A Woman of Many Talents: Kathy Sosa

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Artists and former advertising executives Lionel and Kathy Sosa might have invented a new concept. The house they renovated downtown at 126 Lavaca St. is a little gem, where art, living quarters and a business showroom coexist in perfect functional and aesthetic harmony. To be sure, people have often run businesses out of their homes, […]

Playing Hard, Having Fun

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It’s hard not to notice professional athletes, with their penchant for high-profile lifestyles and ability to make more money in one year than most of us will acquire in a lifetime. There’s no doubt they work hard to get where they are. But for every successful pro athlete, there are thousands of young people with […]

Above & Beyond: Amy Cardwell

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There are no mean girls in this gymnastics class, no queen bees or wannabes. Most are around 9 years old, wearing blue velveteen leotards. As the six girls work through stretching exercises to prepare them for floor routines, they encourage each other. “Good job!” says a French-braided blonde to a girl with long, wavy chestnut […]

Brick & Mortar: Women are building solid careers in commercial real estate

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One sure barometer of economic health is real estate. The chain works something like this: Homes get built, and commercial enterprises come in to serve the population. Jobs are created, money changes hands, and the city thrives from the business and sales tax pipeline. If commercial real estate — office buildings and shopping centers — […]

Art Can Inspire

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In a sunny summer day in July, painting instructor Jules LeMelle is setting up easels on the front porch of the Inspire Fine Art Center. The class he is about to teach to a group of youngsters between the ages of 10 and 13 is called Paint Like the Masters, but the children are not […]