Boerne Business Monthly - April 2017

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Volume 9, Issue 10: April 2017

Closed Ears, Open Heart

Emma Faye Rudkin’s deafness paves path for the future deaf & hard-of-hearing community



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to check out the Calendar of Events! The weather is great so get out and explore Boerne. Our feature article this month is on Emma Faye Rudkin. Turn to page 16 to read all about this inspiring young woman who is using her own personal struggles with hearing loss to help others in a big way! This issue is full of great articles and information, grab your copy and a cool drink and get to reading! I hope you enjoy this April issue of BBM!

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When you think of fraud, the first examples that come to mind might be huge misstatements in financial reporting such as those perpetrated by Enron, WorldCom, and Tyco in 2001 and 2002. However, for small and medium size organizations, the most common fraud schemes are actually asset misappropriation (i.e. theft, skimming cash receipts or issuing fraudulent disbursements) and corruption (i.e. kickbacks and conflicts of interest). Large organizations often mitigate these risks by implementing strong systems of internal control, allocating vast resources to fund both internal and external audits and employing numerous staff so that they may segregate duties between personnel. As a small to mid-size business, these solutions are often viewed as impractical and ultimately, very few safeguards are put into place to mitigate the risk of fraud. As published in the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 2016 Report to the Nations, it is estimated that the median loss per case of fraud is $150,000 and the magnitude of the median loss is unchanged regardless of the size of the organization. Given this information, can you afford to not mitigate the risks of fraud? Implementing a basic suite of controls does not have to be overly complex. With just a little effort, the ten internal controls listed below could dramatically reduce your organization’s risks of fraud. 1. MANAGEMENT REVIEW OF FINANCIAL DATA – Know your organization’s finances inside and out. Review monthly financial statements, budget vs. actual comparisons, revenues or margins by customer, payroll registers, and manual journal entries. The more disaggregated data is, the more effective your review will be in detecting fraud. 2. PREPARE AND REVIEW ACCOUNT RECONCILIATIONS IN A TIMELY FASHION - Reconcile all sub-ledger accounts (accounts receivable and accounts payable, etc.) at least monthly. For bank accounts, if banking data is available online, consider reconciling as frequently as daily. Also, don’t forget to reconcile and review credit card statements as credit cards can be an easy target for many fraud schemes. Accounting departments in smaller organizations are often not staffed to appropriately segregate duties to ensure that the individuals performing the reconciliations do not have conflicting responsibilities. To mitigate this risk, consider increasing the detail at which management’s review of the reconciliations is performed. 3. MAINTAIN A VENDOR MASTER FILE AND REQUIRE AUTHORIZATIONS FOR ANY CHANGES TO THE LISTING OR DEVIATIONS FROM THE POLICY This could be as simple as reviewing a listing of purchases by vendor each month. If you identify an irregular vendor, you may want to understand why that vendor is being used. A simple control like this can go a long way towards mitigating risks arising from kickback schemes. 4. APPROVAL OF EXPENSE REPORTS AND PURCHASES THAT EXCEED ESTABLISHED LIMITS Set a policy for who in the company has the authority to initiate purchases. As the purchase size increases, require additional layers of approval within the organization.



5. PURCHASE ORDER, RECEIVING REPORT, AND INVOICE ARE MATCHED AND CANCELED PRIOR TO PAYMENT - Make sure you are only paying for purchases that you requested and were delivered to expectations. When paid, attach the check copy or ACH receipt and file all documents together. 6. ESTABLISH POLICIES FOR APPROVAL OF ALL ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE WRITE-OFFS AND CREDIT MEMOS GREATER THAN SPECIFIED AMOUNTS - Avoid the costly mistake of employees issuing inappropriate credit memos or writing off accounts receivable. The employee could be collecting “on the side.” 7. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SERVICES PROVIDED BY YOUR BANK TO MITIGATE RISKS – Lockbox accounts, positive pay, email confirmation of large transactions and ACH or check debit blocks on certain accounts can prevent the direct theft of funds. 8. PASSWORD PROTECTION AND ACCESS LIMITATIONS - Most accounting systems allow users to be restricted to only access certain functions within the system. Review user access at least quarterly to verify access is appropriately restricted. Make sure users are required to change their passwords periodically and that the login credentials are appropriately safeguarded. 9. JOB ROTATION OR MANDATORY VACATION Often, those committing fraud are stuck in a perpetual loop of covering up the act. Require employees to rotate duties periodically or to take mandatory vacation each year such that someone else must take on their duties. Try to coordinate the vacation to coincide with month-end close or other higher-risk times. 10. WHISTLEBLOWER HOTLINE - The most common means fraud is reported is through tips. Make certain that you have a medium through which employees and other stakeholders may report known or suspected fraud. While a “hotline” is the most common term, this can be accomplished not only through a traditional phone line but also via a company email address or a physical suggestion box. To maximize the benefits of the whistleblower hotline, be sure to monitor it regularly, follow up on significant matters and let employees know that there will not be any retaliation against them for being a whistleblower. No suite of internal controls can be expected to be perfect. However, controls that are properly designed and operating effectively can significantly reduce the risks of fraud to your organization with a minimal amount of cost or disruption. Please contact our office if you would like us to review the design and operating effectiveness of your organization’s internal controls. BBM Paul Wobser is an Audit Manager at Akin, Doherty, Klein & Feuge, P.C. (ADKF). ADKF is a full-service accounting firm with offices in San Antonio, Boerne and New Braunfels. Paul graduated from Texas Tech University and has over eight years of public accounting experience. Paul specializes in audits and reviews of various industries including manufacturing, biotech and life sciences, not-for-profit organizations and employee benefit plans. A resident of Leon Springs, Paul spends most of his free time with his wife and two children.

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Spring is in the air. This year, as you shake off the cobwebs from winter and start tidying up around your home and yard, why not also do some financial spring cleaning? Actually, you can apply several traditional spring cleaning techniques to your financial situation. Here are a few ideas: LOOK FOR DAMAGE. Damage to your home’s siding, shingles and foundation can eventually degrade the structure of your home. Your investment portfolio is also a structure of a sort, and it, too, can be damaged. Specifically, you may have deliberately constructed your portfolio with an investment mix – stocks, fixed-income vehicles, cash instruments, etc. – that’s appropriate for your goals and risk tolerance. But over time, your portfolio can evolve in unexpected ways. For example, your stocks may have grown so much in value that they now take up a larger percentage of your holdings than you had intended, possibly subjecting you to a higher degree of risk. If this happens, you may need to rebalance your portfolio. GET RID OF “CLUTTER.” As you look around your home, do you see three mops or four nonfunctional televisions or a stack of magazines from the 1990s? If these items no longer have value, you could get rid of them and clear up some living space. As an investor, you also might have “clutter” – in the form of investments that no longer meet your needs. If you sold these investments, you could use the proceeds to fill gaps in your portfolio. CONSOLIDATE. Do you keep your lawnmower in a shed, a rake in your garage, and your gardening tools in the basement? When working on your outdoor tasks, you might find it more efficient to have all these items in one location. You could also have your investments scattered about – an IRA here, a new 401(k) there, and an older 401(k) someplace else. But if you consolidated all your investments in one place, you might cut down on paperwork and fees, and you wouldn’t risk losing track of an asset (which actually happens more than you might think). Even more importantly, when you have all your investments with one provider, you’ll be better positioned to follow a single, centralized investment strategy. PREPARE FOR A RAINY DAY. As part of your outdoor spring cleaning, you may

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Closed Ears, Open Heart

Emma Faye Rudkin’s deafness paves path for the future deaf & hard-of-hearing community by Denise R. Marcos



“It was not easy going to school and being different. Although, at first glance you could not see my hearing aids, my speech had a distinctive tone and I didn’t respond as quickly to sounds as others.” Emma said. “I wasn’t a ‘normal’ kid, I felt like I was left out nearly every day of my life. I was faced with extreme loneliness because I couldn’t follow in conversations. So, I just pretended I knew what was happening. I’d come home and cry for hours. Because I, like every girl, I Wayfarer Photography

She was in her own little world—this three-year-old blonde, blue-eyed girl dancing in the corner to the beat of her own drum while the other girls curtsied and swayed to the notes of the music. What her parents thought was a sign of defiance, was actually a sign of a much bigger issue that would shape the rest of their lives. Her parents and Boerne locals, Kathy and Kurt Rudkin, would soon discover that their sweet little girl, Emma Faye, was rapidly losing her hearing. After many tests, they learned Emma could not hear the letters P, H, G, K, F, S, CH, TH, SH—and that as she got older, she may lose the ability to hear much more of the alphabet as her loss progressed. It would be a long, uphill battle. Doctors classified her as profoundly deaf and suggested they enroll Emma in a deaf school and learn sign language. “They told us she would never function at a normal level. That eventually she would go completely deaf and her only way of communicating with the rest of the world would be through sign language,” Kathy said. “For a young, new parent, this was a devastating and heartbreaking diagnosis. We lived in a hearing world and we did not know anyone who was deaf. What were we going to do?” No matter how devastating, the Rudkins chose a different path from what the doctors suggested and worked diligently with professionals to ensure their daughter’s success. With hearing aids, intensive speech therapy, and many hours of one-on-one time, Emma would soon grow up to be one of the brightest in her class.

wanted to fit in—to be ‘normal.’ I just wanted to be loved.” Emma was in a dark place for much of her childhood. As she went into middle school she became angrier and more depressed. She grew up in a Christian home and went to a Christian school. Her family loved her and she had close friends, but she felt empty—like something was missing. “I couldn’t understand if God loved me, why couldn’t He make me normal? If He was a big God of miracles, why didn’t He heal me? I went into darkness with anger toward Him,” Emma said. Life didn’t get much easier for Emma as time progressed. Even as she continually lost more of her hearing, she became a great actress of pretending to hear and understand what was being said around her—no one really saw how lonely she was. One day, in her early teenage years, her best friend read the Bible over her, and Emma watched in awe. “The passion and love she had when she’d read the scriptures was something I craved and longed for. I wanted what she had. I wanted that kind of relationship with God, too,” Emma remembered. “I had all the head knowledge, but none of the heart knowledge and I credited much of my pain to God. I knew something had to change, so I signed myself up for local Christian camp not really knowing what to expect.” Those days at camp would transform her life. What could not be heard with her ears, was heard with her heart. Emma became a new person. “When we learned Emma was deaf, we grieved,” Kathy said. “I would go in my closet night after night and cry out to God, asking Him why. Why her? Why us? What were we supposed to do? Would she be OK? What would her life look like? I didn’t get an answer during those long nights. It wouldn’t be until many years later that He would show me how it would all work out. Although the journey was long and hard, there is a beautiful redemption in what the future holds. He showed me how good could come out of so

Good Vibrations Music & Arts Festival benefiting Aid the Silent Aid the Silent (ATS), a Boerne-based nonprofit that benefits the deaf and hard-of-hearing (HOH) community, will host the first known, fully deaf/HOH accessible music and arts festival May 20, 2017 at the 1850 Settlement in San Antonio,Texas from 4pm to midnight. Featuring singer-songwriters: Ben Rector, Matt Wertz, Penny & Sparrow, Ryan Proudfoot, Brad Blackburn, and ATS founder Emma Faye Rudkin. The Good Vibrations Music & Arts Festival (GVMAF), presented by industry leaders in hearing solutions: Cochlear Americas, Ear Institute of Texas, and GN ReSound, will feature live captioning, ASL interpretation, T-coiling, backpacks that vibrate to the beats of the music, and a synchronized LED dancefloor. While accessible to the deaf community, this family-friendly event is open to everyone of all ages and circumstances. Patrons can shop at artisan’s booths, partake in crafts and games, and delight in good grub from area food trucks. Ticket sales and proceeds collected at the festival will benefit Aid the Silent.

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much pain. And how others would find comfort and help from our experiences.” As the years passed, Emma became her own person and had goals and dreams for her future. She wanted to make a difference in the world. The world she grew up in was lonely, unaccommodating and closed-off. For others, especially those like herself who were deaf or hard-of-hearing(HOH), she wanted them to know they were loved and for them to know there was something bigger for their lives. She wanted to be a voice for the deaf/HOH. She dreamed of one day starting a nonprofit to advocate for equal opportunities and provide necessary resources for this unreached group of people. So in 2010, she intensively began studying piano, music theory, guitar, ukulele, singing and later learned the kickdrum. This all helped prepare her to compete in the Miss America pageant circuit in hopes to establish a national platform for the deaf/HOH. Her hard work paid off and she was crowned Miss San Antonio in 2015 and again in 2017. In January of 2015, Emma started her nonprofit Aid the Silent, a Boerne-based organization that caters to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community nationwide through four branches; deaf resources, deaf education, deaf ministry and deaf research. Funds collected through personal donations, fundraisers and grants go directly toward helping children receive resources such as hearing aids, which are currently not covered by insurances in 29 states, including Texas; assistive hearing devices, which allow a


recipient to hone in on a speaker’s voice blocking out most of the outside noise; sign language lessons; speech therapy as well as send kids to faith-based camps with necessary accommodations. Through the other three divisions of the nonprofit, money is dispersed based on yearly goals for the organization. Fundraisers are held throughout the year to help offset the costs of these resources and services. An annual 5K held at the Boerne Main Plaza in October and through an inaugural event, Good Vibrations Music & Arts Festival, both of which are completely deaf and hardof-hearing accessible. One of the goals of these events is to bring awareness to the hearing community on how to accommodate deaf/HOH patrons. “When I started thinking about really helping others, I knew I had to recall all my struggles growing up as a deaf person. I wanted to be treated and to experience the world as any of my friends and family did,” Emma said. “Music is something I’ve always loved. I want others who share in circumstance of not being able to hear, to be able to experience music with their other senses—with their entire body through vibrations and visual simulation. Through our events, we are able to give them this experience.” BBM




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UT HEALTH HILL COUNTRY CLINIC DEDICATED UT Health Hill Country, dedicated Feb. 22, will expand access to health care services and specialty care to the high-growth Fair Oaks Ranch/Leon Springs/Boerne area. UT Health Hill Country is the newest location of the School of Medicine physician practice at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, now called UT Health San Antonio. The UT Health physicians group of the School of Medicine is South Texas’ largest and most comprehensive multispecialty group practice. UT Health Hill Country is part of a clinical transformation plan that includes expanding and diversifying the services of UT Health’s thriving academic medical practice throughout the San Antonio region. The 19,000-squarefoot building, designed by Alamo Architects and constructed by Bartlett Cocke General Contractors, includes exam rooms, conference rooms, physician offices, waiting rooms and a full-service imaging center with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), CT scan technology and general X-ray facilities. In remarks prior to the ribbon cutting, William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of UT Health, said the new clinic represented a departure from the traditional model of an academic health center located in an urban setting only. It’s “no small feat,” he added, “doing it on our own. We hope this is just the beginning,” Dr. Henrich said. “We hope to (open clinics) more and more around the city.”

UT Health Hill Country will feature primary care, orthopaedics, radiology, physical therapy, urology and behavioral health and Lab services. Doors opened to patients on March 6. Four primary care physicians and nurse practitioners are located there. Orthopaedics has a strong presence, as well. UT Health Hill Country provides the full array of imaging technology and physical therapy at this location to diagnose and treat nearly all orthopaedic conditions, and offers same-day appointments for acute injuries. Urology specialists will also be housed at UT Health Hill Country to take care of the majority of urological conditions. Carlos A. Rosende, M.D., executive director of the physicians of UT Health San Antonio, spoke about the broad range of health services that will be offered at UT Health Hill Country. He noted that a unique aspect of the clinic is that it is linked to the more than 700 physicians in 120 specialties in the overall UT Health physician practice. UT Health Hill Country is located at 25723 Old Fredericksburg Road, Boerne, Texas 78015, a quarter of a mile from Ralph Fair Road. Visit UT Health Hill Country or call 210-450-6800 to make an appointment.BBM

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The Boerne Kendall County Economic Development hosted its Annual Investors Luncheon and Meeting on March 22, 2017 at Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort. Over 100 Investors and guests attended the luncheon which featured Blake Hastings, of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, as the keynote speaker. The Boerne Kendall County Economic Development Corporation also announced its Officers of the Board of Directors for the upcoming year. Pam Parish, of Broadway Bank will serve as Chair, Tommy Mathews, of Westward Environmental as the Vice Chair, Charlie Hill of Cordillera Ranch as Secretary/Treasurer, and Scott Wilson, of Jennings Anderson Ford as Immediate Past-Chair. BEC Solar was the event’s Premier Sponsor. BEC Solar offers customers BEC’s custom cloudbased energy management software, Apolloware, and Tesla Powerwall 2 energy storage. BBM




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CALENDAR OF EVENTS | cont’d continued from page 14 APRIL 8-9 BOERNE PARADE OF ARTISTS 10:00am to 8:00pm | Various Galleries in Boerne Boerne Professional Artists (BPA) is hosting its 21th Annual Parade of Artists on April 8 and 9, 2017. The 'Parade' is a festive weekend event held each spring which attracts hundreds of art enthusiasts from around the country to visit various art venues in Boerne. It is a self-guided tour of local galleries, studios and “other venues” principally located along the Hill Country Mile in the Arts & Design and Historic districts of downtown Boerne. Free Event. APRIL 8-9 BOERNE MARKET DAYS 10:00am to 5:00pm | Main Plaza Main Plaza comes alive with great shopping in an outdoor setting. APRIL 9 2ND ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT! 2:00pm | The Roundup 531 FM-3351 N – Boerne This is a FREE event to all families! It was a huge hit last year, and they are getting even MORE eggs this year! .Enjoy Food Trucks, playground for the kids, live music and a whole lot of Texas sized family fun! Timeline for the different age group egg hunts! 2:00pm: Ages 0-2 years 2:30pm: Ages 2-4 years 3:00pm: Ages 5 & 8 years 3:30pm: All Ages Welcome!

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APRIL 10 KENDALL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT 9:00am to 11:00am Kendall County Courthouse 201 E. San Antonio Ave. – Boerne APRIL 11 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 6:00pm to 8:00pm | City Council Chambers 124 Old San Antonio Road – Boerne APRIL 13 GBCC RIBBON CUTTING FOR PEGGY'S ON THE GREEN 11:30am to 12:00pm | 128 W. Blanco Rd. – Boerne LESTER'S AUTOMOTIVE 10TH ANNUAL OPEN CAR SHOW 9:00am to 3:00pm | Lester’s Automotive Center 32128A IH-10 West (exit 543) – Boerne Do you love cars? Old ones, new ones, fast ones....? Stop by for a great open car show and customer appreciation day filled with food, music and prizes! The Tenth annual Open Charity Car Show benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Association. Free Event. DIVA NIGHT 5:00pm | Downtown Boerne Hill Country Mile – Boerne Diva Night festivities will begin at 5 PM and include shopping, music, dining and great specials for the Diva in you! Come out and support your local businesses with a night of fun shopping! Be sure to look for special drawings and selfie stations along Main Street. GBCC BUSINESS AFTER HOURS SPONSORED BY ACCESS STORAGE 5:00pm to 7:00pm | 105 Shooting Club Rd. – Boerne APRIL 14 GOOD FRIDAY APRIL 16 EASTER TAPATIO EASTER FESTIVITIES 10:30am to 2:30pm | 1 Resort Way – Boerne Gather your family and friends and head out to Tapatio Springs this Easter Sunday. Activities are FREE, see below for brunch prices. Family friendly Easter Brunch, Easter egg hunts, petting zoo,

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People whose lives involve a bit of sitting and/or people who are bombarded with compressive forces are the kind of people you'll find utilizing a structural chiropractor as a means of preventing structural degeneration and disc damage. No different than someone who wants to look good working out on a regular basis, there are people who choose to proactively reduce the damaging effects of sitting. BBM


The body is put into flexion which encourages smaller, shallower breaths due to not using our diaphragm. The vertical compressive forces are not evenly put on the discs and vertebra. The force is shifting to the front of the vertebra causing a degeneration type called spondylosis. • Round shoulders happen from decreased postural muscle activity. • Hip flexor muscles tighten, especially the one that attaches to your spine. • Muscle memory in your postural muscles decline. • Spinal discs are loaded beyond their normal resting state.

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Did you realize that prolonged sitting can destroy your health? Even though sitting is low impact, it is one of the most damaging things we can do to ourselves. As of late, the danger of sitting is talked about ad nauseam in the media and rightfully so, it deserves our attention. The key in negating the effects of prolonged sitting/inactivity is to incorporate small incremental movements while standing. You should be using a STANDING DESK with a WURF board. Having this biologic feed back from tiny muscle contractions helps to lubricate joints, move lymph up and down the body and keep your brain activated. Sitting more than 25 minutes at any given time creates compressive forces on the discs that serve as the cushions between the spinal segments. The discs are made of mostly water that can leak out and dehydrate over time. These abnormal forces on the disc can create disc bulges and over time can weaken the disc layers. The process is similar to stepping on a ketchup packet and having the ketchup burst out of the packet. There is a an inverse relationship with sitting and general health. Here is an example of how your body is affected after sitting for extended periods of time. Lipoprotein Lipase (LPL) is an enzyme that helps burn fat. LPL is reduced the longer we sit. Long term sitting decreases bone mineral density with out increasing bone formation. This raises the risk for fracture. Sitting increases blood pressure and decreases the diameter of arteries, both of which make heart disease more likely.


Forward head flexion creates short and tight neck muscles and also loss of ideal neck curve.

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Montechema Firearms opened in 2015 and is a small firearms retailer who just moved and expanded to 101 South Main Street, Suite B in Boerne. Owner Mason Mainz sells a broad range of firearms, performs light gunsmithing, sells NFA weapons, ammuntion, and AR500 Targets. For more information on Montechema Firearms, call Mason at (830) 388-0004, like and follow their Facebook page pg/montechemafirearms/about/?ref=page_internal.

Watercrest at Dominion and Isle at Watercrest just celebrated their grand opening. They serve seniors and their families in Northern San Antonio and surrounding areas offering a continuum of care, focused on customized choices, distinct living, and wellness. They provide independent living and assisted living and memory care. For more information, please contact Coordinator Melinda ParraRocha or Executive Director Wyndee Wendland at (210) 947-7000 and (210) 840-8000 respectively. You can also visit their website

At Rashid, Rice, Flynn & Reilly Eye Associates, their doctors (Dr. William J. Flynn, Dr. Robert A. Rice, Dr. Edward R. Rashid, Dr. Charles “Chaz” Reilly) practice comprehensive eye care from routine exams to sight saving surgeries, provide a wide array of ophthalmic services, and their team of expert specialists is trained in the latest stateof-the-art technology. Rashid, Rice, Flynn & Reilly Eye Associates is located at 113 Falls Court, Suite 100 in Boerne. For an appointment, call their office at (830) 248-1222. For more information, please visit their website

Bird’s Eye View Maps has been in publication for 22 yrs, Boerne for 11 yrs. New owner Sarah Ecker-Maurer discusses how the map shows downtown Boerne and the Hill Country Mile. The maps can be picked up at the visitors bureaus, hotels, bed and breakfasts and restaurants. On the other (overview) side the map shows the events of the area in conjunction with the visitors bureaus and it includes the wineries, breweries, locations of night life, entertainment and local parks. You can contact Sarah Eckert Mauer of Bird’s Eye View Maps at (830) 9988666, email and website Her idea is to grow the maps into the hill country.

Owner Michele McKendrick has opened Diamond Spa, Hair by Adam which is a luxury day spa specializing in providing relaxation and beautification at the highest level for both men and women. Their staff are professionally trained experts in the latest techniques and products and continuously conduct research to bring their clients innovative products that deliver exceptional results and maximize health and wellness benefits. Diamond Spa has two locations and the one near Boerne is located at 1 FM 3351 South, Suite #140 (behind the Valero) in Bergheim. To make an appointment, call (830) 336-2221. For more information please visit their website

The Boerne Monarch Physical Therapy office has moved to a larger space, they are now located at 28604 IH 10 West, Suite 4, Boerne (just outside Fair Oaks Ranch). They are in the same complex, new suite. Owner Brenda Bryson and her staff provides hands-on physical and massage therapy for acute and chronic pain, women’s and men’s health, and pelvic pain using a myofascial release approach. One-onone sessions are performed directly on skin without oils, creams, or machinery. You can contact Monarch Physical Therapy in Boerne to schedule an appointment at (830) 431-0773 and visit their website at for more information.

Tony Mangus and Armando Muzquiz of The Mangus Realty Group are licensed Realtors who opened their new office located at 703 South Main Street (behind Fetch and Friskers) in Boerne on October 1, 2016. Tony and Armando represent buyers and sellers on residential, commercial and 1031 exchanges in particular and have been active realtors in the Boerne area for over 14 and 20 years respectively. Also in attendance was their broker and landlord John Wolters. You can reach The Mangus Realty Group by calling their cell phones (Tony) (210) 413-8229 and (Armando) (210) 412-1607. You can also visit their website

Cindy L. Meadows started her company, Quick Computer Services in 1994 as a side business to build a client base while completing her BBA in Accounting at the University of Texas San Antonio and working full time in the accounting industry to gain experience. She started working her business full time in 1998 and stopped the computer services and changed to the accounting services in 2004. The company was reformed into an LLC in 2016. Quick Account Services, LLC provides services for taxes, payroll, advisory, wills and trusts, bookkeeping and cash management. You can find Quick Account Services, LLC at 624 N. Main Street, Suite 101 in Boerne and their phone number is (830) 331-2330. Be sure to visit the website for more details.

Laura Hickcok of JB Goodwin Realtors corporate career for almost 20 years was primarily in the Oil and Gas industry as a Natural Gas and Crude Oil Accountant. However, she has also worked for two property management companies and two wealth managers, in customer service roles. Laura looks forward to serving your needs in either buying or selling your home, she knows first-hand what you are experiencing as you search for your next home or selling your current home and she will be with you every step of the way. JB Goodwin Realtors is located at 18503 Sigma Road, Suite 100 in San Antonio. You can call Laura Hickok at (832) 715-4679 and please visit her webpage at

Chesmar Homes San Antonio’s new development is Regent Park. Regent Park is a great place to relax and truly enjoy living in Boerne’s most peaceful, private, and exclusive master planned community. Chesmar Homes is focused on building quality homes in the healthiest markets. To date, in excess of 3,000 homes have been built, all this without losing sight of the individual components that make up the Chesmar Promise delineated above. Chesmar Homes’ model home in Regent Park is located at 102 Kingston Court, Boerne. For more details and sales information, please contact Cesar Rivera at (830) 755-5099 or (210) 381-5189 (cell). You can also visit their webpage

Town and Country Manor has changed it’s name. Genesis Town and Country Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation is a skilled nursing facility that specializes in rehabilitation and has been serving the Hill Country for over 40 years. Their center also offers Long Term Care and Memory care services and their caring team ensures that a home-like atmosphere is provided for their residents and their families. Medicare, Texas Medicaid and most commercial insurances accepted. For more information on Genesis Town and Country Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation, please contact them at 830-249-3085 and the center is located at 625 North Main Street in Boerne. You can also find out more details by visiting

The second (2017-2018) Art Al Fresco exhibition and competition has started in Boerne’s. A temporary exhibit, Art al Fresco is an “art on loan” program consisting of 10 chosen pieces. Created by the City of Boerne and juried by the Public Art Competition Committee, Art al Fresco is a walkable adventure for visitors and residents and is located throughout the city’s historic downtown known as Boerne’s Hill Country Mile and along Boerne’s Trail system. The sculptures are for sale and the City will have the option to purchase at least one of the sculptures at the end of the competition. Be sure to cast your vote on which sculptures you would like to see as part of the permanent collection – the top vote getter will win the honor as “Boerne’s Choice”. To vote, visit and/or download the mobile app Otocast (Audio Tour).





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Boerne ISD Board of Trustees approved new attendance zones at its March 27 meeting. The multi-phased decision included the extension of the current high school choice rules an aadditional dditional two years. Redrawing of attendance zone boundaries ccomes omes as the district prepares to open three new schools over the next three years to address growing student enrollment. In May 2016, voters approved a $175 million bond to fund construction of the three schools, purchase land and address other needs in the district. In establishing the new Van Raub Elementary zone, the Board approved a plan that realigned the Kendall and Fair Oaks Ranch zones to create the new school's attendance zone. In addition, the board chose to reassign the neighborhoods of Stone Creek Ranch and The Homestead, both off of Ammann Road, into the Fair Oaks Ranch zone from their current alignment in the Cibolo Creek Elementary zone. This realignment, which passed unanimously, takes effect August 2018 with the opening of Van Raub Elementary. The new Herff Elementary zone draws students from the current Cibolo Creek and Curington Elementary zones, keeping the neighborhoods of River Mountain Ranch and Kreutzberg Road in the Curington zone while aligning Friendly Hills, Spring Creek Road, Deer Creek and Bentwood in the Herff zone. Further, a roughly 18-block area in the central city bounded by Rosewood Street on the north, Esser Road on the east, River Road on the south and Main Street on the west will be rezoned from the Curington zone into the Herff zone. This realignment, which passed 4-2 with one member absent, will go into effect when Herff Elementary opens August 2019. The board also approved the committee's recommendation on middle school zones as initially proposed January 23. The new alignment goes into effect when Voss Middle School opens August 2019. A separately approved provision calls for Voss to open with sixth and seventh grades only in 2019 before incorporating eighth grade in 2020. Eighth graders in 2019 will attend their current middle school. Younger middle school-age siblings will not be exempted – or "grandfathered" – under this provision.

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A "grandfathering" provision was approved fifth graders in their final year at one of the current elementary schools, to include a similar exemption option for siblings for one year only, until such time as the fifth grade sibling promotes to sixth grade. That motion was approved 5-1 with one member absent. School choice, a provision that has been in place in some form since the opening of the district's second high school in 2008, was extended for high school students through the 2018-19 school year. Under the provision, students living in the Boerne High School attendance zone have the option of attending Champion High School. Rules for the choice option are posted on the district's attendance zone webpage. School choice was not extended for middle school; the middle school choice provision expires at the end of the current school year. All provisions of the new realignment will be posted on the district website shortly. The district also plans specifically targeted communications to families explaining the new attendance zones and related provisions.BBM


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Come see this immaculately maintained home, premier package, custom designed with over $40K in upgrades. Living is easy with 3BD/2.5 BA & office downstairs. Upstairs, entertain in a spacious game room w/large 4th bedroom & full bath. Enjoy coffee or cocktails from the oversized covered back porch. Epoxy Garage floors, Barplumbed for water/sink, Direct TV ready and in wall pest control. Don’t miss the great neighborhood amenities, pool, sports courts and playground.

MLS#1228295 | $390,000 Contact Susan Friar (210) 415-0671 & Kacey Wells (281) 768-0334


Unique One-of-a-kind Gem! IH-10/Boerne Stage Rd,Leon Springs. Listed as 2/2 but Media or Office can be converted. Contemporary stone wall provides privacy for you & your family! The covered porch is a great spot to enjoy the green lawn, oaks, & fish pond. Features:Custom lighting, wood floors, stained concrete, S.S.countertops w/glass tile accents, gas stove. Custom bathroom & shower a MUST SEE! Garage shop area has A/C. Rock garden back yard w/decking, backs to Camp Stanley.

MLS#1233190 | $175,000 Contact Paige Rodriguez (830) 331-0279


Welcome to your cabin tucked in the trees on .826 acs in Lakehills, just minutes from Medina Lake! Approx 600sf with bath, kitchenette, a large 10x20 room and 10x20 enclosed porch, 2 car carport attached to home, and storage shed. Great fixer upper project, won’t last long!

MLS#1230088 | $45,000 Contact Scarlett Wolter (210) 254-7414



Great family home on large lot in town! Located in the family friendly, well established neighborhood of Bentwood, this 4 bedroom 2 ½ bath home sits on .29 of an acre with mature trees. The backyard is perfect for entertaining and has plenty of room for a swing-set for the kids. The yard is landscaped front and back, has a sandstone back patio, and a planted vegetable garden. The house has new paint inside and out, wood floors downstairs, 9’ ceilings downstairs, high end granite in kitchen, 42’’ custom cabinets, all bedrooms upstairs, and lots of windows. Refrigerator included.


This unique and charming rock home captures the essence of days gone past. Nestled among majestic oak trees, this historic treasure offers country living with multi-use opportunities for its new owners. Excellent exposure along F.M. 473 and only 5 miles west of Kendalia. Shown by appointment only.

MLS#1231035 | $345,000 Contact Steve Bennett (210) 287-3776

MLS#1224284 | $279,900 Contact Shannan Gleason (210) 379-8063

Experience • Skill • Dedication


Toby Vicknair, Realtor®

(830) 358-8828 – cell |

Serving The Hill Country and South Texas Residential – Commercial – Recreational/Ranch Properties


Toby recently joined United Country-Ray Land Company out of the Boerne, Texas office. His understanding of client service stems from a 23 year sales background and ownership in residential and commercial landscape companies. Toby is a family man and adores his wife Tonya, who is also an agent with UC, and their two children Kelsie and Camden. He is an avid runner and enjoys ultra distance running; you may have passed him on I-10 running from Boerne to the Alamo. He is also a fire fighter/paramedic and is passionate about serving the residents in Boerne and the surrounding areas. He is continually challenging and pushing himself to go greater distances in all aspects of his life. Toby understands the hard work and dedication needed to succeed. His love of the hill country area, strong work ethic, commitment to each of his clients and passion in everything he does will make him one of the best real estate agents in the area. Please call Toby any time; he is ready to work for you to help you buy or sell your residential, commercial or recreational property.




40 Acres with two creeks between Boerne and Blanco. Live Water, Views, Spring Fed Creeks, horse friendly pastures, good road access all within an hour of everything San Antonio has to offer.

103 Acres, riding arena, barn with living quarters, turnout pastures with improved grasses, horse friendly fencing, main home, guest home and foreman’s home.


VIEWS,VIEWS,VIEWS $289,000 12.97Acres, 3/2 with fireplace and garden tub. 114 Oak Park Drive – Boerne, Texas 78006


(830) 331-7333

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