Role Model: Laura Batz

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When Louise Batz waited for her knee replacement surgery in the pre-op room of a San Antonio hospital in April 2009, “She was great, ready to go,” says her daughter, Laura Batz Townsend. A normally energetic, busy person, Batz enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren and helped her husband, Richard, with his interior-design business. Her […]

Colorful Home Is a Fresh Beginning

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Alamo Heights has all kinds of housing — apartment homes and retirement residences, move-ups and mansions. Once in a while you’ll find a starter home and occasionally a few “starting over” homes. Cheri Stith is a San Antonio designer and owner of Feather and Fluff. She’s worked on a number of homes, but the one […]

Moving Toward a No-Kill City

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Jess Duffy and her friend, Taylor Wright, are on a mission. Arriving at the City of San Antonio Animal Care Services (ACS) facility on Highway 151 on a sunny but windy Thursday afternoon, the two college students dash to Kennel No. 4. As they step inside, Duffy, 21, glances at her right hand. In pen […]

Business Woman Spotlight: Deborah S. Bauer

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What do you do? Commercial real estate broker. Length of time at this job: 33 years What is it that you like best about your job? Working with such diverse and interesting people. Education/Major: Two years at the University of Nebraska / Business. When did you know that you were in the right place in […]

Unique Wine Finds & Uncommon Grape Varietals

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Trying to find a new and exciting wine can be fun and adventurous. Once you’ve decided to go beyond your normal selection and comfort zone, there are hundreds of great wines to choose from, along with new and different grape varietals to discover. These wines can offer quality for a serious wine collector as well […]