Helotes News: How long have you been a resident of Helotes?
Jen Sones: I am married to an Army veteran and we were stationed at Fort Sam Houston several times over the years. Our kids consider Texas as their home. After my husband retired from active duty, we moved to Helotes in 2018 from our duty station at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Helotes News: What do you enjoy about Helotes?
Jen Sones: My husband and I enjoy walking our dog on the canyon, and love the beauty of the Hill Country. Helotes is unique because it has maintained its small-town charm despite the rapid growth of Northwest San Antonio. For me this is due to the genuine, friendly nature of our community. When friends from our military days visit, they comment on the kindness and warmth of the people they encounter. Neighbors know their neighbors, and look out for each other. This was especially evident when the snow storm hit in February 2021. It was neat to see neighbors come together to share water, firewood and groceries. Support also came from the City of Helotes when it opened its facilities to provide water for community members without service.
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