This is Home: The Choice to End Retirement

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BY JILL BYRD Russ and Millie Woda moved into Franklin Park Independent Living Community at Sonterra in 2016. They never imagined that four years later they would be living safely with their neighbors in the middle of a global health pandemic. But here they are and thriving. The Wodas, now 89 and 87 years of […]

The Importance of Holiday Traditions in Untraditional Times

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BY: JENNY JURICA When it comes to the holidays, I’m all about tradition. You can keep your perfect, themed Christmas tree that looks like something straight out of a department store, and also your inverted tree that hangs from the ceiling. Call me boring, but in my home, our Christmas tree looks the same every […]

HOME: A New House at the Old Address

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A New House at the Old Address Home gets traditional makeover — with a touch of zen BY STEVE BENNETT PHOTOGRAPHY BY AL RENDON   Becky Schmitt was feeling a little restless in her own home, a four-bedroom, 3,000-square-foot, two-story in north San Antonio. She couldn’t put her finger on it, but she knew the […]

Lindsi Dec: Ballet Studio Owner DECRUZ BALLET

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Together with my husband, Karel Cruz, I am co-director of DeCruz Ballet, a new ballet studio in Alamo Heights, offering pre-professional ballet training, as well as open, fitness, and recreational classes. I am also a mother of two boys, co owner of Solu, a dancewear clothing line, (, and former Principal Ballerina with Pacific Northwest […]


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Being raised by an icon in the real estate industry, D’Ann Harper, you could say real estate has always been in my blood. I watched her open and grow this company from afar. Then I had the privilege of working alongside her for eight years before she retired. If I need any motivation, I simply […]