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78209 M A G A Z I N E

Over Forty Years of Community The West Family

Mind, Body and Spirit

Om Yoga House




10 Trending in ‘09


Business Profile

Beli Ponce is teaching others how to be aware of every single part of their bodies including their thoughts through yoga


Meet Your Neighbors

Bill and Scarlette West’s lives have come full circle in 78209 and they are now enjoying all that being empty nesters has to offer.


14 Happenings in ‘09 28 Holiday Gift Guide 30 Realtor Spotlight On The Market

32 Neighborhood News 38 School News

42 Pets - Ask Roxie 44 Society

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

58 Church Directory


A country boy and a city girl chose a new home in a well-established neighborhood to plant roots and raise their family.

60 Outside ‘09 62 Calendar

64 Police Blotter


66 Vintage View


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Editor’s Letter

November Nothing says family like Thanksgiving. It is a time for us to reflect and be thankful for all that we have. I am so thankful for my family and the other people in my life who God has blessed me with. I’m especially thankful for our new grandson and that we get to spend his first Thanksiving together. The beautiful colors of the tiles on the iconic stairs on the cover are at the McNay Museum. If you’ve never seen them you should make time to visit. It is an incredible museum with amazing exhibits right in the neighborhood. The grounds are the perfect place for a relaxing afternoon stroll. There is another place in 78209 where you can relax and find peace and tranquility through yoga. Beli Ponce opened Om House Yoga Studio in Lincoln Heights last year. Ponce teaches techniques that combine mind, body and spirit. She shows clients how yoga helps people to face challenges in everyday life. In this issue you’ll meet Bill and Scarlette West. They have worked hard, raised their children and given them wings and are now embracing being empty nesters and all that it has to offer. You’ll be surprised to learn how deep the West family line runs in 78209. If you haven’t tried Jubilee Café in Lincoln Heights, you’ll want to put it on your list. Bill and Barbara Harris have been cooking for hungry patrons for forty years and most of those years have been spent in San Antonio. If you are looking for some yummy freshly made food and desserts to add to your Thanksgiving table you’ll want to check out their catering menu. Have you ever gone around the Thankgsgiving table and had everyone say what they are thankful for? I encourage you to do it this year. It’s a wonderful reminder of all of the great things that are going on in our lives. I wish each of you a happy Thanksgiving with family, friends, fabulous food and lots of laughter. Until next month,

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Half Texan on her mama’s side, Meredith grew up in Southern California and graduated from Pepperdine University, with a degree in Advertising. This allowed her to use words creatively, and to find her voice as a writer. She is a food enthusiast, and will eat anything but broccoli. Meredith has an incurable case of wanderlust, and she loves to cook, travel and eat. She spends her days raising two kids, and rescuing as many dogs as possible. She wanders the streets of San Antonio, and the rest of the world when she can, searching for great restaurants, tasty cocktails and interesting people. She is also still waiting for Shiner Bock to make her their official spokesperson.

Edmond Ortiz is a lifelong San Antonian who keeps discovering new things about his hometown every day. He studied mass communications at San Antonio College and Texas State University. His local journalism career started in the mid-1990s, and most recently he served in both editing and reporting positions with Prime Time Newspapers, a former group of community weeklies, and the San Antonio Express-News. He has been with organizations such as the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. An animal lover and a sports fan, Edmond enjoys being with family and friends, hiking and watching the newest sci-fi TV show.



ON THE COVER We see the beautiful, colored tile steps in the courtyard at the McNay as a representation for moving upward into new adventures, challenges and stages of life. Photography by Jason Roberts



Happenings In‘09

Haskin Park Ribbon Cutting


Neighbors, city officials, and Councilman Clayton Perry joined hands Tuesday, October 8, to celebrate the official opening of the newly refurbished Haskin Park at 200 Haskin Drive. The park had been the center of a controversy following the City of San Antonio approving construction of a Google Fiber Hut in the middle of the park, in 2017. Nearby residents protested the destruction of their pocket park. And, led in protest by John Whitsett, whose home sits directly across the street from Haskin Park, the group forced the city and Google to rethink their plans. On September 15, 2017, the hut was removed. Now, thanks to $300,000 from the 2017 COSA Bond, the park has been completely refurbished, with new playground equipment, lighting, landscaping, and a walkway around the perimeter of the park. District 10 Councilman Clayton Perry and other city officials praised John Whitsett for his tireless dedication to eliminate the Google Hut, while enhancing the park for neighborhood children and adults. They dubbed him “Mayor of Haskin Park.” When asked by 78209 Magazine why he had devoted so many hours to getting the hut removed, Whitsett said, “I did it for the kids and their parents. I wanted them to be able to enjoy the park. And now they do.”

Alamo Heights Chamber Golf Tournament

The Inaugural Alamo Heights Golf Tournament was played on Monday, September 30, at the Quarry Golf Course. Forty-two golfers played in the tournament. Frost Bank was the title sponsor. Broadway Bank and Eagle Print SA were Eagle Sponsors. A portion of the proceeds will go to Operation Comfort, who had 6 golfers play in the tournament. Pictured above are the first-place winners from Plains Capital Bank — Jeff Dick, Brent Holmes, Kris Kleberg and Marks Moore. The second place team represented Eagle Print—the player were Frances Trevino Mike Trevino, Crystal Frazier Peggy Breight-Wighton. The third place team included two Operation Comfort players and two players from Frost Bank -- Jen Lee,  Isaac Alderete,  Mark Misenhimer, and Christian Crawford. Michelle Pair with Broadway Bank won Straightest Drive. Mark Misenhimer won the Marshmallow Drive. Closest to the pin was Jen Lee from Operation Comfort. The Longest Drive was Crystal Frazier from San Antonio Country Club. Golfers hailed the event as a great success.



SNIPSA 12th Annual Race for the Rescues

An estimated 800 runners, many with their dogs in tow, participated in SNIPSA’s 12th Annual Race for the Rescues. The annual event raises money for homeless pets. It kicked off at the Alamo Heights swimming pool Saturday, September 28. Before and after the race participants — especially children, enjoyed the caricature artist, balloon twister, and face painter. The annual 5k had a record number of 1046 participants. It raised more than $115,000. Alamo Heights Jr. School and San Antonio Academy Cross Country teams contributed a combined number of 66 students. Team Embrey defended their crown as largest team, with 68 runners, from toddlers to adults. SNIPSA founder and executive director, Veterinarian Shannon Espy said the event was the “best day ever...we had a ball!” SNIPSA’s mission, is fourfold: to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome adoptable animals from high kill shelters and the community, and to encourage responsibility within the pet owning population. By providing rescue, adoption, and offering low cost spay and neuter options, we are able to connect with our community and enrich the lives of our pet population. | NOVEMBER 2019


Business Profile



Om House Yoga Yoga Studio Combines Mind, Body and Spirit in Lincoln Heights



Beli Ponce is a highly educated “yogi” and proud owner of Om House Yoga Studio in Lincoln Heights. Her story of how she got to this place in life is one of following your heart and jumping into life feet first. “I came to UTSA from Laredo, and I was a psychology major,” Ponce said. “It just so happened that at the same time I came upon yoga, and it was unique how my two passions combined. At one time I was learning both the practice of yoga and also how to be present and mindful. The two parts of my life colliding were no coincidence.” Ponce applies her background in psychology to her teaching of yoga. She believes the time one spends on the mat is symbiotic of what’s happening in the student’s everyday life. “Yoga gives you the tools to be aware of every single part of your body including your thoughts,” she said. “How you face challenges while on the mat is the same way you face challenges in everyday life.” Once Ponce graduated from UTSA, she went on to earn a master’s degree in organizational development from University of Incarnate Word, and during her time there, her approach to yoga evolved. “I was trained with Ashtanga yoga, which is very traditional, but during my time at Incarnate Word, I was teaching yoga to all types of different people,” she said. “I was teaching the staff, the athletes, and more, and it made me realize I wanted to create a place where everyone feels welcome to come practice, even if they’re not a stereotypical yogi.” After graduating from UIW, Ponce opened Om House Yoga Studio on East Basse Road. She chose to design the studio space in a more contemporary, out of the box yoga look, and she also combined traditional practice with personal, unique touches. “I wanted the studio to be a place where everyone feels welcome to come practice,” Ponce said. “Yoga can be intimidating, and I wanted to make sure anyone who has an interest will feel comfortable coming to try it out. The first step is trying a class. The rest will eventually come along with it.” One of the rooms in the studio is traditional, with no mirrors and classic Ashtanga teachings. The other is uniquely crafted by Ponce, with thermo-red heat panels, a softer floor and fun, upbeat music. “In that room I have workouts that I make my own,” she said. “We mix it up with heated yoga, power flow and fun pop or techno music. There’s something for everyone.” Ponce’s studio has been open just a year, and the community has rallied around it, embracing it.

“Yoga gives you the tools to be aware of every single part of your body including your thoughts,” she said. “How you face challenges while on the mat is the same way you face challenges in everyday life.”

“It’s been incredible to watch the business grow,” she said. “Our growth has come from within, because my students love it so much they bring their mothers, sisters, cousins, friends to a class and then we grow even more. We are growing from the inside out, and I look forward to down the road launching an entire brand.” Classes can be found throughout the morning to midday hours. | NOVEMBER 2019


Meet Your Neighbors



The Wests Family is the Foundation, Travel and Community are the Pillars



Scarlette West was a cheerleader at University of Texas and the Cottonbowl Queen when she caught the eye of San Antonio native Bill West. They began dating 44 years ago, the September after she graduated. That following May, they became husband and wife. Throughout the last four decades, they’ve raised their two children in Alamo Heights, run successful businesses and have recently found their lives come full circle. Their children now grown and living in New York City, the Wests are the highly regarded empty nester “grandparents” of their block, enjoying all the new families who have recently moved in. “We love everything about our neighborhood,” Scarlette said. “It’s very much a throw back to Norman Rockwell. “People are out walking their dogs or with their babies, the kids are playing in the street. We feel very fortunate to have this sense of community.” Living just a stone’s throw away from the elementary school Bill attended as a child, the West family lineage runs deep in 09. A 13th generation San Antonian, Bill’s blood line can be traced back to John Smith, the last messenger out of the Alamo and first mayor of San Antonio. One of six boys, Bill and all his brothers and their families still live within the area. Growing up, his father ran a successful cattle business, importing the first Simmental cows to the U.S. While working with the family business, he began shooting livestock photography throughout the U.S., and his love for that later turned into his own commercial advertising agency – Taylor West Advertising. Not far off from their dad’s professional footsteps, the West children, Liza, 37, and Taylor, 38, have both gone into media consulting and marketing in New York City where they both reside with their spouses and children. Visits to the big apple for Bill and Scarlette are always memorable since they get to see all their children and grandchildren in one stop. “The kids will likely be in New York forever,” Bill said. “As much as they love coming back to visit, their careers and friends are there. They’ve established a life there. And we love going up to

visit. Just last week, our grandsons had some football games, so Scarlette and I went up for a visit.” While their children may be far in proximity, the West family remains tight. “Liza and her family will be out for Thanksgiving, and then we’ll have Taylor and his family for Christmas,” Scarlette said with excitement. “It’s nice because we then get so much quality time with each individually.” While their kids were young and growing up in Alamo Heights, the Wests were dedicated sports parents, volunteering with Alamo Heights Little League, high school football, cheerleading and more. “One of the beautiful things about living here in this community is people don’t leave,” Bill said. “We’ve had some of the same friends for the last 40 years, and we still go out to dinner together all the time.” While Bill was busy running his ad agency over the years, Scarlette was highly successful in her own right, working as an elementary school teacher, middle and high school counselor then later opening her own private family counseling practice. During that time, she was also a weekly TV relationship expert on SA Living. Since becoming empty nesters, the couple has connected over their continued love of travel and golf. “We just got back from Australia and New Zealand and next June we’re getting ready to head to Eastern Europe,” Scarlette said. “People often think that when their children leave that’s it, they’re gone. But the thing is, you’re never really far away from your children. They’re always present in your life. And when they’re young and you’re raising them, you get so involved that you often lose sight of yourself. When you become an empty nester you finally have that time for you again, and your spouse. Bill and I can go out golfing for the afternoon, and there’s no one we have to pick up from sports or school. It’s nice for us to be able to reconnect all over again.” | NOVEMBER 2019



Kitchen Rustic farmhouse adjustable barstools in oak and Industrial black metal finish slide under Calcutta marble island treated to withstand all that a family of five can muster. Pendants over island by Regina Andrews.

Ceramic backsplash tile by “Lilli�. Sconces by Visual Contact.



& Pride Joy

New homeowners find joy in Alamo Heights living BY JOHN BLOODSWORTH |



This Thanksgiving, the Pridemore’s have thoughts of carving the family bird, preparing all of the trimmings, and giving thanks for the first year spent in their new home. “When this house came up, I fell in love with it,” said Juliet Pridemore. Growing up in Lafayette, Louisiana, in a neighborhood that beckoned children outdoors to run and play, it was a time that she cherished and wanted her three children to have that same nurturing community. "Where we live now is as close to living in that time and place without giving up the conveniences of urban living," Juliet explained. "It allows me to be the country girl/city girl." Husband Ryan, who grew up in Clint, Texas, has a little bit of country roots, as well, growing up on a farm riding horseback and rodeoing in team roping competition as a healer. His prized quarter horse later went on to compete in the PRCA ProRodeo circuit with the team roping Fulmer brothers. Embracing the city life, the couple with three active children has nested in a contemporary home that embraces a bit of rustic charm in touches visible throughout their domestic dwelling. It was built by Jack Dabney of Dabney Homes and staged by interior designer Dy Lynne Dabney of Joyeux Home Décor. With a relaxed open floor plan, the kitchen is central to family gatherings. A massive island of Shadow Storm Calcutta marble is the hub that spins the whirlwind of activities that keep this active family on the move. With twelve-year-old son Tanner active in basketball and box lacrosse, meals are sometimes fast and furious between practice, games, and time spent with Ryan – who is a volunteer basketball coach, flag football coach, and board member of Alamo Heights Lacrosse. But it is daughter Sarah, 8, that has pride of place in the kitchen. “This is Sarah’s kitchen,” Juliet says with a laugh. On weekends, Sarah turns on the Cooking Network – not cartoons – gets out her cooking utensils, bowls, and ingredients and makes her family a hearty breakfast. Her specialty is homemade biscuits that she prepares from scratch then seasons with multicolored granulated sugar crystals. She has named them Sprinkle Biscuits. Sarah presents a plate full to her family with the plea, “Please eat this.”



Family Room

Contemporary style abounds with creature comfort at the forefront of the design. Sectional sofa clad in high performance tweed. Accent stools add a splash of Prussian blue color in tufted velvet. Barcelona inspired brown leather chairs pull the seating area together on a vintage Turkish rug. Matte black industrial fan. Sconces by Visual Comfort. Art work found at the McNay Print Fair.

Dining Room

Moved from their former home, the sophisticated cut-crystal chandelier illuminates Dinner parties held on the salvage wood trestle table.

White walls were given a little nudge of color to add interest and create a soothing backdrop for artwork and furnishings. Wingback chairs and vintage French round back chairs upholstered in Belgium linen.

During Shark Week, Sarah serves her captured guests shark-shaped sugar cookies and sells them to raise funds for 4Ocean, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to clean the ocean and coastlines while working to stop the inflow of plastic by changing consumption habits. Volunteerism runs in the family (and keeps dinner schedules interesting). Sixteen-year-old Alamo Heights High School junior Emily volunteers at Haven For Hope, where she babysits for single mothers so that they may have time for themselves. Starting a Girl Up Club at Alamo Heights High School, she and club members spend time with girls ages 12 to 18 sharing food and conversation to empower young women that are from less advantaged homes, encouraging them to realize their full potential. Girl Up is a global movement of empowered young women leaders founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010 and continues to work across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide. And to keep it all in the family, young Tanner, through his Boy Scout troop, volunteers to keep the Hondondo Creek Trails that run through Alamo Heights and the Olmos Basin clean for recreational activity. An avid mountain biker, he works to clear off-road trails for like-minded enthusiasts. “I wanted to create a home where my family can grow in a place that I created for them,� said Juliet. Purchasing some pieces from Dy Lynne that were used in staging the home, Juliet selected pieces that complemented her existing furnishings and spoke to her sense of style. Providing a comfortable place to gather with family and friends, the u-shaped sofa in the family room is upholstered in a performance tweed fabric that has made the move from their former home to the new nesting place. A large flatscreen TV anchored above the fireplace lowers to eye level with mechanical ease for movie nights and (for Sarah) cooking shows. | NOVEMBER 2019





The dining room seats eight around a salvaged wood trestle table, keeping with the farmhouse aesthetic. A pace away from the dining and kitchen area is a wet bar with glass-fronted cabinets at the ready for entertaining. On the stairwell leading to the children’s bedrooms is a pair of black and white photographs taken by Juliet on a trip to San Francisco. Ryan surprised Juliet with a romantic vow renewal on their 10th anniversary, setting up a service in the California Redwood Forest. Renting bikes, they rode across the San Francisco Bridge, where he stopped and presented her with a new wedding ring. The photos are images of the forest and the bridge. Not bad for a country boy still courting his city girl in Alamo Heights.

Master Bedroom

Six light matte black wrought iron chandelier by Gabby brings contemporary appeal to the master suite where exposed wooden ceiling beams evoke a rustic retreat. . Original abstract oil painting by San Antonio artist Justin Pfullmann.


Cement backsplash tiles by “Lilli” bring a swirl of pattern to the bar set up for entertaining. Glass front cabinets show crystal and barware at the ready. Jennaire wine refrigerator, and quartz countertop.

Master Bath

A Kohler soaking tub plays against black floor tiles and honed black granite vanity tops.

Matte black farmhouse fixtures complement the black steel window frames.

Good Living

This outdoor fireplace was added to an existing porch creating a focal point for this outdoor space.

Warm and Cozy Adding an outdoor fireplace or firepit to your home. Many homeowners relish relaxing in front of a flickering fire at the end of a busy day. Fireplaces and firepits are also the ultimate in backyard entertaining. They create a delightful ambience with their popping sparks, dancing flames and glowing embers while warming an outdoor space. An outdoor fireplace or firepit can extend the use of an outdoor porch, deck, or patio well into late fall. If your budget or space does not allow for a full-fledged fireplace, concrete firepits are another cost-effective option. If you are thinking about adding a fireplace or firepit to your home there are several things to consider. First, you need to determine whether you prefer a wood burning or gas fire feature. If you are installing a free-standing firepit you’ll want it to be easily accessible and connected to the main house in some way, perhaps by a deck or walkway leading to the space. You’ll also need to purchase furniture to surround the fireplace or firepit. You’ll want to interview local licensed contractors with masonry experience to discuss your options regarding materials and costs and to help you decide on a style that will pair well with the architectural style of your home. Since an outdoor fireplace is a 26


This low-maintenance circular firepit burns gas instead of wood.

substantial investment you may even want to consider making it visible from inside your house through french or glass doors. Fireplaces must be constructed of heat-safe material, which usually means brick, concrete or stone. The firebox (where the flames actually burn) must be constructed from steel or fire-rated bricks that can withstand extreme heat. They must also have a chimney with a flue. Your contractor will apprise you of any building codes or restrictions in your area and any permits that are required. Investing in an outdoor fireplace will extend the usefulness of your outdoor spaces, enhance your enjoyment of the home and add to the value of your home at resale as they are universally appreciated by home buyers.


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This firepit was built to match the homes existing architecture by utilizing matching bricks and stone. Home & Patio 1047 NE 410 (210) 828-2807

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Jeff’s Backyard 435 W. Nakoma (210) 342-4760 | NOVEMBER 2019


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Realtor Spotlight ®

On The Market

78209 Home Sales 123 Parklane Drive Olmos Park 78212


“I decided to become a realtor because I love solving problems. Each real estate transaction can be filled with pot holes and difficult issues. I enjoy finding good solutions for my clients and helping them reach their goals. I consider myself a guide in the real estate process. My clients pick the journey, and I am there to help them make it to the finish line.” Pictured above is 123 Parklane Drive, a fabulous 4 bedroom/3.5 bath home in the heart of Olmos Park. The homes light-filled rooms feature huge windows, hardwood floors and high ceilings. The home has a grand entry with double height ceilings. The large downstairs master suite has french doors that open to a patio that overlooks the backyard. The sunny kitchen features granite countertops and tons of cabinets. The house has a 2 car garage with additional paved parking. Both the front and back yard have beautiful landscaping and heritage oaks.

Caroline Decherd, GRI, SRES, ABR

SHEFFIELD PARK PROPERTIES - Broker Owner 210-313-2904 30


The following are home sales for Alamo Heights ISD and North East ISD in ZIP code 78209 for September. Source: San Antonio Board of REALTORS® Total Sales- 54 Average Price- $464,397 Median Price- $412,500 DOM- 103

78209 in Alamo Heights ISD: Total Sales- 13 Average Price- $581,345 Median Price- $499,000 DOM- 107 78209 in North East ISD: Total Sales- 10 Average Price- $345,739 Median Price- $371,945 DOM- 88 | NOVEMBER 2019


Neighborhood News

City Updates from Alamo Heights and Terrell Hills

Blue Star Brewing Company served up samples at Brackenridge Park Conservancy’s Parktoberfest held on September 29. Photo by Edmond Ortiz

Park Conservancy Holds Annual Festival Parktoberfest paid tribute to the late jazz bandleader, Jim Cullum BY EDMOND ORTIZ

Brackenridge Park Conservancy held its annual Parktoberfest event September 29 in the park’s Koehler Pavilion. A celebration of local German heritage, Parktoberfest also pays tribute to the Koehler family, past owners of San Antonio Brewing Association, and original Pearl Beer. This year's event also paid tribute to the late Jim Cullum, the famed jazz bandleader who lived in the area and frequented Brackenridge Park. 32


Guests celebrate German heritage at Koehler Pavilion in Brackenridge Park for Parktoberfest.

'The Bloggess' to Open a Bookstore in Heights

Local author Jenny Lawson, also known as The Bloggess on her social media and blogs, announced plans to open Nowhere Bookshop, a book store and bar, this fall in the 5000 block of Broadway. According to Lawson’s announcement, Nowhere Bookshop will primarily offer new books. The store will also host readings, signings, workshops, and other events. The bar will sell beer, wine, pastries, and cider. Lawson said, “the prospective space, formerly El Paso Import Co., needed some improvements before it could be converted into a book store.”

Neighborhood News

Oxbow Building Design Revealed; Southline to Open

In September, Silver Ventures unveiled designs for Oxbow, a new building and plaza being built along the Broadway corridor near Pearl. Close to Pearl, the eight-story Oxbow will feature office space, food and beverage options, and retail and public spaces. Local architect Don McDonald designed the structure, which is scheduled for completion in spring 2020. Plans called for light-filled public spaces with storefronts, café patios, and tree-lined courtyards around Oxbow. Regional artists, artisans, and sculptors will animate the spaces, while the main entrance on Broadway will feature a 20-foot-tall ceramic mural by artist Diana Kersey. Silver Ventures also announced  Southline, a modern apartment community, coming this month to the Pearl area. Southline’s name describes the physical location of the community, which creates the south line of the property, and the cab and baggage companies that once occupied the property.  Southline includes 223 units ranging from 653 to 1,228 square feet. Amenities include 10-foot ceilings, open floor plans with a kitchen island, private balconies, quartz countertops, as well as downtown, the Pearl, and river views.

Terrell Hills Council Fills Vacancy

Peter Mako, a sales executive with Wortham Insurance, was appointed to the Terrell Hills City Council on September 23. Mako replaces Marilyn Eldridge, who resigned due to health issues.

Silver Ventures unveiled designs for a new plaza to be built on Broadway near the Pearl. The plaza will feature retail stores, restaurants and public spaces. Rendering of The Oxbow. Courtesy/Don McDonald

Heights Panel OKs JFK Monument Design

This August, the Alamo Heights Architectural Review Board approved the design for a proposed monument that pays tribute to President John F. Kennedy. The city has been reviewing plans to place a landmark sign at Broadway and Ogden in front of Cambridge Elementary School. The City Council was briefed on the project in September. The monument would feature a photo that Jim Berg took of Kennedy’s motorcade as it passed in front of Cambridge on November 21, 1963, the day before the president was assassinated in Dallas. Berg’s photo has recently been on permanent display inside City Hall. 

Heights Addresses Swimming Pool issues

The Alamo Heights City Council met September 9 to deal with a couple of problems concerning the swimming pool. The council awarded a $95,000 contract to the Rosin Group to conduct engineering and design for needed repairs and renovations around the pool. The city determined fixes and improvements can be completed in-house at a savings of more than $80,000. The council also directed City Manager Buddy Kuhn to negotiate a contract with Interpool Inc. to handle leak detection and to apply an emergency fix to one leak that was discovered underneath the pool. The contract was not to exceed $50,000. | NOVEMBER 2019



Alamo Heights Theater Arts Season

Kicking off this year’s Alamo Heights High School Theatre Arts program season is the musical adaptation of Stephen King’s best-selling novel Carrie. The set is being designed and built entirely by Alamo Heights students, and has two alternating casts. The performances will run every night from Thursday, October 17, to Sunday, October 20, beginning at 7 pm. The play runs two hours and may not be age-appropriate for all audiences. Part of the proceeds from ticket sales and merchandise will go to help the mission of David’s Legacy. The student-led cast of the AHHS production is made up of ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth graders who are putting on the show in partnership with the David’s Legacy Foundation.  Following  Carrie,  our Unified Theatre students (a Special Olympics program) will present Mirror of Most Value, A Ms. Marvel Play.    The new year begins with the upbeat musical  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.  Next up is the powerful one act play I Never Saw Another Butterfly. Wrapping up 2019 is Arthur Miller’s  The Crucible. Unified Theatre will present  True Confessions of a Bully on March 29, 2020. They will end the season with a Student Written Play Festival, a new collaboration with the Alamo Heights High School Creative Writing Program. Special thanks to Burgin Streetman for contributing this story.

The Alamo Heights Choir Madrigal Dinner

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The Royal Court of the House of Alamo Heights High School Choir cordially invites you to a Royal Banquet. Their Lords and Ladies, jester and town criers will entertain you with song and dance whilst you dine on a sumptuous feast and celebrate the season with a traditional Wassail toast. The Royal Courts and their staff will be attired in exquisite traditional Renaissance attire awaiting your arrival on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7, from 6 - 8:30 pm. Tickets are $25.00 38


Cyclist Cohen Kinsey competing in a mountain bike race.

Mules Cycling

The Alamo Heights Mules Cycling Team is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who want to be part of an inclusive group of students interested in learning about the sport of cycling, which encompasses many developmental attributes including improving self-confidence, learning and maintaining physical activity for a healthy lifestyle, developing friendships, and providing positive role models in the lives of student-athletes. Founded in December 2018, the team had a stellar first season with 12 trailblazing student-athletes including; 6th grader, Meghan Sansome, 7th graders, Hugh Jones, Gage Kacprowicz, Hayden Kerr, Cohen Kinsey, and Joshua Murguia, and 8th graders, Aidan Kane, Vance Matthews, Ethan and Logan Pittman, Ben Snowden, and Will Moser. Student-athletes competed against teams from across Texas in mountain bike races organized by the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). At the end of the season the Mules Cycling team finished in 7th place out of 26 teams—incredible success for their inaugural season. The team is open for females and males at AHJS and AHHS this Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. If you are interested or have any questions, contact:

National Merit Scholars:

Congratulations to the following students from the Class of 2020 who are receiving recognition through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for their performance on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Approximately 1.6 million high school students enter the program each year. The 2020 Commended Scholars are: Aiden Atlas, William Bentley, Leigha Forrest, Wendall Snow, and Sophia Weiss. The 2020 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars are: Nathan T. Bribiesca, Charles A. Eguia, Christopher Z. Llyod, Ines Lopez-Vazquez, and Griffin T. Mosqueda. High School students who meet published program entry and participation requirements enter the National Merit® Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/NMSQT test at the specified time in the high school program, usually as juniors. Registration for the test is by high school rather than individual student. Interested students should see their counselor at the beginning of the school year to plan to take the PSAT/NMSQT at the school in the fall.

UIW Students Food Pantry

The University of the Incarnate Word Student Government Association officially dedicated the Cardinals’ Cupboard food pantry on campus at the start of the school year. UIW community members and SGA leaders collaborated to develop the Cardinals’ Cupboard to help tackle food insecurity on college and university campuses. | NOVEMBER 2019


School News

Top: Nearly 300 students attended a student Leaders summit in Washington D.C. Left: Alamo Heights High School student McKenzie Hervey

Heights Student Earns Leadership Summit

Alamo Heights High School student, Mckenzie Hervey was one of four San Antonio-area students selected as a 2019 Bank of America (BofA) student leader.   Hervey attended BofA’s annual Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., where she was able to connect with program members from across the country and meet with members of Congress. The Summit was an opportunity for the students to build critical skills, network with like-minded peers and collaborate on fostering a more civically involved society. Nearly 300 students were selected nationwide. Hervey is among the best and brightest San Antonio has to offer, and we’re excited to see her contributions to the community in the future. During her leadership tenure and training, Hervey worked with the Communities in Schools program. Since 2004, the BofA program has helped young people gain paid work experience, broaden their perspective on how nonprofits serve community needs and advance their civic engagement. Student leaders from across the country also develop better money habits by working with Bank of America volunteers to increase their financial management skills, from building a budget to creating a savings plan.  In addition to the Student Leaders program, Bank of America is committed to youth workforce development. That is why across San Antonio the company funded 29 paid internships at 18 local nonprofit organizations through the Student Leaders program and a partnership with SA Works, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation’s workforce development program. Nationwide, Bank of America invested more than $4 million in funding this summer to support 3,000 summer jobs for teens. 40


Saint Mary’s Hall Football

Saint Mary’s Hall upper school will be playing six-man football in Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) next Fall. “While we are awaiting the final alignment numbers and divisions from TAPPS, we are excited about this step forward for the football program at SMH,” said Athletic Director Barry Chamberlin. “Having the ‘Friday Night Lights’ experience is an important part of any school's culture.” When asked if this was a permanent move, Chamberlin responded, “We look to build a strong foundation for football by competing at six-man for two years, and then re-entering 11man in the 2022 TAPPS alignment. This model has been used by other strong private school 11-man programs in the state, so we know this can work for development and growth of a program.” Saint Mary’s Hall is looking forward to having Friday night lights back on campus in the fall of 2020.


In the afternoon, you might see St. Luke’s Episcopal School (SLES) students sitting in middle level English teacher Jen Wentlandt’s classroom with their eyes closed, quietly breathing. This is exactly what they should be doing. The new class, Health and Wellness is offered to all SLES 4th8th grade students, who attend in small, multi- grade level groups. One of the great strengths and hallmarks of a SLES education is their holistic vision of educating the mind, body, and spirit of each child there. This new, innovative Health and Wellness class embodies this integrated learning ethos.  Once a week, students meet with Mrs. Wentlandt to learn about mindfulness, self-reflection, nutrition, peer relationships, conflict resolution, and practical skills for physical, social, and emotional well-being. Through class discussions, journaling, research, and documentaries, the students become better equipped to address the myriad of stresses and challenges of adolescent and adult life. This is one tangible example of the breadth and depth of a St. Luke’s education. Studying mental health, mindfulness, and wellness has strong, long-lasting benefits for people of all ages, including young people. “The pre-teen and teen years are marked with significant and unique stressors, including identity and self-image, peer pressure, parent and teacher expectations, social media, you name it,” says Mrs. Wentlandt. “Research shows that practicing mindfulness literally rewires the brain to become more powerful and able to concentrate. It can also decrease the likelihood of experiencing depression and anxiety.” SLES students are experiencing positive results after just a few classes. “I love our class! Mrs. W has a passion for mental health and she puts a lot of thought into making sure we stay healthy. A healthy brain and a healthy heart will help us to be better and happier students,” says SLES 8th grader Irene Sheerin. | NOVEMBER 2019


Ask Roxie

Season of Sharing ... A Thanksgiving Menu to Share with Your Pet BY BERIT MASON

Soon, you will gather with family and friends, and sit at the Thanksgiving table. There, you will enjoy an array of wonderful dishes. You know who else is gonna be at that table? Me! Staring you down, and drooling, over that turkey leg. You think I'm going away empty-handed? According to veterinarian Chris LaBrie, DVM, you can share your Thanksgiving “people food” with us pooches, those delicacies that we all love. “In general, vegetables and fruits are safe for pets. There are a few that we avoid: some cruciferous vegetables like onion and garlic, in large quantities. Fruits you do not want to give your dog are grapes, avocado, (the pit is toxic), but in general, most are safe.” So, let's look at a typical Thanksgiving menu and what dishes you can share with Fido. 42


YAMS - “Yams are perfectly fine,” says the Kothmann Pet Hospital doctor. “The yam itself is not bad for the dog.” But, he says all that sugar and butter we add to it is.

PEAS AND PEARL ONIONS - “Peas are fine. But, I would stay away from the pearl onions. And, the creamy white sauce that goes with it.”

CARROTS, CAULIFLOWER, AND BROCCOLI - “Carrots are perfectly fine for dogs, cooked or raw. They love them, and there are not a lot of calories. They can eat cauliflower, broccoli, even lettuce. Most vegetables are safe.” It is just that we like to cook them with oils, and butter and sugar, and those are no-nos. CRANBERRY - “Cranberries are OK. You want to limit the sugar, keep the portion small because of the sugar in the processed stuff.”

TURKEY - “Turkey is OK. We want to stay away from the fat and gristle. White or brown meat, is fine.” The caveat? Bones. No turkey bones for the dog! “Poultry bones are hollow, and they tend to fracture into sharp points.” GRAVY - No. “Because of the flour and butter.”

ROLLS - “Yes, they can handle bread. As long as it is not overly buttered, and is fairly plain,” says Dr. LaBrie. PUMPKIN PIE - “Plain pumpkin.” Fido may have (if he wants it), plain cooked pumpkin meat. Pie has a lot of sugar.

SAFE FOOD So, how can you feed your family a sumptuous holiday dinner, while including the family dog? Before you start cooking for your family, cook for the dog. Choose what you want to make him, cook it clean and then prepare your dishes for your family, with the requisite sugars, butters, and fats. “The things that we get into trouble with dogs are the fats. They do not digest them, as well as we do,” says Dr. LaBrie. And, surprisingly, milk is not recommended for dogs or cats. LaBrie says after nursing; even cats lose the proper enzymes to process dairy, making it harder to digest successfully. LaBrie believes in feeding your animals name-brand, topquality pet foods. “Dog food companies take a lot of time, and do a lot of research to make sure that they are feeding your pet the most balanced diet.” But, he knows that some people enjoy preparing meals for their animals. For those devoted pet owners, check out This trusted resource offers recipes of homecooked meals for your dog or cat, that are evaluated by veterinary nutritionists. Until next month! Woof, woof! Roxie | NOVEMBER 2019






Legacy of Hope

The foundation board of the Ecumenical Center hosted the 2019 Legacy of Hope Luncheon featuring Naomi Judd. The six-time Grammy award winner, singer-songwriter, and actress has authored several self-help books, including her memoir, River of Time: My Descent Into Depression And How I Emerged With Hope. Mertie and Dr. Dale Wood were presented with the Legacy Award for their 20 plus years of dedication and valuable service to the Center, as well as their community involvement, leadership and volunteer efforts for numerous organizations in our community. Attendees and supporters included luncheon chairs Karin and J. Scott Beckendorf and Kirti and Dr. Mahendra Patel, board chair Nancy Torgerson, Hunter Henke, Epitacio Resendez, Christie Taylor, and Pam Burdick. Underwriters included: Gloria and Fully Clingman, Kristin and Dick Tipps, Marsha and Dr. Randall Singleton, Dr. Kelley and Pat Frost, and Phyllis Wenglein to list a few.

1.) Andrea Potter, Mertie Wood, Naomi Judd, Eric Wood, Dr. Dale Wood, and Diema Carpenter 2.) Brandon Clementson and Mallory Ahl


3.) Barbie Lee, Casey Seitz, Elizabeth Hetrick, and Nicole Greenberg




4.) Ellie Rogers, Libby Rogers and foundation co-chairs Carl and Kelly Fellbaum

Above: President Lynn Ziegler with board chair Leslie Kingman Below: Elizabeth and Barry Roberts with Emma Calvert

Charity Ball Association Donor Reception

The Charity Ball Association board chairs Leslie Kingman and Lynn Ziegler presented checks to 16 deserving organizations during its annual donor reception. Representatives from the organization met members and received their funds at a reception held at the San Antonio Country Club in mid-September. Grants were awarded to Baptist Temple, Believe It Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio, Clarity Child Guidance Center, Family Services Association of San Antonio, Inc., Guardian House, Healy-Murphy Center, Mission Road Development Center, Northeast Educational Foundation Roy Maas Youth Alternatives, San Antonio Metropolitan Ministry, Inc. (SAMMINISTRIES), San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio River Foundation, San Antonio Zoological Association, Teamability, Inc., and YWCA San Antonio The Charity Ball Association has donated over $21,000,000 to children’s charities since 1954. | NOVEMBER 2019



Save the Date November 6

Greater Heights Night

MAYS CENTER 6 – 10:30 PM Join us for our ninth annual Greater Heights Night; an evening of fine dining, a raffle, auctions, and fun! Greater Heights Night raises money to support academic excellence in the Alamo Heights School District through the funding of teachers, innovative programs and unique learning opportunities. November 7

An Evening of Jazz

Coffee chair Ferne Burney, Civilian president Cyndee Dubinski and hostess Cory Bakke

Military-Civilian Club Coffee

Hostess Cory Bakke opened her house to the Military-Civilian Club for a morning coffee to introduce new members and kick off the year of luncheons and activities. Members signed up for activities, special events and enjoyed the gathering which was chaired by Ferne Burney and catered by Fresh Horizons. Cory’s spacious backyard lent itself to areas for members to sign up and pay for luncheons, donate to the charitable foundation, and reserve a spot for a special event. Several attendees included Beth Plummer, Caryn Hasslocher, Debbie McDonald, Linda Skop, Becky Smith, Loretta Patterson, Terri Pixley, Francine Rowden, Rebecca Hermanson, Kerry Rutledge, Jenny Gibson, Jane Allgood, Rhonda Calvert, Jennifer Sparr, Melinda Biggs, Laura Urbis, Mary Wieser, Victoria Wood, and Heather Hooten. The group, whose purpose is to foster patriotism and the integration of the military and civilian communities of San Antonio, is making plans to celebrate and recognize the upcoming Centennial Celebration in 2021.

JAZZ, TX AT THE PEARL 6:30 – 11 PM Enjoy an evening of live Jazz South Texas cuisine, craft cocktails and dancing supporting Transplants for Children. November 15

40th Annual Grand Western Shindig

MAYS FAMILY CENTER 6:30 – 10:30 PM Mission Road Ministries cares for more than 850 children and adults with intellectual development disabilities and the Annual Grand Western Shindig helps raise vital funds that aid their care. The gala will feature dinner, live music, dancing, live auctions, and other surprises. November 16

Noche de los Reyes Gala

HENRY B. GONZALEZ CONVENTION CENTER 6:30PM – MIDNIGHT Enjoy a remarkable evening filled with cuisine, cocktails entertainment and dancing while supporting education. The night will be a celebration of the past kings and toast to the new Rey Feo. The Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation raises funds to support their scholarship program. November 23 Left: Amy Hawk, Keitha Clayton, Susie Patterson and Judy Kruger Right: Bri Long, Kay Bashara, Karen Parks and Alta Compton

Delta Delta Delta Happy Hour

Tri Deltas gathered at Paloma Blanca for happy hour kicking off the new year, introducing new members and finding out about new collegians. President Ann McAlister welcomed all and reviewed the year ahead. This was a large alumnae gathering, and the ladies stayed busy placing orders for flats of pansies and sharing ideas for the upcoming Champagne and Chandeliers fundraiser. Champagnes and Chandeliers raises funds to support St. Jude and Ronald McDonald House. A few members included Cyndee Dubinbski, Karen Parks, Kay Bashara, Keitha Clayton, Amy Hawk, Carol Bray, Carol Strode, Jane Gregory, Mary Beth Mosbacher, Judy Kruger, Leslie Foley, Susie Patterson, Alta Compton, and Linda Kay Bowman.



Red and White Ball

JW MARRIOTT SAN ANTONIO HILL COUNTRY RESORT & SPA 6:30 – 11:30 PM The Blood & Tissue Center Foundations Annual Red and White Ball raises funds for critical research, equipment, and therapies that help save lives throughout South Texas. The evening will include dinner, entertainment, a raffle, silent auction, and of course, dancing. The highlight of the evening will be “Dancing for a Cause,” a friendly dance competition featuring local leaders and celebrities.

Community Calendar November 4


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


12pm The Petroleum Club on the 7th Floor 8620 N. New Braunfels San Antonio, TX 78217 November 6


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

November 19


5:30-8pm 6116 Broadway St. San Antonio, TX 78209 Meeting is open to the public. November 25


7pm Longhorn Café 1003 Rittiman Rd. San Antonio, TX 78218


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


7pm Longhorn Café 1003 Rittiman Rd. San Antonio, TX 78218 November 12


5:30-9pm 6116 Broadway St. San Antonio, TX 78209 Meeting is open to the public. November 12


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

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


November 11

Celebrating 102 years in Alamo Heights

November 26

November 6

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

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


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


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 Public Works (includes trash pickup, brush, recycling, streets, etc.) 210-824-7401

November 18


5-6pm 5100 N. New Braunfels San Antonio, TX 78217 Meeting is open to the public. November 19


12pm The Petroleum Club on the 7th Floor 8620 N. New Braunfels San Antonio, TX 78217 | NOVEMBER 2019


Community Spotlight

Debbie Garringer She’s Back, and Loving It BY RON AARON EISENBERG

Retirement is a wonderful thing. For some people. But not so much for Debbie Garinger, the new interim principal at Alamo Heights High School. She'd retired a few years ago to be closer to her dad, in Austin. He was having health issues, and she wanted to be there for him. Her mother had passed away. She wanted to help him in any way she could. “It was the right thing to do,” Garinger told me. Then, she added, “He’s now in a nursing home in Round Rock. He’s in a really good place. He has his ups and downs, but don’t we all.” Garinger, 63, was born in Austin, Texas. Her family moved to Houston after her dad was transferred. She graduated from Springwood High School in 1974. She completed her freshman year at Texas A&M, then transferred to Arizona State University in Phoenix. She explained, "I'm a mommy and daddy's girl. And when my dad was transferred to Phoenix, I decided that's where I wanted to be.” 48


Garinger earned her undergraduate degree in elementary education from Arizona State University and her master's degree from Sam Houston State University. Perhaps she was destined to teach. Her next-door neighbor in Austin, Sue Leach, was a kindergarten teacher. “She was my inspiration. On weekends and holidays, I’d go with her to her classroom.” That lit the fire to teach. By second grade, Garinger told me, she knew she wanted to teach. “I never changed my mind about teaching.” She was a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. “But I never wanted to go into administration as a superintendent. I love being on a campus.” Garinger and her husband, Keith, are a blended family. They have two boys – Daniel and Geoffrey, and a girl – Shea. They’ve been married 31 years and have ten grandchildren. Keith is a former educator – coach and athletic director. He’s now retired. As she talks about her children, you can hear and see the enormous pride she has for them. Her green eyes shine, and a smile never leaves her face. “Shea is an educator, now a principal. Daniel is in Army Special Forces, stationed at Fort Campbell, which sits on the Kentucky/Tennessee line. And Geoffrey was in the NFL for nine years, splitting time between the Carolina Panthers and the Buffalo Bills. He played center and guard at Texas A&M. He’s now in real estate in Austin. She picked the name Geoffrey after a child she met while doing her student teaching. “I just loved that boy and decided that Geoffrey was the name I wanted for my new baby.” Garringer said, “I got bored being retired. It is not what I wanted to do.” She took a job as an interim assistant principal in Dripping Springs. Her last day there was June 26, 2019. A few weeks later, AHISD Superintendent Dr. Dana Bashara called her and asked if she'd be interested in serving as interim principal at the high school. The answer was an immediate, yes. Garinger says, “I was shocked by her call. I love it.” In a letter to AHHS parents, Bashara wrote, “Debbie Garinger will be stepping up into the role of Interim Principal of AHHS for the remainder of the school year… Her service to public schools includes 23 years as principal at all levels, including high school. Many of you know Mrs. Garinger from her time serving as principal of Woodridge Elementary.”

Bashara told 78209 Magazine why she was so pleased Garinger said yes, “Debbie is an incredible leadership talent! I've admired her dedication and skills for years. AHHS is so fortunate to benefit from her many gifts this year, and I've loved seeing our community embrace her homecoming. Great things are in store for AHHS students and staff because of Debbie's passion and dedication to the highest quality educational experiences for all.” Garinger is meeting alone with every AHHS teacher to get to know them and to give them a chance to get to know her. She knows some of them from her time at Woodridge. While her title is “interim,” she views the job as principal, with no modifier. “I don’t see myself as a High School Principal Debbie Garinger talks with a high school short-timer.” I asked Garinger if she’d student she knew when she was principal at Woodridge Elementary school. want the job. Her answer clearly leaves the door open. She said, “I don’t know.” Then she smiled time with her grandchildren. As for books, she’s into murder an ear to ear smile and laughed. mysteries, FBI thrillers. Garinger also enjoys working out. Group “What’s fun for me is to see lots of the kids I knew when I classes are her thing. was principal at Woodridge. I know them, and I know their What you might not know about her, she loves to twirl. She families too." She believes teaching is the world’s greatest was on the drill team in high school. And a twirler. profession. “We can change lives. We can have such a positive She says she’s even thought about grabbing a baton and impact on our students.” twirling down the high school hallways, just to see the kids’ faces. When she’s not on the job, Garinger loves to read and spend Who wouldn’t love to see that?




Eat In ‘09 78209

Guide KEY


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

Brunch (BR) Reservations Suggested (R) Patio (P) Live Venue (LV)

American 410 DINER

A ‘50s-themed diner serving homemade soups, fresh catfish, shrimp, prime steaks, pork chops and chicken. 8315 Broadway 210-822-6246 $


A delightful bakery and small bistro that serves sandwiches, quiche, croissants, pies, cupcakes, cookies, brownies and dessert bars. 5912 Broadway 210-804-2473 $

Casual dining in a bistro setting. High-quality hamburgers, pizzas, sandwiches and salads are offered for lunch and dinner. 5003 Broadway 210-828-6860 $

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 210-826-0069 $

Hand-crafted sandwiches, salads, soups, pastas, and desserts, baby bundt cakes, pies and cakes. 255 E. Basse, #100 210-441-4553 $



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 210828-9669 $$$ (BR)


Jalapeno Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Chilly Fall afternoons make you crave something warm and savory and this soup and sandwhich combo from Mo’s Irish Pub in the Quarry Market really satisfies.



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 210-828-1111 $ $


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 210-828-5392 $


Hearthstone blends the experience of a coffeehouse, bakery and full-service restaurant into one serving gourmet sandwiches, panini, wraps, soups, salad, coffee, espresso and dessert. 3920 Harry Wurzbach 210-920-2600 $ (P)


A southern inspired destination for relaxing suppers, weekend brunches, business lunches and happy hours. They serve southern classics like fried green tomatoes, pimento cheese dip, biscuits, fried chicken, shrimp and grits, steelhead trout and Ida’s seasonal pies. 7300 Jones Maltsberger Road 210-667-2145 $$ (P) (BR)


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 210-824-0275 $$ -$$$


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 210-828-5120 8427 Broadway 210-826-7001 $


San Antonio themed restaurant where staff dresses up as cartoon characters, super heroes, movie stars and pop heroes. 902 N.E. Loop 410 210-828-1470 $


Gourmet American fare paired with amazing wines. Fried chicken with Champagne...why not? 340 E. Basse Rd 210-444-9547 $


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 210-826-6674 $


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 210-930-3227 $


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 210-462-1466 $


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 210-824-8686 $$


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 210-823-3508 $-$$ (P)


A variety of chicken wings with lots of exotic flavors like tamarind, Sriracha, garlic pepper , curry and Tom Yum. The wings are available for take-out or you can dine in - and they deliver. They also offer fried vegan tofu, edamame and sticky rice. A unique concept. 8210 Broadway 210-829-5000 $


Healthy food using local ingredients. Coffees and espressos; quiche, pastries, sandwiches, soups and salads. Live music on Friday nights. 6322 N. New Braunfels 210-822-0761 $ (LV)


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 210-828-2322 $ (P)


Chef-prepared healthy pre-packaged meals to go. Meals are low-calorie and can be low-carb, Paleo or gluten-free. 5231 Broadway 210-824-6000 $



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 210-437-2200 $ (P)


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 210-598-0068 $


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 410 210-828-9988 $ $ (P)


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 210-805-8111 $-$$


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 210-822-3253 $-$$


Japanese steak and sushi with hibachi tables where chefs cook and perform for audiences. 4902 Broadway 210-822-0300 $-$$ (R)


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, #101 210-822-1088 $$


Located in the Quarry Market, offering sushi, dim sum, wok classics, noodle dishes and cocktails. 255 E. Basse, #1200 210-507-1000 $$


Traditional Japanese and Latin American influences fused into modern, healthy rolls, rice and noodle dishes. 999 E. Basse 210-826-8500 $$


Vietnamese cuisine with light soups and spring rolls and phenomenal steaming bowls of pho. 3244 Broadway 210-892-7461 $$


Beautiful Thai restaurant with tranquil outdoor patio with koi pond. Traditional Thai food, along with Chinese dishes and sushi. 1146 Austin Highway 210-829-7345 $$ (P)



1960s-era landmark serving BBQ, burgers, brisket and milkshakes in casual digs with iconic neon signage. 1150 Austin Highway 210-828-2829 $


Authentic wood-smoked barbecue brisket, ribs, sausage and chicken. 1610 N.E. Loop 410 210-824-9191 $ - $$


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 210-829-8448 $ | NOVEMBER 2019


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Classic French Brasserie by Chef Damien Watel and Chef Lisa Astorga Watel. Extensive wine list and beautifully executed classic french dishes including duck breast Al’orange, grilled quail, duck confit, dover sole, lobster risotto, foie gras, escargot and more. 6106 Broadway 210-245-8156 $$$ (BR)


Coffee, latte, cappuccino, espresso plus artisanal French pastries, savory croissants, sandwiches, soups, salads, crepes and more. 118 Davis Court 210-560-2955 $ (P)


French fusion curine prepared by chef Frederick Costa. A wonderful culinary experience with dishes that feature flounder, roasted duck, escargot and more. 7701 Broadway 210-828-9050 $$ - $$$


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 210-290-8066 $


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 210-829-7291 $-$$


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, #384 210-804-1118 $

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 210-858-4052 $




Burgers, sliders, sandwiches, salads and sides plus shakes in many flavors. 4200 Broadway 210-826-0800 $


Rustic casual environment with lots of beers on tap and a genuinely great hamburger. 1006 N.E. Loop 410 210-805-8600 $


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 410 210-932-8040 $


Casual, family-friendly burger joint with wood picnic tables, a playground for the kids, great appetizers, salads and sides. 1003 Rittiman at Harry Wurzbach 210-822-7272 $ (P)


A healthy take on your standard burger, fries and shakes with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. 999 E. Basse 210-824-9600 $ (P)



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 $$ (P)


An upscale landmark Italian restaurant with a large menu of classic and contemporary Italian dishes and an extensive wine list. 555 E. Basse 210-828-5191 $$ - $$$


Market-inspired, rustic Italian cuisine in a warm and welcoming environment. 255 E. Basse, #500 210-832-0300 $$ (P)


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. 210-822-7681 $


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 210-930-9393 $


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 210-218-5466 $


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. 210-824-4231 $$ (P)


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 210-822-6151 $$ (P)


Trendy upscale Mexican restaurant with a lively happy hour, impressive margaritas, Tex -Mex favorites and a colorful patio. 7959 Broadway 210-930-8070 $$-$$$ (P)


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 210-826-4405 $$ (P) (LV)


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 210-824-3005 $$


Elevated Mexican street food with lots of innovative tacos filled with unexpected ingredients like salmon, Jamaican jerk chicken and ahi tuna. 999 E. Basse 210-824-1603 $ (P)



Pizzas made in Neapolitan style in a wood -fired brick oven. 7959 Broadway 210-320-2100 $$ (P)


Fresh and light California-inspired salads, soups, flatbreads and pizzas. 255 E. Basse 210-424-2014 $$


Delicious authentic New York-style pizza. 7701 Broadway 210-805-8646 $ - $$


Casual, Brooklyn-based pizzeria chain serving brick-oven pizzas and calzones. 330 E. Basse, #101 210-832-8288 $$


A warm, family-friendly environment serving pizza and Italian staples like spaghetti and meatballs, baked rigatoni and lasagna. 6462 N. New Braunfels 210-595-3405 $$ (P)


An intimate, family-friendly restaurant serving New York-style thin-crust pizza and other Italian standards. 5054 Broadway 210-828-3354 $ - $$

Southwestern CANYON CAFE

Creative dishes influenced by the American Southwest. Bison meatloaf, grilled lemon salmon, baja shrimp pasta and fajitas 255 E. Basse, #600 210-821-3738 $$ (P)



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 210-824-0116 $$ - $$$ (LV)


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, #200 210-824-9463 $$$


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 210-821-5051 $$$

Coffee/Desserts LA PANADERíA

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 210-375-6746 $


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 555 Funston Pl, 78209 210-605-3222 $$ (P) (BR) | NOVEMBER 2019


‘09 Eats

Jubilee Cafe & Bakery Baking with Love for Nearly 70 Years By MEREDITH KAY Photography By AL RENDON

It’s the shock of bright fuchsia that assaults your senses first, then you realize just how well it blends with the pale orange, the iron chairs and the stunning chandelier that hangs majestically in the center of Jubilee Café & Bakery. However, once your senses switch their attention to the delicious smells emanating from the kitchen, it all just comes together. Only those businesses backed with a great team will succeed in today’s marketplace. There is so much competition, and the demands of consumers are changing rapidly. Most partnerships don’t last seven years, let alone seventy years, however, for one dynamic San Antonio couple, bringing Jubilee Café & Bakery 56


to Lincoln Heights is the culmination of a family business restaurant empire that spans across forty years. In 1979, Barbara and Bill Harris opened the Daisy Tea Room and Cookie House in The Yard off McCullough. It then moved to North Star Mall, before the Harris family packed up and moved to Dallas, where they ran several Celebrity Café & Bakery locations. The concept became a franchise and they eventually sold the business and moved around a bit more, before finally settling back into their hometown to open Jubilee Cafe & Bakery. Next year will mark the 70th wedding anniversary for Bill and Barbara Harris, both graduates of Brackenridge High School, and if


Breakfast and lunch featuring an array of soups, salads, sandwiches, comfort food and baked goods.


Bright, colorful, and charming with ample comfortable seating.


Salads $5 - 15 Sandwiches $9 - $10 Jubillee Favorites 10 - $14

Owners Bill and Barbara Harris you ask him, Bill will tell you with a gleam in his eyes, that “Barbara is the most amazing woman in the world.” Her daughter-in-law, Casandria will second that sentiment, and tell you further that Barbara is the creative talent and driving force that has led the Harris family restaurant business since they began baking cookies over forty years ago. Jubilee Café & Bakery is a charming and friendly neighborhood restaurant bringing something a little different to the ’09 community. Open for breakfast and lunch, and offering homemade, takehome comfort food for family dinners, Jubilee is a welcome addition to the San Antonio restaurant landscape. Almost everything is made fresh in-house, and once you sample their delectable baked goods, you will be hooked. From their hearty and popular salads, to their creative sandwiches, outstanding quiches and homemade soups, the café is the perfect spot for lunch. The menu is extensive, and every single recipe was created, and is prepared, by Barbara

herself, who at 85 years old is still in the kitchen every single day baking and cooking for Jubilee’s faithful customers. When you ask Barbara why she is still baking after all of these years, she will respond without skipping a beat, “It is what I am good at, and we are happy to be back in San Antonio.” The restaurant has an extensive menu for breakfast and lunch with daily specials, but it is their selection of prepared casseroles and main dishes that makes them truly unique. With just 24 hours’ notice, Barbara and her talented cooks will make a batch of their very popular Chicken Spaghetti, their Beef Enchilada Casserole, or any of their signature dishes. Each take home meal will feed a family of four, and they come in a ready to heat and serve tray making it very simple to feed the family on those busy days when you don’t have time to cook a full meal. You can even add a side dish or side salad to complete the meal. Jubilee also offers catering and box lunches for any gathering or business

event, and they are even tackling the holidays this year with their Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner packages. For a very affordable price, you can get a turkey big enough to feed 10 to 12 people, cornbread dressing and gravy, sweet potato casserole, broccoli and rice casserole, cranberry orange relish, and two dozen dinner rolls. Their Christmas dinner packages will vary slightly, and you can choose between turkey or roast beef and several different side dishes. The bakery will also feature their homemade divinity candy, fruitcake, fudge and candied pecans for the holidays for those last-minute gifts to friends, family and business associates. A true family business, Jubilee Café & Bakery serves great American comfort food in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Barbara and Bill have truly created something special for the community, and it is refreshing to see such a dynamic family bringing their passion and their talent back to the city they love. This is one of those restaurants that makes you feel like you are a part of the family too, and one that you will want to return to again and again. Welcome home. | NOVEMBER 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 210-824-7238 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


1540 Nacogdoches San Antonio, TX 78209 Services: Sunday mornings at 10am and 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 210-824-2481 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 210-824-7351 Services: Sunday 11am Children’s Church 11am


DEC 1 - box of cereal DEC 2 - peanut butter DEC 3 - stuffing mix DEC 4 - boxed potatoes DEC 5 - mac and cheese DEC 6 - canned fruit DEC 7 - canned tomatoes DEC 8 - canned tuna



DEC 9 - dessert mix DEC 10 - jar of applesauce DEC 11 - sweet potatoes DEC 12 - cranberry sauce DEC 13 - pinto beans DEC 14 - crackers DEC 15 - rice DEC 16 - oatmeal

DEC 17 - pasta DEC 18 - spaghetti sauce DEC 19 - chicken noodle soup DEC 20 - tomato soup DEC 21 - canned corn DEC 22 - canned mixed vegetables DEC 23 - canned carrots DEC 24 - canned green beans





The Ford Holiday River Parade Celebrates Texas Music

Ring in the holidays on November 29 when the Ford Holiday River Parade celebrates Texas music and musicians. The 39th annual parade theme is Texas Music Christmas with Grand Marshal Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, one of the finest blues-rock guitarists ever to hail from Texas. Over 17 other Texas artists from different genres will appear in the parade and the music of more Texas musicians will play from floats. So head to the River Walk to watch the parade, enjoy the musicians and wonder at the 2,250 strands of lights that will illuminate the River Walk throughout the holiday season.

Hello Diseno Mexico Popup at the Pearl

Guadalajara based Peter Glassford and Isabel Moncada will showcase contemporary Mexican design with a vibrant mix of fashion, jewelry, tabletop, leather goods, and furniture in their pop-up shop located in the Pearl’s Dielmann Building (formerly the Il Sogno space) from November 29 thru Jan 9.

Harvest Speed & Strength Sports Performance Training

Harvest Speed & Strength is an elite sports performance training facilty for athletes of all ages that recently opened in San Antonio. They focus on speed, agility, strength, explosion, power, conditioning and eye hand coordination as well as sports specific skill work. The mission of Harvest Speed & Strength is is to equip athletes physically, mentally and spiritually to reach their full potential and maximize their performance both on and off the field. Owner and Head Coach Scotty Williams’ passion is to instill leadership and purpose into the next generation of athletes.Williams played Division 1 football at The United States Military Academy (West Point) and served as an Airborne Ranger while serving in the Army. He has trained every one from stay at home moms, to special forces soldiers, and collegiate and professional athletes.




The 14th Annual Canstruction event held at North Star Mall, featured 6 colossal structures created entirely out of cans of food designed by San Antonio’s top architecture, engineering, and construction firms. The competing teams included: RVK Architects with Lundy & Franke Engineering and F.A. Nunnelly General Contractors; Alamo Architects with Turner Construction; RS&H Architecture, Engineering & Consulting; Rogers O’Brien Construction; and The Art Institute of San Antonio, and two teams of architecture students from the AIAS Chapters of San Antonio College and UTSA sponsored by Broadway Bank. All canned goods used to create the unconventional art exhibits at North Star  Mall  were donated to the San Antonio Food Bank at the close of the competition. 

New Business Openings

Ida Claire

Top:Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas CEO Angie Salinas, honoree Mary Rose Brown and Jane Macon Above Left: Janet Holliday, Blakely Fernandez and Lily Fernandez Above Right: Deborah Marino and Kevin Wolff

Girl Scouts Celebrate the Magic of Friendship

Past Trefoil Award recipients, girl scouts, friends and colleagues, celebrated The Magic of Friendship as they honored a leader who brings our community together to make magic happen. Mary Rose Brown was honored as the 2019 Trefoil recipient. A gathering of who’s who was involved in the celebration for a leader who has made a difference in our community through her service on numerous boards of local nonprofit organizations. Her leadership made Haven for Hope a reality and made it a national model in the fight against homelessness. Mary Rose’s big heart knows no bounds when it comes to helping the most vulnerable in our community. A few fans and supporters included past recipients: Blakely Fernandez, Harriet Marmon Helmle, Joanna Weidman, Janet Holliday, Rosemary Kowalski, Jane Macon, and Angie Salinas, CEO, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas. Also in attendance was Bill Greehy, John Montford, Rev. Ron Brown who gave the invocation, Sara Pfeifer, commissioner Kevin Wolff, Anne Krause and Doug Cross.

Arts San Antonio

Two events you won’t want to miss this November include The Greatest Flamenco Dancer of the Century-Farruquito who will perform on November 15 at Laurie Auditorium at Trinity University; and The Vienna Boys Choir in concert, November 9 at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre.

7300 Jones Maltsberger Ida Claire’s is a new southern - inspired restaurant great for relaxing suppers, weekend brunch, a business lunch or after-work happy hour.The menu features southern classics like biscuits, Nashville hot chicken, fried chicken and waffles, fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits. The restaurantrant is decorated with a vintage Airstream trailer on the patio and what could be described as early Southern Belle interior.

Al Amir Cafe and Grill

8620 Fredericksburg Road Al Amir brings the exotic flavors of Lebanon and the Mediterranean to San Antonio. This new fast casual restaurant features spit-roasted meats, classic Levantine meze (appetizers). Enjoy fresh house-made tahini, hummus, baba-ghanoush, stuffed grape leaves and warm pita and naan bread.

Pueblo Viejo Mexican Grill

1626 McCullough Ave Pueblo Viejo is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Tobin Hill serving up traditional Mexican and Tex-Mex fare. The breakfast menu includes huge breakfast burrritos and traditional chilaquiles. Lunch and dinner feature an assortment of plates including enchiladas, soft and crunchy tacos, burritos, tortas, chalupas quesadillas, carne guisada and more.

Earl Abels

1639 Broadway Locals are eagerly anticipating the reopening of Earl Abel’s. The newly remodeled restaurant is expected to reopen this month. | NOVEMBER 2019




Thanksgiving at Central Market Cooking School

Native Plant Walking Workshop November 2

The Alamo Heights Optimist Tree Lot opens the day after Thanksgiving

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 Andy Warhols: Portraits, Close At HandContemporary Stillife, Aaron Currry’s Headroom, and Spotlight on San Antonio: art created by San Antonio K - 12 students and inspired by the works of Diego Rivera.

Thru Dec 8

Every Sunday


225 E BASSE RD. 9AM – 1PM

David Rogers’ Big Bugs

They’re big, really big! David Rogers’ Big Bugs stand as tall as 25 feet and have wingspans up to 17 feet wide, and they are at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. The exhibit includes 10 larger-than-life insect sculptures, all made from natural materials like tree stumps and branches positioned throughout the 38 acres of the Botanical Garden. Free with regular admission.

Alamo Heights Farmers Market This event is free and open to the public. Alamo Heights Farmers Market features vendors with farm fresh selections, fresh produce, locally ranchedgrass 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.


Explore the Texas Native Trails and learn how native plants conserve water, adapt to their environment, work in landscapes and what their growing requirements are. Participants meet behind the admissions kiosk and the walk begins at 10am. Sponsored by San Antonio Water System. The fee is included with membership or general admission. Registration is required.

Thanksgiving Dinner November 12


Pick up tips in this step-by-step guide to everyone’s favorite

holiday feast. Learn to make pumpkin soup, shaved brussels sprout salad; onions celeste (onions braised in cream); cranberry and orangeglazed green beans; turkey breast saltimbocca; and cranberry-apple cream pie with a twist.

Texas Bird Walking Workshop November 16


Learn about resident and migrant birds in the San Antonio Botanical Garden, their characteristics, and their requirements for food, water, nesting, and protection. Participants meet at 9am in the Greenwood Breezeway of the Halsell Welcome Building and the walk begins at 9:15am. Sponsored by the San Antonio Water System.

( EDITOR’S PICK ) Zoo Lights


When the animals tuck in for the evening, the San Antonio Zoo transforms into a wild, winter wonderland filled with a jaw-dropping array of twinkling lights. Bigger and brighter than before, Zoo Lights is a must-see for families. Guests can see life-sized animals from the savanna, including a 15-foot tall illuminated giraffe in Starry Safari. While sipping hot cocoa, guests can stroll under a unique display of lights, roast s’mores, decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus, and visit Santa. And, back by popular demand, don’t miss the Lakeside Light Show with custom soundtrack of Dubstep, EDM and Hip Hop Christmas tunes.

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The Light The Way Holiday Festival November 23


Flavors of the Mediterranean at Central Market The fee is included with membership or general admission. registration is required

College Night: McNay Mixer November 22

music. There will be free food plus wine, beer, and coffee available for purchase.

Flavors From The Mediterranean November 22


This event is open to college students only. Enjoy exclusive, after-hours access to art and entertainment. Screenprint a commemorative poster (or bring a t-shirt), create a campy costume design, shop from local arts vendors, and enjoy live


Learn to make a dinner from Catalonia that includes fried squid, grilled salad with seasonal fruit, lamb chops with chickpeas and spinach and blue cheese cheescake.

Oh, what a night! At 6:30 pm, they will flip the switch at the University of the Incarnate Word and thousands of twinkling lights will suddenly illuminate the night sky. Guests can wander the grounds admiring the lights, take a selfie with Santa, shop from various holiday vendors and enjoy delicious food and treats from some of San Antonio’s most popular food trucks.

Alamo Heights Optimist Annual Christmas Tree Lot November 29


Alamo Heights largest and oldest charity Christmas tree lot (they have been in business since 1954) will open to the public, selling beautiful,


College Night at the McNay fragrant USDA grade one trees. All proceeds from the optimist annual sale of the Christmas trees go to children’s charities

ReDo Adult Night at the DoSeum December 6


At each ReDo, you’re encouraged to let go and tap into your inner child “redoing” some of your favorite childhood experiences. Each ReDo varies in theme, but all offer complimentary drinks, delicious bites, fun photo opportunities, and music in addition to unique activities and full access to the DoSeums world-class childrens exhibits Bring your friends, work buddies, or anyone young at heart. 21 and over only.

12th Annual La Tamalada December 14


Bring your family and friends to the Witte this winter and learn a culinary tradition that will surely warm your heart this season. Each participant will receive light refreshments, hands-on instruction, a dozen homemade tamales – six sweet and six savory and time saving tamale tips to take the stress out of the holidays.


The 42nd Annual Alamo Heights Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade & Fun Run November 23


Come watch the Holiday Parade as it proceeds down Broadway, then enjoy the after-party for lots of kid friendly fun, including a bounce house, music and food at the Alamo Heights pool.

Light the Way at the University of the Incarnate Word | NOVEMBER 2019




6116 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 822-2164 FAX (210) 822-7111 09/04/19 100 blk Harrigan THREATS A resident reported receiving threatening texts from persons unknown to him; he suspects an ex-girlfriend of putting others up to sending the threatening messages.

09/26/19 700 blk Imlay CRIMINAL TRESPASS, EVADING ARREST, NARCOTICS VIOLATION Officers responded to a report of a male subject in the backyard of a residence during the early morning hours; officers confronted the subject who then unsuccessfully attempted to flee; once apprehended the subject was taken into custody and a quantity of cocaine was found.

09/24/19 5000 blk Broadway WANTED PERSON Officers responded to check the welfare of a male subject bleeding from a head wound; further investigation discovered the subject had an active arrest warrant issued by Bexar County for a family violence probation violation; lawn equipment in possession of the subject was seized for further investigation when the subject told officers the equipment was stolen. 09/24/19 100 blk Circle THEFT, BICYCLE A bicycle secured by a chain was stolen from a carport.

09/29/19 50 Alamo Heights Blvd VEHICLE BURGLARY A purse left on the back seat of an unoccupied vehicle was stolen; multiple attempts were made to use credit cards from inside the purse.

09/29/19 100 blk Cloverleaf THEFT A resident reported the theft of flagstone stacked behind his residence; the resident found the missing flagstone in the backyard of a residence across the alley; officers were unable to make contact with anyone at the suspect address; the theft remains under investigation



09/29/19 5600 blk DWI An officer on patrol observed a vehicle with the engine running stopped in the roadway; further investigation discovered a male subject asleep in the driver's seat with his foot on the brake; further investigation discovered the subject was under the influence of alcohol and impaired.

09/27/19 5000 blk Broadway PUBLIC INTOXICATION A female subject was found asleep in a parked vehicle; further investigation determined the female was under the influence of alcohol and impaired; the subject was released to a responsible party.

10/05/19 4600 blk Broadway IDENTIFY THEFT An officer investigating a suspicious person observed syringes and other drug paraphernalia commonly associated with heroin usage among his property; further investigation discovered the subject was in possession of identification and money cards not in his name.

10/04/19 100 blk Austin Hwy REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER VIOLATION The driver of a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation was found to be a registered sex offender; a routine status check revealed the driver had not registered annually or reported his change of address as required by law; the driver was transported to jail. | NOVEMBER 2019


Vintage View


Clyde Harding’s Beauty Salon at 5009 Broadway (now Svelte Veldt) was the place to go for the latest in hair style.



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78209 Magazine - November 2019  

78209 Magazine - November 2019