Kitchen Cooking area renovation

Cooks & Cocinas: Helen Schnelzer

“Guests are always welcome in a kitchen that’s newly updated with practical changes and serene colors.

Who’s cooking: Helen Schnelzer, co-chairwoman of Threads of Blessing, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas that works with women of Uganda to create and sell their needlework. Helen’s husband, Garry, is a retired Air Force major general who works as a consultant on military space programs. The couple has two children and four grandchildren.

What’s cooking: The daughter of a good cook, Helen began throwing dinner parties for friends in her native Australia when she was 18. “It comes easily,” she says. She enjoys putting together spontaneous dinners for friends.

Meals are simple with entrees of…”

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SA Woman Magazine

Home Feature

Dee Howard Residence Gets an Update

“Castle Hills is on Loop 410 nine miles north of downtown San Antonio. It was developed in the 1950s as a residential area with large lots, many featuring ranch-style homes. Its major thoroughfare today is Northwest Military Highway, but when the area was first under development, that busy road was just a sleepy peach orchard. Near the intersection of Loop 410 and Northwest Military Highway is the home of one of San Antonio’s most famous citizens, Dee Howard, who was a pioneer in aviation and a San Antonio entrepreneur. He was best known for developing the thrust reverser for business jets, eliminating the need for parachutes to slow the jets during braking…”

Read the full story in San Antonio Woman Magazine.