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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As the sun went down Monday evening, more than 10,000 Muslims in San Antonio began the fast that marks the first day of Ramadan.

Ramadan comes in the ninth month of the lunar-based Muslim calendar and is considered the most holy month of all.

The Raindrop Turkish House on the city’s Northwest Side hopes to help the world to peace through its work in communities, by sharing and understanding each other no matter what the faith.


UPDATE: The boil notice for several neighborhoods served by the Canyon Lake Water Service Company was rescinded at about 2:30 p.m. today.

According to the water service company's website, corrective actions have taken place to restore adequate pressure, disinfectant levels and bacteriological quality. Samples were taken for testing and provided to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Test results indicate water is free of indicator organisms, coliform and e-coli; boiling water is no longer needed. 


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The City of San Antonio officially reached 'No-Kill' status in December of last year, but recently fell below the 90 percent Live Release required to maintain that status.

However, Animal Care Services officials point out that they are still on track for reaching 90 percent again. Spokeswoman Lisa Norwood said that 'No-Kill' is not "Once and Done." 

 She says the live release rate dipped to 88 percent in April, but as the community works with the city, the rate is expected to go up again soon. She adds that No-Kill is a partnership goal with the community, and micro-chipping animals helps the effort by ensuring that if a pet gets away, it can be identified and returned to its owner or re-homed. 

A bereaved community will say goodbye to Father Eddie Bernal this week.

The well-known community and parish leader who urged his community to place equality, inclusion, and love for all in their hearts, regardless of differences, passed away suddenly Sunday. 



Texas Parks and Wildlife is asking boaters who go out this weekend to always “Clean, drain and dry” their boats as they remove them from the state’s lakes and rivers.

Spokesman Tom Harvey says the state is battling the invasive “zebra mussel” population that migrated to the U.S. from Asia some years ago and now is causing economic and environmental problems for Texas waterways – and even water suppliers.