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KHAMILA FURNITURE BOUTIQUE GOOD THINGS HAPPENING

With the new year comes the need for a new showroom. Customer demands and word of mouth created fast growth for this San Antonio newcomer.

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CPS SOLAR PROGRAM

Solar Saving Opportunities Energy conservation is on the mind of every consumer. CPS is doing their part by promoting and offering savings through solar.

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Hollywood Crawford Doors Don't be a victim of unscrupulous vendors. Learn what signs to look for to avoid costly scams.

44 HOUSEHOLD SERVICES ELIMINATE HARD WATER

Appliance Saving Tips Hard water can be a major reason your home appliances don't live out a full life. Act now to avoid early replacement.

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NEW LEADERSHIP

San Antonio Board of Realtors Get the inside scoop on the 2016 leadership and award winners.

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PUBLISHER Adaku Okoro

ART DIRECTOR Elisa Giordano

EXECUTIVE EDITOR Kim Young

ASSISTANT EDITOR Chinyere Okoro

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR Chinyere Okoro

In Every Issue 10 13 14 16

A Note From the Publisher On the Cover Contributors Advisory Board

Design 30

San Marcos Iron Doors

Architect 32

AIA San Antonio

Real Estate 46 47

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San Antonio Board of Realtors®

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Platinum Top 50

Community Inspiration 52

San Antonio Board of Realtors®

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Rita Heck Randy Oliver Marcos Soto

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Nelson Enochs Jason Roberts

Table Talk 54 56

Little Sun Goes a Long Way

San Antonio Cocktail Conference

Housing Forecast 2016

Events

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Lili Veterinary Hospital Events Calendar

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a note from the publisher

IT'S ANOTHER GREAT NEW YEAR! This year is especially meaningful because this Fall will be our 5th year anniversary for NHOME Texas Magazine! Early each year, we love to share with you, our valued readers what’s new for our clients and in San Antonio and beyond. Our cover client is KHAMILA, a furniture boutique store not so new in the business but still fairly new in San Antonio. They have moved into a new showroom at The Legacy Shopping Center and want everyone to visit! We will partner with them for their grand opening celebration on February 25 at 6 p.m. and you are all invited to the business mixer. There will be lots of give-aways and great networking! In this issue we share some of what’s new or improved to help your home in 2016. Though Solar is not new, CPS Energy is doing many things to increase access and affordability of solar for all. They have extended their solar offers into 2016. Read the article to learn more about their SolarHost applications and how you can benefit. Randy Oliver of Hollywood-Crawford Door Company, a well known and respected expert on PROUD MEMBER OF: garage doors and openers warns readers about unscrupulous garage door companies that are not giving us the best for our bucks. His article will help you improve your garage door operations for 2016 and beyond. SABOR is always reliable in sharing the Real Estate forecast of the year. This is news that we all want to know. Platinum Top 50 does a fabulous job in highlighting and rewarding the top Realtors of each year. Read on to see if your favorite agent made the list. We are always excited to share what's new or improved so enjoy our themed New Year, What’s New first issue of 2016! This year in the celebration of our anniversary, we have some great ideas to share as we go through the year. Reach out to us if you have an idea you want us to consider. As always, we are much appreciative of your support! Thank you sincerely,

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contributors RITA ZENZEN HECK

In her hometown of Chicago, Rita Zenzen Heck was a newspaper and magazine editor and TV copywriter. She currently lives in San Antonio and volunteers with the Majestic Theatre, the San Antonio Sports Association, the San Antonio Conservation Society, the San Antonio Council for International Visitors and the San Antonio Downtown Residents Association. Heck has worked for Stars and Stripes, Overseas Weekly and Made In Europe magazine, as well as in advertising and PR, before opening her own Creative Overflow. She added The Green Connection in 1995, also producing green building showcases and her own green building and education magazine and events. Since 1995, she has hosted and produced The Green Connection television show on digital cable channel 20, which airs Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.

MARCOS SOTO

“My doors are truly hand-made” explains Marcos Soto, owner of San Marcos Iron Doors. “We are a one stop shop for your metal needs from design and materials to finish out and installation”. Soto was born, reared, educated and skilled in Mexico, by a father who was an engineer, also became an engineer and worked in Monterrey for 10 years before taking over his father’s growing fabricating metal business. Before long, Soto turned the family business and grew until what is now with more than 80 artisans making custom iron doors, railings, fencing and light fixtures. The eldest of four, three boys and one girl, Soto plans on sharing his skills with his own sons one day. Currently San Marcos Iron Doors spans three generations, including Marco’s grandfather, father and himself, all named Marco or Marcos, and all sharing the same birthday, April 25, which happens to fall on the anniversary of Saint “San” Mark’s feast day, giving Soto the perfect name for his family venue. A name that melds the old into the new, just like the awesome doors he and his artisans make with old-world skills and modern designs.

RANDY OLIVER

Randy Oliver started installing garage doors for Hollywood-Crawford Door Co. in 1981 and worked his way up through the ranks to eventually become president of the company. Oliver also is currently the President of the International Door Association, the world’s largest association of professional garage door and access systems dealers and installers and has trained home inspectors across the country on how to properly inspect a garage door system.

Kim Young Has been working with luxury home buyers and sellers achieving their real estate goals in the San Antonio/ Hill Country market since 1999. Call her today!

KimYoung Broker/Associate Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Bradfield Properties

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advisory board

PEGGY ZETTNER

MIKE HOLLAWAY

BELINDA VELA-REYNA

Mike Hollaway enjoys a well-earned reputation as one of the San Antonio area’s most prestigious builders of fine custom homes since 1992. One of his many well-earned awards was the 2008 Builder of the Year. He is a past president of the Greater San Antonio Builders Association; he holds graduate master builder (GMB) and certified green professional (CGP) designations from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB); and he is a voting director of the Texas Association of Builders and the NAHB. Hollaway currently builds throughout San Antonio, as far north as Austin and Horseshoe Bay and as far south as the Eagle Ford Shale. Some of his community involvement includes being a past member of Rey Feo court, and he is honored to have been chosen to build the 2015 St. Jude’s Dream Home.

Belinda Vela-Reyna is originally from Corpus Christi, Texas. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master of Science degree in Educational Guidance and Counseling from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. She retired from an 11-year career as a U.S. probation officer for the Western District of Texas San Antonio Division to stay home with her two beautiful daughters, Alexandria and Mia. She also has two amazing stepchildren, Danielle and John, and a wonderful husband. She has always had a passion for design, and she recently enjoyed renovating her new home with the help of Trent Hultgren.

KRISTAL POWELL

DALE PONDER

TRISH NAJIM

San Antonio native Peggy Zettner has been in the wholesale interior design industry for more than 21 years. As president of Interior Trade Cartel Inc. (ITC) for the past 17-plus years, she has seen many changes in the local interior design market. And business has never been better. Zettner has always felt there was a need to bring more design product to the trade in San Antonio. ITC currently represents more than 100 lines of product. ITC is an ASID industry partner, and it is very involved in the community. As a wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt, Zettner stays pretty busy. She loves entertaining family and friends, and her newest passion has been getting involved personally in the community. Her two biggest passions are CASA and Wounded Warriors.

Kristal Powell is the cofounder of CKC Custom Homes who serves as the driving force behind the beauty and elegance that is evident in the company’s finished homes. She uses a hands-on approach, personally assisting clients in the selection of paint, tile, cabinets and all aspects of design. Much of CKC’s success can be attributed to Powell’s passion for perfecting the unique style of CKC Custom Homes.

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Dale Ponder is the owner and operator of Cozy Outdoor Escapes, an outdoor living retail center focusing on customer service and high-end equipment. His career started in the electrical trades, where he held various positions in a large, nonunion shop in San Antonio, where he was raised. He later entered the international market, project managing the construction of drug interdiction radar sites throughout South and Central America and owning and operating a telecommunication construction service company in Caracas, Venezuela. Ponder left the business in 2010 to pursue his passion for the outdoor living retail sector. He developed a business plan, and Cozy Outdoor Escapes opened to the public in March 2011.

As a realtor and certified luxury home marketing specialist, Trish Najim prides herself in providing her clients a service to best assist them with their real estate needs regardless of whether they are sellers or buyers. Najim is with Keller Williams Realty Luxury International in San Antonio, and she is also a certified staging consultant and an interior design consultant. With her design background, she is able to work with buyers to visualize themselves in the home of their dreams, and to help sellers make their homes appealing to buyers. 


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Growth is nothing new for KHAMILA Furniture Boutique. The company was founded by architect Hector Meneses Pedrozo. Meneses decorated the first gallery with his own furniture and added in furniture and crafts of various States of Mexico, including Guadalajara, Oaxaca and Puebla. The gallery was aptly named “Puerta del Sol”, and for five years that small space was home. Eventually, the space became too small to display all of the products available to customers, and Meneses moved to a gallery with a showroom of more than 10,000 sq. ft. The number of customers coming in began to double, thanks to word of mouth recommendations. High quality designs, customer satisfaction and demand dictates growth. To meet the demands of customers, KHAMILA continues today to create more designs and merchandise. And as from the beginning, it quickly leads to a lack of adequate showroom space. “We moved from a 5,000 sq ft. space to an almost 18,000 sq. ft. space which allows us to show all the variety of furniture that we offer,” said Georgina Aguilera. KHAMILA offers services to help people decorate their spaces. All of their product is in stock, no need to wait. 80% of their furniture is designed and manufactured by them. KHAMILA has been blessed with projects in Kerrville, New Braunfels, Houston, and of course San Antonio, with customers from Alamo Heights to The Dominion and everywhere in between. No project is too small or too large, from one room to an entire house of furniture. Designers flocked to them for their new and innovative designs. Clients rave about customer service and quality products. “KHAMILA’s customer service is excellent and personalized. They are always ready to help their customers to pick the right furniture and decoration. This is one

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“KHAMILA Furniture Boutique grows to accommodate the demands of satisfied customers.”


of my favorite stores, especially because of their great quality.” Imelda Dávila. “Since meeting all of you, I've been very impressed by your great knowledge, professionalism and service. The styles of the pieces I have are unique and the quality is excellent.” Letty Yates. “I love Khamila, they have amazing designs and quality like no other places in San Antonio.” Elizabeth Lozano Butzmann “We were impressed with the friendly service and fell in love with just about everything in the store. The sales representatives were not pushy at all and were quite helpful. They carry everything from household decor items to furniture for every room at very reasonable prices for quality made furniture. There is no other store in San Antonio quite like this one. Would absolutely recommend them - you won't be disappointed.” Toni Malfer. “I was very impressed with the quality and beauty of the furnishing options available at Khamila. The customer service and

attention to detail is wonderful.” Diane Stone If you haven't visited the KHAMILA show room be sure to call for the grand tour. You’ll get to experience their latest line, the Texas Collection which is a fine Hill Country style of clean lines and a combination of cruzeta wood, walnut wood and steel and iron accents. Other KHAMILA styles are artistic blends of traditional and contemporary. Their goal is to create a sophisticated and elegant look for any space. You’ll see a variety of combinations of marble, wood and glass finishes blended with fabrics and high-end Italian leather. These pieces featured with original artwork can create the perfect look for your home. ■

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SAN MARCOS IRON DOORS THE LATEST AND GREATEST IN DOORS // BY: MARCOS SOTO

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an Marcos Iron Doors offers the finest handmade iron doors, wine cellars, gates, railings and custom products. The line includes a lighting and Cantera stone division. Recognized as the most awarded iron door company, they proudly continue to grow and market the best iron collection. Over time, there have been new iron companies; not all succeed. The high quality product that San Marcos Iron Doors manufactures, plus their 35 years experience have made them stronger and better than the rest. Builders and clients know and trust that they have the best products and service. The Operations department has grown tremendously to offer the fastest and best in detail installation services. Exciting things are happening in San Marcos Iron Doors. Due to customer loyalty and

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trust, they have opened a new location in Stone Oak area. It's their pleasure to serve you with the best quality and service you have come to expect. In addition to the traditional and contemporary door collections they are introducing a new VLON Line by San Marcos Iron Doors. This new addition is all about the low profile and maximum clean look possible. You’ll find also the new and better mechanism for the San Marcos PIVOT door, the only one with the correct seal and lightweight operable pivot hinge. At San Marcos Iron Doors, they believe that the home begins at the main entrance door. They are committed to continue offering the most innovative doors. Their THERMAL doors have been tested against extreme weather conditions to improve the value and comfort of your home. After lots of hard work from their team of engineers and architects, they are proud to announce the availability of a new door that can resist temperatures of up to 300 degrees on the outside before transferring any heat or cold to the inside. It's an amazing product! This is a great option for those who are seeking to really maximize energy efficiency. ■

You are invited to visit the showroom at 18730 Stone Oak Pkwy Ste 102 or call to schedule a visit 210-446-4459. You’ll find the luxury and innovative products you've been searching for at San Marcos Iron Doors.

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AIA SAN ANTONIO 18TH ANNUAL HOMES TOUR

The original house at 303 Cedar was constructed with lumber from Steves & Sons in 1910. The recently completed remodel reflects a local architect’s 22-year residency in the house. The exterior of the house has been restored with the goal that it last at least another 100 years. At the rear, layers of poorly constructed additions were removed and replaced with a new addition of about the same square footage, but with a new roof line and a deep screen porch. The interior of the house has been subject to many remodeling in its 105-year life. The new design holds onto and highlights the original, special aspects of the home— the long and wide central hall and the generous proportions and arrangement of the public rooms.

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OLD + NEW OLD

Rooms that had been extensively altered over time—the kitchen and bathrooms—were rethought to suit a modern lifestyle. The kitchen was redesigned to include a new window wall, a walnut topped island, integrated appliances and a generous pantry. It is open to a den in the new addition with a bookcase/media wall which incorporates doors into a laundry and a home office. The master bath reuses elements of the original house, the long leaf pine on the vanity and refinished claw foot tub, into a contemporary design. One of the goals for the remodel was to accommodate the display of the work of local and Texas contemporary artists, many of whom are friends of the owners. A room-by-room guide to the art in the home is available at the front entry.

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RIVERSIDE CHARMER

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This new home, incorporating an existing structure dating from the 1940’s was designed for and built along the bend of the Antonio River at the corner of Crofton and Constance Streets in the King William Historic District. With porches all along the back and multiple sets of French doors with transoms above, the house takes full advantage of the coveted riverfront while fitting the character of the historic homes around it. With multiple roof heights and angles, it gives the appearance of having been added to over time. The pre-existing structure was transformed into a master suite. A garage was added to the west of the original home, and to the east, a two-story kitchen was added, along with a living room with stone fireplace and a dining area that overlooks the river side of the property. The exterior of the home is limestone veneer, although with its solid rock corners, it presents as having stonewalls. Rustic pine posts, used as columns in both the interior entry and back porches, harkens to an earlier period. The floors are reclaimed wood, except for the entryway, which is floored with mission tile, and the wet areas, which employ one-inch marble tiles. Beyond the kitchen, the guest wing of the home houses two guest bedrooms and a guest bath, along a windowed hallway that opens up to the river.

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ing Room to balance the Entrance. This allows the dining table to expand into the serving alcove for large family dinners. The Living Room is a sunny room, fully open to the large Kitchen. A small East Porch and Garden Room beyond serve as entry points from the driveway and garage. The Master Suite beyond has lots of east light and a view of the small rear garden. Upstairs in the “attic� bedrooms, shed dormers provide clerestory light and extra headroom, maintaining some of the charm and intimacy of attic bedrooms, without the head-knocking inconvenience. The clients served as their own general contractor, and consistently hired excellent sub-contractors. A great deal of love and attention went into the design and construction of this house, and it was a great joy for the architect to be a part of that process.

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The clients, a young couple with a small child, requested a design for a four-bedroom family house, not too large, and in keeping with the spirit of the Alamo Heights Cottage District. A small bungalow occupied the 50 foot wide lot they had selected, and while everyone loves old houses, this one was so small and insubstantial, that it seemed pointless to try to add on. The decision was made to build new. Alamo Heights has new design guidelines for the Cottage District, which proved to be practical and effective. These guidelines established an envelope in which to work. The height restrictions were a special concern, due to the slope of the lot, and dictated a front gable structure, with bedrooms tucked under the eaves. The South-facing orientation made a front porch a must. The driveway was placed along the east property line, in order to maximize the area of morning light coming in to the house. The garage was to be placed at the rear of the property, as all proper garages should be. The architect borrowed the exterior design from an early Atlee Ayres house, circa 1906, in Monte Vista Historic District. The Craftsman style seemed just right for the Alamo Heights neighborhood in vintage and in spirit. The exterior treatment and column capitals were borrowed. The architect simplified the design a bit, with a lighter wood structure, and casement windows, hoping that Atlee Ayres would not be totally displeased with the result. A generous Entry was important to the clients, as was a real Dining Room. Given the 30-foot wide limit at the front elevation, we decided to place the entrance on the east side, the Dining Room in the center, and a quasi serving alcove on the west side of the Din-


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TOBIN SMITH, AIA 119 LAFAYETTE ALAMO HEIGHTS This one-story 1954 house by architect Otto Ransleben was compromised by a clumsy two-story 1970’s addition that blocked eighty percent of the public core’s daylight leaving it a cave-like shaft. Also, the overhangs of the addition were stubby relative to the height and offered insufficient protection from the elements causing this portion of the house to deteriorate more rapidly than the better-protected original structure. The design challenge was clear - transform the unsuccessful addition into a compositional and functional asset, re-connect the original living room to the garden, delineate the original mass from the addition, and celebrate the spirit of the mid-century design while creating something new and fresh. The design process was informed by collage – the art of re-using and composing disparate scraps into a meaningful whole. Operations including cutting, flipping, folding, and layering were used during the transformative process. To address the daylighting issue a D’Hanis block exterior wall on the east end of the living room was cut open and replaced with a full width glass sliding door. This spatial “uncorking” allows a visual release and returns the living room to a state similar to the original intent with a connection to an exterior patio and garden. Next, the tower’s west overhang was extended to 78” conceptually folding up from the original structure and over the two story addition stitching the masses together and creating a moment of unity as well as protection at the entry. Redwood siding on the original one-story bar, painted barn red at some point, was removed, flipped, and re-installed virgin side out. The cheaper pine siding on the tower addition, largely rotten, was removed and replaced with stucco to articulate this vertical piece as a separate element. Finally, a salvaged aluminum shade scrim from a demolished office building of the same era was incorporated as an axial entry sculpture and walkway lantern. Held off of the stucco surface as a suspended layer, shadows projected on the building skin register the path of the afternoon sun. At night, light is broadcast behind the scrim illuminating the slots between the fins, brightening the entry path. While a complete dedication to the re-use and rehabilitation of the structure was the most basic and impactful sustainable decision, energy performance was also deeply considered. In addition to the obvious – high performance glazing, spray-foam insulation, and reflective roofing – a split-ductless cooling and heating system utilizing inverter technology was installed and the home was made “solar ready” for a 6.24 kilowatt roof-mounted array when the budget allows.

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The 4,200 square foot home is located in the north San Antonio prestigious neighborhood of Inverness. Inverness is a unique development located with close proximity to the medical center, shops, and a main east west corridor linking the north side of San Antonio. The neighborhoods winding streets host a collection of fine homes predominantly in a traditional or European influenced architectural style. Select architects and builders are tasked with executing well-crafted homes true to the style which they emulate. This is the setting for an empty nester client with a desire for modern architecture. The narrow lot gently slopes to the rear and is closely flanked on both sides by two story residences. The goal was to create an open residence that has a strong connection to the outside yet maintains privacy for the residence and its close neighbors. The front of the house presents a reserved private faรงade with limited openings leading to understated entry. Upon arrival, a large window introduces the viewer to the U-shaped design which blurs the line between interior and exterior spaces. Metal clad walls buttress the main living space which further emulates this connectivity.

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In such a tight suburban space openings were carefully considered, not only for privacy, but to provide connections to the exterior views of the homes architecture. The multi-use sitting room with large retracting doors appears to hover over the pool. The main Living space opens to a covered outdoor room and beyond to the pool and green wall. The master bedroom looks directly onto the pool and a floating spa just outside the glass sliding wall. Private space such as the Master Bath opens to a private courtyard with a water wall to further set the intimacy of the space. An honest use of materials, dimensional native stone, hard troweled cement plaster walls, and flat metal panels set a modern yet refined palette. To achieve open spaces steel framing was employed to maximize spans and further articulate the open concept. The steel framing is thoughtfully, but subtly expressed throughout the residence. As a firm, JMS Architects was tasked with the unique responsibility to not only design, but also to build the home, insuring that from concept to fruition, the vision is maintained.

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JOSEPH S. SMITH, AIA 11 TILBURY LANE INVERNESS


DICK CLARK, FAIA 7003 BELLA CROWN CRESTA BELLA

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The sun-soaked landscape of South Texas is put on display in this 3,200 square foot house designed for a couple with Mexican roots looking to establish a home in northwest San Antonio. Designed as both a gathering place for their large extended family and a personal retreat, distinct architectural features and rustic finishes combine to create a contemporary residence with highlights of Mexican influences. The project was built by Elite Homes. To give the home a comfortable level of privacy, the western face is shielded from the street with an exterior living green wall and a limestone mass wall. When coupled with the home’s unique rooflines, these walls help form a façade that stands out from the more conventional architecture of neighboring properties. Bedroom suites bookend the north and south sides, focusing the main view to the east while selectively placed windows in the rest of the home take advantage of the best views in every direction. The master suite occupies the south wing of the home and has its own private deck that looks out over Crownridge Canyon Park. The interior of the master suite features two cove-lit wood accent walls made from the same wood as the flooring found throughout the house, bringing extra warmth into the master bedroom. The master bath is finished with cement mission tile flooring and keeps the warm color palette

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established throughout. Beautiful stone and marble slab countertops are found throughout the house, selected for their simplicity of maintenance as well as their aesthetic attributes. The most dramatic architectural element of the house is the main living space, big enough for the extended family, and features a large butterfly roof supported by walls of native Texas Limestone. The open kitchen and dining space beneath the sloping roof is enclosed by a wall of sliding glass doors that look out over a two-level pool deck and the surrounding hills to the east. A staircase leads down from the main pool deck to a secondary deck, where mission tiling, river rocks, stucco and wood all come together to create a secluded piece of Mexico in the San Antonio hills.

ABOUT AIA The American Institute of Architects is a not-for-profit organization established in 1857 and is the only professional organization of architects in the United States. The AIA represents more than 85,000 architects across the nation and approximately 6,200 architects in Texas. The AIA is committed to increasing the quality of service by its members as well as increasing the public awareness of the value of architecture. The San Antonio chapter is the fourth largest chapter in the state of Texas.

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CPS Solar Program ENERGY SAVINGS IN 2016

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olar energy is nothing new to San Antonio, but CPS Energy wants to increase access and the affordability of solar for all! The utility has extended its solar offerings for those who want to take advantage of lower utility bills, clean sun energy, energy rebates and tax rebates while protecting the planet for future generations. CPS Energy’s free Honeywell Smart Thermostat program, initiated last year, has been extended through 2016 but the rebate has been reduced to $85. With it you can control home temperature anytime, anywhere (internet, smart phone, computer or tablet) with the Total Con-

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nect Comfort App. Apply online: cpsenergy.com; or call 866-222-7645. CPS Energy customer account number required. Although the Community Solar program, or “Roofless Solar” is still in the planning stages, CPS now offer solar panels to consumers for around $300 each to be located at an existing solar farm. Panel owners will earn 14 cents per KW hour generated by their panels for up to 25 years based on an agreement with the Clean Energy Collective. It applies to apartment owners as well as single family home owners. So get on the CPS solar bandwagon and save money while using clean energy.

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IT PAYS TO GO SOLAR

structed by shade (trees, overhangs, etc.). CPS Energy SolarHost applications are available at: solarhostsa. com; 210-996-1722.

GETTING SOLAR Solar powered homes are scattered throughout San Antonio, some with panels some with solar shingles. Although Texas legislature passed HB 362 which restricts home owner associations from prohibiting solar panels on roof tops, it still may be difficult to overcome HOA objections, especially in historical districts where historical preservation issues are enforced: any building modifications, including solar panels, must not be visible from the street. Recently, Rose Kanusky and Joe Sheldon added seven solar panels to their King William home and are enjoying fossil-free comfort and energy savings. They received a $10,000 CPS Energy solar rebate, were assigned to SmartWorld Energy for installation and will receive a federal tax credit which will end this year. The 7.56 KW system, invisible from the street, will service their 1400 square foot house. It is too early to calculate savings since the system has been in operation for only a few months. “It took about a month to get approval from the city’s Historic and Design Review Commission which governs modifications of historic homes like mine.” Kanusky said. However, this time is expected to be reduced in the near future, according to a City Office of Historic Preservation representative. For more information, contact Office of Historic Preservation: 210-207-8316 Architect L.W. Graf installed solar panels over a reflective standing seam metal roof in an non-historic district neighborhood without HOA objections. Combined with blown foam on the bottom of the roof deck, solar film on all windows and adding energy star doors, Graf calculates a 70% decrease in home energy costs.

LITTLE SUN GOES A LONG WAY

CPS Energy Solar Incentive rebates, originally scheduled to end in 2015, have been extended through 2016. The new up front rebate is $1.20 per watt for the first $10 million paid out, dropping to $1.00 per watt for the second $10 million and 80 cents for the last $10 million available for the program. CPS’s creative SolarHost San Antonio program provided by PowerFin, solar design/installation experts, has been extended through 2016 with the first few homes already fitted with free roof solar panels that are maintained by PowerFin for 25 years and also earn energy rebates for their owners. Thirty-five homes will be added by the end of February with hundreds more to follow. All CPS Energy customers, regardless of financial status or home size, are eligible for the program which began installations on the South Side last year and will eventually cover all areas of the city. To qualify, applicant’s roof must be in good condition, face south or southwest and not be ob-

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Don’t Be a Victim GARAGE DOOR REPAIR SCAMS

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s an independent, professional garage door dealer in San Antonio, Texas, I am very sensitive to consumer fears regarding unethical conduct of a few garage door repair services in my local market. As President of the International Door Association, I am also aware that this type of activity is occurring in most markets in the United States, including San Antonio. We are seeing national television programs such as Dateline, Good Morning America and The Today Show, as well as local news teams across the country, revealing disturbing attempts to rip-off homeowners. These undercover reports, using hidden cameras and actors posing as homeowners, have shown repair persons attempting to charge hundreds of dollars for unnecessary repairs and replacement items, when the actual “problem” was no more than a deliberately misaligned photo sensor – the first thing a professional repair technician would see upon arriving on the property. Typically, these scams are run through national call centers,

which then dispatch an affiliated repair “technician” to the customer. In most cases, the unsuspecting customer thought they were calling a local company. Once the “technician” arrives, he identifies a wide array of problems associated with the door system. Typically, the repair tech will want to replace components that are not broken or in need of repair or replacement, i.e., rollers, drums, photo eyes, the opener, and so forth. The companies that exploit unsuspecting homeowners by grossly overcharging for garage door repairs most often advertise as local companies. Some even advertise under names that are very close to the names of established, reputable, local garage door companies. You can navigate around these disreputable enterprises by arming yourself with information. Here are some simple tips that will help you avoid being ripped off:

BROKEN SPRINGS ARE THE MOST COMMON REASON FOR GARAGE DOOR REPAIRS, AS THEY SHOULD BE. SPRINGS ARE DANGEROUS AND SHOULD ONLY BE REPLACED BY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS.

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• Find out what a new garage door would cost. It’s quite

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easy to do if all you are looking for is a basis for what an ordinary replacement door would cost. If the repair estimate is higher than that, you know you have a better option. You may even decide you want a nicer, newer and safer door system once you see what’s available. • When calling a local company, ask for a general estimate over the phone, if you can generally describe what’s wrong with your door. Also, ask for their physical address. Deal with companies that have a local presence, and not just a phone number. • Look for the “IDA” logo, which indicates the company is a member of the International Door Association. All members of the IDA agree, as a basis for membership, to abide by a Code of Business Conduct that, among other things, prohibits any unethical activities in sales, installation or service. • Look for “IDEA Accreditation” when selecting a repair service. This

designation is the garage door dealers’ only independent, third party credential for companies that install, service and repair overhead garage doors. These accredited door dealers have been tested and proven to be knowledgeable of proper industry practices, guidelines, safety, and professionalism and must maintain continuing education to remain accredited. • Use common sense. If you have broken spring, and your door was previously working perfectly well, does it make any sense for a repair person to then tell you multiple components on your door system are in need of replacement? • Check references. Ask your neighbors who they might have used for garage door service in the past, and who treated them professionally and performed quality work at a fair price. One cautionary note: broken springs are the most common reason for garage door repairs, as they should be. Springs are dangerous and should only be replaced by

trained professionals. Many doors have dual torsion springs, which are mounted above the garage door opening. When one of these springs breaks, a good technician will advise replacing both springs, even though only one is broken. Most springs in residential applications have an anticipated cycle life of around 10,000 cycles, meaning 10,000 openings and closings of the door. Assuming both springs were installed at the same time, when one spring breaks, the other is likely to break in the near future. Replacing them both will save the homeowner a second service call. But don’t let yourself get grossly overcharged for simple repairs on your garage door. If you still have questions, please feel free to visit the International Door Association at www.doors.org, or give Hollywood-Crawford Door Co. a call at 210-494-3434 or visit www.hollywoodcrawford.com and request a free, no obligation estimate or a free 50 point garage door and opener safety check in their normal service area which includes San Antonio, Boerne, New Braunfels, and Bulverde/ Spring Branch. ■

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Housing Forecast 2016 SAN ANTONIO BOARD OF REALTORS

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he San Antonio Board of REALTORS® hosted the 2016 Housing Forecast on January 7, 2016 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel to an audience of over 800 REALTOR® and Affiliate members. Participants at this annual event heard from a series of locally and nationally recognized speakers sharing their expertise on market conditions, industry trends and community conditions and how those factors will affect the 2016 real estate market. “The local housing market experienced tremendous growth in 2015. Our sales increased 10 percent from last year and in the city of San Antonio alone, the dollar volume of sales increased 7.3 percent year over year,” said Angela Shields, President and CEO of the San Antonio Board of REALTORS®. “This continued strength in the housing market and the caliber of speakers attending the event make it a prime opportunity for real estate professionals to prepare for the coming year.” The 2016 Housing Forecast presenters included Dr. Mark Dotzour, Real Estate Economist, who spoke about the current conditions in the Texas market while offering some insight into the coming year; Bob Jacobs, SABOR’s 2016 Chairman, who shared detailed statistics regarding the market in the San Antonio and surrounding areas; and Tray Bates, 2015 President of the South Texas Commercial Association of REALTORS®, looked at commercial real estate trends. There was also a panel discussing a range of topics including property management, lending and military. Panelists included James Alderson of Atlas Residential Realty, Everett Ives of the National Association of Mortgage Bankers and Donna Jones of Joint Base San Antonio. The panel was moderated by Cynthia Lee, former local news anchor and licensed REALTOR®. ■


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esigners, architects and remodelers are excited about the fresh vibe of Tile Studio 925! Located in the heart of the Hill Country, the tile studio owned and operated by the Teat family combines small town charm wand Hollywood flair. Friends, industry professionals, and community members came together to celebrate the long-awaited Grand Opening, even in the midst of the rain! What started off as a ribbon-cutting quickly developed into block party for the entire Fair Oaks Plaza strip – business owners hopped from storefront to storefront developing relationships with their new neighbors. Out of these connections came a plan to share and continue the opportunity to network; The Teats have proposed to make their showroom a friendly and inviting atmosphere where designers and customers have access to free wi-fi and don’t feel as if they have to rush out. Walk-in homeowners are welcome to browse the floor as well as get all of their questions answered by the professional and knowledgeable staff. Community-building is the cornerstone of Tile Studio 925, and their ventures will certainly be a benefit to the Boerne area.. ■

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San Antonio Board of REALTORS

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SABOR also recognized seven award winners for their outstanding service in the real estate industry during 2015. Sheila MoranStanush received the 2015 SABOR REALTOR® Broker of the Year Award; Janice Tisdale is the 2015 SABOR REALTOR® Salesperson of the Year; Elizabeth “Bizzy” Darling received the 2015 SABOR REALTOR® Rookie of the Year Award; Gwen Derry is the 2015 SABOR Affiliate of the Year; James Alderson received the 2015 Property Management Specialist of the Year Award; Jack Jones is the Farm & Land Specialist of the Year; and D’Ann Harper received the 2015 Good Neighbor Award. All were honored for their achievements as part of the Installation and Awards program on Wednesday. ■

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he San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR) installed its new leadership team as well as members of the 2016 Board of Directors and Executive Committee during its annual Installation and Awards Brunch at the Eilan Hotel & Spa. SABOR also recognized seven award winners across several categories for outstanding achievements in real estate. Bob Jacobs was sworn in as SABOR’s 2016 Chairman of the Board. With a term beginning January 1, the chairman steers the Board of Directors and works in concert with SABOR’s President and CEO to implement the policies and vision set forth by the members. With a membership numbering over 9,500, SABOR looks to its members to drive its strategies which in turn affect the real estate industry in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. “Bob will be a key player in 2016 by leading the largest trade association in the area while strengthening the value of REALTORS® as the most knowledgeable and trusted source for real estate in San Antonio and the surrounding areas,” said Angela Shields, SABOR President and CEO. “His integrity, experience and guidance will allow our growing membership to continue making this the best place to buy and sell real estate.” Other officers installed to the Board of Directors were REALTOR® members Michele Bunting Ross as Chair-Elect and K. Duncan Martin II as Secretary/Treasurer. Altogether, SABOR has 18 members on its Board of Directors.


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Platinum Top 50 NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR MINDI STANGE SPECIAL TO NHOME

WHAT LEAD YOU TO REAL ESTATE? As an interior designer, I was always anchored to the business of Real Estate. I was either merchandising new construction for builders, remodeling or staging a home prior to it's listing, or transforming someone’s newly acquired real estate into their dream home. I played this role in Real Estate for just over ten years before I had the epiphany that I need not be type cast into this singular role, but expand my character to play the lead in the exchange of Real Estate. One of my last big projects in Laguna Nigel, CA required six months of design and project management for the home to receive it’s asking price of $1,000,000 after being listed for less than thirty days. It was then I knew, I needed to be a part of the complete process. A year later, after deciding I needed to take my family back to my Texas roots, I found myself with San Antonio Realtor, Carmen Soto, referred by her broker, Spencer Hasch of Ultimate Realty. She became the catalyst to our new start in San Antonio. She showed us about thirty homes in a weekend. That gave me plenty of time to share my story with her, my passion, my knowledge, and she confirmed it, I would be great at Real Estate! Carmen not only was my Realtor, but my mentor and inspiration. She was young in her Real Estate career as well, and already had experienced amazing success. Six months after meeting Carmen, we were in a new home in San Antonio and I was busy acquiring my Real Estate license and she had me off to the races in no time. I sold 29 homes my first year!

WHAT WAS I LOOKING FOR IN A REAL ESTATE COMPANY?

TO WHAT DO I ATTRIBUTE MY SUCCESS? I attribute my success to my drive and ambition. Growing up, I was the daughter of a custom home builder and a hair dresser. My parents were both small business owners in a small West Texas town and I saw their pride in ownership and hard work. They had high expectations of me and encouraged my education and curiosity of the world beyond a small town. My parents worked hard for their kids. My goals are to gain success so I can see my children presented with many opportunities for their future, retire early to enjoy and explore the world with my husband, Robert, and afford a retirement life my parents deserve after all they have given me.

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WHAT WOULD YOU SUGGEST TO NEW AGENTS IN THE BUSINESS? First, find a mentor that you can emulate. Second, find a brokerage with a proven system and follow that system. Third, state your goals and measure them as the year progresses. Challenge yourself, you will be amazed at what you can push yourself to do. Last, be thankful, for the opportunity to work for yourself, for the clients who trust you, and the family who supports the career path you have chosen. ■

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Other highly successful individuals. At age 40, I didn’t want to wait years before I met my goals. I noticed that Spencer Hasch was highly successful in a short amount of time. Carmen Soto had done the same working under him. I knew Ultimate Realty would give me that same potential. I looked for a brokerage who invested in lead generation for its agents and had a small pool to work them. Ultimate Realty was a perfect fit. It's a small firm that generates big numbers!


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he San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR) hosted an exclusive event at SAMMinistries for deserving families in need of holiday cheer on Saturday, December 5. “Santa at SAMM” festivities included free professional photos with Santa, cookie decorating, letters to Santa and a delicious holiday breakfast. SAMMinistries is an interfaith ministry whose mission is to assist the homeless – and those at risk of becoming homeless – attain self-sufficiency by offering shelter and other services. SAMM is one of SABOR’s Charities of Choice with both striving for the similar goal of helping

people find housing. SABOR members give back to the community year-round through special events and drives benefitting SAMMinsitries. In addition to the Santa at SAMM event, SABOR had a Christmas tree set up for REALTORS® to choose ornaments from with details to provide a specific gift to fulfill a child’s request. The participation was overwhelming. SABOR members provided gifts for more than 80 children

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and SABOR’s Board of Directors gathered to wrap more than 300 gifts to be distributed by Santa to the children at SAMM during the shelter’s annual Christmas party. “SABOR wants to help make San Antonio a strong community and one of the ways it does this is by REALTORS® getting involved in local charities,” SABOR President and CEO Angela Shields said. “SABOR members and staff look forward to Santa at SAMM and the continuation of support for these families at SAMMinistries. We get just as much out of it as the families. It’s heartwarming for us when we are told by families how special it was to be able to take a professional photo of their kids with Santa. We are so happy we can make that possible for them. It shows how SABOR cares about our community and wants to give back.” In addition to this holiday event, REALTORS® with SABOR give back to SAMMinistries throughout the year. Each year SABOR holds “Transform with a Uniform,” a school uniform drive for the families at SAMMinistries. Members collect clothes and shoes, this year helping more than 40 children start the school year right. REALTORS® also host an Easter Egg Hunt in the Spring in which children join their families to hunt nearly a thousand hidden eggs. Not only do the kids participate in the Easter Egg Hunt, but REALTORS® also help distribute treats and toys. Another major contribution of the REALTORS® to SAMMinistries is the annual “Sing for SAMM” fundraising event. This event is a ka-

raoke night in which REALTORS® donate to SAMM while singing their favorite tunes. All proceeds go to support SAMMinistries and this year, REALTORS® were able to donate more than $2,500 to SAMM as a result of the event. “It only seems natural for us to give back to the community we serve,” SABOR’s 2015 Chairman of the Board Mary Ann Jeffers said. “Providing cheer throughout the year by offering a few of the comforts of home we all take for granted is the least we can do.” SABOR is the largest professional trade association in San Antonio and represents over 9,500 REALTOR® members. SABOR’s membership services nine counties including Bexar, Atascosa, Frio, Karnes, Kendall, LaSalle, McMullen, Medina and Wilson. SABOR is one of over 1,600 local boards and 54 state and territory organizations of REALTORS® nationwide that make up the National Association of REALTORS®. ■

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Little Sun Goes a Long Way // BY: RITA HECK

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ittle Sun, a 4-3/4 inch diameter portable solar-powered LED lamp with a hanging strap developed by Danish artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederick Ottesen, brings affordable light to remote countries not on the grid and to others who are just interested in free energy. Little Sun, is ideal for in-bed reading or room mood lighting. On a larger scale, several of them can be hung to light up a room at night, allowing countries without electricity to keep businesses open after dark and provide reliable after dark lighting for homes so that children can study and household chores can be done after dark. Little Sun is a social business and global projected founded by Erliasson and Ottesen to the 1.1 billion people living without electricity in off-grid countries. Available in non-grid areas worldwide at reduced, locally affordable prices where they provide a clean alternative to toxic and expensive fuel-based lighting. Since being launched in

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2012 at London's Tate Modern, more than 350,000 Little Suns have been distributed around the world including areas that have had no light after dark without the danger of emitting toxic smoke or fossil energy fumes. A global project connecting the world through sharing light, Little Sun has presented its message at various art institutes and world sustainable exhibits including Tate Modern, London, COP Climate Change Conffernce, Doha, Qatar, World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland, Art Basel Lmiami Beach and the Roskilde Festival in Denmark, among others. Five hours in sunlight produces 10 hours of 8lm soft light or 4lm bright light. Three AAA batteries are also required. In March, Eliasson and Ottesen will introduce Little Sun Charge, allowing small battery operated devices to be charged anywhere with the solar powered gadget.

FIVE HOURS IN SUNLIGHT PRODUCES 10 HOURS OF 8LM SOFT LIGHT OR 4LM BRIGHT LIGHT.

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LITTLE SUN SOLAR LED LAMP REPRESENTATIVE TRAIN NATIVES IN OFFGRID COUNTRIES HOW TO CHARGE AND USE THE LAMPS FOR AFTERDARKÂ LIGHT. MANY OF THE LAMPS HAVE BEEN DONATED THROUGH CUSTOMER PURCHASES.


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San Antonio Cocktail Conference // PHOTOGRAPHY: JASON ROBERTS

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ouston Street Charities and San Antonio Cocktail Conference 2016 is proud to be donating 100% of profits from this year’s event to support children’s charities. The Cocktail Conference was the first of its kind in Texas, but the concept is nothing new, there are various models across the country. What makes the SACC different from the rest is that 100% of the profits are divided among selected children’s charities. These funds are raised through ticket sales to a variety of events that range from elaborate cocktail parties to guided tastings and educational seminars. The San Antonio Cocktail Conference is not just an opportunity to drink. It’s about learning the art and appreciation for the cocktail, while helping the children of our community. More than $355,000 has been donated in its first four years, and the San Antonio Cocktail Conference will continue to dedicate its profits to supporting children’s charities. Though the majority of our funding to charities comes from the Cocktail Conference, there may be, on occasion, an opportunity to meet other modest needs of individual charities and causes. The beneficiaries of San Antonio Cocktail Conference 2016 are ChildSafe, The Children’s Shelter, Clarity Child Guidance Center, TEAMability and Transplants for Children. ■

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Platinum Top 50 Awards Ceremony // PHOTOGRAPHY: NELSON ENOCHS, LIGHTCATCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

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latinum Top 50 Realtors of San Antonio hosted its annual awards ceremony before a crowd of more than 400 elite real estate professionals. At our event, the hard work and dedication to the real estate profession was definitely seen throughout the building. It was great to see what 2016 will bring for the real estate industry. We anticipate having our numbers increase next year and are eager to see more agents participating, thank you to all who joined us in celebrating a successful year! â–

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2016 Platinum Top 50 Agents San Antonio’s Finest in Residential Real Estate View profiles for all agents on platinumtop50.com 2016 Platinum Top 50 Agents San Antonio’s Finest in Residential Real Estate View profiles for all agents on platinumtop50.com

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Binkan Cinaroglu

Chad M. Hughes

Corie Boldt

Danyelle Daniel

Dave Wagner

Denise Graves

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Ken Davis

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Denise Graves

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Ken Davis

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Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper Realtors Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper Realtors

Kevin Crawford

Kimberly Howell

Missy Stagers

Patti Nelson

Robert A. Dullnig

The Schrader Group

A. David Marne

Alexis Weigand

Amy Allen

Kevin Crawford

Kimberly Howell

Missy Stagers

Patti Nelson

Robert A. Dullnig

The Schrader Group

A. David Marne

Alexis Weigand

Amy Allen

Blain A Johnson

Carey Morgan

Carmen Bean

Caroline Decherd

Cathy Naiser

Chrissy Labatt

Craig Browning

Dana Phillips

Dave Wilcox

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Helen Guajardo

Jason C. Campbell

Jason Glast

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Judy Dalrymple

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Jason C. Campbell

Jason Glast

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Judy Dalrymple

Judy Dunlap

Kendra Wray

Kevin Best

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Mark Stillings

Matthew A. Resnick

Meghan Pelley

Misty Wood

Nathan Dumas

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Kendra Wray

Kevin Best

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Mark Stillings

Matthew A. Resnick

Meghan Pelley

Misty Wood

Nathan Dumas

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JBGoodwin Realtors

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Kimberly Howell Properties

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Phyllis Browning Company

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Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper

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Keller Williams City View

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Phillips & Associates Realty

Phillips & Associates Realty

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BHHS Don Johnson Realtors Estela Haese Mindy Thomas Villalpando & Associates Michael Schultz Gail M. Lamb Miguel Herrera Estela Haese Mindy Thomas Janeene Edwards CitySchultz Team Villalpando & Associates River Michael Joni M. Falcone MonicaHerrera V Garza Gail Lamb Miguel Kimberly Bragman Nicholas Kjos Janeene Edwards River City Team Leticia Sanders Reagan Joni Falcone Monica VWilliamson Garza Linda Vasquez Rhonda Kimberly Bragman NicholasHowerton Kjos & Associates Ruth Horace Leticia Sanders Reagan Williamson Liz Chiego Sally J Cresswell Linda Vasquez Rhonda Howerton Maggie Wilmoth Premier Living Specialists & Associates Ruth Horace Mary Olivo Hall Sheri Bailey Liz Chiego Sally J Cresswell Maggie Wilmoth Premier Living Specialists Mary Olivo Hall Sheri Bailey

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2016 Career Achievement Rita Santamaria

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Lili Veterinary Hospital // PHOTOGRAPHY: JASON ROBERTS

DR. OKAFOR and staff proudly present Lili Veterinary Hospital. Guests enjoyed a meet and greet with the friendly staff, and complimentary food and prizes. Animal lovers were present, including several members of the San Antonio Business Association to help celebrate Opening Day at this welcoming facility conveniently located at 20210 Stone Oak Parkway, Suite 301, in the Stone Canyon Crossing shopping center. You’re invited to bring your fourlegged friends to join the family at Lili Veterinary Hospital where “your pet is truly in safe hands.” ■

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Upcoming San Antonio Events VESTIDO ROJO FOR SA Event to benefit the American Heart Association SA Event Center For more information, call 210-810-3100

MARCH 2 LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO & SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK Tobin Center for Performing Arts For more information, visit www.tobincenter.org or call 210-223-8624

MARCH 28 SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Tobin Center for Performing Arts For more information, visit www.tobincenter.org or call 210-223-8624

FEBRUARY 11-28 SAN ANTONIO STOCK SHOW & RODEO AT&T Center or Freeman Coliseum

FEBRUARY 25 GRAND OPENING FOR KHAMILA FURNITURE BOUTIQUE AND NHOME BUSINESS MIXER The Legacy Shopping Center For more information, contact georgina@khamila.com

MARCH 11, 12 & 13 AZALEA TRAIL HOME AND GARDEN TOUR For ticket information, visit www.riveroaksgardenclub.org

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RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA TOUR COMPANY. PHOTO BY CAROL ROSEGG

The 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play the Majestic Theatre for a limited engagement. Tickets for CINDERELLA go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, December 11. Ticket start at $35 and are available by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 982. ARTS (2787), at all Ticketmaster outlets including the Majestic Box Office, or online at www. BroadwayInSanAntonio.com and www.ticketmaster.com.

APRIL 11 THE CUTTING EDGE FIESTA FASHION SHOW McCombs Center – Rosenberg Sky Room – 6:00 pm reception and 7:00 pm show, proceeds to benefit UIW Fashion Students. For more information, contact University of Incarnate Word

MAY 7 SAN ANTONIO HEART BALL Presented by Cardiology Clinic of San Antonio Event will take place at The La Cantera Hill Country Resort. For more information, contact 210-8103108 or sanantonioheartball.ahaevents.org

MAY 3-8 MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Arts Center Enterprises are proud to announce that single tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, January 15. It makes its San Antonio premiere playing eight performances at the Majestic Theatre. Tickets start at $30 and are available by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 982.ARTS (2787), at all Ticketmaster outlets including the Majestic Box Office, or online at www.BroadwayInSanAntonio.com and www.ticketmaster.com.

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