Chairman Jones:  Elizabeth Aimes Jones

Chairman Jones: Elizabeth Aimes Jones

On the wall of Elizabeth Ames Jones' office in Austin is a huge geological map of our state showing what's normally hidden from view — the underground terrain. Jones, who is the chair of the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) seems to derive genuine pleasure from...

With Heart In Tune:  Music is Kristin Roach’s passion

With Heart In Tune: Music is Kristin Roach’s passion

These days, Kristin Roach's main professional space is a stone chapel at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, where she's assistant organist and assistant music director. While the downtown church rebuilds its 1927 parish house, the chapel doubles as rehearsal hall, robing...

A House That Echoes With Stories

A House That Echoes With Stories

The owners of a magnificent Atlee B. Ayres-designed home in a near-urban San Antonio neighborhood have many a story to tell about their circa 1937 Mediterranean-style residence. Perhaps one of the most charming anecdotes is shared by the lady of the house, who relates...

Boudro’s

Boudro’s

The crowds of a spring and summer evening on the River Walk can be daunting; there often seems to be no real goal in mind but the being there, the participation in the surge, the feeling of being an extra in a scene directed by an unseen hand. I have to admit that...

The Gift of A Parent

The Gift of A Parent

My mentor in psychology, Dr. Will Kouw, frequently talked about a parenting chute, the idea being that we put the infant in one end and s/he exits a responsible adult. The job of the parent is to provide the outer limits (of the chute) to keep the child safe while he...

The Fine Art of Delegation

The Fine Art of Delegation

Whether you're a business owner or you're in a leadership position in a company, delegation is an essential skill to master. But why? First, it's going to be essential for your own time management to be able to delegate tasks to others. In your role, you're just going...

‘Tis the Season for Swimsuits and Shorts

‘Tis the Season for Swimsuits and Shorts

Oh oh. Swimsuit season is upon us. Some of us shy away or absolutely refuse to go out in public wearing shorts, short skirts or the dreaded sunbathing attire. Among other body parts, legs play a major role in this dilemma. And it is a dilemma — it gets hot in San...

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