Month: May 2014

Caring for family and community

Charline McCombs has made a name for herself When Charline McCombs was growing up in Corpus Christi, she and her family would often visit San Antonio for shopping and fun, which always included movies at the Majestic Theatre. It was the place to go to, she says, “so beautiful to us coming from Corpus.” She even has a photo of herself and a friend in front of the theater. Never “in her wildest dreams” could she have imagined back then that one day she would be involved in the restoration of that unique performance hall and its sister theater...

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Like Father, Like Daughter

Daddy’s girls follow in fathers’ footsteps We’ve all heard the old adage, “like father, like son,” but in today’s world, daughters are just as likely as their male siblings to follow in dad’s footsteps. In this issue, in honor of Father’s Day, we are showcasing three women who work side by side with their dads on a daily basis. Hired for more than simply their last names, these are independent, well-respected businesswomen who have brought their own unique skill sets and ideas to the table. Just ask their dads! Cheryl Ludwick, co-owner, Gourmet Country Store While other 7-year-old girls...

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Role Model: Ashley Simpson

Making a difference with music Four years ago, “If you’d asked me where I’d be teaching, I would have said, ‘Anywhere but middle school,’” says Ashley Simpson, choir director at Mark Twain Middle School in the San Antonio Independent School District. Simpson — and yes, that is her real name; she’s Susan Ashley Simpson, and “My mom is Susan” — attended Longfellow Middle School in the same district and remembers it as a mixed experience. “I had teachers who really loved what they were doing, but some of the students — and some of them were my friends —...

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Guys to Know: Dr. D. Leslie Hollon, Ph.D.

Preacher, professor, author and pastor of Trinity Baptist Church Described as one of the great pastors in America, Leslie Hollon, senior pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, is one of the most respected ministers and church leaders in San Antonio today. A native of the Texas Hill Country, he grew up in Boerne before heading to Baylor University in Waco, where he began a long and impressive road of scholarly pursuits. He holds a number of degrees, including a Master of Divinity, Master of Theology and Doctor of Philosophy, as well as various honorary degrees and earned certifications, including his...

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Business Woman Spotlight: Michele Patton

Business Woman Spotlight Michele Patton School of Rock San Antonio Owner/General Manager What do you do? My job is multifaceted, centered around the School of Rock motto: “Inspiring the World to Rock on Stage and in Life.” I design advertising, generate social media, take pictures and video at concerts, encourage our kids, find venues and opportunities for our kids to perform, present tours, answer phones, schedule… in a nutshell, I do a little bit of everything. I try to create an environment that’s awesome for both the teachers and the musicians. Length of time at this job: Three months,...

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