Meet Your Neighbors: The Mireles

By Meredith Kay
Photography by Al Rendon

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Life for the Mireles Family is Grand on Grandview.

Sometimes life is all about timing, and it was perfect timing
when Chris and Melissa Mireles met each other while they
were both students at Texas A&M University. Both of them
were born and raised in San Antonio, and they even attended
Churchill High School at the same time but, ironically, did not
connect until they were both in college.

Melissa received her undergraduate degree in Psychology
at Texas A&M and then went on to receive her master’s
degree in Counseling at Sam Houston State University. Chris
received his bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from
Texas A&M and took a position working for the Tennis
Industry Association before moving into a position with an
advertising agency in 2006. Melissa began her career as a
school counselor, and together the couple had two children
while living in Hilton Head, South Carolina, after living in the
Washington, D.C., area for several years.

Mallory (19) graduated from Alamo Heights High School in
2021, where she was a defender on the soccer team, and she
is currently a sophomore at DePaul University in Chicago
studying Neuroscience and Mathematics. Mitchell (14) is
currently a freshman at Alamo Heights High School and plays
on the J.V. tennis team.

The family returned to their roots, moving back to San
Antonio in 2011 to be closer to family and so that Chris
could start an advertising and public relations firm with his
brother, Ken. The agency, Public Alliance, is a full-service
advertising and public relations firm working with clients
from several different industries. Chris serves as the agency’s
Creative Director, and he is also in charge of operations and
business development.

Melissa spent several years working for the U.T. Health
Science Center as development director for the School of
Nursing, but she most recently made a career change and
now serves as the Director of Marketing & Development for
Clarity Child Guidance Center – the only nonprofit in South
Texas serving children with mental health conditions.
“This new position has allowed me to come full circle in
the field of mental health; I am very dedicated to Clarity’s
mission of helping our youngest community residents in
crisis, regardless of their ability to pay.”

The family recently moved into their home on Grandview
Place a little over two years ago, and they have completely
renovated the home, uncovering original walls that serve as
a focal point to their beautiful dining room. The multi-level
home is very modern and cozy and is under the command of
their adorable but droopy basset hound named Scout.
The Mireles’ spent the holidays together in Playa del Carmen,
near Cancun, and they love their neighborhood and the
proximity to downtown. The couple loves having the ability
to walk to local shops and restaurants and the overall friendly
vibe of the area neighborhoods. Melissa says, “Everywhere
you go, you run into people you know. Everyone is always
so friendly and welcoming, and it’s easy to build lifelong
friendships when you’ve grown up in the same schools. It’s a
great place to raise a family.”

Mireles family piano
Mireles family piano

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