Eileen Pace

Morning Edition Host

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.

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New Braunfels residents are again in Stage II drought restrictions, which changes the rules for lawn and landscape watering. 

New Braunfels Utilities spokeswoman Gretchen Reuwer said the hot, dry weather has resulted in a drop in the Edwards Aquifer of about one foot per day for the last few weeks, with a usage of about 18 million gallons a day.

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Canine search teams are on their way to Central Texas this weekend to intensify the search for two children still missing from the Memorial Day weekend floods in Wimberley.

  Six-year-old Will Charba and 4-year-old Leighton McComb, were in a Wimberley home that was swept down the rushing Blanco River May 24.

Kristi Wyatt with the City of San Marcos said changes in the river mean the dogs can now go into areas near the Blanco River where high waters had kept them away. 

Residents in the New Braunfels area could be returning to Stage Two water restrictions as early as next week.

Stage One drought restrictions were just issued last week, which limits water use to certain days of the week according to the street address. Now, customers will need to reduce the number of hours they water.

New Braunfels Utilities spokeswoman Gretchen Reuwer says the Edwards Aquifer has dropped about a foot each day during the last few weeks of dry, hot weather, with a usage of about 18-million gallons a day.

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The City of San Antonio believes it's getting a handle on the stray pet population through its new microchip law that went into effect June 30.

And free microchipping is being offered Friday afternoon, August 7, at the city's Animal Care Services location on Hwy 151.

ACS Spokeswoman Lisa Norwood says the program provided a total of 5,000 FREE microchips this year, and almost 3,000 were  given in the first month to animal owners in key parts of the city.

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The City of San Antonio expects a $40 million dollar boost to the local economy from its largest conference ever.

The Convention and Visitors Bureau is expecting 65,000 international guests for the 10-day Seventh-day Adventist General Conference at the Alamodome.

“The Seventh-day Adventist Conference we actually booked almost ten years ago," the bureau's Cassandra Matej said, adding that this conference, as large as three Alamo Bowls, has to book early because there are just a handful cities in the country with facilities large enough.