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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. 

Tony Parker talks to Gregg Popovich, who coached him when he played for the San Antonio Spurs, at a ceremony where Parker's No. 9 Jersey was retired.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

The No. 9 Jersey will not be worn by a San Antonio Spurs player again, following the Monday night retirement ceremony for former Spurs guard Tony Parker.

Dozens of residents attended a meeting at the old Tarpley school house regarding a nearby Christian summer camp receiving state water permits.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Publi Radio

Dozens of residents packed the old Tarpley school house in Bandera County on Sunday to continue their efforts to block a Christian summer camp from receiving state water permits they claim will harm a creek and threaten water wells. 

Aisin AW executives break ground with Gov. Abbott, Guadalupe County officials and Cibolo officials at the site of the $400 million automatic transmission plant.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Ground broke on Monday morning for a $400 million automatic transmission plant in Cibolo, Texas that will employee 900 workers by 2023. 


The huge Wursthalle is complete with a very high ceiling and colored lights in the rafters.
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More than 100,000 people are expected to attend Wurstfest 2019 during its 10-day run at Landa Park in New Braunfels.  It kicks off at 4 p.m. on Friday.  


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Gordan Hartman, homebuilder and philanthropist, unveiled plans for the $28 million Morgan’s Wonderland Camp on Tuesday.

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A migrant resource center operated by the city and local charities is closing because the number of migrants arriving in the city has dropped.

A sign sits across the street from Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority headquarters telling them, "Repair your dams."
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Portions of Guadalupe Valley lakes reopened today following the release of a report on unsafe zones near aging dam spill gates. 


The San Antonio River Authority managed a prescribed burn through on the city’s South Side on Tuesday.
San Antonio River Authority

The San Antonio River Authority managed a prescribed burn to improve the ecology of the river through the Mission Reach section on the city’s South Side on Tuesday.

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Three teenagers were arrested and charged with terroristic threat following a lockdown at Roosevelt High School Tuesday morning.

Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

A funeral Mass at San Fernando Cathedral celebrated the life of Emilio Nicolas, the founder of Univision.

Nicolas, the businessman who built the largest Spanish-language television network in the United States, died on Saturday, Oct. 12, in San Antonio at age 88.


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