CST Brands’ Kim Bowers

CST Brands’ Kim Bowers

Cornering the market on success She loves coming to work every day How do you top being named one of Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women” only five months into your job? If you’re president and CEO of the now publicly traded and locally owned CST Brands, you head to the...

Losing Weight is Hard, But It Can Be Done.

Losing Weight is Hard, But It Can Be Done.

According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention, 69.2 percent of U.S. adults are overweight, and 35.9 percent of these are obese. Those are sobering figures. Carrying extra weight is not only an aesthetic issue but also a health hazard that predisposes individuals...

Women You Can Bank On

Women You Can Bank On

They’re part of the lending process for many successful businesses Remember those old stereotypes regarding women and money management? Yeah, neither do we, and neither do the four women we are profiling in this issue. These women have not just touched the glass...

Role Model: Tiffani Nair

Role Model: Tiffani Nair

A Heart for Helping Others, Tiffani Nair has found her niche in nonprofits When Tiffani Nair — “rhymes with fire” — first decided to major in communications at Angelo State University in San Angelo, “I didn’t even know there was such a thing as public relations,” she...

Guys to Know: Chef Stefan Bowers

Guys to Know: Chef Stefan Bowers

Chef Stefan Bowers Classic tastes, bold flavors and the experience of cuisine Let’s be frank … Stefan Bowers is one mighty fine chef. You may know him from his time at the 20Nine Restaurant and Wine Bar, where he served as executive chef for three years, or as the...

Business Woman Spotlight: Karen Crouch

Business Woman Spotlight: Karen Crouch

Karen Crouch Senior Judge, State of Texas Photo by Casey Howell What do you do? I help people solve disputes both in the courtroom and before their disputes get to the courthouse. After 16 years serving as an elected judge, today I serve as a senior judge sitting by...

New Braunfels Leading Ladies

New Braunfels Leading Ladies

Meet four local movers and shakers who help make New Braunfels special “I could make a living out of lovin’ you,” croons a country singer on KNBT Radio New Braunfels. In this Central Texas town there are four women who are doing just that — making a living out of...

Downsize to High-rise

Downsize to High-rise

Luxury lifestyle at The Broadway At some point in our lives, most of us have to make the decision to downsize. Cathy and Rick Hood are no exception. The couple have lived in a number of large houses during their marriage. Their last was a 6,000-square-foot home in...

Best Sellers are her Business

Best Sellers are her Business

Retired teacher Leila Meacham hits mark with Texas novels Back in 1984, Leila Meacham met some people from East Texas who showed her a carefully compiled book of newspaper clippings documenting milestones in their family’s life. In their small town, they were...

Barbaro

Barbaro

The pizzas have personality The Spanish term barbaro — accent on the first “a,” can mean exactly what it sounds like: awful, terrible and, yes, barbaric. And, more popularly, it can mean the opposite: great, wonderful …We don’t know what Charlie Biedenharn and Chad...

New Braunfels

New Braunfels

Making a Big Splash! This small German-heritage community on the Comal River has a large water park and a big future. Lately, San Antonio’s neighboring city of New Braunfels is making a big splash on the local scene — and not only because it’s home to Schlitterbahn...

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance

Avoiding "the look" when you fly with children The tinsel’s off the tree and the last stocking has been stowed. Ready to relax? Not so fast! Spring Break is right around the corner, and many of us, lured by glossy travel brochures and picturesque websites, are already...

Pinot Noir comes into its own

Pinot Noir comes into its own

What I learned at Oregon Pinot Camp Pinot Noir is a well-traveled grape. Most of its history and pedigree are deeply rooted in France. It is used to make the beautiful red wines of Burgundy and is also one of the three grapes that are allowed to create Champagne....

2014 Beauty Trends

2014 Beauty Trends

Everything Old is new again So, we're just emerging from a wild and crazy season featuring exaggerated, even funky, cat eyes; dark, exotic and sultry eyes; lips bearing dark, vivid reds and plums; and fingernails painted with stripes, polka dots or geometric and other...

A Tangle of Memories

A Tangle of Memories

Alzheimer disease touches us all While more than 5 million Americans have been diagnosed with various stages of Alzheimer’s, whether early-onset or advanced, projections are that millions more will be affected as the baby boomer generation ages. This most common of...

Desperate for Sleep?

Desperate for Sleep?

Sleep aids may not be the answer I recently asked a group of 40-something women if they had ever taken or currently do take sleeping pills. The answers I received mirrored a report from the National Center for Health Statistics published in August. According to the...

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