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Daniel DanielJ.T. J.T.Sciano, Sciano,Stephen StephenLazor, Lazor, Grant GrantMcFarland McFarland& &Jeffrey JeffreyAnderson Anderson

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CONTENTS

Cover Story

My Dog and Me

32 San Antonio Guards the Future,

Spurs News by Sam Stern

34 2022 Rising Star Lawyers, as voted by their peers 38 Czeching Out Prague,

A Dog’s Best Friend is a Human!

Travel by Barbara Barton Sloane

40 S.A. Best Lawyers Reprint 2021 45 Winter Fashion Trends,

Fashion by Jules Aldaz Guerra

46 2022 Rising Star Doctors, as voted by their peers 60 Top Lawyer Profiles 72 Top Doctor Profiles 76 Small Business Is Great, New feature 78 2022 Rising Star Business 82 Side Bar 83 Professional Guide: Find a Lawyer 84 Is There a Doctor in the House 85 Professional Guide: Find Doctor or Dentist

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Scene People Index.................................. 88 Tablescapes................................................. 10 Caring Hearts Gala...................................... 12 Chamber Gala............................................. 14 Cowgirls Live Forever ................................. 25 Ranch Chic Fashion Show............................ 30 Cowboy Up To Cancer................................. 32 Betting on Success....................................... 33 Diamonds and Denim................................... 42 8th Annual St. Nicholas Ball......................... 44 Pinks on the Patio........................................ 47 Hill Country Luxury Experience................... 56 Los Alegradores.......................................... 58 La Cantera Children’s Bereavement............... 66

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Will’s Wells Luncheon.................................. 68 Viva Bingo.................................................. 70 October Magazine Release Party................... 86 Subscribe today at www.yourSAScene.com



Issue No. 204

Congratulations Dr. Melody Zamora “Best S.A.Dentist” as voted by her peers in 2021

WINTER 2022 San Antonio’s Original Locally Owned and Grown City Magazine – Est. 1999

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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jules Aldaz Guerra

Let’s get you smiling! Why we’re different ... 3 1. We’re family 3 2. We exceed expectations 3 3. We are here to serve “By far the best dental office I have ever visited. Dr. Zamora is truly amazing not only with her work, but her deameanor as well.” - Miranda U.

Barbara Barton Sloane Sam Stern Laura Youngs

About our cover: Pie Alvarado, a paralegal and assistant with Shawn Brown Law is featured with her two dogs. Photo by Jennifer Lindberg Portrait Studio

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EDITOR’S NOTE WHAT’S INSIDE I hope everyone had a blessed, safe, and fabulous Holiday. We are kicking off the New Year honoring the 2022 Best Physicians, Dentists, and Surgeons in San Antonio. We are proud to publish the nominees their peers chose in the medical field. These doctors and dentists have shown their dedication, loyalty and passion for what they do in our community and for their patients. We are also honoring the upcoming “Rising Star” Doctors and Lawyers in this issue. These are Doctors under 40 and Lawyers under 35 who are just getting started in their careers and have shown their diligence and hard work in the community. Check out one of the most beautiful and magical cities in Europe. Our travel story takes you to Prague, where you will find artistic, musical, and literary history. If you need tips on how to be stylish and on-trend during the winter season with crazy south Texas weather, check out our fashion column! The “My Dog and Me” feature is a must-read. We have people from all over San Antonio showing off their furry friends with photos and funny, entertaining stories about them and their dogs. You will read about dogs of all sizes and personalities, from Chihuahuas to Goldendoodles, rescue dogs, and poodles. These animals are so loved and adored by their owners, which is why a Dog’s Best Friend is a Human. Sincerely,

STAFF John H. ZIller Publisher

John is in his 45th year of publishing and marketing that began at the Express-News and vaulted him into the creation of Ventana USA, the Spanish language magazine for U.S. advertisers in Mexico, followed by 12 years at a direct marketing agency named Di-Marc Communications. From the brick streets in Mexico City to the smoother pavement of New York City, Los Angeles, CA, and Washington D.C., John was happy to settle down in his hometown with Scene In S.A. as the bookend to a wonderful and continuing career.

Kaylin Ledford Managing Editor

Kaylin was born and raised in the outskirts of San Antonio. She is a graduate from Texas State University with a BA in Mass Communications. Kaylin has been the Managing Editor and Office Manager for Scene In S.A. for the past three years.

Karen Evans Advertising Director

Kaylin Ledford Managing Editor

Letters to the editor, comments, or concerns, please contact me: Email: asceneeditor@gmail.com Phone: 210-828-4209

Karen Evans. is an experienced sales professional in advertising, art and cuisine. Driven by happiness, she takes pride in providing the best experience possible. Karen’s love for her community shines bright.

Leslie Foley Social Editor

Leslie has called San Antonio home for 37 years. She graduated from Oklahoma State with a BS in Journalism and Public Relations. Leslie has been covering events for the magazine for more than 22 years.

Chris Sykes

Graphic Designer

Passionate about typography and design, Chris has been a graphic designer for more than 30 years. She holds a BFA degree from UTSA. When not in front of her iMac, you can find her enjoying all the things that sunny San Antonio has to offer.

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2021 Tablescapes Wine Reception Editor: Leslie Foley Photographer: Vivian Crook Tablescapes is a time-honored tradition hosted by Kappa Kappa Gamma San Antonio Alumnae Association that raises money for local 501c3 charitable organizations while highlighting a selection of inspired, creative and unique decorated tables representing San Antonio businesses. Bryla Simpson and Berkley Iden

This unique opportunity allows designers to represent and promote their business to hundreds of attendees at two separate events through a Tablescape — all while supporting a great cause.

Francie Mannix and special guest Meg Braff

Special guest at the luncheon was Meg Braff who signed her current book, The Decorated Home during the wine reception. n Table by Hanley Wood

Jamie Weyand and Cheri Stith with Feather, Fluff and Flings

Charlotte and Conley Meredith

Table by Julian Gold Chair Elisabeth Koehler with co-chairs Rees Peacock, Alex Brackett and Rainey Felts

Lisa Wolff, Amy Ryder and Linda Yarborough

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Caring Hearts Gala Editor: Leslie Foley Photographer: Vivian Crook Cocktail-attired guests supporting Respite Care enjoyed an informative evening at Morgan’s Wonderland Event Center with a delicious dinner catered by The RK Group. Philanthropists Dr. Kelley and Pat Frost were honored and Mary Ellen and Stephen Archer served as honorary gala chairs. Brooke Kearney and John Johnson

Auctions, wine pull, dining and drinks ensured a successful gala in support of Respite Care whose mission is to protect, love, build trust, and nurture growth of children with special needs and complex medical conditions while strengthening the families caring for them. n

Javier Martinez and Melisa May

Bill and Laura Mason Lisa Crawford and Brendan Crawford

Honorees Dr. Kelley and Pat Frost

Carol Ocker and Nancy Rosales

Robert and Meaghan Rohlfs

Monica and Joe Lerma

Josh Horton, Brynn James and Adam Busby

Yoli York and board chair Steve York

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Chamber Gala: Year of Memories, Achievements, and Partnerships Editor: Leslie Foley Photographer: Vivian Crook

Cacie Madrid, Andrew Gorman and Cynthia Rodriguez

Freddy Washington and Sarah Gartin

The biggest names in the Alamo City business community attended the annual Chamber Gala, where they celebrated another year of making San Antonio and Bexar County the best place to live, work, and play, each and every day. During the gala, members recognized the accomplishments and legacy of outgoing 2021 Chair of the Board Hope Andrade and her leadership team, while also introducing the incoming 2022 Chair Phil Green of Frost Bank and his leadership team. n

Jacquelyn Hodde and Zach Hale Grant Hegner, Mark Rydell, and Sarah and William Morrow

Kim Kuykendall, outgoing board chair Hope Andrade and Richard Perez president and CEO of the San Antonio Chamber

Bob and Norma Miller with Stephanie and Steve Wright

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Nicole Franco, Amy Lane and Johnette Lee

Marci and Jeff Fair

Immediate past chair Adam Hamilton and Phillip Green, incoming board chair

Timothy Ogrady, Kip Stehling and Michael Loschke

Lori Stinson, Joe Kampa and Katie Ferrier

Carlos Contreras, III, Adriana Contreras, Chris Alderete and Joe Alderete, Jr.

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BEST S.A. DOCTORS

Physicians, Surgeons & Dentists The results of our

17th Annual

Survey of best San Antonio Doctors as referred by their peers.

Doctors are a vital part of our community. They are lifesavers who deserve recognition for their long hours, dedication, and commitment to their patients. They have demonstrated their resilience day in and day out, especially these past couple of years dealing with the pandemic. We are very honored to recognize their achievements and publish the list of nominees for this year’s 2022 Best S.A. Doctor’s and Dentist’s as referred by their peers. Whether a patient needs an annual check-up or a surgical procedure, whether a San Antonian needs specialized advice from allergists, internists, or urologists (among many more), our city provides some of the best medical care in the country. We asked thousands of Bexar County physicians and hundreds of dentists in our database which of their peers they would refer for inclusion in S.A. Doctors and Dentists: Best of 2022. They were allowed to name as many of their peers as they wanted to for our list. Doctors are listed in alphabetical order within their specialties. Disclaimer: The information presented is not medical advice, nor is our S.A. Doctors and Dentists: Best of 2022 list a physician referral service. We strive to maintain a high degree of accuracy in the information provided. We make no claim, promise or guarantee about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in this directory. S.A Doctors and Dentists: Best of 2022 is the name of our publication, not a title or moniker conferred upon individual physicians. No representation is made that the quality of services provided by the physicians listed will be greater than that of other licensed physicians, and past results do not guarantee future success. Scene In S.A. has developed our own selection methodology for this list; we are not affiliated with any federal, state or regulatory body. Self-designated practice specialties listed in S.A Doctors and Dentists: Best of 2022 do not imply certification by a Member Medical Specialty Board of the American Board of Medical Specialties, nor that the physician is board-certified to practice a particular specialty.

INDEX AND KEY OF MEDICAL SPECIALTIES ALI Allergy & Immunology AN Anesthesiology ACC Anesthesiology, Critical Care APM Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine BM Bariatric Medicine CA Cardiology CG Cosmetic Gynecology CCE Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology CI Cardiology, Interventional CD Cardiovascular Disease CHR Chiropractic CMD Cosmetic Dentistry DRM Dermatology DMP Dermatopathology EDS ENDocrine Surgery EM Emergency Medicine EDM Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism ENR Endocrinology, Reproductive END Endodontics FM Family Medicine FPG Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine FSM Family Practice, Sports Medicine GE Gastroenterology GD General Dentistry GP General Practice GER Geriatrics

GY GYO HM HEP HMO HOS ID IM IME IMG MR NC NPM NCR NPH NPI N NR NM OBG ONC ONR ONS OPH OMS ORT OR

Gynecology Gynecological Oncology Hematology Hepatology Hematology/Oncology Hospitalist Infectious Diseases Internal Medicine Internal Medicine, Emergency Internal Medicine, Geriatrics Musculoskeletal Radiology Neurology, Child Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Neurocritical Nephrology Nephrology, Interventional Neurology Neuroradiology Nuclear Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology Oncology Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Surgical Ophthalmology Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Orthodontics Orthopaedics

OAR Orthopaedics, Adult Reconstructive OFA Orthopaedics Foot and Ankle OMO Orthopaedics, Musculoskeletal Oncology OP Orthopaedics, Pediatric OTN Otology/Neurotology OL Otolaryngology OT Orthopaedic, Trauma PMN Pain Management PMP Pain Management, (Physical Medicine) PMD Pain Medicine PLM Palliative Medicine PHM Pathology/Hematology PD Pediatric Dentistry PHO Pediatric Hematology/Oncology PID Pediatric Infectious Diseases PA Pediatric, Anesthesiology PG Pediatric Gastroenterology PAC Pathology, Anatomical/Clinical PAN Pathology, Anatomic PCL Pathology, Clinical PCY Pathology, Cytopathology PDN Pediatric, Dentistry PD Pediatric, Dermatology POT Pediatric Otolaryngology PP Pediatric, Pulmonology

PSM Pediatric Sports Medicine P Pediatrics PDB Pediatrics, Developmental/ Behavorial PER Periodontics PHL Phlebology PMR Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation POD Podiatry PRO Prosthodontics PSY Psychiatry PCA Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent PSG Psychiatry, Geriatric PU Pediatric Urology PLD Pulmonary Diseases PCC Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine R Radiology RA Radiology, Abdominal RD Radiology, Diagnostic RO Radiation Oncology RP Radiology, Pediatric RV Radiology, Vascular and Interventional RPE Reproductive Endocrinology RH Rheumatology SLP Sleep Medicine SCT Stem Cell Therapy SB Surgery, Bariatric

SC Surgery, Cosmetic SCC Surgery, Criticial Care SCR Surgery, Colon & Rectal SD Surgery, Dermatologic SG Surgery, General SN Surgery, Neurological SON Surgery, Oncology SO Surgery, Orthopaedic SOH Surgery, Orthopaedic Hand SOS Surgery, Orthopaedic Spine SSM Surgery, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine SPC Surgery, Pediatric Cardiothoracic SPE Surgery, Pediatric Ear Reconstruction SPL Surgery, Plastic SH Surgery, Hand SPD Surgery, Pediatric SPN Surgery, Pediatric Neurological SS Spine Surgery STH Surgery, Thoracic SV Surgery, Vascular UCM Urgent Care Medicine UR Urology UHM Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine

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BEST S.A. DOCTORS

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Anthony Hartzler, MD UT Health San Antonio

Timothy Hernandez, MD Pasteur Medical Associates

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UT Health San Antonio

Rebecca Hunt, DO

Health Texas Medical Group

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Cowgirls Live Forever Scholarship Luncheon & Fashion Show Editor & Photographer: Leslie Foley The 16th Annual Cowgirls Live Forever Style Show continues to raise funds and is close to surpassing $2 million for scholarships. This profound impact would not be possible without the contributions of sponsors and donors of the event who avidly support the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo’s mission, “A volunteer organization that emphasizes agriculture and education to develop the youth of Texas.” This year’s honoree of the Cowgirls Live Forever Scholarship Luncheon & Fashion Show, Tina Altgelt Haynes, was honored based on her independence, courage and resilience as a woman whose life exemplifies all the characteristics which preserve our western heritage and help to shape Texas agriculture and the youth of Texas. Her profound impact on her immediate surroundings and community provides the foundation for her selection as a San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Cowgirls Live Forever Scholarship Luncheon & Fashion Show Honoree. n

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Central Texas Retinal Institute

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Orthopaedic, Adult Reconstructive Robert “Bob” Girling, MD

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UT Health San Antonio

Lance E. Jackson, MD, FACS Ear Institute of Texas

Jessica Kepchar, DO Ear Institute of Texas

Jeffrey S. Rosenbloom, MD Alamo ENT Associates

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ENT Clinics of San Antonio, P.A.

Anand Shah, MD

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BEST S.A. DOCTORS

Physicians, Surgeons & Dentists

Tina Boylston, MD

David T. Hughes, DPM

Francisco Guardado, MD

Maryam Elmi, MD

Yuly Carreras, MD

Richard Keh, MD

Arturo Lopez, MD

Gina A. Gray, MD

Nancy Elawabdeh, MD

Jessica F. Rutstein, DPM

John E. Stupka, MD

Grace Hsiung, MD

Elissa Gonzalez, MD

Karry Ann Shebetka, DPM

Ashwini Kumar, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Andrea Grant-Vermont, MD

Psychiatry Thomas J. Breidenstein, DO

Radiation Oncology Keith Eyre, MD

Southwest Children’s Center Centro Med

Brio Pediatrics

Blue Monarch Pediatrics

University Medicine Associates - Medical Center Pavilion Express Med

Gregory Hanson, DO

Southwest Children’s Center

Renee M. Henigan, MD

Children’s Hospital of San Antonio - Stone Oak

Shelly McNair, MD

Southwest Children’s Center

Tiffany Ponzio, MD Leon Springs Pediatrics

Kara Lin Root, DO

Southwest Children’s Center

Robert Sanders, DO

Robert B. Green Clinical Pavilion Pedi Express

Illeana D. Silva, MD

University Medicine Associates - Medical Center Pavilion Pediatric Clinic

Krista Vizuete, MD

Southwest Children’s Center

Periodontics Houssam Alghadban, DDS

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group Alamo Foot Center

Pulmonary Consultants of San Antonio Texas IPS, PLLC

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

Brook Army Medical Center, JMC Multi-D Clinic

Greg P. Correia, MD

University Health- Babcock Psychiatry

Kelly G. Cowan, MD Kelly G. Cowan, M.D.

Rogelio A. Garcia, MD David M. Keller, DO

Tony Zarka, MD

River City Radiology

Lee A. Birnbaum, MD

Guruprasad Krishnaumurthy, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology Aimee Browne, MD

John R. Floyd, II, MD

Brooke Army Medical Center, Child & Family Behavioral Health Service University Health- Babcock

Lydia Lopez, MD

University Health- Babcock Psychiatry

Joseph A. Mansfield, MD

Brook Army Medical Center, 7-W Multi-D Clinic

Susan E. McManis, MD

Brook Army Medical Center, 7-W Multi-D Clinic

Mary C. Rensko, DO

San Antonio Veterans Affairs Hospital

Jeannie Harden, MD UT Health San Antonio

Carol Li, MD

San Antonio Veterans Affairs Hospital

Heather McKenzie, MD

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

Maria Pollifrone, MD UT Health San Antonio

Aditya Raghunandan, MD UT Health Spine Center

Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD UT Health San Antonio

Podiatry Marque Allen, DPM, FACFAS

Sports Medicine Associates of San Antonio

Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital Brook Army Medical Center, 7-W Multi-D Clinic

Brooke Army Medical Center, Child & Family Behavioral Health Service

Kevin J. Kempf, MD

UT Health San Antonio

Diego Maselli, MD

Private Practice

Scott Farber, MD

Hill Country Plastic Surgery, PLLC

Surgery, Criticial Care Deborah L. Mueller, MD

UT Health San Antonio

UT Health San Antonio

Kevin Proud, MD

Surgery, Dermatologic Byron L. Limmer, MD

UT Health San Antonio

Tamara Simpson, MD River City Pulmonary

Pulmonary Diseases Marc Chalaby, MD Dr. Marc A. Chalaby, MD

Juan L. Garza, MD, FACC

Heart & Vascular Institute of Texas

Arnold B. Vardiman, MD

Neurosurgical Associates of San Antonio, P.A. Surgery, Neurological

Ramiro “Sonny” Cavazos, MD, FACS FASMBS

Surgery, Cosmetic Woodward Coleman, MD

Limmer Dermatology

Surgery, General Larry Adams, MD

Steward Health Care Provider- Texas Vista Medical Center

Michael G. Corneille, MD Christus Physicians Group

Alexander M. Papanastassiou, MD UT Health San Antonio

Sage Bariatric Institute

Psychiatry, Geriatric Kelly G. Cowan, MD

UT Health San Antonio

Izabela Tarasiewicz, MD

Rheumatology Associates of South Texas

John A. Pilcher, Jr., MD, FACS, FASMBS

Ian McDougall, MD UT Health San Antonio- Cancer Center

Rheumatology Associates of South Texas

Sage Bariatric Institute

Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine Rodolfo Estrada Anzueto, MD

UT Health San Antonio

University Medicine Associates - Family Health Center - Southeast

Sage Bariatric Institute

Kelly G. Cowan, M.D.

Justin Mascitelli, MD

Rheumatology Hilda Draeger, MD

John J. Gonzalez, Jr., MD

UT Health San Antonio

Neurosurgical Associates of San Antonio, P.A.

Aspire Fertility San Antonio

Sage Bariatric Institute

UT Health San Antonio

Donald L. Hilton, Jr., MD

Jennifer Knudtson, MD

Mary C. Rensko, DO

Brook Army Medical Center, Child & Family Behavioral Health Service

Neurosurgical Associates of San Antonio, P.A.

Aspire Fertility San Antonio

Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent David M. Keller, DO

Elizabeth Jayne Halmai, MD

Surgery, Neurological Donald P. Atkins, MD

River City Imaging Associates and The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio

Roberto Villarreal, DDS

UT Health San Antonio

STAT Surgical Management

University Health- Babcock Psychiatry

Surgery, Bariatric Allen A. Alvarez, MD

Monica Gutierrez, MD

Craig S. See, MD

Sara E. Ortiz-Romero, MD

Theresa Williams, MD

UT Health San Antonio

STARS Plastic Surgery

South Texas Radiology Group, PA

Chad Raper, DDS

Brian Fricke, MD

Megan O’Toole, MD

Radiology, Pediatric Eric P. Hendrick, MD

Emily T. Marx, MD

UT Health San Antonio

UT Health San Antonio

Texas Oncology

Francisco Sesatty, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Derrick Allred, MD

Patrick Nguyen, MD, FACS

Jennifer Lee, MD

Fraser Graham, DDS

Advanced Dental Associates

General Surgical Associates Steward Medical Group, Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery Center

The START Center for Cancer Care

Advanced Periodontics & Dental Implants

Stone Oak Modern Dentisty & Orthodontics

Texas Diabetes Institute Hyperbaric

Northeast Pulmonary & Sleep Asscociates, PLC

Brook Army Medical Center, Child & Family Behavioral Health Service

Alamo Heights Dental

The START Center For Cancer Care

Surgery, Oncology Maryam Elmi, MD

The START Center For Cancer Care

Surgery, Orthopaedic John R. Chance, III, MD

Northeast Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, LLP

Ronald W. Connor, MD

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group

Matthew M. Dwyer, DO

Orthopaedic Performance Institute

David L. Fox, MD

Northeast Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, LLP

Frank J. Garcia, MD

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group

Stephen Gates, MD

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group

Robert “Bob” Girling, MD

Sports Medicine Associates of San Antonio

Geoffrey Glebus, DO

Sports Medicine Associates of San Antonio

Gerald Q. Greenfield, Jr., MD, FAAOS, FACS South Texas Spinal Clinic, P.A.

Alan E. Hibberd, MD

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group

Matthew Napierala, MD

Northeast Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, LLP

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Christopher Phelps, MD

Orthopaedic Performance Institute

Patrick M. Simon, MD

Northeast Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, LLP

Scott L. Sledge, MD Private Practice

Richard T. Steffen, MD

Sports Medicine Associates of San Antonio

Providing excellence in nephrology care since 1978.

Dmitry Tuder, MD Alamo Orthopedics

Richard L. Ursone, MD

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group

Sergio Viroslav, MD

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group

Surgery, Orthopaedic Hand Mark Raymond Bragg, MD Hand Center of San Antonio

Meghana Chalasani, MD

Mickey S. Cho, MD

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group

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The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group

Lauren E. Karbach, MD

Nephrology Services

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group

Anthony Montanez, MD

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group

Management and Treatment of High Blood Pressure | Kidney Health Education

Nancy R. Otto, MD

Management of Chronic Kidney Disease | Management of Acute Kidney Injury

Northeast Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, LLP

Benjamin F. Plucknette, DO Brooke Army Medical Center

Dialysis Preparation and Management | Kidney Cysts Kidney Transplant | Kidney Stones | Vascular and Peritoneal Access Management

Alexander S. Rowland, MD

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group

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The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group

Edward R. Anderson, III, MD South Texas Spinal Clinic, P.A.

Adam Bruggeman, MD Texas Spine Care Center

Michael David Dennis, MD

Laparoscopic, General and Bariatric Surgery

South Texas Spinal Clinic, P.A.

Jonathan S. Duncan, MD

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group

Ralph Zachary Garza, MD South Texas Spinal Clinic, P.A.

Paul T. Geibel, MD

South Texas Spinal Clinic, P.A.

ASHWINI KUMAR, MD, FACS, FASMBS Board Certified General Surgeon

Joel W. Jenné, MD

South Texas Spinal Clinic, P.A.

Ajeya P. Joshi, MD

Steward Medical Group, in affiliation with Texas Vista Medical Center, is transforming health care in south Texas.

Yan Michael Li, MD

Dr. Kumar is a board certified general surgeon dedicated to serving the medical and surgical needs of patients throughout San Antonio and South Texas. His skill and expertise includes laparoscopic procedures and bariatric surgery.

South Texas Spinal Clinic, P.A. / The Stem Cell Orthpedic Institute of Texas South Texas Spinal Clinic, P.A.

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To make an appointment, call 210-928-2273.

Charles S. Pipkin, III, MD South Texas Spinal Clinic, P.A. David Allen Roberts, MD

South Texas Spinal Clinic, P.A. Surgery, Orthopaedic Spine

Matthew C. Swann, MD

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group

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Ranch Chic Fashion Show Editor: Leslie Foley Photographer: Vivian Crook The American Cancer Society hosted its 16th Annual Ranch Chic Fashion Show featuring fashions fit for the upcoming Cattle Baron’s Gala held at the newly remodeled Estancia Del Norte Hotel. Another successful evening of fashions featured cancer survivor models showcasing the latest western attire as they strutted down the runway. Ranch Chic chair Michal Waechter oversaw the stylish event presented by Wrangler and featured fashions by Cavender’s. n

Pablo Vazquez-Seoane, MD South Texas Spinal Clinic, P.A.

David E. Vizurraga, MD

South Texas Spinal Clinic, P.A.

Antonio J. Webb, MD

South Texas Spinal Clinic, P.A. Cattle Baron’s Gala sponsor Susan Naylor Sellers (The Will Smith Foundation), Shane Sellers and Susan DeLano American Cancer Society

Surgery, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine B. Christian Balldin, MD

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group

S. Josh Bell, MD

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group

John R. Chance, III, MD

Northeast Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, LLP

Ralph “Bud” Curtis, Jr., MD

Sports Medicine Associates of San Antonio

Robert U. Hartzler, MD

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group

Amanda Ivy, MD

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group

Bryan W. Kaiser, MD

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group

Wayne A. Lee, MD Denise Kempf, Sandra Tondre, Cathy Martty and Carol Tondre

Hill Country Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

Matthew Napierala, MD

Northeast Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, LLP

G. Lane Naugher, MD

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group

Cavender’s team: Kelly Emmons, Celia Miller and Brett Emmons

Eloy Ochoa, Jr., MD

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group

Timothy S. Palomera, MD

Sports Medicine Associates of San Antonio

Orlando Sabbag, MD

Steward Health Care Provider- Texas Vista Medical Center

David R. Schmidt, MD

Sports Medicine Associates Of San Antonio

Patrick M. Simon, MD

Northeast Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, LLP

Casey D. Taber, MD

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group

Brad S. Tolin, MD KENS 5 Sharon Ko, survivor Barry Davis and Vanessa Croix

Sarah Machen, model Darcey Machen and Harriet Machen

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group

Surgery, Pediatric Barry Cofer, MD, FACS

San Antonio Pediatric Surgery Associates

John Doski, MD

San Antonio Pediatric Surgery Associates

Ian Mitchell, MD, FACS, FAAP

San Antonio Pediatric Surgery Associates

Tate Nice, MD

Mednax Inc./San Antonio Pediatric Surgery Associates

Frank Robertson, MD, FACS

San Antonio Pediatric Surgery Associates

Surgery, Pediatric Neurological Izabela Tarasiewicz, MD UT Health San Antonio

Survivor model Terry Weilbacher and Ranch Chic chair Michal Waechter

Texas Carpet Baggers owner and handbag sponsor Becky Feeley and Annie Pesqueira

Surgery, Plastic Constance Barone, MD, FACS Elegante Surgery Center, LLC

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Lopez Family Practice Jose Barrera, MD

Demetrios N. Macris, MD

Michael Baumholtz, MD

Jesus M. Matos, MD

Jessica M. Belz, MD

Milad Mohammadi, MD

Matthew Bindewald, MD

Lyssa N. Ochoa, MD

Rodney K. Chan, MD

Lyssa Ochua, MD

Deowall Chattar-Cora, MD

Gerardo Ortega, MD

Michael Davis, MD

Michael A. Peck, MD

Christopher M. DeBacker, MD, FACS

Syed Z. H. Rizvi, MD

Scott Farber, MD

Jeffrey J. Stein, MD

Regina M. Fearmonti, MD

Daniel David Tamez, Jr., MD

Jaime R. Garza, MD

Robert K. Thompson, III, MD

Edward Gronet, MD

Boulos Toursarkissian, MD

Elizabeth S. Harris, MD

Celso Uribe II, MD

David E. Holck, MD, FACS

Mark Wengrovitz, MD

Markian Kunasz, MD

Urgent Care Medicine Sudhir Reddy Gogu, DO

Jose Barrera, MD Plastic Surgery & Med Spa Baumholtz Plastic Surgery

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

Jessica M. Belz, MD, Plastic Surgery

Dr. J Antonio Lopez

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

San Antonio Plastic Surgery Center

San Antonio Vascular & Endovascular Clinic

STARS Plastic Surgery

San Antonio Vascular & Endovascular Clinic

Elite Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

STARS Plastic Surgery

Keeping Southtown Healthy

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

Eyeplastx

Hill Country Plastic Surgery, PLLC

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Alon Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Skin

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

Garza Plastic Surgery

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STARS Plastic Surgery

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Center For Cosmetic Surgery

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Phone: 210-534-8895 601 Labor St. San Antonio, TX 78210

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STARS Plastic Surgery

Manuel A. Lopez, MD, FACS

Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery

Amita Shah, MD

Stone Oak Urgent Care & Family Practice

Richard L. Neel, MD

Little Alsace Urgent Care Center

Hill Country Plastic Surgery, PLLC

Urology Kurt Garred Meissner, MD

Christian Stallworth, MD

Stallworth Facial Plastic Surgery

Howard Wang, MD

Urology San Antonio, PA

Surgery, Spine Viktor Bartanusz, MD

Urology San Antonio, PA

Michael A. White, DO, FACOS

UT Health San Antonio

Dr. Enchun M. Liu is certified by the American Board of Opthamology

UT Health San Antonio

Michael McGinity, MD UT Health San Antonio

Surgery, Thoracic David Nielson, MD Private Practice

Surgery, Vascular Grady D. Alsabrook, MD

The Premier South Texas Practice for Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

William P. English, MD

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

Lois A. Fiala, MD

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

Offices located in the Medical Center and Downtown of San Antonio and in Laredo, TX

Seth H. Fritcher, MD

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

P. Allen Hartsell, MD

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

Tel: 210-615-7600 Fax: 210-615-8505

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SPORTS

BY SAM STERN

San Antonio Guards of the Future W

hen thinking of NBA playoff basketball, there are a few teams that are consistently in the playoff conversation year after year. The Spurs would regularly be in that mix, but since the departure of the hall of famers, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginóbili, the franchise is currently enduring the always painful process of rebuilding. Although the Spurs nation would much rather see this team playing playoff-caliber basketball, there are some young guards in San Antonio that could prove to be dangerous in the next few years. Dejounte Murray, Lonnie Walker IV, Keldon Johnson, Devin Vassell, and Derrick White combine into being one of the most potent young guard cores in the league. Each of them brings a level of intensity each and every night, and their defensive abilities are what make them so dangerous. The team scores by committee, and all five of them are averaging double digits almost halfway through the season. Murray has led the pack for the Spurs, and some NBA journalists have him slated as a possible top-three, most-improved player candidate. He leads the team in four major statistical categories including: points, rebounds, assists and steals. As the main floor general, he has also improved his shooting ability which has given Gregg Popovich the confidence to put the ball in his hands down the stretch. When Murray is having an off night, this team has the luxury of having a player coming off a gold medal run in Tokyo this past summer. Keldon Johnson is averaging 15 points per game, and he has shown major growth since being drafted out of the University of Kentucky. He has the ability to score at all three levels, and the part of his game that has really been striking is his shooting behind the arc. Last season he shot a modest 33% from the three-point line, now he is taking smart shots and averaging a very impressive 40%. If he and Murray can continue to find open shots and create for their teammates, they have the potential to be one of the most potent scoring backcourts in the league in a couple of seasons. Lonnie Walker IV and Devin Vassell have been a huge story to start off the season. Both have had bumpy roads coming into this season, but now they are becoming one of the most lethal bench duos in the league. They average double figures, and they bring a major boost of energy and scoring every game. Lonnie has been given the nickname “Sky-Walker” for his incredible hops and dunking ability, and he has put that on full display thus far. Vassell is averaging 12 points per game on a career high 39% from behind the arc and 47% from the field. Those numbers are indicative of a player that is improving year after year. The Spurs are currently 12-18 on the season as of December 21, 2021, but there is still a lot to look forward to. The future looks bright with all the young talent in the franchise, and it should be interesting to see where they are in the next few years when they have hit their primes. Until then, enjoy watching the team find their way, and in the blink of an eye, they will be right back in playoff contention. n

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Cowboy Up To Cancer Editor & Photographer: Leslie Foley The 43rd annual cowboy chic San Antonio Cattle Baron’s Gala presented by The Will Smith Foundation, delivered on its promise to bring a toe-tapping, knee-slapping good time while cowboys and cowgirls kicked-up their heels to tunes with a show-stopping performance by Kin Faux as they gave back to our community and American Cancer Society’s life-saving mission last October. This year’s gala theme, “Cowboy Up To Cancer,” was selected by 2021 gala chairs Mark Malesky and Kelly Kuenstler. Kuenstler added, “Together, we’re on a mission to decrease the burden of cancer in San Antonio, South Texas, and beyond.” The event was a huge success, raising over $750,000 for the American Cancer Society’s life-saving mission. n

Brett Emmons with chairs for the 43rd annual gala: Kelly Kuenstler and Mark Malesky

Nancy Poppon and Julie Poppon

Honoree Heather Nations and Reece Nations

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Betting on Success Editor: Leslie Foley Photographer: Vivian Crook

Honorary chair Jenna Saucedo-Herrera and Adrian Herrera

The THRU Project hosted a Casino Night at the beautifully renovated Red Berry Mansion. The 7th annual gala raised funds to help foster youth in San Antonio, Bexar County, and surrounding areas overcome the challenges of growing up in the foster care system by providing guidance, support and advocacy in order to prepare them for life after foster care.

Amy Horan and Tara Holleran

Over $350,000 was raised during an evening of auctions, casino play and dining. With these funds, THRU Project will be able to reach more youth and make a greater impact on housing, jobs, mentorship, life skills, transportation, communication, and more. Guests took the opportunity to look over the new renovation and agreed that the Red Berry Mansion is a great place for a party. This was the most successful gala they have ever organized and you can bet the house that they plan to double down next year. n Anne Gerber and Alex Moczygemba

Gigi Kamali and David Robinson, Jr.

Hunter Beaton and Hailey Beaton

Elvis AKA Mike Elliott

Lisa Conrad, Co-Founder Steve O’Donnell, Chief Executive Office and Co-Founder Elaine Hartle and Steve Hartle

Wardell Picquet and Alethia Jones

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Congratulations to all our 2022

Rising Star S.A. Lawyers San Antonio senior attorneys (15 years or more experience practicing law), recently nominated junior attorneys with 10 or fewer years in practice for our 2022 Rising Stars feature. We are pleased to list this year’s Rising Stars representing firms and private practices in myriad specializations from across the area. Every effort was made to confirm the information presented here. Scene In S.A. is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the information provided to the magazine. * Names in red are advertisers

Crystal Acker Kruger Carson, PLLC Commercial Real Estate Mary E. Adair Brancsomb Law Real Estate & Water Law

Alexis Adams Curney, Farmer, House, Osuna & Jackson, PC Insurance Defense: PI C. Henson Adams Haynes & Boone, LLP Labor & Employment Alexander Antonio Rosenthal Pauerstein Sandoloski Agather, LLP Intellectual Prop. Litigation Jovanna Avila Jackson Walker LLP Finance Briseida Bethancourt The Bethancourt Law Firm, PLLC Entertainment Law/IP Bobby Biedrzychi Jackson Walker, LLP Litigation Stephanie Dodge Bigley Davis & Santos Commercial Litigation/White-Collar Defense

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Christopher M. Chenault Leger Ketchum & Cohoon, PLLC Commercial Litigation Richard Clifton Schmoyer Reinhard LLP Labor & Employment Jenna Cornejo Thomas J Henry Injury Attorneys PI Plaintiffs: General Adam J. Crawshaw Crawshaw Law Criminal Defense/ Personal Injury Amanda Crouch Jackson Walker LLP Business Litigation/Trial

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Jacob D. Cukjati Martin, Cukjati & Tom, LLP PI Plaintiffs: General

Leon Dacbert Villarreal & Begum PI Plaintiffs: General

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elebrating over 80 years, the firm has represented corporate officials, doctors, lawyers, judges, legislators, journalists, athletes, entertainers, public officials and others. Dedicated to improving our Justice system and holding prosecutors accountable, the firm represented exoneree Michael Morton, who wrongfully served 25 years for the murder of his wife, resulting in the reform of criminal discovery in Texas and the first ever criminal conviction of a prosecutor for the intentional suppression of favorable evidence. The firm represented exoneree, Hannah Overton, whose capital murder case was reversed and dismissed, freed Texas’ youngest death row inmate, and continues to seek vindication for Cameron Todd Willingham, whose wrongful execution was based on junk science. G&O has successfully represented prominent business, professional, and public figures facing criminal and regulatory difficulties, including a U.S. Congressman in the Abscam Scandal, wrestler “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, rappers 2 Live Crew, NFL and NBA players, former Panamanian President Manuel Noriega before the United States Supreme Court, a lawyer in Operation Brilab and Gonzo journalist Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.

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TRAVEL

BY BARBARA BARTON SLOANE

CZECHING OUT

PRAGUE

THE BEST LITTLE CITY IN EUROPE

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his depends, of course, on what you’re looking for. Great theater, head to London.Fabulous designer fashions, hop over to Milan or Paris. However, if you want to visit a city that is pure magic, then get yourself over to Prague. One of the most beautiful cities in Europe, thanks to its location and to more than a thousand years of glorious architectural tradition; it has a rich artistic, musical and literary history. The citizens of Prague are rightly proud of their city, awarded the title World Heritage Site. But Prague, by no means, lives on its illustrious past alone. It’s a modern metropolis where past and present merge in a unique and very special symbiosis.

The Five Towns

Prague is a virtual jewel, barely damaged by World War II. Settled by the Celts in 500 BC, it’s made up of five towns. The Old Town, the Jewish Quarter, the Little Quarter, the New Town and Hradcany, the village around Prague Castle on the hill above. When one sees photos of the city, invariably in the background there’s Prague Castle, seeming to dominate every image. Numero Uno on my list of things to do is a long trek up the hill to this site, originally the seat of Czech nobility and royalty. This monumental complex consists of a palace, church, monastery and garden; also several small sidewalk cafes and some fine restaurants. On the day I visited, the Crown Plaza, was hosting the Czech soccer team. In addition to experiencing 38

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a quick tour of this lovely property, the buff, cute team members hanging out in the lobby was an amiable distraction.

A Neighborhood Inspired by Wine

Vinohrady, which means vineyard, is a quiet, residential section of Prague, a mere 15 minute walk from Wenceslas Square. Here I discovered a true Prague neighborhood – moms pushing strollers, lovers walking hand-in-hand down tree-shaded lanes, and everyone (it seemed) walking a dog. Luckily I also discovered a distinctive Belle Epoque Hotel, Le Palais. After having a brief site inspection of the property, I decided that this is where I wanted to make my home for the next few days.

A Most Excellent View

I had a brilliant dining experience, a regal repast at Allegro in the splendid Four Seasons Hotel. I was given the choice of dining inside or on the terrace overlooking the Charles Bridge and the Vltava River. Not a difficult choice as it was a balmy evening with the setting sun casting a golden glow over the city. I could barely tear myself away from this breathtaking scene to return to my table and peruse the menu. From time to time while dining, I left the table to stand at the terrace’s rail and gaze down at that iconic bridge named Charles. It spans the river and joins Prague’s Old town (Stare Mesto) with the Little or Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana). This, the oldest Subscribe today at www.yourSAScene.com


of Prague’s bridges, was built in 1357 by Charles IV and its sandstone sculptures that adorn either side are black with age. It was from this very bridge that St. John Nepomuk was thrown to this watery end in the 14th Century by order of King Wenceslas IV (good king?) for refusing to divulge what the queen had told him in confession. The legend claims that as John drowned, five stars appeared on the water and these five stars have become the symbol of the town’s patron saint.

Everything Old is New Again

The roots of the Jewish Town reach back to the Middle Ages; happily, the original network of streets is preserved. In addition to the Old-New Synagogue (from the 13th Century), the Jewish Town Hall and most of the legendary Jewish Cemetery have been preserved. The cemetery was founded in 1478 in a smallish space. Thus the graves had to be made in several layers – there are areas with up to twelve layers and more than 100,000 souls are buried here. The Old-New Synagogue is the oldest in Europe and still in use despite having endured much from 1270, including fires to pogroms. The Old Town Square (Staromestske Namesti) is the central meeting point for the droves of Prague’s tourists. Young, old, and everything in between, you’ll see it all here. I stood in the center of the square and slowly turned around, admiring all the historic buildings that encircle it. St. Nicholas Church dominates the square, a great example of both Gothic and Rococo styles. The buildings’ facades are ice cream-colored and sidewalk cafes abound. If you see a maze of people standing together in the square, staring up at a tower, you’ll know you’ve found the medieval Astronomical Clock that dates from 1410. In the 17th Century, moving statues were added as well as figures of the Apostles and they are set in motion on the hour. Actually, as I preferred people-watching I found a ring-side seat at a pretty café and

sampled their gelato in a myriad of flavors – a delicious end for this weary but sated tourist.

Do You Believe in Magic?

Before returning to my hotel, I took a walk through some winding ancient lanes. It was crepuscule, that bewitching hour when, if one is ever to believe in magic, it is then. Looking off in the distance, sitting on an ornate bench under an umbrella of chestnut trees, I thought – can it be? Yes. Franz Kafka, shooting the breeze with a few companions? Turning right at the next lane, I found if I squinted just hard enough, I could make out the slender figure of Aphonse Mucha, easel set up under dim lamplight, sketching something wondrous and art nouveau. Here in Prague, past and present merge effortlessly. I allowed myself to slip softly back to reality, and know what? Reality in this sweet, spiritual city, is satisfying indeed. n

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Best S.A. Lawyers of 2021 THE REPRINT Arbitration & Mediation Michael W. Jackson Law Office of Michael Jackson 8200 I-H 10 West, Suite 875 San Antonio, TX 78230 210-348-7600 boerneattorney@gmail.com Donald R. Philbin, Jr. Donald R. Philbin, Jr., PC 210-212-7100 don.philbin@adrtoolbox.com

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8th Annual St. Nicholas Ball Editor: Leslie Foley Photographer: Vivian Crook

Sonya Medina Williams, Bishop Michael Boulette and Gene Williams

Guests gathered in person to celebrate the Christmas season and all the good works of Catholic Charities. Their mission calls to provide for the needs of our community selflessly under the sign of love. With over 40 programs, Catholic Charities has been there every step of the way to assist, empower, and elevate our brothers and sisters. Catholic Charities is here to serve with dignity. Every day. Every person.

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Funds raised from this annual gala will support programs that are truly transforming lives and changing futures for all people across the community.n

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FASHION

BY JULES ALDAZ, TEXAS FASHION STYLIST OF THE YEAR

Winter Fashion Trends Dressing in warm weather climate

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o many of us absolutely love the winter trends but are very confused as to how to dress when it’s still quite warm outside. You may find yourself a bit envious of the cooler, chillier states when it comes to winter dressing. I mean the fabulous coats, the puffy vests, cashmere and bulky knits that almost feel like comfort food on the outside. So how does one dress in winter trends when it is 80 degrees in December? Here are a few helpful tips to being on trend and looking chic and stylish for the winter as well as an easy transition into spring!

Style yourself in bright colors

Over the last 2 years, the runways have been filled with bright colors. This winter of 2021/2022 has so many colors to choose from that you can pretty much use all your colors year round. For example, a new color in the runways and will continue to be is called Orchid Flower. It’s a bright bold version of burgundy and purple blends which is sure to add a striking bold burst of color to any wardrobe. The color spectrum for being on trend right now varies from pale pink to fire red to a beautiful hue of fuchsia called fuchsia fedora.

Layer, layer and layer some more

Nothing can be easier to do. Start with a great blouse, layer it with a vest and then add a fun jacket. As the day becomes warmer, you can peel off the layers and still feel stylish. Keep the under pieces simple such as a crisp white buttoned blouse and then layer colors over it and add a great denim jacket. When layering in warm weather, think lightweight pieces so you don’t add too much bulk.

Knit everything

A personal favorite. Knits are a staple in your capsule wardrobe since a thin lightweight one can be worn all year and there are so many to choose from. As pictured, this fabulous midi dress from Macy’s brand “And Now This”. It is lightweight with a slight higher collar. To give a more winter vibe, you can pair it with a short boot or a tall boot and layer it with a biker jacket or denim jacket. You can also pair a great pair of denim jeans with a boot and a knit crop top and biker jacket. Lots of options.

Suede.

Add suede into your wardrobe to provide a winter look, but to keep it cool, purchase a mini skirt and add tall boots.

Tweed

As pictured, the model is wearing the color orchid flower with a great pair of tweed shorts. You can style them by layering additional pieces or with a short boots or even a fun combat boot. The tweed is great to style in a short or mini skirt to keep cool and comfortable for those warmer afternoons. As you can see there are so many ways to style yourself on trend for the warmer days of winter. Don’t be afraid to experiment with bolder colors and layers. As always have fun with your style. n For more information, or to book a style appointment, go to www.Jules.style. Like us at www.facebook.com/Scene-in-San-Antonio

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S.A. Doctors

San Antonio doctors (41 years old and above practicing medicine), recently nominated doctors 40 years old and younger in practice, for our 2022 Rising Star Doctors feature. We are pleased to list this year’s Rising Stars representing hospitals, medical clinics and private practices in myriad specializations from across the area. Every effort was made to confirm the information presented here. Scene In S.A. is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the information provided to the magazine.

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A DOG’S BEST FRIEND IS A HUMAN! Scene In S.A. asked people in our community about their relationship of loyalty and friendship with their furry friends. Many of these participants are leaders of large or small organizations as professionals, business owners and managers. Here are their responses!

Michael W. Jackson

Attorney and Mediator Law Office of Michael Jackson Dog’s Name: Boomer Breed: Schnauzer/Scottie Background

We have had Boomer for a little over 9 years. Our daughter attended grad school at the University of Oklahoma and on a trip back from Norman, Oklahoma, we were driving through Mineral Wells, Texas. We stopped so that my wife and daughter could look around the antique store there. I was waiting outside on the sidewalk, when I heard a screech of tires. I turned around and saw Boomer in the middle of HWY 281. I called him and he ran to me, so I picked him up just as my wife and daughter walked out of the store and I was standing there holding him and they went, “Awwwww,” in unison. We looked up and down the street and saw no one, so we brought Boomer home with us. He was a small jet black dog with a tiny spot of white on his chest, looked to be about a year old, not scared at all and looking at us with completely trusting eyes. We checked him for a chip, put a notice in the Mineral Wells Newspaper and put him on the internet, but received no response.

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What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

Boomer is incredibly smart, active, and attracts people like a magnet! My wife says that you can see his brain working and she thinks he has the intellect of a 5 year-old child. He is also extremely personable and affectionate and loves attention. He sleeps on the bed and he is a four-footed alarm clock that goes off at precisely 6:30 a.m. Every morning, just to make sure I am awake, he climbs on my chest and stares me in the face. Explain the bond between you and your dog.

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him and wants to be the center of attention. He is very loyal, always at my feet, and even now, with his touch-of-grey beard, he is full of life and ready to go at a moment’s notice. They say sometimes that certain people look like their dogs, and I do believe that Boomer is my doppelganger! What are some activities you do with your dog?

My wife and I have homes in San Antonio and Santa Fe and we frequently travel between the two. Boomer and I often drive to Santa Fe together and in both cities Boomer and I like to go adventuring. As soon as Boomer sees me with his halter and leash, he gets very excited, starts jumping up in the air and turns circles and is ready to go! If we are in New Mexico, we will frequently head off into the mountains. If we are in town, I usually put his blue bandana around his neck, and in Santa Fe, we go down to the Plaza and frequently have lunch together outside. If we are in Texas, we can frequently be found at the Dodging Duck in Boerne and enjoying the path along the river. It is so much fun to see people’s reaction to Boomer. He loves people and people love him, and he is a great conversation starter. I have been asked, “Can I pet your dog?” more times than I can count.

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I have played in bands in and around San Antonio since the ‘80s. One night, the band was playing at the Cove and we were the opening act of the evening. I had friends who played with the next band coming up so I decided to hang around and hear a few songs. About half-way through the first song, my wife texted asking when I was coming home, and I responded that I was going to stay for a bit. She texted back and said, “You have to come home right now, Boomer just brought a possum in the house and I have it under a trash can in the bathroom.” Of course, I rushed home to find Boomer prancing around the house, obviously very excited and proud of himself. Fortunately, the possum was uninjured and I was able to turn the trash can over with the possum still inside, “playing possum.” I took him outside and set him free and off he went.

Rebecca J. Carrillo

Lawyer-Owner Dog’s Names: Bruno & Major Breed: Boston Terrier What kind of dogs do you have and how long have you had your furry friends?

I currently have 2 Boston Terriers. I have had Major for 4 years and Bruno for 2 years. But I do not want to leave out my first Boston Terrier, Farley, who is still very dear to my heart and was a huge part of my law practice. I had the honor of loving him for 9 years and I am addicted to this breed because of him!

What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

Bruno will do anything for a treat so he knows lots of tricks. The possibilities of what he could learn are probably endless given I had the time to train him more. If he isn’t eating then he is probably sleeping either on my lap or very nearby. Bruno is extremely tolerant and will pretty much do anything as long as he is close to me or on my lap, and that includes Major eating his food, our son sitting on him or even trying to ride him. If Major was a human, he definitely would’ve been a rock star or an actor. Major thinks he is a cat and plays almost exclusively with cat toys. He also enjoys sitting on counter tops and furniture just like our cat, Kimmy. At the same time, he is extremely empathetic. He absorbs all the feelings in a room and takes it to heart. If he doesn’t like something, he will tell you. There is no other way to describe it than to say he talks by making Chewbacca-style noises. Major loves the camera and shines brightest when he is getting his photo taken! He loves the camera and the camera loves him! We did a calendar photo shoot for my law firm of the dogs, and Major was in his element. You’d Continued on page 50 Like us at www.facebook.com/Scene-in-San-Antonio

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think we had trained him to model, but all this just comes naturally to Major. Major is always ready to pose and when we go for walks, people frequently ask to take his picture and he literally sits and poses for them without any instructions to do so. Because he loves modeling. he is the perfect mascot for my law firm! Explain the bond between you and your dog.

Both Bruno and Major are a part of my heart. I spend almost 24/7 with them and I wouldn’t have it any other way. When my first Boston, Farley, passed away, the pain felt overwhelming but even in death, I know that he is there for me too. I can feel him when I need him. He was my caretaker and always seemed to know exactly what I needed when I was sick or sad. Bruno and Major hold my heart the same way. I adore them and I see them as my babies. What are some activities you do with your dog?

Most of my activities are decided amongst places that my dogs would be able to attend. If my dogs can’t go, then I don’t want to go either! We go to work together, go to restaurants together, go shopping at La Cantera or the Farmer’s Market, go to hotels together, and of course, we go to the park together. One of the greatest things about San Antonio is that there are so many dog-friendly festivals and events. My dogs have been at almost every dog-friendly event in town, from First Fridays to Fiesta events, we bring them everywhere. Major loves all the attention he recedives when we go out and typically will end up on some stranger’s lap just loving on them. Bruno loves going out too, but just so he can be with me constantly or catch the street food or fair food that falls to the ground! Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

Not only does Major think he is a cat, but for a while he decided he wanted to be just like our human baby. So, Major took our son’s pacifier and he had to suck on it every time we fed our human son. As our son got older, he then turned into the best little helper because he would alert us to a dirty diaper by posing with his paw pointing at our son’s behind. While other parents may have to take a peek in the diaper or sniff their kid’s hiney to know if they are soiled, I did not have to. Major would always tell me if my son had a wet or dirty diaper. What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

Bruno loves coming to work but he has terrible gas. One time, we had to move our meeting three times because he kept stinking up the room! I am just glad the client understood and found it funny too! I have to brag on Major. When he was a puppy and I was scheduling his vet visit to be neutered, Boyz II Men happened to be doing a promo on Facebook Live where they would sing whatever lyrics you gave them. So, I asked them to sing my apology to Major for neutering him and they did! Explain the bond between you and your dogs.

Bruno and Major are true companions. They always want to be with me and are always down to do whatever I want to do. For example, when I was sick they would sit with me all day watching over me. However, the minute I want to go for a run or go run errands with them, they are excited to go.

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Diane Woods- Polanco

Insurance Broker and Dog Mom Dog’s Name: Nani Breed: Goldendoodle

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What kind of dog or dogs long have you had your furry friend?

Nani is a Goldendoodle and I have had her for almost 2 years.

What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

Nani’s white coat and friendly demeanor always attract compliments wherever we go. She is such a social butterfly and truly loves all people and animals. She always looks as if she is smiling and happy. Nani is super smart and catches on very quickly. Explain the bond between you and your dog.

Nani and I are so close; she is my “fur child” and we do as much as possible together. Early on, I invested in obedience training classes for her and the time with training brought us even closer. She is in tune with both verbal commands, hand signals and my body language. I happened to adopt her in February 2020, right before the pandemic, so working from home enabled me to spend all day everyday with her. That was the best thing ever because it allowed the extra time for us to bond and learn how to respond to each other. She is always next to me or nearby. Every morning, she loves to jump up on the bed to snuggle and I will touch her ears, eyes, nose, paws and tummy singing in the tune of the “head shoulders knees and toes song”. What are some activities you do with your dog?

Nani is super social and loves to get out of the house to do things around town. We are members of a few social media “doodle groups” and several times a year we get together at various places such as Lucy’s, Hops and Hounds, The Rustic, Chicken and Pickle and other places for “doodle romps”!There are also other dog friendly events in San Antonio, and we go to as many as possible. Other times we will have friends come over for a play date. We go on walks to Panther Springs Park almost every evening and will make a pit stop at the dog park so that she can say hello to her friends and if she’s lucky, make new friends. Last year Nani had her first trip to the beach and she loved it! Her favorite thing was to ride in the golf cart down to the beach and then run into the water. Last Easter, we ran our first 5K together at the Easter Paws 5k. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

After losing my 11 year old Maltese unexpectedly to a very aggressive cancer on August 17, 2019, I fell into depression. That loss felt like losing a child and the void was unbearable. After a few months I decided to explore adopting a rescue dog. I had no idea how extremely difficult it is to be selected as a rescue parent. I joined several rescue/rehome groups on social media, set up a Petfinder Account, and applied for at least 7 Subscribe today at www.yourSAScene.com


or 8 dogs over a 4 month period. Not being selected made me feel worse. Then one evening in February, 2020 I saw this cute white 3 month old puppy in need of a home on one of the rescue/rehome sites, and she was in San Antonio! I really didn’t want a puppy, however I made arrangements with the current owners to go see her the next day. When I showed up, Nani was cowering under a bench. I moved the bench, picked her up and as I held her, she was shaking and scared. I wasn’t going home without her! Once home, I quickly learned that she was extremely destructive and had tons of energy. She immediately gravitated to the Sago Palms in my backyard, which I found out are very toxic to dogs. So we had the landscapers remove 7 Sago Palms! Even after they were gone, Nani would find residual pieces or seeds (which are the deadliest part). I could not leave her outside unsupervised for a very long time. Inside, she was tearing up other plants, socks, paper towels and even got her paws on my son;s birthday money. Nothing was off-limits. Once she turned 4 months, we immediately started training and obedience classes. Nani LOVED to go to class (other dogs were there), she loved her trainer, Miss Lily, and she loved the rewards that she earned. The training and rewards were a daily activity and very soon Nani became the BEST girl. Nani is the one who rescued ME. There is a saying “There are no Bad Dogs, just Bad Dog Owners”. I believe this to be true.

Dr. Animesh Agarwal Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Dog’s Names: Linus and Lucy Breed: Shitzu – Poodle Mix

What kind of dogs do you have and how long have you had your furry friends?

I have two – Linus and Lucy – they are Shitzu and Poodle mix – came from the same litter. Have had them for 11 years. What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

They are the sweetest pair – although they are brother and sister – they are quite different. They both are very loving but Linus is my little pal. Lucy acts more like a cat and loves to lick. They both love to bark whenever the home phone rings, doesn’t matter of a message is being left or not – they both howl well after the phone stops ringing and I have no idea why. Explain the bond between you and your dog.

The dogs were a surprise Christmas gift for our three kids, unfortunately I got divorced but the dogs have come over every weekend with the kids so all “five kids” come over. The dogs are so excited when they come over and they know where everything is if you will. It’s like they were never gone. I really miss not having them here on a daily basis. Divorce is always hard and its certainly hard when kids are involved but dogs make it additionally hard. What are some activities you do with your dog? Like us at www.facebook.com/Scene-in-San-Antonio

When they do come over, we usually play fetch with a stuffed whale that primarily Linus likes to chase after. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

I think the best story is just how I got them. Found them through an ad in the paper ten years ago and the guy brought both of them. They were the last two of a litter and I just couldn’t choose and split them up so I surprised them all with both of them, of course with permission from the wife.

Michael Ritter & Dilshan Edussuriya Lawyer Dog’s Names: Lolo & Ponch Breeds: Dachshunds (mix)

What kind of dogs do you have and how long have you had your furry friends?

Lolo is a Dachshund Weimaraner mix, and Poncherello (who we call Ponch) is a Dachshund Beagle mix. Lolo was rescued in 2010 when he was a little puppy. He was found abandoned in the Monte Vista/Alta Vista area and was in pretty bad shape. He was brought back to health and has been a happy dog ever since. We adopted Ponch through the Diamond Dachshund Rescue (DDRT) of Texas in early 2019. Ponch was in the pound, and he was rescued by his foster mom, Andrea, who volunteers with DDRT. What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

As Dachshunds, Lolo and Ponch have very big personalities. As a breed bred to burrow, they also love to climb underneath pillows and blankets. Lolo is able to take a blanket under his nose and throw it over his head. Because of his long body, he also frequently walks around with a blanket on his back like a cape or a Snuggie. When we first got Ponch, he showed signs of having been abused. His paperwork from DDR said he was “emotionally sensitive,” and that pretty much describes Ponch, although he is generally very happy. Explain the bond between you and your dog.

We’re all very close, and we consider Lolo and Ponch to be kind of like children. I’ve started to see how much we have in common with our dogs. We all love food, sleep, relaxation, and blankets. They make us laugh with their occasional silliness. In short, we love Lolo and Ponch very much. What are some activities you do with your dog?

Lolo and Ponch love to run around the back yard and chase birds and squirrels. Our back yard opens up into McAllister Park, so there’s frequently deer and other wildlife roaming around near our back fence. Lolo and Ponch like to sit on the couch, look out the window for activity in the back yard, and then rush out of the house to chase anything suspicious. We also have “family time” in the evenings when we’ll all lay on Continued on page 52 WINTER 2022 | SCENE IN S.A. 51


the couch and watch TV. Lolo and Ponch are on a good routine, so they understand what “family time,” “walk time,” and “bed time” mean. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

Surprisingly, Lolo and Ponch do not need frequent baths. We even noticed with Ponch after we got him that he often smelled fresh for months (despite all the running around in the back yard). One day during isolation in the earlier part of the pandemic, Lolo and Ponch came into the house with a quite pungent odor on their necks and backs. It was a bit unusual, so we started watching them more closely in the back yard. We noticed them taking turns rolling around in the exact same spot in a highly unusual manner. I walked out to see what was going on and saw a carcass of a dead snake in the spot where they were rolling around. I had to research why Lolo and Ponch would do this and learned that, as descendants of wolves, dogs have instinct to roll around on dead animal carcasses to cloak their scent so they can hunt more successfully.

Shanti Day

Attorney/Owner at Shanti Day Law Dog’s Name: Dexter Breed: American Pitt Bull Terrier What kind of dog do you have and how long have you had your furry friend?

Dexter is our fearsome pittie, who loves to snuggle with the kids and eat shoes. We have had Dexter for just over a year. He shares the home with our deaf boxer named Marshmallow, our one-eyed cat named Sonya, and the only “normal” one of the bunch, an orange-tabby named Jason. What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

Dexter snores. His favorite sleeping position is on his back, legs swung straight up in the air, mouth slightly open, and snoring loud enough to wake the dead. You can roll him over, wake him up, close his mouth; none of it matters. Within moments, the gentle snorts start again, soon growing to an impressive crescendo. When Dexter is not snoring, he is barking. Squirrel? Bark. Neighbors? Bark. Mailman? Bark. Random leaf hitting the ground? Bark!! In the age of home offices and Zoom court hearings, I am forever grateful for the understanding of cocounsel and judges as I have to sheepishly ask for “five minutes to throw the dog outside” at least once a week. Explain the bond between you and your dog.

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counter, has chewed more shoes than I can count, and has a questionable relationship with the cats. But through it all, he looks at his humans with devotion and we can only scratch those soft ears and tell him how much we love him. He is my daughter’s lovely when she is upset. He is my son’s excuse to get out in the sunshine and exercise. He is my snuggle buddy when I get to crawl into bed to read at night. He keeps my husband company during long workdays. He reminds us all that, even in our grief losing George, we found joy because Dexter jumped right into the middle of the family. What are some activities you do with your dog?

Dexter loves long walks in the park, sunsets, and good conversations with new friends. In other words, we explore the trails at Hardberger Park while he smells all the smells and tries SO HARD to say hello to every dog he meets. He also expects a pup cup from Starbucks on the way home. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

My daughter was responsible for feeding Dexter each night. Once night, she was busy, and I did it for her. I told him to sit and poured the food in his dish. Then I told him to get it, but he didn’t move. I encouraged him again. He still didn’t move. Finally, I gave up and went inside to talk to my husband about something being wrong with the dog. The moment the back door closed behind me, he stood up and ran over to inhale his food. I eventually found out that when she was feeding him, she had also been training him to wait…and wait….and wait. She had him trained not to break his sit until she had gone back inside.

Brian Fricke, MD

Assistant Professor, Director of Cancer Rehabilitation Dog’s Names: Sliver and Emma Breeds: Sliver – Viszla mixed breed, Emma – Chihuahua/ Miniature Pinscher What kind of dogs do you have and how long have you had your furry friends?

My wife and I adopted our dogs during medical school. We have had them since they were both about a year old and they are both now almost 10 years old. We adopted them one year apart during medical school and we can’t imagine our lives without them. They are both loving, sweet, well-behaved, and playful pups! What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

Emma is extremely loving and social; she is quick to smother any visitors to our home in kisses and cuddles up very quickly. Sliver takes a little longer to warm up to new people, but once he does there is no other dog that compares to how sweet he is. He has a way of staring directly into your eyes that you can feel Subscribe today at www.yourSAScene.com

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such a deep connection with him and that he truly understands you. They have both been the best dogs anyone could ever hope to ask for. Explain the bond between you and your dog.

Sliver and Emma have both been such great support systems for my wife and I throughout our training and into independent practice. They’ve seen us at some of our highest highs and lowest lows. They were there when my wife and I got married. They’ve followed us across the country for residency and fellowship. And through it all, they’ve grown to be such a wonderful and enriching part of our lives. We often will joke that they must be little doggie doctors themselves with how much they sat in our laps while we were studying throughout medical school and residency! What are some activities you do with your dog?

They are mainly lap dogs and enjoy very much to cuddle up inside and watch TV with us while nestled under a warm blanket or lying on a pillow. When they are feeling more playful, they enjoy running around our yard chasing each other and any unfortunate squirrels that may be lingering in the yard. However, their favorite past time is getting treats! Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

The best story about our dogs begins with one of the scariest times we’ve ever had with them. While coming home from clinical rotations one day, we let our dogs out of their crate to go for a walk and Sliver’s back legs were completely paralyzed. He was unable to walk, panting heavily, and seemingly in tremendous pain. We rushed him to the vet where we discovered he had a ruptured herniated disc that was hemorrhaging out into his spinal canal and causing spinal cord compression. They quickly got ready to operate on him that night to prevent any further spinal cord injury but prepared us for the worst and the possibility that Sliver may not ever be able to walk properly again. They counseled us on the role for physical therapy and rehabilitation to help him try to recover. Being already interested in physical medicine & rehabilitation as a medical student at the time, it felt like serendipity. I learned the exercises he needed to do to get him stronger and worked with Sliver every day on strengthening and coordination exercises for weeks. Now years later, you would be hardpressed to be able to tell by looking at him that he ever had so severe a spinal cord injury. But through this ordeal, Sliver became my first rehabilitation patient and solidified my passion for the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation and the remarkable possibilities that come with my field of practice.

Dr. Larry Hamner

What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

Moose is like the typical Newfoundland, a gentle giant. He loves people and dogs, even though he runs up and down on the fence in the front yard barking at people and their dogs. Explain the bond between you and your dog.

Moose is my buddy. Wherever I am in the house, he is. He is very sensitive to my emotions. He can’t get enough loving. What are some activities you do with your dog?

We walk everyday. He loves to go after a ball, but seldom brings it back! He always works out with me, as you can see from the photo.

Jordy Hernandez

Tessmer Law Firm Marketing Specialist Dog’s Name: Luna Breed: Labrador and Whippet Mix What kind of dog do you have and how long have you had your furry friend?

Currently I have one dog, Luna, who is a Labrador Whippet mix. She pretty much chose me as her owner a little over a year ago. I was living downtown at the time and she was a normal San Antonio street dog who would stop by my house on occasion to seek food. One day, I decided to capture her, drive her over to the vet, and soon adopted her as my own. We have been inseparable ever since. What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

Despite being adopted straight from the streets, Luna has immaculate manners and training. She refuses to step foot in the kitchen, only goes potty outdoors, and is extremely friendly with all animals including cats and squirrels. Luna does not seem to have an angry bone in her body as she is a very attentive listener and is an introvert by definition. Luna loves ice cream, naps, and tiny toys meant for small cats. Explain the bond between you and your dog.

The bond I have with my dog is like no other. We have a really good sense of each other’s moods and know just when its solo time or cuddle time. We have a great respect for one another’s space and love spending time together. On weekends she knows its time to visit the pearl or spend a few hours at the park. Luna What kind of dog do you have and how long have you had your prefers to stay within a few feet of me even with yards of roam furry friend? space at the dog park! We are incredibly close, and I have never I have a chocolate Newfoundland. I’ve had moose almost 6 really believed that a dog and owner have the same personality years old. He will be 6 years on January 20, 2022. until now! Continued on page 54 Cardiovascular Surgeon Dog’s Name: Moose Breed: Newfoundland

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What are some activities you do with your dog?

Like previously mentioned, Luna and I enjoy going to the Pearl or spending time at local dog parks. Since she is glued to my side, we also love painting, reading, and watching movies together. When it is her time to shine, I will take her for a pupcup at Starbucks and go on long walks. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

When I first adopted Luna, I knew she was either severely abused by previous owners and most likely left to fend for herself when being dropped in downtown San Antonio. When the vet scanned her for a chip, they realized that she did have an owner who resided twenty miles from where I found her. We gave the owner three days to claim Luna, with no response (luckily). I think back to the first time I placed a leash and collar on Luna. She struggled to understand the concept and instead did a bear crawl along the grass until learning that it brought her no harm. It was heart breaking to see her attempt to trust her new family. I mentioned previously that she refuses to step foot in kitchens and as her current owner I blame this on great manner, although deep down I know this may be from a very sinister family from before. The story of Luna’s new beginning is my favorite. She has made an amazing transformation and is finally coming into her own.

Kaylin Ledford

Editor of Scene In S.A. magazine Dog’s Name: Milo Breed: Chiweenie What kind of dog do you have and how long have you had your furry friend?

I have a little but feisty Chiweenie. He is 2 years old and we got him at 6 weeks old in Castroville, TX. He weighs about 5 lbs now but when we got him he didn’t even weigh a pound. He could fit in the pocket of my husband’s shirt!

What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

Milo likes to howl with my husband, chase his tail, run after squirrels, bury himself deep under pillows and blankets to sleep and he acts like a ferocious guard dog. He thinks he is the toughest guy on the block. Explain the bond between you and your dog.

Milo is like my third child, and I admit I do baby him. He greets me as soon as I come through the door hopping up and down at my leg until I give him the attention he waits patiently for while I am gone. He is a big cuddler. He will sleep right up next to me under the covers. What are some activities you do with your dog?

We go on runs around the neighborhood and in the park together. His little legs go one hundred miles per hour but he can keep up! Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

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get attention. When he gets excited, he runs in circles in the backyard around trees like a barrel racer. It is the funniest thing to watch!

Emily Harrison Liljenwall

Attorney/Managing Partner at H+L Law PLLC Dog’s Name: Miles Breed: Lab Mix What kind of dog do you have and how long have you had your furry friend?

Miles is my first grand-dog, a lab mix my son adopted through SNIPSA during the early days of COVID. My son had just graduated from Stanford and was living with us for the better part of a year as many kids boomeranged. They have since moved to Austin but joyfully visit all the time, either here in San Antonio or at our lakehouse on LBJ. What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

Miles had not had an easy life and was full of fear and anxiety issues, wanting to be loved but not wanting to be hurt. Eighteen months later, this wonderful man is the heart of our family and head of the welcome committee to all visitors. He is a tremendous guard dog, ridding the yard of marauding squirrels. They chitter at him and throw pecans in retaliation, one of which hit me in the head so hard I had to ice my forehead. He loves going out on our ski boat, but if anyone gets in the water, he feels he must “rescue” them, and he is quite vociferous in his unhappiness at the thought of his family risking their life in the water without him. We have to put a ski rope on him to keep him in the boat as a result. Explain the bond between you and your dog.

This silly doge must be hugged several times a day–the song Abrazame Cuatro Vez Al Minimo fits him to a tee, and while he is ready to go to bed at 8 pm every night, he cannot go to bed alone so will pull at my son’s sleeve (or mine) until we get into bed with him so he can fall asleep, a paw on top of us so we cannot escape and abandon him during the night. What are some activities you do with your dog?

He is a prototypical lab--loves to go on walks, chase balls, vanquish squirrels, and swim. He can steal and destroy a football in minutes from unsuspecting neighbors, so it is a good thing my son works at Amazon and has football reorders set up automatically. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

Miles is a world-class escape artist, able to leap tall fences in a single bound. We went on vacation and boarded him at a local kennel, one we had not used before, as ours was full. Within 12 hours, we received a call that perhaps that facility was not the right one for him as he had jumped an 8-foot fence and cut his leg. Evicted from a dog kennel! We had some friends pick him up and then after the weekend at their house move him to our usual kennel on Monday morning which now had space for him. Our friends live a couple of blocks from the second

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kennel, and within an hour, as they looked out their window, they saw Miles letting himself in to their backyard through the hedge ala Edmund Pevensie entering Narnia.

Zachary Miller Dog’s Name: Millie Breed: Chiweenie

What kind of dog do you have and how long have you had your furry friend?

I have had my Chiweenie, a chihuahua-dachshund mix, since March of 2018. What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

I think her best characteristic is her loyalty and how affectionate she is. She licks everyone and always tries to protect my family and me. Explain the bond between you and your dog.

The bond between my dog and me is very special. If we are going for a walk, she will only go if I am going with her. She also follows me around the entire house and sits with me every opportunity she can. She loves to do whatever I am doing, from cuddling on the couch to running around outside. What are some activities you do with your dog?

I mostly take my dog on walks, but I also love to sit with her on the couch. She doesn’t mind what we do, as long as she’s with me. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

The best story about me and my dog is when I first got her. My dad and I had gone to look at dogs, after promising we weren’t going to make a decision on which one we were going to get that day. However, when we saw her at the animal shelter, I immediately fell in love. When we asked to play with her, they took her out and she was very shy. They said that she is a very sweet dog, but gets nervous easily. I approached her and she started licking me. I took her for a little walk around the shelter and she was the perfect fit. When I was deciding if I really wanted to adopt her, I sat on the floor, she sat in my lap, and I knew she was the one.

Ellen Pfeiffer

Senior Marketing Coordinator Dog’s Name: Minnie Breed: Great Pyrenees What kind of dog or dogs do you have and how long have you had your furry friend?

I rescued Minnie 2 years ago from the Great Pyrenees Rescue Group. I had a 16 year old German Shepherd mix at the time. I think Minnie kept Duncan active in his final year. They got along well. Like us at www.facebook.com/Scene-in-San-Antonio

What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

Minnie is very sweet, laid back and can be very stubborn. She is a very picky eater and has been known to fast all day rather than eat dog food! Explain the bond between you and your dog.

It took a few months for Minnie to warm up to me. She is too big to get on any furniture but now has to be either in the same room with me or in my line of vision. She loves going on walks and needs to sniff every single yard. What are some activities you do with your dog?

Besides lazy walks, Minnie likes to be in the yard with me when I am gardening. She is not a big fan of going places in the car, which we are working on. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

Saturday is Breakfast Taco Day. We each get a potato, egg and cheese taco from Bill Miller. She loves taco day. Minnie thinks that her tail belongs to someone else. She will chase it for several minutes, growling the whole time. She likes to play, although currently an only child. She has a red bone that she flips in the air and then chases it down. I plan to get a male smaller dog sometime soon. Her other favorite pastime is sitting on her doggie bed in the front office and watching out the window. I can no longer put my Christmas tree there because it blocks her view.

Edward L. Piña Attorney Dog’s Name: Bailey Breed: Goldendoodle

What kind of dog do you have and how long have you had your furry friend?

I was blessed with Bailey 3 ½ years ago. She was placed in a Stetson Cowboy Hat box and given to me by my kids on Father’s Day. She is top-of-thefood-chain-cute. What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

Goldendoodles are not just “pretty puppies” or “designer dogs”. They are the real deal; for example, Bailey “hunts, points, retrieves, swims and dives,” and she does it all enthusiastically. Explain the bond between you and your dog.

Most of all Bailey loves her family. She alerts her family to any threat – real or imagined – not because she will provide security; rather, she alerts me that she perceives a possible threat and wants me to go check it out then re-assure her that everything is okay. What are some activities you do with your dog?

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Hill Country Luxury Experience Editor & Photographer: Leslie Foley

Ride, Time, Fly and Unwind was the theme over at Boerne Stage Airfield where close to 1000 VIPs enjoyed an afternoon of pampering and luxury.

Amy Martin, Lisa Bakke and Raven Labatt

Jaime Rios and Jesse Correa

Sarah Flores, Leticia Rannie and Margaret Snyder

PORSCHE ACCELERATION RIDES WITH PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS • TAG HEUER WATCHMAKER EXPERIENCE & GOLF ACTIVATION • SPECIALTY WATCHES FROM LEE MICHAELS FINE JEWELRY • LA CANTERA RESORT & SPA PROVIDING LUXURY EXPERIENCES • UNIQUE GUNS & TIMED ASSEMBLY ACTIVATION AT DURY’S GUNS • VERACITY AVIATION HELICOPTER FLIGHTS OF THE HILL COUNTRY • SKINCARE SERVICES & CONSULTATIONS BY TEXAS DERMATOLOGY MED SPA • XPEL PROTECTIVE FILM LIVE DEMOS • PRIVATE AIRCRAFT & JET SHOWCASE FROM MCS SKY & TODDCOE AVIATION • SOMMELIER’S CORNER FEATURING TEXAS VS WORLD WINE CHALLENGE BY ANDRE BOADO, TURTLE CREEK OLIVE & VINE• HISTORIC WARBIRD DISPLAYS & PHOTOS WITH OUR BOMBSHELL GIRLS • FINE SPIRITS BY CODIGO TEQUILA, DRIPPING SPRINGS VODKA, FREETAIL BEER & 1876 BOURBON • DOMINION DENTAL SPA & INVISALIGN CONSULTS • CAFFEINE GRATIS OF BLACK RIFLE COFFEE COMPANY • CULINARY TREATS BY CHEESE & HONEY, SANTINOS, LAS GUITARRES & CHICK-FIL-A • SWEET TREATS BY KORNIVAL KETTLE KORN & MARTIN GROUP HOMES • AWARD-WINNING BBQ BRISKET BY PIT MASTER, JASON CAMPBELL & OPTION ONE REAL ESTATE • LIVE MUSIC BY JR HERRERA BAND COURTESY OF PHYLLIS BROWNING COMPANY • AVIATION SUPPORT AT ZULU JETS, TEXAS SKIES FLIGHT SCHOOL & BISON AVIATION • and WATER STATION BY TEXAS SKYWAYS

Britta Ramirez and Jenness Gough

Paula Shaver, Ryan Berg and Victoria Beavers

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Jessica Berg and Tracee Feik

JR Herrera Band

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staring at me until I walk her. She loves to retrieve her tennis ball especially if it is thrown in the pool. If I dive into the pool she synchronizes her dive with my dive. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

Before Bailey, we had a series of beautiful Golden Retrievers. Each of my Golden Retrievers would sometimes alert to sights and sounds that were not viewable or audible. Bailey does this also. Each of these dogs have alerted to what my son describes as “paranormal phenomena.” Whatever it is she sees or hears it certainly spooks her. She focuses her eyes and ears on a specific area then growls, whines, whimpers or barks then looks at me and pleads for me to investigate. My son Nick has been so intrigued that he gave me an electromagnetic field (EMF) detector or “ghost detector.” Sure enough, my EMF detector lights up like a Christmas tree whenever Bailey goes into alert mode.

Ryan G. Reiffert

Owner, Law Offices of Ryan Reiffert, PLLC 2022 Rising Star Lawyer Dog’s Name: Spot Breed: Australian Cattle Dog Mix (Rescue/Shelter Dog) What kind of dog do you have and how long have you had your furry friend?

been a great dog.

My dog is a mixed breed, but she has about 50% Australian Cattle Dog (or “Blue Heeler”) according to the genetic cheek swab I did on her. I’ve had her for almost 5 years now. She’s

What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

She is incredibly intelligent. Smartest dog I have ever owned by a long shot. Everyone likes to say that their dog is smart, but Spot is really next-level smart. She knows about 15 different words/commands and will respond interactively. Also, she will play ball for HOURS. Explain the bond between you and your dog.

It’s not a stretch to say that my dog is my best friend. She is definitely not a cuddler, but she loves to be around me. What are some activities you do with your dog?

We play ball, and play ball, and then play ball some more. We go on hikes or go to parks. She gets lots of belly rubs. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

So, for this story to make sense, you have to know two things. First, Spot hates baths. Hates them. Getting a bath is her least favorite thing in the world. Second, she knows the words “bath” and “bath time.”My sister was over at the house one day visiting, and Spot was, after greeting her and spazzing out like normal, sitting on the couch chilling. During the course of casual conversation with my sister (and not even looking at Spot or talking to Spot), I mentioned that I had given her a bath the day before because she got dirty in something. Not a Like us at www.facebook.com/Scene-in-San-Antonio

minute or two later, Spot had very quietly and very sneakily disappeared from the couch and snuck to the bedroom where she was hiding under the bed – all because she heard the word “bath” in our conversation. Smart dog.

Daniel Saldana Associate AttorneyLindow, Stephens, Schultz, LLP Dog’s Name: Baylor Breed: Blue Heeler Mix

What kind of dog do you have and how long have you had your furry friend?

We adopted Baylor from Texas Cattle Dog Rescue in March 2019. Baylor is mostly Blue Heeler but is mixed with Chow Chow according to his DNA test. What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

Baylor is a little bigger than most Blue Heelers and has floppy ears (different from the perky ears of most Blue Heelers). He was about five months old when we adopted him, and Texas Cattle Dog Rescue did a fantastic job training him before we ever met him. Baylor is a very obedient dog that follows all of our commands and is as loyal as they come. He is a ball of energy but knows when it is time to lay next to us and take it easy. Explain the bond between you and your dog.

My wife and I decided to adopt Baylor right around when we decided we wanted to have children. We learned a lot because adopting Baylor was the first time we ever had responsibility of caring for anything other than us. Baylor has a special place in our hearts because having our first child took a while longer than we were expecting, and Baylor gave us the companionship and love that we needed while we were waiting to be blessed with our child. We’re happy to say we welcomed our first son Dominic on September 9, 2021. Dominic and Baylor are best buds already. What are some activities you do with your dog?

Baylor likes going on runs and playing fetch in the backyard. We have taken Baylor to the beaches at South Padre Island and Port Aransas, camping with us at several Texas state parks, hiking on several local trails, and several wineries in Fredericksburg, Texas. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

With the birth of our son, we have learned that sleep can be a precious commodity that should not be taken for granted. One night when Dominic was a few weeks old, he finally went to sleep one night without making much of a fuss about it. I was ecstatic to get a couple of hours of sleep before we had to wake up and feed Dominic. I let Baylor outside to do his business one last time before we went to sleep… and he was abruptly sprayed by a skunk in our backyard. My two hours of sleep Continued on page 59 WINTER 2022 | SCENE IN S.A.

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La Feria de Sevilla Editor: Leslie Foley Photographer: Vivian Crook

President Liz Jauer, Roland Wolfe and new member Nancy Marion

Members and guests of Los Alegradores Dinner/ Dance Club, held at San Antonio Country Club, gathered after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The evening theme, La Feria de Sevilla, began with Chef Eduardo Castillo curating an elegant Andalusian-inspired menu. Austin’s Nash Hernandez Orchestra initiated the evening of dancing with Spanish Eyes. New members Nancy Marion and Roland Wolfe, along with President, Liz Jauer, kicked off the dancing with an exhibition of the Sevillana, the traditional dance of Seville, after only a week of coaching from noted dance instructor, David Castro.

Alfredo and Tenchita Flores with Dolores and Danny Cuellar

Based on La Feria de Sevilla, the fantastic week-long festival held every spring in Seville; member Danny Cuellar designed elegant centerpieces of scarlet and crimson roses accented by black lace jeweled fans. In addition, each new member received a bedazzled fan as a favor when they were formally introduced to the membership and members of the board.

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Pat and Keith Mirrer, vice president

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Bill Matthews and Sue Horn

Harry and Lucillee Hooker

Brad and Trisha Lodde with Tricia and Curtis Cantwell

Bryan and Christi Tidwell

Michael and Lora Lane

Dance chairs Mary and Paul Overstreet

Rebecca and Bill Harrison

Rene and Sharon Ruiz

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turned into two hours of hunting down skunk bathing recipes and showering Baylor and then myself after. I was pretty irritated right when it happened, but I soon realized it really wasn’t anyone’s fault. I learned a lot about patience that night which is all part of becoming a new father.

Liz Soto

Owner- Interior Decorator Dogs Name’s Maestro Vaticano, Maeson Francis and Kirbee Lloyd Breed’s - White West Highland Terrier and Maltepoo

What kind of dogs do you have and how long have you had your furry friends?

My first love, Maestro Vaticano, the breed-white west highland terrier, is also known on the streets as a Westie. He was a love, a pile of beautiful white mush. He was a holiday gift to me from a very dear friend. Maestro was a unique, one-of-a-kind little pup. As I mentioned, Westies are pure white. Mine was white with a black ear, pure breed, but noted as a ‘throw-back’ from the breeder, he was set in a separate room away from his siblings. I peeked to see what was going on in there and fell in love at first sight. I only wanted him, and this began my journey, noted by a friend that I was unreasonable and unrealistic that I only wanted this one or nothing. What a life we lived, he was so special; everyone knew his name and knew him. There was not a place I went without him. He was first socialized with a team of salesmen and women at Humana, and the love he shared with them, and for him to be around so many people on a daily basis, he truly was just one of the team. I am forever grateful for everyone helping me train him, and that he was along with so much love and affection. The person who gave him to me was a once a true love and for the sixteen years that I had Maestro with me, I felt him teaching me through this pup what life was truly intended to be like, such as patience, understanding, compromise, and learning that all things can be repaired, replaced or restored. What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

Unique feature, Maestro Vaticano: his beautiful black ear Unique feature, Kirbee Lloyd: his little fraggle tooth Unique feature, Maeson Francis: best known as the ‘referee’, extremely empathetic to those in need of a ball, and just all around lovebug. Explain the bond between you and your dog.

So many people admired the unique black ear of Maestro and wanted pups with him the minute they laid eyes on him. As a puppy, Maestro did not get to do puppy things, I wanted him clean and tidy all the time. Since he was my first, I doted on him, maybe a little too much, but he was my love my first true love. He taught and prepared me for how life was to truly be

lived and enjoyed. He showed me how to walk in the rain and allow the drops to soften our hair, and that it was ok to roll in sour milk and that soap and water can clean everything, and it will always be ok to have fur on an outfit… a party ice breaker, and to have a wrinkled outfit occasionally is noted to all that you are loved. This Maestro V, prepared me after 16 years for my next chapter in my life, my second Westie … Maeson Francis and most recently added Kirbee Lloyd. Maeson Francis, the occasional white Westie and my Maltepoo rescue, left to me in a friends Will. As I said, Maestro prepared me for life’s changes to just BE. BE present, BE accepting, BE ready for what life gives you because like animals… God just knows that we can handle it all…. Because if you live life as a pup does, life is truly very enjoyable and simple. GOD things: Invite someone to share a meal Share a pillow Disagree and agree Invitations to do anything are so healing Protect and support Check on each other Hug, smile, and touch. Just BE. DOG things that I learned from Maestro that has changed my life and prepared me for two: eat, drink, rest, bark, play, protect, engage, check on owner, licks, wags, hugs and belly rubs …. Simple little things that if each of us did and moved on daily, joy would rule the world. What are some activities you do with your dog?

Walk on the river, talk to people we do not know, clean river beds, we do “ooooooo-lights” during the holidays, and we let the wind go through our hair on beautiful days while cruising down Broadway. Maestro was a regular at Piattis – loved dining alfresco. Loved shopping – loved the ladies attention. Saturday was a carwash and chore day and then dining out. We love the local eateries that are pet friendly… Canyon café, Cappy’s was a favorite of ours and the breast of chicken from Chef was always a special treat. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

My work led me to travel weekly, and Maestro used to travel with me at times and we had wonderful experiences with the hotel staff, they would walk him for me, hold him in the back office for me until I finished my last call after check out, and then we would hit the road back home. There were so many nice people I met with this little guy. Then, one Saturday morning, my neighbor and I had a talk about how his friend told him maybe he needed to adopt an animal to share his life. I (we) came up with a magnificent idea, he took care of Maestro M-Th when I was on the road and he would transfer him to my home on Friday night, and we did this for seven years! I used to tell him Maestro was a chick magnet…. Well low and behold, 25 years later he met a lady friend with Maestro in tow, and Maestro had two great friends, and I was blessed to have had such wonderfully kind people helping me, and most of all Maestro helped my neighbor find a new life-long friend as well. So many special moments and fond memories. Birthday party gifts introduced us to the Animal Defense League… he was friend for life. Another fun Continued on page 61

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Top Lawyer Profiles Amber Liddell Alwais

2021 Best S.A. Lawyer Firm Name: Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP Phone: 210-225-5567 Fax: 210-267-7777 amber@ondafamilylaw.com www.ondafamilylaw.com Areas of Practice: Family Law; Appellate Confident, yet compassionate, Amber Liddell Alwais protects her clients, making them feel safe and secure while fighting for them from beginning to end. Amber is a staunch advocate for clients, committed to providing highly personalized legal services in all Family Law matters, including traditional and nontraditional divorce, custody issues, property division, child support and adoption matters. Amber had the honor of being the first of only two staff attorneys for Bexar County District Judges. There she had the privilege of experiencing the law from both sides of the bench. In addition to her legal practice, Amber serves as a family law, probate law and criminal law instructor at The University of Texas at San Antonio. She is also Vice President of the San Antonio Bar Association Family Law section.

Rebecca J. Carrillo

2021 Best S.A. Lawyer Firm name: Rebecca Carrillo Law Firm Phone: 210-468-1581 | Fax: 210-587-6550 rebecca@rjs-lawfirm.com www.rjc-lawfirm.com Areas of Practice: Family Law Since 2009, the Law Office of Rebecca J. Carrillo has helped clients in matters of family law. With a 10.0 Superb Avo Rating, Rebecca along with her team has earned a reputation as the advocate clients can trust. Her list of accolades and awards is almost as long as her list of reviews from satisfied clients. Texas Super Lawyers, The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers, Best Lawyer by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, Scene In S.A. Best Lawyers, Scene In S.A. Rising Stars, Martindale-Hubbell Award and Scene In S.A. Best Family Lawyers. When it comes to serving clients with distinction and excellence, Rebecca Carrillo stands in a class of her own.

Elliott S. Cappuccio

2021 Best S.A. Lawyer

Jeffrey C. Anderson

Firm Name: Pulman, Cappuccio & Pullen, LLP Phone: 210-222-9494 | Fax: 210-892-1610 ecappuccio@pulmanlaw.com www.pulmanlaw.com Areas of Practice: Business Litigation; Real Estate Litigation; General Litigation

2021 Top Personal Injury Plaintiff Lawyer Firm Name: Tinsman & Sciano Phone: 210-225-3121 Fax: 210-225-6235 Email: jca@texaslawfirm.com Website: www.tsslawyers.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury Jeffrey C. Anderson has represented victims of medical malpractice in civilian and governmental healthcare institutions for over 35 years. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1981), and as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (1987). He has been a member and frequent Co-Chairman of the Medical/Legal Liaison Committee since 1979. Jeff has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly since 2006, by Thomson Reuters.

Mr. Cappuccio holds an AV peer review rating of “Preeminent” the highest rating available in legal ability and ethics. He has substantial litigation experience in federal and state courts across Texas in cases involving business disputes, breach of contract, real estate, collections, property owner associations, partnership disputes, construction defects, and fiduciary duty claims. In 2011, he received the prestigious “Outstanding Lawyer Award” in litigation. He has also obtained Board Certification as a Civil Practice advocate from the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and was elected to the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation for his outstanding achievements in the practice of law.

Bobby Barrera

R. Porter Corrigan II

Firm Name: The Law Office of Bobby Barrera, PC Phone: 210 224-5811 Fax: 210 224-5890 bobbybarreralaw@gmail.com www.bobbybarrera.com Areas of Practice: Criminal Defense; Criminal Def: DUI/DWI

Firm Name: Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP Phone: 210-225-5567 | Fax: 210-267-7777 porter@orsinger.com www.ondafamilylaw.com Areas of Practice: Family Law

2021 Top Criminal Defense Lawyer

2021 Best S.A. Lawyer

Bobby has been practicing criminal law for over 35 years. He has been recognized by his fellow lawyers as one of San Antonio’s “Top Ten Criminal Lawyers” and as one of San Antonio’s “Top Five DWI Lawyers.” He has been included in the Scene In S.A. “Best Lawyers” list for the past 18 years. He is the Past President and Fellow of the San Antonio Bar Association and Director of the Texas Lawyer’s Association. He is a frequent lecturer and course director for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer and State Bar of Texas CLE’s. Bobby has been included in the “Super Lawyers” listing in Criminal Law.

A San Antonio native, Porter Corrigan provides family law clients with essential insights gained from his work with two federal judges at the district and appellate court levels. His work in a variety of cases has earned Porter the respect of both clients and colleagues, in addition to helping him earn honors six times on the Texas Rising Stars listing published by Thomson Reuters (2010-2012, 2014-2017) and selection to San Antonio’s Top Attorneys and San Antonio Rising Stars lists published Scene In S.A. magazine. He is also AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Stephen F. Lazor

Alexander Begum

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Firm Name: Tinsman & Sciano Phone: 210-225-3121 Fax: 210-225-6235 E-mail: slazor@tsslawyers.com Website: www.tsslawyers.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury

Firm Name: Villarreal & Begum Phone: 210-800-0000 | Fax: 210-233-8278 abegum@texaslegalgroup.com www.texaslawguns.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury Alexander Begum is a founding shareholder of the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm, with offices in San Antonio, Laredo and McAllen. Mr. Begum earned a double major in Marketing and Finance at Trinity University. He then attended Harvard University where he studied finance and legal writing. Alex acquired a Doctorate of Jurisprudence and a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Texas Tech. Alexander Begum has devoted his career to helping those injured by negligent drivers, 18-wheelers and bad corporate actors. Scene In S.A. magazine has named Alex Begum Best Injury Lawyer for years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Stephen Lazor graduated from Harvard College summa cum laude in 1971 with a degree in biology, and in 1975 graduated first in his class from the University of Texas School of Law. He litigates cases for clients who have been harmed or have lost loved ones due to medical negligence, industrial accidents, unsafe premises, vehicular collisions and defective products. Stephen has been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America® since 2012 and was recognized as the Best Lawyers in America® San Antonio Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year in 2018 & 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc.

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story, we used to go and get our car serviced and one Saturday morning he just trotted back into the service area break room he could always smell a good breakfast taco, and the men were always so happy to see him. And at the end of his life, he lived for me. He brought me full circle to embrace my culture and we have loved and shared “Puro Amor” prayer cards during Dia de los Muertos for people to write a prayer and it be sent to heaven with the love. In, 2015 the cards were taken to Israel and left at the altar of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the best part is we wanted to have the cards gathered for ease of travel we carried 1000’s and I was going to sew them together on the plane trip, so I went to Kinkos asked if the could punch holes for me, they said 15 cents a card, I contemplated and said ok, the woman came back with tears on her cheek… she said no charge.(I think maybe she had read one or two...).God and Maestro are a team. The best story is that people still ask for him, and everyone has a memory to share about Maestro.

Felipe Navas, MD

Ophthalmologist Dog’s Names: Mr. London & Tokyo Breeds: Labrador/ Border collie mix & chocolate Labrador What kind of dogs do you have and how long have you had your furry friends?

We have 2 rescue furry friends who came into our lives in 2015 and 2019. about your dog or dogs?

Heather Tessmer

Owner and Senior Attorney of Tessmer Law Firm P.L.L.C. Dog’s Names: Tawni & Millie Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier & French Bulldog What kind of dogs do you have and how long have you had your furry friends?

I have two furry friends! Tawni, who is a Yorkshire Terrier, has been with me for 12 years. Millie, who is a French bulldog, has been with me for 10 years. What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

For some reason Tawni cannot for the life of her keep her tongue in her mouth – which tends to lead to cute photos. Millie is the gentlest dog I know, and I love that about her. Explain the bond between you and your dog.

I have always felt a great bond with my dogs, knowing that no matter what type of person I was during a long day, I could come home to their unconditional love! What are some activities you do with your dog?

When I am out gardening, the dogs love to chase lizards, although I am not too sure what they do with them once caught! They also love getting on our pool floats with us! Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

These dogs are trained not to go outdoors in addition to knowing not to step foot on carpet or furniture. One time, we took them to a lake house, and they decided it was free game – no rules! They ran for what felt like miles, until we found them wandering on a train track in the early morning. It was then I knew they were little escape artists. What a wonderful day they must have had! Like us at www.facebook.com/Scene-in-San-Antonio

What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic

Mr. London is a gentleman! He’s patient and very composed, but oh squirrels be afraid! He makes sure that those “evil” creatures don’t dare get close to his family. Tokyo is a funny, energetic and sweet brunette who wants to be the center or everything, even when momma is cooking, she lays in front of the stove, or when momma is chopping veggies, she lays in front of the island. She doesn’t want to miss out. But she is terribly afraid of storms and of closed spaces, and during stormy nights, she comes upstairs but gets stuck in the middle part of the stairs because she’s afraid of going any higher or to go downstairs. Explain the bond between you and your dog.

Mr. London has an unconditional and quiet love for us but especially for our son, and has developed a special bond with him. Mr. London quietly sits by him when he plays the piano, or waits patiently by the window when the time of the school bus that brings him home approaches or sits in the trampoline while our son jumps. Both quietly relax watching the trees or the wind. Tokyo is sweet and caring. Always ready to have some fun and to give a lot of wet kisses and to dance around us when she is happy. What are some activities you do with your dog? They love long walks around the neighborhood or getting sandy in the beach. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

Mr. London was wandering the streets with another furry friend and started following a good friend of ours who was with a groups of runners. Mr. London followed them for 7 miles and they decided to foster him. She had him for almost a year and then one day I was describing to her what our perfect dog would be and she said “ I got him” and it was true! He was perfect for us, even though he was rejected by 2 families before us for throwing up on car trips. We would not change him for anything, and he takes long trips with us. The secret was to start with short trips and to feed him after we get to the destination. Miss Tokyo was found in a “puppy mill” and retired and fostered by a friend who helps with grumpy puppy rescue until we got her. She was not in her best shape but now she is doing great! She even runs 2 miles non-stop!

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Top Lawyer Profiles Michael W. Jackson

Gavin McInnis

Firm: Law Office of Michael Jackson Phone: 210-348-7600 Fax: 210-348-7604 E-mail: boerneattorney@gmail.com Website: www.michaeljacksonmediator.com Areas of Practice: Arbitration & Mediation, Family Law

Firm Name: Wyatt Law Firm, Ltd. Phone: 210-340-5550 Fax: 210-340-5581 E-mail: gmcinnis@wyattlawfirm.com Website: www.wyattlawfirm.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury

2021 Best S.A. Lawyer

2021 Top Personal Injury Plaintiff Lawyer

Graduating in the top 8% of my law class from St Mary’s Law School in 1983 and after scoring the second best grade in the state on the Texas Bar exam, for the last 36 + years it has been my great privilege to have practiced law in San Antonio and South Texas I have devoted my time to becoming an effective mediator, utilizing the skills, knowledge and experience gained from my time in the courtroom. I have conducted thousands of mediations as a mediator, almost all of which were resolved by the agreement of the parties.

Gavin, who has been nicknamed “the Law Library” by some of his peers, concentrates his practice in the representation of plaintiffs in serious personal injury, trucking accident, wrongful death, carbon monoxide exposure, and oil field injury cases. Born and raised in Latin America until the age of thirteen, Gavin speaks English and Spanish. Honors and recognitions include: Super Lawyers, SA Scene Best Lawyers, Top 50 Verdicts (Texas); Texas Bar Foundation Fellow; Order of the Barristers.

Ashley Morgan

Rashin Mazaheri

2021 Top Criminal Defense Lawyer

2021 Best S.A. Lawyer

Firm Name: Soyars & Morgan Law Phone: 210-568-9400 | Fax: 210-858-5181 ashley@soyarsmorganlaw.com www.soyarsmorganlaw.com Areas of Practice: DWI and Criminal Defense

Firm: Dreyer & Mazaheri, P.L.L.C. Phone: 210-239-9420 Fax: 210-472-1404 E-mail: rashindd@yahoo.com Website: www.dreyermazaherilaw.com Areas of Practice: Family Law Rashin Mazaheri, Esq. has dedicated her career to Family Law and Business Litigation. She is well known for her innate ability to bring parties together to resolve differences. She focuses solely upon achieving the best interest of her clients’ -especially their children. Rashin received her J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2006. In her spare time, Rashin stays busy with her other full time job of raising her four sons, Doni, Davenport, Davinchi and Datsun.

Ashley Morgan is a highly educated and highly experienced trial attorney. She has hundreds of trials under her belt and her ability to communicate clearly and effectively with jurors is second to none. Ashley has the unique ability to empathize with clients – a skill often overlooked by other attorneys. She is a fierce advocate and will vigorously defend you. As a former prosecutor she is able to anticipate strategies and tactics you will face and this insight into preparation will serve you well. It also means she has the experience needed to negotiate with the State.

Richard Orsinger

Harold McCall

#1 2021 Top Family Lawyer

#5 2021 Top Personal Injury Plaintiff Lawyer Firm: Wayne Wright, LLP Phone: 210-888-8888 Fax: 210-734-9965 E-mail: hmccall@waynewright.com Website: www.waynewright.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury Harold McCall handles complex trucking accident cases resulting in serious injury or death, as well as dangerous product and drug cases. Mr. McCall is licensed to practice law in 6 states, including Texas; is a life member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; is listed as a Best Attorney in San Antonio by Scene In S.A. magazine; and is past President of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association.

Firm Name: Orsinger Nelson Downing & Anderson, LLP Phone: 210-225-5567 | Fax: 210-267-7777 Richard@orsinger.com www.ondafamilylaw.com Areas of Practice: Family Law Richard Orsinger is well regarded as one of Texas’ top family law and appellate lawyers. He offers clients unparalleled experience gained over the course of an esteemed 46-year career. In that time, his peers have repeatedly recognized him for his legal acumen, dedication to hard work and to the integrity of his profession. The list of awards bestowed upon him from a variety of legal organizations and publications is impressive. Richard has been named to The Best Lawyers in America in Family Law listing each year since 1987 and in Appellate Law since 2007.

Randall A. Pulman

Grant T. McFarland

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2021 Top Personal Injury Plaintiff Lawyer

Firm Name: Pulman, Cappuccio & Pullen, LLP Phone: 210-222-9494 Fax: 210-892-1610 rpulman@pulmanlaw.com www.pulmanlaw.com Areas of Practice: Business Litigation; Securities Litigation; Bankruptcy

Firm Name: Tinsman & Sciano Phone: 210-225-3121 | Fax: 210-225-6235 gmcfarland@tsslawyers.com www.tsslawyers.com Areas of Practice: Plaintiff Personal Injury Grant McFarland has been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law since 1997. With over 29 years of courtroom experience, he has tried more than 50 cases to verdict in state and federal courts across Texas, from Crystal City to Dallas, and Del Rio to Lufkin. His trial experience includes trucking accidents, will contests, breach of contract, asbestos litigation, personal injury, product liability and business disputes. Grant is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell® and has been selected for Best Lawyers in America® every year since 2010.

Randal A. Pulman founded Pulman, Cappuccio & Pullen, LLP in 2004. Mr. Pulman’s practice emphasizes arbitration of civil disputes and commercial trial matters in both federal & state courts. He has represented a wide range of commercial clients on the Plaintiff’s side in the fields of banking and creditor rights, bankruptcy, telecommunications, broker/dealer and insurance disputes. Mr. Pulman has extensive courtroom and arbitration experience. He has argued two cases before the Texas Supreme Court.

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Cody Graham & Georgina Buckley Graham

Lawyers at Cokinos Young & Naman Howell Smith & Lee PLLC Dog’s Names: Theo & Tildy Breeds: Irish Wolfhounds What kind of dog or dogs do you have and how long have you had your furry friends?

We have two Irish Wolfhounds! We’ve had Theo, our oldest, since 2016. James Parker, the appellate attorney at Naman Howell Smith & Lee PLLC, accidentally had a litter and we immediately appealed to him for a puppy. We’ve had Tildy since 2019.

What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

Their most unique feature is also their most obvious – Irish Wolfhounds are some of the largest dogs in the world and have inspired many a poem and feature in a quite a bit of Irish mythology. Another fantastic characteristic is how stoic and loving both of them are. Explain the bond between you and your dog.

Theo and Tildy are our family. When we’ve had a bad day there’s nothing like coming home to two hulking hounds who love you no matter what. Some of the best days of our lives have included them, and we cannot imagine a home without them. What are some activities you do with your dog?

They enjoy watching the Great British Bake Off as much as we do! We also love going on long walks during cooler weather and Jeep rides year round. They are both obsessed with Jeep rides, and we frequently take them to local (dog friendly) restaurants and breweries as they love to people watch and smell new things. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

Theo and Tildy rarely feel threatened or growl - I guess its hard when you’re 160 lbs and taller than Mom and Dad! There’s only one thing that sets Theo off: an inflatable Christmas “minion.” Every year we drive around with the dogs and look at Christmas lights. They are sight hounds and will actually look at the lights and decorations in fascination. There is this one house that always puts up an inflatable Christmas minion that moves up and down. Theo will stare down the minion and start off with a low gravely growl that will creep up in volume until it sounds a bit like large machinery is having a rapid malfunction. Tildy will try and copycat him. The both of them together sort of sound like bears roaring. They let up once they have had good ear scrubs and happily wave their tails looking forward to the next inflatable.

Nancy & Frank Russell Lawyer Dog’s Name: Lucy Breed: Cocker Spaniel

What kind of dog do you have and how long have you had your furry friend?

Lucy is a blond cocker spaniel, and we have had her since she was 6 weeks old. She will be twelve years old this week. What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

Lucy thinks she is a human being, and she hates to be parted from Frank. If he walks outside the house for any reason, she starts howling, and will not stop until he comes back in. She loves walking with Frank and is very good with children.

Our daughter has a rescue dog named Lefty. Lucy is very accepting of him, even though he tries to take her bone treats away from her! Explain the bond between you and your dog.

We love her very much. We lost our first cocker at age 17, and just could not imagine having any other breed. What are some activities you do with your dog?

Frank walks her almost every day. We play Squeaky Toy with her. I step on one toy; she runs and takes it away. Then I step on the second toy and she runs back to get it too. She loves being a lap dog and having her tummy rubbed. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

We have a large back yard with a brick patio and a low wall. She always stands at the top of the wall and looks out for possums, cats and squirrels. She is guarding her kingdom! Unfortunately, we have skunks in the yard from time to time, and she has been sprayed six times.

Monica R. Trollinger General Counsel Dog’s Names: Ruby & Bonnie Bexar Breeds: Maltipoo & Maltese

What kind of dogs do you have and how long have you had your furry friends?

I have two fur babies, Ruby is a Maltipoo and Bonnie Bexar is a Maltese. Ruby became a part of our family in 2011 and Bonnie Bexar came along in 2019. What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

Ruby, who is 10, is easy going, gentle, and has a very sweet disposition. She is grey with white socks. She has one lovey toy she favors. Bonnie Bexar, who is 2, is fully of energy and Continued on page 65

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Lawrence J. Webb

2021 Top Personal Injury Plaintiff Lawyer Firm Name: Tinsman & Sciano Phone: 210-225-3121 Fax: 210-225-6235 E-mail: lwebb@tsslawyers.com Website: www.tsslawyers.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury

Derek S. Ritchie

2021 Top Criminal Defense Lawyer Firm Name: The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC Phone: 210-775-2000 | Fax: 210-592-4370 derek@derekritchielaw.com www.derekritchielaw.com Areas of Practice: Criminal Defense and Family Law Derek is the founder and managing attorney of the Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie. He earned his law degree in London then made his way to the United States and earned his LLM from the University of Texas School of Law. He handles DWI’s, intoxication manslaughter, murders and sex crimes as well as all areas of Family Law. He is available to his clients everyday, including weekends.

Lawrence J. Webb graduated from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in 2004. In the early part of Mr. Webb’s career, he defended individuals, companies, and school districts across Texas while serving as general counsel for a private university in San Antonio. Mr. Webb joined the law firm of Tinsman & Sciano, Inc. in 2011, where he uses this invaluable experience to represent clients seriously injured as a result of others’ negligence involving commercial motor vehicle wrecks, defective products, dangerous premises, and carbon monoxide poisoning, among others.

Wayne Wright

2021 Top Personal Injury Plaintiff Lawyer Firm Name: Wayne Wright, LLP Phone: 210-888-8888 Fax: 210-734-9965 wyatt@waynewright.com www.waynewright.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury

Daniel J.T. Sciano

#1 2021 Top Personal Injury Plaintiff Lawyer Firm Name: Tinsman & Sciano, Inc. Phone: 210-225-3121 | Fax: 210-225-6235 dsciano@tsslawyers.com www.tsslawyers.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury Daniel Sciano is double Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Civil Trial Law (1987) and Personal Injury Trial Law (1988) and is a triple nationally board certified trial advocate in Civil Trial Law, Truck Accident Law and Civil Practice by the National Board of Legal Specialization. Dan is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell®, has been selected by Best Lawyers in America® every year since 1995 and as the Best Lawyers in America® San Antonio Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year in both 2010 & 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc.

Jodi Soyars

2021 Top Criminal Defense Lawyer Firm Name: Soyars & Morgan Law Phone: 210-568-9400 Fax: 210-858-5181 jodi@soyarsmorganlaw.com www.soyarsmorganlaw.com Areas of Practice: riminal Defense and Family Law Jodi Soyars has gained a reputation for being a strong trial attorney who is not afraid to vigorously defend her clients’ rights. Over the past 15+ years, she has represented defendant’s accused of misdemeanors and felonies throughout Central Texas. She graduated with honors from law school and was a member of the prestigious Houston Law Review. She has been admitted to practice in the U.S. Western District Courts (federal court). Her practice emphasizes personal attention to each client’s case and prompt communication with her clients. Jodi attributes her success to her pretrial case preparation and her “think outside the box” trial approach.

Mr. Wright received his law degree from the University of Northern Illinois College of Law, with the honors of Magna Cum Laude, First in Class. Mr. Wright is licensed to practice law in 9 states, including Texas; a life member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; ranked as a Top 100 Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers; and has been listed as a Best Attorney in San Antonio by Scene In S.A. magazine since 2009.

Wyatt Wright

2021 Top Personal Injury Plaintiff Lawyer Firm Name: Wayne Wright, LLP Phone: 210-888-8888 Fax: 210-734-9965 wyatt@waynewright.com www.waynewright.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury Wyatt Wright handles complex trucking accident cases resulting in serious injury or death, as well as dangerous product and drug cases. Mr. Wright is licensed to practice law in 15 states, including Texas; is a life member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; is ranked as a Top 100 Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers; and has been listed as a Best Attorney in San Antonio by Scene In S.A. magazine since 2009.

Paula Wyatt

2021 Top Personal Injury Plaintiff Lawyer Firm Name: Wyatt Law Firm, PLLC Phone: 210-340-5550 Fax: 210-340-5581 E-mail: pwyatt@wyattlawfirm.com Website: www.wyattlawfirm.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury Paula knows the profound human impact of personal injuries or death. As such, she takes the time to not just get to know her clients, but to understand them. Paula represents individuals and families who have suffered losses from trucking accidents, carbon monoxide exposure, and oilfield and industrial accidents, just to name a few. Rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale - Hubbell, Paula has been recognized by multiple

Javier Villarreal

Aaron Valadez

2021 Top Personal Injury Plaintiff Lawyer

2021 Best S.A. Lawyer

Firm Name: Villarreal & Begum Phone: 210-800-0000 | Fax: 210-233-8278 texasattorney@hotmail.com www.texaslawguns.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury

Firm Name: Tinsman & Sciano Phone: 210-225-3121 | Fax: 210-225-6235 avaladez@tsslawyers.com www.tsslawyers.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury

Javier Villarreal received his bachelor’s degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA in 1995. He then continued his education at Tulane School of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctors in 1998. Upon graduation, he served as a Briefing Attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In 2001 Javier opened his private practice in Brownsville, Texas and developed his plaintiff personal injury practice. He is licensed to practice law in both the State of Texas and the State of Arizona.

Aaron Valadez joined the law firm of Tinsman & Sciano in 2014 after graduating from St. Mary’s School of Law in the top 10% of his class. Aaron represents clients in personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from commercial motor vehicle collisions, defective and unsafe products and unsafe premises, among others. The claims he handles often involve heavy litigation earning Aaron some significant trial experience. He has been selected by his peers as one of Scene In S.A.’s Best Lawyers and Top Personal Injury Lawyers in the Plaintiff’s Personal Injury category since 2017.

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loves lots of pets and “speaks” on command. Bonnie Bexar is all white fur. Bonnie Bexar has a basket full of toys, but her favorite toy is trying to steal Ruby’s lovey and then hide it. Both babies love treats and can hear the treat jar opening from “miles” away!

loyal, loving, and charismatic. Priya is just as loving, but in a more narrow circle. She is regal and elegant, even in the way she walks. She is no-nonsense and at least a little demanding. We love them both. I cannot imagine that anything would make either one of them better than they are.

Explain the bond between you and your dog.

Explain the bond between you and your dog.

During the COVID-19 pandemic and now as an “empty nester,” the bond with my puppies has grown stronger. They are my companions when I work remotely. Bonnie Bexar likes to sit on my chair while I’m working and take part in my workday. Ruby sits quietly next to my chair watching my every move. It’s been a great opportunity to spend more time with them at home. What are some activities you do with your dog?

Both Ruby and Bonnie Bexar love to play fetch at the park, take walks in our neighborhood, and snuggle as lap dogs. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

We have a very tight-knit family. While my two daughters, Chloe and Emily, are away attending college, both Ruby and Bonnie Bexar have been keeping a close eye on myself and my husband, John. A wonderful story is when Bonnie Bexar “taught” Ruby a trick. We have tried unsuccessfully to teach Ruby tricks for years. She is more interested in napping and snacking on treats. It was the most amazing thing and a very proud moment to watch my fur babies work with each other and be successful!

Steven Neish, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist Dog’s Names: Comet, Priya Breeds: Both Comet and Priya are rescues that we adopted from Animal Defense League. They were both picked up from the street in San Antonio. Comet is a SuperMutt ( best we can tell, he is a mix of German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever, Chow, Rottweiler, Pit Bull Terrier, and ?). Priya looks like she has a little Chihuahua, a little Dachsund, and maybe something extra thrown in. When people ask me about their breeds, I say that they are San Antonio street dogs, which makes them the best dogs. What kind of dog or dogs do you have and how long have you had your furry friend?

I think that the best answer about breed is “San Antonio street dog.” Comet joined our family in December 2017. Priya joined our family in January 2021. What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

Comet really is a SuperMutt. He has everything. He is smart, Like us at www.facebook.com/Scene-in-San-Antonio

Priya was about a year old when she was brought to the shelter. Sometime before she reached the shelter, she was frightened. We had fostered a few dogs from ADL before Priya and sometimes we were available on short notice. When Priya got to the shelter, she wouldn’t move. She wouldn’t walk or eat or drink at the shelter. They called my wife after a few hours and explained the problem, told her that they were worried that she wouldn’t survive, and asked if we could foster her. Luckily, we were available and picked her up almost right away. ADL named her Priya, which means “beloved” in Sanskrit. When we got Priya home, all she did was tremble and acted like she was trying to disappear by not moving. Not even one step. I picked her up, sat on the couch, and put her on my lap. I sat with her on my lap for hours. Slowly, she nuzzled into me, and slowly moved a little more and a little more. I had the weekend off and spent all of the time with Priya. After a couple of days, she opened up to Nina (my wife), too. Originally, our plan was to keep Priya for a few days and take her back to ADL so someone could adopt her. When she opened up to Nina and me, though, we realized that it wasn’t fair to Priya to abandon her. When I learned what Priya’s name means, I didn’t realize, at first, that it meant she would be “beloved” by us. Priya’s circle is pretty small, mainly just Nina, me, and sometimes Fayth. But that is enough. What are some activities you do with your dog?

Comet, Priya, Nina (my wife), Fayth (our daughter), and I try to find ways to do almost everything we do together. We look for restaurants that make a space for dogs. Dog parks are a part of our routine. Priya and I go outside together as soon as she wakes up in the morning. Comet, Fayth, Priya, and I walk the neighborhood every evening. Comet, Priya, and Nina are the most regular visitors to Hardbarger Park. Everyone who is a regular knows Comet and Priya. They are celebrities. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

Comet was the first rescue dog that we fostered. Earlier in the year that we fostered Comet, our dog, Burns, had died of mitral valve disease. He was on heart failure medications for years before he died. Comet was six or seven weeks old when we brought him home from Animal Defense League in December 2017. His litter was found together, abandoned, and since it was December, they named the litter after Santa’s reindeers, and he was Comet. He was tiny when we brought him home, originally to keep him for a couple of weeks until he was old enough for someone to adopt him from the shelter. On the second day that we had him, I sat beside him on our couch and watched him sleep and breathe. His breathing was deeper than it seemed that it should be. Because I am a pediatric cardiologist, used to taking care of babies who might breathe funny, I reached for my stethoscope and listened. Comet had an abnormal heart murmur, indicating abnormal blood flow in his heart. I teared up, because we had just lost a dog, from heart disease. But I also had a realization. If we gave Comet back, as planned, to ADL, we had to tell them that he had a heart murmur and that Continued on page 67 WINTER 2022 | SCENE IN S.A.

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La Cantera Resort & Spa hosts two brunches to Benefit the Children’s Bereavement Center Editor & Photographer: Leslie Foley

All dressed up for a Grinch brunch

Chloe and Loren

Grinch meet the Grinch

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She’s not afraid of the Grinch

La Cantera Resort & Spa hosted Teddy Bear Brunch at Signature Restaurant and How the Grinch Stole Brunch at SweetFire Kitchen to Benefit the Children’s Bereavement Center. In observance of Children’s Grief Awareness Month (November), La Cantera Resort & Spa hosted the brunch to educate, advocate and raise awareness about the needs of grieving children, teens and their families, by focusing on the good works of Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas. The Center serves thousands of children, caregivers and community members through ongoing counseling, education and support groups provided at no cost to the children and families served. One hundred percent of proceeds from the Teddy Bear Brunch benefited the Center including the Build-A-Bear Foundation’s 100 Teddy Bears. Teddy Bears are an important part of the mission at Children’s Bereavement Center, every child starts their journey at the Center with a bear, to remind them that they are not alone in their journey through grief. Several weeks later, the Grinch Brunch benefiting Children’s Bereavement Center at SweetFire Kitchen, featured the mean one himself, the Grinch, reading How the Grinch Stole Christmas after enjoying the Whoville feast. The Grinch captivated kids of all ages as he played the guitar, read and posed for photos after feasting on a brunch of Horton’s cerealcrusted French toast, Grinchy green beans, Who mashed potatoes, Cindy Lu fruits & vegetables and a spin on green eggs and ham. n

Welcome to Whoville

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Great time with the Grinch

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The Grinch and the Grinchettes

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it might be a sign of something serious, and they would have to tell people that he had a problem, and that meant that he might not be adoptable. I told my wife, “We can’t take Comet back to the shelter. He has a murmur. If he was one of my patients, I would think he has a small VSD, a small hole between two of the heart chambers. That is what the murmur sounds like. But it might be something more serious. We know how to take care of a dog with heart problems. Even if it is something serious, he belongs in our family.” In the end, the murmur disappeared with time and growth. Presumably, the VSD closed, just like in many children. Comet is healthy. Sometimes, it feels magical that he ended up with us. We are amazingly lucky.

Kristy Arellano

Attorney and Fur Mom Dog’s Names: Honey LaRue, Sadie, Sammy, Gracie and Lucky (a cat but honorary “dog”) Breeds: Honey is a Chihuahua, Sadie is a pit bull, Sammy was a pit bull, Gracie was a pit bull, and Lucky is a short haired domestic cat. What kind of dogs do you have and how long have you had your furry friends?

Honey is a 13 year old Chihuahua; Sadie is a 15 year old pit bull; Sammy was a pit bull and passed away at 10 years old from cancer in 2019; and Gracie was a pit bull and passed away at 11 years old from renal failure in 2021. Lucky, our honorary dog, is a cat and is about 3 years of age. I have had Honey since she was six weeks old; and rescued Sadie and Sammy, a mother and son duo in 2010. Gracie was adopted in 2014 on Mother’s Day. And Lucky appeared at my door a few months after my first dog passed away, and has been with us for almost two years. What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

Honey is the smallest at 6 lbs, but has the biggest and spiciest personality. She rules the roost and loves to boss everyone around. Anyone who has met her can attest to this. She is the leader of the pack. Sadie is the “mom” of the group. She constantly looks after everyone, and is a very sentient being. She will give all the dogs and people kisses; and will just want to snuggle with them. Sammy was a giant teddy bear, who while he was 80 plus pounds, walked softly and was gentle with everyone. He loved all dogs and small dogs/puppies gravitated to him because of his calm demeanor. Gracie was the youngest and had a big loving personality. She loved people the most and on our walks back home, she’d stop by each neighbor’s house just to get pet by them and say hello.Lucky is very loving and just wants to be wherever I am or the other dogs are. She seeks their attention and love. I don’t think she knows that she’s actually a cat as opposed to a dog. Explain the bond between you and your dog.

Honey was the dog that I have had the longest and holds a special place. She came to live with me, one week after my dad’s funeral and helped me heal during a very difficult time. While, she loves her siblings, I am her person. She will not let anyone else hold her or pet her. Sadie and Sammy came along right after Honey and I moved into our house, and helped made it a home. They filled up a big home with their presence and love. Gracie was our missing puzzle piece that added so much to our hearts and was so lively. She was a mover and a shaker. I truly believe she kept the older dogs young, by her playful nature. And Lucky showed up, almost like how Honey did, when I needed help healing after losing Sammy to cancer. She was unexpected, but became part of our pack.After Gracie came along, my family and friends started calling us the “wolf pack,” because they were always with me. I am fortunate that my work before the pandemic and more so after the pandemic, allowed me to spend so much time with them. We live for every moment and make sure that every day is a special day for them. In losing two already, I know that we have to make the most of every day and so we try to. Anyone who meets or has met any of my dogs always comments that they are like little people. I think largely in part because I include them in everything and that is what they know. They are all calm, loving, and understand practically everything. What are some activities you do with your dog?

One of the favorite things we do is get “dressed” up and go on car rides. I started this tradition when Sadie and Sammy joined Honey and I. They were the first pit bulls that I ever had and would notice a stigma whenever I walked with them or had them. People were intimidated by their looks, but they are/were absolute sweet and kind dogs. To help, I began putting bandanas on them anytime we’d go walking or on car rides. I figured a pit bull with a snazzy bandana would be less intimidating to people and I was correct. People began noticing them for a different reason and commented on how great each bandana was. We now have a very large collection of bandanas, which get customized for each dog. They (all the dogs) associate wearing bandanas with “fun,” since it would mean that we are going for a walk, going out, or going on car rides. Going on a car ride is their absolute favorite thing to do. They line up to get a bandana put on, with their tails wagging, and then all head out to get in the car. Everyone has “their” own spot in the car. Even with the passing of two of them, the remaining two still take the same spot in the car. We also take a lot of “car selfies,” which I started because it was a great way to get all of us in a group picture. Every time we go on car rides, we take a selfie and it has made for a beautiful collection of memories over the past eleven years. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

I don’t know of just one great story, as I feel that we make great stories every day in just the simple things we do. From having their own little play obstacle course in the backyard, to car rides, celebrating the holidays in a big way for them, and everyday walks, every moment is special. Maybe one that stands out, which is different from the rest, is when their presence saved me. About six years ago, we were all in the car waiting in line to order food. All the dogs were asleep in the car and so were not visible to other people. From the corner of my eye, I see someone approaching the vehicle and before

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Will’s Wells Luncheon Editor: Leslie Foley Photographer: Vivian Crook Three hundred plus guests attended and raised over $200,000 to support Will’s Wells, a new venture of the Will Smith Foundation.

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Eight year old Will, whose concern and respect for other children, especially the children he had met in Africa, inspired his mother, Susan Sellers, to create The Will Smith Foundation after his death during vacation on Maui in 2007. The foundation teamed up with Debbie Gracy, a local travel agent who also shares Will’s passion for the people of Africa, and Brent Holbert, the “boots on the ground” and mastermind behind bringing these innovative drilling devices and thus plentiful water to Africa. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the team managed to drill 9 new wells in Zimbabwe. With the additional funding new wells will continue to be drilled for many many years to come bringing fresh water to the people of Zimbabwe and surrounding countries. Ms. Kittie West stepped up with $100,000 toward the cause, which is an enormous amount for these African projects, when managed correctly. After 14 years of helping children all over the world, but keeping the focus mostly here in San Antonio, it is incredibly gratifying to Will’s mom to be able to return so much to the people who touched Will’s life so richly. The Will Smith Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is committed to providing positive life experiences for children by partnering with other non-profit organizations that are focused on children and how to make their lives better in Texas, Hawaii and Africa. To date, more than 40 million dollars has been donated in Will’s memory to local organizations in the San Antonio area. n

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I could lock the doors, this man goes and opens slightly the back car door. Unfortunately for him and fortunately for me, these normally three sweet and loving pit bulls were also very protective. They all jumped up and lunged at the car windows, causing this man to take off running. I was fortunate that they, the dogs, did not push the door wide open and take off running after him. I don’t know what would have happened if they hadn’t have reacted in the way they did - to protect me. It is a testament on how loyal a dog can be. They are just the absolute loves of my life and I couldn’t be more grateful that they came into my life. I do believe that they made me a better person in every way.

attribute or characteristic about your dog?

He loves to play keep away. The football could be right next to him and he won’t get it, but once you grab it and pass it around he wants to be involved. Once he gets it, he runs around and loves you to chase him. He has so much fun! Explain the bond between you and your dog.

He is very affectionate. He is always happy to greet us when we get home. He loves attention, wants to be around you 24/7 and is my best friend. What are some activities you do with your dog?

We play football outside and take walks together. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

Pamela Ray, DDS

Periodontist- Oak Hills Periodontics Dog’s Names: Hendrix, Gretchen, Patches, Parker, Bailey Breeds: Dutch Shephard, Bull Mastiff, Boxer Mix, Husky Mix, Terrier Mix

He looks mean but is such a friendly dog. He scares a lot of people that come over because as soon as he sees someone new, he will run as fast as he can toward them to say “Hi, pet me!” It makes us laugh every time!

Stephanie O’Rourke

Managing Principal of the San Antonio Office of Cokinos | Young Dog’s Names: Amara and Auddie Breeds: German Shepherds

What kind of dogs do you have and how long have you had your furry friends?

Michael, my fiancé, and I rescue dogs and have for many years.We have always had at least 5 dogs!

What kind of dogs do you have and how long have you had your furry friends?

What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dogs?

Since we have rescues, our animals all have traumatic pasts. Each has unique emotional needs and the pack dynamic requires a lot of supervision, training, help from dog sitters including Jeanette, Rose, Gaby & Martha. It takes a village! Explain the bond between you and your dogs.

Rescued animals love you and know you have saved them. What they don’t know is they also save you back! What are some activities you do with your dogs?

The dogs enjoy going to the public parks and with us. San Antonio needs more parks for dogs.

8 1/2 and Amara is 6.

I have 2 German Shepherds: Auddie is

What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

The girls are devoted, loving and loyal. When I come home from work they greet me at the door and give huge wags and happiness. Auddie is the better behaved of the two. Amara hasn’t matured beyond spoiled puppy. Explain the bond between you and your dog.

Eduardo Ortiz

College Student Dog’s Name: Einstein Breed: English Bulldog What kind of dog do you have and how long have you had your furry friend?

We have had Einstein, an English Bulldog since he was about 2 years old. He is now about 10 years old. What is a unique feature,

The girls go everywhere with me. We take long walks early every morning before the sun is up. That’s how the day starts. And we often take another long walk in the evening. What are some activities you do with your dog?

We have a place at the lake and they love watching the ducks and the geese and taking long walks and exploring. They would love to chase the deer that they see but I keep them pretty close. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

Over Thanksgiving we had a 2-year-old, Chase, in the house. Amara thought he was her new puppy playmate and would bump Chase to the ground and gently use her paw to keep him close and by her side. It took her a good two days to realize that Chase was not a dog. Come to think of it, she may never have realized it. Continued on page 71

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Viva Bingo Editor: Leslie Foley Photographer: Vivian Crook Each year in this country, roughly 200,000 people die and another 2 million fall victim to preventable medical errors during their stay in the hospital. These numbers make preventable medical errors the third leading cause of death in the United States, and they cost the healthcare system billions of dollars each year. The Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation was founded in May of 2009, ten days after Louise Batz lost her life to a preventable medical error. Since that day, they have gone on a lifechanging journey from tragedy to hope!

Co-chairs Ashley Eversberg, Tricia O’Connell and Jennifer Canavan

Their mission is to help families and patients to truly become a part of their healthcare team and reduce the number of preventable medical errors. Over the past 12 years, The Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation has raised over $2.7 million for patient safety, published 10 unique “Batz Guides for Bedside Advocacy”, developed the Batz Patient Guide Apps, established the Batz Foundation Europe in Amsterdam, and shared Louise’s story across the United States, Canada, Europe, and South America.n

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What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

Emma Humble

Medical Humanities student at University of Texas at San Antonio Dog’s Name: Nick Breed: Miniature Poodle. What kind of dog do you have and how long have you had your furry friends?

Nick is a miniature poodle. We got him when I was five and he is now 15 years old. What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs? Nick is so brave! I am convinced that the only reason our house has not been invaded by raccoons is because Nick protects us from them. Explain the bond between you and your dog.

Nick feels so at home when he is with me and our family. He loves to cuddle up in a little ball and sleep next to us. When he isn’t sleeping, he is getting a belly rub. What are some activities you do with your dog?

Some activities Nick likes to do is walk and explore. When he was younger, he loved to hunt. Now that he is older, sleeping is his go to activity. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

A few years ago, Nick ran away. Three years later, we got a phone call that someone had found him! The caller sent us a picture of a different dog who was wearing Nick’s collar. Luckily, Nick made an appearance in the back of the photo and we were able to tell him that was our boy. If Nick hadn’t photo bombed that picture, we may not have gotten him back! My dad brought him back and Nick remembered all of us and was happy to be home.

Amy Perkins

Attorney and Mediator Law Office of Perkins & Janis PC Dog’s Names/Breeds: Coco-Staffordshire Bull Terrier Doyle-Chihuahua Rocky-Border Collie What kind of dogs do you have and how long have you had your furry friends?

We currently have three furry kids: Coco, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, rescued from San Antonio Pets Alive just over 7 years ago; Doyle, a Chihuahua, rescued from the Humane Society four and a half years ago; and Rocky, a Border Collie who was a gift from my step-mom (who breeds and shows Border Collies) almost three years ago. Like us at www.facebook.com/Scene-in-San-Antonio

Where do I even start? These three are so full of personality! Coco is our diva and the boss. She requires that her food be brought to her and she actually gallops when it is time for her walk. She also thinks the weather is different out the front door as she refuses to go in the backyard when it is raining but will go straight to the front door for her walk—in the rain! My youngest picked out Doyle and he had a few birth defects including only some of his teeth. He also has a crooked tail and, well, a crooked something else. He had to have major dental surgery after we adopted him and we learned he’d lost two more teeth after biting a drone battery! He had a major injury that made his head look like an egg and he is a serial escape artist. We call him our dog with nine lives. He is also the loudest of the bunch. Rocky came to us as a puppy and is basically in his teenage years and it shows. He is full of energy and loves to “talk”, jump from couch to couch, and steal toys from Doyle. He is also a wonderful protector and sensitive. He can “pretty sit” which is a favorite of ours. Explain the bond between you and your dog.

These four-legged kids are our constant companions and we feel so blessed by each one. Our days, and even vacations, are planned around them. Coco survived being used as a breed dog, being abandoned, a year in the shelter, heartworms and a major leg injury and you would never know it. She is my shadow and is never far away. Doyle is our cuddler and he loves to be under blankets next to one of us. He can also eat his weight in food. He is a momma’s boy. Rocky is our biggest and our baby. He just loves to play and he is literally never out of eyesight from my husband or me. I spend my days on zoom or at my computer and all three are always near by unless they are barking at delivery people. They’ve scared a few, and, let’s just say, I am grateful for the mute button! Rocky frequently make appearances and Coco is often heard snoring on zoom and Doyle rotates from the dog bed to my lap. What are some activities you do with your dog?

Walk, walk, walk. We are rain or shine dog walkers, twice a day! The weather has to be bad for us to miss their walks. And they remind us if we don’t remember! We also love to cuddle and play tug with toys. The neighborhood kids (and adults) are also part of our dogs’ family and we are often outside and they get extra attention and love. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

Coco’s story in the shelter is my favorite. She was used a breeder and then abandoned. Soon after her arrival, an American Bull Terrier was brought in. She was younger than Coco and had been abused. She was so scared and timid. Coco took Ginger under her wing and took care of her. They were in the shelter together, in the same kennel, for their entire stay at the shelter. Two unrelated “pit bulls” together looking out for each other. We adopted both of them; their appreciation and love for each other and us was uncanny. It took both of them about two years before they came out of their shells and we got to truly enjoy their full personalities. They were joined at the hip and often mimicked each other’s positions. Coco has been sad since Ginger passed unexpectedly last year but I am always so proud of the love and care she provided. Continued on page 73 WINTER 2022 | SCENE IN S.A.

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Top Doctor Profiles Marque Allen, DPM, FACFAS

William English, MD

Practice Name: Sports Medicine Associates of San Antonio Phone: 210-699-8326 allenmarque@gmail.com www.sportsmedsa.com Areas of Practice: Podiatry

Practice Name: Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA Phone:210-225-6508 | Fax: 210-225-1486 wenglish@pvasatx.com www.pvasatx.com Areas of Practice: Vascular Surgery & Endovascular Specialist

2022 Best S.A. Doctor

2022 Best S.A. Doctor

Dr. Allen graduated from Rowan University, attended medical school at Temple University, completed two surgical residencies, and completed a fellowship at UTHSCSA. He is board-certified in Foot Surgery and Rearfoot (Ankle) and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Allen has been in academic and private practice in San Antonio, TX since 2001 and is a founding partner of Sports Medicine Associates of San Antonio, physicians of the NBA San Antonio Spurs.

As a board-certified vascular surgeon, Dr. English delivers extensive knowledge and expertise at Peripheral Vascular Associates (PVA), the largest vascular-focused practice in Texas. He and his team take pride in upholding their shared core-value of patient-centered care, collaborating closely amongst PVA’s group of highly-specialized experts to provide thorough and compassionate care to their patients. Dr. English earned his medical degree and completed his General Surgery residency at the University of Mississippi. He completed a fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Kevin Farnsworth, DDS

Walter M. Bain, MD

2022 Best S.A. Dentist; 2022 Rising Star Dentist Practice Name: Kevin Farnsworth Orthodontics Phone: 210-778-8833 | Fax: 210-479-7585 office@farnsworthsmiles.com www.farnsworthsmiles.com Areas of Practice: Orthodontics (traditional braces and Invisalign) for both adults and children

2022 Best S.A. Doctor

Practice Name: Ear Institute of Texas Phone: 210-696-4327 | Fax: 210-798-2509 wbain@eioftx.com www.eioftx.com Areas of Practice: Otolaryngology Dr. Bain has been in private practice in San Antonio since 1981. He has excellent chair-side manner which puts both adults and children at ease.Dr. Bain is a Board-Certified Otolaryngologist. Dr Bain has been honored as a Texas Super Doctor seven times since 2005. He is also listed on US News and World Reports “Top Doctor “ list.

Dr. Farnsworth has been a practicing orthodontist in the San Antonio area for more than 4 years and is thrilled to now have a practice of his own. The practice location is 13133 NW Military Hwy Suite 500 San Antonio, TX 78231. Dr. Farnsworth is available for new patient consultations. He treats adults and children with both traditional braces and Invisalign. He graduated from LSU Dental School in 2014 and completed his orthodontic residency at UT Health in 2017. He is married to his wife, Christina, and has three children: Julian, Charlotte, and Vivienne.

Troy Robbin Hailparn, MD, FACOG

Nancy Burt, MD

2022 Best S.A. Doctor

Practice Name: Kevin Practice Name: Cosmetic Gynecology Center of San Antonio Phone: 210-615-6646 | Fax: 210-615-6846 info@cosmeticgyn.net www.cosmeticgyn.net Areas of Practice: Cosmetic Gynecology/Female Genital Health

2022 Best S.A. Doctor 2021 Outstanding Woman In Medicine

Practice Name: Ear Institute of Texas Phone: 210-696-4327 | Fax: 210-798-2509 nburt@eioftx.com www.eioftx.com Areas of Practice: Neurology Nancy Burt, MD is specializing in the medical treatment of neurological disorders in adults and teens. Including Dizziness/ Vertigo; Gait Imbalance; Carpal Tunnel; Epilepsy; Stroke/TIA; Parkinson’s; Alzheimer’s, Cognitive Disorder; Concussion; Trigeminal Neuralgia; and Myasthenia Gravis. She has been a practicing neurologist since 1999 and moved her family to San Antonio in 2011. When not at work she can be found spending time with her children and grandchildren.

As an educator and advocate for women’s health, my passion is to improve the quality of women’s lives by addressing issues of female genital health not often discussed but lived with in silence. The focus of my practice has evolved from delivering babies and doing hysterectomies to addressing the bladder, bowel and sexual function changes that occur with those deliveries, gravity, and aging, as well as treating comfort, function and cosmetic concerns related to the extra skin of the labia minora and majora. There are surgical and non-surgical options available, and I welcome the opportunity to educate and improve your life.

Stephen Harrison, MD 2022 Best S.A. Doctor

Jennifer L. Bergeron, MD

Practice Name: Pinnacle Clinical Research Phone: 210-982-0320 Fax: 210-572-5766 info@pinnacleresearch.com www.pinnacleresearch.com Primary Specialty: Gastroenterology

2022 Best S.A. Doctor 2022 Rising Star Doctor

Practice Name: Ear Institute of Texas Phone: 210-696-4327 | Fax: 210-798-2509 jbergeron@eioftx.com www.eiotx.com Areas of Practice: Otolaryngology Dr. Bergeron is a fellowship-trained laryngologist with specific interests in voice, swallowing, airway, and head and neck cancer. She holds an undergraduate degree in vocal music performance from Pepperdine University where she trained and performed as a coloratura soprano. She graduated with highest honors from Baylor College of Medicine in 2008. Her passion for voice and music led her to complete an internship and residency in otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Bergeron then completed fellowship training as a clinical instructor in the Division of Laryngology at Stanford School of Medicine.

Dr. Harrison earned his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at Brooke Army Medical Center and a 4th-year Advanced Liver Disease fellowship at Saint Louis University. He is board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology. Dr. Harrison served as a Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and is currently a Visiting Professor of Hepatology at Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford. He is internationally known for studies in hepatitis C and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with over 150 peer reviewed publications in these fields.

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Trisha Ann Summers

Medical Staff Coordinator Dog’s Name: Tessa Summers Breed: American Staffordshire terrier /Pitbull mix

your furry friend?

What kind of dog do you have and how long have you had

I have one beautiful girl and she has been with us for three years. What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

She has a soft mixed color with very sweet eyes She rarely barks Gets along with any dog and cat Loves Cheetos (seriously) Explain the bond between you and your dog.

The first month that we had her, she got into some ant granules and we thought that, for sure, she wasn’t going to make it through. The veterinarian told us the next 12-24 hours are crucial. I took her home and played next to her in her kennel for the next 12 hours. She realized that I wasn’t going anywhere. Also, when something is bothering me, she will come and lay next to me. What are some activities you do with your dog?

Run – 2-3 miles. Go hiking. Play catch me if you can. Play with frogs Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

She was a stray dog found on the streets near downtown. My friend had found her and brought her to one of our practices. I thought was a cute dog. Over the next several weeks, I watched her interact with the kids at our practice. As they pulled her tail and ears, she didn’t do anything to them; not even bark. I thought to myself that was a very sweet with them. Nobody wanted to take her, so I said “We’ll take her.” The day we went to pick her up, she had caught her foot on something and we thought, for sure, it was broken. I moved and rubbed it, and again, she didn’t do anything but lick my hand. We took her home and the next day and she was running around like crazy. She gets along with other dogs and cats. She actually loves laying with them. She recently found her voice. When she barks we start laughing and she gets so excited when we laugh at her.

Natalie Nathan

World Traveler Dog’s Name: Champion Blackwatch Rodney Dangerfield Can’t Get No Respect Breed: Blue Lakeland Terrier What kind of dog do you have and how long have you had your furry friend?

14 year old Lakeland Terrier

Rodney comes from a long line of Champion Lakeland Terrier Show Dogs Explain the bond between you and your dog. Rodney is literally my best friend.

We are inseparable. He goes where I go. I refer to my car as Rodney’s Condo. He has beds, blankets and toys that take up the back seat. He loves to travel and I affectionately refer to our adventures as Rodney’s Road trips. What are some activities you do with your dog?

We travel often to see family and friends. He sleeps in the back of the car on one of his beds and blankets and can’t wait to explore our final destination. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

Rodney loves food and he has several hiding places where he stashes snacks. I found some empty candy wrappers that he was hiding in my shoes in my bedroom closet!

Pie Alvarado

Paralegal Dog’s Names: Pinto Bean & Hachi Breeds: Catahoula & Manchester Terrier What kind of dogs do you have and how long have you had your furry friend?

Pinto Bean is an 8 year old Catahoula. I have had Pinto Bean for 8 years. Hachi is a Manchester Terrier. I have had Hachi for 6 years. What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

Pinto Bean is extremely friendly and loves meeting humans and other dogs. Pinto Bean is very high energy and always needs to be active. Hachi is quiet and shy. Highly active, as his brother, however Hachi’s favorite place to be is in bed. Explain the bond between you and your dog.

Both Pinto Bean and Hachi are extremely loyal and affectionate. Both my dogs have become my family. What are some activities you do with your dog?

They both love to run and will join me on walks or jogs in the neighborhood. Pinto Bean knows lots of tricks and loves to either herd Hachi, or his herding ball. After living on the street for years, Hachi has learned to be an indoor dog. However, Hachi still occasionally seeks freedom and tries to escape the yard, only to return home shortly thereafter. Pinto Bean is the Alpha dog of the pack, and Hachi looks to him for guidance. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

Both Pinto Bean and Hachi are street rescues. I rescued Pinto Bean two years before I rescued Hachi. When I brought Hachi home, I was unsure how Pinto Bean would respond, since he had been an only do for so long. However, immediately after meeting him, Pinto Bean loved and welcomed Hachi. Ever since that day, we have all been a bonded pack.

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Top Doctor Profiles Kristin S. Held, MD, OPH

Ellen Wantin Lin, MD

Practice Name: Stone Oak Ophthalmology Center Phone: 210-490-6759 | Fax: 210-490-6759 www.stoneoakeyes.com Areas of Practice: Ophthalmology, Eye Surgery

Practice Name: Advanced Spine & Pain Center Phone: 210-690-0777 Fax: 210-690-0779 paindoctorellen@gmail.com www.advancedpaindoc.com Areas of Practice: Pain Management

2022 Best S.A. Doctor

2022 Best S.A. Doctor

Kristen Story Held, M.D. is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and International Society of Refractive Surgeons. October 1, 2015, Dr. Held’s practice became completely third party free, including opting out of Medicare. Instead of entering into contractual agreements with mega 3rd party corporations and government agencies, Dr. Held chooses to serve her patients first and directly, with personal, confidential, state of the art, affordable, accessible care. You may be surprised to find the cost of the office visit to be less than your copay and cost of services including surgery to be less than your deductible. Dr Held specializes in cataract and refractive surgery, including state of the art, all laser Lasik. Dr. Held is currently President of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and has served AAPS Board for the past fours years. The APPS motto is “All For The Patient.” Outside of medicine, Dr. Held’s love is her family and the outdoors.

Dr. Ellen Lin graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio. She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) with subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine. She chose PM&R because of its comprehensive approach to restore patients’ quality of life. Currently, she is a team member of board-certified fellowship-trained interventional pain management specialists at Texas Center for Athletes. Outside the clinic, Dr. Lin enjoys spending time with her two daughters.

Dr. J. Antonio Lopez, MD 2022 Best S.A. Doctor

Practice Name: Lopez Family Practice Phone: 210-921-6088 antonio.md@lopezfamilypractice.com Areas of Practice: Family Medicine

Lance E. Jackson, MD, FACS 2022 Best S.A. Doctor

Practice Name: Ear Institute of Texas Phone: 210-696-4327 | Fax: 210-798-2509 ljacksonmd@eioftx.com | www.eioftx.com Areas of Practice: Otology/NeurotologyAdult & Pediatric Dr. Jackson is board-certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and has a sub-specialty board certification in Neurotology. He was granted a full tuition scholarship to attend medical school at Washington University in St. Louis. While there, he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, only bestowed to those in the top of their medical school class. Dr. Jackson has published many medical journal articles, written textbook chapters, and presented at many national meetings. Dr. Jackson performs both medical and surgical treatment for ear conditions for both children and adults.

Dr. Lopez has been practicing medicine for over twenty years. After graduating from the Nuevoleon Medical University in 1990, he practiced in Monterey, Mexico for a year. Dr. Lopez then immigrated to the US, and received a second degree from the University of Illinois in 1996. Though he enjoyed a successful career as a cardiologist and obgyn as well as a family practitioner in Illinois, Dr. Lopez moved his family to San Antonio in 2001 and is proud to be a part of the Texas community. Since opening the doors to Lopez Family Practice, Antonio has won several awards, including Outstanding Leadership of the Community in Doctoral Achievement (Chamber of Commerce 2008), America’s Top Family Doctors (Consumer’s Research Council of America, 2009), and Best Physicians as Chosen by Their Peers (Scene In S.A., 2020 & 2021).

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Michael Peck, MD

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Practice Name: Ear Institute of Texas Phone: 210-696-4327 | Fax: 210-798-2509 jkepchar@eioftx.com www.eioftx.com Areas of Practice: Otolaryngology A board-certified Otolaryngologist, Dr. Kepchar is a true comprehensive provider who enjoys caring for all ages and ranges of ear, nose and throat ailments. She was a 4-year Army ROTC Scholarship awardee. She graduated second in her class from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete her residency in Otolarnyngology-Head & Neck Surgery from Walter Reed. She was active duty in the army for 12 years where she served as the lone Otolaryngology providers for soldiers and their families for 2 years. Dr. Kepchar is a Pennsylvania native and she and her family of 5 are very excited to permanently call San Antonio home.

Ashwini Kumar, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Practice Name: Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA Phone: 210-616-0509 Fax: 210-616-0509 mpeck@pvasatx.com www.pvasatx.com Areas of Practice: Vascular Surgery & Endovascular Specialist Dr. Peck is a board-certified vascular surgeon at Peripheral Vascular Associates (PVA), the region’s leader in vascular medicine. He has received highlyspecialized training to treat all vascular conditions, expertly caring for the his patients’ widerange of circulatory issues. Dr. Peck completed medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. After finishing his General Surgery residency at University of California at Irvine Medical Center, he earned a fellowship in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. Additionally, he proudly served in the United States Air Force. Access Dr. Peck’s anytime through educational videos.

2022 Best S.A. Doctor

Practice Name: Steward Medical Group, Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery Center Phone: 210-928-2273 Fax: 210-3141149 ashwini.kumar@steward.org www.providers.steward.org Areas of Practice: General Surgery Ashwini Kumar, MD, FACS, FASMBS is a board-certified general surgeon dedicated to serving the medical and surgical needs of patients throughout San Antonio and South Texas. His skills and expertise include laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. He is passionate about treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, which causes heartburn among other symptoms secondary to irritation of food pipe due to stomach acid or bile, and is treatable medically and/or surgically.

Alexander Roka, MD 2022 Best S.A. Doctor

Practice Name: Roka Family Medicine & Med Spa Phone: 210-403-3220 | Fax: 210-403-3321 drroka@sbcglobal.net Areas of Practice: Family Medicine Alexander Roka, M.D. is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has one of the largest family practices in Stone Oak and he also has an office on the Southside of San Antonio.. Dr. Roka grew up in Germany and graduated with a medical degree from the Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary in 1989. He recently opened a Medical Spa. Dr. Roka is compassionate about his work and his patients.

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Gisela Girard President, Creative Civilization Dog’s Name: Teddy Bear Breed: Mini Labradoodle

What kind of dog or dogs do you have and how long have you had your furry friend?

For the past 27 years, I have had anywhere from 3 to 6 family dogs at any one time. Today, I have 3 canine family members. Two Great Pyrenees, Papito is 4 years old and Bonita Bear is 2 years old. I have a special companion, a Mini-Labradoodle named Teddy Bear who is 7 years old who is my furry companion. What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

Let’s talk about the one that has been with me the longest time and that’s Teddy Bear. The most unique characteristic about Teddy is that he likes to watch television. He loves to watch basketball or baseball, and he will sit and watch movies so attentively. There are certain television commercials that come on and he will immediately run to the TV when one of his favorite commercials comes on.

of an adorable little Labradoodle. The story of me and Teddy is one that was meant to be. He is my constant companion with a caring demeanor. If I sneeze or cough, he rushes to me from wherever he is as if to make sure I am going to be okay. He senses when I am stressed, and gives me a caring look when he sees me feeling emotional. What more can one ask of a canine companion. Like the saying goes, “All pets are therapy pets. Most are just working undercover.”

Leni Kirkman

Title: Executive VP, Chief Marketing Communications Corporate Affairs OfficerUniversity Health Dog’s Name: Kooper Breed: Schnoodle What kind of dog or dogs do you have and how long have you had your furry friend?

Kooper, our super smart Schnoodle, will turn 11 in January of 2022. He came home with us when he was 8 weeks old. What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

Explain the bond between you and your dog.

I have no children, which makes the bond between me and my dogs quite special especially with Teddy who is an indoor dog. He is extremely attentive to my every move. If I go to another room, he follows me. He never leaves my side.

I have never had a dog that loves toys more. Kooper now has more than 70 toys and, remarkably, knows every toy by name. If you ask him to bring his “baby Yoda” he will go into his toy basket, pull out “baby Yoda” and bring it right to you. When he gets a new toy, we have a lot of fun deciding what we will call it. Once we come up with the name, it takes about 5 minutes of repeating the name, and playing fetch with it, for Kooper to learn and remember its name.

What are some activities you do with your dog?

Explain the bond between you and your dog.

Teddy Bear is my road warrior. He is my enthusiastic travel companion. When he knows I am packing to head to our Austin office, he is already sitting in his bed in the front seat waiting to be strapped in for the trek up I-35. Teddy Bear and I travel up and down the I-35 Corridor weekly. He is constantly near me while I work and whether its breakfast, lunch or dinner, Teddy is used to accompanying me to restaurants that have outdoor dining. He prefers to sit in a chair or on a seat and is quite well-behaved. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

I was with my niece cutting through Leon Springs one day, when we saw a truck with a sign that said ‘Labradoodles for Sale’. I wasn’t really looking for a dog, since at the time I already had 5 dogs at home: 2 Great Pyrenees: Little Papa and Coco Bear; a Bichon Frise, Princess; a Westie mix, Mr. Bud; and a Terrier mutt, BooBoo. When we moved to the far northwest, there were coyotes and foxes so we decided it would be good to have a Great Pyrenees. Our first one was named Papa Bear, then we had Sugar Bear, Little Papa, CocoBear, and now Papito and Bonita Bear. Mr. Bud was found in a Bud Light box, hence Mr. Bud. BooBoo was abandoned and dropped off at our front gate, hence BooBoo. It was a tough sell with my husband but he relented and I became the owner Like us at www.facebook.com/Scene-in-San-Antonio

Kooper was actually a birthday present for my husband Kent and they get to spend all day at home together since Kent works from home. Despite the fact that Kent handles most of Kooper’s care and feeding, Kooper is a mamma’s boy. If he is sitting with Kent on the couch and I sit down, Kent will start counting to see how long it takes for Kooper to climb over him to sit with me. It’s usually about ten seconds. What are some activities you do with your dog?

We like to go on walks. Kooper also loves to snuggle and bark at every person who has the nerve to walk on the sidewalk in front of our house. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

I love that we don’t have to worry about Kooper running away. He learned that lesson the hard way as he crawled under the fence when he was about a year old, ran out of our subdivision and onto Huebner Road. We are so grateful that someone risked having a car wreck by stopping their car and rescuing him. When they called to let us know that he was found, we didn’t even know he was missing, as he was let out only about 10 minutes earlier. Since that frightening day, there are no gaps under our fence, we don’t keep him outside by himself, and

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Small Business Matters This column focuses on the business community of San Antonio and the surrounding areas. Their thriving owners are giving back to the neighborhoods where they work and live. Support your local small business owners.

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Paws In Prison educates female inmates for greater responsibility and empathy through the rescue and training of shelter dogs to be adopted by the public. It is more than saving dogs it is about hope.The women who participate in the Paws in Prison Program are given an opportunity to earn certifications that could benefit them for job opportunities after prison release. Second Chances Mobile Art Gallery benefits the Paws In Prison Scholarship Fund and allows these very talented Lockhart Ladies to sell their artwork to raise money for them and the dogs.The Art and Big Raffle Show was held at The Jewel @ Eleven O Two in Southtown and was a huge success. n Contact us at info@pawsinprison.com or 833-341-3523 for volunteer opportunities.

Top Doctor Profiles Madhavi Rudraraju, MD 2022 Best S.A. Doctor

Practice Name: Pinnacle Clinical Research Phone: 210-982-0320 Fax: 210-572-5766 info@pinnacleresearch.com www.pinnacleresearch.com Areas of Practice: Hepatology Dr. Rudraraju is certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, hepatology, and transplant hepatology. Serving as the lead principal investigator in San Antonio, she comes with over a decade of experience in liver health. In 2001, Dr. Rudraraju graduated medical school in India, trained in gastroenterology and hepatology in Oklahoma, and completed a fellowship in hepatology and liver transplantation in Arizona. Memberships: American Association for the study of liver diseases, American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association, and International Liver Transplantation Society.

Celso Uribe, II, MD

2022 Best S.A. Doctor; 2022 Rising Star Doctor Practice Name: Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA Phone:210-616-0509 Fax: 210-614-7414 curibe@pvasatx.com www.pvasatx.com Areas of Practice: Vascular Surgery

As a vascular surgeon, Dr. Uribe is specially trained to treat all vascular conditions, including leg circulation problems, carotoid disease, aneurysms, dialysis access, and varicose veins. He has special interest in thoracic outlet syndrome, popliteal entrapment syndrome, and diseases of the aorta. He is fluent in Spanish and wants to help many patients in San Antonio who suffer from vascular disease. He is the proud father of two sons, Celso Axel and Rafael Federico. They enjoy traveling throughout Mexico, and visiting their South Texas ranch.

Dr. Melody Zamora, DDS

2022 Best S.A. Dentist 2021 Outstanding Woman in Medicine Practice Name: Zam Dental Phone: 210-494-2206 Fax: 210-547-9513 drzamora@zamdental.com Areas of Practice: General Dentistry

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Kooper never wanders more than a foot from our side whenever we are out in the front or side yard.

David L. Willis Family Law Mediator Hula Girl, Rat Terrier

What kind of dog or dogs do you have and how long have you had your furry friend?

Hula Girl, a female rat terrier. Have had her since May 2012. A rescue dog. What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

She absolutely hates squirrels. Explain the bond between you and your dog.

This is a “people loving dog”. She has to be where you are, or she is not happy. We are her “pack”. What are some activities you do with your dog?

Listen to jazz on vinyl records, go out camping in an Airstream RV, and chasing squirrels. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

Hula Girl almost caught a squirrel yesterday; had “tail on the face,” she was that close.

Dr. Jennifer Swart Radiologist Dog’s Names: Boots and Brownie Breed: Cavapoo

What kind of dogs do you have and how long have you had your furry friends?

I have 2 Cavapoos, ages 5 and 7. What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

They are extremely loving, and friendly towards everyone they meet. Brownie is very relaxed and would be happy to spend all day snoozing on the couch nestled in a warm blanket. Boots is full of energy, and bounds around the house, leaping over furniture and trying to get Brownie to play chase. Explain the bond between you and your dog.

No matter how long my day at work, the dogs always rush to greet me when I return home. I am their primary caretaker, walking and feeding them, and we share a bond of unconditional love. What are some activities you do with your dog?

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fellow pets. When it snowed last year, they cautiously tiptoed through it at first, totally perplexed by this new addition. Within a few minutes however, they were burying their faces in the snow, running around the yard, and trying to eat our snowman. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

I love to take the dogs to the park, however Brownie has a weird quirk where she is scared to walk across bridges, no matter how small. So every time we walk through the park I have to pick her up and carry her across any bridges we pass. When myself or my children are sick, the dogs are glued to our side, seeming to know that we need extra love and affection, as if they can will us back to health. They are truly loyal, loving companions.

Sidney Reed

Associate Attorney Dog’s Name: Rossi Breed: American Pitbull Terrier What kind of dog do you have and how long have you had your furry friend?

I have an American Pitbull Terrier named Rossi. She is about four years old and she was a Valentine’s Day present from my husband in 2018; she was about eight weeks old when we adopted her. What is a unique feature, attribute or characteristic about your dog or dogs?

My favorite thing about her is her ears - they are huge, and she is very expressive with them. Explain the bond between you and your dog.

Rossi is my sweet baby girl and the love of my life. When I’m home she is never more than two or three feet away from me. She sleeps on my feet every night, she thinks she is a lap dog and lays on my lap when I get home after work until we go to bed, she follows me everywhere, waits for me when I’m in the shower, she is glued to me, and I love her more than pretty much anything. What are some activities you do with your dog?

If I could take Rossi with me everywhere I absolutely would. She is very adventurous. Our favorite activity is to go on walks, the longer the better. We live right behind a big park with lots of deer and wildlife, so we love to walk the trails. She loves the beach, so I enjoy taking her down to Port Aransas to hang out on the beach. And we love to sit in my hammock outside and read a book. Tell us a great story about you and your dog.

I almost lost her in August. She escaped from the yard and ran around in 100-degree heat and had a heat stroke. My husband’s dog, Buddy, found me on the trail that we normally walk, and led me to where Rossi was. She couldn’t even walk. My brother-in-law had to carry her half a mile to his car and then we took her to the animal emergency room. It was very touch and go the first twenty-four hours and then I got word that she was healing and was going to make a full recovery. I remember going to visit her at the hospital—they have little visitation rooms, where they bring your dog in and set up a little blanket for her. She skipped the blanket and curled right up on my lap, a big smile on her face the entire time. Getting to take her home after almost losing her was one of the best days of my life. n WINTER 2022 | SCENE IN S.A.

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H Rising Star Business’ in San AntonioH Kaldric Deshon Dow

design a sculpture that represented Dr. King’s ideology. It’s great working with them and fabricators to see the sculpture manifest. Another big accomplishment is showing a series of 8 Fabric paintings at the San Antonio International Airport. That show garnered attention from many people from around the globe and made such an impact that they’d message me to say so. Also for being selected for the Luminaria 2021 artist exhibition, which was one of the largest exhibitions I’ve participated in.

Business: Visual Artist Position: Visual Artist Birthday: November 1, 1990 Phone: 210-606-8798 Email: dowkaldric@yahoo.com Website: www.kaldricdow.com

How did you choose your career path and who was your greatest role model?

I was heavily influenced by a painting during a middle school field trip to a Houston museum where I saw a huge painting of a stylish African American man, which was a huge influence on me wanting to represent dignified African Americans in my work. The greatest role models for my wanting to do art were the art teachers who gave me supplies and encouraged me to keep creating and bettering my art. Also other role models are the African American painters Kehinde Wiley and Kerry James Marshall. What are your success habits?

I try to paint everyday to hone my craft. If I’m tired of painting on canvas, I’ll switch to fabric. If I’m tired of fabric, I’ll switch to collage. If I’m tired of collage, I’ll switch to charcoal. Switching it up keeps your artistic mind sharp. I am also sure to inform others about how art works and what it does, having conversations about how they view art and my perspective on it. Another successful habit is I do a lot of research on the history of art and how it’s gotten to the point of where it is now and who the key players were and what achievements made them a key player so that I can duplicate those steps in my career. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In the next 5 years, I see myself setting up museum exhibitions with large-scale artwork. I also see myself giving lectures at universities and colleges speaking on my work and its relevance to art history and today’s art world, comparing and contrasting how my techniques differ and are similar to other historic painters. I also see myself sharing and exhibiting my art with a broader audience outside of the US, in places like France and Africa, and seeing how they absorb and understand what I’m doing. What are your proudest accomplishments?

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I like the idea that I’m contributing to my community by informing the art world of how we (African Americans) would like to be viewed. Combating the negative imagery of black people that’s shown in the media. I paint us as beautiful, authentic, strong, emotional human beings. My goal is to show us this way in the art history books because representation matters. I show my work at many community events so that people who don’t have access to downtown galleries and museums get a chance to experience the art but also see themselves being represented in an arena that we are not often represented in. Who is your mentor and how did you choose them?

I didn’t have a mentor per se. I researched many successful artists that I found out about as I was diving more into art history and developing myself as an artist. I do extensive research on them, where they grew up, where they got their education, the history of their past exhibitions and their recent exhibitions, and view any videos of lecture or interviews they’ve had. As far as mentors from my life, I often go to shows of artist I admire, to pick their brains on technique. I converse with them on their journey and how it similar or different from my experience. In your opinion, what are the Top Three skills every young Business Leader/Executive should use today to succeed.

Consistency, Patience (considering long term), and Networking. Your thoughts?

The arena of visual arts is an exciting and interesting field that has multiple aspects, and makes a huge contribution to and impact on the general culture of the world. I recommend basic art history classes be in every high school. Art history that teaches the stories of the most well known artists like Picasso, Van Gogh, Rene Margritte, Frida Kahlo, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. There are many art history references in popular culture; Halloween costumes, products, posters shops, and TV shows. Another thought is that my main goal in creating visuals is to change what people perceive as beauty. Show that black people have a range of emotions besides being just “angry”. There’s thoughtful, pensive, inquisitive, proud, appreciated, and grateful. I like to show we feel and express a large range of emotion just like every other human being. Another thought; my goal is all about representation. What steps do I take to get portraits of African American shown, appreciated, and respected like the other great portraits in the museums? How can I make a portrait that has the power and influence that matches the same power and influence of the “Mona Lisa” or the “American Gothic” (Farmer and Wife). n

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H Rising Star Business’ in San AntonioH Marcie Anguiano

Business: Mission Crafts Chandlery Position: Owner/ Founder Birthday: November 22, 1986 Phone: 210-865-2471 E-mail: missionshoppe@gmail.com Website: www.missionchandlery.com How did you choose your career path and who was your greatest role model?

When I was attending school at the University of Texas at San Antonio, I studied communications with a focus on public relations. After graduating in 2011, I fell into the field of non-profit development which at that time wasn’t something you could really learn in higher education. My first real post-graduation job was Development Associate with Meals on Wheels of San Antonio. It was at Meals on Wheels where I “cut my teeth” in grant writing which unbeknownst to me at the time would play the largest role in the successes while working over a decade in nonprofit development. From Meals on Wheels, I grew into development roles with the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center to taking a position as the Development Director of Dress for Success San Antonio. It was during my time at Dress for Success San Antonio that an extraordinary opportunity fell into my hands which was to manage the community and internal associate relations for a Fortune 100 company- T.J. Maxx who was constructing a 30-football field large distribution center on the city’s southside. From my development career to my corporate career, each experience was invaluable and built me in a way where I have sharper knowledge in interpersonal relationship building, emotional intelligence, and a stronger desire to deliver my best every single time- the get up, show up, and “conquer” mentality. Each position gave me a great gift which was the grit I needed to take the leap of faith into entrepreneurialism and build my own company from the bottom up. How I came into reviving an old iconic brand like Mission Crafts (which was the third business venture of Ethel Harris, an extremely influential businesswoman circa 1930-1970s San Antonio) is quite a serendipitous journey as I reflect on it. It was over seven years ago when the seed of Mission Crafts was first planted in my head, and I always remember the exact moment Like us at www.facebook.com/Scene-in-San-Antonio

when the transaction between the universe and my creativity occurred. I had initially started the Mission District- SATX Facebook page (it is still up and running) as I had a newfound appreciation for taking pictures of these historic beauties and this Facebook page was my way of sharing them with the world (preworld heritage designation). It was also a bonus that the person I was dating at the time (who is now my husband) was a part of one of San Antonio’s legacy families- the 5th family from Canary Islands to settle the historic missions. I learned so much about the missions but found myself low-spirited in the fact there was little to zero authentic, artistic representation of them that was shareable amongst family and friends alike. If I loved the missions, then there must be others who are just as inspired by them as I am. The desire of fulfilling this need became strong from that point forward During my professional career I never gave up on my dream of building Mission Crafts and over several years the brand went through a lot of “sketch” stages where collections were developed on pen and paper only under the first business name which was Mission Shoppe. I am a firm believer in God’s timing, and I trusted that every year that passed by without making my dream tangible was a reminder to be patient in order to receive God’s blessing. It wasn’t until I was working with T.J.Maxx that my dream finally came to fruition. It was January 2019 and in a very spiritual way my inner voice told me, “Now is the time for your dream.” Although Mission Crafts is predominately a mission inspired home décor and gift shop, the brand is most known for its aromatic candles. Fragrance had always been a big part of my life as my mother was a horticulturist and had extensive knowledge on how essential oils and plant derivatives complimented each other. I learned from the best and utilized her teachings which became my hobby of designing fragrance profiles that eventually led to the development of Mission Craft’s iconic and exclusive candle collections. Although my mother has since passed, she continues to be my biggest role model and is my motivator for getting out of bed every day even when sometimes it feels impossible to do so. My mother was a highly intelligent woman, a beyond this world creative, ahead of her time in her business ventures and one of the most giving individuals you would ever meet. Mission Crafts is my monument to her and my way of sharing a piece of her with the world which for me makes her very much alive in spirit. What are your success habits?

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you plan your days in advance. It also helps with keeping any of that groggy morning feeling tamed and you may have the energy to tackle the day ahead of you when you get out of bed early. 2. Have a plan. I live and die by my planner. A planner is the number one tool I believe every successful person should utilize because not only does it help you keep track of meetings it also allows you to plan out projects in stages. A good ol’ fashion calendar should be your best friend as you can plan through the month, week and even the daily of task management. I take a few minutes every night to write down what I plan on doing the next day or alter tasks according to any changes that may have occurred. I plan my schedule according to priorities (highest to lowest). A planner is extremely important, especially when you have multiple projects at once that have various “due dates.” In a nutshell, it will help you meet your deadlines. 3. Know How to Say “No”. With the world moving at such a fast pace we often can get overwhelmed with everything thrown our way. It so important to make time for what matters and what is going to add value to your life whether socially, emotionally or physically, and say no to whatever doesn’t. Further, making time for your self-care and your mental health is extremely important part of being successful. The goal is to have mind, body and spirit healthy in order to have the energy to “crush” our goals. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

As I progress in my entrepreneurial career, I see myself evolving my business to include a third venture which is in the works right now. I won’t spill all the beans, but it is a concept new to San Antonio and I believe will be a game changer in the industry in which I currently operate in. Further, I see myself launching a foundation in honor of my mother, Sue Fowles Martinez, that will focus on providing support for the arts, animal welfare, environment and mental health programs. What are your proudest accomplishments?

This is a tough question as there are many to choose from but the biggest “feathers” that stand out and I have placed in my hat (metaphorically speaking of course) were from my time at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, T.J. Maxx and with my current business Mission Crafts. At the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, I developed and executed a fundraising campaign for giving Tuesday called “Guadalupethon” while I was managing their development efforts. Guadalupethon was essentially a fundraising platform built to virtually showcase the organization’s programming on Giving Tuesday by live streaming dance performances by the Guadalupe Dance Company, live painting by renowned local artist Albert Gonzalez, hosting platicas (conversations) with artists amongst other exciting events that day. The event was live streamed for a period of 12 (plus) hours and the organization was able to raise $10,000 in that single day. The second greatest achievement of my career was planning the grand opening of the T.J. Maxx Distribution Center from start to finish. From a life size Alamo, red carpet, a “who’s who” guest list and mega balloon drop, every step in planning the event was an opportunity to make all my skills work in unison to showcase an amazing event for a Fortune 100 company. This event was significant as it also allowed me to make new connections in 80

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industries I hadn’t connected to before as well as build a stronger relationship with TJX corporate offices. The building of a stronger relationship with corporate offices is significant as the experience with working on projects for TJX helped me to not only sharpen my interpersonal skills to a fine point but allowed me an opportunity to learn from industry leaders in relation to how one carries themselves professionally. The GREATEST accomplishment of my life thus far was moving my business from pop-up markets to online store to a brick and mortar is absolutely the greatest accomplishment of my life. When you can turn your dream into tangible reality it’s the most gratifying feeling in the world. It didn’t come over night but with dedication, hard work, creativity and a vision for connecting people to our authentic heritage. Mission Crafts is known for its exclusively designed handcrafted mission and south Texas inspired gift collections. The collections are brought to life by the partnerships we have with talented local artisans in which 95% of the artisans we collaborate with are women. Each collection is unique as it not only incorporates the love for our south Texas culture but also the story of the artisan who crafted the piece creating a unique experience for customers. How are you contributing to your community and helping people?

The public library has always held a special place in my heart. When I was a child, my mom would always take me to the library and while she studied, I would go on an adventure and look through everything I could get my hands on to the point where my favorite olfactive memory is smelling old books! The library is such a vital part of our community so much that I would call it the heart of a neighborhood. It’s a safe place where all are welcome to expand their knowledge, partake in programming that heightens the creative senses and explore everything the world has to offer without having to jump on a plane to do so. With that said, in my adult life I have dedicated my time and talent to the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library and have recently taken seat as the Vice President of the Friends of the Mission Library where I work alongside the brilliant Terry Ybanez. Further, I was the committee chair for the Arts and Letters Award, 2021 which was an honor as this award recognizes the achievements of local artists who have made significant contributions to the arts community. Arts and Letters Awards winners have included local talents like Carmen Tafolla, Sandra Cisneros, Henry Brun, Ansen Seale, Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson and most recently Octavio Quintanilla. As chair I was able to expand the award categories to incorporate opportunities for Art Educators, Artistic Legend. Rising Star Artist, and Advocate for community art programs. As the 2021 chair, I made it a point to use digital platforms for the nomination process which allowed opportunity for the public to participate in this process at a more in-depth level than previous years. The uptick in participation led to us receiving the most nominations the committee has ever experienced. This is important as it signifies the publics appreciation for, and willingness to participate in preserving and recognizing the artistic culture that makes San Antonio so unique. I look forward to continuing to serve my public library as well as planning the 50th Anniversary of the Arts and Letters Awards, 2022.

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Who is your mentor and how did you choose them?

I have this mantra I live by that we are only as good as the team that we put together. I don’t have a single mentor but many. Amongst my personal and professional relationships, I learn something different from each one of them which I absorb to make me a better business owner, a better leader and overall, a better person. Every person that I interact with in my life has taught me something of value whether the person is a well-known name amongst our community, one of my closest friends or even a regular customer of Mission Crafts. The one person I will highlight here who has taught me an abundance of new knowledge amongst community leadership is Terry Ybanez. Terry is the president of the San Jose Neighborhood Associate (we operate Mission Crafts within this neighborhood) and I have the privilege of being her Vice President of the Friends of the Mission Library. From observing Terry, I have learned to advocate for neighborhood causes and be forceful, if necessary, but never losing your grace while doing so. An old but true saying, “you get more bees with honey than you do with vinegar,” that’s the Terry way. Although our neighborhood is in The Mission District between two World Heritage sites (Mission Concepcion and Mission San Jose) there is still much work to be done as far as creating a space that not only showcases the culture of the misionero families, but also a space that incorporates thriving small businesses for tourist and locals alike to enjoy during their visits to these beautiful missions. Terry is a very smart, creative and strong leader and I am proud that she is trail blazer and advocate for advancing our neighborhood. In your opinion, what are the Top Three skills every young Business Leader/ Executive should use today to succeed.

1. Be a person of your word. This basically means if you say you’re going to do something, do it but to the absolute best of your abilities. This has and always will be my MO (method of operation) and has been key to building and maintaining business relationships that have been extremely beneficial to my current business model. 2. Be a connector and connect often. My successes are not a solo act and in order Like us at www.facebook.com/Scene-in-San-Antonio

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leader to understand that there is never a task too small. I still wash all the candle making tools, sweep and alike tasks even while my associate is working her shift. Your thoughts?

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3. Be one amongst your pack. This is important and may even be the most important rule of thumb for success. There is no leader who is successful without their team. The motto “it takes a village” is not only for raising children but in building businesses as well. Every person on your team plays a vital role in moving the needle forward on your success. Although the design concepts for Mission Crafts collections are my own, they would not be tangible without the amazing team I have in place which is made up of artisans, graphic designers, administrative and print industry professionals. It’s also important for a WINTER 2022 | SCENE IN S.A.

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Wyatt Law Firm

We would like to give a big shout out to The Wyatt Law Firm for donating the incredibly generous gift of $100,000 to the Elf Louise Christmas Project for children this Holiday Season! This is the largest donation the Elf Louise Project has ever received. Elf Louise has been providing toy and gifts to children and families for over 50 years. This is truly a blessing for the families in need this year. The donations will go straight towards presents for children as the organization is a nonprofit/volunteerbased that only puts donations directly into what they do. Paula loves the holidays and likes to donate each year to organizations that she hand-selects and feels make a difference to the community. n

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From the 2021 Top Paralegal list featured in our Fall 2021 issue:

Murray Lino

Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC Family Law

Pulman, Cappuccio & Pullen, LLP

Pulman, Cappuccio & Pullen, LLP is pleased to announce that Elliott Cappuccio, Randy Pulman, and Leslie Hyman have been recognized again in 2021 as Texas Super Lawyers. The firm also congratulates Katy Vidales and Sallye Vorpahl for being recognized in Scene in S.A. Magazine’s First Annual Survey of Top San Antonio Paralegals in 2021. n 82

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Tristan D. Zelenak Villarreal & Begum

Texas Law Guns Villarreal & Begum are pleased to announce the addition of Tristan D. Zelenak to their dedicated team of trial lawyers. Tristan graduated from Texas A & M University School of Law where he served as treasurer of the Employment and Labor Law Student Association, he

also worked in the Veterans and Family Affairs Clinic where he helped provide free legal services to veterans and families in need. Tristan prides himself in making sure clients are guided step by step through the legal process, he does this by setting the proper expectations and keeping communication open during what is often a difficult time for many injured Texans. In his spare time, Tristan and his wife Carly enjoy getting outside, spending time with family, and discovering hidden gems around the great state of Texas. n

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BUSINESS LAW Dreyer & Mazaheri, PLLC

Rashin Mazaheri

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BUSINESS LITIGATION Olga Brown

Law Offices of Olga Brown Phone: (210) 226-1550 | Fax: (210) 226-1884 argyle2@sbcglobal.net

CRIMINAL DEFENSE Kerrisa Chelkowski

Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski Phone: (210) 228-9393 | Fax: (210) 226-7540 kerrisa@defendtexas.com www.defend-texas.com

DWI Timothy J. Rountree

Law Office of Tim Rountree Phone: (210) 667-3520 | Fax: (210) 610-9871 tim@sanantoniowidedefense.com www.sanantoniodwidefense.com

ESTATE PLANNING & TRUSTS

Biasiolli Law Firm Phone: 210-551-5580 | Fax: 888-501-9307 biasiollilawfirm@outlook.com

Rashin Mazaheri

Dreyer & Mazaheri, PLLC Phone: (210) 239-9420 | Fax: (210) 472-1404 rashindd@yahoo.com www.dreyermazaherilaw.com

Jane Freeman Deyeso

Law Office of Jane Freeman Deyeso Phone: (210) 226-7445 Fax: (210) 226-7448 kgarrett@deyesolaw.com

Matt Sossi

Law Office of Matt Sossi Phone: (210) 224-1667 mattsossi@bsossi.com www.familylaw-sa.com

IMMIGRATION Shannon Salmon-Haas

Salmon-Haas Law Phone: (210) 734-8472 | Fax: (800) 948-5209 shannon@salmonhaas.com www.salmonhaas.com

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Carmen Samaniego

Carmen A. Samaniego Attorney at Law Phone: (210) 802-4888 | Fax: (888) 224-3924 attorneycarmen@me.com www.attorneycarmen.com

FAMILY LAW Ricardo Briones

The Law Office of Ricardo Briones Phone: (210) 227-1515 | Fax: (210) 733-6181 rbriones@rbrioneslaw.com www.rbrioneslaw.com

Laura D. Heard

Laura D. Heard Law Firm Inc. Phone: (210) 655-9090 | Fax: (210) 655-8318 Attorney@ldheard.com | www.ldheard.com

Chris H. Negem

Board Certified in Family Law Law Offices of Chris H. Negem, PLLC Phone: (210) 226-1200 | Fax: (210) 798-2654 chris@negemlawfirm.com www.negemlawfirm.com

Carrie James

Langley & Banack, Inc. Phone: (830) 387-2587 | Fax: (830) 625-2122 cjames@langleybanack.com www.langleybanack.com

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Mack Injury Attorneys Phone: (210) 333-6225 | Fax: (210) 855-3152 info@macktexaslaw.com www.333mack.com

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a practice of his own. The practice location is 13133 NW Military Hwy Suite 500 San Antonio, TX 78231. Dr. Farnsworth is available for new patient consultations. He treats adults and children with both traditional braces and Invisalign.

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share with our readers details, announcements, awards, and events about medical staff and offices in our community.

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NEW. PVA now offers select Saturday clinic hours for your convenience at our Downtown office with Dr. Lois Fiala. Don’t let a busy weekday schedule get in the way of addressing your vascular health concerns. Trust the region’s leading experts at PVA to care for your vein and artery needs. Learn how to identify symptoms of vascular disease at PVAsatx.com, and if you or a loved one experience these warning signs, make an appointment at (210) 225-6508. n

A former Louisiana native, Dr. Farnsworth was born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA. He graduated from LSU, was a 4 year letterman for the LSU baseball program, and finished his career that culminated with a 2009 National Championship. He graduated from LSU Dental School in 2014 and completed his orthodontic residency at UT Health in 2017. He is married to his wife, Christina, and has three childrenJulian, Charlotte, and Vivienne. Please call his office at 210-778-8833 to schedule your initial appointment. n

Steward Medical Group Dr. Ashwini Kumar

Ashwini Kumar, MD, FACS, FASMBS is a board-certified general surgeon dedicated to serving the medical and surgical needs of patients throughout San Antonio and South Texas. His skills and expertise include laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. He is passionate about treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, which causes heartburn among other symptoms secondary to irritation of food pipe due to stomach acid or bile, and is treatable medically and/or surgically. n

Schuchart Dentistry

Family, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry To open in early 2022 1205 Arcadia Path San Antonio, TX 78245 www.schuchartdentistry.com smile@schuchartdentistry.com Dr. Chris & Dr. Sylvia Schuchart are not your typical dentists, and that’s why their patients love them. At Schuchart Dentistry we strive to deliver a first class experience for patients of all ages by encompassing the latest technology to deliver gentle, conservative, and personalized care. Whether you are wanting to transform your smile with veneers or invisalign, looking for tooth replacement options such as implants, or just simply needing a refreshing cleaning, Continued on next page

Kevin Farnsworth Orthodontics

Dr. Farnsworth is pleased to announce that he now has his own private practice in San Antonio, TX. He has been a practicing orthodontist in the San Antonio area for more than 4 years and is thrilled to now have

Texas Vista Medical Center Holiday Celebration

Texas Vista Medical Center, formerly Southwest General Hospital, celebrated their physician and community partners who are helping transform health care on the Southside of San Antonio. It is with the support of these providers that Texas Vista Medical Center is able to offer quality health care in the community. n © 2022 SCENE MONTHLY LLC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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we are eager to make your dental goals a reality. We are privately owned and operated, not a corporate dental office meaning, when you visit us you see US. Come see how we are doing dentistry differently - from the ‘Hart’ up. Dr. Chris was born and raised in Jourdanton, Texas. Dr. Sylvia is a native San Antonian and attended UTSA where

she completed the dental accelerated program. They both met in dental school at the University Health Science Center of San Antonio. Schuchart Dentistry has been a dream and goal. They designed a 3,600 sq ft building with their patients in mind, and wanted to share their passion for dentistry by providing the very best dental patient

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Yekaterina Jordan, MD Aurora Breast Cancer Center 9102 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio, TX 78240 Phone: 210-247-0888 | Fax: 210-558-0758 yekaterina.jordan@protonmail.com www.aurorabreastcenter.com

LYMPHATIC MEDICINE

Joshua Trock, D.P.T.,P.T., C.L.T.-L.A.N.A. Medical Vein Clinic 622 Isom Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216 Phone: 210-622-8000 | Fax: 210-625-5151 Medicalveinclinic.com info@medicalveinclinic.com www.Medicalveinclinic.com

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Jane Lindell Hughes, M.D., F.A.C.S. Ophthalmology/Ophthalmic Surgery 10007 Huebner Rd., Suite 302 San Antonio, TX 78240 Phone: 210-614-5566 | Fax: 210-558-1844 www.janehugheseyemd.com Enchun M. Liu, M.D. Retina Associates of South Texas 9910 Huebner Rd., Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78240 Phone: 210-615-7600 | Fax: 210-615-8505 admin@retinastx.com www.retinastx.com Lisa Marten, M.D., MPH South Texas Eye Institute 2424 Babcock Rd., Suite 101 San Antonio, TX 78229 Phone: 210-692-1388 | Fax: 210-692-1629 southtexaseyeinstitute.com lisamarten@gmail.com

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

Wayne A. Lee Hill Country Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine 540 Madison Oak Drive San Antonio, TX 78258 Phone: 210- 491-4125 | Fax: 210- 491-4138 txhillcountryortho.com lee-frontdesk@yahoo.com

OTOLARYNGOLOGY

James H. Atkins, M.D. Atkins Sinus Experts 15900 La Cantera Prkwy., Suite 20210 San Antonio, TX 78256 Phone: 210- 607-4687 | Fax: (830) 816-3833 atkinssinus.com jatkins@texassinuscenter.com

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Ellen Wantin Lin, M.D. Advanced Spine & Pain Center 21 Spurs Ln., Suite 240 San Antonio, TX 78240 Phone: 210- 690-0777 | Fax: 210- 690-0779 paindoctorellen@gmail.com www.advancedpaindoc.com

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Jeffrey M. Martinez Modern Vascular 718 Lexington Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 Phone: 210- 640-7909 | Fax: 210- 907-7800 modernvascular.com Dr. Robert K. Thompson III, M.D. Veintec Varicose Vein Clinics 18626 Hardy Oak Blvd., Suite 209 San Antonio, TX 78258 Phone: 210- 483-8822 Fax: 210- 483-8866 mdeltoro@veintec.com www.Veintec.com

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John S. Hogg M.D., D.A.B.R., D.A.B.V.L.M., R.P.V.I., R.PhS., R.V.T., R.V.S. Medical Vein Clinic 622 Isom Rd. San Antonio, TX 78216 Phone: 210-622-8000 Fax: 210-625-5151 info@medicalveinclinic.com www.Medicalveinclinic.com Josue A. Medina M.D., D.A.B.R., D.A.B.V.L.M., R..PV.I., R.V.T. Medical Vein Clinic 622 Isom Rd. San Antonio, TX 78216 Phone:210-622-8000 | Fax: 210-625-5151 info@medicalveinclinic.com www.Medicalveinclinic.com

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Chris O’Connell ............ 70

Jeanne Conger............. 47

Lucillee Hooker............ 58

Rick Cavender.............. 68

Adam Hamilton............ 14

Christi Tidwell.............. 58

Jeff Fair........................ 14

Lupita Medina.............. 44

Robert Rohlfs .............. 12

Adrian Herrera.............. 33

Christina Olivarez......... 47

Jenna Saucedo-Herrera.33

Mackenzie Mize........... 66

Roland Wolfe................ 58

Adriana Contreras........ 14

Christine Tyng ............. 68

Jenness Gough............ 56

Madalyn Wheeler.......... 42

Ruth M. Medellin.......... 47

Alethia Jones............... 33

Cody Davenport............ 25

Jennifer Canavan......... 70

Maddie Hinman............ 66

Ryan Berg .................... 56

Alex Brackett................ 10

Coleen Hill ................... 47

Jennifer Herring .......... 70

Mai Le-Vu..................... 44

Sandra Tondre.............. 30

Alex Moczygemba........ 33

Colt Kowalski............... 44

Jenny Holshouser........ 70

Malinda Huffman......... 68

Sarah Flores................. 56

Alfredo Flores............... 58

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Jesse Correa................ 56

Marci Fair .................... 14

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Alice Viroslav................ 68

Crystal Gomez.............. 70

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Sarah Machen ............. 30

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Curtis Cantwell............. 58

Jill Stoeber .................. 58

Margie Klesse ............. 44

Sarah Morrow .............. 14

Amy Lane..................... 14

Cynthia McMuurray ..... 44

Jim Rowe..................... 56

Maria Byndom.............. 42

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Amy Martin................... 56

Cynthia Rodriguez........ 14

Joe Alderete, Jr............ 14

Marisa Chapa............... 47

Seth Edwards............... 70

Amy Ryder.................... 10

Danny Cuellar .............. 58

Joe Kampa................... 14

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Darcey Machen............ 30

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Andrew Gorman........... 14

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Angelica Palm.............. 68

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Sharon Ruiz.................. 58

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Denise Kempf............... 30

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Stacey McAtee............. 42

Annie Pesqueira........... 30

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Melisa May................... 12

Stacey Rowe................. 56

Armando Medina ........ 44

Dennis Halmai ............. 56

Julie Poppon................ 32

Micaela Hinman........... 66

Stacie Dominguez ....... 68

Ashley Eversberg.......... 70

Dolores Cuellar ............ 58

Justin Triesch .............. 70

Michael Boulette.......... 44

Stephanie Wright ......... 14

Barbara Mohs............... 42

Dylan Talmadge........... 66

Karina Martinez ........... 47

Michael Lane ............... 58

Steve Hartle.................. 33

Barbie O’Connell .......... 70

Ed Berlanga ................. 44

Kate Edwards .............. 70

Michael Loschke.......... 14

Steve O’Donnell............ 33

Barry Davis................... 30

Elaine Hartle................. 33

Katherine Maddox ....... 70

Michal Waechter..... 30,32

Steve Wright................. 14

Becky Alvarez .............. 44

Elisabeth Koehler ........ 10

Kathie Anderson........... 47

Michelle Bosworth ...... 44

Steve York.................... 12

Becky Feeley ............... 30

Ella Mize....................... 66

Kathy MacNaughton.... 42

Michelle Robertson.47, 66

Sue Horn ...................... 58

Bekki Kowalski............. 44

Elvis AKA Mike Elliott... 33

Katie Ferrier.................. 14

Mike Michie ................. 58

Susan DeLano.............. 30

Berkley Iden ................. 10

Eric Kelner.................... 56

Keith Mirrer................... 58

Mike Osterhage............ 70

Susan Mossberger....... 66

Bertha Gonzaba........... 47

Erin Erxleben................ 56

Kelley Frost .................. 12

Mike Rust .................... 33

Susan Naylor................ 32

Bethany Evans.............. 42

Eva Reza-Holliday........ 42

Kelly Emmons.............. 30

Monica Lerma ............. 12

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Bethe Deal.................... 32

Evangelina Flores......... 68

Kelly Jones................... 56

Morgan Martin.............. 42

Tara Holleran................ 33

Bill Harrison.................. 58

Evie Reichel.................. 66

Kelly Kuenstler ........... 32

Nancy Loeffler ............. 44

Taylor Maynard............ 56

Bill Klesse..................... 44

Francie Mannix............. 10

Kelly Rust..................... 33

Nancy Marion............... 58

Taylor Mize ................. 66

Bill Mason .................... 12

Frank Medina, III........... 44

Kevin Harris.................. 68

Nancy Poppon ............. 32

Tenchita Flores............. 58

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Freddy Washington ..... 14

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Terry Weilbacher.......... 30

Bill Waechter................ 32

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Kiley Liddell.................. 33

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Bob Miller .................... 14

Gary Janak .................. 44

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Kimberly Giles.............. 66

Nelson Wolff ................ 68

Tim Eurton.................... 56

Brad Herring ................ 70

Gene Williams ............. 44

Kip Stehling ................. 14

Nick Maddox ............... 70

Timothy Ogrady........... 14

Brad Lodde................... 58

Gigi Kamali .................. 33

Kittie West.................... 68

Nicole Franco............... 14

Tina Altgelt Haynes...... 25

Brendan Crawford........ 12

Ginger Batz................... 70

Kitty Berlanga .............. 44

Nicole Nations.............. 32

Tommye Austin............ 70

Brent Given .................. 68

Ginger Holshouser....... 70

Larry Finklllea............... 68

Noah Edwards.............. 70

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Victoria Beavers........... 56

Carlos Contreras, III..... 14

Hella Scheuerman........ 44

Linda Yarborough......... 10

Rachel Davis................. 70

Wardell Picquet ........... 33

Carol Carr..................... 68

Holly Talmadge............ 66

Lisa Bakke.................... 56

Rainey Felts.................. 10

Wayne Stoeber............. 58

Carol Ocker .................. 12

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Lisa Conrad ................. 33

Raven Labatt ............... 56

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Carol Tondre................. 30

Jacquelyn Hodde......... 14

Lisa Crawford .............. 12

Rebecca Harrison ........ 58

William Morrow............ 14

Carolyn French ............ 70

Jaime Rios ................... 56

Lisa Howerton.............. 32

Rebecca Knopp............ 42

Yolanda M. Hernandez.44

Cathy Martty................. 30

James Huffman .......... 68

Lisa Wolff..................... 10

Reece Nations.............. 32

Yoli York....................... 12

Celia Miller.................... 30

Jamie Kowalski............ 44

Liz Jauer....................... 58

Rees Peacock............... 10

Zach Hale..................... 14

Charlotte Meredith ...... 10

Jamie Weyand ............. 10

Lora Lane .................... 58

Rene Ruiz..................... 58

Cheri Stit...................... 10

Javier Martinez ........... 12

Lori Stinson.................. 14

Rich Evans.................... 68

Chris Alderete............... 14

Jay Kraft....................... 25

LuAnn Stidham............. 68

Richard Perez .............. 14

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Magazine For Sale Scene In S.A. magazine (yes, this magazine) is for sale. The magazine is 23 years old and has produced a profit over the last Five (5) years (we have all financial records of the magazine in Quickbooks back to 2004). The magazine business on the whole is much like any business that capitalizes intangibles: Expenditures on capital equipment is minimal and profit is generated by well-marketed ideas that build readership for both the magazine and the advertisers. If you (or those you know) have any of these three basic skills / aptitudes / experience you already have the primary component you need to manage a profitable publication: 1) Sales / Marketing experience that enables you to find advertisers and turn them into repeat customers. 2) Editorial (writing) skills that enable you to create monthly features and conceive articles produced by your own staff or contract writers that appeal to your primary audience, and/or 3) Graphic design skills using original art or photography is fundamental to producing a publication that appeals to readers and produces results for advertisers. Of course every magazine is a reflection of the owner, readers and advertisers (or can be). Every magazine has a social audience, a political audience and a business audience and a successful owner/publisher will appeal to as many of these as they can with each issue, or not. The magazine, though well established in the San Antonio market, is a low budget publication. That is to say that we are currently publishing only four (4) issues a year with a nominal number of pages (about 86) and only two full time staff and a total circulation of about 10,000 copies. This base is profitable and could easily be expanded in number of pages (and content), number of issues per year up to 6 times or 12 times and the concurrent staff to what the page count and frequency would require. Such an expansion of the “base” issue would increase cost and demand an increase in ad sales and other revenue. Needless to say not all increases to the “base” would have to be done at the same time, or at all. A sale would include virtually all of our network computer assets, ‘old’ unique software we currently use to market all issues, office equipment, all records on sales and accounting and a multitude of promotional products we use to promote sales to advertisers. The labor you might need to keep all of the current set-up running and to transition the same to your own staff (if required) would be additional. There are no leases on office space or equipment that would have to be bought out.

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