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A Good Steward of the Earth, A Great Mentor to At-Risk Young Adults

A Good Steward of the Earth, A Great Mentor to At-Risk Young Adults

Growing up in the sparsely populated San Elizario just outside of El Paso, Patricia Cantu spent practically every waking moment of her childhood outdoors because of her innate love of nature and fondness of the earth.   So it was not too surprising that after Cantu graduated from San Elizario…

9 Puppies Inducted into Guide Dogs of Texas Puppy Program

9 Puppies Inducted into Guide Dogs of Texas Puppy Program

Guide Dogs of Texas (GDTX) celebrated its fourth litter of guide dog puppies from its breeding program during a puppy induction ceremony on Feb. 9 at the GDTX training center, 1503 Allena Drive. The in-house breeding program plays a critical role in the guide dog school’s ability to better serve…

Make a Difference Awards

Make a Difference Awards

Rosemary Kowalski, founder of The RK Group, was honored with the Legacy Award during the 2012 Make a Difference Awards hosted Sept. 12 at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Sunset Station after being nominated by SA Youth. Established in 2009, the awards were inspired by Lana Duke, owner of Ruth’s Chris…

September Proclaimed as ‘Guide Dog Awareness Month’

September Proclaimed as ‘Guide Dog Awareness Month’

Gov. Rick Perry and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro have proclaimed September as “Guide Dog Awareness Month” and formally praised the work being done by the San Antonio nonprofit organization Guide Dogs of Texas. “By raising, training and working with guide dogs, you provide the gifts of mobility and independence…

Core Commercial Celebrates its Two-Year Anniversary as Business Continues to Grow

Core Commercial Celebrates its Two-Year Anniversary as Business Continues to Grow

After graduating from Our Lady of the Lake University in 2005 with a double major in history and political science, Amanda Concha took a marketing assistant position with a local commercial development firm, figuring she would get a job to pass the time while waiting for law school to start.…

Hurricane Grill & Wings

Hurricane Grill & Wings

Hurricane Grill & Wings, a family-friendly restaurant with a relaxed beach atmosphere, has opened its doors on the South Side of San Antonio. The July 26 grand opening will include on-site radio DJs followed by live bands, a jumbo wing eating contest, complimentary drinks, and a chance to win an…

Holocaust Memorial Museum grant for local school books

Holocaust Memorial Museum grant for local school books

In support of their mission to educate students about the Holocaust, the Holocaust Memorial Museum in San Antonio was recently awarded a $4,900 grant by the Elizabeth Huth Coates Charitable Foundation. The grant will be used to purchase 100 copies of the resource book, “Our Voices, Our Lives: Twenty Holocaust…

‘Go Green’ for Spring with 60 Second Shopping Sprees

‘Go Green’ for Spring with 60 Second Shopping Sprees

Green Fields Market Helps 6 Customers ‘Go Green’ for Spring with 60 Second Shopping Sprees Easter arrived a week early for six San Antonio residents. Instead of receiving Easter baskets stuffed with chocolates, they were given shopping carts and had 60 seconds to “grab” as many groceries as they could…

Restaurateur Serves Family Recipes of His Mexican Coastal Town at Bahia Azul

Restaurateur Serves Family Recipes of His Mexican Coastal Town at Bahia Azul

Adrian Banuelos was 8-years-old when he began cultivating his culinary skills. He recalls growing up in Nayarit, Mexico, a breathtaking coastal state along the Pacific Coast north of Puerto Vallarta, where he would chop onions, lettuce and dice tomatoes to help his grandmother who ran a thriving catering business. “It…

Local Educator, Popular Mascot Named Chips King and Salsa Queen for Fiesta 2012

Local Educator, Popular Mascot Named Chips King and Salsa Queen for Fiesta 2012

Roll out the chile pequin-colored red carpet and sound the trumpets! The Chips ‘N Salsa King and Queen have been crowned for Fiesta 2012! This year’s Salsa Queen is Jennifer Torres, an educator at Edgewood Independent School District. By her side this Fiesta season will be the newly crowned Chips…

TETCO Kicks Off Operation Blue Santa with $10,000 Donation: Funds will help buy toys for 12,000 underprvileged children

TETCO Kicks Off Operation Blue Santa with $10,000 Donation: Funds will help buy toys for 12,000 underprvileged children

More than 12,000 underserved children and youth, ages 3 to 12, will wake up Christmas morning to find a gift under their tree thanks in part to a $10,000 donation by TETCO and the Turner family given to SAPD Chief William McManus and coordinators of the Blue Santa Program during…

Youth-Led Events Target Childhood Hunger

Youth-Led Events Target Childhood Hunger

SA YOUTH RECEIVES YSA’s SODEXO YOUTH GRANT: Youth-Led Events Target Childhood Hunger During November’s  National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week SA Youth was awarded a $500 Youth Grant from YSA (Youth Service America) and the Sodexo Foundation, which supports youth-led service initiatives addressing childhood hunger. One of 25 grants awarded…

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