78209 Magazine - June 2022

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When it comes to your vehicle, we are your concierge for

SERVICING, BUYING, AND SELLING so you don’t have to leave your zip code.







About The Cover June 2022









Business Profile Do your eyes need a checkup? Dr. Maverick, Dr. Lehmann, and their staff are dedicated to their patient’s eye care & overall experience. Focal Point Vision is on Sunset Road and is here to help you!

In the Loop

Building Community



On the Market

‘09 Eats



Hometown Hero

Eat in ‘09



School News

Police Blotter



Church Directory

Vintage View

22 M e e t Yo u r Neighbors Rosemary Cavazos Tatum took her love of dance & made it into a successful career. From Broadway to owning her own dance studio, to now retirement. She’s thankful for it all!

38 Eat in ‘09 Ida Claire is that quintessential Southern eatery that will satisfy even the pickiest of diners. Enjoy the fun and funky vibe inside or the spacious patio outside for a delicious lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch.

June is here! School is out, backyards are getting refreshed for gatherings and cookouts, and we are all doing our best to stay cool in the San Antonio heat we know too well. The time of year when “dad mode” goes into full effect. This month’s cover is dedicated to all the dads, stepdads, father figures, single parents, dads tobe, and dads we’ve lost. Cheers to YOU! We got to explore Satel’s men’s clothing store and couldn’t resist their endless selection of neckties. Each is unique and beautiful in its own way. Photographed by Al Rendon, this month’s cover features a selection of ties that, if you look closely, all tell a story. Happy June, and Happy Father’s Day!

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By Ron Aaron Eisenberg


Bike enthusiasts, city officials, and area families gathered recently at the official groundbreaking for the new Alamo Heights Bike Park. The park sits on a 1.28-acre parcel between the Bark Park and Alamo Heights ISD Baseball Field. The city of Alamo Heights leases the land from San Antonio. Alamo Heights Assistant City Manager Phil Laney told 78209 Magazine, “The Bike Park is an example of an area asset that centers around outside physical activity where our young residents & neighbors can develop a life-long skill with their friends. “Young bike riders can spend their time mastering the unpaved trails as they weave their bikes between the trees. For older riders, the park is a convenient & accessible place to ride. The trails also offer the space and opportunity for expert riders to mentor less experienced riders. In a digital age, public spaces like the Bike Park offer a chance to meet old friends, make new ones, challenge oneself to succeed, fail, and try again. 12 78209magazine.com

“The initiative to create the Alamo Heights Bike Park came from the ingenuity and effort of young bike riders, coupled with the support and encouragement of their parents. What began during the early days of the COVID pandemic as a few homemade ramps placed in natural areas around Alamo Heights is now a dedicated space on land owned by the City of San Antonio, leased and supported by the City of Alamo Heights, and envisioned, operated, and maintained by residents.” Laney added, “The beauty of the AH Bike Park is it’s an idea that came from our residents – our youngest residents – and then it was the grownups’ job to figure out how to make it work. Council’s support of the idea and the residents’ commitment to making this once non-descript piece of land into a park shows what success can come from collaboration and partnership.” Alamo Heights Bike Park 230 Jones Maltsberger Rd. | www.ahbikepark.org




By Ron Aaron Eisenberg


Aid the Silent, a nonprofit organization formerly based in Boerne, has purchased and opened its new headquarters at 8126 Broadway St, a facility built in 1955. The space previously housed a ballet studio. Before that, Turner Street Productions had its studios there. Emma Faye Rudkin, two-time Miss San Antonio, is the founder and executive director of Aid the Silent. Emma went profoundly deaf at the age of three and has spent her life turning her disability into an ability. She is an internationally known role model and public speaker for the deaf and hardof-hearing community. Emma graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio Honors College with Highest Honors and Cum 14 78209magazine.com

Laude with a BA in Communications and a minor in Nonprofit Management. Rotary Club of San Antonio named her the Outstanding Young San Antonian of the year in 2021. In addition, Emma Faye and her trusty side-kick service dog, Hank, are on a PBS child’s video series called “Hank & Emma Faye,” to teach children sign language, kindness, and inclusivity. The series recently won a Regional Emmy. Aid the Silent helps economically disadvantaged deaf children and teens, enabling them to reach their full potential and live life more richly. It provides funds for hearing and speech resources. For more information visit aidthesilent.com.

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By Ron Aaron Eisenberg

PEARL SUMMER NIGHTS Pearl recently announced the return of its Summer Nights dance party - Summer Block Party, a new limited-time music series with SoundCream Airstream.

Department, and drinks from Park Bar. Lick Ice Cream will

Guests are invited to the Pearl on Thursday evenings through July 28th to enjoy performances from various DJs. Summer Nights began on May 19th.

Summer Block Party is free and open to the public. All ages

Musical themes will vary from week to week. SoundCream Airstream will be stationed in Pearl Park, so visitors can enjoy treats from San Antonio’s first food hall, The Bottling

For more on SoundCream Airstream, visit soundcreamairstream.com.

also be onsite with its ice cream truck to help guests beat the heat with frozen treats.

are welcome Thursdays through July 28th, from 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. in Pearl Park, 312 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES WALKING GROUP Don Lucas, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Head of the Psychology Department at Northwest Vista College, is spearheading a new Oak Park Northwood Neighborhood Association walking group.

This past March, Lucas and two of his friends set out to walk every aisle in every H-E-B store in one day. They walked through 32 out of the 46 San Antonio H-E-B locations. That equaled 68,539 steps or 30.1 miles.

Oak Park Northwood Neighborhood Association (OPNNA) president Gina Eisenberg announced the new group’s formation at the association’s recent Spring meeting. She said it was something she had wanted to do for a long time, and she thanked Lucas for taking on the project.

The new OPNNA walking group is open to one and all. Registration is easy. Join the “Oak Park Northwood Walking Group” on the free app GroupMe. Lucas will let registrants know when and where the group will meet and walk.

Walking is something Lucas does all the time. In fact, a year ago, he pledged to take one million steps in a month, and he did so.

Eisenberg said she hopes many residents sign up. “It is a great way to meet neighbors and explore our beautiful neighborhood!”

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BATTLE LINES DRAWN OVER NOISE & TRAFFIC FROM BARS ON BROADWAY Neighbors living near Bentley’s Bar, 8123 Broadway St., are renewing complaints about late-night noise and traffic overrunning their neighborhoods. They have enlisted the help of Precinct 3 Constable Mark Vojvodich to help address traffic and parking issues. At a recent Oak Park Northwood Neighborhood Association (OPNNA) meeting, the Constable announced that he and his officers have begun patrolling roads adjacent to 8123 Broadway St. “We have ticketed vehicles parked in no parking zones. And we have supervised towing of cars parked illegally at nearby businesses.” Vojvodich told attendees at the OPNNA meeting that he is working closely with Precinct 2 Constable Leticia Vazquez to increase patrols around Bentley’s Bars. While there are several bars in the area, including Rebar and The Hangar, residents say the noise and traffic appear to come predominantly from Bentley’s. Of note, Bentley’s has taken over all three bars at 8123 Broadway St. The precinct 3 Constable also said he thinks code compliance should determine whether Bentley’s expanded front patios have reduced the space for the required fire lane in front of the buildings. And he also questioned whether there is sufficient parking for the businesses.




By Ron Aaron Eisenberg

DRIVE THROUGH SA ZOO San Antonio Zoo is bringing back its drive-thru zoo experience for a limited time in June. The zoo launched the drive-thru in 2022, during the coronavirus pandemic. The goal was to generate income when the zoo would otherwise have been closed, and it was a huge success. The drive-thru sold out in just two hours. A zoo spokesperson told 78209 Magazine, “Some 30,821 vehicles motored through the zoo in 2022, with an estimated 154,105 guests! The event was a game-changer for the zoo, which relies on gate income for support.” Guests will get to explore a wild zoo route while staying in the comfort of their cars. The cost is $52 per car for Members and $65 for non-members. The route through the zoo will 18 78209magazine.com

take families past lions, tigers, and bears. A zoo spokesperson told me, “Folks find it to be an engaging and new way to experience the zoo.” The spokesperson also noted that vehicles regularly drive through the zoo for deliveries, maintenance, and more. So, he said, the animals are used to the noise and engine exhaust. “We are incredibly excited to bring back this fun San Antonio Zoo experience to our guests this year,” said Tim Morrow, President & CEO of San Antonio Zoo. “Drive-Thru Zoo was imperative to our operations at the beginning of the pandemic and received worldwide attention and replication due to its creativity!” For more information on the San Antonio Zoo Drive Thru, please visit sazoo.org.

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Serving the ’09 Community and Leading With a Clear Vision! By Alexis James Photography by Torry Sledge

Dr. Maverick & Dr. Lehmann first met at Focal Point Vision as co-workers and took ownership of the practice in 2008. They opened the Alamo Heights location off Sunset Road five years ago and continue to enjoy serving the Alamo Heights Community. Focal Point Vision offers the latest ophthalmic technology with a personal touch. They serve patients with complex medical issues and those who need eye surgery. They also provide routine checkups for their patients. Dr. Lehmann advises that “As you age, it’s important to get routine checkups for diabetes and glaucoma.” “Our patients can expect to be treated like family; we treat people how we want to be treated,” says Dr. Lehmann. “We offer exceptional medical care and empathetic customer care,” adds Dr. Maverick. They have an overall team approach when it comes to helping their patients. Thorough communication with patients starts early to ensure they get the attention they deserve and know what to expect during procedures and appointments. Dr. Maverick and Dr. Lehmann praise their team for maintaining a healthy, family work environment. “We owe a lot of this work environment to Jesse Alvarado, our administrator, and Trish Hennessey, both fellow 09ers.” “The biggest service we offer is to our nearly 100 employees. We strive to make their lives and families better through training, advancement, and a positive work environment,” states Dr. Maverick. Focal Point Vision is more than a local business in the community. Dr. Maverick and Dr. Lehmann have a deep history and love for the Alamo Heights Community. Dr. Maverick went through Cambridge, AHJS, and AHHS. He enjoys getting to serve the community he grew up in. “The most gratifying part of my job is earning the trust of former teachers, coaches, friends, and friends’ parents.”

Dr. Lehmann has lived in Alamo Heights for 15 years, and his kids have all attended the Alamo Heights School District. Dr. Maverick has served as volunteer medical director of the San Antonio Eye Bank for over ten years. He has overseen thousands of corneal transplants that have restored vision to individuals who would otherwise be blind from cornea disease. He also serves on the St. Luke’s Episcopal School board, UIW board, and the Briscoe Western Art Museum Board. Dr. Lehmann works with the eye care clinic at Haven for Hope and performs free surgeries for individuals at their clinic. “Serving others is important because it’s essential to be an example to your children and others in the community. We’re here to help people with their vision problems, including helping individuals who can’t afford eye care.” Both Dr. Lehmann and Dr. Maverick agree that the best thing about Alamo Heights is the incredible community. Dr. Lehmann is thankful for the relationships he has made in Alamo Heights Community. “There’s nothing better than having a small-town community inside a big city. I feel very privileged to live here. Recently my father passed away, and the amount of support that I felt from neighbors, friends, and the Alamo Heights Community was amazing. Living in Alamo Heights, I’m a part of a strong community, and I wouldn’t change it for the world.” Focal Point Vision wants you to know that they offer worldclass eye care at a local and personal level.“ We’re on Sunset Road, and we are here to help.” Fun Fact: Dr. Maverick developed a distillery, Maverick Whiskey, just down Broadway to “serve” in a different way. Stop in and say Hi!

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Enjoying Life One Dance at a Time in ‘09 By Alexis James Photography by Sarah Brooke Lyons

It’s true what Martha Graham said, “Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” It’s not every day that you meet someone like Rosemary Cavazos Tatum. She left college to pursue her dance career and became a successful Broadway dancer. After Broadway, she built a diverse dance studio from scratch that served the San Antonio community for thirty-two years while raising two amazing kids. Rosemary grew up in McAllen, Texas, and her love of dance began when she was seven years old. “My uncle introduced me to dance. He was my mentor and encouraged me to focus on and embrace all the different dance disciplines, including Folklorico, Flamenco, Jazz, Musical Theater, and Ballet. She fell in love with Ballet and decided to pursue becoming a professional ballet dancer. She went to UT Austin for two years and was a part of the ABT, Austin Ballet Theater, but quickly realized that New York was where she needed to be and, at 19 years old, left Texas to pursue her dream. In New York, her career started with the American Dance Machine company. From there, she went on to land the Broadway show Evita. Her inspiring resume includes a National tour, a Canadian tour, and five international tours. During her time in Evita, she became dance captain and gained the confidence to teach, rehearse, and choreograph dance productions. In 1990 she decided to bring her experience and knowledge back to Texas and open her own dance studio. She wanted to create a studio that she felt was missing from the community. One that would include and teach students to appreciate the different dance disciplines all in one place, as she had been taught. She opened San Antonio Dance Academy in August 1990 and, by May 1991, had over 55 students. From there, San Antonio Dance Academy grew like wildflowers and in one year went

from 55 students to 175, then to 240 the next, and it continued to grow. She had 16 teachers and 68 classes at the studio’s peak, going six days a week. She’s helped thousands of students gain a love and appreciation for dance. “Dance gives people such a sense of who they are. You carry the instruction, the discipline, the poise, and the perseverance that you learn from dance into whatever you do.” Says Rosemary. Rosemary is a proud mother of two, now adults. She says that “I was a better mother because of my job, and a better dance teacher because I was a mom.” She began her entrepreneurial journey right as she started her motherhood journey and said she wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. In December of 2021, Rosemary made the difficult yet essential decision to retire and close her dance studio. Dancing will always be a part of Rosemary’s life, and she feels great about her next step, retirement. She’s loving all the time she has now to focus on her mental and physical health. She enjoys volunteering at the San Antonio Food Bank with their Mission San Juan Farm and for the Interfaith welcoming committee. She’s also picked up hiking with her girlfriends, cooking, and is a happy plant momma. Rosemary loves the Alamo Heights community and its proximity to the things she enjoys, like the Witte and the San Antonio Museum of Art. And if you see her on a bike ride to the McNay, make sure you wave hi! JUNE 2022




April 2022 Home Sales The following are home sales for Alamo Heights ISD and North East ISD in ZIP code 78209 for April. Source: San Antonio Board of REALTORS®

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78209: Total Sales - 41 Average Price - $830,805 | Median Price - $585,000 DOM - 53 78209 in Alamo Heights ISD: Total Sales - 28 Average Price - $871,425 | Median Price - $611,250 DOM - 59 78209 in North East ISD: Total Sales - 13 Average Price - $743,317 | Median Price - $455,000 DOM - 42


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Harry A. Greer Psychiatrist Retired Navy Captain Stamp Collector By Ron Aaron Eisenberg

When people ask retired Navy captain and child psychiatrist Harry Greer why he switched from the Army to the Navy, his answer is always the same. “The Navy has better beaches.” And he always adds, “The Navy is also very exciting because it is so diverse. It has marines, aviation, submarines, SEALs, and more.” Greer, 79, lives in Alamo Heights. His wife, Nelda, is a native Texan, a 7th generation San Antonian, who traces her family history to the very founding of the Alamo City. Both of their children were born in San Antonio. Greer graduated from Georgia Tech University. He earned his M.D. degree from Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta. “I entered the Army as an intern in 1969 at Brooke Army Hospital.” He spent nine years on active duty and 24 years in the reserves. “In 1991,” Greer told 78209 Magazine, “I was in the active reserve and in private practice. I got a week’s notice that I would be shipped to Bahrain as part of Operation Desert Storm. I had only had four hours of basic training. In retrospect, going to Bahrain was a great adventure. We were the largest reserve unit mobilized since WWII --- 1,000 members in the fleet hospital.” Greer recalls that 56% of his unit were women. 26 78209magazine.com

“We put up a hospital in just nine days, in a parking lot in Bahrain.” Desert Storm lasted only 43 days. He laughs when he tells me, “I was a child psychiatrist. I went to the chief of medicine and said, ‘You don’t need a child psychiatrist over here, send me home.” Rather than send Greer home, the chief of medicine told him he could provide help for the marines. Greer spent some four months in Bahrain before returning to San Diego. He and his wife Nelda moved to San Antonio after he retired from the service. He told me several times how much he loves San Antonio. “It is a very nice place for retired military.” In retirement, Greer took up a hobby collecting postage stamps. But not just any stamps. His focus is on stamps that feature penguins. “I am a POSSUM,” he told me. Possum stands for penguins on stamps study unit member. He’s possum number 129. There’s even a website for the group www.penguinstamps.org. And if you want to continue the conversation with Dr. Greer, you can find him most Saturday mornings at Mi Tierra Cafe in historic Market Square, downtown San Antonio. That’s where he has breakfast as a member of “The Snake Pit,” an informal club of San Antonio movers and shakers.

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Saint Mary’s Hall is delighted to announce the class of 2022’s plans after graduation. Congratulations! Nabeeha M. Ali

Kathleen Margaret Benson

Alexander Anthony Alvarez

Lance Collins Berryman

Texas A&M University

Harvard University

Louisiana State University

Washington University in St. Louis

Duke University Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Camila Mirarí Alvarez

Jack William Archer

Jeffrey Alec Czar

Southern Methodist University

University of Texas at San Antonio

Leah Claire Dooling

Texas Christian University Founders’ Scholarship

Franklin University Switzerland

Trinity University Tiger Award University Scholarship

Gian Francisco Avalos Delgado

University of Chicago

Katherine Anne Drawert

Matthew McCall Averyt

Trinity University President’s Scholarship

University of Texas at Austin

University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance Scholarship, Victors Scholarship, USAA Employee Collegiate Scholarship

William Paul Azevedo Wake Forest University

Cailan Varun Vassar College

Nicholas Moore Campos

Daniella Marie Canseco Alexandra Kathleen Carter University of Texas at Austin

Benjamin Aaron Bankler Trinity University Dean’s Scholarship

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George Peter Cortez Clemson University

Sophia Madison Cox

Texas A&M University Galveston

Emily Grace Harris Texas A&M University

William Frederick Herff

Duke University

William Henry Hirsch

Southwestern University University Scholarship

Mollie Elizabeth Duphorne

New York University

Skidmore College

Texas A&M University

Shaili Isabella Ganeshappa University of Texas at Austin Gabriel Marcus Chbeir

University of Puget Sound Baker

Southern Methodist University Honors Program Provost Scholarship

University of Texas at Austin Canfield Business Honors Plan II Honors USAA NMSC Scholarship

Andrew Bradley Fisher Juliana Marguerite Cavazos Baylor University Honors College Distinction Award Scholarship

University of Texas at Austin

James Matthew Hawes Alejandro Javier Delgado

Donovan Christopher Ethan Forrest Doehler University of Texas at Austin Bowley Daniel Patrick Brown

Jack Harris Hall

Canfield Business Honors Program

Hunter Mackenzie Hoelscher Georgia Grace Kemmett University of Mississippi Provost Scholar

King Thomson Kleberg Texas A&M University

Emiliana Zoe Kosterlitzky University of California, Alexander Johnson Glast University of St. Andrews, Scotland San Diego Lauren Elizabeth Hale Abigail Thelma Lavender Texas Christian University

University of Texas at Austin

Kasie Rayne Liu

Jake Tanner Rouse

Trinity University Murchison Scholarship

Texas A&M University

Patience Anne Locke

Southern Methodist University Hilltop Scholars Program Secondary Century Scholarship

Villanova University

Penelope Luna New York University

Sofia Magdalena Mauri University of Texas at Austin Dean’s Scholars Honors Program

Nicole Randall Mays University of Virginia

Blake Lewis Miller Tulane University Ashley Jordan Mitchell San Diego State University

Berzhia Mizani

University of Texas at Austin

Sophie Stewart Morgan The American University of Paris

Kirsten Madison Schlortt

Leo Christopher Schoenbrun Willamette University Trustees’ Scholarship Leader’s Award

Camille Elizabeth Serot University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Edward Courtland Snyder Loyola Marymount University Arrupe Scholarship Early Action Award

Austin Edward Soltis Texas A&M University Mays Business School

Ansley Thomas Steele Rice University

Bella Cristina Muñoz

Lauren Tatum Strauch

Marinna Carlyle Nicoll

Andres Trujillo

University of Texas at Austin

International student - London

Ava Marie Pace

Duke University

University of Michigan

Alexandra Kate Ulmer

University of Texas at Austin

Ryleigh Renea Vance Kheya Dipan Patel Kansas State University University of Kentucky

Founders Non-Resident Merit Award Sunflower State Award Nitya Nilesh Patel Southern Methodist University Lauren Alexandra Vegas Provost Scholarship Northwestern University Northeastern University Dean’s Scholarship

Robert Edward Peña Lara Esther Weissmann Savannah College of Art and Design - University Scholarship

Camron Jaylin Poitier Prairie View A&M University

Northwestern University

Remy Chittim White University of Oklahoma

Payton Wright Wood

Isabella Marie Presutti

University of Georgia

Fordham University Loyola Scholarship

Wagner College University Scholarship

Rhodes College Diehl Scholarship

Trinity University Trustees’ Scholarship

American University

University of Virginia

Rudolfo Villanueva Valeria Isabel Ramos Prado Zarate III

University of Tennessee

James Peyton Randolph Sofia Linda Zavala Nicholas Roldan Abigail Rebecca Zeller JUNE 2022


Church Directory ALAMO HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH 6501 Broadway St. San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-9539 Services: Sunday 11:00am Wednesday 6:30pm Praise and Prayer ALAMO HEIGHTS CHRISTIAN CHURCH 6435 N. New Braunfels Ave. San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-5728 alamoheightscc.org Services: Sunday: 10:50am ALAMO HEIGHTS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 6201 Broadway St. San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-0271 alamoheightspres.com Services: Sunday 8:30am and 11am ALAMO HEIGHTS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 825 E. Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 826-3215 ahumc.org Services: Sunday 8:30am, 9:30am and 11am CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 510 Belknap Place San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 736-3132 cecsa.org Services: Wednesday 11:00am, 6:00pm Sunday 7:30am, 9am, 11:00am, 5:00pm CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH 6720 Broadway St. San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 822-3394 clcah.org Services: Sunday 8:30am and 10:30am MOUNT CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH 308 Mt. Calvary Drive

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San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-8748 mtcsa.org Services: Sunday 8:30am and 11am NORTHWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 518 Pike Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-7238 Services: Sunday mornings at 11am NORTHROCK CHURCH ALAMO HEIGHTS 1540 Nacogdoches San Antonio, TX 78209 northrocksa.com Services: Sunday mornings at 10am, 11:30am PEARL STREET CHURCH 400 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 504-8897 Services: 9:00am, 10:30am,12pm, 1:30pm ST. ANTHONY DE PADUA CATHOLIC CHURCH 102 Lorenz Road San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-1743 stanthonydepadua.org Services: Saturday Mass 5pm Sunday Mass 7:30am, 9am; 10:30am, 12pm Daily Mass Monday - Friday 9am ST. DAVID’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH AND SCHOOL 1300 Wiltshire Ave. San Antonio, TX 78209 saintdavids.net (210) 824-2481 Services: Sundays at 8am & 10:30am ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 11 Saint Luke’s Lane San Antonio, Texas 78209 slecsa.org - (210) 828-6425 Services: Sunday 8am, 9am, 11am and 6pm

Wednesday Eucharist at 8am during the school year ST. PETER PRINCE OF THE APOSTLES CHURCH 111 Barilla Place San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 822-3367 stpeterprinceoftheapostles.org Services: Saturday Mass 5:30pm Sunday 9am, 11am, and 5:30pm Tuesday and Thursday 7am Wednesday 5:30pm Friday 8:00am ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC CHURCH & SCHOOL 3303 Urban Crest Dr San Antonio TX 78209 (210) 824-0139 spxsa.church Services: Saturday - 4:30pm Sunday - 8:00am, 10:15am, 12:00 pm, 1:30pm (Sp), 5:00pm Daily Masses: Monday - 6:30pm Tuesday-Friday - 8:15am TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH 319 E. Mulberry San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 733-6201 trinitybaptist.org Services: Mulberry Service 9am Bible Study 10:15am TriPoint Service 11:30am UNITY CHURCH 8103 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 unityofsa.org (210) 824-7351 Services: Sunday 11am Children’s Church 11am

If you are unable to make it to a service, check your church website and see if they are livestreaming so that you can worship from home.




June 1 - National Adopt A Cat Month June 4 - National Hug Your Cat Day

Benefits of Dogs Wearing Water Shoes By Amy Lynn, Founder of The Dog Guide San Antonio

There are a number of reasons why you might want to consider buying your dog water shoes. Some of the most common benefits include: - Protection for their paw pads: If your dog likes to play in the water, then their paw pads are likely to get wet and muddy. This can lead to skin irritation and infection if not cleaned. - Protection from sharp objects: If your dog likes to explore the bottom of ponds and streams, they could potentially step on a sharp object which could cause injury. Water shoes can help to protect their paws from such objects.


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- Preventing slips and falls: Wet surfaces can be quite slippery, so water shoes are a great option to prevent your dog from slipping and falling. - Hot surfaces: If your dog walks on hot surfaces (e.g., hot sand or asphalt in the summer), their paw pads can get burnt. Water shoes can help to prevent this from happening.


full-service bathing

packages and membership

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- Cold weather: In cold and icy weather, wet paw pads can freeze and cause your dog discomfort. Water shoes can help to keep their paws warm and dry.

dog clean and happy. Visit us online or call today to learn more.

- Walking on hardwood floors: For older dogs, wearing boots is a good idea to help prevent them from slipping. As you can see, there are a number of benefits to wearing water shoes for dogs. So if you’re looking for a way to keep your pup’s paws safe and healthy, be sure to check out our blog for our top water shoe picks.

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things dog!”

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Are You Really a Leader? By Angel Santiago

According to Forbes, leadership is a process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others towards the achievement of a goal. It is not about being a senior executive, having a title, or having personal attributes. Leadership is about being able to lead people and create positive change. How we do things is as essential, and sometimes more important, than what we do. So, it is vital to notice how you, as a leader, are showing up for yourself and, more importantly, how you’re showing up for others and your community. Elysia Petru Hulings, Executive Director of The Ballet Conservatory of South Texas, understands that a leader achieves goals by working with others harmoniously; therefore, being a great leader is largely dependent on how well you work with others. “An exceptional leader holds themselves accountable as much as they hold their team accountable, someone who invests in their team as much as they invest in themselves,” said Hulings. Leadership is about social influence; this means it requires building and nurturing relationships with people, not only in your businesses but also in your local community. A community is a fundamental building block of society. Business owners are the leaders in their communities and must make an effort to get involved and interact with their customers and prospects outside the walls of their establishment. Your involvement makes a difference. As a leader, how well are you leading yourself? According to leadership expert Craig Groeschel, self-leadership is the most essential quality that a leader can develop, and it takes

practice. Issues within teams will surface when there is poor self-leadership, and how you show up in your community will also suffer. It all starts with you. You must step into responsibility, be accountable for your behavior, and realize that it will be challenging for you to lead others unless you are succeeding at leading yourself. Being a leader means that you have committed to leading your own life, a life of meaning and purpose, and are contributing to others and positively impacting their lives. It all starts by choosing that you will reach your full potential, then you can lead others to do the same. Dave Ramsey says, “Organizations are not limited by their opportunities; they are limited by their leader.” So, any limitations, conflicts, or challenges within you as an individual will surface in how you lead. Your success as a leader depends entirely on how successful you are at being your best and most authentic self, bringing all your gifts, skills, and talents to the table. Being a leader is realizing and becoming the person you were meant to be. Leading yourself requires that you invest in your development and make self-leadership a practice. When you fail at leading yourself, you fail at leading. If you don’t, you will struggle to become great. Blessings, LifeCoachAngel

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C h o co llazo Located in the Boardwalk on Broadway, Chocollazo handcrafts the most beautiful chocolate truffles and sweet confections. Stop in to satisfy your sweet tooth, preorder their limited edition chocolate masterpieces for the holidays, or find the perfect gift for any occasion! 4013 Broadway | (210) 776-3963 chocollazo.com

Black + W hi te C re a mer y This quaint ice creamery in the Boardwalk on Broadway serves premium small-batch traditional and modern ice cream flavors with dairy & non-dairy options. Monthly rotating flavors and fresh-baked pies will keep you coming back all summer long! 4011 Broadway | (210) 455-5941 blackwhitecreamery.com

JUNE 2022


Ida Claire A Taste of the South in ‘09

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EAT IN ‘09


We all have a different idea of what “comfort food” means to us personally. For those who grew up in the South, comfort food will always refer to hearty fare prepared with ingredients that have been served by Southern grandmas for decades. Ida Claire is that quintessential Southern eatery that will satisfy even the pickiest of diners, and the restaurant has been serving the Alamo Heights area since October of 2019. It is located across the street from The Quarry and features a beautiful dining room with quirky collections of unique items lining the walls and the ceilings, along with a spacious outdoor patio area complete with a customized Airstream trailer that can be reserved for small parties. The vibe is fun and funky, but the food is definitely the Southern star at Ida Claire. The menu at Ida Claire encourages sharing, and the portions are substantial. For something a bit unexpected, you can order the Duck Nachos to start. Pulled duck, goat cheese, duck fat gravy, chives, and sunny side eggs top off a heaping plate of house-spiced potato chips. Another house favorite is their Avocado Toast, which features thick “hippie bread” slathered with fresh avocado and spiced crème Fraiche. It is topped with tomatoes, pickled red onions, and pumpkin seeds and drizzled with a pistou aioli. For supper, you can’t go wrong with their Nashville Hot Fried Chicken, served with pimento cheese toast, pickles, and pickled red onions, or the incredibly popular Blackened Redfish served atop orzo pasta, spinach, and tomatoes, and bathed in crawfish cream sauce. There is something for everyone on the menu, and you’ll definitely want to wash all that comfort food down with a cold beer, a glass of wine, or one of Ida Claire’s Favorite Cocktails. Just introduced for the summer, you can also enjoy a frozen cocktail flight to combat the South Texas heat. The flight features a margarita, a Paloma, a hurricane, and the ever-popular frosé. Ida Claire also celebrates life old-school style with their Vinyl Hour every weekday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. and again from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. Come and listen to the house D.J. spin the vinyl or bring in your favorite records to listen to on the patio. Head on over on Saturdays and Sundays for brunch and enjoy Southern breakfast classics like the Fried Green Tomato Benedict and the wildly popular Chicken & Waffle featuring a bacon laced waffle, crispy fried chicken tenders, coffee maple syrup, hot sauce butter, and black pepper gravy. General Manager Nels Christensen is excited to welcome new guests who have never experienced Ida Claire’s charm. He says, “We base our business on Southern hospitality, and we strive to make everyone feel welcome.” The South and its iconic flavors are alive and well at Ida Claire, and the restaurant is set to roll out new summer menu items created by Executive Chef Riley Newman and the Ida Claire team. The restaurant also features live music on Wednesdays, movie nights on the patio on Thursdays, and specialty dinners and events throughout the year. Ida Claire

7300 Jones Maltsberger Rd. | (210) 667-2145 | Ida-claire.com Monday to Thursday 11:00a.m. - 10:00p.m. | Friday 11:00a.m. - 11:00p.m. Saturday 9:00a.m. - 11:00p.m. | Sunday 9:00a.m. - 9:00p.m. Vinyl Hour - Monday to Friday 3:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. & 9:00p.m. - 11:00p.m

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Police Blotter AHPD CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION 6116 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 822-2164 Fax (210) 822-7111

Vehicle Burglary Victim left a bank carrying a briefcase and went to a grocery store, leaving the briefcase in his vehicle; unknown suspects followed him to the store and broke into his vehicle while the vehicle was unattended. 5/5/22 4800 blk. Broadway Theft Resident observed a vehicle drive into their driveway, and a male occupant took a bicycle from in front of the house. 5/4/22 100 blk. Lamont Vehicle Burglary Three total vehicles were unlawfully entered during overnight hours on W Castano and Corona; two were ransacked, and one resulted in loss of property. 5/4/22 Various locations Narcotics Violation A driver stopped for a traffic violation was found never to have a driver’s license issued; pre-impoundment inventory discovered methamphetamines, marijuana, and narcotics paraphernalia. 5/4/22 5100 blk. Broadway

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Attempted Theft A male subject stole an unattended backpack off an outside dining table; the owner discovered the theft and regained possession of the backpack after seeing the subject walking away; officers contacted the subject a short distance away and identified him for criminal case filing purposes; subject has multiple convictions for theft. 5/2/22 5300 blk. Broadway Narcotics Violation, Failure to Identify Wanted Person A bicyclist was stopped for operating a bicycle on the roadway during hours of darkness without reflectors/lights; the subject gave multiple false names and identifying information; the subject was transported to Bexar County Jail for positive identification, which revealed his true name and an active warrant for felony drug violations; during an inventory of the subject’s personal property marijuana and heroin were discovered; also discovered were multiple credit cards issued to different people. 4/28/22 500 blk. Austin Hwy. Wanted Person The driver of a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation was found to have a suspended driver’s license; further investigation discovered the driver had an active arrest

warrant issued by Bexar County for Fraud. 4/27/22 6000 blk. Broadway Multiple Weapons Violations, Narcotics Violations Officers stopped a vehicle for speeding and displaying a license plate registered to another vehicle; further investigation discovered the driver and the passenger were in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia; the passenger in the vehicle is an active criminal gang member and was in possession of a semi-auto pistol stolen in San Antonio; the passenger was charged with theft of a firearm, unlawfully carrying a weapon during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 4/25/22 5100 blk. Broadway Emergency Detention A female subject reported to be throwing bottles and debris at buildings was found to be delusional and in mental crisis; transported to a medical facility for further evaluation. 4/25/22 5000 blk. Broadway DWI 2nd, Retaliation Officers responding to a vehicle stopped in the roadway occupied by a female who appeared to be in medical distress; investigation revealed the female driver was under the influence of alcohol and impaired; the female was taken into custody and transported to the PD for processing; while in custody the female made threats against an officer and their family members before being transported to jail. 4/19/22 200 blk. College

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1922 Pictured here is Bob MacDonald,

champion of the first ever Valero Texas Open golf tournament hosted at Brackenridge Park in 1922.

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