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.

Ways To Connect / VIA Metropolitan Transit

If you have tickets to a show downtown and want to have a nice dinner before the curtain goes up, VIA is making it a little easier.

The city’s transit company is launching “The E” this Saturday night.  The route will run west on Commerce, north on Navarro, south on St. Mary’s, and east on Market.

Fort Sam Houston

The Army is reducing its personnel by about 25 percent over the next four years. And it’s going to have an impact on San Antonio.

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the entire San Antonio area and the Hill Country from 1 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Saturday.

There is the possibility of widespread 2 to 4 inches of rainfall with isolated totals of 6 to 7 inches from slow moving and training thunderstorms.

South Texas Poison Center

Fifty-three years ago, acting on a request from Congress, President John F. Kennedy declared the third week of March the National Poison Prevention Week, to educate people at large about poisoning. Yet, in spite of more than 50 years of proactive awareness campaigns, poisoning is now the leading cause of deaths in the United States.

Olympic swimming is coming to the Alamo City next year. The 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team will hold its final domestic training camp in San Antonio before heading to the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 16-day long Summer Olympics will open on Aug. 5, 2016, at the iconic Maracanã Stadium. The swimming event is scheduled to take place from Aug. 6 to 13, primarily at Rio’s Olympic Aquatics Stadium, except for the open-water marathons, that will be held at the military base of Fort Copacabana.