Extreme Makeover Home Edition ROCKED it in Bastrop this week. The Zdroj family had the big reveal this week. Terri, from our sister station MAJIC 95.5, had a chance to check out the new pad the day before the reveal. I thought I would share a few of her pictures she got. The furnishings came from the Home Consignment Center which Rocks!. Over 3,000 volunteers helped on this project. A definite Labor of Love!
Volunteers needed to help the folks in Bastrop with a fantastic rebuild with 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition". Here's some 411 (KVUE):
Because Bastrop was hit so hard by the Labor Day wildfires, the show has chosen the city to be the location for one of their builds.
The project will start on Dec. 7, and the Bastrop family, who has yet to be revealed, should see their new home on Dec. 14.An average of 3,000 volunteers are needed to pull off the entire project. Anyone with construction skills such as framing, roofing pluming, etc. are encouraged to participate as well as hundreds of helping hands are needed to serve food, pass out water bottles, pick up trash, etc. Volunteers must be 18 years or older.
*Central Texans are asked to attend a free community pep rally Tuesday night that will kick off the event. The pep rally will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jerry Fay Wilhelm Center for Performing Arts (in the main auditorium) at 1401 Cedar Street, Bastrop, TX 78602. The center can be reached at 512-832-8588.
*Volunteer builders and building supplies are in need to! Click Here!
The 'Longhorns' may be off this weekend, but there is still a bunch of good times going on in ATX this weekend. Traffic is expected to be horrible, especially downtown. Give yourself plenty of time to get around. Carpooling is strongly encouraged if you are headed downtown, especially on Saturday. WOW parking is also going to be a Bi-a---tch!!
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I was giddy to hear that my #1 on myÂ 'Fantasy Laminated List' would be in ATX during the Austin Film Festival. Johnny Depp is getting honored for all his talented hard work, his hotness is just a bonus.
Actor Johnny Depp will be in Austin for the Austin Film Festival! He will be our first-ever recipient of the Festivalâs inaugural Extraordinary Contribution to Film â Acting Award. Depp will also present Distinguished Screenwriter Awardee Caroline Thompson with her Award and be on hand for screenings of his new film The Rum Diary (based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson) and a retrospective of Edward Scissorhands with Thompson.
AFF is honoring Depp for his collective body of work, his contribution to the culture of film and, above all, for his recognition and support of the importance of writing and the value of the writer, made apparent by many of his film choices and working relationships with writers like Austin Film Festival alums Terry Rossio & Ted Elliot, John August, Peter Hedges, and, of course, Caroline Thompson.
He will be presented with the Award at the Awards Luncheon on Saturday, 10/22, at the Austin Club at 12:15pm. Depp will also be presenting Distinguished Screenwriter Awardee Caroline Thompson with her award. Included in her numerous credits are two films featuring Depp: Edward Scissorhands and Corpse Bride. This yearâs other award recipients are Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Awardee John Lasseter (Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios) and Outstanding Television Writer Awardee Hart Hanson (creator/writer/executive producer of âBones,â âThe Finderâ). The Awards Luncheon is presented by Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation.
Depp will introduce his new film The Rum Diary at the Paramount Theatre on Oct. 21st at 7pm (which opens in theaters nationwide October 28th)and he will do a Q&A following the film. Joining him for the Q&A will be The Rum Diary writer/director Bruce Robinson. Robinson was nominated for an Academy Award as well as a Golden Globe for his screenplay, The Killing Fields. His other screenplay credits include, How to Get Ahead In Advertising, In Dreams, and Fat Man and Little Boy.
... With fellow award-recipient and screenwriter Caroline Thompson, Depp will also introduce a special retrospective screening of Edward Scissorhands at 9:45pm at the Paramount Theatre. Thompson will do a Q&A following the film.
Austin Film Festival Badges have priority admission to all screenings, followed by Film Passes, and then individual ticket holders. Badges and Film Passes may be purchased online here or at Austin Film Festivalâs Registration Office at the Driskill Hotel during the following hours:
Wednesday, October 19, 12:00pm â 11:00pm
Thursday, October 20, 8:00am â 11:00pm
Friday, October 21, 8:00am â 9:00pm
Saturday, October 22, 8:00am â 9:00pm
Sunday, October 23, 10:00am â 4:00pm
Individual tickets are sold 25 minutes prior to each film screening at the theater
MIX friend Yvonne, smiling BIG with herÂ FAV David Cook and her new FAV Gavin DeGraw backstage in Tulsa, OK. She travels alot to see DC.Â She's looking forward to seeing them in what she calls the 'Texas Tri-fecta'... Houston, Austin and Grand Prairie.Â She wanted me to pass this along, if you were looking to get VIP privileges like she did in Tulsa.Â Just click herefor DC VIP and hook yourself up for the Big ATX show at ACL Live @ The Moody Theater on Sunday October 30th. Fabulous treat for Halloween weekend.
Workers, now trying to complete the final three flyovers bridges at the key highway intersection, will be pouring cement overhead on one of those bridges Saturday night. So, to protect those who otherwise would be beneath that work, the Texas Department of Transportation has several lane closures planned over a 14-hour period.
On I-35:* Northbound on the expressway will be reduced to one lane between Stassney Lane and Ben White from 1:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. Sunday.* Southbound on the expressway will be reduced to one lane between Oltorf Street and Ben White from 4:30 a.m. to noon Sunday.* The northbound access road will be just one lane between Teri Road and Ben White from 10 p.m. Saturday to 2:30 a.m. Sunday, then closed entirely at St. Elmo Road from 2:30 a.m. to noon Sunday. Cars on the access road will be detoured on St. Elmo and Woodward Street. All of which means that for about three hours in the middle of the night, northbounders will have only that detour and a single freeway lane to get by.
On Ben White:* The eastbound access road will be reduced to one lane between Congress Avenue and I-35, and closed entirely at I-35, from 3 a.m. to noon Sunday.
The $26 million project should be complete sometime in November, according to TxDOT.