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Role Model: Taylor Breshears

SECOND-GRADE TEACHER AT NORTHWOOD ELEMENTARY By Kristin Mears Photography by JANET ROGERS Instilled with the passion to be a lifelong learner at a young age, Taylor Breshears knew that a career in education was the path for her. “My dad was in education,” she explains. “He not only put forth countless time and energy for his students, but also with me. He exemplified what it takes to become successful. I wanted to share that same passion with others.” Breshears was raised as an only child in the same house since she was 2 years old. Her close-knit family calls...

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According to Linda

Don’t Fret — It could be worse! Do you ever feel your world is collapsing? You don’t know what to do. You wonder how the heck you’re going to turn things around to fix the problem. You wake up during the night and can’t get back to sleep because of stress and worry. Life stinks! I know what it’s like because I’ve been there. I throw a pity party for myself, but nobody comes. Feeling down and out is a lonely place to be. Time to get out of that dark place. I’ve found one of the best ways...

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Spotlight: Sharon K. Sra, MD

Sharon K. Sra, MD Alamo Heights Ophthalmology What do you do? I am an ophthalmologist. I specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and perform eye surgery. Length of time at this job: I have been practicing ophthalmology in San Antonio for 10 years. What is it that you like best about your job? It’s a nice balance between clinical medicine and surgery. And it never gets boring. The technology is constantly advancing, and the surgical outcomes are becoming more precise. Most of all, it’s very gratifying to restore sight and improve quality of life for patients....

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Women in Business: Women in the Automotive Industry

Driven to Win By SHARI BIEDIGER Photography by Bryn Le Nguyen Once Karl Benz strapped an engine to a three-wheeled cart in 1885, the race was on — for cars that are better, faster, safer and more efficient and look smart on the starting line. That couldn’t suit these four San Antonio women any better. On a daily fast track to help people find the right car among the endless lots, makes and models in this city, they work long, demanding hours in a male-dominated industry. But like Benz’s wife, Bertha, who borrowed the motorized cart to travel to...

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Boomers: Vacation Homes

INVESTMENT AND ANSWERED DREAM By PAMELA LUTRELL Climbing Sales Who wouldn’t like to spend the golden years listening to waves rolling in on a beach or gazing over snow-covered mountains? For previous generations these have only been dreams; however, the baby boomers are breaking sales records with the purchases of vacation homes. Since 2013, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has reported healthy sales of vacation homes. “Baby boomers at or near retirement continue to propel the demand for second homes, although headwinds softened the overall volume of vacation sales last year,” NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun said in...

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