TPR Events & Initiatives

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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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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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

Lead in text: 
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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