Business Woman Spotlight: Karen Crouch

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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 assignment, which allows me to travel […]

New Braunfels Leading Ladies

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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 loving New Braunfels. You see, […]

Downsize to High-rise

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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 Alamo Heights. When their daughter, Alexandra, graduated […]

Best Sellers are her Business

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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 prominent folks whose comings and goings were considered newsworthy. Leafing through the pages, […]


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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 Carey, the often irreverent folks behind The Monterey and now the […]