Chris Raymer to Lead San Angelo Workshop

John SniffenAlumni, Community Outreach, La Hacienda

Getting sober and staying that way is hard. Chris Raymer, our Recovery Community Director, knows; he’s been there. “I spent seven years trying to get sober–meetings, therapy, meds, church–nothing seemed to work consistently,” says Chris. “I’m always amazed me how some folks seem to get well so quickly, while some of us continued to struggle.” For him, the answer came … Read More

Alumni Support Staff on the Road in August

John SniffenAlumni, La Hacienda

Our Alumni Support Representatives will be on the road meeting with former patients in Fort Worth, Tyler, College Station, Austin, Houston and Midland this month.  Sabine Kuenzel will be in Fort Worth on Tuesday, Aug. 13; in Tyler on Wednesday, Aug. 14; and in College Station, on Thursday, Aug. 15, for the regular alumni meetings in those cities. The Tyler … Read More

Get Out and Find Excitement in Life

John SniffenAlumni, La Hacienda, Spirituality and Recovery

Chris Raymer, Recovery Community Director

By Chris Raymer Hardly a day goes by that I don’t talk to a friend in recovery or an alumnus that’s gotten to a bad spot. Folks in early sobriety often struggle with feelings of discontent. Sometimes it looks like anxiety, sometimes it presents itself as boredom. However it looks, its uncomfortable. We all have bad days. I’m not talking … Read More

Alumni Reps Coming to a Group Near You in July

John SniffenAlumni, La Hacienda

La Hacienda Alumni Support Representatives Dale Trees (left) and Sabine Kuenzel.

Photo: Alumni Support Representatives Dale Trees and Sabine Kuenzel. Alumni support representatives will be out and about during July. Dale Trees will meet with the Fort Worth alumni group on Tuesday, July 9, at 7 p.m. in the La Hacienda Community Outreach Office, 4255 Bryant Irving Rd., Suite 109. The following week, Sabine Kuenzel will attend two East Texas alumni … Read More

Power Loss Cancels Dallas Alumni Meeting

John SniffenAlumni, La Hacienda

Due to power outages caused by Sunday’s severe storm in Dallas, the regular Tuesday night meeting of the La Hacienda alumni group there for June 11 has been cancelled. Officials estimate that power to the La Hacienda Community Outreach Office at 12700 Preston Rd, Ste. 260, Dallas, will not be restored until later this week. The normal meeting schedule will … Read More

Alumni Support Staff to Visit Local Groups

John SniffenAlumni, La Hacienda

La Hacienda Alumni Support Representatives Dale Trees (left) and Sabine Kuenzel.

Photo: Dale and Sabine to visit Alumni around the state. Our Alumni Support Representatives will be making the rounds of local alumni group meetings during the next two weeks. Sabine Kuenzel will visit: Fort Worth on Tuesday, June 11 Tyler on Wednesday, June 12, and College Station on Thursday, June 13. The following week, Dale Trees will visit: Dallas on … Read More

Chris Raymer to Visit with Alumni

John SniffenAlumni, La Hacienda

Recovery Community Director Chris Raymer, a popular speaker and workshop leader

Recovery Community Director Chris Raymer will visit with each of the La Hacienda alumni groups across Texas during March and April. His schedule is as follows: San Antonio – March 4, 7 p.m., 7400 Blanco Rd., Ste. 129 Fort Worth – March 5, 7 p.m., 4255 Bryant Irving Rd., Ste. 109 Beaumont – March 11, 6:30 p.m., St. Andrews Presbyterian … Read More

Dale Trees to Visit Fort Worth, Austin Alumni

John SniffenAlumni, La Hacienda

Alumni Support Representative Dale Trees

Alumni Support Representative Dale Trees will meet with alumni groups in Fort Worth and Austin the week of February 17. Tuesday, February 19, he will be with the Fort Worth group, which meets at 7 p.m. at the La Hacienda Community Outreach Office, 4255 Bryant Irving Rd., Suite 109, Fort Worth, TX 76109. On Wednesday, February 20, Dale will meet … Read More

Sabine Meets with Alumni Groups this Week

John SniffenAlumni, La Hacienda

Sabine Kuenzel, Alumni Support Representative

Alumni Support Representative Sabine Kuenzel is on the road February 5-7 to meet with alumni groups in Dallas, Tyler, and Bryan/College Station. Tonight (Tuesday, Feb. 5) she meets with the Dallas alumni starting at 6:30 p.m. at the La Hacienda Community Outreach Office, Suite 260, 12700 Preston Road. At 6 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 6) she will be with the Tyler … Read More

Hill Country Homecoming

John SniffenAlumni, La Hacienda

Chris Raymer, Recovery Community Director

Photo: Chris Raymer in the door of his new office at La Hacienda. By Chris Raymer, Recovery Community Director It was a beautiful cold December morning as I drove into La Hacienda for my “first day” and “new hire” orientation after an eight-year absence. Memories of my 17 years here flooded back as I walked across the campus. “Overwhelmed” pretty much … Read More