TPR Events & Initiatives

TPR Events
9:51 am
Fri June 20, 2014

All Pets Considered At The Paul Jolly Center

Petco Pavilion at the Paul Jolly Center

Texas Public Radio celebrates our furry, feathered and scaly listeners with All Pets Considered on Sunday, July 13, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Petco Pavilion at the Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions located at 210 Tuleta, across from the zoo. 

The event, presented in partnership with San Antonio Pets Alive! (SAPA), is open to all TPR listeners and their pets and will include sponsor booths with pet-friendly and pet-focused items and services.

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Salute to Business Supporters
12:14 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

2014 Salute To Business Supporters

TPR's Salute to Business Supporters
JB Lyde Parish Photography

On Thursday, May 22, about 200 TPR business members and underwriters turned out for the Salute to Business Supporters at The Veranda. Held annually, the event is an opportunity for Texas Public Radio to show appreciation for the support of the business and non-profit community and allows these partners to network with each other while enjoying great food in a beautiful location.

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Pinnacle Dinner
11:41 am
Mon June 2, 2014

NPR's David Greene Featured At TPR's Inaugural Pinnacle Dinner

Eileen Pace and NPR's David Greene
Joshua Nolden Joshua Nolden Photography

On May 8th, TPR hosted the Pinnacle Dinner, an event exclusive to Silver Circle members and above.

The dinner took place at the Witte Museum, and featured special guests NPR's David Greene and Tracy Wahl. TPR's Eileen Pace interviewed Greene onstage, and he shared both moving and amusing anecdotes from his career and his life. At the end of the event, TPR CEO Joyce Slocum presented Greene with a cowboy hat as a souvenir of his San Antonio visit.

Volunteer
12:45 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Volunteer Profile: Scott Raley

"Volunteering for TPR feels way more like fun than work!"
Credit Photo courtesy of Scott Raley

Scott Raley began volunteering for TPR in 2010. At the time, his budget wouldn't allow for a paid membership, but he wanted to give back to the radio station he valued. Now a full-fledged member, Scott continues to volunteer because he enjoys it so much.

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TPR Events & Initiatives
11:44 am
Thu May 22, 2014

June 5: Enjoy A Gallery Stroll In Ingram

Credit Old Ingram Loop - Facebook

 

Ingram, Texas, is not only KTXI's city of license, but it's home to a charming stretch of arts and craft galleries along the Old Ingram Loop, near Johnson Creek and the Guadalupe River. On Thursday, June 5, twelve galleries will open their doors to TPR members. You'll be able to leisurely browse the works on display, and meet the artists in person.

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Story Retraction
9:58 am
Mon May 19, 2014

San Antonio Man Admits David Greene Story Was A Hoax

Victor Martinez (left) speaks with NPR's David Greene at the Texas Public Radio offices.
Nathan Cone TPR

Last week we shared with you a story that happened inside the TPR studios when an Army veteran and fan of NPR’s David Greene presented David with his service coin.

Texas Public Radio’s Eileen Pace has an update on the story after learning more about the soldier’s service.

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TPR Events & Initiatives
11:39 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Member Reception At Fredericksburg Roots Music Concert

Credit courtesy photo

TPR members are invited to enjoy a special reception in the Hill Country on Saturday, May 31 before the Pioneer Museum's Roots Music concert series kickoff. The show that night opens with Mark Powell and Lariat, and features headlining act Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis, whose new album, "Our Year," will be released May 27.

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NPR & Veterans
12:13 am
Tue May 13, 2014

San Antonio Iraq War Veteran Surprises NPR's David Greene

Victor Martinez (left) and David Greene.
Credit Nathan Cone / TPR

**Editor's Note: Victor Martinez has since admitted that his story is a fabrication: He did not serve in Iraq and there were no CDs sent to him. Click here for the full retraction and explanation.

Many of us start our day listening to "Morning Edition," and we depend on getting the world’s news from Steve Inskeep, Renee Montagne, and David Greene.

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Silver Solutions
12:19 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Silver Solutions 2014 A Powerful Resource For Living Long & Aging Strong

Medical and scientific experts answered questions from attendees
Kemp Davis Kemp Davis Photography

On Saturday, May 3, the 2014 Silver Solutions senior resource fair brought together more than 50 local organizations, businesses and medical experts to share with the community information about living long and aging strong.

Hundreds of people took advantage of the "Ask the Experts" informational sessions, visited vendor tables for information on caregiving, residential options, community support, health care, planning ahead, life enrichment and prevention of abuse and exploitation.

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The Big Give
4:20 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

A Big Total For The Big Give

UPDATE, 4:00 p.m. Thursday May 8: Big Give S.A. organizers have updated their city-wide total, which now stands at $2,017,441.50.

Original post:

It was a big day for San Antonio. Organizers of The Big Give S.A. cheered the “incredible” response to the first-ever 24-fundraising day, which raised nearly $2 million dollars for over 460 area non-profits.

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