Month: May 2011

Anna Maria Chávez – New Ways to be a Girl Scout

There’s a lot more to Girl Scouts than camping, crafts and cookies, says Anna Maria Chávez, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas. Though she is often asked if Girl Scouts still make sit-upons (homemade cushions) and cook coffee-can casserole — yes to both — she would rather talk about what’s new with the nearly 100-year-old organization. These days, Girl Scouts might compete on robotics teams, try out martial arts, learn about financial literacy or complete environmental service projects. Scouts may go to weekly troop meetings during the school year or attend events or series on a...

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Flying High: Flight attendants tell why they love their jobs

There was a time when being an air hostess was considered a glamorous temporary job for the young and beautiful. But things have changed. Though flight attendants must still pay attention to their grooming, today many women and a smaller number of men make it a lifetime career. We talked to three capable San Antonians who spend their working hours at 10,000 feet in the air and above. “Mommy work” Fresh out of college, Patricia Oliver applied for a flight-attending job at Southwest Airlines. That was something she had always wanted to do, so she was dismayed when she...

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Casa de Colores

The world is not black and white for Veronica Prida and Omar Rodríguez. Pulsing vibrantly with the colors of Mexican folk art, Mother Nature and personal exuberance, their Alamo Heights home displays the couple’s love of art, textiles and living. It’s like a constant casa fiesta. Once you cross their threshold, you’ll never look at four walls the same way again. Artists in residence It’s easy to see how the couple arrived at creating a home from a vivid palette; they are both celebrated artists. Veronica’s Prida Design Studio is home to her one-of-a-kind furniture designs, which reflect her...

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A Passion for Flamenco

When I arrive at the Entre Flamenco new digs on Bandera Road, Estefania Ramirez proudly offers to give me a tour. At least twice the size of the company’s former quarters, the place is handsomely set up, with two actual studios, men’s and women’s dressing rooms, supporting facilities and even a stage, complete with curtain and a smaller adjacent dressing room. Gloria Trevino’s dance photos adorn all the rooms except the large Studio A, where colorful Spanish shawls hang like paintings on the wall facing the obligatory floor-to-ceiling mirrors. “These are the shawls we used in our last production....

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Remembering Don Strange of Texas

Showman. Innovator. Entrepreneur. And as humble and down-to-earth as they come. Don Strange became a legend in catering, and by his side, throughout it all, was Don’s wife of 48 years, Frances. And though Frances and many friends and clients kept telling Don he should write a book about his life, he was always too busy doing what he did best — planning and pulling off spectacular events. Frances and Don eventually came to the conclusion that she should write the book from her perspective. The project began in the spring of 2009, “a very providential decision” says Frances,...

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