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Vince Kong

Digital News Editor | Producer

Vince Kong comes to Texas Public Radio after working for about a decade in print, including stints in the Midwest, Northwest and Southwest.

Prior to relocating to Texas, Vince served as an editor for Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers and for the NPR affiliate in Jacksonville, Florida. Before that, he spent roughly seven years as a reporter at the Albuquerque Journal in New Mexico.

Vince has won numerous state and national awards, including from the Associated Press, Arizona Newspapers Association and the New Mexico Press Association. He was also part of the team at the Chicago Reporter that was a finalist for an Investigative Reporters and Editors award for the "Juries and Justice" series, which examined the racial composition of juries in Cook County, and how the racial make-up of juries might affect verdicts.

Originally from Chicago, Vince graduated with a bachelor's degree in English/creative writing from the University of Montana.

Follow him on Twitter @teamvincek

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Updated Wednesday at 5:35 p.m.

An Air Force plane that crashed Tuesday in a field off Nacogdoches Road, north of Loop 1604, experienced engine failure, officials said in a news release Wednesday.

The plane is a T-6 Texan II training plane from Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, said Randy Martin, spokesman for the 12th Flying Training Wing.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Republican Pete Flores has won the special election for Texas Senate District 19 — a seat previously held by Carlos Uresti. Flores will serve the remainder of Uresti’s term, which lasts through 2020.


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Early voting for the special election runoff to replace former state Sen. Carlos Uresti in Texas Senate District 19 begins Monday and runs through Friday.

Lee Dunkelberg / Texas Public Radio

From the announcement of HemisFair to San Antonio's short reign at Texas' most populous city to the last chili queens to the return of Juan Seguin, the Alamo City’s history is as varied and colorful as the people who inhabit it.

This is Texas Public Radio’s San Antonio Tricentennial Minute, a look back at 300 years of Alamo City culture, one day at a time, written and produced by David Martin Davies and narrated by contributor Yvette Benavides.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Updated 10:25 p.m.

With all precincts reporting, a special election Tuesday to fill Carlos Uresti’s seat for Senate District 19 ended with no candidate receiving more than 50 percent of the votes.