Monthly Archives: July 2011

Do You Know Johanna Sawalha?

Born in Sweden, Johanna came to the United States a little over 20 years ago. She lived in New York up until last year. But San Antonio beckoned, and she moved here in June 2010 with her husband Ziad and … Continue reading

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Do You Know Brian Rountree and Hugh Donagher?

Hugh Donagher and Brian Rountree relocated to Lavaca from Silicon Valley in January of this year. Quite by accident, they stumbled into the Lavaca & Friends happy hour the very first Thursday they were here, and they’ve been regular fixtures … Continue reading

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Do You Know the Bowers?

Curtis and Krista Bowers moved to Lavaca four years ago from San Antonio’s northern suburbs. They quickly became active neighbors, both socially and in the neighborhood association. They live in a recently renovated home on Callaghan Avenue with a nice … Continue reading

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Do You Know Terry & Gerry Schaefer?

In 2004, when Gerry told Terry they were moving to Texas, she thought “who lives in Texas?” Well, she soon got an answer: LOTS of creative, talented and warm people. Originally from Wisconsin, they began renting at the Refugio Place … Continue reading

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Do You Know Bob Carabin?

Bob is known as “Dr. Bob” to the Lavaca kids of the 90’s and math students at St. Philip’s College, “Fr. Bob” to the Episcopalians of St. Paul’s, “Bamboo Bob” to those who love or hate the big grass (yes, … Continue reading

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Refugio Place Back To School Drive

The Resident Council of Refugio Place Apartments is conducting a “Back To School” drive to provide school supplies and backpacks for inner city and downtown area students. The Resident Council seeks donations of new backpacks, school supplies and school uniforms. … Continue reading

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District 123 Legislative Debrief Session

UPDATE: Due to an unforeseen schedule glitch, the Legislative Debrief and Abundant Communities workshop, scheduled for August 16th must be cancelled.  Rep Villarreal and his staff send our regrets and apologies for any inconvenience that this may have caused.  We will … Continue reading

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Alamo Stadium Bond Renovations Public Meeting

The first in a series of meetings on Alamo Stadium renovations, through the 2010 Bond, is scheduled Thursday, Aug. 4 at 6pm at the Alamo Stadium Convocation Center (gym). Architects for the project will be on hand and the community … Continue reading

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Southtown Lions Club Meeting

The Southtown Lions Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m., Jimmy’s Family Pizza, 226 E. Fest in Southtown ( The Southtown Lions Club is part of the Lions Clubs International network of 1.3 … Continue reading

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Downtown Strategic Framework Plan, Public Workshop

Please join the Centro Partnership for the first public workshop to create a strategic plan to help make the SA2020 vision a reality.

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