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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Energy production in the Eagle Ford Shale has produced a windfall for the Texas economy -- but left behind hazards for residents, school bus drivers, emergency responders, and others who must use the roads. Local officials say they need the legislature’s help to keep up with repairs. We traveled to one of the most active fracking counties to see what Texans there face when they get behind the wheel.

Bexar Co. Sheriff's Office

Former San Antonio Spur Alvin Robertson is back in the Bexar County jail after being arrested Monday by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the US Marshall’s Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.

The 52-year-old Robertson, who is charged with sex trafficking of a 14-yea-old girl, had been a fugitive since he cut off his court-ordered GPS monitor last Monday.

The former NBA All-Star also had played for the Toronto Raptors and the Detroit Pistons.

Robertson’s new bond is set at $80,000. His trial is set for March 27. 

U.S. Army / Fort Hood Press Center

 

Update, 2 p.m. Wed., Jan. 14:

FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a soldier who was found deceased Jan. 13 in his off-post residence in Killeen, Texas. Bell County Justice of the Peace Bill Cook pronounced him deceased at 8:26 a.m.

Spc. Kendrick Vernell Sneed, 24, whose home of record is listed as Bossier City, Louisiana, entered active-duty service in June 2009 as automated logistics specialist. He was assigned to 62nd Engineer Company, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, since June 2012.

The City of Castle Hills is cooperating with Bexar County and the City of San Antonio to continue to find services for residents displaced by the Wedgwood Seniors Apartment fire.

Five people died in the December 28 blaze — a sixth resident died two days later in a hotel.

Eileen Pace

  Bexar County’s new district attorney has received approval to expand his staff, a million-dollar investment that county commissioners said will save the county money in the long run.

District Attorney Nico LaHood said that when he opened the door to his new position on Jan. 1, he found a backlog and started questioning why so many cases were pending.

“The backlog in the intake section alone was very, very disappointing to say the least. I mean, when it takes two to four years to have your day in court, that’s unacceptable,” he said.

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