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.

Ways To Connect

San Antonio Public Library

It's called Digital Wallpaper. The specially-designed wallpaper contains digital QR codes that are recognized by smart phones and tablets. 

Now, the San Antonio Public Library has expanded its Digital Library wallpaper to six new locations around town. Library card holders can use the codes to download eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies and music. Visitors who do not have a Library Card are able to use the wallpaper to access public domain titles.

U.S. Army - Fort Hood

 

The gunman who went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in 2009 may get a new attorney to handle his appeals, a step that could delay the complicated appellate process further.

Nidal Hasan has been on death row since his 2012 conviction for the attack at Fort Hood that killed 13 people.

Military judge Col. Tara Osborn presided over a hearing Thursday morning at Fort Leavenworth to address issues concerning Hasan’s appeals process. Those issues included the matter of Hasan’s legal representation.

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San Antonio city leaders remained undaunted after learning that the Alamo City had been left out of Google’s plans for its next expansion of Fiber.

San Antonio was one of nine cities Google considered for the ultra-high-speed Internet installations. Mayor Ivy Taylor’s office issued a statement Tuesday morning confirming Google’s decision to go with four other cities: Nashville, Atlanta, and Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Eileen Pace

Some San Antonio commuters load their bikes onto VIA bus racks. But now, if they don’t need their bikes at the other end, there’s an option — VIA’s new 'Bike Lids.'

Perhaps there’s no place at work to store a bicycle. Or perhaps the bus drops the rider off so close to their destination that the bike won’t be needed. Enter the Bike Lid, covered parking for your bike. You can’t miss the series of racks with the big plastic helmets on top. 

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It’s been 37 years since San Antonio has drafted a new Comprehensive Plan, a long-term focus for the city that predicts the area’s growth needs.

The City has embarked on a plan that takes concepts of SA2020 to the next level.

"Where SA2020 is a near-term vision, the comprehensive plan will be a long-term roadmap," said City Councilman Ron Nirenberg, chairman of the Comprehensive Plan Committee.

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