Austin is looking for [Re]Candidates for the verse contest


[Re]Candidates wanted for the verse

The City of Austin is seeking nominations for its [Re]Verse Pitch Competition, which helps turn raw materials left in waste by businesses, nonprofits and local institutions into the basis of new businesses.

Applications must be submitted before December 10

Companies that are constantly creating by-products, surplus or underused materials can apply to become a materials supplier for the competition. Social entrepreneurs participating in the competition will create ways to tackle these waste-related challenges, and the best ideas will receive innovation prizes.

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Illumination of the Square on Friday, November 26

The annual Lighting of the Square event kicks off at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 26 at the East Steps of the Williamson County Courthouse, 710 S. Main St.

Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell and Georgetown Mayor Josh Schroeder will flip the switch to illuminate the lights and grounds of the courthouse, as well as the lights around the plaza, around 6 p.m.

Event enthusiasts and their children can make crafts from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Williamson Museum.

Williamson County Santa will offer visitors the opportunity to take photos with Santa from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. inside the courthouse in exchange for a donation of an unwrapped toy, paper d packaging or monetary donation.

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Sendero Health Plans offers 1,000 turkeys

Sendero Health Plans, the Austin-based nonprofit health care plan for affordable care, recently distributed 1,000 whole turkeys to help elderly, disabled and low-income Austinites for the next vacation.

The Turkey Giveaway, organized in conjunction with Austin Public Health’s East Austin Neighborhood Center, is part of Sendero Health Plans 10 Years of Community Service Celebration. Sendero Health paid for the turkeys and Austin Public Health provided additional accompaniments for the festive meals. Some households also received a dozen eggs.

Recipients of the turkeys went to volunteers who loaded a turkey and sides into the cars. Free flu shots were also provided to those who wished.

Courtesy of Sendero Health Plans

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