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...

Profile: Making a Difference

Profile: Making a Difference

Kay Scroggins' Company Tests Medical Therapies for Safety and Effectiveness In 2015, Kay Scroggins was one of only five CEOs to receive the inaugural C-Suite Award from the San Antonio Business Journal in the category of small/midsize businesses. No one was surprised....

Women on the Move

Women on the Move

Julie Dahlberg Julie Dahlberg is a first-time executive director, leading Pay It Forward Ministries, a San Antonio charity that helps keep recovering alcoholics and addicts from becoming or returning to homelessness due to addiction. Her background is in program...

See the Best of Big D

See the Best of Big D

Do Dallas in Style the Summer Everything is bigger in Texas, and that’s certainly true of Dallas, a sprawling city of big business and buildings, big hats and big hair, flashy corporate suits and hand-tooled cowboy boots. Of its sibling cities—Houston, San Antonio and...

Managing Mother Nature’s Mood Swings

Managing Mother Nature’s Mood Swings

Mother Nature may not be stoppable, but the effects of her actions can be managed by employing some of these strategies. Extreme summers can plunge us all in a hot dusty wake of cracked earth, or alternatively, torrential downpours. During one severe drought several...

Business Woman Spotlight: Tessa Guerra

Business Woman Spotlight: Tessa Guerra

Tessa Guerra, CEO, Roo & Me Children’s Boutique What do you do? I am the owner of a children’s boutique in The Pearl. I design children’s wear, select all the merchandise for my store and work here as well. Length of time at this job: My business has been up and...

Role Model: Elysia Etter

Role Model: Elysia Etter

Arborist for Etter Tree Care Not many San Antonians can say that they are “a steward of the earth,” but Elysia Etter, a certified arborist at Etter Tree Care Service, carries that title proudly alongside her family of entrepreneurs. “Every day I help educate people...

Today’s Teens

Today’s Teens

Not so driven to get a license When I was a teenager, the ritual countdown to our 16th birthday meant most, if not all, of my friends got their driver’s licenses on their birthdays, or soon after. And there were always the ensuing celebrations—joyrides in friends’ new...

My Big Beautiful Hill Country Wedding

My Big Beautiful Hill Country Wedding

Brides suggest their perfect wedding day picks for Texas venues and vendors When planning a big beautiful Texas wedding—or even an intimate ceremony for two — many brides turn to the scenic Hill Country and South Central Texas for inspiration.   “We chose the...

Hope for Parenting an Addict

Hope for Parenting an Addict

What does and does not work Maggie’s Story “What I wish I had done better would have been to seek help much sooner. I thought that I could ‘out parent’ my son’s problems. I thought that if I could be more vigilant, check his belongings better, monitor his phone...

Hospitality with an Italian Accent

Hospitality with an Italian Accent

Edera is attracting crowds Edera Osteria-Enoteca opened earlier this year and is quickly gaining attention for delivering the details – in thought, word, and deed. A primary force in creating Edera and gathering a strong team of devoted staff is co-owner Cesar...

Museums Are Great Places to Visit in the Summer

Museums Are Great Places to Visit in the Summer

When was the last time you visited the Witte Museum? If it has been more than a couple of years, you are in for a big surprise. The venerable San Antonio institution has been undergoing a $100 million transformation that will ultimately more than double its space and...

Get Your Pre-Baby BOD Back

Get Your Pre-Baby BOD Back

Both invasive and noninvasive approaches can help We’ve all seen the celebrity moms — one minute they are flaunting their growing bump on the red carpet, and the next they are rockin’ a toned tummy in a bikini on the cover of our favorite magazine, seemingly a few...

Estate on the Ranch

Estate on the Ranch

Fay Pemberton enjoys her Hill Country retreat Cordillera Ranch, located on Highway 46 near Boerne, is a Hill Country gem. The community is the site of many beautiful homes, and Fay Pemberton’s estate is no exception. Situated on 8-and-a-half acres, this Hill Country...

Art Beat: Art is What Makes Us Human

Art Beat: Art is What Makes Us Human

Katie Luber guides the San Antonio Museum of Art in the right direction The roof was damaged by hail and the Cowden Gallery Pop Art exhibit had to be closed earlier than planned, but on this sunny day in May when I arrive to interview director Katherine “Katie” Luber,...

Turning Lemons into Lemonade

Turning Lemons into Lemonade

Success does not happen without enduring some anxious or embarrassing situations — and learning from them. It’s often not pleasant revisiting those uncomfortable times, but perhaps you can do so and smile a bit. After all, you are alive and well now, so you clearly...

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