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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Texas Workforce Commission

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), in partnership with 28 local workforce development boards and the Texas Veterans Commission, will host statewide veterans hiring fairs on Thursday, Nov. 12. TWC’s fourth annual Hiring Red, White & You! Statewide Hiring Fair is a joint initiative supported by the Office of the Governor, the Texas Medical Center and the Texas Veterans Commission to connect veterans and their spouses in Texas with employers who are seeking veterans’ exceptional skills.

Bexar County Commissioners Court has unanimously approved the main business points of a deal to purchase Toyota Field with the City of San Antonio. Under the preliminary points of the agreement, Sports Outdoor and Recreation (SOAR), the nonprofit that owns Toyota Field, will sell the soccer stadium to the City and County for $18 million, while Spurs Sports & Entertainment (SS&E) will add $3 million and agree to lease the stadium for 20 years. The lease fee will be determined during negotiation of a final agreement.

Chris Eudaily / TPR News

Comal County is transitioning to a new emergency alert system, and all county residents are encouraged to sign up to receive text, email and/or voice alerts based on their home address.

Comal County is part of the 911 system overseen by Bexar Metro 911, which is transitioning from a system called Geocast to one called Everbridge.

Anyone who registered on the old system should register again by visiting

State of Texas / Department of Transportation

The Texas Department of Transportation is holding an open house in New Braunfels Thursday.  

  Officials will present proposed improvements on Loop 337 from I-35 to Hillcrest Drive.  They include expanding the loop from two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway with pedestrian accommodations.

It will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the New Braunfels High School Cafeteria.

The objective of the open house is to provide the public an opportunity to look at the proposed concept design and provide feedback on these improvements.

Heritage Auctions

A famous work by the late San Antonio impressionist painter Julian Onderdonk is going on the auction block this weekend.

Texas Landscape with Bluebonnets hasn’t been seen for decades.

It has been in a private collection in San Antonio and was last displayed at the Witte Museum in 1975.

Atlee Phillips, director of Texas Art at Fine Art Heritage Auctions in Dallas was a guest on the Texas Standard on Friday.