Hard Work Pays Off: Restauranteur Sandy Cerna

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Growing up, I never wanted to be in the restaurant business,” says Sandy Cerna, whose parents ran a small breakfast-and-lunch eatery called El Jarro. “I thought it was just too much hard work.” But it was in her blood. Despite her early misgivings, little Sandy grew up to become a restaurateur, a title she happily […]

Moving On : Three women talk about life after divorce

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Divorce has unfortunately become all too commonin contemporary society. Today, women initiate as many divorces as men, but regardless of who is the instigator, family dissolution is always a major upheavalfor both the divorcing spouses and their children.Yet life goes on; people cope, change and eventually rebuildtheir lives. Three remarkable San Antonio women share with […]

San Antonio Philanthropists Put Women and Children First

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The spring social season was filled with fabulous and fun events celebrating women and children — from glamorous galas under the stars to luncheons featuring inspiring mothers to one-of-a kind runway fashion shows. The ladies of the Southwest Foundation Forum started off the spring season with their 40th annual black-tie gala, Esplendores de la Cultura […]

The Waters Ran Deep: But La Casita at the lake survived


Lake Placid meanders on the outskirts of Seguin like a lazy river. It’s lined with homes of all kinds — some are bare-bones weekend homes and others, like the one in which Jeanette West and Raul Guerra reside, are small jewels that delight the senses. Like a diamond in the rough, this house wasn’t always […]

Running a Business From Out of Town

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San Antonio is the seventh largest city in the United States and growing every day because of our friendly hospitality, economic diversity and energetic cultural scene. Even those who haven’t made the commitment to live in San Antonio are dipping their toes in the water other ways. SAN ANTONIO WOMAN recently interviewed three prominent businesswomen […]