The New Executives

The New Executives

Though most of us still commute to work every day, a growing number of people opt to work from home for a variety of reasons, and analysts predict that the trend is likely to grow.

Winter Romance: Finding Love in Later Years

Winter Romance: Finding Love in Later Years

Older people may have a harder time finding a life partner, but when they do, they often create more harmonious relationships than the young. The couples we talked to for this article share their personal experiences. Shirley and John Neither Shirley Rushing nor John...

Upfront: It’s Good To Have Friends

Upfront: It’s Good To Have Friends

Friendship has always been part of human communities but in our busy lives and mobile society it’s not easy to keep friendships alive. Yet both social and neuro-medical scientists increasingly confirm the benefits of social engagement for our health, wellbeing and...

Upfront: Family Pain Gives Rise To A Greater Good

Upfront: Family Pain Gives Rise To A Greater Good

The last thing any parent wants to hear is that there’s something wrong with their child. And yet, it happens, and the “wrong” is sometimes very serious. It’s heartbreaking and life changing. The three families profiled here have learned not only to live with it, but...

Guys to Know: Darryl Byrd

Guys to Know: Darryl Byrd

After serving as the founding president and CEO of SA2020 since its inception in 2011 until a few months ago, Darryl Byrd has recently launched ULTRAte, a consulting firm that aims to help clients with the vision and strategies for business or community development....

Mothers & Daughters Echoing Each Other

Mothers & Daughters Echoing Each Other

From generation to generation. The myth that we become our mothers can be infuriating, but in some ways it’s true. Daughters shape their own lives while mothers watch their daughters grow into beautiful young women. Wrinkles begin to map the mothers’ faces, the power...

Women on the Front Lines of Pathogens

Women on the Front Lines of Pathogens

Battling viruses, infections and communicable diseases Not that long ago, most Americans believed that infectious diseases were a threat from the past, subdued by vaccines, improved sanitation and the momentous discovery of antibiotics. Unfortunately, the situation is...

Living the American Dream: four immigrants tell their stories.

Living the American Dream: four immigrants tell their stories.

Finding Success in the states The word “immigrant” has traditionally been associated in this country with political refugees or impoverished “huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” but many newcomers since the 1960s do not fit either mold. Like the women we talked...

Lucky Dogs –Women & their dogs

Lucky Dogs –Women & their dogs

Ten years ago, photographer Marie Langmore rescued an abandoned dog on Austin Highway, hoping to find a good home for him. When there were no takers, Langmore decided to keep him. “He’s the best thing that ever happened in my life,” she says emphatically. “He comes to...

It’s good to be the boss

It’s good to be the boss

Three women find success owning franchised businesses Many women fantasize about leaving the world of 9-to-5 and becoming their own boss. Dreaming and doing are two vastly different things, however, and leaving an established career with a steady income to start from...

Gals with Guns

Gals with Guns

These San Antonio women are at home on the range A retired Air Force colonel, a Bexar County court judge, and a stay-at-home mom are just a few San Antonio women who are up in arms — literally. These women, who on the surface may not seem to have much in common, share...

Like Father, Like Daughter

Like Father, Like Daughter

Daddy's girls follow in fathers' footsteps We’ve all heard the old adage, “like father, like son,” but in today’s world, daughters are just as likely as their male siblings to follow in dad’s footsteps. In this issue, in honor of Father’s Day, we are showcasing three...

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