Fernando Ortiz Jr.


Ortiz was a print and online news editor at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and the San Antonio Express-News from 1999 to 2010. He was also a news page designer, wire editor, a book/arts critic and blogger and a member of the Caller-Times editorial board. 

Fernando has a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a master's degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, both in U.S. history. Before joining Texas Public Radio, he taught U.S. history at Northwest Vista College, San Antonio College, UTSA and Texas A&M University-San Antonio.

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Academic, military and medical institutions announced their plans to re-open on Wednesday following Tuesday's ice storm, pending further weather developments.

Updated at 2 p.m.

Winter weather conditions delayed or canceled flights and services, shut down museums, libraries and movie theaters, and closed academic and government institutions throughout the San Antonio region Tuesday.