Texas 78702

Calling all Austin Celts, or those that just want to sing, dance, eat, and celebrate all night at an awesome festival!


Today will be a day full of Irish dance, Scottish games, history, and Celtic animals. This is an extremely family friendly event.

Admission: $15.00, kids 13 and under free

When: today, October 18th & tomorrow, October 19th

Time: noon – 7:30 p.m.

Fiesta Gardens
2101 Jesse E. Segovia Street
Austin, Texas 78702

Present Company presents Shakespeare In The Park, The Tempest. The play will be outside, under the Austin stars.

They’ll have snacks and cocktails available but you’re welcome to bring your own.  Also don’t forget to bring a blanket to sit on.

Present Company is promotion accessible and sustainable art. While the event is free a donation is recommended.

The show is appropriate for all ages.

Admission: donation based

When: today, October 17th & tomorrow, October 18th

Time: 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Rain Lily Farm
914 Shady Lane
Austin, Texas 78702



We all know that getting prime parking at Whole Foods is like winning the lottery, it’s some of the most coveted parking in Austin.

This video pretty much sums it up.

Anyways, the Andy Roddick Foundation is having their 9th Annual Charity Event tomorrow night and they’re taking it to another level with their auction items. In what is probably the most ‘Austin’ and awesome prize ever auctioned you could win:

  • A FRONT ROW RESERVED Whole Foods parking spot for a year.

I could go home and call it a night right there, but they decided to take it to the next level. And are also including:

  • A standing reservation for 4 at any Uchi/Uchiko Austin, Houston, Dallas! (THEY DON’T TAKE RESERVATIONS)
  • 2 ACL TAPING seats to the sold out, membership only, ACL TV- tapings plus a downtown parking space right next to Moody Theater
  • Larry McGuire will be your personal concierge – you will get his cell phone number and be able to call him for reservations at all of his restaurants: Perla’s, Jeffrey’s, Cark’s, Lambert’s, Josephine House, and Elizabeth Street.

Another really cool prize is the “foot in the door/internship” for a high school or college aged student. You know how parents always have to scramble and call everyone they know to see if someone knows someone who knows someone to help their kid or their neighbor’s kid get an internship or foot in the door?

Here is the list of companies that are giving things like two business class tickets to meet and have lunch with the FOUNDER of TOM’s Shoes (Blake Mycoskie — former Austin Resident), HOME AWAY a place to stay worth $1300 and interviews with their entire college recruitment team, DEEP EDDY internship, TESLA…a weekend in Napa with a model-s Tesla…meet the university recruiting team, MATCH.COM- internship… JCREW headquarters in NYC, Hollywood Life (like Us Weekly) internship in NYC, Kendra Scott – internship.

Props to The Andy Roddick Foundation for taking things to the next level.

For more information on the Andy Roddick Foundation visit:

October seems to have everyone in the fall mood. For some that means pumpkin carving while for others it means the ideal season for scary movies.


Jo’s is doing a special Thursday Night Fright Night every Thursday in October. They’ll be showing scary movies, have beer specials and free popcorn! What more could you ask for on a Thursday night? Do I have to mention the weather again, all this week you can get away with wearing a light jacket towards dusk, it’s the best!

Time: 7:30

Today, October 16th – You’re Next
October 23rd – The Beyond
October 30th – The Monster Squad

If you enjoy scary movies you’ll probably enjoy 22 Days of Halloween at The Drive-In.

Jo’s South Congress
1300 South Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78704


I’m too much of a scaredy cat for this stuff. It’s just not my scene, but this place, now in it’s 12th year is the best haunted house in Austin.


The Travel Channel and the Wall Street Journal all rave about it. The Travel Channel named it “one of America’s scariest Halloween attractions.” It has the classic haunted-house theme — dark, scary, creepy music, fog lights. What takes this to the next level is that the actors are phenomenal, dressed in elaborate costumes, and they go all out.

I would recommend going sooner rather than later. The crowds and lines get bigger as you get closer to Halloween.

When: now-Halloween

523 Highland Mall Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78752