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78209 M A G A Z I N E

Embracing Change With Open Arms The Cahill Family

A Strategic Road to Success Leo Unlimited, Inc.



10 Trending in ‘09

14 Happenings in ‘09


Business Profile

Ed and Jutta Beck of Leo Unlimited, Inc. are one of 09’s best kept secrets of success.


Meet Your Neighbors

From Washington, DC to San Antonio the Cahill family is loving their new neighborhood.



The open floorplan was key for the lifestyle of one Alamo Heights family.

28 Good Living

30 Realtor Spotlight On The Market

32 Neighborhood News 34 School News

40 Pets - Ask Roxie 42 Society

46 Community Calendar 48 Community Spotlight 52 Eat in ‘09 56 ‘09 Eats

58 Church Directory 60 Outside ‘09 62 Calendar

64 Police Blotter

65 On The Market




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Editor’s Letter

How can it be that we are already half-way through the summer? I suspect many of you are like me and that your summer schedule is completely full and crazy busy. Hopefully, many of you are able to take advantage of kids being out of school for the summer and spend some extra time with them, whether it be your own kids, grandkids nieces or nephews. Summer is for making memories. In this issue you will meet a sweet, young family, The Cahills. Going where the military calls them, they were most recently in Washington DC. In 2017, they were told they’d be moving to San Antonio. The Cahills are thrilled to have found a home in 78209 and are excited to be part of the Alamo Heights community. This month’s Business Profile introduces you to a very well-kept secret in the community. Alamo Heights High School, class of ’52, graduate, Ed Beck and his wife Jutta are owners of Jutta Beck Skincare and Leo Unlimited, Inc. Through simple common sense they have been able to purchase commercial property in key areas of San Antonio as well as abroad. I think you’ll find their story fascinating. If you’re looking for some delicious Southwestern cuisine, I highly recommend Canyon Café in the Quarry. The unique dishes are true crowd pleasers. The tableside guacamole is my weakness. I could make a meal out of it! The decadent white chocolate tamales are just the right amount of sweet to compliment the wonderful meal. This month should be very hot, as usual, so I hope you can find a swimming pool or a nearby lake where you can cool off and make some family memories at the same time!


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Jason studied fine art & theatre and competed on the gymnastics team at Ohio State University, then relocated to New York City where he pursued a career in show business and commercial art. where he performed on Broadway, The Metropolitan Opera, and did some television work. He also supported himself as a freelance illustrator. The most pivotal point in Jason’s life was when he came to faith in Christ in the mid 70’s. Since that time he has worked in the commercial art field as a graphic designer and illustrator which eventually led to developing his interests as a photographer and video producer. Still working with graphics and video, the lion’s share of Jason’s current work is now in photography. In addition to his fulltime career in the creative arts, Jason, with his wife Deborah, also invests time with Cru Military Ministry at Lackland Air Force Base.

Gabrielle fell in love with journalism at an early age. She has always found great joy in meeting new people and sharing their stories in creative ways. Gabrielle ambitiously pursued a degree at the University of Texas and graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism. Though she is just starting out in her career, she has spent her time bouncing between broadcast and print, pursuing ventures both locally and abroad. She is happy to call San Antonio home and cannot wait to see what the future holds.



ON THE COVER A common scene in the neighborhood, photographer Jason Roberts catches these Alamo Heights children as they are making the most of the hot weather.


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Happenings In‘09 New Welcome to Military City USA Signs Coming

KE Dance’s summer camps include All That Jazz, Fancy Nancy, Rockstar and Super Heroes. The camps are designed to teach different genres of dance in a really fun way.

Thanks to District 10 Councilman Clayton Perry, the City of San Antonio will soon put up signs welcoming people to San Antonio – Military City USA. Perry, a United States Air Force retired Lt. Col., was always troubled by the absence of signs at the city’s boundaries. With the support of his fellow Council members, Perry pushed through plans to require such signage be added to the city’s roadways. The first Welcome to Military City USA San Antonio signs are expected to be unveiled in mid-to-late July. Perry told WOAI Radio, “I want to start with the eight main corridors entering the City, I-10, I-35, Highway 90, and 281/I-37, but eventually would like to see 'Military City' signs going up on all San Antonio City Limit signs and at the Airport.”

Kids Summer Fun in ‘09 Dance, Dance, Dance


To steal a line from singer Cyndi Lauper, “Girls (and boys) just want to have fun.” And, for many youngsters, that includes dance. That's the beauty of KE Dance's summer camps. They are all about kids having fun dancing, singing and doing silly stuff. The two to three-day camps began in June and continue through August, at KE Dance studios, 1242 Austin Highway, 78209, next to Gold’s Gym. Owner and director Brianne Doublin told 78209 Magazine, “There is still plenty of time to register for some of the July and August camps.” Camps include All That Jazz, Fancy Nancy, Rockstar, Super Heroes and more. Brianne graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in dance in 2007 from Texas Woman’s University.  She has an enormous background in nearly every imaginable form of dance. 14

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Callers Attempting to Scam Residents

Doublin says, "The camps give students who are out of dance classes for the summer an opportunity to keep up their skills. It also exposes campers to every genre of dance." Plus, she adds, "Camp is so much fun." She says, "I love this art form and am very passionate about teaching exquisite technique and creating a love for dance/expressivity in every student that we work with at KE.” And that definitely includes campers!

CPS Energy reports an increase in the number of customers who say they’d been victimized by someone representing themselves as a CPS Energy employee, to steal money from them. The power company is urging customers to be on full alert for individuals posing as CPS Energy employees either by phone or in person. The company says, “Knowing how CPS Energy operates is the first step to recognizing imposter activity.

If customers receive calls from anyone claiming to be from CPS energywho threatens to cut off service if payment is not made immediately, they should hang up and call customer service directly at 210-353-2222. If someone approaches their home or business, claiming to be from CPS Energy, always ask for an employee ID. If a customer feels like they are in immediate danger, they should call 911. In a news release, Maria Garcia, Vice President of Community Engagement and Corporate Responsibility wrote, “We want residential and commercial customers to protect themselves from scammers going after their hard-earned money. The only time we will call customers is to remind them when their account is past due. However, we do not take payments over the phone.” The company added, “Last year, CPS Energy received a combined 1,799 reports from both residential and commercial customers who fell victim to scams. In all, thieves were able to steal nearly $52,000, an increase of $20,000 from 2017. Some information to keep in mind: CPS Energy employees will — •NEVER threaten to disconnect service at your home or business.

•NEVER call residential or commercial customers to request payment by phone.

•NEVER ask a customer to purchase credit cards or prepaid cards (for example, Amazon gift cards) and call back with payment.

•NEVER ask to enter a customer’s home or business unless the customer initiates a request for service or receives prior notification.

CPS Energy warns customers not to assume it’s CPS Energy calling because “Thieves are using sophisticated technology to clone our customer service phone number.” If anyone comes to a customer’s front door demanding immediate payment of a CPS bill they should call 911. For more information visit or call the CPS Energy Security Hotline at 210-3534000 | JULY 2019


Business Profile

Owner of the Leo Unlimited, Edmund Beck looks over photos of the Arts residences in the Thompson Hotel.

Leo Unlimited, Inc. Edmund Beck Invests in Real Estate in San Antonio and Across the Globe



San Antonio is an ever-evolving city, and there is a hometown boy who is staking his claim in local real estate. The Alamo City might be the place he has always called “home,” but 85-year-old Ed Beck has made his mark as a real estate investor across the globe as well. Owner of Leo Unlimited, Inc., he is a prominent figure in the world of real estate. However, it was a long road to the seat of multi-million-dollar success he occupies today. Beck was born in 1934 and grew up on a farm in what is now Hill Country Village. He attended Alamo Heights High School and graduated in 1952. He decided to further his education at Texas A&I in Kingsville. After graduating, he received his orders and went into the army as a young lieutenant. He served in the military for 26 years, living in various countries and meeting new people along the way. In 1962, while he was teaching military law at the University of Miami, Beck decided to take a big step towards his future and purchase a home of his own. 16

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He walked into a real estate office and said, “I’ve got $100, I want to buy a house." The man in the office looked at him and responded, "I have a house, and I think with a V.A. loan $100 will do it." What might have seemed like a standard purchase for any adult, was a sign of the determination and will the Beck has exemplified throughout his entire life. This first property was a key moment in Beck's life, but his journey didn't stop there. Duty called, and he continued his military service around the world. It was while he was stationed in Germany that his life changed forever. In 1957 I was assigned to the 4th Armored division and had been in Germany for about three months. The colonel's wife was German, and she said she was going to get me married," he laughs. "We were out for dinner one night, and I saw this goodlooking gal. The colonel's wife intervened and got her telephone number. We all went for dinner, and she would translate for us." Thus, began their whirlwind romance. "We were just young kids, but when I met her, I could just feel it.” And clearly, his

Receiving a medal from a General for outstanding performance in Thubai, Vietnam.

Alamo Heights High School graduate, class of 1952

Jutta Beck Skincare. Today they have distribution rights of the skincare line of Janssen Cosmetics and import and distribute them to the northeast, southeast, and the southern U.S. After nearly three decades in the military, including being assigned to the joint task force in 1973, how did Beck find himself in the line of work that led him to success? In his transition from military to civilian life, he started making deals in real estate in San Antonio. It began with his first commercial property in 1970. That one property has led to the evolution of Beck's business, and he now owns over 40 commercial properties in San Antonio. The Alamo City has tons to offer in terms of space and opportunity. However, Beck has decided to focus on specific parts in town. This attention to detail in the locations he has chosen to concentrate on is the reason his investments prosper.

“My phone is my office” says Beck who spends 95% of his day on the phone. initial feelings were right. “About 4 months later, we got married.” The pair recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary, but Beck says it feels like it was just yesterday. The Becks have a daughter, Bernice, who also lives in San Antonio. Being business driven is something Beck and his wife Jutta have in common, and the two work together every day. “My wife is my real partner. She is my only partner. She plays a big role in everything I do,” he says. Jutta was involved in the cosmetic business in Germany, and when the pair moved to San Antonio, her passion was not left on the backburner. In 1978 they opened Jutta Beck Skincare on West Sunset Road. "The '09 area is a dream location," Beck says of the district that has become the center for his and his wife’s businesses. The creation of Leo Unlimited, Inc, followed shortly after their first business was developed. This company imports and distributes European cosmetics and works in conjunction with | JULY 2019


The Arts Residences in the Thompson Hotel in downtown San Antonio

While some big investment companies may pursue these These areas include the San Antonio River Walk, the surrounding opportunities and see them as gold mines for supplemental airport area, West Sunset Road, and along I-35 in Selma. Though income, Beck is not looking for profit from his investments in passionate about developing locally, his investments also led him Bulgaria. On the contrary, it is a rather personal matter. He finds back to his time spent overseas. joy in restoring buildings and sees it as a gift to the community. Beck and his wife travel frequently, visiting Germany once a What is important to him is seeing the preservation of these year. “I had bought a home in Stuttgart, Germany a long time ancient buildings and helping bring them back to life. ago, and that was the beginning of investing in Europe,” he says. His work and dedication have been noticed not only by locals However, Prague soon became their home base. but also by government officials. The U.S. Ambassador in Bulgaria A trip to visit his wife’s childhood home in Brno, Czech commented on the impact he has made on the community. Republic, turned into a twist of fate. During their visit, they also spent time in another beautiful city — Prague. It captured their hearts immediately. "We saw real estate we were interested in, and we started buying," he says. Their investment journey didn’t stop there. On the plane home, the Becks met two young men from Bulgaria whose conversation about the potential of real estate in their home country was quite convincing. What these two young men didn’t know at the time was they introduced Beck to a whole new world that would change his life as an investor forever. During the Becks’ next visit to Prague, they decided to include a side trip to Bulgaria. The rest is history. Beck has two Bulgarian lawyers who hold business authority while he is here at home. “I go out there once a year. I have my own branded wine, a gallery, a museum, restaurants, and accommodations. He is now famous in the area and is often referred to by the locals as the “Texas Millionaire.” The Hadji Nikoli Inn, the national monument that Beck purchased in Bulgaria. 18

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The Small house on Sunset where Ed & Jutta started their first business.

"The people of Bulgaria appreciate the fact that he isn't an institution, foundation or investment fund, but a person who uses personal resources," he says. One project Beck is particularly proud of is the Hadji Nikoli Inn, a national historical monument. “It is the prettiest building I have ever seen in my life.” The work he and his team accomplished was recognized by the president of Bulgaria. They received the distinguished honor of the Building of the Year award in 2010. He loves his properties in Europe, but there is one thing he misses most when he isn’t home. “I miss my tacos,” he laughs. Even while he is enjoying a delicious taco, the work never stops for Beck. Though he manages international properties, he is also spearheading major projects locally. His phone is always in his hand, saying 95% of his day is spent taking calls. “My phone is my office,” he says. “I was in Prague when I purchased the property from Frost Bank for the Thompson Hotel.” While it is clear that hospitality is one of his preferred investments, as he is developing innovative 5-star hotels downtown, he has his hand in other projects as well. One of the latest is the new Mercedes Benz dealership that will soon be built in Selma and he is also in the planning stages for building another hotel on a different site on the San Antonio River Walk. Beck is dedicated to helping develop the future of San Antonio, and he hopes the community takes note. "You want to do

something nice that people will remember you by," he says. And remember him, we will. The legacy Beck will leave behind is a true triumph of determination. “Having lived all over the world in the military, you think differently. I had to learn the hard way. I did everything on my own with common sense. I have friends that say 'Are you crazy?' and I say no, I enjoy it." Beck has very distinct business practices, and these habits have proven the keys to his success. One of his personal customs is that he rarely sells his real estate investments. He opts instead to negotiate long term land leases that will benefit him well into the future. His largest liability is property taxes. Beck doesn’t believe in bank debt and pays for everything in cash. He encourages focus and hard work when it comes to pursuing a new business venture. However, if he could offer a piece of advice to future real estate investors in San Antonio, he says, "Look to the river for your opportunity.” The River Walk is his favorite feature of San Antonio. In fact, it is part of his home’s backyard landscape. Just steps from the river, he and his wife have settled in the King William district. They purchased and restored a beautiful 100-year-old home. From traveling the world to exploring opportunities in his own backyard, one thing stays the same for Beck: he has a deep love for the city that made him the man he is today. "I have been all over the world, and San Antonio is the only place I want to come home to.” | JULY 2019


Meet Your Neighbors


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The Cahill Family Mike and Micheon Cahill are a military family adapting to a their new home and lifestyle in San Antonio BY GABRIELLE HERNANDEZ |


As Military City USA, San Antonio is no stranger to new families who arrive each year looking for their next home. Not only did Mike and Micheon Cahill find their home in Terrell Hills, but they also found a community that makes Texas feel like home. Mike, an interventional cardiologist at Brooke Army Medical Center, and Micheon, a marriage and family therapist, met in Hawaii in 2006. “Mike was doing his residency in the military and I was going to school out there,” shared Micheon. One deployment, a graduate degree, and a reconnection led the two down the aisle. The couple previously resided in Washington, D.C. when Mike’s job required a move down south to work at BAMC. Micheon spearheaded their move in 2017 and arrived in San Antonio early to search for a place to call home. Being in a new city would be daunting for most, however, Micheon quickly discovered San Antonio residents to be very welcoming. “I was here alone and seven months pregnant. But I found people who were open and friendly, so I made friends fast.” Which was a blessing as Micheon went into labor a month early and their son Liam was born at BAMC in June 2017, so her new friends were a great support. After living in the Artessa and house hunting all over San Antonio for almost a year, Mike and Micheon finally found their home in Terrell Hills after getting to know the residents and their beautiful community. “When we were house searching, my husband was asking other doctors about areas where we should look. In interventional cardiology, you have a 15-minute window from when you get the initial call to when you need to be at the hospital. So that limited our radius,” explained Micheon. “What I loved most about Terrell Hills was that it seemed very community-oriented, and when you are new you want that.” Not to mention that Terrell Hills is the perfect place to raise a

family. Liam is now two years old and will attend St. David's Pre-K2 in the fall. With the success of being first-time home-buyers under their belt, the young family can now focus on settling into their lives in San Antonio. “Mike’s schedule is a lot better than it was in D.C. It is still sporadic, but BAMC is very in tune with scheduling that allows for family time as well.” Micheon is passionate about personal health and fitness, sharing her passion as a Pilates instructor. They spend their free time exploring all that the city has to offer, including the Pearl and the San Antonio Zoo. Micheon also shared their favorite family routine. “Our go to on the weekends is the Pearl. We go to Down on Grayson for brunch and then to the splash pad to meet up with friends.” They are not sure what the future holds for the family. As Micheon puts it, “The military is in charge.” Part of their military lifestyle is being ready to move at any time. However, she says this has helped her learn and grow. “Obviously moving is hard. But I find that it challenges me as a person because you have to adapt. It has allowed me to open up to changes and adjusting how I live my life. Of course, when you have a child that is another way of adjusting and the move to San Antonio when I had my baby was a perfect time. I couldn’t have asked for a better situation.” The Cahills have embraced their new home, new lifestyle, and new friends that they have found in Terrell Hills. Micheon hopes to involve herself more in the Terrell Hills community as a Pilates instructor, while Mike will continue to serve as a military officer for the next 5 years. But, for now, their roots are in San Antonio as they enjoy the vibrant, welcoming community they have found in 78209. | JULY 2019



Walls of Art Blending local art, favorite furnishings for fun and happy home BY ROBYN BARNES |


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Living Room Not everyone would mix a zebra rug with a pale blue damask sofa and tweedy chairs, but the homeowner makes this work. The large abstract painting by Michael Wayne pulls all the colors in the room together. | JULY 2019



Homeowners in Alamo Heights know that when you find a home that fits your lifestyle, you stick with it. You may remodel, paint, refurnish or restore but you stick with it. This family has lived in their home for 28 years. The homeowners raised three children here, and now their grandchildren come to play. With 4,500 square feet, there's plenty of space to entertain family and friends. “My favorite thing about the house is the floorplan,” the homeowner says. “All the rooms open into one another, making it very livable.” The three-story home has four bedrooms, four baths, and one powder room. It looks a little different today than it did 28 years ago when the couple saw the home on the market. They needed more space since a baby was on the way. Three years after the baby arrived, the couple did a small remodel for the kitchen. Along the way, they added the downstairs master suite and then finally moved out for nine months and completely remodeled the rest of the space to meet the needs of a growing family. They enlarged the den and gutted and remodeled the kitchen. The backyard, which had quite a slope in the beginning, was leveled and a 40-foot lap pool installed. The homeowners added an outdoor cooking area under a shady arbor. Large urns filled with colorful flowers were posted around the back and front yards. The result is a peaceful, welcoming home for all who cross the threshold. The living room is a combination of neutral furnishings, a zebra rug under the coffee table and a vibrant abstract by Michael 24

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Wayne. A sunny yellow diptych created by the homeowner’s friend Sandra Wright hangs near it. “I saw the Michael Wayne piece in a gallery and loved it,” the homeowner says. “I bought it for our coast house but couldn’t part with it. The Sandra Wright diptych reminds me of sunshine and makes me happy.” The kitchen is a model of efficiency with no wasted space. A locally-sourced farmhouse table was topped with a granite slab to create a kitchen island that’s great for prep space. The column refrigerator and freezer are made by Thermador, as are the double ovens. The Bosch dishwasher and Dacor gas range complete the appliance package. The dining room has a beautiful backyard view, courtesy of a wall of windows. Sunlight filters in on the round dining table. “I always wanted a round table in a square room,” the homeowner says, “because it seats a lot of people.” Her mother’s French china cabinet displays a collection of silver pitchers and her grandmother’s Limoges china. A small cabinet mounted on the wall across the room holds her mother’s collection of silver napkin rings. The chandelier over the dining table was originally just a placeholder during the remodel. “After looking at it for a while, I decided I liked it. It’s whimsical! “ The homeowner is also attached to the large artwork by Ana Montoya, the owner of AnArte gallery. “I like the way the colors play in the room.” The den décor is designed around a large Kathy Sosa

Kitchen The step-saving kitchen is designed for the cook who enjoys efficiency. The spotless white cabinets with their granite countertops reflect the recessed lighting in the high ceilings. Dining Room A round table in a square room is unusual, but it offers the advantage of seating more people at the table. Entertaining family and friends is a frequent activity in this house. Den The colorful Kathy Sosa painting hanging over the sofa was a birthday gift for the homeowner. The room was designed around the colorful palette. | JULY 2019



commissioned piece “for one of my big birthdays,” says the homeowner. “It’s part of a series she painted called “Tree of Life.” It hangs over a narrow altar table behind the sectional sofa. Why an altar table? “You’ve got to have a place to put the lamps!” At one end of the room is a large built-in bar space hidden behind cabinet doors. Before the remodel, this area contained bookshelves. Now it organizes bottles of libations and barware. At the opposite side of the room, plantation shutters open to reveal French doors which open onto the backyard. Near the doors is a carved and painted chest that holds the grandchildren’s toys. "We enjoy our home so much," she says. "One day it will become too large for us, but until then, we love every minute of it!” 26

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Dining Room Painting Ana Montoya, AnArte gallery owner, created the painting in the dining room. The gallery represents emerging and established local and international artists. Powder Room The powder room is one of the spaces in the home lined with wallpaper. Like other rooms in the home, it displays its own art and eclectic personality. | JULY 2019


Good Living

Decked Out Outdoor decks are evolving with lots of innovative new features and functionality. The backyard deck has evolved from it’s humble beginnings as a square on-the-ground platform designed to support a couple of lawn chairs. Todays decks are multi-faceted outdoor living spaces that have spawned an entire industry geared towards accesories for them: everything from furniture to pergolas, spas and firepits. Installing a deck, adds fun and function to you backyard, but they also add value to your home as they are VERY appealing to homebuyers. Current trends in decks include virtually maintenance-free composite materials, elevated decks with a poured slab patio underneath, aluminum and glass railings, LED lighting and contemporary colors. Composite materials like TREX decking now come in a myriad of colors ranging from dark ebony to rich mahogany and even soft timeworn driftwood greys. 28

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A two-story deck and patio combination with built in lighting for safety.

This deck conceals a hidden hot tub when not in use.

Some deck designers are even combing the colors for more interest and visual impact. Another trend is that decks are moving to the second floor. New technology exists that has made the support structures stronger. This allows homeowners to build elevated decks and build patio stuctures underneath, essentially two outdoor spaces in one project. Aluminum and glass railings that don’t obscure the view, LED ighting, pergolas and decks that conceal hidden hot tubs and spas are also popular right now.


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Realtor Spotlight ®

On The Market

78209 Home Sales

The following are home sales for Alamo Heights ISD and North East ISD in ZIP code 78209 for May


Proudly wearing the uniform of a Soldier since 1987, David Abrahams rose from Private to Colonel during 32 years in the United States Army. With a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point and two Master’s degrees, David’s passion for service, lifelong learning and innovation allows him to best serve his customers in the rapidly changing world of real estate. After buying and selling homes in Washington, Florida and Texas, David developed a thorough understanding of prioritizing and articulating requirements throughout the home buying and selling process. With experience in project management and effective operation oversight, David’s executive background facilitates decision making; optimizing time and money while minimizing risk. In his downtime you can find David spending quality time with family, volunteering as a board director for Captain Joseph House Foundation, a charity benefitting Gold Star Families, or saltwater fishing, chasing the Texas Inshore Slam. An enthusiastic 78209 resident, David is proud to act as a trusted real estate resource for local homeowners.

DAVID S. ABRAHAMS REALTOR® 6061 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas Office: 210-824-7878 Cell: 210-667-7110


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Total Sales- 58 Average Price-$523,957 Median Price- $361,515 Days On The Market-98

78209 in Alamo Heights ISD: Total Sales- 31 Average Price- $690,130 Median Price- $615,000 Days On The Market- 88               78209 in North East ISD: Total Sales- 23 Average Price-  $325,561 Median Price- $326,500 Days On The Market- 124 | JULY 2019


Neighborhood News

City Updates from Alamo Heights and Terrell Hills

Zoo Agrees to New Kiddie Park Site Brackenridge Park Conservancy concerned about the Parks original relocation site BY EDMOND ORTIZ

The San Antonio Zoo agreed in June to change the planned relocation site for Kiddie Park. The owners of the historic children’s amusement park announced this spring the park would be moved from East Mulberry Avenue to inside the zoo grounds. But the Brackenridge Park Conservancy was critical of the original relocation site, saying it would create some problems along the San Antonio River. A June 6 news release stated the zoo and conservancy reached a compromise. This September, BPC will release a cultural landscape report designed to help all stakeholders begin to see the park in a broader perspective.

Witte's Exhibit Receives an Award

The American Alliance of Museums recently awarded the Silver MUSE Research and Innovation Award to the H-E-B Body Adventure at the Witte Museum. A news release stated the alliance honored the use of POWERpass technology at the Body Adventure, an interactive exhibit that explores how the human body works. The exhibit also emphasizes the benefits of physical fitness and better community health. 32

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San Antonio Adopts Midtown Plan

San Antonio City Council on June 6 approved the Midtown regional plan as part of the SA Tomorrow longrange comprehensive plan. The Midtown plan affects San Antonio neighborhoods within a 3.7-square-mile area, including Mahncke Park, River Road, and properties on the western edges of Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. The Midtown regional plan suggests using neighborhood areas, mixed-use areas, and a light industrial area as the best ways to guide future land use. Neighborhood areas feature primarily low or mediumdensity residential neighborhoods. Mixed-use areas blend office, retail, service, and recreational spaces.

Shake Shack Opens

Shake Shack, the popular chain of burger-centric restaurants, opened its second San Antonio location at 3003 Broadway and East Mulberry Avenue on June 7. The 4,000-square-foot Brackenridge Park restaurant features a full menu along with indoor and outdoor seating. The location also donated 5% of sales from its Pie Oh My concrete dessert to the San Antonio Food Bank.

Bless Your Heart closes

The owners of the Bless Your Heart boutique closed their Sunset Ridge location in early June, but not before holding a clearance sale. The local store had been open for eight years. The original Bless Your Heart in Bracken is still open.

Neighborhood News

with the city’s planning and zoning commission. Rosenthal said Kiel had been an active city volunteer for more than 13 years, calling him a “great advocate” for Alamo Heights. "The city will miss the guidance and leadership we received from both Mike and Bill, and their families are in our thoughts," Rosenthal added.

Cities To End Recycling of Glass Michael Brenan

William Kiel

Heights Mourns Deaths of Michael Brenan and William Kiel

Officials in Alamo Heights are mourning the passing of attorney Michael Brenan and former City Councilman William Kiel. Brenan died on May 7 at age 75. An Alamo Heights High School graduate, Brenan in recent years worked as city attorney for Alamo Heights for more than 40 years. He had held a similar position in Olmos Park and other area cities. Brenan also had been a trustee with the Alamo Heights Independent School District between 1975 and 1984 and was a member of numerous local clubs and organizations. “Mike’s breadth of knowledge helped him guide city administrators, city managers, council members and members of the Alamo Heights boards and commissions through decades of decisions,” Mayor Bobby Rosenthal said of Brenan. Kiel, 73, died June 2 after a battle with cancer. He retired after a career as a geoscientist with the energy/petrochemical company, Shell. He served with the Alamo Heights council, and

Terrell Hills and Alamo Heights residents were notified this spring that the cities would no longer accept glass containers or bottles for recycling. Additionally, neither film wrappers nor plastic bags are being accepted for the cities recycling programs. These items can now be left in the regular trash bin. Olmos Park, is also scaling back what it will accept for recycling. Officials said costs associated with sending glass and other specific items to recyclers have increased.

Updates for Sign Ordinance

The city of Alamo Heights intends to look at its sign ordinance this summer with the possibility of amending a few parts. The city’s community development director, Nina Shealey, briefed the City Council on new sign regulations that the council approved last summer. Businesses, apartment complexes, and other entities with public signage were given six months to comply with the new rules. The city recently found more than 40 signage owners in noncompliance. The city issued letters to those properties, telling them to comply by May 31. According to Shealey, there have been recent discussions on what do with multi-family housing signs, banners, and the review process. Those clarifications will be discussed this summer. | JULY 2019



St. Mary’s Hall Class of 2019 Embarks on Next Steps Toward Success

Each year, Saint Mary's Hall sends another class of graduates off on a journey toward success in college and fulfillment in life after carefully preparing them. While it's always hard to say goodbye, we're excited to see our graduates go out into the world to pursue their destiny of success and accomplishment. On May 24, a total of 106 graduates from the Class of 2019 came together on the SMH campus at the Alonso Ancira Event Center to take part in the school's Commencement Ceremony. The students were not only part of one of the largest graduating classes, they also proved to be one of the most impressive by earning nearly $11.3 million in merit scholarships. Other notable accomplishments included: • applying to a total of 198 institutions in 38 states; • attending 56 different colleges and universities, including two universities in England and Scotland; • 56% of the graduates were admitted to their top choice university or college; • completing a collective total of 16,589 community service hours; 34

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• U.S. Presidential Scholar semi-finalist; • 6 National Merit Scholars; • 8 National Hispanic Scholars; • 7 college-bound student-athletes, 2 of which are bound for Division-1 play; and • 32 "Lifers," or students who have attended Saint Mary's Hall for 12 or more years. Applying for college can be one of the most stressful and intimidating tasks any student will face before graduation, so Saint Mary's Hall makes sure all graduates are well-prepared by acclimating students to the college admissions process starting in Form 9. This graduating class definitely proved they were on top of their game! With years of experience and a vast array of resources, the school's dedicated, full-time college counselors helped the Class of 2019 assess their academic and personal strengths, as well as their goals and desires, to identify the right college for each student. Through their curiosity, hard work, and determination, these graduates leave SMH as articulate, confident, and tenacious young adults prepared for their life journeys ahead. We're confident in our graduates, and look forward to their many successes in college and beyond.

Ethan Stone and Madeleine McCabe

St. Luke’s Episcopal School Students Win Young Pegasus Poetry Competition

St. Luke’s Episcopal School students Madeleine McCabe and Ethan Stone have been named winning poets in the San Antonio Public Library 2019 Young Pegasus Annual Poetry Competition. Established in 1927, Young Pegasus is the longest running youth poetry competition in the nation. SLES second graders McCabe and Stone were among 89 winning poets selected from over 1,700 entries citywide this year. Last fall, second grade students at St. Luke’s began writing poetry in their language arts class under the direction of their teacher Cindy Zaldivar. Poetry is a highly valued component of the SLES curriculum – once a year every student in first through eighth grade performs a memorized poetry declamation before an audience in the school chapel. “A poetry lover myself, I have always been a strong advocate for teaching poetry in schools,” says Zaldivar. “Poems teach children grammar and phonics, strengthen reading skills, spark imagination and encourage even reluctant writers. I hoped my students would not only come to appreciate reading poetry, but also experience the joy of composing their own poems.” With her encouragement, Ms. Zaldivar’s students began writing poems in the classroom, on the playground and at home on whatever topics inspired them. Every year, thousands of poets ages 18 and under submit their poems to the San Antonio Public Library Young Pegasus Poetry Competition. McCabe and Stone were among 89 winning poets selected by an independent judging panel, which reviewed more than 1,700 poems this year. As a further honor, both McCabe’s and Stone’s poems were among the 67 poems chosen for publication in the 93rd Young Pegasus Anthology, now available for check out at the San Antonio Public Library. They join previous Young Pegasus poets, including former San Antonio mayor Henry Cisneros and poet, songwriter and novelist Naomi Shihab Nye. On May 5, McCabe and Stone recited their poems in the Guadalupe Theater at the 2019 Young Pegasus Awards Ceremony.

St. Lukes Episcopal students Charlotte Stevens, Allison Poulter, Miley Hamilton, and Mia Miller attended a statewide convention, the Texas State Junior Classical League, an organization dedicated to the study of Latin, Greek and classical antiquity.

St. Luke’s Episcopal School Latin Students Impress at State Competition

St. Luke’s Episcopal School announces four first place winners at the 2019 Texas State Junior Classical League Convention. All seventh and eighth grade students enrolled in Latin at St. Luke’s attended the statewide convention in Austin on April 5 and 6. The Texas State Junior Classical League (TSJCL) is a branch of the National Junior Classical League, an organization of over 45,000 middle and high school students dedicated to the study of Latin, Greek, and classical antiquity. Every year, thousands of Latin students from all across Texas convene for the TSJCL convention, a two-day competition over all things related to the classical world. Students compete against their peers in a wide range of academic and creative categories that include Roman history, Latin and Greek derivatives, Latin sight recitation, dramatic interpretation, catapult construction, mosaics, and many more. For those new to convention, it is quite the spectacle to see crowds of students dressed in full togas and t-shirts with Latin slogans. St. Luke’s has had a long and successful tradition of participation in TSJCL. This year’s state convention, hosted by Anderson High School in Austin was no exception. Four SLES students won first place in their individual events, including Miley Hamilton in Roman Life, Mia Miller in Classical Art, Allison Poulter in Latin Vocabulary, and Charlotte Stevens in Costume. “My favorite part of learning Latin is seeing the similarities with English words and the connections between Roman culture and our own,” says eighth grader Miley Hamilton, two-time TSJCL champion in the Roman Life contest. “I love going to JCL every year because there are so many different activities to experience and so many Latin students to meet. There is something for everyone.” In addition to these four first place winners, every SLES student who attended the convention won an award for their performance in their individual academic and creative arts contents. “Not many people understand the value of learning a language such as Latin, which is not spoken today,” says SLES Latin teacher Amanda Kimura. “I am fortunate to teach at a school where there is a lot of support and advocacy not only for Latin, but also language learning in general. Our students have a passion for learning, which shows in their excitement for and success at the TSJCL convention each year.” | JULY 2019


School News

Ginny Wind, Varda Ratner, Senator Dr. Donna Campbell, Sharon Scharff Greenwald, Lisa Barry, Senator Jose Menendez and Representative Richard Raymond

St. Luke’s Episcopal In-School Dance Programs

St. Luke’s Episcopal School and the Dance Center of San Antonio have collaborated to provide in-school dance programs for its pre-K to eighth-grade students. SLES students are now able to enroll in dance classes taught during the school day under the leadership of DCSA founder and Artistic Director Vanessa Bessler. Dance and academics work hand-in-hand to educate the whole child. Through this collaboration, we have an amazing opportunity to share the benefits and joys of dance with new students,” says Bessler.    During the 2019-2020 school year, students at SLES will have the chance to sign up for ballet, contemporary, tap, jazz and hiphop classes taught on campus by DCSA instructors. Classes will be available for all students after school with fourth through eighth-grade students having the added option of taking in-school dance classes during their physical education periods. "I have been impressed with the partnership between SLES and DCSA," says SLES parent Dr. Marquel McCabe. “My daughter has improved greatly as a dancer under the leadership of Vanessa Bessler and her team. 36

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Holocaust Remembrance to be Taught in All Texas Public Schools

The Texas Legislature unanimously passed legislation in the recent 86th Regular Session to create Holocaust Remembrance Week in Texas public schools to educate students about the Holocaust.. The bill was signed by Governor Greg Abbott on June 11 and will be effective at the start of the 2019-2020 school year. The bill, Senate Bill 1828, was sponsored by Senator Jose Menendez and Representative Richard Raymond. The effort to create an annual week of Holocaust education in Texas was spurred by four San Antonio women concerned by data showing many students were unaware of the Holocaust, and a rise in anti-Semitic events in the United States. The bill instructs each public school district to use ageappropriate instructional materials developed or approved by the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. During Senate committee testimony, lawmakers heard from four San Antonio women about the many lessons that can be taught through Holocaust education, including: tolerance and empathy; the dangers of hatred, discrimination, propaganda, and censorship; whether to choose to be a bystander or to actively take part to protect victims of discrimination, bullying or harassment; and how to be good citizens.

The Write Stuff - The Martha Spoor Young Writers Workshop

Thanks to the generous support of the Alamo Heights School Foundation, 7th grade students with a love for writing can fuel their passion by attending the Martha Spoor Young Writers Workshop. The fund was established in 2008 in memory of Martha Spoor, a 1987 graduate of Alamo Heights High School and English teacher at Alamo Heights Junior School, encourages Martha’s hope, to inspire students to express themselves in their writing through the use of critical thinking and creativity.

St. Peter School Art Teacher Named Finalist for Teacher of the Year

St. Peter School is incredibly proud to announce that art teacher, Sara Edgington, is a finalist for the Archdiocese of San Antonio's Teacher of the Year. Sara is a St. Peter's parishioner and alumna who has been teaching at the school for the past five years. She is incredibly passionate, talented, caring, and innovative in the classroom. She was nominated by her colleagues and will not only represent St. Peter's as the school's Teacher of the Year, but has been named one of three finalists for the Archdiocese of San Antonio Department of Catholic School's Teacher of the Year. Sara, along with all other nominees, will be recognized at the Catholic Schools Leadership Awards banquet.

Incarnate Word High Welcomes New Principal

Incarnate Word High School has a new principal. Anna Downey, who accumulated 26 years of Catholic high school education experience as an administrator and English teacher in Cincinnati, Ohio, is beginning her new role as principal at (IWHS). A search committee, board of directors and the Ministry Council of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word all signed off on Downey’s hiring following a nationwide search. | JULY 2019


Hats Off to the Class of 2019!

Taking those final steps as an Alamo Heights High School Mule, the Class of 2019 embraced the transition from high school senior to Alamo Heights graduate, carrying just under $4 million in scholarships with them to begin the next chapter of their educational story. The high school staff honored two students with Top Senior Girl and Boy, awards selected annually to recognize two students who exemplify great character, academic excellence, and a heart for service. The 2019 Top Senior Girl was Leslie Moreno, and Top Senior Boy was Brian Yancelson. Congrats Class of 2019! #MulesUp #AHISDMyStory

Ask Roxie

Heartworm Disease Wetter Weather Can Bring Disease BY BERIT MASON

Many have been seeing the terrific flooding of the Midwestern states on T.V. Do you know what comes with all of that water? Mosquitoes. And with the warm, wet weather we've had here, we should prepare for the armies of mosquitoes, descending this summer. Mosquitos thrive in wet, humid weather because water is a favorite place to lay their eggs. “When the mosquitoes are mature enough to feed, that is one of the first things that they need to do,” says Chris LaBrie, DVM, of the Kothmann Pet Hospital. And guess who they feed on? 40

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Dogs contract heartworm disease from mosquitos and should be tested annnually for heartworms by a veterinarian. If your dog tests negative your vet will prescribe a monthly heartworm preventative.

Your two-footed types, and us four-footed humans. It doesn't matter! They just want to suck our blood! And when they do suck our dog or cats blood, mosquitoes may inject a parasite into our pets. “Parasitic larvae mature a couple of life stages inside of the mosquito, then migrate down to the mouth part. There, they are injected through the mosquito bite, into the next host, whether it be a dog or a cat,” says Dr. LaBrie. It is the parasitic heartworm, who uses the mosquito as a host. It flies around inside of the mosquito, waiting to be injected into the next host: your pet. “For cats: they can develop lesions on their nose, and get bright red noses that become ulcerated” says the doctor. If a cat's ear tips are reddened, that may be a mosquito bite reaction, as bugs bite where cat hair is short, to get to the skin. “These are almost always mosquito-bite allergies. You can get a big hyper-sensitivity reaction to mosquito allergies in cats. Cats are incidental hosts. But the definitive host for a heartworm is a dog.” Once the mosquito has given the pet the parasite, these larvae grow into wormhood, starting off in an animal's pulmonary vessels, migrating to the chambers of the heart, where they really begin their destruction.

Infected mosquitoes transmit microscopic microfilariae into the blood of dogs and cats. The Microfilariae travel to the dog or cats heart where they mature into adult heartworms.

Dr. LaBrie says mosquitos are the only insect that transmits heartworms. And if a dog has heartworms, he can give it to a mosquito, that then bites another dog, spreading the disease. “It takes about six months for a heartworm test to become positive. So, I test dogs yearly. But you won't see anything in the stool.” Fortunately there is medication in the form of a monthly protective pill. “The appropriate dose, every month, will prevent heartworms,” the doctor says. And all dogs should be dosed, with this possibility of contagion. Early signs of heartworm infection are coughing, lethargy, not wanting to run around, and shortness of breath. If a dog does develop heartworms, with early detection, a round of injections can cure it. But left untreated, it is fatal. warns that as we experience wetter, warmer weather, we may see a rise in insecticide-resistant mosquitoes. So, this menace could get worse. If you want to avoid heartworm disease, move north. LaBrie says its extreme cold kills these disease carrying insects. In semi-tropical climates, like San Antonio, we have to be vigilant. For more information, visit the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, at the Texas A&M University website. Until next month! Woof, woof! Roxie | JULY 2019




2. 1. Sarah Moore and Tracy Williams

2. Gala co-chair Cynthia Kerby, president Jody Lutz and co-chair Whitney Solcher Miller


3. Hayley Conger and Courtney Conger 4. Amy Swaney and Emily Sytsma

Texas Biomedical Forum Gala

The Night They Invented Champagne, was the theme for this year’s annual gala chaired by Whitney Solcher Miller, co-chair Cynthia Kerby and gala assistant Whitney Schones. Held at The Argyle, this group celebrated its 48th annual gala with fine dining, entertainment by Doc Watkins and his Orchestra, dancing and of course plenty of bubbles! After popping the bubbly, guests were encouraged to attend, Late Night at Maxim’s for more celebration. The mission of the Texas Biomedical Forum is to support the Texas Biomedical Research Institute through community relations, volunteer services and fundraising. Since 1971, the members of the Forum have been organizing and hosting San Antonio’s premier spring formal fundraiser in support of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute. Each Gala has its own theme, carefully selected by the volunteer chairs. The event, historically held the first Saturday in May at The Argyle, attracts over 500 attendees. The Forum presents the event proceeds to Texas Biomed, which funds research scientists’ pilot study grants. 42

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Ziegler family: Valerie Ziegler, Will Ziegler, Haley Conger, Mary Conger, Brent Conger, Lori Conger, Thad M. Ziegler, Thad W. Ziegler, Lynn Ziegler, Max Schenker, Barbara Schenker, Thad C. Ziegler, and Anna Ziegler

Carolyn Johnson, Barbara Wood and Ellen O'Gorman

Ethics in Business Luncheon

For more than a decade, Ethics in Business San Antonio has been fostering an environment where ethical business practices are recognized and shared for the benefit of the workplace and our community. The Center honored the Ziegler family for being an exemplar of ethical commitment and civic engagement. They recognize the importance of ethics-based leadership and have experienced the longevity that comes with it. For five generations, the Zieglers have stood for dependability, integrity and providing the best possible service for this city that they love. The Center also honored Valero for creating a business environment where ethics-based leadership paves the way for substantial economic support for our South Texas communities. Valero is a model of integrity and ethical leadership for businesses around the world. Winners of the  Lahourcade Award  for excellence in ethical decision-making were bestowed upon  Valero  and  the Ziegler family.  Mr. Mark Schmeltekopf – Chief Accounting officer at Valero served as keynote speaker.  Proceeds for the event support the education, counseling and wellness programs at The Ecumenical Center, which is dedicated to healing and growth in our community. | JULY 2019



Save the Date July 13

Believers Inspiring Survivors for Hope Foundation Music Festival

ALAMO BEER COMPANY 6:30 – 10:40PM This will be the 9th year for the Believers Inspiring Survivors for Hope Foundation Music Festival. This is a free event but donations are accepted at the doors, with the donations going towards cancer research. There will be live bands, a silent auction, raffle and live auction to raise money for cancer research. Cece and Brent Given with Jessica Berg

Rebecca’s Wish Wild for Wishes

Rebecca’s Wish is a 501©(3) charity launched by Rebecca Taylor in 2018. Rebecca is a teen who founded this nonprofit as a result of her chronic pancreatitis and related complications. Rebecca is one of the few children in the world now living without a pancreas. Rebecca’s body started shutting down almost a decade ago because of an unknown autoimmune disease that eventually attacked her pancreas. She suffered for years in agonizing pain until receiving a Rebecca Taylor lifesaving surgery which removed her pancreas. Every day, she is still fighting for her life, as opposed to wallowing in self-pity, Rebecca decided to fight for the thousands and thousands of children diagnosed annually with pediatric pancreatitis, a disease for which there is no known cure. When the Make-A-Wish Foundation heard about Rebecca and approached her to make her dreams come true, Rebecca sidestepped the ordinary and shot for the extraordinary. She asked for a medical philanthropist to help her start a non-profit, so that she could help children just like herself, suffering from this tortuous disease. Rebecca’s 2nd Annual Gala, Wild for Wishes, took place at the San Antonio Zoo and included generous culinary donors DUNKIN’ Bowl & Barrel, My Chef Meals, Two Bros. BBQ Market, The Rustic, Papa Johns, Snowflake Donuts, and Scooters who passed out samples, and when not snacking, guests could pet the boa constructors, ride the Merry Go ‘Round, bid on the silent and live auctions, and dance the night away with the Klocks! Guests, sponsors, family and friends included president, Rebecca’s Wish Christyn Taylor, chair Tracee Feik, and husband John Feik, David and Lucy Peveto who created a one-of-a kind acrylic painting, Jessica and Ryan Berg, Vanessa Hurd, Cece and Brent Given, San Antonio Zoo CEO Tim Morrow, Lori Coiner, Jeff Goldblatt, Dr. Sandeep Patel, Sharon and Kenny Wilson, Julia and Greg Mann, Kristi Koehler, Amy Garcia, and Kerry and Joe Mims. 44

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September 7

11th Annual Starry Night Camp Gala

THE SAN ANTONIO COUNTRY CLUB 6PM The Children’s Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP) is hosting their 11th annual gala and celebrating 40 years of helping those with medical or special needs, and those who care for them. CAMP provides resources, care, education, awareness, and financial assistance for those in need. More than 400 local leaders, business owners, and community members attend this event. September 19

2019 Ranch Chic Fashion Show

THE ROSENBERG SKY ROOM UNIVERSITY OF THE INCARNATE WORD 5:30 – 9PM This unique fashion show is an opportunity to view the best Ranch Chic gear before the big Cattle Baron’s Gala while raising awareness for cancer. Strutting down the runway will be professional models and cancer survivors. In addition to the fashion show, there will be plenty of delicious food, by Don Strange and a raffle of great items. 2019SanAntonioCattleBaronsGala/ RanchChicFashionShow/ September 14

35th Annual San Antonio Zoo Run

SAN ANTONIO ZOO 8:30 AM Lace up your sneakers and round up 3 of your friends for this relay race supporting the San Antonio Zoo. This is an event for adults and children to participate in! | JUNE 2019


Community Calendar Glorifying God and sharing the teachings of Jesus Christ we build a community of hope and wholeness through worship education, service and fellowship.

Celebrating 102 years in Alamo Heights

June 3

July 16

5:30-9PM 6116 Broadway St. San Antonio, TX 78209

5:30-8pm 6116 Broadway St. San Antonio, TX 78209 Meeting is open to the public.


July 1


5:30-9PM 6116 Broadway St. San Antonio, TX 78209

July 2


ALAMO HEIGHTS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 6201 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78209 Senior Pastor: Rev Dr. Richard Knott. Jr. (210) 824-0271

Come Worship with Us Two worship services at 8:30am and 11:00am

12pm The Petroleum Club on the 7th Floor 8620 N. New Braunfels San Antonio, TX 78217

July 3


5:30-8PM 6116 Broadway St. San Antonio, TX 78209

July 3


11:30am Meet & Greet 12pm Guest Speaker Paesano’s Lincoln Heights 555 E. Basse Rd. San Antonio. TX 78209

July 8


5:30-9pm 6116 Broadway St. San Antonio, TX 78209 Meeting is open to the public.

July 9


7pm Earl Abel's Restaurant 1201 Austin Highway #175 San Antonio, TX 78209

July 9


5-6pm 5100 N. New Braunfels San Antonio, TX 78217 Meeting is open to the public.

July 9


12pm The Petroleum Club on the 7th Floor 8620 N. New Braunfels San Antonio, TX 78217


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July 16


12pm The Petroleum Club on the 7th Floor 8620 N. New Braunfels San Antonio, TX 78217

July 22


5:30-9pm 6116 Broadway St. San Antonio, TX 78209 Meeting is open to the public.

July 23


7pm Earl Abel's Restaurant 1201 Austin Highway #175 San Antonio, TX 78209 July 23


12pm The Petroleum Club on the 7th Floor 8620 N. New Braunfels San Antonio, TX 78217

July 30


12pm The Petroleum Club on the 7th Floor 8620 N. New Braunfels San Antonio, TX 78217


Fire/EMS (Non-Emergency) 210-824-1281 Police (Non-Emergency) 210-822-3321 Police Administration Office 210-822-6433 Taxes 210-882-1503 Water 210-882-1507 Court Clerk 210-882-1501 Public Works (includes solid waste, brush, recycling, streets, etc.) 210-882-1518 Planning and Development Services (permits and inspections) 210-826-0516


City Administration Offices 210-824-7401 Non-Emergency Dispatch (Police/EMS/Fire) 210-824-1009 | JULY 2019


Community Spotlight

Justin Seibert Terrell Hills Assistant Fire Chief BY RON AARON EISENBERG

Terrell Hills assistant fire chief Justin Seibert was born in Dallas, Texas, on December 10, 1981. At the age of 12, he and his family moved to Boerne. Seibert’s dream was to become a pilot. But shortly after he graduated from what was then Boerne High School, in 2000, “A friend talked me into joining a Volunteer Fire Department. I was sixteen, and I got hooked on it, just loved it.” Thoughts of flying airplanes went up in a puff of smoke. From then on, all he wanted to do was fight fires. And that's what he has done ever since. In 2001, Seibert earned his firefighter 48

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certification from TEEX (Texas Engineering Extension Service) at Texas A&M’s Firefighter Recruit Academy, a worldrenowned training facility in College Station. He almost immediately started as a reserve firefighter in the City of Terrell Hills. Within a month, he was hired as a full-time firefighter. That was in 2002. At first glance, Seibert, at six-feet tall, looks incredibly fit. His eyes mirror his emotions. Piercing, dark, and serious as he talks about fires: and warm and welcoming as he talks about his family. He admits to spending time in the

firehouse gym many a morning. It’s an important part of his job. And the results of those workouts are obvious. What is it about the job that Seibert loves? “Every day is different. When I come to work, I have stuff penciled in on my calendar to do, but there’s no 'fire’ penciled in.” “What happens, happens and we never know what that will be. It’s not what you might call a static job.” Seibert was promoted to Lieutenant in 2004, captain in 2006, and assistant chief in 2011. While his goal is to become chief, someday, “Being number two is not bad,” Seibert told 78209 Magazine. The job comes with administrative responsibilities and paperwork, he notes, “But I still get to do some of everything.” For Seibert, that means he still gets to fight fires. “Fighting fires beats everything.” Except for maybe family. | JULY 2019


Seifert and his wife, Darcy, were married on November 18, 2006. They met in Boerne, where she worked as an ambulance paramedic. “Darcy is not currently working as a Paramedic. She is teaching preschool at our daughter’s school. She plans to work as a Paramedic again once our kids are a little older.” They have two children – Will and Mandy. And when he’s not fighting fires or doing his assistant chief stuff, Seibert enjoys hanging out with the family. He also enjoys barbequing and rooting for the Texas Rangers, the Cowboys, and the Spurs. Perhaps because weather plays a critical role in his job, Seibert is a self-described weather enthusiast. He has several weather gauges at his home in Boerne, including temperature, humidity, wind, and rain detectors, all featuring digital readouts. He doesn’t describe himself as a weather forecaster, but he enjoys tracking weather. He also enjoys woodworking. He worked with wood in high school, and he still enjoys it. "It's in my blood," he laughs. "Both my father and grandfather were amazing woodworkers. Perhaps as I get older, I'll do more of it.” As for the Terrell Hills Fire Department, Seibert says when we have openings for firefighters, we are looking for kind, compassionate, caring people, who have a passion for the job. Seibert fits that description to a “T.” At present, there are 16 fulltime firefighters on the force. In Terrell Hills, the assistant chief says, they see more house than vehicle fires. Like everyone in his profession, Seibert urges homeowners to install smoke detectors and to be sure they are working. He also cautions residents to be aware that ashes, in a fireplace or an outdoor fire pit, can be extremely dangerous. That's how too many fires start – from ashes people think are not a threat. It’s clear, Seibert has found a home in Terrell Hills Fire House. He has no plans to go elsewhere.


The Alamo Heights Chamber of Commerce is working to create a successful future for our businesses. We provide unique opportunities for growing your business and building meaningful connections. Join us as we host our monthly luncheon on the first Wednesday of every month at Paesano’s in Lincoln Heights at 11:30am.

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Eat In ‘09 78209

Guide KEY


$ Most Entrees under $10 $$ Most entrees $10 - $20 $$$ Most entrees over $20

Brunch Reservations Suggested Patio Live Entertainment

American 410 DINER

A ‘50s-themed diner serving homemade soups, fresh catfish, shrimp, prime steaks, pork chops and chicken. 8315 Broadway 822-6246 $


A delightful bakery and small bistro that serves sandwiches, quiche, croissants, pies, cupcakes, cookies, brownies and dessert bars. 5912 Broadway 804-2473 $

Casual dining in a bistro setting. High-quality hamburgers, pizzas, sandwiches and salads are offered for lunch and dinner. 5003 Broadway 828-6860 $

Vintage-themed diner serving fun appetizers, like the Chuck Norris Kickers (chicken and jalapeños wrapped in bacon) and Totchos (Tater Tot Nachos), burgers, BLT’s, Cuban sandwiches and more. 5050 Broadway 826-0069 $

Hand-crafted sandwiches, salads, soups, pastas, and desserts, baby bundt cakes, pies and cakes. 255 E. Basse, #100 441-4553 $



Lunch, dinner and brunch - Cappy’s is fine dining in the heart of ‘09, serving prime steaks, prime rib, rack of lamb and seafood. 5011 Broadway 828-9669 $$$ Brunch


Guacamole At SoLuna on Broadway

Try the guacamole fresco or picosito (spicy with serrano peppers) as an appetizer at SoLuna- it’s delicious, cool and creamy on a hot summer day.



Burgers, oak-fired brick oven pizzas, rosemary roasted chicken and award-winning salads, all served in a fun ‘50s-themed atmosphere. 6498 N. New Braunfels 828-1111 $


Good Time Charlie’s has been around since 1979 and soon became a San Antonio landmark restaurant popular with the local college students and faculty. They serve Texas home-style favorites including catfish, steaks and a chicken-fried steak many claim is the “Best In Texas.” They are also known as a favorite happy hour spot with lots of drink specials that include generous pitchers of ice-cold beer. 2922 Broadway 828-5392 $


A contemporary American restaurant, known for its wood-fired cuisine. The menu features a wide selection of classics including prime rib, steak, seafood and rotating specials like Seafood Czarina, Tuscan Steak, Grilled Fish with Mango Papaya Salsa and Chicken Milanese. 255 E. Basse, #1300 824-0275 $$ -$$$


A quaint cafe serving a menu of soups, salads and sandwiches in addition to a wide range of bakery items including cookies, cakes, pies and more 555 E. Basse, Suite113 475-3375-0275 $


24-hour diner serving all-day breakfast. They offer hearty choices like steak and eggs, omelets and Tex-Mex huevos rancheros. A comprehensive lunch and dinner menu, too, that includes all the standards — salads, sandwiches and burgers plus nostalgic favorites like patty melts and liver and onions. 4108 Broadway 828-5120 8427 Broadway 826-7001 $


San Antonio themed restaurant where staff dresses up as cartoon characters, super heroes, movie stars and pop heroes. 902 N.E. Loop 410 828-1470 $


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A family-friendly atmosphere with burgers, shakes and root beer floats. For adults they serve creative cocktails and large-portioned dinners that include baby-back ribs, fried shrimp, meat loaf and chicken-fried steak. 2442 Nacogdoches 826-8303 $


Gourmet American fare paired with amazing wines. Fried chicken with Champagne...why not? 340 E. Basse Rd 444-9547 $


Nosh offers great wines, craft brews and small plates that are big on taste. A place to relax and indulge in some really great food. 1133 Austin Highway 826-6674 $


Cafeteria-style restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. They offer several entrees daily that often include salmon, talapia, fried chicken, chicken-fried steak, grilled liver and onions, roast turkey breast, roast chicken and rib-eye steaks. The entrees are accompanied by hearty Southern side dishes like fried okra, mac and cheese, black -eyed peas and mashed potatoes. 8511 Tesoro Drive 930-3227 $


A new concept in soups, salads and wraps. You create your own by choosing from dozens of fresh ingredients including several types of lettuces, chopped onions, radishes, cucumbers, peppers, cabbage, black and red beans, bean sprouts, peas, broccoli and more. There are over 50 different toppings. Then choose from one of their 10 house dressings made with all-natural ingredients. Add fresh lean protein, including baked chicken, salmon or shrimp. 250 E. Basse Rd 462-1466 $


Silo is listed as one of Open Table’s Top American Restaurants and rated as one of Zagat’s Top Local Picks. They offer New American fare in a casual, yet elegant atmosphere. They offer a small plate menu, and there is also a prix fixe dinner option available. Signature dishes include Chilean Sea Bass, Honey Soy Glazed Atlantic Salmon, Mussels and Linguine and Chicken-Fried Oysters. 1133 Austin Highway 824-8686 $$


Good food and a hip atmosphere. Over 40 beers on tap, a full bar and lots of big-screen TVs. The outside patio is a popular happy hour spot. Broadway at Basse 823-3508 $-$$ Patio


A variety of chicken wings with lots of exotic flavors like tamarind, Sriracha, garlic pepper , curry and Tom Yum. The wings are available for takeout or you can dine in - and they deliver. They

also offer fried vegan tofu, edamame and sticky rice. A unique concept. 8210 Broadway 829-5000 $


Healthy food using local ingredients. Coffees and espressos; quiche, pastries, sandwiches, soups and salads. Live music on Friday nights. 6322 N. New Braunfels 822-0761 $ Live Entertainment



Thai food and sushi by chef Mmonrat “Mon” Shirley in a beautiful and tranquil atmosphere with tables that overlook a peaceful outdoor garden and fountain. 4901 Broadway 822-3253 $-$$



Located in a quaint two story house on Broadway, WD Deli serves lunch only, specializing in scratch-made deli standards. They make several soups daily and have Jersey-style deli sandwhiches including pastrami, liverwurst, Italian panini, egg salad, tuna salad, roast beef and Reubens. They also have a large selection of entrée salads. Be sure to save some room for dessert as they have some really innovative ones, including lemon ooey gooey bars, butterscotch and black salt cookies and an orange dreamsicle cake. 3123 Broadway 828-2322 $ patio


Chef-prepared healthy pre-packaged meals to go. Meals are low-calorie and can be low-carb, Paleo or gluten-free. 5231 Broadway 824-6000 $



Vegan and vegetarian Pan-Asian food. Delicious appetizers include fried rice, spring rolls and cheese rangoons. Entrees include vibrantly flavored favorites like Hunan Beef, General Tso’s Chik-n, Beef and Broccoli, and steaming bowls of pho. 5130 Broadway 437-2200 $ Patio


An assortment of teas from taiwan including Matcha, Oolong, Coconut, Milk and Glowing varieties.They also offer rice and noodle bowls, mini pork buns and Taiyaki. 4009 Broadway 598-0068 $


Tranquil atmosphere, serving sushi, Chinese and Japanese cuisine. A Japanese hibachi-style grill experience is available Wednesday through Sunday during dinner, offering certified Black Angus beef. Reservations are preferred for the hibachi, but walk-ins are still welcomed. 1011 NE Loop 410 828-9988 $ $ Patio


An Asian gastropub serving innovative cocktails and appetizers. 7701 Broadway, Suite 124 210-826-1488 $$


A Japanese restaurant and sushi bar featuring lots of specialty rolls and dishes with complex and interesting flavors. 4051 Broadway 805-8111 $-$$

New Oriental eatery in the same location as an old favorite. Offering traditional menu with some new specials. 8338 Broadway St. 210-973-7798 $$

Japanese steak and sushi with hibachi tables where chefs cook and perform for audiences. 4902 Broadway 822-0300 $-$$ Reservations suggested


Sushi, Japanese and Pacific Rim cuisine in a lively environment located in the Quarry Market. Up-tempo music with a large bar and lots of creative appetizers and sushi rolls. 260 E. Basse, #101 822-1088 $$


Located in the Quarry Market, offering sushi, dim sum, wok classics, noodle dishes and cocktails. 255 E. Basse, #1200 507-1000 $$


Traditional Japanese and Latin American influences fused into modern, healthy rolls, rice and noodle dishes. 999 E. Basse 826-8500 $$


Vietnamese cuisine with light soups and spring rolls and phenomenal steaming bowls of pho. 3244 Broadway 892-7461 $$


Beautiful Thai restaurant with tranquil outdoor patio with koi pond. Traditional Thai food, along with Chinese dishes and sushi. 1146 Austin Highway 829-7345 $$ Patio



1960s-era landmark serving BBQ, burgers, brisket and milkshakes in casual digs with iconic neon signage. 1150 Austin Highway 828-2829 $


Authentic wood-smoked barbecue brisket, ribs, sausage and chicken. 1610 N.E. Loop 410 824-9191 $ - $$


A family-friendly neighborhood joint serving authentic Texas-style Barbecue. Try the Brisket nachos, brisket grilled cheese or the famous Bloody Mary. A great place to relax and listen to live music on the patio while the kids play on their playground. Also, don’t miss their SOUL FULL Sunday brunch which runs from 10am - 2pm. 106 Pershing 210-267-9136 $


Brisket, pulled pork, sausage, turkey, ribs and chicken, plus delicious sides like Smoke Shack Mac and spicy creamed corn. 3714 Broadway 829-8448 $ | JULY 2019




Coffee, latte, cappuccino, espresso plus artisanal French pastries, savory croissants, sandwiches, soups, salads, crepes and more. 118 Davis Court 560-2955 $ patio


French fusion curine prepared by chef Frederick Costa. A wonderful culinary experience with dishes that feature flounder, roasted duck, escargot and more. 7701 Broadway 828-9050 $$ - $$$


A beer garden and popular happy hour destination with hearty food. Offerings include German schnitzel, a chicken-fried rib-eye and brisket nachos. 7310 Jones Maltsberger 290-8066 $


A quaint French country cafe serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with rustic interior stone fireplaces and quiet nooks where you can relax. Sip on a delicious cup of tea, enjoy buttery croissants, house-made pastries,French onion soup, beef bourguignon or chicken cordon bleu pasta. 4820 Broadway 829-7291 $-$$


An English-style pub with a Texas twist offering a large selection of craft cocktails, 18 beers on tap, wine and Champagne, and a full menu for breakfast, brunch, lunch & dinner featuring fish & chips, cheese curds, French toast, brisket grilled cheese sandwiches, Scotch eggs, and a hearty burger. The atmosphere is cozy with a large wooden bar, dart boards, and lots of large screen tvs’ showcasing your favorite sports teams. They also specialize in Soccer Saturdays showing games from European leagues. 5148 Broadway 210-721-7762 $-$$



Authentic Greek food with gyros, plus so much more. They have an extensive array of delicious tapas including hummus, dolmas (stuffed grape leaves), falafel patties, kalamata olives and fried calamari. They have large and satisfying salads including a traditional Greek, the Greco Roman, the Mediterranean and Caprese. Additionally, they offer fresh fish and shrimp dishes, grilled rosemary lemon chicken, vegetarian moussaka, pastichio (Greek lasagna) and their signature Papouli’s Feast that includes a choice of 4 meats, pita bread, Greek salad, puff pastries and more. 255 E. Basse, #384 804-1118 $

Hamburgers BURGER FI

Gourmet burgers and hot dogs made from all natural, never-frozen meat. Vegetarian burgers are available too, plus sides like hand-cut fresh fries, crispy onion rings and frozen custard. 1907 Nacogdoches Road 858-4052 $


Burgers, sliders, sandwiches, salads and sides plus shakes in many flavors. 4200 Broadway 826-0800 $


Rustic casual environment with lots of beers on tap and a genuinely great hamburger. 1006 N.E. Loop 410 805-8600 $


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A San Antonio staple famous for charcoal grilled hamburgers with a special blend of spices and seasonings and bakery-fresh buns. They are also known for their ever-popular thin, crispy onion rings, hand-dipped ice cream milkshakes and handmade fruit pies. 838 N.E. Loop 410 932-8040 $


Casual, family-friendly burger joint with wood picnic tables, a playground for the kids, great appetizers, salads and sides. 1003 Rittiman at Harry Wurzbach 822-7272 $ Patio


A healthy take on your standard burger, fries and shakes with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. 999 E. Basse 824-9600 $



Homemade soups, fresh salads, hand-tossed pizzas and strombolis along with favorites like eggplant parmigiana and spaghetti with homemade meatballs. 1017 Austin Highway 822-2300 $$


An upscale landmark Italian restaurant with a large menu of classic and contemporary Italian dishes and an extensive wine list. 555 E. Basse 828-5191 $$ - $$$


Market-inspired, rustic Italian cuisine in a warm and welcoming environment. 255 E. Basse, #500 832-0300 $$


Specializing in traditional Italian cuisine with antipasti, seafood and pasta dishes. 5146 Broadway 824-0055 $$

Mexican/Latin ADELANTE

Serving what they refer to as health-Mex. All natural light and fresh dishes with plenty of vegan and vegetarian choices. 21 Brees Blvd. 822-7681 $


A unique combination of Mexican street food and Latin American soul food. The fish tacos were voted best fish taco in San Antonio. 8142 Broadway 930-9393 $


Enjoy a wide variety of Tex-Mex food served in a friendly, comfortable seting. A favorite for locals. 927 Rittiman Road 210-824-0175 $


Very authentic regional Mexican tacos. Offerings include cilantro chicken, carnitas Michoacan style, carne guisada, picadillo and shrimp tacos and many more. 5231 Broadway 218-5466 $


Casual dining in a relaxed setting, serving contemporary Mexican cuisine, thoughtfully executed. Open for lunch and dinner with a brunch on Sunday. 8633 Crownhill Blvd. 824-4231 $$ Sun Brunch


Tex-Mex favorites including soft and crispy tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, flautas, carne guisada and burritos. They also offer street tacos including brisket smoke pork and their bad-ass barbacoa. They have a happy hour, Monday thru Friday from 4 -7 pm. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 1208 Austin Highway 210-267-2516 $


Dishes from the coastal regions of Mexico. Signature dishes include grilled snapper, ceviche, pozole, handmade flautas and tacos al pastor. 5800 Broadway 822-6151 $$


Trendy upscale Mexican restaurant with a lively happy hour, impressive margaritas, Tex -Mex favorites and a colorful patio. 7959 Broadway 930-8070 patio $$-$$$


Rustic indoor-outdoor concept with several different bars and patios. They serve Tex-Mex breakfast to dinner to a local crowd of regulars and frequently have live music. 8403 Broadway 826-4405 Patio Live Entertainment $$


Brightly colored decor, lively music and great food. They feature an extensive list of flavored margaritas, tableside flaming queso flameado, enchiladas, fish and shrimp tacos, sizzling fajitas and more. 3210 Broadway 824-3005 $$


Elevated Mexican street food with lots of innovative tacos filled with unexpected ingredients like salmon, Jamaican jerk chicken and ahi tuna. 999 E. Basse 824-1603 $




A warm, family-friendly environment serving pizza and Italian staples like spaghetti and meatballs, baked rigatoni and lasagna. 6462 N. New Braunfels $$


An intimate, family-friendly restaurant serving New York-style thin-crust pizza and other Italian standards. 5054 Broadway 828-3354 $ - $$

Southwestern CANYON CAFE

Creative dishes influenced by the American Southwest. Bison meatloaf, grilled lemon salmon, baja shrimp pasta and fajitas 255 E. Basse, #600 821-3738 $$



Family-owned steakhouse with Western-style decor, serving perfectly grilled steaks, delicious seafood and desserts. Ribeyes, porterhouse and New York strip steaks, plus Chateaubriand, rack of lamb, Gulf Coast oysters and fresh salmon. They have a full bar and frequently offer fine live entertainment. 8400 N. New Braunfels 824-0116 Live Entertainment $$ - $$$


High-end steakhouse serving prime aged beef, pork chops, North Atlantic lobster tails, Alaskan king crab legs, Chilean sea bass and other seafood specialties. 255 E. Basse, #200 824-9463 $$$


Upscale steakhouse that serves prime ribeye, New York strip and filet mignon steaks on sizzling plates. They also feature delicious lamb chops, shrimp, lobster, crabcakes and chicken entrees plus generous desserts. 7720 Jones Maltsberger 821-5051 $$$

Coffee/Desserts COOKIE CAB

Fresh baked warm cookies delivered to your door. Choose from favorites like chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, sugar, and snickerdoodle. 1832 Nacogdoches Road 210.848.9920 $



Artisan bakery that bakes several varieties of fresh bread and pastries daily. They have a large, airy dining area and serve gourmet coffee, soup and sandwiches. 8305 Broadway 375-6746 $


Non-fat/low-fat yogurts with fun toppings you add yourself. 999 E. Basse, Suite 177 824-1104 $

Pizzas made in Neapolitan style in a wood -fired brick oven. 7959 Broadway 320-2100 $$ Fresh and light California-inspired salads, soups, flatbreads and pizzas. 255 E. Basse 424-2014 $$ Delicious authentic New York-style pizza. 7701 Broadway 805-8646 $ - $$


Casual, Brooklyn-based pizzeria chain serving brick-oven pizzas and calzones. 330 E. Basse, #101 832-8288 $$



Delicious bundt cakes in flavors like lemon, carrot and white chocolate raspberry adorned with thick cream cheese frosting and decorated for any occasion. 5164 Broadway 233-8430 $$


A new coffee shop and eatery at the San Antonio Botanical Garden with outdoor and indoor dining, fresh roasted brews, and lunch fare. Garden members enjoy 10% off. Sunday Brunch | JULY 2019


‘09 Eats

plant in the rafters of the old building while history permeates the air as you dine on some of the freshest dishes in town. Canyon Café makes everything inhouse, and according to General Manager, Dan Stump, who has been with the restaurant from the beginning, "The restaurant has never had a microwave. All of the sauces, dressings, and soups are 100% made here in our kitchen." Each dish is made to order under the watchful eye of their head chef, Gabriel Corona, who, for the last fifteen years, has built his career coming up with new Southwestern twists on beloved classics, like the Adovo Chicken Pasta, served with fire-grilled chicken, roasted red pepper cream sauce, fresh grilled vegetables and parmesan cheese. Think pasta primavera meets New Mexico chiles. It is delicious and has just enough spice to keep each bite interesting. One of the menu highlights is Canyon Café’s Tableside Guacamole. You can make it as spicy or as mild as your taste buds will allow and it makes a perfect starter to your meal. Ordering the table prepared guacamole allows diners to interact with the charismatic servers that take pride in their job at Canyon Café. Another one of their specialties is the “Limit-2 Margaritas.” Created with no compromises, their signature margaritas include four ounces of liquor in each drink. If tequila is not your cup of "T," then opt for an "Orange Beso." This distinctive

Canyon Cafe Experience the Flavors of the Southwest By MEREDITH KAY Photography By AL RENDON

What exactly is Southwestern cuisine? In the city that invented Tex-Mex (as well as the breakfast taco, mind you,) it might get a little confusing. Southwestern cuisine is one of the original American fusion foods, a blend of cultures that chose to settle in the Southwestern territories that we now call Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. With the flavors of Mexico, South America, and Native American tribes, Southwestern cuisine is unusual but familiar at the same time, and can be quite flavorful when it is truly authentic. 56

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Canyon Café, located in the Alamo Quarry Market, is the only restaurant in San Antonio that has consistently served outstanding Southwestern cuisine for twenty years, and their reputation for scratch-made quality will definitely secure them a spot at the top of the list of reliable restaurants in San Antonio for many years to come. Housed in the original stone crushing building of the Alamo Cement plant, Canyon Café has a rustic, but comfortable atmosphere. You can still see the original equipment of the cement


Authentic Southwestern cuisine, including beef, poultry and seafood.


Rustic and comfortable with large tables and lots of booth seating.


Appetizers/Soups/Salads $6 - $12, Most Entrees range from $15 - $20.

Southwestern cuisine is a fusion of flavors from Mexican, South American, and Native American cultures - popularized in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona

drink is made with Absolut Mandarin Vodka, Grand Marnier, fresh orange juice and a “kiss” of Prickly Pear Cactus Juice. It’s refreshing and strong, and offers a little something extra to your Southwest experience. One of Canyon Café's crowd favorites is their Naked Chile Relleno. The chef takes a charred poblano pepper and fills it with fajita marinated beef steak, adovo mushrooms, their classic snakebite beans, and tops it with a cheese and ranchera sauce. Served with paella rice, this dish is an explosion of flavors that is sure to wake up your senses. For the seafood lovers, Canyon Café brings in fresh seafood five days a week, and one of their most popular dishes is their Applewood Smoked Pecan Salmon, with

sautéed garlic spinach, mashed sweet potatoes, and topped with a papaya chile sauce, pine nut cilantro pesto, and spicy pecans. The restaurant also serves a seasonal chef’s menu with specials unique to what is fresh to the seasons here in the Southwest. One recent featured special is their hearty Flauta Plate, with freshly seasoned red chile chicken and cheese, served over saffron rice, with avocado cilantro sauce and snakebite beans. This was one of my favorite dishes and one that I will definitely return to savor again. Finally, no meal at Canyon Café is ever complete without their signature white chocolate tamales. These complimentary delights consist of the most decadent sweetness rolled in corn husks with

delicious Texas pecans, and trust me, you’ll definitely want more than one. However, if you still need to satisfy your sweet tooth, then try their Tres Leches Cake marinated in Grand Marnier and Frangelico, served with strawberries and a brandy cream sauce. After your delicious meal, this crave-worthy dessert is the perfect way to end a fabulous meal in a beautiful location. | JULY 2019




6501 Broadway St. San Antonio, TX 78209 210-824-9539 Services: Sunday 10:45am and Wednesday 6:15pm praise and prayer

308 Mt. Calvary Drive San Antonio, TX 78209 210-824-8748 Services: Sunday 8:30am and 11am


518 Pike Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209 Services: Sunday mornings at 11 am

6435 N. New Braunfels Ave. San Antonio, TX 78209 210-828-5728 Services: Sunday: 10:50am-12pm


6201 Broadway St. San Antonio, TX 78209 210-824-0271 Services: Sunday 8:30am and 11am


825 E. Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 210-826-3215 Services: Sunday 8:30am, 9:30am and 11am


6720 Broadway St. San Antonio, TX 78209 210-822-3394 Services: Sunday 8:30am and 10:30am


5927 Broadway St. San Antonio, TX 78209 210-822-8870 Services: Wednesday 12-1pm and Sunday 10:30-11:30am



102 Lorenz Road San Antonio, TX 78209 210-824-1743 Services: Saturday Mass 5pm Sunday Mass 7:30am, 9am; 10:30am, 12 noon Daily Mass 9am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday


1300 Wiltshire Ave. San Antonio, TX 78209 Services: Sundays at 8 & 10:30 am Tuesdays at 7:30 am


11 Saint Luke’s Lane San Antonio, Texas 78209 210-828-6425 Services: Sunday 8am, 9am, 11am. 6pm Wednesday Eucharist at 8am during the school year


111 Barilla Place San Antonio, TX 78209 210-822-3367 Services: Mass Saturday 5:30pm, Sunday 9am, 11am and 5:30pm; Tuesday and Thursday 7am; Wednesday 5:30pm; Friday 8:15am


3303 Urban Crest Drive San Antonio, TX 78209 210-824-0139 Services: Saturday 8am, 5pm; Sunday 8am, 10:15am, 12:10pm, 5:30pm Monday-Friday at various times


319 E. Mulberry San Antonio, TX 78212 210-733-6201 Services: Bible Study 9am Blended Worship 10:15am


8103 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 Services: Sunday 11am Children’s Church 11am

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1. 1. Lisa Chegin, Amanda Ternan, Moira Spalten, Courtney Schultz, Debi Flume, Jill Vassar, Marnie Atlas and Mary Potts

2. Trey and Kim Azar

3. David and Nancy Woodal and Greg and Donna Seiler


4. Dale and Becky Armstrong, Ed and Kathryn Howie, David and Nancy Woodal and Greg and Donna Seiler

5. Henry Gonzalez, Raymond Flume and Chris Schultz

San Antonio Town Club’s Fiesta Party

Event planners and hosts Rob Marshall, David Hildebrand, Rob Finney, and Dan Mullins planned the annual Fiesta Town Party at the Tobin with entertainment by Mothership, a Led Zeppelin feature band that performs classic rock favorites. There were dressed up gals handing out tequila shots and Jell-O shots from their fancy trays, stilt walkers in big demand for selfies, a photo booth provided vintage black and white photos, and a mac and cheese bar. A few partiers included: Bonnie Giddens, Holly Turner, Kim and Trey Azar, Shelby Coleman, Anna-Laura Howell and Michael Block, Amanda Ternan, Jill and George Vassar, Jimmie and Harry Balling, Jessica and Ryan Berg, Tracee and J.J. Feik, Kathryn and Ed Howie, Cynthia Kerby, Nancy and John Woodall, Courtney and Chris Schultz, Kori Williams, Sharon Adelman, Renee Wright, and Raymond and Debi Flume. The Town Club Fiesta Party is the most popular Town Club event of the year. Throughout the year, other parties hosted for members include a Summer Party, Christmas Happy Hour, a New Member Luncheon for husbands and wives, and a men’s skeet shoot, but the Fiesta event allows members to invite guests. The Town Club Fiesta Party takes place every year on the Tuesday of Fiesta. 60

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Harry and Jimmie Balling with Theresa and Fred McComas

Camp Broadway

Kathleen and Curtis Gunn

Tom and Maryanne Guido and Les Sachanowicz

Make It Your Mission Celebration

Celebrating Mission Heritage Partners’ 35th anniversary of working with the National Park, this evening event took place at Mission San José in early April before the Fiesta frenzy. Established in 1984, Mission Heritage Partners is the official friend group to the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. The group has raised more than $4.25 million for special projects at the historical sites. The celebration kicked off with music by USAA Jazz Combo and Mariachi Campañas de America, followed by a Spanish Colonial dinner under the starlight sky. Attendees Maryanne and Tom Guido, Kathleen and Curtis Gunn, Rita Feik, Jimmie and Harry Balling, Theresa and Fred McComas, and Libba Barnes were encouraged to purchase hand-punched tin star centerpieces, bid high at the auction and donate to the Centennial Challenge Grant Match. Gala chair Brook Rosser (who was ill and didn’t make the event) along with husband Steves Rosser and chairman of the board Allison Elder planned a beautiful event with live auction items including a magnificent Mission Party at San José for 100 guests, a party for 150 guests at Seersucker Distillery and Tasting Room, and a quail and chukar hunt for 4 hunters in Freer, Texas. Other committee members providing auction items and securing donations and sponsors included Leslie Kuhn, Felicia and Tom Baldwin, Nancy Avellar, Heather and Jeff de Rojas, Peggy and Freddie Cervera, Catherine and Joe Taylor, Debbie Margozewitz, Steve Elder, Pamela and Henry Bain, Geoff Crabtree, Traci and Bill Hunter, Terry Gay Puckett and Les Sachanowicz.

Broadway’s original summer camp will shine its spotlight at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre Monday, August 5 thru Friday, August 9. In partnership with Las Casas Foundation, it is the only dramatic camp in San Antonio that immerses young aspiring artists in a week of theatrical training and rehearsals with professional actors from Los Angeles and New York. Open to all skill levels, Camp Broadway is a five-day summer camp from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., designed to immerse children ages 10 to 17 in an authentic Broadway rehearsal process. No previous theatre experience is necessary to enroll in the camp. After a week of training, the program culminates in a special on-stage performance for family and friends with professional actors at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre.The Mainstage package includes 5 days (40 hours) of instruction and activities including: intensives in singing, acting and dancing taught by Broadway professionals, t-shirts, headshots, a keepsake playbill and more. Hurry to reserve your child’s place in the spotlight, as registration is limited. Registration for is available online at

The Briscoe’s National Day of the Cowboy

The Briscoe Western Art Museum invites everyone to their celebration honoring the legacy of the cowboy on July 27, from noon til 4pm. This family-friendly event was inspired by the Museum’s new Summer exhibit Into The West. The event will include live music by the Barditch Hippies, cowboy character actors, roping and branding skills, cowboy crafts and even a Briscoe jail where event-goers can send friends and then bail them out with cash donations that benefit the Briscoe Western Museum. | JULY 2019



Jeanne and Irving Mathews Glass exhibit at the McNay

Every Sunday

Alamo Heights Farmers Market 225 E Basse Rd. 9 – 1PM Film on the Green at the San Antonio Museum of Art

Maker Workshops Every Friday


Located in Innovation Station at the DoSeum, Maker Workshops are special drop-in programs for children ages 6 - 11. They learn to explore science through hands-on experiments and activities.

Free Knowledge Tuesdays Every Tuesday


Every Tuesday, admission to the museum is free. Tour the exhibits,

learn about Texas history, and see historical artifacts.

Free Admission to the Museum Every Thursday THE MCNAY 4 – 9PM

Explore the beautiful artwork inside and outside the McNay Art Museum on Thursdays. The museum offers free admission from 4 -9pm. Tour the galleries and the grounds and see the current installations which include Native American Artists Then and Now, America on Stage and the Jeanne and Irving Mathews Collection of Art Glass

Every Saturday and Sunday

Beastly Breakfast with Giraffes SAN ANTONIO ZOO 8:30 – 10AM

Enjoy your morning at the San Antonio Zoo with some loving giraffes. This all-you- can-eat breakfast includes eggs, sausage, bacon, pancakes, a yogurt bar, an assortment of pastries, orange juice, water, and Starbucks coffee. This event will have you dining alongside giraffes, with the opportunity to feed them as well. Plus, you'll get to meet the Animal Care Specialist who knows the giraffes.

This event is free and open to the public. Alamo Heights Farmers Market features vendors with farm fresh selections, fresh produce, grass fed/ grass-finished beef, lamb, goat and wild hog meats, chicken, eggs, kombucha, pecans, honey, gourmet coffee, lemonade, pet treats, organic cleaning supplies, seasonal delights like pies and gifts, and so much more.

Jungle Boogie Nights Every Saturday


When the sun goes down, the zoo will transform into a roaring good time every Saturday night this summer. The party begins at 6 p.m.

so guests can enjoy the cooler evening temperatures along with live music, happy hour specials on adult beverages, food trucks and fun family games!

Family Day Superheroes! July 7


This fun, hands-on event is inspired by the San Antonio Museum of Art’s exhibition Men of Steel, Women of Wonder. Children get to make power cuffs, emboss a superhero icon, and create a superhero collage. Put on your cape and help us celebrate all things heroic!

Teen CHEF 101 July 8 – 12



Cocktails & Culture: Last Call of the Wild July 25


Learn all about the wild with Helen Holdsworth, the Witte Museum’s Vice President of Public Programs, guiding you through the McLean Family Texas Wild Gallery. Peruse the Witte Museum’s personal collection of artifacts and pelts while enjoying complimentary beverages from Alamo Beer. There will also be food truck items available for purchase. This is a 21 and up event.


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The Alamo Heights Farmer’s Market This class is designed for teens 15 – 18 years old and will teach them the basics of cooking and proper nutrition. Teen Chef 101 will combine kitchen fun and science, as well as address food sourcing, sound nutrition, and understanding food labels.

features 16 world-class artists and 4 main stage concert programs with artistic director Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio.

Second Thursdays: Art, Music, Food, Drinks July 11

THE MCNAY 6:30 – 7:30PM

The Cactus Pear Music Festival July 10 - 21


Chamber music like you’ve never heard before! Happening in four locations, this event

Enjoy art and entertainment for free at Second Thursdays this summer. This is a family and pet friendly event with San Antonio Pets Alive hosting dog adoptions! The movie for July will be Bidi Bidi Banda so bring

Beastly Breakfast at the San Antonio Zoo your lawn chairs and blankets. There will be beer and food trucks and free tours of the main collection galleries will be offered at 6:30 and 7:30 pm.

Film on the Green: July 12

July 12 - Superman: The Movie July 19 – Nacho Libre


Pack your lawn chairs


and blankets and get cozy for this month’s film on the green. This month will feature Superman and Nacho Libre. Don’t forget your picnic basket, blanket and chairs. Movies begin at sundown.

San Antonio Road Runners Women’s 5K & 10K Walk/Run July 13


This fun, fitness, and all female event is a healthy way to commemorate the girls and women of San Antonio. The pre and postrace activities will be held in the parking lot of the Shops at Lincoln Heights. TX/SanAntonio/ SARRWomensRace 5K10K

Art Party: Supermen and Wonderwomen

Roses & Rosé

THE MCNAY 6:30 – 8:30PM

Paint the perfect rose while sipping on a glass of rosé. The McNay will provide materials for you, so just come ready to learn. You will also receive a private tour of the exhibit Close at Hand: Contemporary Still Life.

Cocktail: The Event July 19


Grab your grass skirt, dancing shoes, and get ready to try some of San Antonio’s top local bars unique cocktails! This year’s theme is Tiki, and there's a costume contest, so come dressed to impress. There will also be new foods to try.

August 9


A Night Up In Flames July 12


Pull your hair back for this lively cooking class. This class will show you how to sauté the perfect sauce and flambé delicious cheese. Add some drama to your culinary repertoire. We'll review the basic techniques of sautéing and creating pan sauces,  and then move on to the art of finishing a dish by lighting it on fire.  You'll practice proper and safe techniques as you flambe cheese, seafood, steaks and dessert.

Take in the beautiful art with a craft cocktail in your hand created by The Esquire Tavern. There will be live music by King Pelican, a cash bar, and themed tours. Entry is free with museum admission. July 18 | JULY 2019



6116 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 822-2164 FAX (210) 822-7111 06/01/19 700 blk Estes NARCOTICS VIOLATION A driver stopped for a traffic violation was found to have multiple suspensions against his driver's license; a pre-impoundment inventory of the vehicle discovered methamphetamines and paraphernalia associated with the ingestion/injection of methamphetamine. 06/17/19 5200 N New Braunfels EMERGENCY DETENTION Officers observed a female subject walking aimlessly through traffic; further investigation determined the subject was in mental crisis and a danger to herself; the subject was transported to a hospital for evaluation.

06/17/19 100 blk Wildrose THEFT A package delivered to a front porch was stolen.

06/17/19 100 blk Grove THEFT The batteries were stolen from a local school bus.

06/18/19 100 blk Rosemary FRAUD A resident reported that someone fraudulently opened a credit account with a bank using her personal identification information.

06/18/19 400 blk Argyle FRAUD A resident reported someone opened an on-line social security account using personal identification information belonging to her and her husband; the resident was able to redirect on-line payments back to their account before there was any loss.

06/20/19 200 blk Evans FORGERY A computer technician was discovered creating and cashing checks on his employer's account without authorization.


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06/21/19 100 blk Rosemary ROBBERY A wallet and credit cards were stolen from a residence during the overnight hours; no signs of forced entry werefound.

06/22/19 5000 blk Broadway STOLEN VEHICLE A vehicle stopped for speeding was found to be a reported stolen vehicle by the San Antonio police department; the driver was taken into custody and the vehicle was released to the owner.

06/23/19 5000 blk Broadway WANTED PERSON, NARCOTICS VIOLATION A driver stopped for a traffic violation identified herself using a false name and date of birth; further investigation determined the driver's name and that an active Bexar County warrant for her arrest had been issued; further investigation discovered the driver and a passenger were in possession of an assortment of controlled prescription drugs without a prescription. | JULY 2019


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Does anyone remember having their clothes or shoes dyed?


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Profile for 78209 Magazine

78209 Magazine - July 2019  

Community and Lifestyle magazine for the 78209 zip code of San Antonio, Tx.

78209 Magazine - July 2019  

Community and Lifestyle magazine for the 78209 zip code of San Antonio, Tx.