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DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Feb. 8, 2024 — The Texas Outlaws, a professional MASL soccer team based in Mesquite, is partnering with Tehuacán USA, the exclusive distributor of Tehuacán Mineral water, to deliver 1,400 bottles of mineral water to the Upbring Head Start Preschool’s South Fort Worth location in Cleburne. Upbring, a leading nonprofit dedicated to advancing child well-being, will host the event on Tuesday, Feb. 20.  Texas Outlaws players will be on hand to greet children and their families.

“We are honored to partner up with such a fantastic organization as Upbring,” expressed Brad Namdar, General Manager and Sporting Director of the Texas Outlaws. “By investing in the wellbeing and nurturing of young minds, we not only safeguard the future of individuals but also fortify the very foundation of our society. We are happy to support communities like Cleburne and Fort Worth, as well as other communities in the state of Texas.”

Tehuacán recently became a sponsor of the Texas Outlaws, and it forged a partnership with Upbring last summer, featuring Upbring's logo and mission on its water bottle labels. For each bottle sold, Tehuacán generously donates to Upbring, contributing to its mission of breaking the cycle of child abuse. Leveraging these partnerships, the three entities are now working together to engage the South Fort Worth community.

"At Tehuacán USA, we are convinced that a healthy lifestyle begins at a young age. As a collaborator in Upbring’s mission to break the cycle of child abuse, we are excited to bring our natural and healthy beverage to communities in Texas like Cleburne and Fort Worth," said Jimmy Garza, CEO of Tehuacán USA. “Together, we can create a positive impact, one bottle at a time.”

In addition to delivering Tehuacán mineral water, the event will include a friendly scrimmage with the Head Start students, providing an opportunity for fun and physical activity. To foster a sense of community and inclusion, the Texas Outlaws are also gifting the children and their families exciting team swag, including complimentary tickets to any of the team's home matches.

Upbring considers strategic collaborations like these integral to raising awareness of their impactful work and expanding their reach to serve even more at-risk children and families across the state.

“It’s heartwarming to see our Cleburne Head Start Preschool supported by the Texas Outlaws and Tehuacán. Our partnership goes beyond delivering water; it’s a reflection of community strength and the magic of collaboration happening in Fort Worth,” said Ryan Park, vice president of marketing and innovation at Upbring. “Big thanks to the Texas Outlaws for their generosity. Together, we’re fostering growth and unity. We hope this sparks more DFW-based organizations to join us in making a real difference — building a healthier, more connected future for our kids.”

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About Texas Outlaws
Founded in 2019, the Texas Outlaws (formally the Mesquite Outlaws) are a proud member of the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL). Owned by Mehrdad Moayedi, the Outlaws play in the legendary Mesquite Arena, home to the famed Mesquite Rodeo, where they bring excitement, entertainment, and energy to soccer fans across North Texas and beyond. For more information, visit TexasOutlaws.com.

About Upbring
Founded in 1881, Upbring is a Texas-wide organization implementing generational innovation to advance child wellbeing. We are the leaders in delivering a broad spectrum of life-restoring services that elevate and heal human beings in our communities. Intent on shifting perspectives and re-imagining current systems, our work secures a future free from the damages of abuse. Join us in our mission to break the cycle of child abuse by empowering children, families and communities.

About Tehuacán USA
Tehuacán USA is the exclusive US distributor of Tehuacán Mineral Water, a natural mineral water sourced from the springs of Orizaba, North America’s third highest mountain. Tehuacán USA is committed to providing a healthy beverage alternative while also making a positive impact on the community.

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Distinctive Vines Wine Lounge, nestled in the historic Cedars Corner building, provides visitors from across the metroplex with exceptional wine paired with engaging events in a beautiful space. On April 1 from 1 – 4 p.m., the intimate yet laid-back wine bar will host the Color of Sound art exhibit – the first event of a new art series – featuring the work of celebrated artist Curtis “Derall” Ferguson.

Derall is a Dallas resident whose pieces go beyond the surface of the canvas and convey a deeper message of the triumphs and tragedies in life. Through his fine art oil paintings, murals and award-winning teaching career, Derall seeks to make a positive difference in the world with art. His work has earned him numerous accolades, including recognition from former U.S. presidents, Oprah Winfrey and the NAACP.

The Distinctive Vines event will offer guests the unique opportunity to meet Derall and shop over 20 pieces of his art on display at the wine bar, adding more depth and vibrancy to the natural texture of the exposed brick wall. The $40 ticket will also include a glass of wine, shareable bites and an afternoon of poetry.

To purchase tickets visit: Eventbrite.com

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Dallas-Fort Worth’s most iconic holiday celebration happens at Vitruvian Lights, on Saturday, Dec. 14! The picturesque park transforms into a colorful, glittering holiday wonderland with over 1.5 million Christmas lights wrapped around more than 550 trees. Guests will experience a FREE evening of photos and visits with Santa, classic holiday characters, a letter-writing station to send Christmas wishes to Santa, bites from gourmet food trucks – plus other family oriented activities.

At 6 p.m., Texas country music duo, Sonny’s Holiday, will kick off the evening with a musical performance. More performances will take place throughout the evening.

Parking is $10 cash-only.