TPR Events & Initiatives

Membership
12:43 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Spring On-Air Membership Campaign Raises Over $500,000

From April 4th to the 11th, Texas Public Radio took to the airwaves to encourage listeners to pledge their support. The spring fundraising goal was our most ambitious ever.

It took countless pledges by individuals and businesses and hard work by every TPR staff member, plus 125 volunteers fueled by a smorgasbord of food provided by 15 local eateries to do it, but we raised $537,304 -- $63 more than our goal.

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TPaRbor
12:38 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Slideshow: TPR Volunteers Clean-Up Future TPaRbor Site

The future site of the TPaRbor
Kevin Curfman

On Saturday, March 29, Texas Public Radio partnered with the community and volunteers to clean-up an area near the Mission Reach.

The Mission Reach Ecosystem Restoration and Recreation Project is restoring an eight-mile stretch of the San Antonio River into a quality natural riparian ecosystem. The San Antonio River Authority has given TPR the opportunity to adopt a 3.4-acre stretch of natural area adjacent to the project, which we are calling the TPaRbor.

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Silver Solutions 2014
11:57 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Silver Solutions Senior Resource Fair

Texas Public Radio's "Silver Solutions" is a free event spotlighting programs and services provided by institutions that support San Antonio seniors and their caregivers. This year's event took place on Saturday, May 3. You can read about it at this link. Watch this space for details on next year's event.

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11:47 am
Thu March 27, 2014

TPR Mourns The Loss Of Volunteer Roger Miller

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Texas Public Radio learned late Wednesday night that one of our volunteers, Roger Miller, was killed in a head-on collision near Floresville. Roger was truly a civic-minded individual. A former SAPD officer, Roger started volunteering at TPR last year. Please join us in thinking of Roger's friends and family at this time.
A former La Vernia and San Antonio Police Officer was killed in a car crash Thursday morning. La Vernia Police Chief Bruce Ritchey confirmed Roger Miller died in a crash on Highway 97. Miller was also a former La Vernia city council member. There were no other details of the wreck were immediately available.
TPR Green
4:20 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

TPR Arbor Takes Shape With Your Help

The future site of the TPaRbor.
Elisa Gonzales

The Mission Reach Ecosystem Restoration and Recreation Project is restoring an eight-mile stretch of the San Antonio River into a quality natural riparian ecosystem. The San Antonio River Authority has given TPR the opportunity to adopt a 3.4-acre stretch of natural area adjacent to the project, which we are calling the TPaRbor.

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Artist T-Shirt
2:45 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Winning Design Selected In TPR's 2014 Artist T-Shirt Contest

Thuy Pham

Congratulations to Thuy Pham, who submitted the winning design for this year's TPR Artist T-Shirt.

Pham says she went for a "clean and simple" design in creating her transistor radio-styled shirt, which incorporates the tagline "Radio that goes in one ear and stays there." The selection committee admired the bold design, which will be printed on several hundred T-shirts for members of Texas Public Radio during the spring pledge drive.

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TPR Community
12:22 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Retired Schoolteacher Helps TPR Win First "Rusty Hubcap" Award

Donald Braun, with the "Rusty Hubcap" award.
Nathan Cone

Texas Public Radio was tickled to learn recently that the first ever Rusty Hubcap Award has been bestowed upon the organization by the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program. Donald Braun, a Floresville native and current resident of San Antonio, donated his 1948 Buick Roadmaster to the program, identifying TPR as the recipient of the gift.

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TPR Events & Initiatives
12:14 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

TPR Presents: A Wine Pairing

Flickr user Uncalno

Join TPR in the Texas Hill Country for a special TPR Presents event, "A Wine Pairing," featuring a screening of the Oscar-winning movie “Sideways” and a special wine tasting from our friends at Kerrville Hills Winery. The event takes place on Saturday, March 15 at the Fredericksburg Theater Company. The tasting and social hour begins at 4:00, and will be accompanied by light appetizers.

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Love, Public Radio Style
5:23 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Do You Support TPR? This Couple Says "I Do!"

Kristi Soch and Chris Hendricks, public radio fans.
Nathan Cone

“It was the magic of public radio and social sports,” laughs Chris Hendricks, as he’s asked about how he and his fiancée, Kristi Soch, met.

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Classical Music
3:33 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

KPAC Is Music For Your Life

This month, KPAC 88.3 FM and KSTX 89.1 FM begin a four-week series of announcements on-air that should be music to your ears. And your heart. And your brain. We’re calling it “Music For Your Life.”

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