Steve Short

Afternoon News Anchor

Steve joined the Texas Public Radio news team in 2009, and serves as TPR's News Director and afternoon anchor. You can hear him Monday-Friday from noon-7pm on KSTX 89.1 FM. Steve is a veteran of radio news in South Texas, having worked for commercial stations in the San Antonio area since the late 1980s.

Prior to joining TPR, Steve was the San Antonio News bureau Chief for Metro Networks, a division of Westwood One. he wrote stories for the wire service and anchored newscasts on numerous radio stations in the area.

In his spare time Steve enjoys camping, canoeing and barbecuing with friends.

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Consumers who suffered property damage as a result of the recent severe weather should contact their insurance companies as soon as possible to begin the claims process. If you’re having trouble reaching your company, call the Texas Department of Insurance at 1-800-252-3439. Insurance specialists are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer your insurance questions and to help you with company contact information.

Ryan Loyd / TPR

A new program in Bexar County might keep some first offenders from going to jail.

District Attorney Nico LaHood announced Monday the creation of the Bexar County Pre-Trial Diversion program. It is available to first-time, non-violent offenders who demonstrate rehabilitative potential.
The program is similar to probation, requiring participants to pay a program fee, attend classes, complete community service, and receive any substance abuse or other treatment to address underlying causes of criminal conduct. Participants will be supervised by officers from the Bexar County Adult Probation Department.

David Martin Davies / TPR News

Early voting runs Monday, April 27 through Tuesday, May 5 for the May 9 city and school district elections.

Voters in San Antonio are going to polls to choose one of 14 candidates for mayor.  There are also contested races in all ten city council districts.

Joey Palacios

Sunday, April 26, 2015:


This is day 11 of Fiesta. It's the last day.


San Jose MissionFest is taking place from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Mission San Jose. It's a family event that features great food, live music throughout the day, a children's corner, arts and crafts, and fun. There are performances by various Tejano, Conjunto and Country artists.


A Day in Old Mexico & Charreada runs from noon to 6 p.m. at Charro Ranch. This family event features food, drink, pony rides for the kids, Ballet Folklorico performances, and live Mariachi music.


While this is the last day of Fiesta, the good news is Fiesta Medal Mania continues at the Institute of Texan Cultures through Wednesday. / San Antonio Board of Realtors

San Antonio – Inventory remains low while prices continue to climb in San Antonio, according to figures in the March 2015 Multiple Listing Report by the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR). Months of inventory remained consistent with previous months with March reporting just 3.6 months. Total sales for the first quarter rose 12 percent from the same quarter in 2014 for a total of 5,327 homes sold while average and median prices increased by eight and nine percent respectively.