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A path to healthy skin - Why you should see an Aesthetician

What is Esthetics?
Esthetics the application of various treatments to the skin’s epidermal layer. In other words, esthetics is all about healthy skin. Some of the techniques used by aestheticians—or skin care professionals— include facial steaming, wrapping, exfoliation, waxing, pore cleansing, extraction, and chemical peels. Professionals give personal guidance on the latest in skin care maintenance and excel at helping clients apply makeup skillfully to conceal scars and imperfections. Central to this specialty is the use of creams, lotions, wraps, clay or gel masks, and salt scrubs. Same technicians may also utilize machines to help deliver high-tech services. Esthetic practice is different from dermatology in that it specifically excludes diagnosis, prescription, or any other service, procedure, or therapy that requires a medical license. If you’re being treated by a dermatologist, your aesthetician will provide complementary and support therapies. In addition, aestheticians are trained and licensed to recognize early signs of many medical conditions, including skin cancer, and will refer you to a dermatologist in such a case.

Mouth-Body Connection - Oral health can improve overall health


Researchers are providing more evidence each day of an important connection between your overall health and your oral health. Here are just some ways in which periodontal disease, or gum disease, may affect conditions you have, or those that you might develop.

With heart disease and stroke, the facts are compelling. People with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to suffer coronary artery disease as those with disease-free gums. One study found that 85% of heart patients studied has periodontal disease. The most likely explanation is that somehow plaque and oral bacteria find their way into the blood stream and contribute to the thickening of the walls of the coronary arteries.

Rattler Sports Report - Sept. 8, 2007 - Football In Game Updates


Ronald Reagan High School
Rattler Sports Report
September 8, 2007
Football – In Game Update – From Comalander Stadium


4th Quarter –
On the first play of the 4th quarter Reagan would Score on a 1 yard dive by Marcus Wright his second score of the evening.  The Reagan defense would tighten up and hold the Georgetown Eagles and get the ball back to the Rattler offence.  With 7:36 to play Reagan was facing a 3rd and 15 from the 20 of G-Town.  QB Derrick Walls would hand off to Marcus Wright and he would scamper 20 yards into the endzone to give the Rattlers their first lead of the game at 22-19 (2-point conversion)
Georgetown would take the kickoff and the Rattlers would not move the ball at all.  And after a big sack on 3rd down G-Town would have to punt into a stiff breeze.
Rattlers would start working on the clock from midfield and on 3rd down Marcus Wright would travel 47 yards to the end zone for his 4th score of the contest.  Putting the game away at 29-19 with just 3:52 left to play.
Georgetown would tack on a score late and recover a onside kick but the Rattler Defense would step up to the challenge and shut down the Eagles once again.
With Time running down
Georgetown – 26
Reagan – 29


Rattler Sports Report - Sept. 7, 2007 - Rattlers Last Prep Before Distirct

Ronald Reagan High School
Rattler Sports Report
September 7, 2007

G-Town comes to San Antonio on Saturday night.  Comalander Stadium will be the place to be Saturday night as your Rattlers will be taking on the Georgetown Eagles in Football.  Last year,  Reagan traveled up I-35 and won their first game of the  season in a driving rain, with a 13-9 victory.  This year, the weather should be nice but hopefully the outcome will be the same for the Rattlers.

Rattler Sports Report - Sept. 5, 2007 - Volleyball Makes Statment


Ronald Reagan High School
Rattler Sports Report
September 5, 2007

The Reagan Rattlers made quick work of the Madison Mavericks Tuesday Night at Littleton Gym winning 25-12, 25-16, 25-9.  Lead by Amber Tatsch and her 9 kills, the Rattlers improved their record to 16-4 and 3-1 in district play.  With the Match well in hand Coach Carter played some of his younger players getting them some much needed experience late in the contest.  Allie Murray who leads the area in assist also had a stand out performance with 23 assists and 3 service aces.  Courtney Miller pitched in 15 digs, and Preslie Alexander dropped in 4 blocks.

TxDot Escalates the Toll Road War

In a move designed to quash the local backlash against the tolling of 281, the Texas Department of Transportation released the following press release today.  This is sure to stir up the opposition who has claimed that special interests are behind the whole tolling project.  If you would like copies of the attachments mentioned in the press release, email teri@stoneoakinfo.com.


Rattler Sports Report - Sept, 3, 2007 - Cross Country Update

Ronald Reagan High School
Rattler Sports Report
September 3, 2007


Cross Country

The Rattler Cross Country Teams both competed at the Southwest ISD Cross Country Meet this past weekend.  The Southwest Meet is always one of the biggest and best early season local meets and this year was just as competitive.  One change this year from years past was the route was moved from the path down by the river to a mainly road course near the high school and ending at the football stadium.  The Varsity Girls kicked off the meet by destroying the other teams and winning with a score of 49 points a good 79 points in front of second place Churchill and well over a hundred points ahead of Third place Boerne.  Boerne had won the NISD meet the week before and were considered by some to be the favorite coming into the meet.  Along with the team victory Sr. Courtney Nelson paced the field and won individual honors over Katie Carroll of Churchill.

Rattler Sports Report - Sept 2, 2007 - Rattlers Keep On Winning

Ronald Reagan High School
Rattler Sports Report
September 2, 2007

If the 65 yard TD run to open the season is foreshadowing then the Rattlers have good things on the horizon.  The Rattlers beat O’Connor Friday night to the tune of 21-14 in front of a packed house at Farris stadium.  Marcus Wright led the way with 194 yards on the ground with Derrick Walls QB and Nathan Dawson RB also contributing.  What was more impressive about this win was how Reagan won!  Unlike how Reagan ended last year the game was not a score fest with Reagan just trying to score as much as they could because the opponent was doing the same.  This game saw Reagan make some adjustments at half on defense and shut out the Panthers in the second half.  Oh I am sure at some point the scoring will come for the Rattlers and we will again see 40-50 points lighting up the scoreboard, but it was nice to see a defensive dominated affair going the way of the Rattlers.
Next up is Georgetown Saturday night at Comalander.  As we know from last season G-Town is no slouch and they just got finished beating the defending 4A state champs (Alamo Heights) this past Friday night at home.  Game time is 7:00pm for Saturday games so make plans to come early, purchase some sprit gear from the boosters and enjoy a hot dog or two
This Weeks Schedule
Thursday 5:00pm – Freshman Football vs Antonian at Antonian
Thursday 5:30pm – JV Football vs Georgetown at Georgetown
Saturday 7:00pm – Varsity Football vs Georgetown at Comalander Stadium

Back on August 21st the Rattlers lost a 4 game match to Churchill, weather that was a wakeup call or not the Rattlers have been on a mission since that defeat.  Going into the Austin ISD tourney the Rattlers had been not only beating anyone that stood in their way but also flat out destroying the competition.  Things did not change this weekend as the Varsity squad brings home the 1st place trophy out of Austin.  The Rattlers wining in convincing fashion, with out dropping a game.  Not only did they sweep the tourney but they also did not allow a single opponent to score over 20 points in a single game.

Don't Miss the Trash Man Monday!

Labor Day holiday schedule of City services

Garbage, recyclables and brush will be collected on Monday, September 3, while City Hall and most municipal offices will be closed to observe the Labor Day holiday.

Other City services will operate as follows:

  • Central Library and all branch libraries will be closed.
  • Municipal Court, 401 S. Frio, will be closed.
  • Downtown parking meters will not be enforced.
  • Animal Care Services lobby and adoption center will be closed.
  • Las Palmas and Valley View Community Link Service Centers will be closed.

Rattler Sports Report - August 31, 2007


Ronald Reagan High School
Rattler Sports Report
August 31, 2007

Varsity Football Kicks off their season tonight at Farris Stadium vs the Areas #3 ranked O’Connor Panthers.  As you may remember Reagan ended O’Connor’s season last year in the Alamodome in a 4OT Playoff game that some called the greatest Rattler Football game ever.  O’Connor will be returning a lot of last year's team and will be looking for revenge against the Rattlers.  The two teams also met up last season in the first game of the year with O’Connor taking the victory in that contest.  This should size up to be a great game as both schools will want to get the 2007 season off to a good start.