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O’NEIL O’NEIL FORD FORD HOME HOME Updated Updated for for Outdoor Outdoor Living Living BIKE BIKE WORLD WORLD Champions Champions Cycling Cycling and and Fitness Fitness PHOTOGRAPHER PHOTOGRAPHER WILL WILL LANGMORE LANGMORE

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CONTENTS June 2013

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Bike World: Champions Cycling and Fitness Will Langmore

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Alamo Heights High School News Historic Home Beckons Outdoor Living Florio’s Pizza

Event Photos Police Blotter

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Publisher J. MICHAEL GAFFNEY

Editorial Director BEVERLY PURCELL-GUERRA

Graphic Design MARIA JENICEK, JONATHAN LEE, ERIC WEIDNER, KEVIN HERRERA

Contributors RON BECHTOL, JOHN BLOODSWORTH, COURTNEY BURKHOLDER, KEMP DAVIS, CHRIS DUEL, RIC JOHNSON, MARIE LANGMORE, WILL LANGMORE, JENNA-BETH LYDE, PAUL OVERSTREET, PATTI PAWLIK-PERALES

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F EATU RE

By CHRIS DUEL

Photos By RIC JOHNSON

Bike World

It champions cycling and fitness across the city and around the world Bike World has been a landmark on Broadway and a part of the fabric of the Alamo Heights community for over four decades. In fact, the company's reach and influence have stretched across San Antonio and around the globe. Whit and Cindi Snell co-own Bike World along with Bill Simons, who began working for Bike World in 1972 and was made a partner in the mid-‘80s. The Snells channel their passion for cycling, fitness and community into their business and the causes they support. Whit had just graduated from the University of Texas at Austin when he founded the company in 1971. He credits the property's original landlord, the late Col. Charles Noble, for believing in him and the idea for a bicycle shop in Alamo Heights. As Whit describes, the first location on Broadway was in an old house where the garden now exists on the shopping mall property, which is now also home for a number of other businesses. "I have always had a debt of gratitude to

Col. Noble for not only leasing to me in 1971, but later tearing down the original house and constructing a larger building because we needed to expand," he explains. To this day, Col. Noble's son, Charles Noble, Jr., remains as Bike World's landlord for the Broadway property. Bike World was one of the first retail businesses to take advantage of the Internet in the mid-‘90s and was able to secure the BikeWorld.com domain name long before taking businesses online became popular. One of the most exotic locations that Bike World has served via the Internet is the tiny remote island Diego Garcia, which serves as a Naval installation in the Indian Ocean. Bike World has shipped bicycles and parts to military personnel and their families there. But while the Internet has provided Bike World with the opportunity to market its products globally, Whit points out that one of the website's best virtues is offering convenience to

local customers. "The website is more important for our local business," he says. "The local customer can purchase items on our website and have them shipped at a reasonable rate to their door the next day or have them ready for pickup when they arrive at our shop." Cindi led the effort for Bike World to open a modern 12,000-square-foot location on Loop 1604 West near Blanco Road in 2006. It boasts the most extensive collection of bikes, cycling clothing and accessories in the Southwest. Bike World further expanded the business in 2010 with a bike rental shop at the site of the Pearl Brewery under the giant Pearl can, once the brewery's can-recycling building. The expansion to the Pearl coincided with its formation of the nonprofit organization San Antonio Bike Share, which now administers San Antonio's BCycle program. Cindi serves as the executive director of San Antonio B-cycle, which began operations in March 2011. B-cycle is a national bike-share program that provides inexpensive rental bicycles for transportation in metropolitan areas. San Antonio's B-cycle stations give cyclists easier access to many locations, including downtown, the Witte Museum, the Mission Reach, the San Antonio Zoo and the 8-mile linear park along the San Antonio River. Cindi explains how various factors aligned to enable B-cycle's creation: "The City of San

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Antonio had an initiative to become more healthy and green, the mayor created a fitness council, SA2020 was born, and the bike-share opportunity became available. All of these influences helped to create a biking culture, and it helped to create the idea that we could be a fit city. It's been unbelievably successful." Just how successful? "San Antonians have burned 16 million calories and ridden around 400,000 miles, along with a significant carbon offset since the program began," she says. But B-cycle is just one of the many causes in which Cindi, Whit and Bike World are involved. "Last year we participated in 92 events or activities in and around the city," Cindi says. Those events included providing bikes for children and adults, training programs, classes and the Rock and Roll Marathon. Whit is proud of the legacy that Bike World has forged over the years by sponsoring community activities such as the Alamo Heights Little League since 1971. "We've been told we're the oldest Little League sponsor in the state of Texas," he says. "The kids who were on the very first Alamo Heights Little League team have had children who are now playing on our teams. Some have had their dad and their grandfather playing on our teams, so it's now into its third generation." One of Bike World's more innovative evolutions took place after Cindi visited the Local Coffee location in Stone Oak upon learning that its owner, Robby Grubbs, was interested in opening a second location. Grubbs, a cyclist and Bike World customer, agreed to consider the space available in the building that houses Bike World's Alamo Heights location, and a collaboration was born. In early 2012, Local Coffee opened its Alamo Heights location next door to Bike World, separated only by a garage-like door that is open during business hours to allow coffee customers to walk through Bike World and bike customers to walk into Local Coffee. "It's so symbiotic, and we get along so well,� says Cindi. “What I love the most about it is that Robbie is the coffee expert, and we are the bike experts, and we can now offer both

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things to all of our customers. It's a such great way to do business." The outdoor patio and bicycle racks provide an especially dog-friendly and cyclist-friendly environment. "Local Coffee has added to our sense of community," Whit says. "It's really provided a place to go and hang out in the neighborhood." What is the secret to Bike World's success and longevity? "The formula has always been the same," Whit reveals. "We love cycling, we employ people who love cycling, and they're not so much out to sell product as they are to share the joys and the health benefits of bike riding."


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PROF IL E

By COURTNEY BURKHOLDER

Photos By WILL LANGMORE

Self Portrait By WILL LANGMORE

Will Langmore Capturing the beauty of life

To view a Will Langmore portrait is to view a moment of interior revelation. “My goal is to capture the soul and personality of my subjects, and I think that’s what comes through in my work,” says Langmore, a 30-year resident of Alamo Heights. Langmore’s successful 25-year career as a professional photographer began in 1984 when he joined his mother’s studio after attending UTSA. But photography has long been a part of the Langmore family household. “My mom trained me in portraiture, but my father was also a photographer. He introduced the world of photography to our family back in the early ‘70s.”

Raised in Dallas, Will was the oldest of the Langmores’ three children. His father, Bank Langmore, became interested in photography while working on a book about the American cowboy. “Dad had a unique, grainy look to his images,” Langmore recalls. “He taught my mother about photography, and she went into portraiture.” In 1981, after Will graduated from high school, the Langmores relocated to Alamo Heights and brought with them a distinct style of photography that set a new standard in fine portraiture. In 1984, Langmore’s mother, Dorothy, opened the first Langmore Photography studio in Alamo Heights, and a family business and ’09 legend was born. Indeed, no home in Alamo Heights is considered complete without a signature Langmore portrait, widely regarded as brilliant works of art, to grace the walls. “Mom came up with this very distinctive technique that created the soft, ethereal style of portraits for which our studio is known. Her portraits looked more like a painting than a photograph. She created that style by putting a pantyhose over her lens to diffuse the image, then combining it with a certain kind of film and processing to create our signature look,” he explains. This distinctive combination of tools and technique proved to be a winner, and the family business flourished. Will and his sister, Marie, joined their mother’s studio, and over the years, brought to the family business their own unique style and personality. “There are a lot of similarities between all our work, but we all have our own distinct style and interests. I think I was strongly influenced by both of my parents. Now I’m more interested in total spontaneity,” Langmore says. “I will go to any lengths of being outrageous and waiting for something to happen to capture the moment.” Langmore’s love for his work is evidenced by the beautiful portraits he creates for families throughout San Antonio and all across the country. “When I get behind the camera, I get this natural high,” he says. “I get excited. I enjoy establishing relationships with my clients and building a rapport. I think that’s what we do well. When I capture that moment, there is just something special about it. Then I love looking at the results. I can’t wait to look at the images! It’s like being in a candy store.” Aside from the photography, Langmore also does his own printing: “For me, that’s a huge part of the creative process. I learned that from my father. I did all his printmaking when I was young.”

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MARIE LANGMORE

“We wanted something more kid-friendly, and we found it here. We love Alamo Heights because it’s a small community within a large city. It feels like a small town. I have a five-minute commute to work, but I still complain,” Langmore jokes.

Married for 19 years, Will and Elizabeth have called Alamo Heights home for a decade. Previous residents of the King William District, they chose Alamo Heights when they were ready to start a family. “We wanted something more kid-friendly, and we found it here. We love Alamo Heights because it’s a small community within a large city. It feels like a small town. I have a five-minute commute to work, but I still complain,” Langmore jokes. “I love Alamo Heights because it has retained its character architecturally, and you don’t see that much anymore.” Being a part of the Alamo Heights community is hugely important to the Langmores. Will and Elizabeth have one son, Milo, a fifth-grader at Woodridge Elementary, who will attend the Alamo Heights Junior School in the fall. A teacher by trade, Elizabeth is very involved in Milo’s school, volunteering in the classroom, chaperoning field trips, attending class events, as well as participating in many school fundraising events. She also substitute teaches at Woodridge and the Howard Early Childhood Center. As it is with most parents, much of the Langmores’ time is spent in sup-

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port of Milo’s many interests and activities. “Milo loves sports. He’s very athletically inclined. He loves basketball and baseball. Right now, it’s baseball, so we spend a lot of time at the fields.” The Alamo Heights Little League field in the Olmos Basin is a second home to many families in the neighborhood. “It’s a very social place,” Langmore agrees. “It’s nice to spend time with the parents throughout the season. You get to know each other in a way you might not get to otherwise.” When he isn’t conspiring on ways to get that perfect brother-sister shot or cheering on Milo at a game, Langmore is involved with several close-tothe-heart personal projects. “I’ve been photographing identical twins for about a year. I had an exhibit, and I’m hoping to have a book and a major museum exhibit in the future,” he says. Langmore also dedicates his time and talent to a joint project with Child Advocates of San Antonio (CASA), a nonprofit organization that advocates for abused children. “My role is to tell the story of what CASA does through portraits,” he explains. “ I’m creating a visual narrative. The goal is to create awareness of what CASA is about as well as to raise money. It’s very exciting.” Today, Will and his sister, Marie, continue to grow the Langmore legacy, sharing their passion and talent in timeless portraits of children and families. His brother, John, an attorney by trade, is also an accomplished photographer in Austin. Be it work, family, community, or personal interests, Langmore’s passion and commitment are captured daily in the canvas of his life: “I’m blessed to live and work in a community like Alamo Heights.”


PERFECT SCORES Two AHHS students earn perfect scores on college readiness exams Erik Russell, at left, accomplished what fewer than one-tenth of 1 percent of students can achieve: a perCourtesy Alamo Heights ISD

fect composite score of 36 on the ACT test. The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1 to 36, and a student's composite score is the average of the four test scores. ACT scores are accepted by all major U.S. colleges, and exceptional scores of 36 provide colleges with evidence of student readiness for the ing. Possible scores on the SAT range from 600 to 2400, combining the

academic rigors that lie ahead. Russell, a graduating senior, has also been recognized as a National Merit Scholar. He is enrolled in all AP classes and swims with the Alamo

three 800-point test categories. Of the 1.66 million annual test-takers, only about 350 students worldwide achieve a perfect score. Bakke is enrolled in all honors and AP classes and plans to study

Heights High School water polo team. AHHS junior West Bakke, at right, earned a perfect score of 2400

business or engineering in college. He is an AP scholar and has earned

on the SAT. The SAT is a standardized test for college admissions with

recognition for his achievements on the National Spanish Exam. An

three test categories including mathematics, critical reading and writ-

avid golfer, Bakke is a member of the AHHS varsity golf team.

Discovering Disabilities Day Students at Cambridge Elementary spent the day discovering what it looks and feels like to live with a disability or special need. Several educational stations were set up throughout the gym, allowing students to cycle through and experience a variety of challenging situations, all part of Discovering Disabilities Day, a co-venture between Cambridge Elementary and Kinetic Kids. A visual impairment station showed students the importance of visual cues. At this station, students were blindfolded so they could experience what it would be like living with a visual impairment. Many then tried to walk, utilizing assistive tools or the aid of a friend, learning that adaptations needed to be made. Some students opted to read using Braille and finding that other senses can help create "vision." A fine motor skills station challenged students to write and cut using their opposite hand. With scissors or a pen, students tried to perform simple fine motor skills that were difficult or impossible to master. Students also learned that maneuvering in wheelchairs is quite challenging and frustrating.

By TRACY MAXWELL, AHISD

Each station provided students with a new vantage point, opening their eyes in the process. "This was a unique event designed to help increase empathy and acceptance for individuals living with special needs," shared event organizer and special education advocate Tracy Maxwell. "It was a very creative way to help translate a variety of challenges." "It was enlightening to see the students’ faces when they attempted to complete an everyday activity, such as tying a shoe, that had been changed so they could see what it feels like to have a dis-

ability." observed Traci Thomas, occupational therapist for Alamo Heights Independent School District. . "Big thanks and congrats on a great day for the kids," said Kris Holliday, director of special education and pupil services. "It was wonderful to see all the students engaged in the activities and asking probing questions. It was a unique way for students to gain insight into the challenges their peers might face on a daily basis." Special thanks to staff members, students, parents and Kinetic Kids, who contributed to this event.

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78209 AT HOME

Hist oric Home

Beckons Outdoor Living By JOHN BLOODSWORTH Photography KEMP DAVIS

Nestled in a secluded Alamo Heights enclave, a home designed in 1958 by renowned architect O’Neil Ford had languished as a remarkable residence in an undeveloped garden full of potential. Originally built for the Fitzsimmons family, visionary couple Emma and Toby Calvert saw potential in the historically significant home as a nurturing nest to raise their two young daughters. The home’s public and private spaces are housed in two volumes connected by a glass core that has remained virtually untouched — having only two owners in its 58-year history. Tobin Smith, architect and now partner with the Dado Group, was commissioned to create an exterior architectural retreat that would relate to the interior living spaces. A new central patio — “the runway terrace” — carries the eye out from the main entry through the glass core to a new pool that reaches for the horizon, accentuating the strong central axis. The design incorporates the 60-foot cliff at the edge of the site into the daily experience of the house. “Our girls are so excited about this project, and now they have a place

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to go outside and hang out,” said Emma. “They’ve had more parties here than Toby and I have.” Smaller courts that offer privacy and a more intimate scale between the carport and main house are outdoor rooms cooled by artful water features. The exterior architecture is also connected to the house through the use of material: Mexican Saltillo tile and brick, both original materials, and galvanized steel plate, which echoes the roofing material. River pebbles are a separating element between the original structure and new elements. A recipient of a 2012 AIA San Antonio Design Award for architectural excellence, internationally acclaimed architect Thomas Hacker stated, “The architect has created a richly layered living experience by organizing a set of courts and gardens around and between the historically significant existing house by O’Neil Ford. With a very simple palette of materials and a magical use of planes of water, the project achieves a rare level of poetic expression.” “Tobin has succeded in carrying the indoors out,” said Emma. “O’Neil started it, and Tobin has completed it.”


Water features are part of the distinctive appeal of this home in Alamo Heights designed by renowned architect O'Neil Ford in 1958. Recent updates to the property have been under the direction of architect Tobin Smith, partner with the Dado Group, who created an exterior retreat that related to the interior living spaces.

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It's a GREAT time to buy a home! Why?

To spark growth, the Fed is aiming to keep the influential rate at which banks lend one another money between 0 and 0.25 percent, and it expects that number to be "exceptionally low" until at least mid-2015.

By JON HESS

very high. I often wonder why someone would pay thousands of dollars a month on a rental when they could own a home or condo. Judy Barnes and I have purchased over 40 homes and have

"This is unprecedented!" says Baltimore financial planner Tim

learned how to purchase in areas that are appreciating. We know

Maurer. "We've never had such low interest rates for such a long pe-

the formula that works best for us. My feeling is that "you need to

riod of time."

make money on the buy." You need to buy right. If an offer is not ac-

Buying a home? Why not now? Rates are at a 40 -year low, so lock

cepted, then I move on. Often these homes need work — I am not

your mortgage in with a fixed rate now. Interest on a 30-year fixed was

afraid of work. The more, the better. Several of my buys have dou-

3.5 percent in January. FHA loan rates in May 2013 were 3.125 percent

bled in value in just a few years. Others have increased only 10 per-

for 30 years and an incredible 2.375 percent for 15 years.

cent — who cares? It is free money!

Ed Whitacre, former CEO, AT&T and General Motors, in his new

Most buyers base decisions on their family needs. Some buyers

book, American Turnaround, states that "good managers know that

put investment and appreciation as their main goal. The two can

change is the only constant in business." I feel that this can be ap-

overlap, but not all the time.

plied to investing as well. To think that interest rates will remain low for years to come is to forget about what history has shown us. 1980s United States mortgage interest rates reached 18 percent, making it difficult for buyers to afford a home. Today, that monthly payment would give you at least three times the purchasing power. A

Family needs are very important. You want your family to be comfortable in that four- bedroom home with hardwood floors and a master bedroom that is downstairs. It makes no sense to purchase something that does not work for the family because it is a "deal." Paying a fair price for a home that meets your needs is what an

home purchased for $100,000 in the 1980s would have the same pay-

agent can help you with. You should get an appraisal and an inspec-

ment as a home that is purchased for over $300,000 with today's low

tion, which will satisfy your decision that you are getting a good home

interest rates.

for the value you are paying.

Appreciation: Often the silent benefit. A 10-percent appreciation

We are fortunate to live in San Antonio. We should be proud to

on a $100,000 home would mean that it is worth $110,000. Like-

live in an area that is thriving economically. A city that has great

wise, if you purchase a $300,000 home and it appreciates 10 per-

leadership actively pursuing locating new companies to our area.

cent, then you have made yourself $30,000.

Eagle Ford is a major generator to our economy. San Antonio is af-

Not all areas appreciate. It is important to look at various factors — school districts, crime, traffic, conveniences around you and the

fordable and attractive. The saying "History repeats itself" is also to say that "people for-

condition of the homes in your neighborhood. Another source for

get about history." Interest rates will rise again to much higher levels.

finding areas that appreciate is to ask your Realtor.

When they do, buyers will think back to 2013 and wish that they had

Often buyers will buy "because it is a good deal" without regard to various factors that will not add to the appreciation of their home. Sometimes areas with many rental homes do not appreciate in value. Right now we are in a great market for rentals. Prices are

taken advantage of buying a home when the rates were the lowest in 40 years. Written by John Hess, a real estate agent with the Phyllis Browning Comapny and he can be reached at (210) 824-7878.

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78209 W IN E & D IN E By RON BECHTOL

Florio’s Pizza

The Jersey Shore style that seemed (to us genteel Texans) to characterize the good folks at Florio’s on first arriving on our own shores appears to have mellowed over time — though that might not be apparent to first-timers. Pennants proclaiming allegiance to Jets, Mets, Nets, and the NYPD abound, and, yes, there are still rules. “All orders after 9 must be to go,” for example. And if you want a pizza that’s half bianca, half mushroom with meatballs, ain’t gonna happen. It’s the white mixing with tomato part that’s the problem, FYI. But Rosie will allow you to put sliced meatballs on half of a white; that, apparently, is not a profanity. And it’s also not bad at all. Florio’s crust, for starters, is of the quasi-crisp style — not as boastfully blistered as one emerging from a tony Neapolitan wood oven, but good on its own merits. The basic bianca employs both ricotta and provolone drizzled with olive oil and spiked with garlic and red pepper flakes. It’s just cheesy — and just spicy — enough, and almost as good cold. The addition of meatballs doesn’t make bianca better — but it does add a layer of nuance. These are not flagrantly flavored polpette (by this measure, Mama’s meatball Parmesan could be the perfect platform), so they gently insinuate their way into the cheese. I liked both. I haven’t liked the subs as much in the past — not because of the fillings, which can be very good indeed, but because of the bread. To one brought up on the homemade variety and later brainwashed with the crusty-loaf mantra, the flimsy stuff of most subs fails to impress; there are lots of ovens apparent in the kitchen, so couldn’t something better be expected? Stopping just short of aggressively crusty, of course. But other offerings from the ovens are very impressive indeed. Among Patty’s Delectable Desserts, the chocolate cake, when available, is not to be missed, and I am now a convert to the astonishingly moist banana cake with its indulgent cream cheese frosting. Eat your heart out, JWOWW.

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78209 EVENTS

Paul Overstreet

SA N ANTONIO SY MPH ON Y BA L L

Jenna-Beth Lyde

MA RG A RITAVIL L E AT TH E M CN AY

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POLICE BLOTTER ALAMO HEIGHTS POLICE DEPARTMENT Criminal Investigations Division 6116 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 822-2164 FAX (210) 822-7111 DUI Crash 05/11/13 5600 blk. Broadway Major vehicle crash – driver struck utility pole and another vehicle after failing to negotiate curve in the road. Further investigation revealed driver was impaired, suspect admitted using synthetic marijuana in combination with prescription medicine prior to crash. 05/11/13 Vehicle Burglary 200 blk. Viesca Vehicle unlawfully entered by breaking out window. Loaded pistol stolen from under seat. Narcotics Violation 05/10/13 100 blk. E. Castano During traffic stop driver informed officers he was in possession of drug paraphernalia. Further investigation recovered multiple items used for smoking marijuana. Driver issued several citations and vehicle was impounded due to suspended license. Narcotics Violation 05/09/13 300 blk. Redwood alley Male subject detained after being observed by police looking over fences from alleyway. Investigation revealed subject had active warrants issued by SAPD. Post-arrest search discovered syringes and narcotics paraphernalia in subject’s possession. Theft – Shoplifting 05/09/13 500 blk. Austin Hwy. Male subject grabbed three cases of beer and ran out door without paying. Attempted Theft 05/09/13 4800 blk. Broadway Employees observed subject removing higher priced merchandise from original container and placing into container of lower priced item. Management did not pursue criminal charges opting to issue subject criminal trespass warning forbidding him access to store. Burglary 05/08/13 5000 blk. Broadway Officers responding to activated burglar alarm discovered business unlawfully entered by prying open door. Miscellaneous clothing and property stolen. Theft 05/07/13 500 blk. Austin Hwy Convenience store clerk fell victim to tactics of quick-change artist resulting in monetary loss.

Theft 05/07/13 4600 blk. Broadway Wallet stolen from unlocked office. Unauthorized purchases had already been made using victim’s debit card. Narcotics Violation 05/06/13 200 blk. Alta Officer stopped vehicle observed randomly prowling neighborhood. Investigatory contact revealed four subjects in vehicle had previous record of drug violations, property crimes and crimes against persons. Narcotics paraphernalia discovered in vehicle. Vehicle was impounded due to no one having a valid driver’s license and all four were transported to location outside city. Theft 05/06/13 200 blk. E Oakview Unknown persons entered vacant residence and stole several kitchen appliances. No forced entry was found. Narcotics Violation 05/06/13 600 blk. Austin Hwy. Officers stopped vehicle driven by subjects reportedly acting suspicious in convenience store. Investigation revealed both subjects addicted to illegal narcotics and large quantity of illegal narcotics in subjects’ possession. Both were arrested. Narcotics Violation 05/06/13 5600 blk. Broadway Vehicle for speeding when officers detected presence of marijuana use. Investigation discovered driver had cigars that had been altered to smoke marijuana and admitted to smoking marijuana in vehicle. Driver cited and released. Public Intoxication 05/05/13 700 blk. Patterson Impaired male subject observed leaving event stumbling along street. Investigation revealed subject was impaired from over-consumption of alcohol. Officers contacted sober responsible adult to take subject home. Robbery 05/05/13 100 blk. Elwood Cab fare committed robbery by refusing to pay for cab ride and then assaulted cab driver who tried to detain him. Officers arrested subject and booked him into jail. Narcotics Violation 05/05/13 6100 blk. Broadway Driver stopped for traffic violation had suspended driver’s license. Pre-impound inventory of vehicle discovered multiple bags of methamphetamines. Driver arrested.

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78209 VINTAGE VIEW

Alamo Heights High School First Graduating Class

Photo courtesy of Alamo Heights ISD

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