Brian Kirkpatrick / Texas Public Radio | KERA News

Brian Kirkpatrick / Texas Public Radio

Brian Kirkpatrick has been a journalist in Texas most of his life, covering San Antonio news since 1993, including the deadly October 1998 flooding, the arrival of the Toyota plant in 2003, and the base closure and realignments in 2005. 

He also served as news director and anchor at KTSA and Metro Networks, and was previously the "Morning Edition" anchor at Texas Public Radio. His early career included work as a news anchor and production assistant for the Texas State News Network/Dallas Cowboys Radio Network in Dallas, from 1988-1993. During his years at TSN, he helped cover the Luby’s mass shooting in Killeen and the Branch Davidian standoff at Mount Carmel. Kirkpatrick read his first newscast on a small radio station in the Hill Country as a teenager in 1981.

Brian returns to reporting after teaching high school journalism at Harlandale High School in San Antonio for the past seven years. 

Hundreds of couples tied the knot during free mass wedding ceremonies held on the steps of the Bexar County Courthouse on Valentine’s Day.

The Southern Baptist Convention of Texas on Monday expressed sorrow over newspaper reports that more than 700 Southern Baptists have been sexually abused by church leaders or volunteers over the past 20 years.

Convention Communications Director Gary Ledbetter said it's horrible what happened in reference to the abuse reported by the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News.

Organizers expect more than two million people to visit the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo during its 18-day run at the AT&T Center and Freeman Coliseum.

Around 460 men, women and children gathered around a ring set up on the first floor of San Antonio’s Central Library. Paintings lined the walls behind them, but they were ready to watch a different kind of art: two hours of wrestling.

But not just any wrestling -- they were there to watch the Mexican-style of wrestling called "lucha libre."

 


For many San Antonians with allergies, the dreaded "cedar fever" season has arrived.

Texas and turkeys have a strong connection.


A handful of protestors turned out in three Texas cities Monday to ask San Antonio-based Whataburger to stop using styrofoam cups.


Former President Bill Clinton spoke Wednesday night at the NAACP Convention in San Antonio, as the group wrapped up its annual gathering.

 


A campaign to rid San Antonio of drinking straws to protect wildlife and reduce littering is underway, according to a news release from the San Antonio Zoo.


The zoo and associations representing the local restaurant, hotel, and tourism industries are backing the campaign called, “Straws No Mas.”

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