Brian Kirkpatrick

Reporter

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. 

Brian Kirkpatrick / Texas Public Radio

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.”

“We hope that through this pledge campaign we can encourage more sustainable alternatives, or, upon request, only procedures for customers who want to use a plastic straw,” said Tim Morrow, CEO and executive director of San Antonio Zoo.

Brian Kirkpatrick / Texas Public Radio

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

 


Texas Tech Athletics / Contributed Photo

Gabe Rivera, a star of local and college football before is NFL career was cut short by a drunk driving accident, died Monday. He was 57.

Frost Bank

Construction of the new Frost Bank tower, which broke ground in 2017, and it is now officially halfway complete, according to a bank spokesman.

 


NCAA

Updated throughout at 5:39 p.m.

San Antonio will host the 2025 Men’s Final Four tournament at the Alamodome.

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