Carin Lamontagne

Public Relations Associate

Carin Lamontagne joined the Texas Public Radio team in October 2012. She graduated from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) in 1996 with a B.A. in history, and she also studied anthropology and vocal music performance.

Carin’s professional background includes project management and writing and editing fiction, non-fiction, marketing collateral and educational materials. After several years with a publisher dedicated to the special-education community, Carin brought her writing skills to Texas Public Radio.

When she is not working, Carin loves to spend time with her husband and young son, frequently reading Goodnight Moon or building and demolishing Lego cities. She also enjoys spending time with friends, playing board and card games and reading anything that isn’t Goodnight Moon.


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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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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AccessAbility Fest 2013
4:25 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

AccessAbility Fest 2013 Delivers For Attendees, Vendors & Volunteers

El Mercado
Melanie Rush Davis

About 5,000 people came out to Market Square on Sunday, October 27, for the 7th Annual AccessAbility Fest. They came in costume and in street clothes, seeking services for themselves, their loved ones and their students with all types of disabilities.

The businesses and organizations that welcomed these guests represent many industries vital to this community including things like legal affairs, medical equipment, housing and financial planning.

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TPR Events & Initiatives
8:56 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Backyard Basics Expo Has Broad Appeal

Master Gardeners exhibit
Carin Lamontagne Texas Public Radio

The attendees came for many reasons: Some are dedicated urban gardeners, some came prepared to learn to build their own rain barrels, and some, like Georgie McCandless, were just curious.

"I heard about it on the radio, and it sounded interesting," Georgie said, before admitting that she's a TPR listener who has not yet made the transition to member. "When I found out that TPR members got in for free, well, let's say I'm seriously considering joining." 

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Hill Country Event
10:09 am
Tue August 20, 2013

TPR Member Mixer In Fredericksburg

Texas Public Radio invites our members to visit Fredericksburg on September 6 for an exclusive TPR Member Mixer held in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk in Fredericksburg.

Join us at the Kammlah House at the Pioneer Museum between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. for a reception. Refreshments will be provided by August E's.

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TPR Presents
2:45 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

TPR Goes To The Dogs With Petstravaganza!

JB Lyde Parish Photography

On Saturday, August 10, TPR members and Pet members attended TPR Presents: Petstravaganza at Los Patios, one of San Antonio's flagship pet-friendly venues. 

TPR honored the first official TPR Pet members with access to an exclusive VIP (Very Important Pet) area, which included goodie bags full of treats and coupons and special snacks provided by Katie's Jar

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Backyard Basics
9:32 am
Wed July 17, 2013

TPR And Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Present: Backyard Basics

Join Texas Public Radio and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension on Saturday, September 14, for the Backyard Basics Expo.  

Adult education sessions include beekeeping, rainwater harvesting, urban gardening, and outdoor grilling. The expo will feature displays by businesses and organizations dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles and self-sufficiency. Lunch will be available for purchase.

Backyard Basics Expo

Saturday, September 14, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

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TPR Presents
12:29 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

TPR Presents: Petstravaganza!

TPR members Christine Saalbach and Thurber, who was a member before we started the pet memberships.

TPR invites pet members and other members with pets to join us from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, August 10 at Los Patios to celebrate our pet friends.

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Community Events
9:41 am
Thu June 27, 2013

TPR Listeners Enjoy The Sights And Sounds Of The Hill Country

Camerata San Antonio
Nathan Cone TPR

On Friday, June 21, Texas Public Radio's Hill Country listeners came out to enjoy an evening of classical music and community at Schreiner University's Dietert Auditorium in Kerrville.

A contingent of San Antonio classical music fans also made the drive to enjoy the programming and some stayed to make it a weekend trip.

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TPR Community
5:32 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

2013 McClain Reunion

Guests at the 2013 McClain Reunion
Douglas Lee Douglas Lee Photography

On Friday, June 13, Texas Public Radio hosted the annual gathering of McClain Circle members. Nearly 600 members of the McClain Circle attended a reception at the JW Marriott Hill Country, in spite of the fact that the scheduled special guest, Coach Gregg Popovich, was understandably unable to attend. Coach Popovich nevertheless provided some pre-recorded words for the assembled crowd, including how his coaching style may have even been influenced by NPR:


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