Boerne Business Monthly — October 2013
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4th Annual Rainwater Revival Set for November 2nd in Boerne

Day of fun, music and speakers helps citizens and businesses learn how to capture and use rainwater for drinking and irrigation.

In Texas there’s an old saying, “When it rains it never stops, and when it stops it never rains.” When the rain does come, you can be ready to collect that sweet water from the sky and use it indoors and out!

Learn how easy capturing and using rainwater can be at the 4th Annual Rainwater Revival, a free event set for November 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Boerne Civic Center.

The Rainwater Revival is simply a celebration of collection, conservation and common sense. A stellar lineup of speakers throughout the day will cover many aspects of rainwater harvesting— how and why, costs, benefits, rain gardens, financing, appraisals, and much more. In addition to a trade fair of rainwater harvesting installers, tanks, equipment and sustainable businesses, there will be a lively craft tent for kids, food booths, live music during the lunch hour, a free rain barrel raffle, and a live auction of beautiful rain barrels hand-painted by Hill Country artists.

Learn more about all activities, speaker topics and schedule, rain barrel artists, musical entertainment and more at: The Rainwater Revival is produced by the Hill Country Alliance and made free by the generosity of our sponsors.

Conroy's Irish Pub Refreshing New Management

Conroy's Irish Pub is now under new management with aspirations to improve guest experiences. Located at 9091 Fair Oaks Parkway in Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, new additions to nightly entertainment and drink specials are now available to the Hill Country community.

Originally a favorite night spot for Boerne residents, Conroy's reflects the country spirit of the town. The bar and restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m.-2 a.m, and guests can enjoy a smoke-free bar environment inside, with a patio area available for those that enjoy a cigarette or cigar with their drink.

New games have also been added, including giant Jenga, beer pong, ping pong, and cornhole. Conroy's is also proud to announce the Big Ass Mug, serving your favorite beer in a 25 oz. Mug for $4.50 and available all day, everyday. For the football fan, Conroy's offers the NFL Sunday Ticket on its 20+ Tvs along with $.50 wings and $14 domestic buckets of beer for all games.

The kitchen opens for lunch daily at 11 a.m., closing at 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and midnight on Friday and Saturday. Conroy's offers traditional pub food ranging from hearty buffalo bleu burgers and beer battered fried mushrooms to lighter items like club sandwiches and salads. Conroy's features a different lunch special every day to allow guests to fully experience the menu. Beginning Oct. 6, the bar and restaurant will also offer $10 Bottomless Brunch with $12 Bottomless Mimosas on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

J. R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art is proud to announce the appointment of Gabriel Diego Delgado as Gallery Director for the J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art, Boerne

Mr. Delgado’s previous position as Art Consultant at the San Antonio and Boerne gallery locations helped J.R. Mooney Galleries usher in new online gallery projects including the launch of a variety of social media platforms as well as a fresh direction for the in-house curatorial selections and hangings.

Delgado’s experience in the art world is rich in exceptional artistic experiences, from museums to galleries to institutional endeavors.

As Curator of Exhibitions for 5 years, at the Ineri Foundation, Delgado was one of two curators for the privately held, Station Museum of Contemporary Art and the Folk Art institution, the ArtCar Museum – both in Houston, Texas. With exhibitions ranging from local, regional and international, Delgado familiarized himself with various elements of the international art community. Wanting to continue his focus and path as a professional artist elsewhere, Delgado relocated to California where he spent 4 years building his own artistic portfolio. While in California he gained valuable knowledge in upper level management and corporate leadership working for a Fortune 100 company.

In 2007 Delgado returned to Texas and continued his passion for working with nonprofits, spending 2 years as Project Manager of Research and Development at the Museo Alameda, a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate in San Antonio.

With various management and directorship positions in the private as well as non-profit sectors, Delgado is also an art critic and reviewer - promoting the rich culture of Texas as a freelance writer for such publications as, NHOME Magazine, NSIDE Publications, San Antonio Magazine, Voices of Art, La Prensa, Arts+Culture Texas, Local Community News, SA Current, and Boerne Business Monthly. He currently sits on the Advisory Board of NHOME Magazine, providing consultation for their Arts and Culture selections and features.

Delgado continues to exhibit his own artwork in galleries throughout the U.S., touting exhibitions in San Francisco, Houston, Oakland, San Antonio, New York, and internationally in Madrid, Spain with an upcoming group exhibition in Cairo, Egypt. In addition to his diverse exhibition resume, Delgado has also been recognized by the Artist Foundation of San Antonio in 2008, and was awarded the Houston based I.A.M. Art Grant in October 2011. He was also one of the finalists for the Houston-based Hunting Art Prize Grant for 2012.

His distinguishing experience and knowledge provides a unique blend of talent and curatorial direction for the Gallery Director position at J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art, Boerne. J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art, Boerne will continue to bring a roster of local, national and international artists coupled with museum quality custom framing to the San Antonio and Hill Country communities.

TTIA Elects New Members to Board of Directors and Officers for 2013 - 2014

The Texas Travel Industry Association (TTIA) has elected new officers and new members to its board of directors for the 2013- 2014 term. The board of directors is comprised of individuals representing many different segments of the travel and tourism industry within Texas. The new chair of the association is Frank Morogiello, of Mansfield, TX who is Chief Supply Officer of GetGoing, a venture-backed startup focused on helping travelers discover and book affordable trips. The immediate past chair, Steve Atkins, President, The Atkins Group, will continue to serve on the board’s executive committee. Kim Phillips, Executive Director, Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau, is now chair-elect. Davis Phillips, CEO, Phillips Entertainment, Inc., will serve as treasurer, and, Jim Brothers, Director of Marketing, Six Flags Over Texas, will serve as secretary. David Teel, President and CEO of TTIA also sits on the executive committee.

Six new members join the board of directors to serve three year terms: Josh Winkler, Global Vice President, Orbitz Partner Marketing, Larry Woods, Director, Boerne Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bob Jameson, President & CEO, Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau, Debbie Charbonneau, Tourism Director, Village of Salado, Robyne Kintz, VP Marketing - South Region, Premium Outlets®| SIMON®, Arthur Coloumbe, General Manager, JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.

“TTIA is very fortunate to have incredible and diverse leadership on our executive committee and board,” commented David Teel, TTIA President and CEO, following the association’s annual conference. “We had a great year under the leadership of Steve Atkins, and our incoming chair, Frank Morogiello, brings more than 27 years of travel industry leadership, passion and commitment to the association to lead us through another successful year. Frank’s deep history in the airline industry and his network throughout the broader travel industry has been an asset to this organization for quite some time.”

Board members re-elected for an additional three year term include: Bob Lander, President & CEO, Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, Ernest Loeffler, Jr., Director, Fredericksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The Resort At Tapatio Springs Names New General Manager

Dan Waters, general manger of Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort & Spa, knows what it takes to make an already great resort amazing. Having managed resorts around the country and in the Caribbean, Dan's experience and knowledge is vast and he is proving to be an asset to owners Tom Cusick and George Strait in helping develop Tapatio Resort to its full potential.

Since Dan's return to South Texas in July 2013, the resort has seen explosive growth in both golf and accommodations. There is excitement around the resort and guests can feel the energy, plus, the team is stronger than ever! With Dan's positive reinforcement and vision, Tapatio is headed for new heights!