Month: September 2013

Suzanne Scott: An Affinity For The River

San Antonio native Suzanne Scott spent her childhood and adolescence on the South Side without ever playing on or walking along the shores of the San Antonio River. “It wasn’t part of our lives,” she explains. “We couldn’t go to the river because it was channelized and dangerous. It was not in its natural state.” The channelization she is referring to goes back to the 1950s, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers forced the naturally meandering river into a straight channel to move floodwaters away from San Antonio. Today, Scott, like the rest of us, can walk or...

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Women CEOs Are Making A Difference in San Antonio Business

It wasn’t so long ago that the business of running a business was left to the men. In the landscape of today’s job market, however, that concept is simply archaic. The following women are just three examples of why women are making a difference in the business world. Whether starting from scratch or stepping up to the helm of existing local companies, these women have skill sets that bring a fresh and unique approach to business, and even though they still occasionally have to fight against gender stereotypes, they show no signs of slowing down. NANCY RICHARDSON CEO, SAN...

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Nan Cuba: Novel Examines Damage Caused By Suicide

One of the questions Nan Cuba gets a lot when she speaks to book groups is: How did your novel get included in O, The Oprah Magazine’s “15 Riveting Reads” for the month of May? Such an endorsement is no small accomplishment for any writer, let alone a first-time novelist such as Cuba. Yet the San Antonio author pulled no strings to lasso that coveted accolade. Her novel, Body and Bread, spoke for itself. O’s book editor received a copy from the publisher (Engine Books), read it, liked it, and that was it. What’s more, the O list was...

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From East Coast Mansion to Monte Vista Manor

A mile and a half from downtown San Antonio is the largest historical district in the United States. The Monte Vista Historical District was designated as a historical landmark in 1998, and it contains a mixture of small bungalows and mansions that are architecturally unique. Queen Anne, Prairie, Tudor, even Spanish Colonial Revival homes are all present in this neighborhood. Monte Vista’s historical architecture was a main attraction for Dana Sasse and Dr. Florian Safner. The couple relocated here from Connecticut, where they had lived in a historic stone mansion. “I must say that San Antonio was a revelation...

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Influential Women Enjoy a Hill Country Retreat

Located just outside of Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country, Boot Ranch is an idyllic golf community that offers members the opportunity to unplug from the technology that plagues us all and enjoy a more relaxed pace in a Hill Country haven. Peaceful doesn’t necessarily mean inactive. The Clubhouse Village is the center of activity at Boot Ranch. Both informal and fine dining are available, as well as a popular brunch. Meeting rooms are available for corporate retreats, should members need a place to do business. The spa, fitness center and golf shop are located here, as well as...

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