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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Renowned artist Carlos Cortes will be going to jail after pleading guilty to charges in federal court in San Antonio that he failed to file tax returns for four years.

U.S. magistrate judge John Primomo handed down the maximum sentence for the well-known sculptor, ordering Carlos Cortes to jail for a year and ordering him to pay the government more than $400 thousand dollars he owed in back taxes.

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A new study indicates Texas receives greater economic benefits from San Antonio’s military installations than those in any other Texas community. 

The joint study by the Texas Comptroller and the Texas Military Preparedness Commission indicates Joint Base San Antonio’s three military installations provide more than $49 billion to the state’s economy each year.

Additionally, San Antonio benefits from 283,000 jobs – either direct or indirect employment – from Joint Base San Antonio -Fort Sam Houston, Lackland  and Randolph.

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Tributes continue to pour into Facebook for Tech PR specialist, Alan Weinkrantz, who is credited for a major role in getting traction for San Antonio's tech sector.

Dozens of people called Weinkrantz their friend, and for a myriad of reasons.

Describing him as one of the gentlest people one would ever meet, Tech Bloc CEO David Heard says even 17 years ago when they met, Alan Weinkrantz was ahead of the technology curve in San Antonio -- and globally.

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A network of new, tech-education magnet schools is coming to downtown San Antonio.

The Centers for Applied Science and Technology, or CAST, is the result of a public-private partnership between the SAISD and a consortium led by H-E-B, which donated $3.6 million dollars to get the program started.

SAISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez says a group of community, technology and government leaders have been visiting other technology schools around the country for the last year. They're working together to plan the curriculum for the first CAST school.  

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The 433rd Airlift Wing celebrated the receipt of its first C-5M Super Galaxy Aircraft, the military’s largest airplane, in a transfer ceremony on Friday at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

The C-5A was first used in the 1960s and in San Antonio since the 1980s.

Lackland is one of only a few airports in the world large enough to land the giant cargo ships. The Air Force says the C-5A’s bones are still good, and its vast cargo compartment is still in demand. So the enormous jet is being brought into the 21st Century with the new C-5M model.