Steve Short

Afternoon Host/News Anchor

Steve joined the Texas Public Radio news team in 2009, and serves as TPR's Assistant News Director and afternoon anchor. You can hear him Monday-Friday from 3-7pm 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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CPS Energy

CPS Energy has a new President and CEO.  Ed Kelley, CPS Energy’s Board of Trustees Chair, today announced that after a nine-month nationwide search, the Board has selected Paula Gold-Williams.  Gold-Williams has been serving as interim CEO since November 2015, shortly after Doyle Beneby resigned from the post.

Kelley says, “She is a highly impressive talent known for her inclusive leadership style, her “People First” philosophy, and for building high performing, collaborative teams.”

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Independence Day celebrations are planned in and around San Antonio on Monday.  Here's a rundown of some of the events taking place.

The official City of San Antonio celebration will be taking place at Woodlawn Lake Park all day Monday.

San Antonio Parks Foundation President and CEO Noah Almanza says there will be a carnival, a family pavilion with children’s activities, and a military appreciation zone, along with live music and food booths.

City of San Antonio

Passing a school bus that is loading or unloading kids in San Antonio could get you a $300 ticket, even if a police officer isn’t around.

The San Antonio City Council has passed an ordinance allowing cameras on school buses for automated traffic enforcement with a portion of the revenue going to the school districts.  The North East ISD equipped seven buses with cameras as part of test phase.  In the 2012-13 school year the cameras captured a total of 598 vehicles passing buses illegally.

Councilman Alan Warrick says the program has reduced violations in Dallas.

Investigators are making progress into a fire that destroyed a Fredericksburg landmark earlier this month.
Turner Hall burned to the ground on the night of June 19.

"We determined that the fire was we believed to be set after a burglary was committed. Right now we're not ready to release the cause of the fire. We're still working on some evidence and when that comes back from the labs we'll have a little better idea of where it was lit and exact causes maybe," says Steven Wetz, Fredericksburg Police Chief.

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The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is notifying the community of a level III “heat outlook.” Level III indicates a sustained heat index between 90 and 108 degrees Fahrenheit for two consecutive days. Always remember to never leave children or pets alone in vehicles, especially during heat advisory periods.