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My Spring Branch: Alex Diaz, Top Tech Experts

By | March 6th, 2017|Business, My Spring Branch, Uncategorized|

Alex Diaz is the co-owner, with Chris Grollitsch, of Top Tech Experts, a computer sales and repair shop. When did you start the business? In 2008. We started as a home business, reselling old computers that we got from big corporations. Before I knew it, I had computers stacked up all over the living room. [...]

My Spring Branch: Mary White

By | January 18th, 2017|Community, My Spring Branch, Uncategorized|

Mary White is the director of the East Spring Branch Food Pantry on the campus of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. When was the pantry founded? It was started in 1972 as a special program to serve families for Thanksgiving, and then it evolved into a pantry. Then two years ago we raised over $150,000 and [...]

My Spring Branch: David Alcorta

By | December 14th, 2016|Business, My Spring Branch, Uncategorized|

David Alcorta is a Spring Branch resident, and the owner of David Alcorta Catering and Bakery, which catered the Spring Branch District’s Christmas social on December 14th. How did you get into the catering business? Well, I’ve been in Houston for 11 years. I moved here from Laredo to get my culinary degree from the Art [...]

My Spring Branch: Kathleen Ownby

By | November 30th, 2016|Community, My Spring Branch, Uncategorized|

Kathleen Ownby is the executive director of the SPARK school park program, which has built over 200 parks in the greater Houston area. Where did the idea for SPARK come from? It was started in 1983 by my mother, then-council member Eleanor Tinsley, in response to a study that was done by the county judge [...]

My Spring Branch: Amitha Verma, Owner of Village Antiques

By | October 24th, 2016|Business, My Spring Branch, Uncategorized|

Amitha Verma, owner of Village Antiques Amitha Verma is an interior designer, and the owner of Village Antiques. Why did you decide to open Village Antiques? We opened about four and a half years ago. I had an interior design background, and I worked on a lot of custom houses. It was great. [...]

My Spring Branch: Victor Alvarez, SBMD Board of Directors

By | September 20th, 2016|Community, My Spring Branch, Uncategorized|

Victor Alvarez is a longtime Spring Branch resident, and member of the board of directors of the Spring Branch Management District. Victor Alvarez You were born in Mexico. How did you end up in Spring Branch? I’m an industrial engineer by training, and I owned a number of factories in Mexico City. Then [...]

My Spring Branch: Patti Pace, Educator

By | July 11th, 2016|Community, Education, My Spring Branch|

Patti Pace was recently named Head of School at the Monarch School in Spring Branch, which serves students with special needs. Congratulations on being named Head of School! How does it feel? I feel great. I’m really excited--this is an amazing opportunity to work with students. There’s a great staff here of educators and therapists, [...]