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20 Business Profile

14 In the Loop

When David and Amy Doyle went on vacation in the early 1990’s, they had no idea that they would get an inspiration to open a business together that would become such an integral part of the Alamo Heights community.

24 On the Market

22 Meet Your Neighbors

36 Calendar

There are very few restaurants that can say they’ve been around since 1935. But Broadway 5050 has been a popular hangout serving lunch, dinner, brunch and drinks to many generations of 09ers through the years.

30 School News

38 Ask Roxie

The Boss family has experienced first-hand the joy of not only having biological children, but of adoption as well. They couldn’t be happier with their decision to move from Dallas to the inclusive neighborhood of Alamo Heights.

46 Dining

26 Neighborhood News

41 Church Directory 42 ‘09 Eats 48 Police Blotter 50 Vintage View

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Editor’s Letter

July Life is good! I must say, this summer has been really refreshing. Just seeing people doing regular things like going to restaurants, stores and out and about in the community. I think we can safely say that things are getting back to normal, well a new normal anyway. Life as we know it has changed for sure, but we’ve come through a very difficult time so that is to be expected. But it has been nice to see so many businesses that have come back stronger than before. Sunset & Co. is one of those businesses. Known as Sunset Ridge Home and Hardware prior to the pandemic, the company rebranded and expanded their store. They were allowed to stay open as an essential business which enabled them to not only survive, but to find a way to thrive and take their business to the next level. Whether you’re looking for home improvement items, house essentials, fun things for your home or gifts, you can find them there. The neighbors I want you to meet this month are a precious young family of five. Dating since their days at Boerne High School, Dylan and Jordan Boss chose to move to 78209 specifically for their children. Since moving here in 2020, they’ve realized that it was the right choice for all of them and have truly embraced their neighborhood and community loving the small town feel in the midst of the big city. Many of you have probably driven past the corner of Broadway and Cleveland Court and wondered what was in that funny little corner building. But chances are, many others of you have been to Broadway 5050 to eat, drink or to play shuffleboard. For more than 80 years the iconic restaurant/bar has provided great food, cold beer, great music, and a whole lot of fun. As you will see by the calendar, there is a lot going on in our community in the month of June. I hope you’re able to take advantage of all of the wonderful things 78209 has to offer and more important, I hope you make some wonderful memories with your family and friends this summer. Those will last forever!

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Berit Mason has been a reporter - anchor for WOAI 1200 AM Radio, a contributor to the San Antonio Business Journal, a writer for SA Scene magazine, and for San Antonio Woman. She has been writing the “Ask Roxie” column since 2016. Berit also worked in T.V., as a reporter - anchor in West Texas and in Waco, where she was a RIAS Berlin Commission German - American Exchange Journalist, starting her career interning with CNN Washington. She is a frequent traveler to Scandinavia, where her mother was from. Her father was an author of military aviation history. Berit loves animals, and was raised in a family who preferred to acquire the family dog, from among the many homeless pups roaming San Antonio streets.


Half Texan on her mother’s side, Meredith was born and raised in Southern California, where she graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in Advertising. She has called San Antonio home for over 25 years now and is raising a son and a daughter as a single mom with a pack of rescue dogs. An incurable foodie with an insatiable case of wanderlust, she has travelled the world, and had the opportunity to live in Germany and France, where she was opening cast member at EuroDisney. She is passionate about writing, cooking, soccer, landscaping, music of all genres, and never misses an opportunity to go to a concert. Meredith is usually the loudest person in the room, and she is always up for new adventures and experiences.


Ron may be the ultimate renaissance man; an educator, writer, radio talk show host, media and PR specialist, award winning film producer, and daddy. Many folks also know him as a top-rated radio talk show host on San Antonio radio stations KTSA, 760 The Ticket, and WOAI. And he hosted talk shows on WRC, Washington D.C., and WCAU, Philadelphia. In the non-profit sector, Ron was the first male in America to serve as executive director of a Rape Crisis Center. He and his wife, Gina Galaviz Eisenberg, live in San Antonio. They adopted three children: Reagan, born in 2011, and twin boys, Carter & Kennedy, born in 2013. He also has two older sons, Mitch and Chris.

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The gentlemen of Franklin Park Alamo Heights Retirement Community got all decked out to enjoy these beautiful pieces of machinery. Whether they wore slacks and sports coats or polos and khakis, they were at the height of fashion posing with classic cars. Great conversations were had about their first cars and

even some first dates! We sometimes forget what amazing memories we have attached to our cars, but this day gave these gentlemen many reasons to reminisce. Hats off to the guys who brought their cars and motorcycle over for these residents to appreciate. Fun was definitely had by all!

Oregon Based Coffee Chain Coming to Austin Highway According to an announcement from Evergreen Commercial Real Estate, Dutch Bros. Coffee, an Oregon-based coffee chain, is leasing 1.1 acres at 1255 Austin Highway. The Austin Highway site would be Dutch Brother’s sixth San Antonio location. Dutch Brother’s Rilynn Davis tells 78209 Magazine the store is expected to open early next year. According to its website, Dutch Bros. is a drive-thru coffee company founded in 1992 by Dane and Travis Boersma. It has more than 450 locations, mostly on the West Coast, making it one of the largest independently-owned chains in the U.S.

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Grand Opening Juniper Village at Lincoln Heights celebrated its official “Grand Opening” with a formal Alamo Heights Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday, June 9. Guests were greeted in true San Antonio Fiesta style with amazing mariachis, folklorico dancers and of course, a fabulous Mexican food themed spread complete with ice cold Coronas and Margaritas! Juniper Communities, a New Jersey based company, now operates 30 communities from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Colorado and now Texas, providing a wide range of senior retirement options from fully independent, assisted living, long term care/nursing, rehabilitation to full memory care. Juniper Village @ Lincoln Heights is one of the first of four that are based here in Texas. Juniper Communities is excited to be here and looking forward to the gift of nurturing seniors in the San Antonio area!



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In the Loop Tex-Mex Restaurant Opening in Quarry Market Lupe Tortilla restaurant is expected to open at the Quarry Market sometime this fall. It is taking over the 9,547-square-foot space vacated by Canyon Café. According to fsrmagazine.com, Stan Holt founded Lupe Tortilla in 1983 in a house in Addicks, Texas, on the outskirts of Houston. His two sons, Judson and Peter, joined the family business in 1997 after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America. The chain currently has more than 20-plus locations

throughout Texas, including Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. The restaurant describes itself as an authentic Tex-Mex institution serving Mexican food made from scratch for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Canyon Café had posted on its now-defunct FaceBook page, “While the restaurant had gotten through some tough times in the past, COVID-19 was just too much to bear.” Now, Lupe Tortilla will bring new life to that space as the coronavirus pandemic loosens its grip on San Antonio.

H-E-B Central Market Offering Curbside & Delivery Central Market is the latest location of the 250 H-E-B stores to offer curbside and home delivery services. The company recently announced it will deliver groceries to 16 zip codes surrounding the Alamo Heights-area store. The pandemic changed the way many people are shopping for groceries. Digital shopping and demand for home delivery grew dramatically as the coronavirus kept so many shoppers in their homes. The upscale grocery store is offering free pick up or delivery on the first four orders from the new app, - centralmarket.com/mobile-app. Central Market – known by many locals as the “Gucci B” -- is located at 4821 Broadway. It is open daily from 8 am-10 pm. Curbside pickup appointments can be made online anytime between 8 am - 8 pm, Monday through Sunday.

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In the Loop Meals on Wheels Plans New Headquarters Adjacent to 78209 The local non-profit organization that delivers more than 1.2 million meals a year to feed area seniors recently broke ground on a 44,000 square-foot headquarters, production facility, and distribution center. The new building will double the number of people it can currently serve and allow Meals on Wheels to expand its delivery territory. The building will be located at 2718 Danbury St. near the intersection of Loop 410 and Nacogdoches Road. It will include a kitchen, food preparation space, volunteer training area, and an expanded Grace Place Alzheimer’s Activity Center. Meals on Wheels is currently housed in a former Wyatt’s Cafeteria at 4306 NW Loop 410. Construction on the new facility is expected to be completed by September 2022.

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Developer Peter Greenblum has begun construction of 18 single-family, two-story homes on a 1.27-acre tract of land at 1841 Flamingo. As we reported in 78209 Magazine in 2018, Stone Brook Manor at Broadway, a memory unit, previously occupied that site until it was demolished. The new homes will be approximately 2,300 square feet 18 JULY 2021 | 78209magazine.com

each, with three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and twocar garages. Lorie Campos, who owns Lux Agency, LLC, a marketing real estate company, is working with Greenblum on the project. The two have worked together on five other projects. No word yet on what the asking price will be for the homes.


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Business Profile

From Hardware to Houseware, Sunset & Co. Has It All BY MEREDITH KAY PHOTOGRAPHY BY AL RENDON 20 JULY 2021 | 78209magazine.com


or David and Amy Doyle, owning a hardware store was never in their master plan. They both worked in successful careers in Chicago when the inspiration hit them while on vacation visiting Amy’s family. David was a Regional Manager for a software company, and Amy was a Senior Vice President for a commercial real estate company. They visited San Antonio often, spending time at Canyon Lake with family. Although they loved their careers, they had always kicked around the idea of going into business together. Sunset Ridge Home and Hardware opened its doors for business in 1995 in the Sunset Ridge Shopping Center on North New Braunfels as an Ace Hardware affiliate store. The company rebranded and expanded the store during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. They were able to keep the doors open as an essential business, and they are now known as Sunset & Co. They are still helping the neighbors of this community with their household needs today. David and Amy have welcomed their daughter, Rees, into the family business as a partner. The three have created a warm, friendly, and dynamic environment for customers to find just about anything they need to repair, decorate and add character to a home. From actual hardware and paint to dishware and home accessories, Sunset & Co. has anything you need. Customers can spend hours browsing the beautiful displays and specialty items that the store carries. Some of the brands that they carry are exclusive to the store here in San Antonio. The Doyles and their daughter strive to maintain their reputation for outstanding customer service; their staff routinely goes above and beyond customer expectations to make sure that customers feel important and cared for. The majority of the staff have been with the company for nearly ten years, and a few of their employees have been with them for over 20 years. The store is a colorful and eye-popping collection of high-end household items and gifts for both men and women. Rees describes the store this way, “Sunset & Co. is an upscale gift and homewares store with a funky hardware store on the side.” Some of their most popular items and departments include their line of Benjamin Moore paints, their extensive selection of top-of-the-line barbecue grills and accessories, their designer children’s boutique featuring unique clothing and toys, as well as their monogramming department. The store began monogramming specialty items in 2018. Customers can choose from an impressive inventory of household and personal gifts at the store, or they can bring in their own items to create a unique, one-of-a-kind gift. There are many monogram and custom designs to choose from, and customers can work with a monogramming specialty artist on-site to help them create something truly special. Sunset & Co. features a beautiful kitchen department with a large demonstration area. The store holds cooking classes and demonstrations each month, hosting local celebrity chefs and guests representing their gourmet lines. You can

also catch a trunk show or pop-up shop featuring some of their exclusive upscale brands like Margarita Mercantile or Coco & Jase Clothing & Accessories. Their events are listed on the website, and they are continually adding new events throughout the year. The Doyles are proud of their beautiful store, and they love the community that they serve. Amy and David live in Alamo Heights, and Rees lives one block away with her husband and two small children. They have two other children as well. Their son, Alex, lives in New York and works as an architect, and their oldest daughter, Megan, is a retired ballerina and lives here in San Antonio with her husband and four children. Their Ace Hardware affiliation is something they are proud of, and they have become quite the showcase store. There are 5,000 Ace Hardware stores across the U.S., and theirs has captured the attention of the company president, who has recognized their innovative concepts and uses them as an example of what other affiliates could strive to become. This dynamic and outgoing family has definitely captured the market in their community, and they continue to grow and bring in new products to keep their loyal customers coming back. So, whether you are looking for spectacular holiday décor, gourmet foods, and unique kitchenware for a gift basket, or you’d like to create a personalized baby gift for a friend, you’ll find all of that and much more at Sunset & Co. You can also pop in for a gallon of paint or a box of nails too. Sunset & Co. has it all, and they will be there offering superior customer service with a big smile for all of their neighbors and special guests for many years to come. 78209magazine.com | JULY 2021 21

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heir home is still a work in progress, and there is a whirlwind of activity as the girls play and their baby brother squeals, attempting to take a toy car from one of his sisters. It’s a typical afternoon for the Boss family, newly transplanted from Boerne to Alamo Heights, and you can feel the happiness in the house as Dylan and Jordan Boss work in tandem to wrangle the little ones for snack time.

Dylan and Jordan both grew up in Boerne, and they began dating while attending Boerne High School. Dylan went on to attend the University of the Incarnate Word, where he studied accounting and pitched for the baseball team, while Jordan pursued her degree in Communications at U.T.S.A. They have three children: Violet (6), Adelaide, or “Lady” (4), and Samson (2). The girls are very fond of their little brother, and they are always doting on him and quick to share a hug. Dylan, a licensed C.P.A., was recently made a partner at his accounting firm, Akin, Doherty, Klein & Feuge, in January and has been a member of the team, working his way up since he began as an intern in college as a paper scanner. Jordan was born in St. Louis but moved to South Texas when she was ten years old, and she lights up when telling the family’s story about their decision to move from Boerne into Alamo Heights during the holidays in 2020. She says that they made the decision to move in order to give Samson, who was adopted in Dallas at birth, a chance to grow up in a more diverse neighborhood and in a school district where there are other students that look like him. The Boss’ had a very close relationship with Samson’s birth mother while she was pregnant, and they are proud to still consider her a part of their family. Jordan says that, “It is an honor to call another woman ‘mom’ to their son, and that they want to honor Samson’s birth family as well by making sure that they remain connected.” Samson is thriving and is clearly the center of attention in the Boss household, as most 2-year-olds tend to be, stealing toys from his sisters, devouring his Cheerios, and demanding attention from mom and dad as he toddles around the living room looking for something interesting to create yet another distraction. Together, the family enjoys exploring their new neighborhood, and they are happy to live in an area with so many parks and playgrounds for the kids to explore. They enjoy going to the zoo and spending time with the grandparents, who are always willing to babysit to give mom and dad a break. When Dylan and Jordan do get a break, the couple enjoys going out, trying new restaurants, listening to live music, and

swing dancing together. Jordan laughs when she tells the story about how Dylan wouldn’t even dance with her at the prom. She says, “We have big goals to someday be that old couple who dance seamlessly with one another, like the ones we see when we are out.” Jordan loves to take the kids to a local bakery and let them pick out a perfect little cupcake as a treat. The couple also makes mention of how much they love to dine at Supper at Hotel Emma, and especially raves about the Crispy Cauliflower, calling Chef John Brand “The Vegetable Whisperer.” The Boss family seems to be embracing their new home and their new neighborhood and love that everyone they meet seems to be “so friendly and truly interested in getting to know you.” Both Dylan and Jordan feel like they have been welcomed with open arms, and they describe their tight-knit community as a “classic American neighborhood where everyone has a unique story, and we all know each other’s stories.” They further state that “Living in Alamo Heights is like living in a small town in the middle of the big city.” The Boss family is happy living in Alamo Heights, and they look forward to raising their children in such an inclusive neighborhood as they continue to live, work, play, and explore their new community. 78209magazine.com | JULY 2021 23

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May Home Sales The following are home sales for Alamo Heights ISD and North East ISD in ZIP code 78209 for May Source: San Antonio Board of REALTORS® 78209: Total Sales- 51 Average Price- $603,315 | Median Price- $470,000 DOM- 96 78209 in Alamo Heights ISD: Total Sales- 33 Average Price- $735,006 | Median Price- $565,000 DOM- 104 78209 in North East ISD: Total Sales- 15 Average Price- $375,527 | Median Price- $367,400 DOM- 90

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Neighborhood News AHISD Wins Approval To Demolish Two Structures on Broadway BY RON AARON EISENBERG

At a recent meeting. Alamo Heights city council members approved a request from the Alamo Heights Independent School District to demolish buildings at 6815 and 6801 Broadway. The two lots total 30,000 sq. ft., which equals nearly 0.7 acres. The vacant structures had served as apartment buildings for years but had fallen into disrepair. The land sits directly across from Alamo Heights High School. 26 JULY 2021 | 78209magazine.com

The school district purchased the properties in 2020 for a total of $2,130,000. The assessed value of the property at 6815 Broadway Street is $647,040. And the assessed value of the 6801 Broadway Street property is $985,300. What does the district plan to do with the property? A spokesperson for the school district said, “There are currently no plans. The administration and board will factor the new property into the district’s master plan moving forward.”

Gina Galaviz Eisenberg New OPNNA President

OPNNA Elects New Officers and Directors The Oak Park Northwood Neighborhood Association recently elected new officers and directors at large. The Neighborhood Association includes more than 4,300 homes, all of which are in 78209, making it one of the largest neighborhood associations in San Antonio. On its website at opnna.org, the association details its history: “The neighborhoods which make up the area referred to as Oak Park-Northwood are located inside Loop 410, between North New Braunfels to the west and Harry Wurzbach to the east. Oak Park-Northwood first came into existence in the early 1950s. The neighborhood known as “Northwood Estates” was developed by the renowned. San Antonio construction magnate, H. B. Zachry, beginning in 1955. “The Oak Park-Northwood neighborhood offers a unique mix of housing on large and small lots, many lined with 100+-year-old oak trees. New homes continue to be built in the neighborhood, and older homes are continually being updated. Despite the growth of San Antonio, Oak ParkNorthwood remains one of the finest neighborhoods inside Loop 410, offering top-rated schools (Alamo Heights ISD and Northeast ISD), easy access to major highways, shopping malls, and downtown, and a slower-paced lifestyle compared to neighborhoods located outside Loop 410. “With grid streets, rolling curb lines, live oak trees, and low, long ranch-style houses built in the middle of the century, the Oak Park-Northwood neighborhood retains the character of San Antonio as it looked 70 years ago.” The newly elected officers are Gina Galaviz Eisenberg, President; Steve Rutledge, Vice President; Lori Tips, Treasurer; and Jamie Eickhoff, Secretary. The directors at large are John Brenneman, LeQuinne Ferebee, Jim Mysliwiec, Manuel Villa, Teena Larson, and Chris Lowrance.

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Neighborhood News AH Hires PR Firm for Centennial Celebration San Antonio’s CE Group has been tasked to help plan Alamo Heights’ Centennial Celebration. Alamo Heights City Council voted unanimously to sign a professional services agreement with CE Group, Inc. for the planning efforts for the city’s centennial celebration, which will take place in 2022. On its website, the city of Alamo Heights details its beginnings. “Earlier desires to be annexed by San Antonio, desires that were rebuffed, turned to fear in 1922 that San Antonio wanted to annex Alamo Heights to increase its tax base without providing services. “Community leaders called a citizens’ meeting on June 4, and residents voted 289 to 8 to petition Bexar County Judge McCloskey for a city government.” “Alamo Heights became a municipality on June

20, 1922, but with no city charter and a government that consisted of a mayor, five aldermen, and a town marshal. The population stood at about 3,000 in an area that extended only as far north as Tuxedo Avenue. Bluebonnet Hills was annexed in 1928, and Sylvan Hills completed the current northern boundary when it was annexed in 1944.” Today’s population is an estimated 8,400 residents. CE president Janet Holliday told 78209 Magazine, “We are just at the beginning of developing the plan for the AH Centennial. Our goal is to work with key stakeholders and key city leaders to create the best way to celebrate the history and future vision. It is an honor to have been in place to support this important milestone. We will have more details to share once the planning process begins.”

Summer Heat Alert from OP Fire Department • Hydrate: Drink 16 ounces of water for every hour in the heat. • Use sunscreen: Apply liberally and frequently. • Dress smart: Wear light, loose-fitting, breathable clothing, a hat, good walking shoes, and a wet bandana. • Stay salty: Snacks like jerky, granola, trail mix, tuna, and dried fruit will assist with water retention. • Buddy system: Consider going on a walk or run with a friend instead of alone. Heat illness: Look for these symptoms of heat illness: Heat Strokes Throbbing headache No sweating Red, hot, dry skin Nausea or vomiting Rapid, strong pulse Change in mental state

As temperatures climb into the 90s and above, the Olmos Park Fire Department urges residents to follow the safety tips issued by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. High temperatures can be dangerous for all. Heat hacks when performing physical activities in hot weather: 28 JULY 2021 | 78209magazine.com

Heat Exhaustion Faint or dizzy Excessive sweating Cool, pale, clammy skin Rapid, weak pulse Muscle Cramps

If someone shows signs of heat illness, take these steps: 1. Move the person to a half-sitting position in the shade. 2. Call 911 immediately. 3. Treat based on humidity. o Below 75 percent - Spray victim with water and vigorously fan. o Above 75 percent - Apply ice packs on neck, armpits, or groin. Following this advice can save lives.

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As we all know, women live longer than men. Franklin Park Alamo Heights Senior Living Community uniquely has quite a sizable number of male residents. Our gentlemen enjoy playing poker, going to Happy Hour, playing Bridge, watching movies in the theater, working in the wood shop, Bible study, building model cities, line dancing, going to exercise class and exercising in the gym individually, as well as playing volleyball and so much more.

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On this beautiful morning, which had been surrounded by days of constant rain, they enjoyed being part of a photo shoot in their honor. While we could not photograph all our amazing men, we are grateful for these twelve who graciously accepted the mission and might I say, blew it out of the park. We would love to know your story! Please call us at 210.829.5955 to schedule a visit!

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HATS OFF TO THE CLASS OF 2021 Taking those final steps as an Alamo Heights High School Mule meant so much more than simply crossing a stage to receive a diploma in the 2020-2021 school year. It was a time to celebrate with classmates and teachers, marking all of the challenges they faced with grit, perseverance, and success. The Class of 2021 faced many challenges during their Senior year, but they embraced it all, marking the transition from high school senior to Alamo Heights graduate. The graduation ceremony was held at the Real-Life Amphitheater, formerly the Verizon Amphitheater, on May 27, at 7 pm. Graduates and their families enjoyed a traditional celebration, celebrating together, in person, at the open-air

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amphitheater. A presentation of diplomas was held in front of Alamo Heights High School on May 28, at 9 am, with students who preferred this alternative ceremony arriving in cap and gown at the Mule statue to receive their diploma while being cheered on by family and friends. The high school staff honored two students with Outstanding Senior Girl and Boy, awards selected annually to recognize two students who exemplify great character, academic excellence, and a heart for service. The 2021 Outstanding Senior Girl was Emma Dolat, and the Outstanding Senior Boy was Parker Klumpp. Mules Up for the Class of 2021!

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Enrichment and fun in a summer camp setting; that’s Summer at Heights! Designed for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade, SAH hosts courses provided by AHISD and other certified teachers in the area, as well as

some of San Antonio’s leading professionals. Campers experience new adventures, expand existing horizons, arouse curiosity, exchange ideas and products, stimulate creativity and enjoy lots of fun in the process!


Summer can be a great time for kids to learn new skills or work on existing ones. Students have the chance to experience a different school environment in the summer. They meet teachers and administrators from various other schools,

giving them a broader view of their school and community. Numerous enrichment activities include; unique themes, guest speakers, field trips and more, during the shortened summer instructional time.

AHHS’S 2020 ROCKET CLEARED FOR LAUNCH Alamo Heights High School rocketry students were excited to have the opportunity to launch their 2020 rocket at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) at the end of June. This group of dedicated students completed their build in the summer of 2020, but, as you would expect, due to COVID-19, the team could not launch their rocket. So, a year later than hoped, the team of now college students was more than ready to embark on their journey to New Mexico and the WSMR. The team departed June 24, with a launch window of June 26-27. At publication, the students were headed to their destination, sharing that they would report the outcome of their mission and launch in the next issue of 78209 Magazine. Stay tuned! We did get to see their first step in the journey, the unveiling of their vehicle. Congrats to this team of AHmazing students for completing their rocket, weighing in 32 JULY 2021 | 78209magazine.com

at 390 pounds, one of the lightest vehicles ever built at AHHS. The team shared that they took the body down from 10 diameters to a trim eight and will load a payload of a petri dish containing penicillin in the nose cone to test how atmospheric pressure affects it. The students are beyond excited, and their teacher, Colin Lang, shared just how amazing it was to complete a rocket of this size and capacity in a year of a pandemic. Fittingly, the students have named the rocket the “Lone Survivor” as it was the only rocket to be completed in 2020 by SystemsGo teams.

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School News


On May 21, Saint Mary’s Hall (SMH) celebrated its 140th Commencement Ceremony, officially graduating 92 members of the Class of 2021. The ceremony was held on campus at the Alonso Ancira Event Center. The graduates, who hail from 28 zip codes (three of whom drove over an hour back and forth to campus each day), have proven to be one of the most resilient by overcoming the pandemic. This class has earned more than $11 million in merit scholarships. One senior was awarded a National Merit Scholarship, three were named National Merit Finalists, three were named National Hispanic Scholars, and six were named National

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Commended Scholars, among other accolades. The class completed a collective total of 16,589 community service hours. They will attend 54 different colleges and universities in 20 different states and three countries outside of the United States, with 64% of the class earning placement in their self-identified first-choice college. Thirteen of the class’s student-athletes will go on to compete collegiately. The talents and achievements of the Class of 2021 are varied and vast. They represent the incredible breadth and depth of the school and reflect the deep legacy of those who came before them.


Circle School PreK students finished the school year with a walking field trip to play in Brackenridge Park and ride the Zoo Train. It was a lot of walking for such little legs, but they sure had fun! Heading out for a walk is a part of the class routine at The Circle School. Whether walking in a nearby park or just around the block, our students learn to listen, look, and learn as they walk to re-center themselves and reconnect with the natural world while also getting the wiggles out. “Go for walks frequently -- walks expand vocabulary by giving the children the opportunity to look for new words to describe their world.” - Isabeth Hardy, Circle School Founder Circle School students of all ages spent an average of 8 hours outside each week in 2020-2021, a 45% increase from 2019-2020. This year outside time has been more important than ever, and our school values outside time as an intentional priority rather than an afterthought. The outdoors is our learning laboratory in so many ways; between free play recess, neighborhood walks, PE, yoga, gardening, snack, lunch, and outdoor lessons and explorations, the time quickly adds up. The Circle School believes that for children to grow to care deeply about the Earth, they have to experience it firsthand. The research-supported benefits of outdoor learning are immense and diverse. Providing hands-on learning opportunities to connect with the natural world is essential to growing the next generation of leaders and changemakers.


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Fun Things to Do In and Around 78209 LIVE IN THE GARDEN: AZUL BARRIENTOS & FRIENDS BOTANICAL GARDEN July 6 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM In harmony with the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s exciting new Frida Kahlo Oasis exhibition, celebrate Mexican culture and the icon herself through an exclusive concert series. The Botanical Garden invites you to enjoy an intimate evening featuring live performances on the lawn by San Antonio’s beloved singer/songwriter Azul Barrientos accompanied by fellow musicians, featuring different musical guests each concert. Sabot.org

MAKE & TAKE: CAKE DECORATING BASICS Central Market Cooking School July 7 | 6PM - 8PM If your cake looks a little too homemade, this is the class for you. Our Cooking School Instructors will provide instruction and encouragement, as you perfect your techniques. Cake layers, icing and all tools needed will be provided. You’ll take your creation with you at the end of class. centralmarket.com

VOYAGE TO THE DEEP DOSEUM July 6 | 10AM - 4:30PM Based on French author Jules Verne’s 1870 classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the exhibition brings to life the deep-sea adventures of Captain Nemo, his fantastical Nautilus submarine, and the mythical world he inhabited. There is the giant Nautilus where kids can climb aboard and discover the inner workings of a deep-sea submersible. They can take up the controls at the helm, peer through the periscopes, crank the propeller, test out the bunks and explore Captain Nemo’s Cabinet of Curiosities full of wonderful marine specimens. Kids can then slip on a deep-sea dive suit and venture through the world below the waves including the octopus’ garden with its giant clamshell, a giant squid to slide down, and then wander through the maze of seaweed in the kelp forest. They can also explore the lost world of Atlantis. Doseum.org

DESERT DOOR SOTOL TASTING BOTANICAL GARDEN July 15 | 7PM - 8:30PM Come and enjoy this Sotol tasting inspired by Frida Kahlo Oasis. Desert Door sotol is a premium spirit that tastes unquestionably of the land. Participants will learn about the history of Sotol - a distilled spirit made from wild-harvest West Texas sotol plants – and partake in a three-part tasting. The class will conclude with crafting their own sotol cocktail. Sabot.org

EFCST’S FAMILY DAY WITTE MUSEUM July 17 | 10AM - 5PM EFCST’s Family Day provides an opportunity for the community to come together to share common experiences and challenges of coping with epilepsy while exchanging resources and making new friends. Highly respected neurologists will join an informal “Ask the Doc” Q & A Session. Exciting door prizes, games, and lunch will be provided. Wittemuseum.org

DATE NIGHT: SUMMER NIGHTS IN MEXICO CITY BOTANICAL GARDEN July 9 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM Grab your partner and get ready for a night out. Chef Katrina Flores will teach you all the essentials for crafting traditional Mexican cuisine inspired by the life of Frida Kahlo. Learn to make a ceviche verde, esquites, chicken tinga sopes, and cucumber jalapeño margaritas. Sign up quick before this class sells out. Ages 21+. Sabot.org

DINO BOOGIE NIGHTS SAN ANTONIO ZOO July 17 | 6PM - 9PM Fixin’ to 2 Step: music from Mick Hernandez & Texas Silverado Band as well DJ Fuzion, as well as entertainment from some of the best Two Steppers Texas has to offer. Our Dino Boogie Hype Squad will be doing giveaways while supplies last. sazoo.org

DINO BOOGIE NIGHTS SAN ANTONIO ZOO July 10 | 6PM - 9PM Zoochella: music from Finding Friday and DJ Fuzion on a light-up dance floor! Our Dino Boogie Hype Squad will be doing giveaways while supplies last. sazoo.org

FREE FAMILY FUN NIGHT DOSEUM July 6 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM Enjoy all that the Doseum has to offer for free with your whole family. RSVP Required, A link for ticket reservations will be posted on the Doseum website at 8am the morning of Free Family Night. Registration is on a first-come, firstserved basis. Doseum.org

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SURVIVAL THE FITTEST CAMP Witte Museum July 12-16 | 9AM -3PM What can we learn from nature’s superheroes about keeping our bodies healthy? Come find out this summer as we use our five senses to dive deep into the exploration of nature’s superheroes. See how humans have adapted to survive by learning from different animals and creatures over the years. Learn about the human anatomy and how each of us can become one of nature’s superheroes! Ages 9-12 wittemuseum.org

DEMO & DINE: THAI BASICS CENTRAL MARKET COOKING SCHOOL July 19 | 4:30PM - 6:00PM Explore the flavors of Thailand in this 1 1/2 hour class. Our instructors will show you how to make each recipe while you sit back and relax. You’ll sample each dish and learn a little about pairing wine with these Thai favorites. centralmarket.com

MUSEUM MAKER CAMP WITTE MUSEUM July 19-23 | 9AM - 3PM Spend a week this summer exploring the galleries and exhibits that inspire your love of nature, science and culture. Become a museum expert as you gain exclusive access to the Witte’s new summer exhibition, and end the week by getting hands-on and creating a nature exhibit of your own. Be prepared to discover what makes the Witte such an exciting and special place! Ages 6-8 wittemuseum.org SUPER CHEFS CAMP WITTE MUSEUM July 19-23 | 9AM - 3PM What does it take to become a chef? Learn to chop, dice and slice like a real chef as we dive into the world of cooking. From cooking to cleaning to writing recipes, we will explore all the qualities a chef has in the kitchen. Get the opportunity to create your very own meal each day as we look into familiar and unfamiliar recipes. Wrap up the week with a Witte inspired cooking challenge! Ages 9-12 wittemuseum.org

LOCAL DAYS SAN ANTONIO ZOO July 20 Locals can get outside and enjoy nature at the zoo on select days for just $8 per person. This deep discount is the zoo’s way of showing gratitude towards residents of the City of San Antonio. The Locals Day $8 admission is valid on select dates. The discount allows for even more people to learn how the zoo combines conservation, animal care, and education in securing a future for wildlife. Discounted admission tickets can be purchased at the zoo’s front gate with proof of San Antonio Residency. sazoo.org

TRES MUSEOS + MUSEUM DAY FOR EDUCATORS LOCAL MUSEUMS July 30 | 9AM - 5PM Learn about exhibitions and programs at the McNay Art Museum, the Witte Museum, the San Antonio Museum of Art, and the DoSeum and earn six hours of continuing professional education credit. Educators provide their own transportation and circulate through all four museums in 90-minute sessions. Check-in begins at 8:30 am. Reservations required. mcnayart.org A COWBOY STEAK DINNER CENTRAL MARKET COOKING SCHOOL July 23 | 6PM - PM Capture the flavors of Texas in a meal that would satisfy any hard-working ranch hand. You’ll cook a USDA Prime Texas steak to perfection, create a salad and a side dish that highlight local flavors; and discover how baking in cast iron adds a new dimension to your desserts. add centralmarket.com DINO BOOGIE NIGHTS SAN ANTONIO ZOO July 24 | 6PM - 9PM Disco Boogie: Enjoy musical entertainment from AM Project and The SanAntunes. We will also have a light-up dance floor and 70’s dancers. sazoo.org DISCOVERING MUSEUMS CAMP WITTE MUSEUM July 26-30 | 9AM - 3PM Have you ever wondered what and who it takes to run a museum? Meet with our talented museum team members who help transform the Witte, while gaining behind-thescenes knowledge as you explore the Museum’s galleries and exhibits. Gain exclusive access to the Witte’s new summer exhibit all while learning the skills necessary to run a museum and curate your own nature exhibition. Ages 9-12 wittemuseum.org

SIPS & SUNSET IN THE GARDEN BOTANICAL GARDEN July 30 | 6PM - 9PM Experience San Antonio’s urban oasis during the evening hours at Sips & Sunset in the Garden. Kick back, relax and sample craft cocktails, play games, listen to music from a local DJ, eat delicious food, and more. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the perfect evening surrounded by the garden’s blooms as the sun sets over our beautiful city. Food will be available for purchase. Ages 21+. Sabot.og DINO BOOGIE NIGHTS SAN ANTONIO ZOO July 31 | 6PM - 9PM Beach Bash: enjoy island vibes with a live steel drum band, hula dancers, and a selfie station photo op! Our Dino Boogie Hype Squad will also be doing giveaways while supplies last!

Editor’s Pick PARENT & CHILD: AN ALICE IN WONDERLANDINSPIRED TEA PARTY CENTRAL MARKET COOKING SCHOOL July 8 | 1PM - 3:30PM Spend an afternoon together creating - and then enjoying - some teatime treats inspired by the characters in Alice in Wonderland. Come in your best Mad Hatter tea party attire - hats and costumes welcomed.

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Ask Ask Roxie Roxie we move on. First thing, they want to pet the dog. And my first

Words of Advice from an ‘09toPet question them is: 'Do you have a pet?' and they'll bring out

their phone. We just have a conversation!” Bella and Bonnie are a volunteer team with Pups n' Planes, where “comfort” dogs and their owners offer distressed travelers a little sugar. “People are waiting, their flight has been canceled, or they may have a four-hour wait, and they are upset.” “One time, two little girls stopped to pet the dog, and I looked up, and the mother was crying. Her husband was being deployed. I spent probably a half-hour with them, and the dad thanked me so many times because it got them thinking about other things,” Bonnie says. Airport staffers implemented the idea after learning how well it worked at the Los Angeles International Airport. Pups n' Planes has been reducing blood pressure and turning frowns upside down for six years. “In the car, she knows that we are almost at the airport. She gets so excited! Her job is to make people smile. She does that job.” And if you saw Bella, you would smile, too. The girl team also spends time at the airport USO, softening the loneliness and longing of our troops, so familiar to military life. While Bella offers kisses, Canine Explosive Detection Supervisor Sgt. Andres Lopez, and his police dog Keyno, provide safety and security. “We are there to make sure that the traveling public is safe, the dog makes that any threats associated with aviation there aren’t real threats,” says the airport K9 police officer. Lopez and Keyno “nose around," sniffing out threats that could come from a parked car, a suitcase, or a person. “Dogs are about as mobile as you can get,” says Lopez. He means the nose is mobile.

IN THE DOG HOUSE Bella is a volunteer with Pups n' Planes, the airport greeting committee. She wears her little pink coat, cheering up tired travelers at the  San Antonio International Airport.

But the dog house gets an upgrade!

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Kindlywith owners put dog houses in the backyard, and there Dogs Jobs it sits. BYI BERIT have MASON a dog house. You know what I do with that dog house? I look at it—from the safety of the couch! The SanBenavidez Antonio International Airport HUGE! of D’Corazon Belinda is the director andisfounder It recently broke a record, flying some 15,000 people whom A DAY, Marketing and Special Events. She has Great Danes, for atakes total of million passengers in 2019. she on10.36 field trips. most certainly frequent the airport, but pups do too. “IPassengers take my Great Dane to murals throughout town, and one Meet Bella. mural showed the Alamo.” Bella is a petite dog with light, wavy hair, offering everyone She took a picture of her dog in front of the depicted she meets the sweetest smile. Several hours a week, Bella and landmark. owner Bonnie Gioiello roam the airport, searching out the tired, “And a friend of mine said, ‘Oh, my gosh. That looks like the weary, and the bored. a“If dog house.’” they look up and smile, they are a dog lover. If they don't, Lightbulb moment! “So, I thought that dog houses that looked like the Alamo 34 APRIL 38 JULY 2020 2021| |78209magazine.com 78209magazine.com

would sell really well!” “I started looking up other information about creative dog houses that were available.” And the idea of “Barkitecture” San Antonio was born. There are other Barkitecture events around the country, including one in Austin, but Benavidez is the San Antonio creator and producer. She invites people from around the community and challenges them to design and build a really cool house, a really cool dog house. “We utilize community-service involvement. We send out invitations to superintendents at all of the school districts in SanAirport Antonio. And, they forward them to their schools.” therapy dogs help soothe people who may be upset because of a classes involvedflight. in this citywide Engineering and STEM long wait, delayedare or cancelled competition, including our own Alamo Heights schools. Architecture and engineer groups compete, but everyone is

welcome “to create the best dog house in town,” she says. “It is a daylong festival.” But do dogs really use these things? have Great was Danes, and they inside. have the“Icommunity looking for alive dog, Doc But waspeople introduced yards, and dogs go outside, play and hang out, and some at Franklin Park as a possible addition. And after meeting the dogs live outside and as as remembers, they have accommodations, large, friendly animal, as long David “Everyone was especially fancy houses, like these!” struck by his gentleness, beauty and overall calm.” After a Local shed builders JB Woolf reports more short trial period, Doc like formally (andSheds eagerly) wasthat accepted customers are coming in with specs for a custom dog house, by staff and residents for duty. And he and his new pals have alonglapping with specs sheds. been it upfor ever since. A South Carolina company sells cedar-built structures for To see Doc with the residents, especially those impaired Fido, complete with heat and with air-conditioning! with memory issues, is, as David admits, “incredible.” He ex“It is something for the dog to cuddle up to,” says plains, “People who are usually nonresponsive due to their Benavidez. “As well as having the shade and protection from conditions become more alert and animated in Doc’s presthe weather.” ence. Some sayand anything will speakSan to him, Especiallywho if it seldom is underever a tree, for hot, humid offer affectionate pats while seemingly remembering their Antonio, that’s important. former dogs.the It’s quite Whoever Doc encounters, And with rain thatmoving.” we’ve had, these shelters provide whether hale or impaired, the reactions seem to pups with essential protection from wet all weather, too.be positive. just like pets, and when this four-footed staffer ThePeople pandemic curtailed the contest in 2020, but this year, makes an appearance in any part of 4, theatcommunity, moods Barkitecture is Saturday, December Maverick Park. You lighten appear. can signand upsmiles on their Facebook page. “We are excited to host event there and to at beFranklin able to So with Doc given freeourroaming privileges enjoyand the the newresidents, dog park,”quite saysfrankly, Benavidez. addition the Park all a“Inlittle ga-gatoover dog house competition, we will have a ‘Hero Doggy Costume’ him, life is good – for Doc and his many new friends. The contest, has classic and a silent auction of ‘one a kind program beencars, so successful that Franklin Park of will be indog houses’ as well as food trucks.” troducing dogs to its other properties in the coming months. The proceeds of the auctioned goatowin-win local situaIt really has been—and continueshouses to be — non-profits. tion, thanks to this very pet-able practitioner. “Please scratch Dog houses, costume contests, adoptions, rescues, behind my ears!” specialty food items, and travel accommodations; it has become a welcoming world out there for us four- legged friends.

Our excellent staff brings fun, creative, and challenging activities into each classroom. As a Christian based school, we strive to give your child exceptional care, and an excellent education, with a Christian foundation.

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Until next month, Woof woof! Roxie

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Church Directory ALAMO HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH 6501 Broadway St. San Antonio, TX 78209 210-824-9539 Services: Sunday 11:00am, Wednesday 6:30pm Praise and Prayer ALAMO HEIGHTS CHRISTIAN CHURCH 6435 N. New Braunfels Ave. San Antonio, TX 78209 210-828-5728 alamoheightscc.org Services: Sunday: 10:50am ALAMO HEIGHTS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 6201 Broadway St. San Antonio, TX 78209 210-824-0271 alamoheightspres.com Services: Sunday 8:30am and 11am ALAMO HEIGHTS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 825 E. Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 210-826-3215 ahumc.org Services: Sunday 8:30am, 9:30am and 11am CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 510 Belknap Place San Antonio, TX 78212 210-736-3132 cecsa.org Services: Sunday 7:30am, 9am, 11:00 am, 6:00pm CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH 6720 Broadway St. San Antonio, TX 78209 210-822-3394 clcah.org Services: Sunday 8:30am and 10:30am

MOUNT CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH 308 Mt. Calvary Drive San Antonio, TX 78209 210-824-8748 mtcsa.org Services: Sunday 8:30am and 11am NORTHWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 518 Pike Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209 210-824-7238 Services: Sunday mornings at 11am NORTHROCK CHURCHALAMO HEIGHTS 1540 Nacogdoches San Antonio, TX 78209 northrocksa.com Services: Sunday mornings at 10am and 11:30am PEARL STREET CHURCH 400 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 210-504-8897 Services: 9:00am, 10:30am, 12pm and 1:30pm ST. ANTHONY DE PADUA CATHOLIC CHURCH 102 Lorenz Road San Antonio, TX 78209 210-824-1743 stanthonydepadua.org Services: Saturday Mass 5pm Sunday Mass 7:30am, 9am; 10:30am, 12pm Daily Mass 9am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday ST. DAVID’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH AND SCHOOL 1300 Wiltshire Ave. San Antonio, TX 78209 saintdavids.net 210-824-2481 Services: Sundays at 8am & 10:30am

ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 11 Saint Luke’s Lane San Antonio, Texas 78209 210-828-6425 slecsa.org Services: Sunday 8am, 9am, 11am. 6pm Wednesday Eucharist at 8am during the school year ST. PETER PRINCE OF THE APOSTLES CHURCH 111 Barilla Place San Antonio, TX 78209 210-822-3367 stpeterprinceoftheapostles.org Services: Saturday Mass 5:30pm Sunday 9am, 11am, and 5:30pm Tuesday and Thursday 7am Wednesday 5:30pm Friday 8:00am ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC CHURCH 3303 Urban Crest Drive San Antonio, TX 78209 210-824-0139 stpiusxsa.org Services: Tuesday - 7:00 am Wednesday - 5:30 pm Thursday - 7:00 am Friday - 8:00 am Saturday - 5:30 pm Sunday - 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 5:30 pm TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH 319 E. Mulberry San Antonio, TX 78212 210-733-6201 trinitybaptist.org Services: Bible Study 9am Blended Worship 10:15am UNITY CHURCH 8103 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 unityofsa.org 210-824-7351 Services: Sunday 11am Children’s Church 11am

The Ultimate Classic Over the years, I’ve read through a bucket list of classics, works that have influenced our world, such as — Moby Dick, The Divine Comedy, War and Peace. The great authors of these classics were Christians, influenced by the Book of books – the Bible. Reading Scripture shaped great writers through the ages, sharpening their ability to wrestle with the drama that touches all of us: good & evil, hope & despair, sin & grace, the human & Divine, love & hate, and faith & skepticism. The Bible is the classic of classics. Through Scripture, God teaches us how we can navigate our way through life’s tricky landscape. Scripture maps out how we find inner peace by being at peace with God. I encourage you daily to read God’s Word in order to understand the meaning of all other words, and then share that Word with others. My Prayer: Write Your story on me, God. Help me read and understand., listen and care, act and do, speak with love and truth. Amen. Les Hollon, PhD Senior Pastor

Summer Schedule

9:00am Worship @ Mulberry 10:15am Bible Study @ Mulberry 11:30am Worship @ TriPoint www.trinitybaptist.org

If you are unable to make it to a service, check your church website and see if they are livestreaming so that you can worship from home.

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he 78209 community has dozens of amazing restaurants to suit your fancy. Whether you are looking for steak, burgers, European, Mexican, Italian or Asian food, you’re bound to find something that you like close to home. Many of them still provide curbside service as well. AMERICAN

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

410 DINER A ‘50s-themed diner serving homemade soups, fresh catfish, shrimp, prime steaks, pork chops and chicken. 8315 Broadway | 210-822-6246 www.410diner.com $

BROADWAY 50/50 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 www.broadway5050.com $

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

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

CAPPY’S 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 | 210-828-9669 cappysrestaurant.com $$$ (BR)


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EZ’s Burgers, oak-fired brick oven pizzas, rosemary roasted chicken and awardwinning salads, all served in a fun ‘50s-themed atmosphere. 6498 N. New Braunfels | 210-828-1111 ezrestaurants.com $ GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S 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 gtcsatx.com $ HEARTHSTONE BAKERY CAFE 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 www.hearthstonebakerycafe.com $ (P)

Sunday brunch at Bistr09 is heavenly. The Eggs Benedict is served on an English muffin with smoked salmon and smothered in hollandaise. Fresh sautéed vegetables are a perfect accompaniment to this delicious entrée. A refreshing mimosa is an excellent beverage choice to complement the salmon. 42 JULY 2021 | 78209magazine.com

IDA CLAIRE 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 Rd | 210-667-2145 ida-claire.com $$ (P) (BR)

J. ALEXANDER’S 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 jalexanders.com $$ -$$$ JIM’S RESTAURANT 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, 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 jimsrestaurants.com $ MAGIC TIME MACHINE 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 magictimemachine.com $ MAX’S WINE DIVE Gourmet American fare paired with amazing wines. Fried chicken with Champagne...why not? 340 E. Basse | 210-444-9547 maxswinedive.com $ NOSH 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 noshsa.com $ SALATA 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 | 210-462-1466 salata.com $

SILO ELEVATED CUISINE 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 siloelevatedcuisine.com $$ STONE WERKS Good food and a hip atmosphere. Over 40 beers on tap, a full bar and lots of bigscreen TVs. The outside patio is a popular happy hour spot. 999 E. Basse | 210-823-3508 stonewerks.com $-$$ (P) TIGER WINGS 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 tigerwings.com $ TWIN SISTERS BAKERY AND CAFE 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 tsbandc.com $ (LV) ASIAN BREWS LEES TEA 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 brewsleetea.com $ FORMOSA GARDEN Tranquil atmosphere, serving sushi, Chinese and Japanese cuisine. A Japanese hibachistyle 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 formosasa.com $$ (P) HANZO An Asian gastropub serving innovative cocktails and appetizers. 7701 Broadway, Suite 124 | 210-826-1488 hanzobar.com $$ KOI KAWA A Japanese restaurant and sushi bar featuring lots of specialty rolls and dishes with complex and interesting flavors. 4051 Broadway | 210-805-8111 facebook.com/pages/koikawa $-$$

MON THAI BISTRO 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 monsthai.com $-$$ OSAKA JAPANESE STEAK AND SUSHI Japanese steak and sushi with hibachi tables where chefs cook and perform for audiences. 4902 Broadway | 210-822-0300 osakasteaknsushi.com $-$$ (R) PIRANHA IZAKAYA 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 piranhakillersushi.com $$ P. F. CHANG’S Located in the Quarry Market, offering sushi, dim sum, wok classics, noodle dishes and cocktails. 255 E. Basse, #1200 | 210-507-1000 pfchangs.com $$ SUSHI ZUSHI Traditional Japanese and Latin American influences fused into modern, healthy rolls, rice and noodle dishes. 999 E. Basse | 210-826-8500 sushizushi.com $$ TONG’S THAI Beautiful Thai restaurant with tranquil outdoor patio with koi pond. Traditional Thai food, along with Chinese dishes and sushi. 1146 Austin Highway | 210-829-7345 tongsthai.com $$ (P)

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BARBECUE BUN ‘N’ BARREL 1960s-era landmark serving BBQ, burgers, brisket and milkshakes in casual digs with iconic neon signage. 1150 Austin Highway | 210-828-2829 bunnbarrel.com $ L&L HAWAIIAN BBQ Delicious, authentic Pacific Island BBQ with Asian influence. They offer Hawaiian Ramen, Sushi (Musubi) and their take on Pulled Pork (Kalua). They are the home of the Ramen Burger and monthly AlohaFriday entertainment events. 1302 Austin Hwy | 210-474-6699 http://www.llhawaiianbbqsa.com $ THE BARBECUE STATION Authentic wood-smoked barbecue brisket, ribs, sausage and chicken. 1610 N.E. Loop 410 | 210-824-9191 barbecuestation.com $ - $$

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‘09 Eats THE PIGPEN 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 thepigpensa.com $ THE SMOKE SHACK Brisket, pulled pork, sausage, turkey, ribs and chicken, plus delicious sides like Smoke Shack Mac and spicy creamed corn. 3714 Broadway | 210-957-1430 smokeshacksa.com $ EUROPEAN BISTR09 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 bistr09.com $$$ (BR) COMMONWEALTH COFFEEHOUSE AND BAKERY Coffee, latte, cappuccino, espresso plus artisanal French pastries, savory croissants, sandwiches, soups, salads, crepes and more. 118 Davis Court | 210-560-2955 commonwealthcoffeehouse.com $ (P) FREDERICK’S French fusion curine prepared by chef Frederick Costa. A wonderful culinary experience with dishes that feature flounder, roasted duck, escargot and more. 7701 Broadway | 210-828-9050 www.frederickssa.com $$ - $$$ HOFBRAU & BEER GARDEN A beer garden and popular happy hour destination with hearty food. Offerings include German schnitzel, a chicken-fried rib-eye and brisket nachos. 7310 Jones Maltsberger | 210-290-8066 quarryhofbrau.com $ LA MADELEINE A quaint French country cafe serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with rustic interior stone fireplaces and quiet nooks where you can relax. Sip on a delicious cup of tea, enjoy buttery croissants, housemade pastries, French onion soup, beef bourguignon or chicken cordon bleu pasta. 4820 Broadway | 210-829-7291 lamadeleine.com $-$$

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THE WINCHESTER PUB 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 thewinchesterpub.com $-$$

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 burgerfi.com $ CHEESY JANE’S Burgers, sliders, sandwiches, salads and sides plus shakes in many flavors. 4200 Broadway | 210-826-0800 cheesyjanes.com $ CHESTER’S HAMBURGERS Rustic casual environment with lots of beers on tap and a genuinely great hamburger. 1006 N.E. Loop 410 | 210-805-8600 chestershamburgers.com $ FRONTIER BURGER A San Antonio staple famous for charcoal grilled hamburgers with a special blend of spices and seasonings and bakeryfresh 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 frontierburger.com $ ORDER UP A healthy take on your standard burger, fries and shakes with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. 999 E. Basse | 210-824-9600 orderup-sa.com $ ITALIAN CERRONI’S PURPLE GARLIC Homemade soups, fresh salads, handtossed pizzas and Stromboli’s along with favorites like eggplant parmigiana and spaghetti with homemade meatballs. 1017 Austin Highway | 210-822-2300 ceronispurplegarlic.com $$ PAESANOS An upscale landmark Italian restaurant with a large menu of classic and contemporary Italian dishes and an extensive wine list. 555 E. Basse | 210-828-5191 paesanositalianrestaurant.com $$ - $$$ PESTO RISTORANTE Soul satisfying traditional Italian cuisine with a twist. Build your own pasta. 5221 McCullough | 210-314-1072 pesto-ristorante.com $$ SORRENTO’S Specializing in traditional Italian cuisine with antipasti, seafood and pasta dishes. 5146 Broadway | 210-824-0055 sorrentopizzeria.com $$ MEXICAN 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 adelanterestaurant.com $ BETO’S 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 betosaltmex.com $

CAZADORES MEXICAN RESTAURANT Enjoy a wide variety of Tex-Mex food served in a friendly, comfortable seting. A favorite for locals. 927 Rittiman Road | 210-824-0175 taqueriacazadoressa.com $ CHELA’S TACOS Very authentic regional Mexican tacos. Offerings include cilantro chicken, carnitas Michoacan style, carne guisada, picadillo and shrimp tacos and many more. 5231 Broadway, #117 | 210-753-1040 chelas-tacos.com $ LA FONDA 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 lafondaah.com $$ (P) MEXICO LINDO Delicious Mexican cuisine including a full assortment of appetizers, salads, soups, tacos, combination plates, hamburgers, tortas, and family orders of fajitas. 555 E. Basse Rd., Ste. 113 210-310-3767 $$ PALOMA BLANCA Dishes from the coastal regions of Mexico. Signature dishes include grilled snapper, ceviche, pozole, handmade flautas and tacos al pastor. 5800 Broadway, #300 | 210-822-6151 palomablanca.net $$ (P) SOLUNA COCINA MEXICANA Trendy upscale Mexican restaurant with a lively happy hour, impressive margaritas, Tex -Mex favorites and a colorful patio. 7959 Broadway, #204 | 210-930-8070 Solunasa.com $$-$$$ (P) TOMATILLO’S CANTINA Brightly colored decor, lively music and great food. They feature an extensive list of flavored margaritas, tableside flaming queso flameado, enchiladas, fish and shrimp tacos, sizzling fajitas and more. 3210 Broadway | 210-824-3005 tomatillos.com $$ TORCHY’S TACOS Elevated Mexican street food with lots of innovative tacos filled with unexpected ingredients like salmon, Jamaican jerk chicken and ahi tuna. 999 E. Basse, #183 | 210-824-1603 torchystacos.com $ PIZZA BRAZA BRAVA Pizzas made in Neapolitan style in a woodfired brick oven. 7959 Broadway | 210-320-2100 brazabravapizzeria.com $$ CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN Fresh and light California-inspired salads, soups, flatbreads and pizzas. 255 E. Basse | 210-424-2014 cpk.com $$ FLORIO’S PIZZA Delicious authentic New York-style pizza. 7701 Broadway | 210-805-8646 floriospizza.com $ - $$ GRIMALDI’S PIZZA Casual, Brooklyn-based pizzeria chain serving brick-oven pizzas and calzones. 330 E. Basse, #101 | 210-832-8288 grimaldispizzeria.com $$

JULIAN’S PIZZERIA 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 julianspizzeria.com $$ VOLARE GOURMET PIZZA An intimate, family-friendly restaurant serving New York-style thin-crust pizza and other Italian standards. 5054 Broadway | 210-828-3354 volarepizza.com $ - $$ STEAKS THE BARN DOOR Family-owned steakhouse with Westernstyle decor, serving perfectly grilled steaks, delicious seafood and desserts. Ribeye’s, 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 thebarndoorrestaurant.com $$ - $$$ (LV) FLEMING’S STEAKHOUSE 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 flemingssteakhouse.com $$$ RUTH’S CHRIS Upscale steakhouse that serves prime ribeye,New York strip and filet mignon steaks on sizzling plates. They also feature delicious lamb chops, shrimp, lobster, crab cakes and chicken entrees plus generous desserts. 7720 Jones Maltsberger | 210-821-5051 ruthschris.com $$$ COFFEE & DESSERTS COOKIE CAB Fresh baked warm cookies delivered to your door. Choose from favorites like chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, sugar, and snickerdoodle. 1832 Nacogdoches Road | 210-848.9920 cookiecab.com $ 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 lapanaderia.com $ MENCHIE’S Non-fat/low-fat yogurts with fun toppings you add yourself. 999 E. Basse, Suite 177 | 210-824-1104 menchies.com $ NOTHING BUNDT CAKES Delicious Bundt cakes in flavors like lemon, carrot and white chocolate raspberry adorned with thick cream cheese frosting and decorated for any occasion. 5164 Broadway | 210-233-8430 nothingbundtcakes.com $$



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here probably aren’t many San Antonio residents who can claim that they remember when Broadway 5050 opened, as it has been serving the community for 86 years now. This corner neighborhood bar and restaurant opened in 1935 as Montanio’s Fifty Fifty Buffet. Over the years, it has become an established and beloved restaurant icon in our community, and it’s still going strong. It’s the perfect local spot to grab a few beers with friends or binge on a great burger that will burn your face off, providing both gastronomical pleasure as well as a little dose of pain.

The Broadway 5050 takes its name from its address, and although it has been updated throughout the years, it still maintains the same cozy atmosphere that lifelong customers have come to love. The restaurant consistently ranks on the list of the best burgers in town, and for good reason. Their eclectic menu of burgers and sandwiches offers something to satisfy just about any craving for lunch or dinner or late-night munchies. Their most popular and most brutal burger has got to be the “O9’er”. It’s stacked with ghost pepper cheese, jalapeños, chipotle mayo, bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickle, onions, and then it’s topped with a fried egg. It is literally a fiery explosion of flavors that requires stamina and endurance to get through to the last bite, but it’s tasty and satisfying if you can take the heat. Another fiery favorite is the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, featuring an incredibly generous fried chicken breast bathed in their house-made Buffalo sauce and topped with tomato, lettuce, pickles, and onions. You are seriously going to give your jaws a workout with this delicious sandwich. Along with the award-winning burgers, Broadway 5050 also features some unique bar snacks to complement their impressive selection of tap beers, wine, and cocktails. You would never think to put together some ingredients, and I would have to add tater tots and refried beans to that list. However, Broadway 5050 somehow makes this work with their delicious and creative Totchos, consisting of a huge plate of tater tots loaded with refried beans, queso, pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole, and jalapeños. It takes a few bites to wrap your

taste buds around it, but you will definitely come back for more. The bar is open every day, and you’ll find a diverse crowd of locals who love to gather there. From family get-togethers to informal business meetings where deals are made over cheeseburgers and fries, you’ll feel right at home amidst the skateboards, soccer scarves, colorful murals, and rock and roll themed tabletops. They also feature plenty of games to keep their patrons busy. Wage a shuffleboard tournament with your friends, hustle unsuspecting beer drinkers at the pool tab, practice your golf game on the putting green stage, or kick back and listen to some live music. Broadway 5050 is also known in the neighborhood for its outstanding weekend brunch menu, featuring everything from chilaquiles to Nutella French toast. Their menus are online, along with a description of their daily specials and the Burger of the Month. July’s featured carnivore creation is the Ranchero Burger with jalapeños (once again), a fried egg, hearty ranchero sauce, and it’s topped off with a fire grilled jalapeño pepper. Although the restaurant/bar is a small local establishment, it prides itself on the quality of its food and its selection of beers and liquors. All of the meat used in the burgers and sandwiches comes from The Smoke Shack, and the buns and sandwich breads are delivered daily from The Bread Box. The bar even makes its own ginger beer and soup of the day when the weather cools down. Live music and other popular events like Karaoke Nights on Wednesdays and Saturdays and Trivia Tuesdays will return this summer. You can find a complete listing of upcoming events on their website. There is always a reason to stop by 5050 Broadway for great food, cold beer, great music, and a whole lot of fun, and that’s probably the reason that this neighborhood place has withstood the test of time for nearly one hundred years. 78209magazine.com | JULY 2021 47

Police Blotter AHPD CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION 6116 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 822-2164 FAX (210) 822-7111 THEFT/VEHICLE Vehicle stolen from the garage area; vehicle keys were stolen after being left in the apartment door lock on the hallway side. 6/10/21 5500 blk Broadway

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IDENTITY THEFT, POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY, NARCOTICS VIOLATION Officers responding to a call regarding suspicious persons located two males behind a business. As the officer approached the subjects he observed miscellaneous tools on the ground next to them as well as paraphernalia used in preparation of heroin and three loaded syringes. Further investigation discovered a stolen checkbook, a woman’s handbag, brass collectible statues and jewelry. Thorough investigation determined the property was stolen from a residence in Terrell Hills. The syringes tested positive for heroin and fentanyl. 6/10/21 500 blk Austin Hwy EMERGENCY DETENTION Officers responding to a medical call found a female subject being evaluated by EMS. During the evaluation, the female was delusional and made threats to harm herself. After being cleared by EMS, she was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. 6/9/21 5900 blk Broadway THEFT A female subject was observed removing two packages from a front porch. 6/7/21 200 blk E. Elmview


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active arrest warrant issued by Travis County for forgery. 6/6/21 4800 blk Broadway THEFT, SHOPLIFTING Male subject observed by store personnel leaving the store with two re-usable shopping bags. The subject was located a short distance away and returned to the store. He was issued a citation for theft and was issued a criminal trespass order barring him from returning to the store for two years. 6/6/21 4800 blk Broadway CRIMINAL MISCHIEF Two picnic tables and a book stand were intentionally damaged by vandals at the Community Garden. 6/3/21 4700 blk Broadway CRIMINAL TRESPASS, WANTED PERSON Officers responded to a report of a female subject being on the property in violation of a criminal trespass warning. Prior to the officer’s arrival, it was discovered that the subject had an active arrest warrant issued by Bexar County for obstructing police. The subject was taken into custody and transported to jail. 6/3/21 4700 blk Broadway EMERGENCY DETENTION Officers investigating a report of male subject acting erratically determined he was in mental crisis. The subject was transported to a hospital for evaluation. 6/3/21 500 blk Austin Hwy

VEHICLE BURGLARY Unknown persons entered unlocked vehicles at three separate locations during overnight hours. Two iPods and miscellaneous property were stolen. 6/7/21 300 blk Blue Bonnet PUBLIC INTOXICATION Male subject found in a disturbance was found a short distance away sitting on a curb. Investigation determined the subject was under the influence of alcohol and impaired. The subject was released to his brother. 6/7/21 100 BLK BLUE BONNET WANTED PERSON Male subject contacted the dispatch office reporting he was being chased by multiple gang members in vehicles. Investigation determined the subject was under the influence of narcotics and was delusional. Further investigation discovered he had an

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