Ready to Rodeo: Olive Anne Kleberg

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Olive Anne Kleberg can’t remember a life without ties to the land. A sixth-generation Texan, she descends from ranching families on both sides and spent childhood summers on her maternal grandparents’ ranch near Crystal City. That’s where she learned to drive, at age 8. “I wanted to learn to drive so badly,” she says during […]

Changing Course: Three women describe life-changing career choices

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Life is full of choices. Each day we are faced with opportunities to choose that can forever change the course of our lives. The women within these pages made difficult choices. They sacrificed high-paying salaries, powerful careers, security, homes, familiar surroundings and life-as-they-knew-it in pursuit of a dream. It could have gone either way, but […]

Women in Banking

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The word “banker” has almost always been synonymous with men. Traditionally, the world of finance, lending, investments and securities has been like an elite men’s club where women weren’t allowed, except in service roles like those of secretaries and tellers. But these days women are not only joining the ranks of professionals in this mostly […]

A Talent for Marketing: Michelle Robertson

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While preparing for a completely different career, Michelle Robertson took a job that wasn’t supposed to be her “real” work but led indirectly to her present position as senior marketing manager for The Shops at La Cantera and North Star Mall. Robertson was studying at Phillips Junior College in Las Vegas toward an associate’s degree […]

Relaxed Lifestyle in Village at Cactus Bluff

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When Marvin and Cheryl Jones built their house in the Village at Cactus Bluff 10 years ago, they envisioned a comfortable place where they could raise their family and entertain their friends. They had no idea what the future would bring within these walls — but they wanted to be sure their home was ready […]