Former State Senator Dies in Fire

Former state Senator Frank Madla perished early Friday morning when a fire consumed his south side home.  The blaze broke out around 2:00 a.m.as the family slept. Early reports indicate that the former Senator attempted to crawl out of a second floor bedroom, but was overcome by smoke. Three other family members were pulled from the home and taken to local hospitals.  His mother-in-law, Mary Cruz, died later at Brook Army Medical Center. Senator Madla's wife and grandaughter are in the intensive care unit at University Hospital.

According to the fire department, there were no smoke detectors in the home. At this time, fire officials say that the fire appears to be accident, and do not suspect foul play.

8 Keys to Lasting Love

8 Keys to Lasting Love
 by: Dr. Linda Miles 

My granddaughter, Merritt Miles, at five years old, was the inspiration for, 8 Keys to Lasting Love. While reading her a fairy tale I was very disturbed by what I was about to say to her when I read; "And they lived happily ever after."

So, I took the liberty of changing the ending to, "They began the work of creating a very good marriage." I didn't want Merritt thinking, as so many of my clients had, that marriage was so simple, that it just magically happened and couples lived happily every after.

NEISD Parents Not Alone in Class Rank Concerns

Many objections have been raised regarding NEISD's new class rank policy. It didn't take much research to learn that class rank is not just a NEISD issue.  The very concerns voiced at the NEISD Board meeting on November 13, 2006 have been echoed across the country.  Read the following article to see how premier high schools that graduated leaders of our country, including a Nobel Prize winning physicist, have dealt with this controversial issue.

Excellent Class Rank Article

Teach Your Children to Respect You

 

Teach Your Children to Respect You
 by: Ineke Van Lint

Support for Moms

Emily Wilson is a Council Coordinator for MOPS International,Inc., wife and mother of two girls. She has recently been published in Chicken Soup for the Mother of Preschooler’s Soul.

Sweaty, wrinkled sheets clung to my 31 ½ week pregnant body as I lay on doctor- ordered bed rest; tears in my eyes and a knot in my throat preceded a very humbled voice as it meekly escaped my lips. “Yes, I need your help” I said.

SAHA/Talavera Deal Off

Submitted by Phil Nelson, Chairman of SAHA

Thank you for your comments about the proposed purchase of the Talavera and Marquis at the Legends apartments. We appreciate your input, and I encourage you to check our website at www.saha.org, where we will be adding and updating information about many of the questions that have been raised.

As for the proposed acquisitions, the San Antonio Housing Authority and the sellers of the two apartment complexes have reached an impasse in the earnest money contract negotiations regarding a number of matters relating to as-is conditions and liability issues. As a result, it appears this proposed transaction will not move forward.