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.

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Military
6:10 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

UTHSC Appoints Top Air Force Physician to Lead Military Health Institute

Major General Byron Hepburn, who retired in April, 2014, as the Commander of the 59th Air Force Medical Wing
Credit USAF

  

The UT Health Science Center has established a special institute within the research center to integrate military and civilian studies for the benefit of members of the military as well as the local civilian community.

The Military Health Institute will lead innovative medical research, health education and clinical care – working with the military toward improving the health of active duty military personnel, veterans and their families.

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Environment
3:33 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Saving the Bracken Bat Cave

Up to 20 million bats fly from the Bracken Bat Cave each night during the summer. They eat a total of 100 tons of insects from the crops grown in South Texas.
Credit Jacqueline Ferrato / Bat Conservation International

 

San Antonio City Councilman Ron Nirenberg announced an agreement last week to protect the world’s largest bat cave from encroachment by future development.

The city will join with several other entities to turn the 1,500-acre property, known as Crescent Hills, into a conservation easement that will permanently protect the area’s natural resources. 

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Military
10:16 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Wounded Warriors Find New Normal Through Valor Games in San Antonio

Wounded warriors compete in wheelchair basketball at 2013 Valor Games
Credit San Antonio Sports

On a mid-afternoon at Mission Concepción Sports Park, about 50 wounded warriors gathered in the gymnasium to compete in an air rifle competition that is part of this year's Valor Games.

Some traveled hundreds of miles to get to this year’s Valor Games, like Edward Afanador, who lives in New Jersey.

“The camaraderie here is just incredible. It’s a great time. There are guys here that we met at the VA Wheelchair Games last August in Philadelphia. You get a chance to really bond and make lifetime friendships," Afandaor said.

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Community
3:26 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Should The Oakland Raiders Move To The Alamodome?

Credit Nathan Cone

The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is asking its members to weigh in with their feelings about having an NFL team in the Alamo City.  

The City hopes an online survey will help stakeholders gauge interest in the potential relocation of the Oakland Raiders.

Ten-thousand survey invitations went out over the weekend to members listed in the Chamber’s database and another 50,000 reportedly went to people who have attended events at the Alamodome.

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Community
5:48 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Texas Gets Tax Credit For Rehabilitation Of Historic Buildings

Many owners of historic commercial buildings around the city have been waiting for the opportunity offered by a new Historic Tax Credit.

The San Antonio Conservation Society is offering a workshop to help business owners learn about rehabbing their historic properties through the new state tax credit.  

The October 17 workshop will bring in the state’s architecture director from the Texas Historical Commission and two property owners who successfully rehabilitated their own buildings using Louisiana’s tax credit along with the federal tax credit.

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Community
3:35 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

KLRN-TV Selects Emerson To Lead Station

Arthur Emerson is set to step in as KLRN CEO January 1, 2015.
Credit KLRN

  The Alamo Public Telecommunications Council announced Monday that is has selected San Antonio businessman Arthur Rojas Emerson to lead KLRN, San Antonio's public television organization.

Emerson has a long history with broadcast media, including building and opening Telemundo in San Antonio and managing the network’s stations across Texas. He also worked at KENS-TV and has been associated with KLRN for many years, working both on camera and behind the scenes as a volunteer and board member.

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Business
3:26 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

U.S. Trade Representative Says New Trade Agreements Will Strengthen Texas Exports

U.S. Trade Ambassador Michael Froman speaks tells reporters that Texas is poised to increase its record exports further through the president's new trade agreements with Asia and Europe
Credit Eileen Pace

  The nation’s top U.S. trade official came to San Antonio Monday to press for the president’s trade agenda.

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said the Trans-Pacific Partnership (Asia) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (European Union) could increase the already record-breaking numbers in products coming from Texas.

The trade ambassador highlighted Texas exports that he said have the ability to unlock opportunities across America.

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Arts & Culture
5:25 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Evaluator Inspects San Antonio Missions For World Heritage Consideration

Credit Susan Snow

 

Not many people know the depth of the historic treasure that stretches southward from downtown along the San Antonio River, but if the San Antonio Missions World Heritage nomination is successful, millions of people will know at this time next year.

Local officials have completed their part of the San Antonio Missions World Heritage nomination – and now, we wait.

An international evaluator secretly made a trip into San Antonio last week for the inspection of the five missions and Rancho de las Cabras.

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Government
8:50 am
Fri October 3, 2014

San Antonio City Council Schedules Vista Ridge Public Hearing

SAWS map of the proposed $3.4 billion Vista Ridge pipeline, which would import 16 billion gallons of water from Burleson County.
Credit SAWS

  

Four days after the San Antonio Water System voted unanimously to move forward with the Vista Ridge Pipeline contract, San Antonio City Council has scheduled a public hearing on the project.

The Vista Ridge pipeline would originate in Burleson County and be constructed along creekways over 140 miles in a southwest line through Bastrop, Austin, down I-35 and eventually to San Antonio. It would be developed by a consortium led by Abengoa, a company based in Seville, Spain. -

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Community
6:50 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Bexar County Votes To Provide $3.78 Million To San Antonio Public Library

Jean Brady, who chairs the San Antonio Public Library board, asks county to negotiate long-term funding plan
Credit Bexar Co.

Bexar County voted Tuesday to continue $3.78 million in funding for the next fiscal year for the for the San Antonio Public Library system - the same level of funding as last year. 

But library officials worry about the future of county support as it continues to build its Bibliotech clientele.

Library board chairwoman Jean Brady took her plea for a long-term approach to county commissioners.

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