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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Kendall County Emergency Management

Heavy rains filled low water crossings around San Antonio and area of the Hill Country this morning with more rain in the forecast. Several counties to the north of Bexar remain under a Flash Flood Warning and San Antonio will remain under a Flash Flood Watch until after 10 p.m. tonight.

San Antonio Fire Department spokesman Woody Woodward said San Antonio faired pretty well this morning with fire crews only responding to one minor water rescue.

New Braunfels Police Dept. Facebook page

"Turn Around, Don't Drown"

Flash flooding has occurred below this railroad crossing in New Braunfels . 

City of Kerrville

The City of Kerrville has experienced a large amount of rainfall in the last 48 hours and with more rain in the forecast, emergency management crews have raised the Emergency Alert level to yellow.

New Braunfels Police Department

Heavy storms late Tuesday and early Wednesday dumped four inches of rain in the Comal River area and New Braunfels Police closed the river to recreational activities today.

The Comal was running at 4,500 cubic feet per second by late Wednesday morning, flowing over the Tube Chute dam and over the banks at Hinman Island. David Ferguson is the spokesman for the New Braunfels Police Department and says the river wasn't safe at that level.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The father of several children in a high-profile child abuse case has turned himself in. 

The Bexar County Sheriff's Office says 36-year-old Deandre Dorch was booked late Tuesday night on charges of Injury to a Child by Omission and Injury to a Child with Seriously Bodily Injury, also by Omission.

Sheriff's Office spokesman James Keith says Dorch admits he never got medical care for the two children who were tied up in the back yard.