11/21/17 12:00pm

Sponsoring Swamplot today: ASCOT — also known as the Alcohol Servers Counsel of Texas. Thanks for the support!

If you work in a restaurant, or in any kind of food-service or food-prep operation, you’re probably already familiar with state requirements for training in food-handling safety. And if you work in a bar or for an alcohol distributor, you probably already know why it’s so important that everyone who has anything to do with selling, dispensing, or delivering any kind of alcoholic beverage complete state-certified training in alcohol safety.

Since 1988, ASCOT has been licensed by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to provide TABC-certified alcohol-server training programs. That makes ASCOT one of the oldest and most established food and beverage certification programs in the country — as well as Texas’s longest-running provider of training in this important field. And ASCOT has been a preferred source for training in food handling in Houston since 2004.

If you’re responsible for making sure new employees are trained promptly and well in these particular areas, you can be sure they’re getting the exact program they need — in the most helpful format possible — by sending them to ASCOT. ASCOT offers its training courses both in a classroom setting and online, in both English and Spanish.

Use the discount code ASCOT on the alcoholservers.com website and the online alcohol-server training course works out to just $9.89 per class. The food-handling class costs just $7.00 — no discount code is needed.

ASCOT’s server-training program is certified by the TABC, and its food-handler program is ANSI Accredited as meeting the ASTM E2659-09 standard. For more details, or to sign up, head over to the ASCOT website — alcoholservers.com — or call 713.922.1223.

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Sponsor of the Day
11/20/17 12:00pm

Today our sponsor is Dawn in Damnation, a new paranormal Western novel by Clark Casey. Thanks for supporting Swamplot!

Dawn in Damnation features affordable and creative living spaces . . . in the town of Damnation, on the south side of the afterlife just short of hell. The newly gentrified neighborhood is popular with gun-slinging outlaws from the Old West, as well as werewolves and a lone vampire.

Need a better sense of Damnation? Think True Blood meets a shabby-chic Deadwood. Here’s a review of the book from the Vampires.com website. In Damnation, the local rooming house offers amenities such as cots and the smell of decay, while the saloon functions as a flexible workspace. The best part about Damnation is . . . it hardly every rains.

The novel is available now in paperback and as a Kindle download.

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Sponsor of the Day
11/17/17 12:00pm

Swamplot’s sponsor today is Houston’s own Central Bank. Thank you for the continued support!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372; or Ryan Tillman, at 832.485.2307. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
11/09/17 12:00pm

Today’s Swamplot sponsor: personal coach Cricket Buchler. Thanks for the support!

Searching for a creative, personalized holiday gift for friends, family members, or employees? Consider the gift of a fun and inspiring 90-minute personal coaching session with coach Cricket Buchler. An experienced corporate trainer who has helped top executives, Hollywood celebrities, and employees in a range of industries address personal and professional development issues, Cricket also works one-on-one, guiding clients to explore and unlock possibilities and design plans to realize change, and coaching them through their journey toward an intentional life.

A coaching session can be an inspiring gift for anyone on your list who is looking to take the next step forward in life, work, or relationships, but feels a bit stuck as to what next steps might look like. You’ll find a sampling of testimonials from Cricket’s clients on her website, along with more information about coaching sessions.

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Sponsor of the Day
11/03/17 12:00pm

Swamplot’s sponsor for today: Houston’s own Central Bank. Thanks for the continued support!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372; or Ryan Tillman, at 832.485.2307. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
11/02/17 12:00pm

Today Swamplot is brought to you by the 3-bedroom home at 5702 Warm Springs Rd. in Westbury. Thanks for the support!

This flat-roof mod was part of the Parade of Homes put on by the Greater Houston Builders Association in 1959. Some unsympathetic changes made to the interior over the years have been redone by the home’s current owners, but the home still sports a number of original period furnishings: The home’s bathrooms have been renovated to be more compatible with the home’s modern character, for example, and new cork flooring now covers most of the main living spaces. But the unique built-in bookcase along one wall of the front sitting room and a room divider adjacent to the kitchen remain from the original.

A wall by the entry is covered with a custom mosaic tile pattern; behind it, the den, kitchen, breakfast area, and an alcove now furnished with a tiki bar flow into each other in an expansive space. The back yard of the 8,400-sq.-ft. lot is fenced. The 2,311-sq.-ft. home features 2 separate attached single-car garages, as well as a separate storage building.

To view more photos of this former Westbury show home, check out the property website. If you’d like to see it in person, contact the listing agent, Robert Searcy of Robert Searcy Properties.

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Sponsor of the Day
10/31/17 12:00pm

Today’s sponsor of the day is Dawn in Damnation, a new paranormal Western novel by Clark Casey. Thanks for supporting Swamplot!

Tonight is Halloween! And today is the official publication date for Dawn in Damnation.

Dawn in Damnation features affordable and creative living spaces . . . in the town of Damnation, on the south side of the afterlife just short of hell. The newly gentrified neighborhood is popular with gun-slinging outlaws from the Old West, as well as werewolves and a lone vampire.

Need a better sense of Damnation? Think True Blood meets a shabby-chic Deadwood. Here’s a recent review of the book from the Vampires.com website. In Damnation, the local rooming house offers amenities such as cots and the smell of decay, while the saloon functions as a flexible workspace. The best part about Damnation is . . . it hardly every rains.

Dawn in Damnation is available today. In paperback and as a Kindle download.

Trick or treat? Become a Swamplot Sponsor of the Day.

Sponsor of the Day
10/27/17 12:00pm

Today’s sponsor of the day is Dawn in Damnation, a new paranormal Western novel by Clark Casey. Thanks for supporting Swamplot!

Dawn in Damnation features affordable and creative living spaces . . . in the town of Damnation, on the south side of the afterlife just short of hell. The newly gentrified neighborhood is popular with gun-slinging outlaws from the Old West, as well as werewolves and a lone vampire.

Need a better sense of Damnation? Think True Blood meets a shabby-chic Deadwood. Here’s a recent review of the book from the Vampires.com website. In Damnation, the local rooming house offers amenities such as cots and the smell of decay, while the saloon functions as a flexible workspace. The best part about Damnation is . . . it hardly every rains.

The release date for the novel is Halloween. It’s available now for pre-order in paperback and as a Kindle download.

Got Halloween treats for Swamplot readers? Become a Sponsor of the Day and show them off here.

Sponsor of the Day
10/20/17 12:00pm

Swamplot’s sponsor for the day: Houston’s own Central Bank. Thanks for the continued support!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372; or Ryan Tillman, at 832.485.2307. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

Swamplot readers are deeply involved in Houston. Become a Swamplot Sponsor of the Day

Sponsor of the Day
10/19/17 12:00pm

Sponsoring Swamplot today: personal coach Cricket Buchler. Thanks for the support!

If you’re looking to make some changes in your life, or just searching for a creative spark for a jump-start, consider a 90-minute personal coaching session with coach Cricket Buchler. An experienced corporate trainer who has helped top executives, Hollywood celebrities, and employees in a range of industries address personal and professional development issues, Cricket also works one-on-one, guiding clients to explore and unlock possibilities and design plans to realize change, and coaching them through their journey toward an intentional life.

A coaching session can also be an inspiring gift for anyone who is looking to take the next step forward in life, work, or relationships, but feels a bit stuck as to what next steps might look like. You’ll find a sampling of testimonials from Cricket’s clients on her website, along with more information about coaching sessions.

Want to reach Swamplot’s large group of fans? Become a Swamplot Sponsor of the Day.

Sponsor of the Day
10/18/17 12:00pm

Our sponsor today on Swamplot is ASCOT — also known as the Alcohol Servers Counsel of Texas. Thanks for supporting us!

If you work in a restaurant, or in any kind of food-service or food-prep operation, you’re probably already familiar with state requirements for training in food-handling safety. And if you work in a bar or for an alcohol distributor, you probably already know why it’s so important that everyone who has anything to do with selling, dispensing, or delivering any kind of alcoholic beverage complete state-certified training in alcohol safety.

Since 1988, ASCOT has been licensed by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to provide TABC-certified alcohol-server training programs. That makes ASCOT one of the oldest and most established food and beverage certification programs in the country — as well as Texas’s longest-running provider of training in this important field. And ASCOT has been a preferred source for training in food handling in Houston since 2004.

If you’re responsible for making sure new employees are trained promptly and well in these particular areas, you can be sure they’re getting the exact program they need — in the most helpful format possible — by sending them to ASCOT. ASCOT offers its training courses both in a classroom setting and online, in both English and Spanish.

Use the discount code ASCOT on the alcoholservers.com website and the online alcohol-server training course works out to just $9.89 per class. The food-handling class costs just $7.00 — no discount code is needed.

ASCOT’s server-training program is certified by the TABC, and its food-handler program is ANSI Accredited as meeting the ASTM E2659-09 standard. For more details, or to sign up, head over to the ASCOT website — alcoholservers.com — or call 713.922.1223.

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Sponsor of the Day
10/17/17 12:00pm

Today’s Sponsor of the Day is the senior-living advisors at Changing Places. Thanks for supporting Swamplot!

Changing Places provides downsizing, decluttering, and move management services to seniors in the Houston metropolitan area. The company is dedicated to making your moving experience as simple and stress free as possible. Its dedicated, knowledgeable staff works closely with seniors, their families, and care providers to develop a moving plan that’s well-suited to individual needs. Whether you’re moving to an Independent Living community, Assisted Living, or downsizing to a condo, Changing Places works hard to make your move easier.

Changing Places can help with:

  • Professional home organizing services
  • Downsizing
  • Hiring a professional moving company
  • Digital inventory
  • Packing and unpacking services
  • Short and long term storage options
  • Referrals for estate liquidations and sales and other professional services
  • Moving day management and logistics

Although Changing Places works primarily with seniors, the company has also worked with people who are simply too busy to manage the details of their own moves. Let Changing Places get you there and settled in without the hassle! To learn more about the company’s services, check out the Changing Places website — or contact Kelly Goranson (713.305.9454) for a free consultation.

How to reach Swamplot readers: Become a Sponsor of the Day.

Sponsor of the Day
10/11/17 12:00pm

Our thanks go to TechSpace Houston, the new modern flexible workspace in Westchase: It’s today’s Swamplot Sponsor of the Day.

TechSpace Houston is hosting a Free Coworking Friday this Friday, October 13 — and inviting Swamplot readers to come try out the space for the entire day!

Here are the details:

  • When: October 13, 2017 from 8 am to 5 pm
  • Where: TechSpace Houston, 2101 CityWest Blvd., ground floor
  • Please sign up here to let them know you are coming!

Can’t make it on October 13th? Claim a free day pass and come in a different day!

TechSpace Houston is a unique shared office space totaling 46,000 sq. ft. — with 450 workstations and lots of campus amenities. Each floor houses a variety of office space solutions, including co-working spaces, 1-to-3-person private offices, large private office suites that can accommodate 4 to 50 people, conference rooms, event spaces, and a variety of thought-provoking collaboration lounges — including a unique social platform-style seating area and an outdoor Wi-Fi enabled patio.

TechSpace Houston provides an alternative to long-term leases. It’s a great solution for all types of businesses, no matter what stage: startups, entrepreneurs, SMEs, growth companies, and Fortune 100 teams. If you are in need of flexible office space — whether you work alone and need a co-working desk to tap into the local business community or have 2-to-50 employees who need a private office — TechSpace Houston can be a smart choice for your business.

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Sponsor of the Day
10/06/17 12:00pm

Sponsoring Swamplot today: Houston’s own Central Bank. Thanks for the continued support!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372; or Ryan Tillman, at 832.485.2307. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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