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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. 

San Antonio Solid Waste Management Department

If you have an old tire in your backyard, a sunken sofa in the living room, or cans of toxic stuff under your kitchen sink or garage, Saturday is the day to get rid of them.

Robyn Elliott of Dallas grooms her giant schnauzer at River City Cluster of Dog Shows.
Brian Kirkpatrick / Texas Public Radio

More than 1,000 dogs and their handlers are competing for best-in-show through Sunday at the Exhibition Hall at Freeman Coliseum.

The public is invited to the River City Cluster of Dog Shows and features some of the top dogs from across the nation, according to show sponsors.


Striped bark scorpion of Texas
Texas Agrilife Extension Service

Scorpions are on the move in Texas because of scorching weather.


VIA Metropolitan Transit

Work is underway on the first high-occupancy lanes in Bexar County to encourage car pooling and bus riding, while easing traffic congestion.


Brian Kirkpatrick / Texas Public Radio

Despite the Fourth of July rain, we remain way behind annual rainfall amounts, so the San Antonio Water System continues its crackdown on water wasters. 

Brian Kirkpatrick / Texas Public Radio

Roughly a couple hundred fans packed into a northwest side sports bar to cheer on Mexico against Brazil in the round of 16 of the World Cup on Monday.


Stephen Colley / Earthen Construction Iniative

Adobe and other earthen buildings were common in San Antonio in the 1700s and might be making a comeback thanks to a unanimous vote on June 21 by the City Council.

 


Highway construction
Brian Kirkpatrick / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio’s status as a fast growing city has led to some fast growing traffic jams.

 


Photo by San Antonio River Authority

Phase one of San Pedro Creek Culture Park project is forcing the closure of a major downtown street for three months.


 

The San Antonio City Council has approved the design and construction of a $10 million parking garage with 600 spaces to address parking problems at the San Antonio Zoo and Brackenridge Park

 

Brian Carter, vice president for marketing at the zoo, said expanded parking is expected to boost the number of visitors.

 

 


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