Saving The World One Person At A Time : Janie Barrera

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When Janie Barrera first applied for a job with a fledgling enterprise called Accion Texas, she was rejected. This was back in 1994, when the concept of micro-financing was just beginning to take root in the United States and a group of civic leaders and bankers had banded together to initiate such an effort in […]

Women in the FBI? You Betcha! Special Agents share their commitment to the agency

There are two common misconceptions regarding woman in the FBI: 1. There aren’t any. 2. If there are one or two, they must be disheveled, non-ladylike, boorish women. (Think Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality, pre-makeover.) It’s time to put those myths to rest once and for all. The truth of the matter is that not […]

Making Sunshine: Emily Stark

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EMILY STARK Age: 30 Occupation: School counselor, Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children Personal: Experienced hearing loss as a young child and now hears with the help of a cochlear implant and a hearing aid. Married to Brian Stark, who works in medical-equipment sales; they’re “pet parents” of Truffles, an Afghan hound Why she’s a […]

A Real Cliffhanger: Bluffview home is a showplace for talent

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Bluffview Estates of Camino Real is an older neighborhood tucked in between Silverhorn Golf Club and Bitters Road. Graced by stately oaks, the homes are products of architectural dreams. Along one of the winding streets is a three-story Spanish Revival house behind an ornate wrought-iron gate that offers visitors a real surprise: a breathtaking view. […]

Small Changes Can Lead to Big Results

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As small business owners, we often tend to look for radical changes when it comes time for a new direction or to boost revenues. We set our sights on increasing profits by 10 percent or cutting expenses by 20 percent to have an even better year. But instead of searching for big solutions, often the […]