Patsy Torres: A Strong Voice and A Stronger Faith

Patsy Torres: A Strong Voice and A Stronger Faith

It’s mid-April but Patsy Torres’ house is still decorated for Christmas. Too many things have been happening since the holidays, she explains, including family illnesses, to worry about taking down all that stuff. Located on a quiet street in a northwestern suburb,...

What about mom?

What about mom?

Aging brings with it changes in our health and/or mental capabilities. If you have an aging loved one, you can save your senior person and yourself a lot of stress and time by preparing now. Locate and organize important documents or at least place them in one...

What’s New in Wellness

What’s New in Wellness

Breast cancer drugs urged for healthy high-risk women Should healthy women take drugs to lower their risk of breast cancer? In April, an influential panel of experts said the answer is yes, but only for certain women who are at increased risk because of breast cancer...

Three Orders of Shellfish

Three Orders of Shellfish

Americans are looking out to sea for lighter fare, and shellfish win hands down as the most popular creatures of the sea. The shellfish family is a very large family indeed. It’s divided into three main classifications: crustaceans, mollusks, and cephalopods. Each has...

Cathy Cunningham: Challenging Viewers’ Perception

Cathy Cunningham: Challenging Viewers’ Perception

Arecent Luminaria exhibit at the Mexican Cultural Institute included a separate room for artist Cathy Cunningham’s glass and light sculptures, appropriately called Radiant Reflections. There were only three of them, but their brilliantly colored shapes sprawled across...

Role Model: Laura Batz

Role Model: Laura Batz

When Louise Batz waited for her knee replacement surgery in the pre-op room of a San Antonio hospital in April 2009, “She was great, ready to go,” says her daughter, Laura Batz Townsend. A normally energetic, busy person, Batz enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren...

Colorful Home Is a Fresh Beginning

Colorful Home Is a Fresh Beginning

Alamo Heights has all kinds of housing — apartment homes and retirement residences, move-ups and mansions. Once in a while you’ll find a starter home and occasionally a few “starting over” homes. Cheri Stith is a San Antonio designer and owner of Feather and Fluff....

Moving Toward a No-Kill City

Moving Toward a No-Kill City

Jess Duffy and her friend, Taylor Wright, are on a mission. Arriving at the City of San Antonio Animal Care Services (ACS) facility on Highway 151 on a sunny but windy Thursday afternoon, the two college students dash to Kennel No. 4. As they step inside, Duffy, 21,...

Business Woman Spotlight: Deborah S. Bauer

Business Woman Spotlight: Deborah S. Bauer

What do you do? Commercial real estate broker. Length of time at this job: 33 years What is it that you like best about your job? Working with such diverse and interesting people. Education/Major: Two years at the University of Nebraska / Business. When did you know...

Unique Wine Finds & Uncommon Grape Varietals

Unique Wine Finds & Uncommon Grape Varietals

Trying to find a new and exciting wine can be fun and adventurous. Once you’ve decided to go beyond your normal selection and comfort zone, there are hundreds of great wines to choose from, along with new and different grape varietals to discover. These wines can...

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