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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. 

School children visit the Scobee Planetarium leading up to the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing.
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Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, and visitors to the Scobee Planetarium at San Antonio College have plenty of questions about the moon.


Frost tower overlooking San Pedro Creek.
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The new Frost tower downtown is officially open. The latest addition to San Antonio’s skyline is also the first downtown office high-rise built in a quarter century, according to Frost officials. 

Witte Museum

A curator at the Witte Museum recently published a description of a cat-sized crocodile that lived only in Texas 115 million years ago.  


Commissioners Creek
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For about a year, ranchers and property owners in the Hill Country northwest of San Antonio have been in a standoff with a man planning to open a Christian summer camp. 


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The Preserve Lake Dunlap Association is campaigning for the creation of a special taxing district to restore the waterway following a devastating floodgate failure.  

The president of the association, J. Harmon, hopes most of the 500 property owners on the lake southeast of New Braunfels will support the creation of a new taxing district to pay for the repairs and maintain the floodgate.


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More than 30,000 CPS Energy customers were left without power in the immediate wake of a storm that blew through the city before rush hour on Monday afternoon, according to the city-owned utility.

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The City of Helotes hopes to hold onto its small town charm despite its rapid growth, according to city officials.  


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One of San Antonio’s busiest highway intersections will shutdown beginning Friday night.

Loop 1604 and Bandera Road will be completely closed from 9 p.m. Friday, until 5 a.m. Monday.

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The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District issued a level II heat advisory on Wednesday as temperatures in the area soared.

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About two dozen local Girl Scouts and members of the non-profit group Summer of Service are headed to the Dominican Republic to observe and learn from nonprofit organizations working in the Caribbean country.

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