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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The much anticipated solar eclipse will happen on Monday. Texas is not in the path of totality. We will only experience a partial eclipse. That means only part of the sun’s light will be blocked by the moon.

It can be dangerous to look directly at the sun and regular sunglasses will not protect your eyes. Dr. Joe Pendon is the Emergency Department Medical Director of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital.

Bexar County Sheriff's Office

Seven veteran Bexar County Sheriff’s Deputies have been placed on administrative leave for ten days following a hazing ritual involving one of the deputies.  During the incident, county issued handcuffs, county issued shackles, and a county issued taser were used.  All of the deputies are members of SERT, the Special Emergency Response Team at the Jail.

They were all given letters on Monday notifying them of the leave that is due to them as part of their collective bargaining agreement, according to Sheriff Javier Salazar.

Ryan Loyd / TPR News

A campaign has begun to create a plastic bag ban in San Antonio.  It’s headed up by Bexar County Young Democrats.

President Gabrien Gregory says they have three goals.  One is to educate and encourage people to go about their lifestyle a little differently.

“We want to encourage people to reuse instead of picking up the same single use plastic bag every day that they go to the HEB or the grocery store,” says Gregory.

They want to encourage the San Antonio City Council and Mayor to look into alternatives and ways that they can impact a cleaner environment.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Funeral arrangements are complete for San Antonio Police Officer Miguel Moreno, who was killed in a shootout last week.

Visitation will take place this Thursday from  5 to 7 p.m. at Porter Loring Downtown at 1101 McCullough.  That will be followed by a service at 7 p.m.

The funeral will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Community Bible Church on Loop 1604 at Gold Canyon.

A police procession will begin from the Alamodome at 8 a.m. and head up Hwy 281 to Loop 1604.

State of Texas / Department of Transportation

A major highway closure is taking place this weekend in San Antonio.  TxDOT will close the main lanes of I-10 in both directions at Fair Oaks Parkway beginning at 5 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday.

In order to keep traffic flowing as smoothly as possible, TxDOT has created some two-lane exit ramps to the access roads.

“What we’re actually going to do is convert this small section from the temporary ramp, up to Fair Oaks Parkway,” said TxDOT engineer Joe Mendez. “We’re going to make sure that traffic is only traveling in one direction.”

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