Chairman Jones: Elizabeth Aimes Jones

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On the wall of Elizabeth Ames Jones’ office in Austin is a huge geological map of our state showing what’s normally hidden from view — the underground terrain. Jones, who is the chair of the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) seems to derive genuine pleasure from looking at it. “This is our world here at […]

Single, Not Solitary: Unmarried women gain confidence, power and influence

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Single women have been in the spotlight lately. From the announcement that unmarried women now outnumber their married counterparts in the United States to statistics that present unmarried women as the latest economic and political force, one thing seems clear: Being single isn’t what it used to be. A few decades back, unmarried women were […]

Selling San Antonio: Residential real estate offers challenges and rewards

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The San Antonio residential real estate market is a hot commodity. As residential property sales around the nation continue to fluctuate, San Antonio homes are consistently being bought and sold. Real estate impacts every aspect of a community. Anytime you want to know how well a city is doing, take a look at what is […]

With Heart In Tune: Music is Kristin Roach’s passion

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These days, Kristin Roach’s main professional space is a stone chapel at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, where she’s assistant organist and assistant music director. While the downtown church rebuilds its 1927 parish house, the chapel doubles as rehearsal hall, robing room and place to keep all things choir-related. Roach also has an office in a […]

A House That Echoes With Stories

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The owners of a magnificent Atlee B. Ayres-designed home in a near-urban San Antonio neighborhood have many a story to tell about their circa 1937 Mediterranean-style residence. Perhaps one of the most charming anecdotes is shared by the lady of the house, who relates that her husband grew up in the locale and, as a […]