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Brian Kirkpatrick

General Assignment Reporter

Brian Kirkpatrick has been a journalist in Texas most of his life, covering San Antonio news since 1993, including the deadly October 1998 flooding, the arrival of the Toyota plant in 2003, and the base closure and realignments in 2005. 

He also served as news director and anchor at KTSA and Metro Networks, and was previously the "Morning Edition" anchor at Texas Public Radio. His early career included work as a news anchor and production assistant for the Texas State News Network/Dallas Cowboys Radio Network in Dallas, from 1988-1993. During his years at TSN, he helped cover the Luby’s mass shooting in Killeen and the Branch Davidian standoff at Mount Carmel. Kirkpatrick read his first newscast on a small radio station in the Hill Country as a teenager in 1981.

Brian returns to reporting after teaching high school journalism at Harlandale High School in San Antonio for the past seven years. 

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San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said Saturday that COVID-19 protocols had nothing to do with partisan politics and were intended to protect public health.

He was responding to comments made by Bexar County Republican Party Chair Cynthia Brehm at a Friday news conference, who claimed Democrats were using the COVID-19 crisis to undermine President Donald Trump.

A sign directing people to testing at the Freeman Coliseum.
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Businesses and city services for workers continued to adjust throughout the coronavirus crisis. As restrictions on the community changed to reflect current health conditions, businesses expanded hours, offered new retail services and looked for more employees.

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A wave of severe storms roared into South Central Texas late Friday evening and early Saturday morning. They were part of a massive storm system that stretched across Texas, from Mexico to Oklahoma.

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Longtime San Antonio radio news anchor Brent Boller passed away on Monday after a long battle with cancer. He was 63.

Despite Governor Greg Abbott's order allowing some businesses to re-open, many on San Antonio's South Side remain closed or open for curbside pickup only.
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Gov. Greg Abbott’s newest executive order allowed stores to reopen Friday as long as retailers keep crowds to 25% of capacity. However, at least three major San Antonio malls remained quiet.

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Planet K announced on Wednesday that it changed its name to Planet K Bodega, with the hope that the City of San Antonio would allow its locations to reopen as essential businesses.

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Dos nuevas ubicaciones para pruebas de COVID-19 en vehículo abren esta semana en el lado sur y el oeste de San Antonio. Los funcionarios de la ciudad informaron que los nuevos lugares para pruebas permitirán pruebas accesibles para comunidades minoritarias y desatendidas.

Wurzbach Parkway will close in both directions during weekends until construction for a land bridge is complete.
San Antonio Public Works Department

Both directions of Wurzbach Parkway will close to traffic on weekends for construction of the Robert L.B. Tobin Land Bridge at Hardberger Park.

A sign directing people to testing at the Freeman Coliseum.
Bonnie Petrie | Texas Public Radio

Two new drive-thru COVID-19 testing locations open this week on the west and south sides of San Antonio. City officials say the new test sites will provide accessible testing in underserved and minority communities.

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