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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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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