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Hot ‘Hood: Lavaca

Hot ‘Hood: Lavaca

I hate to be the one to break this to you, but it’s too late for Lavaca. I don’t mean this with doomsday references to a global-warming, tipping-point kind of scenario but rather in the you-shoulda-acted-sooner sense. Like Suzanne Martinez and Michael Berrier did nearly 30 years ago when they were still in student/student-teacher mode.

Hot ’hood: Westfort Alliance

Hot ’hood: Westfort Alliance

Considering all the current focus on the Pearl and the excitement generated by the recently opened children’s DoSeum on that same thoroughfare, it would be easy to overlook the Westfort neighborhood. It’s the classic blink-and-you’ve-missed-it situation. But sandwiched between the two more glamorous poles—and despite a name that seems oddly generic, this small residential enclave

Midcentury Modern Family

Midcentury Modern Family

John Price and Joseph Pizzini are remaking homes for the next 50 years   It all started with a maxed-out credit card. (This is actually almost true.) It was in New Braunfels, and the year was 2000. John Price found himself about to lose his home to foreclosure, so he decided on a Hail Mary

Joe Carmack’s East Side plantings

Joe Carmack’s East Side plantings

A wandering landscape artist makes a home in Denver Heights   Joe Carmack wants to plant orchards. Urban orchards. Orchards composed not of apples in the pioneering-America-of-legend sense, but mostly of citrus—with a pomegranate or two here and there. “They do well in San Antonio,” he says. But for the moment he’s focused on a

Tracking queer couples and gentrification

Tracking queer couples and gentrification

The relationship between the queer community and gentrification can be slippery to define, in part because the latter term is sometimes used loosely. But conventional wisdom assumes a causal relationship: “While GLBTQ people in general are participants in gentrification, gay men in particular are often at the vanguard of gentrifying neighborhoods,” writes sociologist Mikaila Mariel

Tips for navigating the sharing economy

Tips for navigating the sharing economy

The Sharing Economy, children. Have you made its acquaintance? If Lyft has ferried your drunk carcass home across the river Tryx, you are already part of it. Sharing Economy apps and online services may help people get around town, but they also offer lodging in private homes and spaces around the world. Users trade room

Alamo Heights realtor ready for his closeup on HGTV’s “House Hunters”

Alamo Heights realtor ready for his closeup on HGTV’s “House Hunters”

San Antonio realtor Trent Boarnet says he was pleasantly surprised last fall when a couple who was looking for a home asked him if he would be interested in having the house-hunting process filmed for an HGTV series. Boarnet agreed and last September he and the couple completed shooting for an episode of “House Hunters”

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