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March//April 2015 NHO ME TEXAS MAGAZIN E

OUTDOOR

TEXAS POOLS AND PATIOS Texas Pools and Patios takes the difficulty out of outdoor living design and installation. Learn how they can transform your backyard to an oasis you and your family will enjoy for years to come.

features 38 LIVING INDEPENDENTLY Living at Home Longer

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Learn what steps can be taken to ensure love ones have the opportunity to live at home longer while dealing with physical and/or mental challenges.

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Vacation Destination Check out what Palmilla Beach and Golf Resort have waiting for you at what is the first true Texas Beach Resort.

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Representing Clubs and Organizations San Antonio prepares for Fiesta as men and women across the city represent various clubs and organizations.

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Adaku Okoro ART DIRECTOR Elisa Giordano

EXECUTIVE EDITOR Kim Young

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In Every Issue

Chinyere Okoro

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Angela Clack Gabriel Diego Delgado Misty Rodriguez Kim Young

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

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Melonie Marrow Jason Risner Jason Roberts

Publisher 13 On the Cover 14 Contributors 16 Advisory Board

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Dining 18 Good Taste with Tanji 20 Food & Fiesta

Great Escapes 40 Fun in the Sun

Arts & Culture

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Events

Function and Style

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Table Talk 52 Lili Alessandra

What’s New 56 San Antonio's Newest Attractions

February Mixer 64 2015 Cocktail Conference 67 Young Professionals Leadership Committee 68 Events Making News

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Outdoor kitchens and pools add value to homes. Pools are great for family fun and great for entertaining guests. So if your home did not come with a pool, consider adding a pool or upgrading and remodeling an older pool for your enjoyment. Texas Pools & Patios, one of the largest family owned pool companies has been building and remodeling pools in Austin PROUD MEMBER OF: and San Antonio since 1978. They build custom in ground pools and offer complete beautiful backyard designs that include decks, patios and pergolas. They offer a one stop outdoor design that also includes spas and hot tubs, waterfalls and landscape designs to suit your style and family life. We have taken the time to learn why so many people have great testimonials to share about the excellent customer service they have received from owner, Jim Crites and his friendly staff. If you have not yet visited their new San Antonio showroom, we suggest you read the article and then go and see for yourselves why so many of their clients are repeat and referred customers. Spring time is known as a season to tidy up your home, remodel and just create a new look. California Closets’ Misty Rodriguez gives us five tips to help us de-clutter in our functional design article “Clean The Clutter”. Misty offers suggestions to help make Spring cleaning fun and meaningful. As usual, in addition to highlighting great home ideas, we like to bring you news about town and highlight some of the rich Texas life. Our editor had the opportunity to interview The Fiesta Commission to get you the facts of The Official Fiesta Royalties and to showcase one of the many positive leadership community organizations who offer their own royal court for the youth. We have included a Fiesta calendar so you do not miss out on the days and times of several Fiesta events that take place in the month of April. And after you have celebrated at these events, be sure to enjoy some Fiesta food. Our Dining guide article names just a few places that offer mouth watering dishes. So “Viva Fiesta!” Join in the celebrations and don't forget to satisfy your taste buds! We appreciate your continued support as a vivid reader of NHOME Texas! Sincerely,

Adaku Okoro, publisher adaku@nhometx.com

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contributors ANGELA CLACK Few people will confess a love of eating, but Angela Clack lists eating among her hobbies. She believes life is best experienced in the enjoyment of great food with family and friends. Her tastes range from casual street foods to exotic selections and fine dining. Clack enjoys traveling and uses it as an excuse to immerse herself in the local cuisine and culture. Raised on highly seasoned traditional Southern fare, she seeks out authentic food and dining experiences and documents her discoveries for other food lovers.

KIM YOUNG Kim Young, a native Texan and second-generation realtor, is a broker/ associate with BHGRE Bradfield Properties. She has been assisting luxury homebuyers and sellers in the San Antonio/Hill Country area since 1999. She is a four-year recipient of the coveted National Five Star Professional Award and a four-year past recipient of the Platinum Top 50 Award. She is a certified Texas Real Estate Commission MCE instructor and a CARTUS-certified buyer/marketing specialist, and she serves on the Texas Association of Realtors Professional Standards Committee and the SABOR Professional Development Committee/Instructor Committee. In addition to her real estate career, she is an author and co-author of the Creating Machine series, and she writes for various publications and websites.

GABRIEL DIEGO DELGADO Gabriel Diego Delgado is an art consultant at J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art. He has spent almost a decade in nonprofit art management, serving as a curator of exhibitions at the Station Museum of Contemporary Art; the project manager of research and development at the Museo Alameda (a Smithsonian affiliate); the community outreach/communications director for an art and education nonprofit; and a working professional artist. He is a freelance curator and arts reviewer for several publications. His artwork has been shown in Arco 2012 (Madrid, Spain), New York, New York and MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) D.C., as well as numerous galleries and venues.

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advisory board

PEGGY ZETTNER

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

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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MIKE HOLLAWAY

Mike Hollaway enjoys a wellearned 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.

DALE PONDER

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, non-union 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.

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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 11year 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.

Gabriel Diego Delgado is an art consultant at J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art. He has spent almost a decade in nonprofit art management, serving as a curator of exhibitions at the Station Museum of Contemporary Art; the project manager of research and development at the Museo Alameda (a Smithsonian affiliate); the community outreach/ communications director for an art and education nonprofit; and a working professional artist. He is a freelance curator and arts reviewer for several publications. His artwork has been shown in Arco 2012 (Madrid, Spain), New York, New York and MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) D.C., as well as numerous galleries and venues.

Edna De Saro is the senior vice president of Lone Star National Bank. As marketing director of one of the fastest growing banks in Texas, De Saro is involved in the development and implementation of all strategic marketing objectives that include corporate branding, public relations and market positioning.

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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he 16th Annual A Taste of the Northside is Wednesday, April 22, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. It’s repeatedly named the BEST Fiesta Event! All-inclusive tickets are only $65 in advance and can be purchased at BrightonSA.org or at any San Antonio H-E-B. Speaking of food and drink, the Sugar Land Wine and Food Affair attracts over 10,000 people to the five day event and is returning to Sugar Land April 8-12. If you’ve ever been to the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair before, you will remember H-E-B’s awesome wine and cheese tastings. Be prepare for another gigantic display, along with some of the finest wines from around the world. An estimated 2,600 bottles are set to be poured, tasted and paired with handcrafted delectables from over 25 local-area chefs. Full of color and flavor--an event that’s become synonymous with the first signs of spring in the Alamo City. The 6th Annual Paella Challenge at historic Pearl Brewery went off without a hitch - and the pickings were plenty! Watch the re-cap of over 40 South Texas chefs, plus 10 local high schools that participated this year. ■


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Food & Fiesta Celebrating San Antonio // BY: ANGELA CLACK

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Mi Tierra

every day regardless of the weather. San Antonians and tourists alike flock to this gem nestled in the heart of downtown to enjoy a traditional breakfast, hearty lunch or authentic dinner in a spirited setting. Diners also visit Mi Tierra to enjoy the massive selection of traditional Mexican pastry. If you review past articles you'll see that I have lauded many a burger joint as the best in San Antonio. So, I may seem like a bit of a flip flopper to now claim that Chris Madrids is home to the best burger in the city. Think what you will, but bear in mind that this article is about the warm feelings we all have about Fiesta and San Antonio’s rich history and years of fond memories. It is with that in mind that I can say without wavering that the Tostada Bean Burger, with the melted cheddar, homemade refried beans and that shiny bun, is the best burger ever. And by ever, I mean ever. As long as you’re out and about enjoying the festivities, make time to visit these establishments and enjoy the spirit of Fiesta in their distinctive settings. For more information about these restaurants, visit their websites:

La Fogata: www.lafogata.com Rudy's: www.rudysbbq.com LuLu's: www.luluscafeinsa.com Magnolia Pancake Haus: www.magnoliapancakehaus.com Mi Tierra: www.mitierracafe.com Chris Madrid's: www.chrismadrids.com

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veryone has a favorite Fiesta event, a favorite parade, their own unique way to enjoy San Antonio’s biggest celebration. My favorites are the beautiful Fiesta Flambeau Parade, the highly seasoned A Taste of New Orleans and the delicious A Taste of the Northside which benefits Brighton Center. These are my go to events, but like some San Antonians, I carefully scan the Fiesta schedule to discover other opportunities to squeeze more fun and education out of these magical days and evenings. As tourists flock to San Antonio to join our big party, locals will return to some of our favorite restaurants, those special places that remind us of what makes San Antonio so special. Here are some of my favorites. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the La Fogata margarita is the best margarita in the city. Can I say exactly why? No. Maybe it’s the beautiful patio setting. Or, perhaps it's their famous fire-roasted cuisine and salsa. It doesn't matter. What matters is that La Fogata is a favorite of locals seeking good food in a romantic setting served by a staff committed to “positively fabulous service.” Texas has more than its fair share of barbeque joints. Or as some prefer “BBQ” joints. If you're a real Texan, you expect there to be a little smoke in the air. Partly cloudy in Texas means that someone's smoking a brisket. Real Texans take their meat very seriously and many, myself included, enjoy Rudy's fare. I don't just like it. I like it like it. I like their brisket. I like their creamed corn, I like their peach cobbler. Rudy’s is a delicious choice for a family dinner and a convenient choice for large group catering. Few restaurants can boast about serving home cooking 24/7. Lulu's Bakery and Cafe, known for that giant cinnamon roll, also serves American diner fare that has been warming the hearts of San Antonians for years. Don’t go alone. The portions are more than any one person can handle. Magnolia Pancake Haus is one of those places that is a must visit for tourists, but be warned, there’s always a wait. Just know that it's worth it to enjoy the magic of the Magnolia Pancake Haus. I've figured out why the wait is so long. It’s the menu. It is spectacular. Ordering your meal is tantamount to rejecting everything else on the menu and that just feels wrong. Patrons go in with hearts set on enjoying their famous pancakes and then they see the amazing selection of omelets and the waffles. It’s enough to make your head spin. Serving comforting meals 24 hours a day, Mi Tierra is open


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Work, work, work - has the rat race got you down and out? Are the vacations over rated and end too soon? Are you tired of arguing with the kids because they’re never home? Maybe you find yourself constantly nagging to get the backyard mowed. My advice - you don’t need a longer vacation, a family counselor, or a divorce. What you need is a backyard oasis from Texas Pools & Patios - a pool and outdoor living space, a staycation for the whole family. Imagine coming home after a long hot day and stepping out the back door to your own resort. That’s what Texas Pools & Patios can help you create. Their award winning designs can be as unique and imaginative as you are. They are committed to excellence whether you want simple or sensational outdoor living. If in the past you’ve shied away from creating your own outdoor space because you aren’t able to picture what’s possible, there’s good news. I sat down with Jim Crites, one of the Crites brothers whose pool building experience goes back three decades. His design at the table automation with 3D renderings had me amazed. “We are on the cutting edge of technology,” he said. “There is an old way and now there is a new way.” He definitely had me sitting on the edge of my seat as I watched him take a plot plan and photograph of a backyard and create my dream pool and outdoor living space. And speaking of what’s new in pool technology, did you know there is a app for

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your smart phone. No more having to wait for the spa to heat - baby it’s date night and I’m headed home. It’s that simple. Just tell them what you want; outdoor kitchen, cabana, swimming pool with water fall, spa with water feature, pool side bar with seating, and don’t forget the lights.... oh my! You’d be surprised what a difference LED lights make in the ambience of your pool and outdoor living space. Clay Sultemeier, sales manager for the San Antonio division pointed out that they’ve stood the test of time in an industry with a lot of turnover. “We know the lay of the land in Central Texas. We know the topography and what it takes to build a quality pool. There are differences in the soil between Stone Oak and Terrell Hills. You need a pool builder who understands that.”

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Experience is everything if you want it done right. “Some of our pool artisans and craftsmen have been working with us for 20 years,” Jim added. When I asked about affordability Clay said, “Think of the cost of a car or a monthly car payment. Financing options are available. We’re here to make your dream a reality.” The Crites family is dedicated to customer service. Unlike national companies who have corporate offices in the North, you’ll find the owners of Texas Pools & Patios on the jobsite and available to take your calls. The reviews are in and they are exceptional. John Palmer of Pipe Creek wrote, “I would like to thank Texas Pools & Patios for building a beautiful pool. Jim Crites came out and gave me a very reasonable bid that stayed within MARCH//APRIL 2015 NHOME /

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my budget. He said I would be able to use the pool before the summer was over, and the work was performed in a very smooth and timely manner, just as he had promised. I have enjoyed the pool immensely the past few weeks since it has been completed. The customer service and construction departments were very attentive and willing to help me in any way. They kept me informed throughout the progress of the pool. The superintendent made sure every phase was completed to code. I want to thank you again Texas Pools and Patios and let you know that you may use me as a referral for anyone in the San Antonio area that would like to see your work completed.” Whether you have a blank canvas and need a whole backyard package with pool, spa and outdoor living space, or if you’ve got a lifeless, boring pool that the family has tired of, Texas Pools & Patios can bring your backyard to life, even giving your old pool a beautiful new look. The Crites family has been in the pool building business since 1977. They build pools in Austin, San Antonio, New Braunfels, Boerne and all over the hill country. They were named Top 25 in the Pool and Spa News. Texas Pools & Patios is a member of The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals and a Certified Building Professional. Call Texas Pools & Patios to transform your backyard into a vacation resort that the whole family will enjoy for a lifetime. ■

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here has never been a better time to be 50 and older. The market place has finally opened it’s eyes to the buying power of Baby Boomers; the largest consumer group and the greatest buying power in the history of our country. Baby Boomers have a desire to stay, act, think and feel young. That’s why they say the new 50 is 40. Not only are they the largest economic group but they are educated, take care of themselves and can afford life’s luxuries. Fifty is no longer midlife, it’s the start of life. With that kind of mindset, when Father Time does strike physically or mentally, it’s hard to picture living anywhere other than at home. The question becomes how to safely live at home when the body or mind start failing. How can family members have peace of mind; wanting what’s best for a loved one, as well as wanting to honor lifestyle wishes at the same time? I recently visited with Jennica Colvin. I heard about what she was doing from a good friend who is a Physical Therapist. Colvin is an Occupational Therapist. She and her hand selected team of nurses and therapists at Colvin Home Health & Consultative Services have a common bond that ties; a passion and hope to keep people in their home as long as possible. While Colvin worked in the nursing home setting, she was a keen observer to the fact that many early admissions to the facility came because of falls or an injury associated with a fall. As the population ages they look for services that offer options to keep them safe and free of preventable injuries. Physical and Occupational therapists have an exciting and integral part of this demand for services. A home assessment looks at the clients home as well as the clients ability to maneuver inside and outside of their space. Basic

recommendations can be made to improve lighting, remove throw rugs, or re-arrange furniture to make the home more accessible and safe. More complex recommendations such as use of ramps or other home modifications can also be assessed. Colvin’s goal is to keep people in their home longer. Their services include:

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OLDER DRIVER REHABILITATION BALANCE AND FALL PREVENTION NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING NURSING SOCIAL COUNSELING PHYSICAL THERAPY, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND SPEECH THERAPY

Colvin is passionate about what she does and she has gathered a team of professionals who share her passion. Their mission is to help people ‘Age in Place’. “We resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak... Because, in your life you will have been all of these.” ■

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n the heart of Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Club rests the award winning Arnold Palmer Designed Signature links-style golf course. The 18-hole masterpiece is carved into 222 acres of windswept Mustang Island dunes. Golf enthusiasts from around the world travel to Port Aransas to play and attempt to master the challenging and ever-evolving course. Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Club was strategically designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer to be reminiscent of the coastal links that dot the Scottish landscape. Purposefully designed to change with the elements, the course is constantly altering, bringing a new game to golfers each time they play. The par-71 links-style course harmoniously coexists with the Texas maritime elements and indigenous vegetation. By converting 120 acres of the course to native vegetation, Palmer and his team successfully re-established endangered

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cured green, Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Club is a golfer’s delight. Arnold Palmer said of the course, “Being here and seeing this course has aroused some enthusiasm in me I hadn’t felt for a while. This is a fantastic setting.” Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Club is a true paradise. Mustang Island’s only golf course, Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Club is continuously placed on Golfweek Magazine’s “One of the Top 10 Courses You Can Play in Texas” and was named by LINKS Golf Magazine as “One of the Top 10 Places to Own a Seaside Golf Home.” Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Club has achieved its award winning status through meticulous and continuous efforts to coexist with the Gulf Coast’s natural elements. Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Club is managed by Troon Golf, a world-class management company that ensures golfers will have an extraordinary experience. This one-of-a-kind golf club offers membership packages as well as annual passes for public play. Perhaps the most appealing draw to Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Club is that Palmer designed the course to challenge the world’s best professionals while preserving a

“PALMILLA BEACH RESORT & GOLF CLUB IS A GOLFER’S DELIGHT.”

plants such as Southern Sea Oats and provided local wildlife a home. The swirling ocean breezes and rolling fairways that meander through the dunescape challenge golfers on every shot. Remaining true to links-style golf, controlling ball trajectory, adjusting to varying slopes and conditions, and creative shot making is more important than raw power. The Gulf of Mexico and Corpus Christi Bay offer a majestic backdrop. Amateurs and professionals alike are easily lost in the stunning views the course offers. From each tee to every immaculate and mani-

fun round for high-handicappers. A mix of tee positions and yardage lengths make Palmilla Resort & Beach Golf Club a fair yet challenging test for all levels of golfers. Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Club also provides golf fanatics, beach lovers and nature enthusiasts select opportunities to call it home. A limited number of golf course homes and sites are currently available. Positioned in the center of the club’s state-of-the-art amenities, these impeccable home sites will excite the senses and make dreams come true. This world-class, master-planned coastal Texas community is a must see. Whether you’re an expert golfer or a hacker, or someone who appreciates and loves what Mother Nature has to offer, Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Club is a destination that demands exploration. Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Club is the first True Texas Beach Resort by San Antonio-based developer Koontz-McCombs. Surrounding the golf course are two mixed-use developments known as Village North and Village South. Along with mixed-use properties, hotel properties and the golf, Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Club holds in reserve approximately 349 acres of bay front property for future use. ■

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BEACH RESORT PALMILLA BEACH RESORT & GOLF CLUB

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over 50 annual members and is the island’s only golf course.

Coastal Culinary Hot Spot: Black Marlin Bar & Grill’s Chef Kaharim Becerra has turned a casual clubhouse on the island’s only golf course into a culinary hotspot. Enjoy some of the house favorites including the mahi-mahi grilled tacos, pan seared gulf snapper and shrimp as well as the beef tenderloin sliders. If the idea of a casual clubhouse with exquisite coastal cuisine doesn’t hook you, than the beautiful views of the Texas Gulf should. Enjoy an elevated escape to truly take in the Texas Coast as it’s meant to be experienced.

Vacation on the Texas Coast: Nestled on 367 miles of coastline lies tranquil beaches, gentle breezes and abundant wildlife. The Texas coast can be the faultless backdrop for your next vacation. Sun drenched days earning sand dollars, warm gulf waters for big fishing in a small town and eclectic art galleries on the mainland make this coastline destination exceptionally idyllic. Adventure seekers will find activities that meet their speed with jet skiing, surfing, parasailing, and deep-sea fishing located at their fingertips.

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World-class Golf Destination on the Texas Coast: One of the first steps Koontz McCombs took was to partner with legendary course management company, Troon Golf, to make significant improvements to the par-71 Arnold Palmer Signature Course. Over the past year, Palmilla Beach Golf Course was named number five on Golf Advisor’s “Top 20 Courses in Texas to Play.” This carefully designed links-course has hosted over 23,000 rounds of golf, currently has

Visit www.palmillabeach.com or call 361-749-3628 for more information. 

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eveloped by San Antonio’s reputable development, construction and leasing management company Koontz McCombs, Palmilla Beach Resort and Golf Club is the first True Texas Beach Resort. Over the past year, the coastal community has exceeded expectations and hit several milestones in the development process.

Surrounding the golf course are two mixed-use developments known as Village North and Village South. Along with mixed-use properties, hotel properties, and the golf course, Palmilla Beach holds in reserve approximately 349 acres of bay front property for future use. The Palmilla Beach Welcome Center is located at 3628 Island Moorings Parkway and is open daily. ■


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arts & culture

Thomas Arvid

AN ARTISTIC SOMMELIER // BY: GABRIEL DIEGO DELGADO

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he Texas Hill Country boasts over 42 wineries with an eclectic mix of palettes and vintages, so it is no wonder why Atlanta based, Photo-Realism Wine painter Thomas Arvid feels right at home when visiting the San Antonio / Hill Country area. March 13 – 15, 2015 marked the two year return of the internationally acclaimed painter to South Texas region with patrons treated to a VIP private preview dinner at Flemings in the Quarry, a Second Saturday Art & Wine event solo spotlight exhibition of giclee works on canvas that included four originals at J.R. Mooney Galleries in Boerne; coupled with a meet and greet with the artist at the gallery and the Boerne Wine Company. Thomas Arvid is a self-taught artist with a signature angular perspective and compositional completeness – glass, bottle, and corkscrew. Arvid proceeds with deliberate off-the-canvas slants that seem to stunt the elements in a seemingly haphazard tipsy aesthetic-an Arvid tilted room effect. Larger than life wine bottles, corks, and other bar accoutrements can be seen in his signature downward still-life perspectives. Picture perfect painterly renditions capture the hyperrealism version of this studio set-up that spotlights the reflections in the wine glass, the shimmer of the liquid, and metallic silver finishes; obsessively seamless ovals, curves, and ellipses portray the physicality of this still-life better than a photograph ever could. Over the past few years Thomas Arvid has celebrated his first museum exhibition, “Arvid: Reflecting the Good Life,” at the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art in Marietta, Georgia; in addition to a 5 year waiting list on original oil paintings. Prices on originals can reach $120,000 to $150,000. Understandably, he works wherever he can, even doing watercolor sketches and paintings on the plane flights as he travels back and forth from California and other wine sponsored events throughout the country. A newer original titled: “Polishing the Silver” is a Mixed Media Proof on canvas featuring the Silver Oak label, measuring 31 x 60 inches and valued at $10,000.00. Zach Swangstu, Assistant Sales Manager at Thomas Arvid Fine Art, Inc. explains, “A mixed media proof is a giclee on canvas that Thomas has put his brush to, customizing the work of art and in doing so creating a unique masterpiece. “Polishing the Silver” is a piece that only exists in a few homes across the country and every one of them are different. It’s considered a mixed media because Thomas is using a giclee to start and applies oil to the piece, using different mediums to complete the overall work of art. As opposed to the $125,000 collectors are paying for Thom’s original oil on canvas masterpieces, a mixed media proof valued at $10,000 is attractively priced and still holds the long-term value and collectability as an original, perfect for the Arvid collector who is ready to take their first step into the world of originals.” ■


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finance

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According to the 2014 Internet Security Threat Report, published by Symantec Enterprise, 1 in 392 emails contain phishing attacks. Jefferson Bank is committed to protecting customers’ online banking information from the evolving threats of the Internet. Below are five tips to help prevent online fraudulent activity.

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NEVER CLICK ON POP-UPS OR LINKS IN AN UNSOLICITED EMAIL. Some fraudulent attacks entice a user to click on a file that secretly installs malware, which are various programs that give the outside source access to your computer. Close pop-up ads by clicking the “X” instead of clicking within the advertisement itself. When in doubt, close your entire browsing session.

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CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD FREQUENTLY. You should change your password every 30-60 days. It is also recommended to use strong passwords including alpha, numeric, and special characters in a wordless pattern that cannot be easily guessed. Passwords should be unique for each site you visit and should not be shared.

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KEEP YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM AND BROWSER UPTO-DATE. Keeping your browser and operating system current with the latest security updates will help prevent fraudulent activity. Install a personal firewall that will prevent outside access to information on your computer. Make sure you have anti-spyware software on your computer.

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A Jefferson Bank representative is available to speak to your group about how to prevent identity theft. Jefferson Bank is a family-owned bank serving communities in San Antonio, New Braunfels, Boerne and the Texas Hill Country since 1946. ■

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e are now encroaching upon the notorious season of Spring Cleaning. While this can be a dreaded chore for some of us, we can probably all admit that we need this in some form or fashion. It doesn’t have to be all work and no play, so here are a few tips to help you make the most of it:

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Set a specific day, weekend or week and mark it on your calendar. Setting aside the proper amount of time can help keep you on track and avoid putting it off. Marking your calendar will get you mentally prepared for the task at hand as well as advance your level of intention. Start with one area at a time. Have you ever heard the expression, “Don’t bite off more than you can chew?” It’s easy to get overzealous and start off well, but to avoid getting overwhelmed and quitting half way through, make a game plan and start with one area at a time. For me, I typically start with the easiest area and work my way toward the more challenging spaces. With each completed and organized space, I feel accomplished and my motivation is maintained. Another idea to keep you motivated is to try rewarding yourself in between accomplishments; doing this keeps things interesting and playful.

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Lili Alessandra ACADEMY AWARDS OF HOME FURNISHING

// SPECIAL TO NHOME // PHOTOGRAPHY: JASON RISNER

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ili Alessandra captured top honors at the 26th Annual ARTS Awards Gala on January 16th during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, having been named Manufacturer of the Year in the category of Home Textiles. Known as the “Academy Awards” of the home furnishings industry, this prestigious peer-nominated honor recognizes excellence in ten product categories, along with distinguished product designers, retailers and sales representatives. In accepting the company’s first ARTS Award, founder and designer Sandra Hernandez Yedor said, “The entire Lili Alessandra team is proud of this special honor. In particular, I would like to recognize Craig Aple, who has been with me from the days we were working out of my house - both without work and trying to figure out how to make a living. Well, this is proof positive that we’ve figured it out.” Behind the guiding principle that “Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophis-


career in retail sales, starting as an assistant buyer and working her way up through the ranks becoming store managers of a couple of high end department stores. ART is the creative home furnishings network representing manufacturers, retailers, representatives and other individuals and companies interested in promoting and enhancing the market position of the home furnishings industry. Each year ART sponsors programs such as the ART conference, regional educational seminars, the ART card and the ARTS Awards. The ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program dedicated to the home industry. Up to 27 categories exist under the headings Manufacturer, Retailer, Product Designer, Interior Designer, Sales Representative, Rising Star, Green and Academy of Achieve-

six new collections, including Morocco, a new style that mixes fun linen colors. “The past three years have been phenomenal for us, and customers have supported our line with strong reorders,” Hernandez Yedor said. “Our formula for success is our customers, knowing what their needs are and keeping them coming back for more.” A long-time resident of San Antonio, Sandra graduated from St. Mary’s University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Administration. Sandra began her

ment. Anyone in the industry can nominate including manufacturers, retailers, sales representatives, designers, suppliers, consultants and other industry officials. Academy of Achievement and Rising Star honorees are selected by an ARTS Awards committee each year. Companies that have won an ARTS Award five times are inducted into the Hall of Fame. ■

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tication,” Lili Alessandra has been creating luxurious bedding, throws and decorative pillows since 2008. Reflecting genres ranging from “Old World Baroque” to “Neoclassical Elegance” to “Modern Naturalistic,” the company’s collections are focused, timely and attractive for today’s consumer. Presenting high end design at affordable prices, every Lili Alessandra product is beautiful, yet can be used for everyday living. Lili Alessandra features a broad range of luxurious velvets, linens and silks as the base fabrics used in each collection. A passion for texture brings a unique mix of fabrics and colors that are defined with an array of embroidered techniques. Today the presentation encompasses about 30 collections, specializing in a classic, timeless look. For 2015, the company introduced

For more information contact Penny Leal 210-534-6800.

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Fiesta Royalty REPRESENTING CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS // SPECIAL TO NHOME

WHEN THINKING OF ROYALTY, it's usually British royalty that comes to mind. But in San Antonio we boast of Fiesta royalty. And since everything is better in Texas, we are blessed with more royalty than the typical monarchy. The Fiesta Commission sponsors seven Queens and two Kings.

REY FEO LXVII

MISS FIESTA SAN ANTONIO

El Rey Feo LXVII, Jon Gary Herrera is a leader in San Antonio with a diverse professional background. El Rey Feo translates to “The Ugly King” but is also referred to as the Peoples King. Selected by the San Antonio LULAC council for raising the most amount of money for the LULAC scholarship fund, Rey Feo visits schools, Latino sponsored events as well as all Fiesta festivities.

Alixzandra Peña is a native of Floresville, Texas and attends the University of the Incarnate Word, where she is studying Financial Economics

QUEEN OF THE ORDER OF THE ALAMO The new Queen will be announced on April 22, 2015 at the Queens Coronation the Wednesday night of Fiesta at the Municipal Auditorium.

REINA DE LA FERIA DE LAS FLORES Gabrielle Hargrove is a native of San Antonio.

KING ANTONIO XCIII King Antonio XCIII, Mark M. Johnson, Jr., will deliver checks totaling more than $400,000 on behalf of the Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation to over 40 outstanding children’s organizations and local schools. Since its founding in 1989, the Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation has distributed more than $3.5 million to the children of San Antonio.

FIESTA TEEN QUEEN Ashley Nicole Littlefield is a senior at Seguin High School. She plays the clarinet in the band and participates in student council, Z-Club, HOSA and FFA. PHOTOS ON THIS PAGE BY: XXXXXXXX

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QUEEN OF SOUL

CHERICE COCHRANE MENTORING FOR SUCCESS FOUNDATION ROYALTY: Anthony Gonzalez

Kamilah Avery

CHARRO QUEEN Yazmin Bernal is an avid horsewoman proudly living Texan and Mexican traditions.

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Mr. Teen San Antonio

Chinedu Okoro Mr. Teen Fiesta

Audra Collins

Miss San Antonio Amazing Teen

Hannah Leake

Miss San Antonio Amazing Teen Ist Runner Up

Isaih Williams (not pictured) Mr. Teen Ambassador

Milana Hughes (not pictured)

Emma Rudkin grew up in Boerne, Texas. She is a communications major at the University of Texas at San Antonio working towards her Masters of Science in Deaf Education and Hearing Science.

Miss San Antonio Amazing Princess

Anthony Gonzalez

Chinedu Okoro

In addition to these nine, there are many more royalty representing clubs and community organizations. They have raised scholarship funds, provided community service and more. They are honored to represent their groups during Fiesta. One notable organization, The Cherice Cochrane Mentoring for Success Foundation, founded by Lady Claudette Lewis, provides “resources for success - youth leadership development.” The foundation also awards scholarships to deserving high school students. ■

For more information on entire article , visit official Fiesta, fiestasa.org. Audra Collins

Hannah Leake

PHOTOS ON THIS PAGE BY: MELONIE MORROW

For more information on Cherice Cochrane visit www.thecochranefoundation.org.

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San Antonio’s Newest Attractions SPECIAL TO NHOME

JUNE 2015

The Spanish colonial missions of San Antonio (including the Alamo), are gaining global recognition as the United States nominates them for inclusion on the World Heritage List. Organized by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the World Heritage List recognizes the most significant cultural and natural sites in the world. Included are Stonehenge, the great Wall of China and the Pyramids of Egypt. If awarded, the missions would be the first World Heritage site in the State of Texas and only the 23rd in the United States. That list includes Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon National Park and the Statue of Liberty National Monument.

NEW HOTEL The Pearl Brewery welcomes Kimpton’s Hotel Emma (Mid 2015). This 146-room boutique property will be perfectly situated in the 119-year-old brew house. Comfortable and unconventional, the hotel’s architecture and interiors

TOBIN CENTER San Antonio's former Municipal Auditorium, an event venue built as a stunning WWI memorial, is now the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. This San Antonio treasure retains its historical charm and grandeur while also featuring worldclass acts, exceptional sound, acoustics and seating arrangements. Plus, its location on the

esteemed Museum Reach of the San Antonio River Walk makes it a gateway to the cultural heart of San Antonio.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM The San Antonio Children’s Museum will move from its current location on Houston Street to a larger, 5.5 acre site on Broadway Street in the city’s Broadway Reach district, which features more than seven cultural and educational attractions. In addition, the museum will have a new name to reflect its new direction, The Do Seum. This name emphasizes the interactivity of the museum and its focus on science, technology, literacy, art, creativity and imagination. The Do Seum’s state-of-the-art, 65.000 squarefoot building will feature much more outdoor space, parking and learning activities to

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will intertwine the historic building’s industrial aesthetic with South Texas luxury - all while capitalizing on it’s muchcoveted River Walk location. Hotel Emma is named in honor of Emma Koehler, wife of Pearl Brewery founded Otto Koehler. Emma kept the brewery afloat after Otto’s death, during prohibition and helped launce the brewery into its most successful period.


provide children ages zero to 10 the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills through immersive, hands-on activities.

SEAWORLD SeaWorld San Antonio opened Roa’s Aviary, a 13,500 square foot aviary containing about 300 birds representing more than 50 species. The Aviary is one of the park’s serene features, giving guests the chance to float, wade or walk among hundreds of tropical birds. The aviary and new pools are located on the Loggerhead Beach area of SeaWorld’s waterpark, Aquatica, creating a new “waterfront beach” for guests to enjoy. Visitors also have the opportunity to hand feed birds and SeaWorld educators are on hand to teach them about these amazing animals. When Aquatica waterpark closes for the season, SeaWorld guests will still be able to access the aviary.

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SAN ANTONIO ZOO Opened in 1914, the San Antonio Zoo celebrated its 100th birthday in 2014. To mark this milestone, the zoo opened Zootennial Plaza, an area that includes an upscale restaurant, open patios, a centralized gathering area for visitors, a custom-designed carousel that features figurines of animals found at the zoo and more. The San Antonio Zoo is home to more than 9,000 animals that represent 750 species of animals on 56 acres and receives more than 1 million guests who visit the zoo annually.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 16TH 10 am-5 pm Jewels of the Court: A Journey Through Fiesta's® Coronation Witte Museum 3801 Broadway 10:30 am-3 pm Fiesta® Hat Contest & Luncheon Omni Hotel 9821 Colonnade Blvd. 5-9 pm Fiesta® Fiesta at the Alamo Alamo Plaza • 5:30 pm-1:30 am Tejano Explosion TBA 6-11 pm Fiesta® Carnival Alamodome Parking Lot C 100 Montana St. • FRIDAY, APRIL 17TH 8 am-8 pm Fiesta® Women & Co-ed Soccer Tournament Star Soccer Complex 5103 David Edwards Dr. • 9-10 am JBSA-Lackland Fiesta® Military Parade JBSALackland Parade Grounds 1820 Bong Street • 10 am-5 pm Jewels of the Court: A Journey Through Fiesta's® Coronation Witte Museum 3801 Broadway 10 am-11 pm Fiesta® de los Reyes at Market Square Market Square 514 W. Commerce St. • 11 am-3 pm Fiesta® UTSA UTSA Sombrilla Plaza One UTSA Circle • 5-11 pm Fiesta® Oyster Bake St. Mary's University One Camino Santa Maria • • 5-11 pm A Taste of New Orleans Sunken Garden Theater 3875 N. St. Mary's St. • • 5 pm-12 am Fiesta® Carnival Alamodome Parking Lot C 100 Montana St. • 5:30-6:30 pm Crown the King! Public Crowning of Rey Feo San Fernando Cathedral 115 W. Main Plaza • 5:30-6:30 pm Alamo Heights Night® University of the Incarnate Word 4301 Broadway • 5:30 pm-1:30 am Tejano Explosion TBA 6-9 pm Texas Corvette Association Car Show Boerne Main Plaza • 7-11 pm Chips N Salsa El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel 110 Lexington Ave • 7 pm-12 am Rey Feo Crown Celebration! Lonesome Dove Room, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center 7:30 pm-12 am WEBB Party Lambermont Estate & Events 915 E. Grayson St. • 8 pm Fiesta® POPS Lambermont Estate & Events 915 E. Grayson St. SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH 7 am-12 pm Any Baby Can's Fiesta® AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway 8-11 am Fiesta® Mission 10K Run Wheatly Heights Sports Complex 200 Noblewood Dr. 8-11 am Caminada de Fiesta® Mitchell Lake Audubon Center 10750 Pleasanton Rd.

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8 am-12 pm Fiesta Especial® 5K & Parade City of Windcrest City Hall 8601 Midcrown • 8 am-5 pm Fiesta® Lacrosse Invitational St. Mary's Hall 9401 Starcrest • 8 am-5 pm Texas Corvette Association Car Show Boerne Main Plaza Main Plaza • 8 am-8 pm Fiesta® Women & Co-ed Soccer Tournament Star Soccer Complex 5103 David Edwards Dr. • 8:30 am-2:30 pm Southwest Olympic Fiesta® SWISD Spring Sports Complex 11914 Dragon Lane Free Event • ★ 9 am-1 pm Zeta Fiesta® Track Meet Sam Houston High School 4635 E. Houston St 9 am-2 pm Earth Day - Presented by City of San Antonio Woodlawn Lake 1303 Cincinnati • 10-11 am El Rey Fido Coronation Grand Hyatt 600 East Market St. ★ 10 am-12 pm San Jacinto Victory Celebration Alamo Plaza 300 Alamo Plaza • 10 am-2 pm Fiesta® Olé Oak Hills Country Club 5403 Fredericksburg Rd. 10 am-2 pm Viva Botánica San Antonio Botanical Garden 555 Funston Pl. 10 am-2 pm Feathered Friends of Fiesta® San Antonio Botanical Garden 555 Funston Pl. 10 am-4 pm Fiesta® Festival San Antonio State Supported Living Center 6711 S. New Braunfels, #500 • 10 am-4 pm Celebrations of Traditions Pow Wow Woodlawn Gymnasium 1103 Cincinnati • 10 am-5 pm Jewels of the Court: A Journey Through Fiesta's® Coronation Witte Museum 3801 Broadway 10 am-6 pm Fiesta® Arts Fair Southwest School of Art Campus 300 Augusta • 10 am-6 pm Fiesta® de los Ninos Port San Antonio 200 Donald Goodrich Rd. • 10 am-1 am Fiesta® de los Reyes at Market Square Market Square 514 W. Commerce St. • 11 am-11 pm Fiesta® Oyster Bake St. Mary's University, One Camino Santa Maria • • 11-12 am Fiesta® Carnival Alamodome Parking Lot C 100 Montana St. • 11 am-11 pm A Taste of New Orleans Sunken Garden Theater 3875 N. St. Mary's St. • • 11 am-5 pm Fiesta® De Los Veteranos Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital 7400 Merton Minter Blvd. • 12-10 pm Piñatas in the Barrio Plaza Guadalupe • 1-2:30 pm This Hallowed Ground Alamo Plaza • 1-4 pm UTSA Football Fiesta® Spring Game Alamodome 100 Montana St. • 1-4 pm Miss Margaret's Victorian House Tour Margaret Gething House 409 E. Guenther St. 5:30 pm-1:30 am Tejano Explosion TBA 7-8:30 pm Investiture of King Antonio Alamo Plaza • 7-11 pm All American Canteen Sunset Station 1174 E. Commerce 7:15-11 pm Patriotic and Historical Ball Granada River Plaza Room 111 Villita 7:30-11:45 pm INCOGNITO: Fiesta's® Masked Ball Whitley Conference Center 285 Oblate Dr. • 8 pm Fiesta® POPS The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 100 Auditorium Circle

SUNDAY, APRIL 19TH 8-9 am Fiesta® Mariachi Mass San Fernando Cathedral 115 W. Main Plaza • 8 am-8 pm Fiesta® Women & Co-ed Soccer Tournament Star Soccer Complex 5103 David Edwards Dr. • 10 am-11 pm Fiesta® de los Reyes at Market Square Market Square 514 W. Commerce St. • 10:30 am-2 pm Champagne & Diamonds Brunch Alzafar Shrine 901 North Loop 1604 W. • 10:30 am-4 pm Fiesta® Nueva St. John's Lutheran Church 502 E. Nueva • • 11 am-5 pm Fiesta® Arts Fair Southwest School of Art Campus 300 Augusta • 11 am-8 pm St. Gregory's Fiesta® de la Familia St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church 700 Dewhurst • 11 am-10 pm A Taste of New Orleans Sunken Garden Theater 3875 N. St. Mary's St. • • 11 am-11 pm Fiesta® Carnival Alamodome Parking Lot C 100 Montana St. • 12-5 pm Jewels of the Court: A Journey Through Fiesta's® Witte Museum 3801 Broadway 12-6 pm A Day in Old Mexico & Charreada San Antonio Charro Ranch 6126 Padre Dr. 12-10:30 pm Deco District Arts and Music Festival Deco District 1800 Fredericksburg Rd. • 1-4 pm Miss Margarets Victorian House Tour Margaret Gething House 409 E. Guenther St. 1-9 pm Fort Sam Houston Fiesta® Ceremony & Fireworks Extravaganza MacArthur Parade Field Fort Sam Houston • 3-6 pm Healthy Choices Seminar St. Philip's College Heritage Room 1801 Martin Luther King Dr. • 3-8 pm Chili Queens Chili Cook-Off The Bonham Exchange 411 Bonham • 3-9 pm Throwback Fiesta® Maverick Park 1000 Broadway 5:30 pm-1:30 am Tejano Explosion TBA 8 pm Fiesta® POPS The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 100 Auditorium Circle MONDAY, APRIL 20TH 10 am-5 pm Jewels of the Court: A Journey Through Fiesta's® Coronation Witte Museum 3801 Broadway 10 am-11 pm Fiesta® de los Reyes at Market Square Market Square 514 W. Commerce St. • 11 am-12 pm Air Force at the Alamo Alamo Plaza • 1-4 pm Miss Margaret's Victorian House Tour Margaret Gething House 409 E. Guenther St. 4-5 pm Pilgrimage to the Alamo, Alamo Plaza • 5:30 pm-1:30 am Tejano Explosion TBA 6-9 pm SAC Multicultural Conference San Antonio College 1300 San Pedro Ave. • 6-11 pm Fiesta® Carnival Alamodome Parking Lot C 100 Montana St. • 7-9:30 pm Texas Cavaliers River Parade San Antonio River Walk Tune into KSAT 12 for Live Coverage! • • TUESDAY, APRIL 21ST 10 am-8 pm Jewels of the Court: A Journey Through Fiesta's® Coronation Witte Museum 3801 Broadway 10 am-11 pm Fiesta® de los Reyes at Market Square Market Square 514 W. Commerce St. • 11 am-1 pm Army at the Alamo, Alamo Plaza •


1-4 pm Miss Margaret's Victorian House Tour Margaret Gething House 409 E. Guenther St. 5:30-10:30 pm A Night in Old San Antonio® (NIOSA®) La Villita 418 Villita St. • • 5:30 pm-1:30 am Tejano Explosion TBA 6-9 pm SAC Multicultural Conference San Antonio College 1300 San Pedro Ave. • 6-11 pm Fiesta® Carnival Alamodome Parking Lot C 100 Montana St. • 7-8:30 pm Fiesta® in Blue Laurie Auditorium Trinity University • 7-10 pm Mariachi Festival Presented by Ford San Antonio River Walk 421 E. Commerce St. • 7:30 & 10 pm Fiesta® Cornyation Charline McCombs Empire Theatre 224 E. Houston St. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22ND 9 am-12 pm Children's Texas History Forum Alamo Hall • 10 am-5 pm Jewels of the Court: A Journey Through Fiesta's® Coronation Witte Museum 3801 Broadway 10 am-11 pm Fiesta® de los Reyes at Market Square Market Square 514 W. Commerce St. • 11 am-12 pm Marines at the Alamo Alamo Plaza • 12 pm-12 am Fiesta® San Fernando San Fernando Cathedral 115 W. Main Plaza • 1-4 pm Miss Margaret's Victorian House Tour Margaret Gething House, 409 E. Guenther St. 2-4 pm Fiesta® Flower Show The Woman's Club of San Antonio 1717 San Pedro Ave. • 5 pm-12 am Fiesta® Carnival Alamodome Parking Lot C 100 Montana St. • 5 pm-12 am Fiesta® Gartenfest Beethoven Halle and Garten 422 Pereida St. • 5:30-10:30 A Night in Old San Antonio® (NIOSA®) La Villita 418 Villita St. • • 5:30-10:30 Taste of the Northside Club at Sonterra 901 Sonterra Boulevard Tickets • 5:30 pm-1:30 am Tejano Explosion TBA 6-9 pm SAC Multicultural Conference San Antonio College 1300 San Pedro Ave. • 7-10 pm Mariachi Festival Presented by Ford San Antonio River Walk 421 E. Commerce St. • 7:30 & 10 pm Fiesta® Cornyation Charline McCombs Empire Theatre 224 E. Houston St. 8-10 pm Coronation of the Queen of the Order of the Alamo The Majestic Theater 226 E. Houston St. THURSDAY, APRIL 23RD 9 am-1 pm Senior Fiesta® Wonderland Mall of the Americas 4522 Fredericksburg Rd. • 9 am-5 pm San Antonio Cactus & Xerophyte Show & Sale San Antonio Garden Center 3310 North New Braunfels Ave. • 10 am-3 pm Fiesta® Flower Show The Woman's Club of San Antonio 1717 San Pedro Ave. 10 am-3 pm Fiesta Especial® Celebration Day Alamodome Parking Lot C 100 Montana St. • 10 am-5 pm Jewels of the Court: A Journey Through Fiesta's® Coronation Witte Museum 3801 Broadway 10 am-6 pm St. Philip's College Culture Fest & Rib Cook Off 1801 Martin Luther King Dr. • 10 am-11 pm Fiesta® de los Reyes at Market Square • 11 am-1 pm Navy Day at the Alamo, Alamo Plaza • 12-10 pm PACfest Palo Alto College 1400 W. Villaret Blvd. • 12 pm-12 am Tenth Street River Festival VFW Post 76 10th St. • 12 pm-12 am Fiesta® San Fernando San Fernando Cathedral 115 W. Main Plaza •

1-4 pm Miss Margarets Victorian House Tour Margaret Gething House 409 E. Guenther St. 5-9 pm Family Fiesta® Colonial Hills United Methodist Church 5247 Vance Jackson Rd. • 5 pm-12 am Fiesta® Carnival Alamodome Parking Lot C 100 Montana St. • 5 pm-12 am Fiesta® Gartenfest Beethoven Halle and Garten 422 Pereida St. • 5:30-10:30 pm A Night in Old San Antonio® (NIOSA®) La Villita 418 Villita St. • • 5:30 pm-1:30 am Tejano Explosion TBA 6-9 pm SAC Multicultural Conference San Antonio College 1300 San Pedro Ave. • 6:30-9 pm Battle of Flowers® Band Festival SAISD's Alamo Stadium 110 Tuleta St. • 7-9 pm Comedy Explosion Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 100 Auditorium Circle ★ 7-10 pm Mariachi Festival Presented by Ford San Antonio River Walk 421 E. Commerce St. • 7:30 & 10 pm Fiesta® Cornyation Charline McCombs Empire Theatre 224 E. Houston St. FRIDAY, APRIL 24TH 9 am-5 pm San Antonio Cactus & Xerophyte Show & Sale San Antonio Garden Center 3310 North New Braunfels Ave. • 10 am-5 pm Jewels of the Court: A Journey Through Fiesta's® Coronation Witte Museum 3801 Broadway 10 am-11 pm Fiesta® de los Reyes at Market Square, Market Square 514 W. Commerce St. • 11-12 am Fiesta® Carnival Alamodome Parking Lot C 100 Montana St. • 11:30 am-4 pm Battle of Flowers® Parade, Parade Route Tune into KSAT 12 for Live Coverage! • • 12 pm-12 am Tenth Street River Festival VFW Post 76 10th St. • 12 pm-12 am Fiesta® San Fernando San Fernando Cathedral 115 W. Main Plaza • 1-10 pm Fiesta® World Class Jazz Concert St. Mary's University One Camino Santa Maria • 5 pm-12 am Fiesta® Gartenfest Beethoven Halle and Garten 422 Pereida St. • 5:30-10:30 pm A Night in Old San Antonio® (NIOSA®) La Villita 418 Villita St. • • 5:30 pm-1:30 am Tejano Explosion TBA 7-10 pm Fiesta® Square and Round Dance TriPoint Facility Grantham Center 3233 N. St. Mary's St. • 7-10 pm Mariachi Festival Presented by Ford San Antonio River Walk 421 E. Commerce St. • SATURDAY, APRIL 25TH 8-10:30 am LUNG FORCE 5K Run/Walk SeaWorld San Antonio 10500 Sea World Dr. • • ★ 8 am-6 pm Fiesta® Jazz Band Festival St. Mary's University One Camino Santa Maria • 8:15-11 am Fiesta® Pooch Parade Alamo Heights Pool 250 Viesca 9 am-2 pm The Circle for Life Motor Rally Javelina HarleyDavidson 29078 IH 10 W. ★ 9 am-5 pm San Antonio Cactus & Xerophyte Show & Sale San Antonio Garden Center 3310 North New Braunfels Ave. • 9 am-5 pm Alamo City Fiesta® Rugby Tournament Brooks Park 3605 Goliad Rd. • 9 am-6 pm King William Fair King William Neighborhood 100 King William • • 10 am-5 pm Jewels of the Court: A Journey Through Fiesta's® Coronation Witte Museum 3801 Broadway

10 am- 1 am Fiesta® de los Reyes at Market Square Market Square 514 W. Commerce St. • 11 am-3 pm United Way Kids Festival Lockwood Park 801 North Olive • 11-12 am Fiesta® Carnival Alamodome Parking Lot C 100 Montana St. • 12 pm-12 am Tenth Street River Festival VFW Post 76 10th St. • 12 pm-1 am Fiesta® San Fernando San Fernando Cathedral 115 W. Main Plaza • 5:30 pm-1:30 pm Tejano Explosion TBA 6:30-7:30 pm Fiesta® Fandango Run Parade Route 7:30-10 pm Fiesta Flambeau® Parade, Parade Route Tune into KSAT 12 for Live Coverage! • • SUNDAY, APRIL 26TH 8 am-5 pm Fiesta® Wildfower Ride Morgan's Wonderland 5223 David Edwards 10 am-11 pm Fiesta® de los Reyes at Market Square, Market Square 514 W. Commerce St. • 11 am-11 pm Fiesta® Carnival Alamodome Parking Lot C 100 Montana St. • 11 am-11 pm San Jose Missionfest Mission San Jose Church 701 E. Pyron Ave. 12-5 pm Jewels of the Court: A Journey Through Fiesta's® Coronation Witte Museum 3801 Broadway 12-6 pm A Day in Old Mexico & Charreada San Antonio Charro Ranch 6126 Padre Dr. 1-2 pm All Veterans Memorial Service Vietnam Veteran Memorial E. Martin @ Jefferson St. • 1-5 pm Funday Sunday Tom C. Clark High School 5150 De Zavala • 1-9 pm Festival de Cascarónes Texas A&M-San Antonio One University Way • ★ 3-4:30 pm 7th Annual Fiesta® Symphonic Band Concert Concordia Lutheran Church 16801 Huebner Rd. • 4-6 pm Praise Dance Celebration Carver Cultural Center 226 Hackberry St. • 4-7 pm Reina de la Feria de las Flores Reception Witte Museum 3801 Broadway 5-6 pm Music from St. Mark's Saint Mark's Episcopal Church 315 E Pecan St. • 5:30 pm-1:30 am Tejano Explosion

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NHOME February Mixer Love was in the Air at the February NHOME Mixer at J-Prime Steakhouse. Publisher Adaku Okoro welcomed the large crowd as they mingled, enjoying drinks and the abundant spread of delectable foods provided by J-Prime. Cover story, Sitterle Homes was present to answer questions about their new development in The Bluffs at The Dominion. Kim Young, new Executive Editor was introduced. Advertisers and guests ended the evening enjoying sounds of the pianist. // PHOTOGRAPHY: JASON ROBERTS

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2015 San Antonio Cocktail Conference // PHOTOGRAPHY: JASON ROBERTS

San Antonio Cocktail Conference is a fundraising event for Houston Street Charities, an organization created by Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood. The conference successfully raises money for Houston Street Charities which has donated more than $240,000 to children’s charities. Charities are selected through an application process. Past recipients have included HeartGift San Antonio and Transplants for Children. The Children’s Shelter and ChildSafe were also a recipients in 2015.

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ROESCH RANCH JUST EAST OF DOSS (about 20 minutes from Fredericksburg is where you find this 165+ acres with a Richard Laughlin custom home situated on a large hilltop vista overlooking Doss Valley. Built in 2001, this 3706 SF home is filled with detail/finishes that consistently win awards for Laughlin. Oak flooring installed in a diagonal pattern greet you as you enter into the spacious foyer and lead you to the greatroom with its soaring ceilings, wood burning fireplace and three sets of French doors to provide you with views of the pool and the patio outside. The master bedroom also has a fireplace along with a spacious bath with heated floors, double shower, whirlpool and even a sauna. Just off the master is an area used as an exercise room. In the kitchen you will find an island with gas cooktop, wall mounted Dacor ovens, two top loading dishwashers, ample pantry and cabinet space. The ceiling is composed of stamped metal. Just off the kitchen is a dining room with vintage wood ceiling. Additionally downstairs, you have a study along with a large utility room. Up to the second floor via a stone stairway with custom iron railing, to the left of the landing area is a large room now used as an art studio and a full bath is to the right. Just beyond are two additional guest bedrooms plus another full bath. Entry to the ranch from RR 648 is via an electronically control set of custom double gates. The road consists of chip seal pavement all the way from RR 648 to the main home. As you enter the property you will notice several outbuildings and a beautiful limestone guesthouse which the current owners are using as a Bed & Breakfast. This 1/1.5 home consists of 1140SF and features a full kitchen and two porch areas.

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Young Professionals Leadership Committee

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here is always tremendous opportunity for any individual if they have the desire to push the boundaries and lay a foundation for change. Now that we have our first Young Professionals Leadership Committee meeting in the books, we can start this shift and create some history. Co-Chair Rodney and I have been working very hard to lay a strong foundation this year with this committee so that it can sustain its excitement and influence for years to come. Our first meeting on February 11 was a huge success and definitely something that people will be talking about for a while. Now that we have people’s interest our goal is to keep them engrossed in being a part of shaping GSABA’s future leaders and giving time to other areas including; membership, SMC, and attending more events. In order to be the best in any industry, one has to absorb all aspects and continue to be a student. The next big event is March 25. It will be a spokesperson/leadership seminar for YPLC members. At this event you will also receive your pin to solidify your commitment this year and recognize you as an active member. We have some amazing guest speakers which will be sure to leave participants inspired and motivated. ■

If you or someone you know is interesting in being a part of this committee, please email or call. 210-757-9766 or amymarie@theschradergroup.com.

“FEW WILL HAVE THE GREATNESS TO BEND HISTORY ITSELF; BUT EACH OF US CAN WORK TO CHANGE A SMALL PORTION OF EVENTS, AND IN THE TOTAL OF ALL THOSE ACTS WILL BE WRITTEN THE HISTORY OF THIS GENERATION.” – ROBERT F. KENNEDY

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events MAY 21, 2015 ELEVATED WINE & FOOD TASTING EVENT

APRIL 16-26, 2015 FIESTA SAN ANTONIO Fiesta San Antonio, the annual 11-day celebration of San Antonio’s rich history, culture and heritage with more than 100 official events providing visitors a colorful experience with 11 different parades, multi-cultural food, music and dancing, arts and crafts, lavishly dressed Fiesta royalty, military observances, athletic events and more. For more information visit www.fiesta-sa.org.

APRIL 17-19, 2015 A TASTE OF NEW ORLEANS Sunken Garden Theater 3875 N. St. Mary’s, San Antonio, TX 78212. Tickets on sale at HEB. For more information visit www. atasteofneworleans.info.

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MAY 13 – 17, 2015 CULINARIA – A CULINARY ARTS & WINE FESTIVAL Culinaria is a delicious series of culinary and wine-centric events that feature internationally renowned vintners, top Texas wine producers and some of the best San Antonio chefs. From wine tasting and blending events at nearby vineyards; to events such as the Best of Mexico that celebrate all the treasures of the country; to Burgers & Beer, a salute to some of the most beloved Texas foods and brews; plus the Barbacoa Brunch, a luscious feast of traditional Mexican barbecues from various regions – there’s much to savor. For more information visit www.culinariasa.org/ san-antonio/festival-week.

JUNE 13 – 14, 2015 TEXAS FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL The Texas Folklife Festival’s roots began more than 40 years ago when dedicated San Antonio residents decided to duplicate the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival. The festival’s mission is to honor the many nationalities that founded Texas and preserve their traditions, but this is no boring history lesson. Active participation is a must. Whether learning how to shuck corn, clog dance or hula, participating in the watermelon seed spitting contest, giving your taste buds a workout with more than 30 food tents, or picking up handmade souvenirs–this festival provides fun for all. For more information visit / www.texancultures.com/festivals.

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