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Open and opening soon along the I-10 Corridor

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The Boerne Education Foundation was awarded $1,000 by KCA Services to support student success, thanks to winning a recent online charity contest. The competition allowed community members to vote for the aid organization of their choice; BEF placed first. Pictured are Marisa Garcia (left), and Steve and Jimi Driskill, all of KCA Services, plus Sara Hill, BEF executive vice president. Courtesy photo

SOUTHERLEIGH HAUTE SOUTH, 5822 Worth Parkway, Suite 112, recently launched at The Rim offering the Southerleigh Hospitality Group’s Texas Gulf take on chicken, seafood and more. Like the original Southerleigh at Pearl, this venue includes a full oyster bar and Southerleigh’s brewed beers. It also features a cocktail program and wine list. The parent organization is working on the debut of another eatery at Brooks on the South Side. The Rim location is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more, visit www.southerleigh.com.

IN OTHER NEWS:

The region’s first high-occupancy vehicle lanes, on eastbound and westbound Interstate 10 between Ralph Fair Road and La Cantera Parkway, recently opened. These are the first of three VIA Metropolitan Transit-managed HOV routes built in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation. HOV lanes are exclusively reserved for transportation carrying two or more passengers, including buses, carpools, vanpools, motorcycles, law-enforcement and emergency-response vehicles. They’re designed to encourage ride-sharing, decrease commute times, reduce traffic, alleviate congested areas and curtail air pollution, according to a news release. “The opening of HOV lanes is a culmination of several years of community engagement, planning and construction,” TxDOT San Antonio District Engineer Mario Jorge said in a statement.

The Fair Oaks Ranch City Council recently gave City Manager Tobin Maples permission to issue a work authorization for Legacy Engineering Group, the city’s engineering consultant, to review traffic and safety concerns on Dietz-Elkhorn Road. Residents have complained about speeders, truck traffic and a lack of pedestrian facilities. Neighbors have also shared worries about the impact of the opening of a second elementary school along the Interstate 10 West corridor. In addition, officials want to better understand traffic-pattern changes from the I-10 West project and FM 3351 expansion, respectively, on the west and east ends of the corridor.

The Boerne Independent School District’s chief financial officer, Tish Grill, plans to retire in December, capping a 35-year career in education, including the last six with BISD. “Words cannot express how grateful and fortunate we are to have had (Grill) as our CFO at Boerne ISD,” Superintendent Thomas Price said in a statement. “There is no doubt that (Grill) is the best CFO in the state of Texas, and truly has gone above and beyond for our community. She is a true leader and will be missed by all of us. We wish her the absolute best of luck in the future. (Grill) will always be a part of the Boerne ISD family.” The district has begun a national search for her successor.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer recently received a $20,000 grant from San Antonio resident Cathy Suarez, a financial representative and growth and development director at Northwestern Mutual-San Antonio. Her office is located near La Cantera Golf Club. Suarez was named a 2020 Community Service Award winner by the company and received the money as part of this award. The foundation, Northwestern Mutual’s national philanthropic research partner, funds childhood-cancer research, raises awareness for the cause, provides patient and family support and more. The funding Suarez received and passed on was directed toward osteosarcoma and diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma research in honor of Michael Heras, Gabriella Torres and Austin Wesley Kahn, three youngsters who died from cancer, sponsors said. Suarez was connected with each of them through her work with the organization.

The Boerne High School tennis team recently clinched the District 28 4-A District championship with a 10-9 victory over Wimberley. The Greyhounds won the final two matches over the Texans to remain unbeaten in district play. Courtesy photo/Boerne Independent School District.

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