Stories about Medicaid in Texas, Pre-K 4 SA, a unique distance-learning program in SAISD, and the classic film "The Exorcist" were all awarded with 2014 Lone Star Awards by the Houston Press Club on Friday, July 18. The statewide contest honors the best in print, radio, television and Internet journalism.
Texas Public Radio's David Martin Davies and Joey Palacios were both awarded first place trophies at the awards dinner, held at Brady's Landing in Houston. Ryan Loyd and Nathan Cone, who attended the event in Houston, were also honored with second and third-place awards.
Families, join us on Saturday, August 2 from 1:30 to 4:30 at the Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center (8400 NW Military Hwy.) for “TPR Presents: The Art of Recycling.” Come join your fellow Texas Public Radio listeners and members for an event that will highlight new developments in recycling in San Antonio, and also offer opportunities for kids and their parents to create their own artistic projects out of ordinary household materials (otherwise known as “junk”!).
Be one of the first people in San Antonio to experience the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts at Texas Public Radio’s “TPR Presents: The Science of Sound” event on July 31 at 7:30 p.m. As the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts finalizes construction and prepares for its 20-day grand opening celebration in September, TPR listeners are invited to a special night to “test drive” the hall to the sounds of the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio, and learn about the design and acoustics of this state-of-the-art venue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.