Spring Relaunch Repackaging and Reinventing Yourself


We are in an era of extreme makeovers in all things physical — our homes, our faces, our teeth, our bodies —almost anything that gets in our line of sight. And from all indicators, the majority of us are absolutely enthralled. In a world of quick fixes, we are intent on taking the shortest route […]

A Legacy of Song: Both singing, teaching enthrall soprano Linda Poetschke


In March 2002, the Express-News music critic Mike Greenberg began one of his many reviews of Linda Poetschke’s performances with these words: “For one hour each year, complete happiness is attainable on earth. That is the hour of soprano Linda Poetschke’s annual recital, the latest edition of which held the audience spellbound Monday in the […]

An Exotic Blend: Home shows influences of Europe and the East

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Fred and Jade Bettah bring to their sprawling, multilevel Alamo Heights home the unique blend of two cultures. Jade is originally from Portugal, and Fred is Lebanese though he came to San Antonio most recently from El Paso. Jade arrived in the United States following the marriage of an aunt to an American military gentleman. […]