12 Things You Didn’t Know about San Antonio
Apr02

12 Things You Didn’t Know about San Antonio

By Patrick J. Mullen —- Native American people lived in the San Antonio region for thousands of years. It was called “the place of refreshing waters.” The area was called Yanaguana by the Payaya indigenous people, who were probably the first to encounter the Spanish colonials. Many other tribes of Native Americans—Apache, Comanche, Kiowa—lived and thrived in this area. In 1536, Spanish explorer Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, who...

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Fratello’s
Apr01

Fratello’s

A jewel of a ristorante called Fratello’s Italian Market & Deli is situated on Broadway Street. We recently stopped in for lunch and met Marilyn Magaro, wife of co-owner Tony Magaro, and general manager, Louis (Louie) Lecocke. We talked about Fratello’s history and its mission, and of course, tasted the food—incredibly delicious and authentic. Marilyn said, “This is a labor of love. You take an electrical contractor, a masonry...

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Helping Vulnerable Children Reach Their Maximum Potential
Apr01

Helping Vulnerable Children Reach Their Maximum Potential

Meet Annette Rodriguez, President/CEO of The Children’s Shelter, a woman with passion for education and children’s and women’s issues—a woman of wonder in San Antonio. At a young age, she knew she wanted to work with children. “I am a firm believer that education is often the only vehicle out of poverty for many of our inner city children.” Annette has presented compassion in her work—helping vulnerable children reach their maximum...

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A Daughter and Her Dad
Apr01

A Daughter and Her Dad

Society’s young innovators exhibit inspiring talent and ambition. We knew how special this one was within the first five minutes—she had so much spirit. Get ready for Makirah Leandra Florence, aka Meme. A ten-year-old photographer, app builder, and loving daughter to Marty Florence—quite an outspoken young lady, but all in good fun. Meme is interested in military snapshots. Good thing they’re in the military city. Marty says, “She...

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PTSD Trauma, as Bad as It Gets
Apr01

PTSD Trauma, as Bad as It Gets

By Steve Glenn, MS, Counseling Psychology and MSc, Administration Don’t you sometimes marvel at your ability to become focused and helpful in times of extreme trauma? After the initial impact, we focused on the needs of others and only repressed the traumatic elements of some difficult situation. This happened to a friend of mine. Even now, fifteen years later, he still tears up when he recalls the moment he held an eight-year-old...

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Biomedical Engineering and The Breakthroughs To Come
Apr01

Biomedical Engineering and The Breakthroughs To Come

“Success is never one person’s alone. It’s always a group of people. They need to have a can-do attitude, be able to take risks, be problem-solvers. You need to have a diversity of opinions at the table to go the right direction. You empower them, resource them, and then you get out of the way and let them do it.” Companies, not universities, take products to patients. This powerful statement, with clear intention and predication of...

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Stephen Webster of FOIE
Apr01

Stephen Webster of FOIE

Meet Stephen Webster and his team of innovators at San Antonio based FOIE: Fiber Optic Infrastructure & Engineering. These master engineers have a mission to develop, build, and deliver platinum fiber optic infrastructure communication networks as a regional utility transport. They will use patent innovative engineering models and hierarchic architectural designs derived from their parent R&D company, WebstarrWillams. Their...

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The Valero Texas Open Is On!
Apr01

The Valero Texas Open Is On!

The winds blew this year at the 2017 Valero Texas Open in San Antonio, Texas. Pro Am and Pro golfers were ready for a week of bogeys, birdies, and aces. AT&T Oaks Course has been home for the Valero Texas Open for six years now. This year the PGA Tour celebrates ninety-five years of spectacular play, wins, and losses. While few golfers call Texas home, some call it windy. During the week, you heard from Jimmy Walker, who announced...

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