The Castle Hills Home of an Aviation Pioneer

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Dee Howard residence gets an update Castle Hills is on Loop 410 nine miles north of downtown San Antonio. It was developed in the 1950s as a residential area with large lots, many featuring ranch-style homes. Its major thoroughfare today is Northwest Military Highway, but when the area was first under development, that busy road […]

A Passion for New Music

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Soli Chamber Ensemble embraces contemporary composers Last November, clarinetist Stephanie Key threw an early surprise party for the 50th birthday of her cellist husband, David Mollenauer. Months before, she had contacted one of the best-known contemporary music composers, Aaron J. Kernis, with an ambitious request: Would he consider writing an original piece for cello in […]

Barraca at Blue Star

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Let’s talk tortillas. No, not that kind; the tortilla española, a ubiquitous presence in the country’s many tapas bars, is Spain’s answer to France’s quiche and Italy’s frittata. Except that it’s at once simpler and more profound than both. In its Platonic form, the dish begins with potatoes and onions poached, for lack of a […]

The CCRC Option

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Elder care at Continuous Care Retirement Communities Among the choices of housing where aging parents and spouses can get the care they need, Continuous Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) are considered the top-of-the-line option. That’s because, as the name implies, these facilities provide the care required as the resident’s needs change. So one can take up […]

Weathering Fair-Weather Friendships

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What to do when a relationship turns sour As parents, we spend much of our lives teaching our youngsters and helping them to navigate the twists and turns they encounter along the road of life. We share our “been there, done that” wisdom, comfortable in the knowledge that we are going to be able to […]