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July 29, 2020 - 00:00
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Veronica Juarez, owner of Juarez Kreationz started her home-based business in 2016. She is a one-woman operation. This venture initially started as a hobby by making homecoming mums for her son’s dates. She would purchase sticker letters from stores and creatively put them together until her husband gifted her a cutting machine. This allowed her to start making the letters along with other types of decorations. Working full-time in Houston and having two active boys did not leave much spare time, but once Veronica’s older son graduated and her younger son began driving, she had more time on her hands. Entrepreneurship has been her goal and she was able to reach it when she turned her hobby into a small business out of her home. Using different resources, she taught herself how to make custom shirts and decals. As her business grew, she invested in other equipment that allowed her to expand her merchandise. Juarez Kreationz currently offers custom T-shirts, Tank tops, Onesies, Pillowcases, Sequin Pillows, Kitchen and Sweat Towels, Garden Flags, Coasters, Mousepads, and Gag Gift Toilet Papers. Much love goes into each item and Veronica is diligent on ensuring great quality. You may give Veronica a call at 979-484-9635 or check out her Facebook page at


Combined Community Action, Inc. (CCA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has been providing services since 1966 in order to help change lives and assist people in our communities. CCA was established as the Bastrop County Community Action. Later, the agency added the counties of Austin, Colorado, Fayette, and Lee. Since 1978, CCA has also sponsored the Senior Nutrition Program, Meals on Wheels Rural Capital Area. MOWRCA serves the six counties of Bastrop, Blanco, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, and Lee. The purpose of CCA is to stimulate the coordination of all available local, state, private and federal resources with the goal of enabling low-income families and low-income individuals of all ages to attain the skills, knowledge, and motivation to secure the opportunities needed for them to become fully self-sufficient. Community action changes lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other. CCA Mission Statement: Combined Community Action’s mission is to assist people to become independent and self-sufficient by transitioning people out of poverty and providing comprehensive programs that support families and individuals. MOWRCA Mission Statement: To help the elderly to remain independent and well-nourished in their own homes for as long as possible and to maintain their dignity as they grow older. You may reach Combined Community Action at 979-540-2980 or on their website at


Rosenbaum Electric has been family owned and operated in Columbus since 1983. Henry “Ben” Rosenbaum, founder, is a master electrician and electrical contractor. Son, Blake H. Rosenbaum, is also a master electrician and electrical contractor. After graduating from Sam Houston State University in 2009, Blake joined the family company and together Ben and Blake formed Rosenbaum Electric, LLC. Rosenbaum Electric, LLC is insured and guaranteed. They greet their customers with a personalized approach because every job is a custom job to them. They use high quality products at affordable prices and are current on the newest materials and layouts. It is their upmost priority to make sure all jobs go smoothly, and they have a satisfied customer. No job is too small or too large; if you can dream it up, Rosenbaum Electric will light it up. Some of the services they offer are: residential new home wire or re-wire, commercial wiring, industrial wiring, motor control installations, service work of any kind, bucket truck service, excavator ditching for larger pipes and harder ground, walk behind ditcher for yards and sandy ground, scissor lift for lighting and wiring projects, meter poles, and low voltage landscaping lighting. You may get in contact with Blake and Ben at 979-732-3867.


What is Non-GMO? “GMO” stands for Genetically Modified Organism, which is a plant or animal that has been changed on a genetic level. Non-GMO means the organism is not genetically modified, leaving it the way nature intended. And, Janak Angus Farms offers the best in non-GMO farm fresh eggs to the public. You may give Mack a call at 979-224-8444 for availability of his fresh eggs or look for Mack at local farmers markets.


Located an hour west of Houston on a beautiful 500 acre working ranch, Blisswood Bed and Breakfast Ranch in Cat Spring, Texas, is perfect for an unforgettable romantic getaway in Texas. Charming cabins & suites are available with amenities such as private hot tubs, full kitchens, and relaxing porches. Enjoy great activities including horseback riding, romantic picnics, hiking and more. Blisswood Bed and Breakfast and Ranch is a remote, rustic, B&B with woodsy furniture and lots of old fashioned porches. It’s comprised of rich green pasture and fragrant flowers around picture perfect cabins and cottages. Horses, cattle, lemurs, donkeys, deer, peacocks, and more roam freely on the grounds. There are plenty of Texas-style activities for multigenerational travelers. Those who enjoy riding will want to saddle up and ride across the meadows, through oak forests, across creeks and past lakes. Give owner, Carol Davis a call at 713-301-3235 or visit the website at to book your getaway.


Texas Swine Solutions was created when owner Mallory Gaby and husband Matt Gaby began offering to get rid of hogs for local ranches for free. The demand became high enough that the need for additional equipment was becoming very expensive, and so began Texas Swine Solutions. They have invested in the best technology, methods, and gear to help any farm or ranch in Texas solve their hog problems once and for all. The question was asked: Why don’t they just shoot the hogs? The answer is, this leads to many issues. The hogs run away and come back a few days later. Often hunters do not act responsibly on farm land, and are not properly insured. This opens up the chances for accidents to become large problems for land owners. Texas Swine’s solutions vary depending on the scenario. They take time to evaluate and study the problem in detail, and come up with a comprehensive and often permanent solution, so you can finally say good riddance to the pesky hogs that tear up your land! Give Mallory or Matt a call at (979) 500-3064 if you are in need of their services.