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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Independence Day celebrations are planned in and around San Antonio this weekend.

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

There’s also Freedom Fest at Market Square.

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SAN ANTONIO – Per City ordinance the San Antonio City Manager announces the end to water restrictions effective Wednesday, June 10.

Recent deluges have sent the Edwards Aquifer level skyrocketing. Since the 10-day average of the aquifer is currently well above 660 feet SAWS has advised the City Manager it would be appropriate to end drought restrictions. The City of San Antonio has been in some type of water restrictions since 2011, and has stayed in Stage Two restrictions since 2012.

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All the rain that fell in May has helped the mosquito population explode in San Antonio. The City is doing what it can to help control the problem.

The San Antonio Metro Health District provides pest control services on public property for mosquitoes to protect people from diseases that these organisms can spread. Vector Control uses source reduction techniques and pesticides as necessary to control mosquitoes on public property by eliminating the breeding source, applying pesticides to stagnant water.

Texas Workforce Commission

AUSTIN – On May 29, 2015 the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) began accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of the Presidential Disaster Declaration (FEMA 4223-DR) for Harris, Hays and Van Zandt counties. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) amended the notice for DUA on June 6, 2015 to include the following counties: Bastrop, Blanco, Caldwell, Denton, Eastland, Fort Bend, Gaines, Guadalupe, Henderson, Hidalgo, Johnson, Milam, Montague, Navarro, Rusk, Smith, Travis, Wichita, Williamson and Wise.

Texas Workforce Commission

  AUSTIN –The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of the Presidential Disaster Declaration (FEMA 4223-DR) for workers who lost their jobs and self-employed individuals who have been unable to work due to damage sustained from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding. Severe weather, including destructive flooding, has devastated multiple counties and hundreds of homes and businesses have been lost, resulting in disaster-related unemployment.

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