Eileen Pace

News Reporter/Anchor

Eileen Pace is a veteran radio and print journalist with a long history of investigative and feature reporting in San Antonio and Houston, earning more than 50 awards for investigative reporting, documentaries, long-form series,  features, sports stories, outstanding anchoring and best use of sound.

Eileen has reported and anchored KIKK AM-FM Houston, WOAI NewsRadio San Antonio, and KLBJ-AM in Austin and served as news director at KGNB-KNBT in New Braunfels, Texas. She was WOAI's first female news anchor, anchoring with Bob Guthrie during morning drive for a decade. She joined the news department at Texas Public Radio in 2010. Eileen has provided stories for CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox Radio, Reuters, and the Associated Press, as well as the BBC, KUHF-Houston, the San Antonio Express-News, the San Antonio Business Journal, SA Local News and Edible San Antonio and has served as an on-camera volunteer for KUHT-TV/Houston and KLRN-TV/San Antonio. 

Eileen is TPR's military, environment, county government and business reporter. She also enjoys covering Hemisfair, health, historic preservation and human interest stories. In 2011, Eileen's five-part series on the transition of Kelly Air Force Base after BRAC won the Edward R. Murrow Regional Award and a statewide award from the Associated Press. She earned a first-place statewide Lone Star Award from the Houston Press Club for her program on Black History Month on "The Source" in 2012. In 2013, Eileen produced another long-form series that examined the plight of refugees that come to San Antonio from all over the world. 

Eileen graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from UTSA, where she also studied business administration and architecture. She enjoys travel, being a dog foster mom, writing and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Her awards include:

National Headliners Club Awards, Katie Awards from the Dallas Press Club, the Lone Star Award from the Houston Press Club, the Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, an award from the Texas Medical Association, and numerous awards from the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists, Texas State Network, and the State Bar of Texas.


Border & Immigration
1:40 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Those Who Would Apply for DACA and DAPA Status Face Months of Paperwork Ahead

Eloisa Mata (L) and Maria Calixto (R) work on DACA cases at the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic at St. Mary's University
Credit Jennifer Lloyd / St. Mary's University


Immigrants hoping for deferred deportation status have another two to six months before applications will become available for President Obama’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions program.

But many of them don’t know that.

Attorneys and refugee organizations in Texas have been working non-stop to answer the tide of questions arising from the president’s speech. 

What to do next is the big question, and the answer is layered by individual circumstances but also by the delay in getting info from the government.

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Science & Technology
5:30 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Military Researchers Encourage Private Sector And Academic Collaboration In Stem Cell Research

Military researchers appealed to private-sector colleagues to join with them in government-funded stem cell research. This panel was part of a presentation at the World Stem Cell Summit 2014 in San Antonio.
Credit Eileen Pace


Military scientists Wednesday encouraged other researchers to take advantage of the government’s $30 million commitment and collaborate with them on stem cell research.

The appeal came as part of the World Stem Cell Summit 2014 going on in San Antonio this week.

The Dept. of Defense has taken a leading role in researching regenerative medicine over the past 10 years, because today’s war fighters are coming home with more serious wounds than in any previous war.

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5:09 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

NBU To Receive $20.5 Million from LCRA in Breach of Contract Lawsuit

New Braunfels Utilities has agreed to a $20.5 million payment from LCRA to settle a lawsuit it won earlier this year against the energy provider.

The settlement comes several months after a jury found the Lower Colorado River Authority had breached its contract with NBU.

The jury in July found that LCRA, the wholesale power provider for NBU and others, had been giving more favorable rates to its customers who had agreed to long-term extensions of their contracts through 2041.

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Border & Immigration
4:59 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

RAICES Steps Up Immigration Information

Potential applicants for the president's immigration plan listen to his speech on Thursday, Nov. 20.
Credit Mohammad Abdollahi / RAICES


Hundreds of people in San Antonio and South Texas are expected to have questions about what to do next, now that President Obama has laid out his immigration plan.

Texas Public Radio’s Eileen Pace reports a local organization has been expanding its services in the wake of the president’s speech a little over a week ago:

Jonathan Ryan, Director of The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services – or RAICES – says RAICES has been answering questions on Spanish-language telethons where attorneys spent three days last week fielding phone calls.

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Science & Technology
3:10 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Spurs Star Tim Duncan Donates $247,000 to Cancer Genome Research Project

Spurs forward Tim Duncan made a $247,000 donation to the START Center to be used in the company's genome cancer research project
Credit San Antonio Spurs

  San Antonio Spur Tim Duncan has made a donation of nearly a quarter-million dollars to advance cancer genome research.  The START Center for Cancer Care announced the gift this week.

The veteran Spurs forward, through the Tim Duncan Foundation and the BlackJack Speed Shop, made a contribution of $247,000.  

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Science & Technology
5:22 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Stem Cell Conference Begins With Education Effort

The 2014 World Stem Cell Summit opens in San Antonio this week with dozens of scientists presenting their research from around the globe.

The event begins with an education event at the UT Health Science Center that is open to the public.

Research is well on its way to discovering important advances to solve complicated medical problems, but many are still hesitant and critical of regenerative medicine.

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4:43 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Credit Union Delivers Thanksgiving To San Antonio's Police And Fire Stations

Employees from Generations Federal Credit Union donated their time to deliver 52 turkeys and eight hams to fire and police stations across San Antonio on the day before Thanksgiving.
Credit Eileen Pace

From the driveway of San Antonio Fire Station #1, Ashley Harris directed about 25 Generations Federal Credit Union employees in their capacity as food delivery volunteers the day before Thanksgiving.

"We're donating 52 turkeys and eight hams to all of the fire and police stations in San Antonio," she said. 

The volunteers headed out for all parts of town. The police stations don’t have kitchens, so they received hams.

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5:49 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

Quarry Farmers and Ranchers Market Told To Move

Quarry Farmers and Ranchers Market had grown over the past 3-1/2 years to offer fresh eggs, natural meats and prepared foods as well as music, yoga classes, and on-site dining.
Credit Quarry Farmers and Ranchers Market


San Antonio’s Alamo Quarry Market has terminated its agreement with the Quarry Farmers and Ranchers Market which has been operating in front of Whole Foods Market since 2011.

Now, owners are planning to re-open the farmers market in a different location.

The market has been a mainstay for residents and restaurant owners, selling fresh vegetables, natural meats and eggs, prepared foods and other products from the parking lot of the Quarry on Sunday mornings.

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4:16 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Trauma Report Shows Increase In Falls, Bicycle Injuries

Drs. Lillian Liao, Daniel Dent, and Ronald Stewart with UHS CEO and president, George Hernandez, talk about the trends in trauma care over the past year at University Hospital
Credit Eileen Pace

  University Health System has released its second annual Community Trauma Report, which details increases and decreases in certain types of injuries coming into the emergency room at University Hospital.

Doctors said at a press conference Thursday they were most concerned by the increased number of falls, cycling injuries, and burns.

The greatest number of injuries  in the last year were from falls – almost 400 among older adults, and 33 were fatal.

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3:44 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Geekdom Hosts Free Legal Clinic Today Only for Entrepreneurs

Geekdom offers business owners access to attorneys for pro bono legal advice.
Credit Geekdom

  Entrepreneurs in San Antonio have a chance at a free session for legal advice – if they act quickly.

The opportunity is this evening only, when Geekdom will host a pro-bono legal clinic for business owners to consult with an attorney about trademarks, patients, and the business of starting a business.

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