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Happy Halloween!

Posted October 31, 2012 in The Latest

Happy Halloween from Mignon’s Team!

Our lady of the office is dressed and ready to give out treats to

the neighborhood Trick-or-Treaters!

Texas Conference for Women 2012

Posted October 25, 2012 in The Latest

On October 24th my team attended The Texas Conference for Women which provides connection, motivation, and networking for thousands of Texas women each year! A big ‘Thanks” goes out to First Lady Anita Perry for hosting such an amazing conference!


Posted October 2, 2012 in The Latest

AKA – The Fried Food Capitol of Texas! The State Fair of Texas is upon us – Who is ready for some fried, fried, fried food?! From Deep Fried Jambalaya to Fried Bacon Cinnamon Rolls, you can find it. Click here to check out where to find your fave fried feasts. Sept 28 – Oct 21.

If you are stopping by the State Fair this year, make sure to tell Big Tex a biiiiig HAPPY BIRTHDAY! He is 60 this year!


College Football Fun Facts

Posted September 17, 2012 in The Latest

College Football is upon us! What better time to post some fun facts about it’s history?!

  1. The first Orange Bowl was played during 1935, between the University of
    Miami, and Manhattan College.  To conserve cash, Manhattan went on a three day
    boat ride to Miami.
  2. In the early 1940s, names for the college football bowls included the Raisin
    Bowl, Salad Bowl, and the Oil Bowl.
  3. The biggest blowout in college football occurred in 1916, when Georgia Tech
    ripped Cumberland by a score of 222 – 0.  The game was called with fifteen
    minutes left.
  4. Field goals in college football were originally worth five points.  They
    were reduced to four points in 1904, and three points in 1909.
  5. The University of California Santa Cruz mascot is the Banana Slug.
  6. Yale holds the record for the most championships won, with 19 titles under
    their belts. They haven’t won a championship since 1927.
  7. Ted, a real bear who was the first mascot for Baylor, was donated to the
    school in 1917 by a businessman who won it in a poker match.
  8. There are no kicking tees in college football. They were banned in 1988.
  9. Paul Bear Bryant, a longtime coach for the University of Alabama, once
    declared that he would croak in a week if he ever stopped coaching football.
    Surprisingly true to his prediction, he died 27 days after he coached his last
  10. 30% of tailgators never make it inside of the stadium.


Happy Independence Day!!

Posted July 3, 2012 in The Latest

Wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th of July!!

Congrats and Thank You to Senator Joan Huffman!!

Posted June 6, 2012 in The Latest

Here is a quick snap of Mignon McGarry presenting the 2012 ACOG Texas Women’s Health Champion Award to Senator Joan Huffman at the Capitol building today!

The ACOG Texas Women’s Health Champion Award is given to lawmakers who have demonstrated an outstanding
commitment to improving women’s health care and promoting the best health outcomes for women and their newborns.

Thank you, Senator Huffman, for the time and energy spent advocating for women’s health care!!

Champion for Women’s Health Award

Posted May 14, 2012 in The Latest

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Selects

2012 Texas Women’s Health Champion Award Recipients

 Austin, TX
– The Texas District (XI) of The American Congress of Obstetricians and
Gynecologists (ACOG) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2012 Texas
Women’s Health Champion Awards. Chosen for the award this year are:  Senator Wendy Davis, Senator Joan Huffman, Senator
Leticia Van de Putte, Senator Jeff Wentworth, Senator Kirk Watson, Representative
Carol Alvarado, Representative Garnet Coleman, Representative Jessica Farrar,
Representative Ana Hernandez Luna, and Representative Armando Walle.

The ACOG Texas Women’s Health
Champion Award is given to lawmakers who have demonstrated an outstanding
commitment to improving women’s health care and promoting the best health
outcomes for women and their newborns.

“While the 82nd Legislative Session proved to be a difficult one, these
champions did not waiver in their understanding and support of women and their
health care needs,” said Lisa M. Hollier, MD, ACOG District XI chair. “We are
immensely grateful for the time and energy they spent advocating for women and
newborns, ultimately leading to better health care and reduced costs.”


Above: Senator Leticia Van de Putte and Mignon McGarry

Wish you were here!

Posted April 23, 2012 in The Latest

It is a gorgeous day here in the ATX! Here is a quick picture of the rose garden at the Texas Capitol building. We like to “stop and smell the roses” on our walks to and from the Capitol each day. Have a great Monday, everyone!

Congrats Pratt & Whitney San Antonio!!

Posted April 11, 2012 in The Latest

Congratulations to Pratt & Whitney San Antonio Operations for receiving the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Star Site status award today!! We were honored to help celebrate the special occasion!!

10 Fun Facts About Easter

Posted April 5, 2012 in The Latest

1. The tradition of giving eggs at Easter time has been traced back to Persians, Egyptians, Gauls, Greeks and Romans, to whom the egg was a symbol of life.

2. Easter is a “moveable feast” celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon which happens on or after March 21, the Spring Equinox.

3. The first chocolate eggs were made in Europe in the early 1800s and still are one of the most popular treats associated with Easter.

4. 76 percent of people eat the ears on chocolate bunnies first.

5. The traditional act of painting eggs is called Pysanka (origins from the Ukranian word pysaty, “to write”)

6. According to the Guinness Book of World Records the largest Easter egg ever made was just over 25 feet high and weighed 8,968 lbs.

7. On average, every year 16 billion jelly beans and 90 million chocolate bunnies are made in preparation for Easter.

8. The name Easter originates from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess who symbolizes hare and egg.

9. Every year, the White House hosts an Easter Egg Roll on the front lawn. The tradition was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878.

10. The world’s largest jar of jelly beans weighed 6,050 pounds