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Pancake Breakfast for a good cause [Aug. 14th, 2010|08:38 am]
San Marcos Community Journal.

swissmom
We will be hosting our annual "Cant Stop the Serenity" event to benefit Equality Now on September 11th. To get the fund-raising spirit underway, the Browncoats will be providing some Grade A Foodstuffs for your enjoyment!

The Austin Browncoats support several local charities yearly, including SafePlace, Kids Need To Read, Emancipet, Equality Now and The Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center.

See you there and thank you!

Where: Grace Methodist Church (www.gracemethodistaustin.org) 205 E Monroe St, Austin, TX 78704
When: 8:30 AM - ???, August 21st
Cost: $6.00 (or $6.50 if paying via paypal)

To read more about the Austin Browncoats, feel free to visit our website:
www.austinbrowncoats.com

For more details on our special Can't Stop the Serenity event:
http://www.cantstoptheserenity.com/austin/

To get your tickets in advance, click here: http://www.austinbrowncoats.com/pancakes.php
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vet [Dec. 11th, 2009|03:33 pm]
San Marcos Community Journal.

certifiedbobcat
I'm new in town and was wondering the best vet in town to take my dog for shots and pills and stuff. Maybe I'm just asking who is the cheapest.
Any thoughts?
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Special Screening of Serenity, Dec. 6th at 12:30pm in Austin [Dec. 4th, 2009|01:21 pm]
San Marcos Community Journal.

swissmom
Special Screening of Serenity:

Come join us on Sunday, December 6th at 12:30pm at the Village Alamo
Drafthouse Theater for a special screening of Serenity.
All proceeds from this event will go to the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage
Center, which is
our beloved Shepherd Book's charity organization. More information
about the Center can be found at: http://www.wootencenter.org/
Tickets are $6.75 and they are available on the Alamo web-site:
http://www.originalalamo.com/default.aspx?l=3&d=12/6/2009
We hope to see you there!
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Reminder for the Lone Star Shindig Dec. 4th -6th [Nov. 24th, 2009|09:03 am]
San Marcos Community Journal.

swissmom
A Weekend at Southdown Abbey

Come visit Austin, Texas, December 4th-6th, 2009 as it is transformed
into Southdown Abbey on Persephone from the Firefly and Serenity
‘Verse.

Join us as we celebrate Shepherd Book’s journey before becoming a crew
member on Serenity. We’ll start with an Abbey Fashion Show, showcasing
Asian-inspired designs, while offering Sereniteas’ blended teas, as
well as homemade hors d’oeuvres. We’ll have a costume picnic on the
Abbey grounds and then a dance in the Fellowship Hall with music by
The Bedlam Bards and food made primarily from produce grown at the
Abbey! We’ll end this shiny shindig with Serenity on the Big Screen at
our local Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek.

The best part – all proceeds from this event will go to support The Al
Wooten Jr. Heritage Center of which Ron Glass, our Shepherd Book, is a
Board Member.

Want to spend a weekend at Southdown Abbey? Tickets are $25, get them now. Space is extremely limited for this event, so don’t miss out!

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit
www.lonestarshindig.com
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Lone Star Shindig Dec. 4th-6th [Nov. 8th, 2009|09:05 am]
San Marcos Community Journal.

swissmom

A Weekend at Southdown Abbey

Come visit Austin, Texas, December 4th-6th, 2009 as it is transformed
into Southdown Abbey on Persephone from the Firefly and Serenity
‘Verse.

Join us as we celebrate Shepherd Book’s journey before becoming a crew
member on Serenity. We’ll start with an Abbey Fashion Show, showcasing
Asian-inspired designs, while offering Sereniteas’ blended teas, as
well as homemade hors d’oeuvres. We’ll have a costume picnic on the
Abbey grounds and then a dance in the Fellowship Hall with music by
The Bedlam Bards and food made primarily from produce grown at the
Abbey! We’ll end this shiny shindig with Serenity on the Big Screen at
our local Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek.

The best part – all proceeds from this event will go to support The Al
Wooten Jr. Heritage Center of which Ron Glass, our Shepherd Book, is a
Board Member.

Want to spend a weekend at Southdown Abbey? Tickets are $25, get them now. Space is extremely limited for this event, so don’t miss out!

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit
www.lonestarshindig.com

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Outback Steakhouse, San Marcos, Texas [Mar. 12th, 2009|02:17 am]
San Marcos Community Journal.
beachless
This past weekend we got our tax refund in and went to 3 different places to eat. The first was Outback Steak House. We were seated fairly quickly even with a full waiting room when we walked up. Took a little while for our waiter to come to the table however and he was definitely the worst part of this dining experience. He acted nervous the whole time he was with us. Like he didn't know what to do with himself. By the end of the night my 10 year old had a name for him when he wasn't around - Ticking Travis. He clicked his pen a lot which was just plain annoying but when he didn't have a pen in his hand he was nervously fiddling with whatever was availible. It was highly distracting and most unpleasant. We did notice that after our meal was over, a pair of pretty college girls had just sat down near our table. Ticking Travis immediately took himself to their level, squatting down and one knee and visually seemed to relax. He did not do his very annoying ticking nervous habits in front of them. If he had been that way with us, the dinner would of been much more pleasant from the waiter relation stand point. He was a compitent waiter, but didn't do anything that made himself stand out as a great waiter and the nervous clicking habits were definitely a drawback.

Now on to the food. They had a cream onion soup that night. Having had cream onion soups before and having enjoyed them, I ordered the one at Outback. It disappointed big time. It was very greasy and peppery. It tasted more like the gravy from biscuits and gravy with a HINT of onion rather than an onion soup. The onion really played a minor role in this dish. It was so greasy it made me feel like it was more an oil change for my mouth rather than a soup to tickle the pallette. It's texture fell flat as well, it wasn't nearly as smooth as it could be. I had 3 maybe 4 bites before pushing it aside with no intention of eating another bite.

I ordered the shrimp and tenderloin meal for my main meal with a baked potatoe with sour cream only. The baked potatoe was perfect. Danity with enough sour cream for the whole potatoe, but not so much it was swimming in it. The tenderloin was ordered rare and came out cold. Not warm at all. So that was a little disappointing that it wasn't hot. However! It was like butter. Just melted in my mouth. A very good cut of meat, delicious, cooked perfectly, just the wrong temperature. And I'd rather it be a cold rare than a warm medium any day and warm rares are not the easiest steaks to make. The stuffed shrimp - what wasn't wrong with this dish? The shrimps were over cooked, hard and chewy. The stuffing was again way too greasy and would of overwhelmed the dish if it weren't for the fact that there was something in the stuffing that was incredibly sharp. Not hot spicey mind you, but sharp - much like a good sharp cheddar. It was a bit too sharp though. I could only eat one bite of stuffing before having to nibble on something else.


Using a 4 star scale I give thisOutback Steak House the following:

Quality of Service **
Quality of Food **.5
(Soup *, Baked Potatoe ****, Tenderloin ***, Shrimp **)
Accuracy of Description of Food ***.5
Overall Cleanliness****
Overall Atmosphere***
Friendliness of Staff**

Overall rating I would give it **.8 (2.8) Stars.

Would I recommend this resteraunt? Well if you are in the outlet malls and want a good nonfast food meal - yes. I would not recommend making a night surrounding the dining experience to be had here.

Cost of Dinner for a family of three: $48.74 Tip$7.32 (15%) Standard tip - Did not earn a penny more.
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A place to get my camera lens fixed [Jul. 6th, 2008|01:46 am]
San Marcos Community Journal.

aberbitch
Does anyone know of a place in SM that I could get my camera lens fixed? Its just a regular ole digital camera but I love it and I'm hoping to get it fixed rather than buy a new one.  The mechanism that moves the lens in and out is broken. I know of Precision in Austin but I was hoping to find something closer.  
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Austin's Can't Stop The Serenity Merchandise On Sale! [May. 20th, 2008|08:54 am]
San Marcos Community Journal.

haldira
What is Can't Stop The Serenity (CSTS), www.cantstoptheserenity.com?

CSTS is a global series of screenings of the film 'Serenity,' held to raise money and awareness for Equality Now, an international women's rights advocacy group. Can't Stop The Serenity events are held on (or around) June 23, which is writer / director Joss Whedon's birthday, through the ‘Serenity’ Release Anniversary, September 30.

How can you help?

T-Shirts, Posters, Big Damn Bags for Pre-Sale Now. Sponsorships available, as well.

With artwork from Adam Levermore-Rich, you know you’ll want to own these amazing pieces of ‘Verse memorabilia. We are offering women’s and junior’s sized t-shirts in addition to the standard men’s t-shirt sizes. This year we also have two sizes of posters.

So if 24×36 is a little too big for your bedroom wall, how about an 11×17?

New to this year – The Big Damn Bag! Taking cue from our neighbors, the Dallas Browncoats, we’ve put together a limited number of Big Damn Bags for our attendees to pre-purchase. These bags will have a number of Can’t Stop The Serenity Essentials, as well as some limited edition goodies.

Want to help out Equality Now and get one of everything (and then some)? The Big Damn Bag is the way to go!

Check out our Merchandise page (http://www.cantstoptheserenity.com/austin/merch.html) to get stocked up on our limited quantity CSTS items!

Want to sponsor our event? We have a number of ways you can help out.
Check out our support page (http://www.cantstoptheserenity.com/austin/support.html) to learn about Sponsorship packages.

Can’t make it to an event and not a fan of event merchandise, but you want to donate to support the cause? Please visit our Equality Now page (http://www.cantstoptheserenity.com/austin/en.html) and select our Donate button.

Thank you for your continued support to the Austin Browncoats, Can’t Stop The Serenity and Equality Now.


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March 14 Concert and Potluck [Mar. 12th, 2008|08:21 pm]
San Marcos Community Journal.

haldira
Join us for a concert and potluck on March 14 from 5-10PM at the Avery
Ranch Pavillion: http://www.averyranch.com/amenities.html

Performers will include:
Marian Call
www.mariancall.com
www.myspace.com/mariancall

Bedlam Bards
www.bedlambards.com

This is a St. Patrick's Day themed event. Due to the pool in the
area, NO GLASS will be permitted in the Pavillion area. Attendance is
limited to the first 50 people due to capacity restrictions. Freewill
donations will be accepted, but certainly not required - hence the
"freewill."
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wanna vote early? [Feb. 12th, 2008|03:42 pm]
San Marcos Community Journal.

mandapop
[mood |informative]


Early Voting for Hays County! :)
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