Sylvia N. Martinez: Family and Cosmetic D.D.S.

Sylvia N. Martinez: Family and Cosmetic D.D.S.

Sylvia N. Martinez, D.D.S. What do you do professionally? I am a family and cosmetic dentist and have been in practice for 31 years. For the first 16 years I worked side by side with my father, Ralph Navarro, who was also a dentist in San Antonio. What is it that you...

Margaret Jabour: In the Business of Celebrating Life!

Margaret Jabour: In the Business of Celebrating Life!

A toast to Margaret Jabour, co-owner of Twin Liquors It’s midmorning on a sunny January day, and I have come to the Twin Liquors Marketplace store on 281 near Bitters to meet with the company’s co-owner, Margaret Jabour. No sooner have I approached the sales counter...

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...

Guys to Know: Morris Miller CEO, Xenex Disinfection Services

Guys to Know: Morris Miller CEO, Xenex Disinfection Services

Their germ-killing robot is a scientific breakthrough Before my interview with CEO Morris Miller, Xenex technical director Rachael Sparks volunteers to show me Eden, the company’s innovative disinfecting robot that emits high-intensity UV light to kill germs in...

At Home: A Convivial Confluence of Taste

At Home: A Convivial Confluence of Taste

Historic River Home A Convivial Confluence of Taste: Family heirlooms and modern art join time and space Perched on a peninsula sloping gently down to the San Antonio River, a stately manse built in 1890 is a regal reminder of King William’s historic past. But a step...

Art Beat: San Antonio Style Bookfest

Art Beat: San Antonio Style Bookfest

Director Katy Flato takes the reins Back in 2013, during the first San Antonio Book Festival (SABF), Katy Flato served as moderator for a panel discussion between authors Stephen Harrigan and Bob Thompson, who had both written books about hunting elusive legends. It...

The Cookhouse: New Orleans style food is exemplary

The Cookhouse: New Orleans style food is exemplary

The Cinderella story of the last few years, at least in the food world, has been the move of many a fledgling restaurateur from mobile truck to fixed location. Though there must be some folks content with the gypsy life, the urge to settle down has got to be a...

City Scene

City Scene

I recently had an encounter that warmed my journalist heart. Upon meeting this new person at a local company I greeted her with the conventional phrase, “Nice to meet you,” but she responded with “It’s good to see you.” We had never met before, so she explained: “I am...

Senior Care: Options for in-home care

Senior Care: Options for in-home care

It’s a fact that as our parents age, they will need our help. Nearly 44 million Americans – one in five adults — are family caregivers for a relative or friend over age 50. 1. It’s also a fact that we are more squeezed for time than ever before. We have full-time...

Get your life back by getting back to sleep

Simple steps may help Dr. Michael S. Boss, a chiropractor, health and wellness practitioner, and the co-founder, president and wellness director of Elevate Life Wellness in San Antonio, says, “A common complaint among women of all ages is poor sleep. Many fall asleep...

The Stress Test

The Stress Test

How Parents can help Last month, my oldest son came home from school and announced that, for the third consecutive year, he had qualified to represent his grade in the school-wide spelling bee. “That’s wonderful!” I exclaimed. An awkward silence followed. “OK, mom,...

Natural and Bright for Spring Newest trends in makeup

Natural and Bright for Spring Newest trends in makeup

Spring offers the promise of fresh color and new styles for skin and hair when things heat up here in San Antonio. In our search for easy ways to help jump-start your freshened look for the season, we checked in with New York Fashion Week for overall color trends that...

The bright flavors of white wines Welcome spring!

The bright flavors of white wines Welcome spring!

The approaching days of spring and summer are perfect for enjoying the fresh and vibrant flavors of white wine. With warmer weather comes more backyard grilling and increased outdoor activity. It’s the perfect time to transition from heavy red wines to lighter,...

Map out your next antique road trip

Map out your next antique road trip

As incredible as it sounds, sources estimate that 250,000-plus Americans have a fear of antiques. Even actor Billy Bob Thornton claims to suffer from this bizarre phobia, insisting he’s afraid of all furniture built before 1950. Of course, most San Antonio women don’t...

According to Linda:

According to Linda:

The secret to working networking events —  it’s about them, not you This column comes from my heart, the core of my being. It’s how I make a living. I am a connector, a relationship builder. Note that I did not refer to myself as a networker. That’s a word I don’t...

Sustainable Gardening: The Importance of Good Soil

Sustainable Gardening: The Importance of Good Soil

Better dirt, better garden.  It’s that simple and can make a big difference.  Garden-Ville expert horticulturist William Green subscribes to the old adage to plant a 10-cent tree in a $10 hole. “That just means invest in the soil. Get a soil test done so you know if...

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