Steve Short

Afternoon News Anchor/ Asst. News Director

Steve joined the Texas Public Radio news team in 2009. He's 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.

Texas Voter ID
4:13 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

DPS Offers Saturday Hours For Election IDs

If you need to get an ID so you can vote in the next election, the Texas Department of Public Safety is opening some offices on Saturdays to make it easier.

DPS is offering Saturday hours at nearly 50 driver license offices across the state as part of an ongoing effort to provide Election Identification Certificates to Texans in need of proper identification required to vote in elections in the state.

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Environment
5:10 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

What Does Your Texas Drought Look Like?

    

A Texas senator is encouraging people to take pictures of the ongoing drought in the Lone Star State.

As drought conditions persist across the state, Senator Judith Zaffirini has started a statewide photography campaign called “What does your Texas drought look like?”  She’s inviting Texans to contribute their photographs of the drought’s impact.

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Bastrop Wildfire Recovery
10:02 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Arbor Day Ceremony Highlights Ongoing Recovery Of Bastrop Community

Bastrop State Park is now recovering from the devastation caused by the late 2011 wildfire.
Texas Parks and Wildlife

A little more than 18 months after the most destructive wildfire in Texas history, Bastrop is coming together once again, this time to celebrate resiliency, recovery, and hope.

Those themes will be the primary focus as Bastrop residents join with state and local dignitaries this Friday to celebrate the 124th Texas Arbor Day.

Texas A&M Forester Service Director Tom Boggus said Arbor Day is special because it celebrates the bond between Texans and our trees.

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San Antonio Independent School District
11:24 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

SAISD Superintendent Candidate Withdraws from Consideration

Dr. Manuel Isquierdo withdrew his name from consideration for superintendent after being the lone candidate for the job Monday.
SAISD

Days after the San Antonio Independent School District named a candidate for the district's top job, Dr. Manuel Isquierdo withdrew his name from consideration.

Monday, the SAISD School Board voted to name Isquierdo the "lone finalist" for the position.

SAISD School Board President Ed Garza announced the move Friday afternoon, saying Isquierdo felt the decision was in the best interest of all parties involved.

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Bexar County
5:35 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Bexar County Offering Paid Summer Arts Internships

Bexar County

The application period is open for Bexar County's inaugural arts internship program this summer. The program is funding nine summer internships with local nonprofit arts organizations and will allow the nonprofits an opportunity to offer a paid 10-week summer internship to attract motivated college students to work on seasonal or special projects. 

Students selected to participate will develop a closer understanding of how the arts benefit their community, along with the real world application of business skills that can be applied to their individual careers.

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Military Budget Cuts
2:00 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Thanks To Sequestration Cuts, No Air Show At Randolph This Year

U.S. Air Force

Joint Base San Antonio has canceled plans for a November air show at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.  The Air Force Thunderbirds were scheduled to headline the event that included other military aircraft.

According to JBSA, Air Force aviation support to public events has been canceled to save flying hours to support readiness needs. 

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Water Conservation
2:34 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Texas In Need Of A Long-Term Water Plan

Is the water glass in Texas half-full or half-empty? It depends on who you ask.
Chris Eudaily TPR News

When it comes to water in Texas, unless you’re a farmer, most people in the state don’t care.

A public opinion poll conducted by faculty members at the University of Texas in association with the Texas Tribune found that the economy, immigration and education are top of mind for most, yet water registers as a top issue with only 4 percent.

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2:26 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Travis Letter Returning To Alamo

Lead in text: 
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has agreed to allow Col. William Travis' "Victory or Death" letter to be displayed at the Alamo for two weeks early next year.
The famous "Victory or Death" letter will return to the Alamo for the first time since Col. William B. Travis wrote it there in 1836. The Texas Library and Archives Commission voted 6-1 to allow the Texas General Land Office to display the document during a special exhibit at the Alamo from Feb.