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Beware of Identity Theft During Holiday Shopping

                                                           
Beware of identity theft during holiday shopping

Kids Don't Work Out, They Play!

 by: Ainsley Laing 

The other day, I was working out to music in my living room when my 8 year old daughter and two of her friends came in. Naturally, questions followed: what am I doing, why am I doing it, etc. After a while, the three of them joined in.

Of course, kids being kids, my workout soon expanded into a free movement and dance session. The sound levels increased with lots of laughter and squeals. After a while, the festive atmosphere was too attractive even for grown up friend of mine to resist and she joined in. What started as a workout became a party!

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.

Bexar County Commissioners Say No to SAHA

The Bexar County Commissioners Court "strongly urge" SAHA to abandon the Talavera and Marquis Legend project.  See their comments and signatures at the link below! 

 

Read the Commissioners letter to the SAHA Board

 

Kevin Wolff Thanks Residents

COUNCILMAN KEVIN A. WOLFF’S STATEMENT
ON SAHA & THE TALAVERA APARTMENTS

As many of you know, SAHA has decided not to purchase two luxury apartment communities for affordable housing at the intersection of Loop 1604 and Blanco Road.   I have been opposed to this project since I first learned of it several weeks ago, and believe SAHA has made the right decision.

At the meeting we hosted on October 30th, District 9 residents asked a number of well thought-out questions about this transaction.  I pledge to continue asking SAHA these same questions which are listed below: