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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. 

Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

You’ve heard of the state’s anti litter campaign called Adopt-A-Highway. San Antonio now has its own campaign, called Adopt-A-Spot.


Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

Thousands of people are expected to participate in San Antonio’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day march -- the largest in the United States -- on the city's East Side on Monday.

A worker uses a lift-assist device to install a dashboard at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas plant in San Antonio.
Jimmy Maas | KUT

Toyota has announced plans to phase out production of Tacoma pickup trucks at its South Side San Antonio assembly plant, according to a news release from the company. 

Darnell Smith is the first athletic director of Texas A&M-San Antonio
Texas A&M - San Antonio

The first athletic director of Texas A&M-San Antonio said the university will offer men and women’s soccer, women’s softball, and men’s golf as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Genene Jones, right, appeared in State District Court in San Antonio to enter plea in the deaths of infants in her care in the early 1980s when she worked as a nurse.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

A State District Court judge approved a plea deal Thursday morning for a former nurse accused of killing five San Antonio children in the 1980s.


A house under construction on Marbach Road in San Antonio pictured in a 2018 file photo.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

The San Antonio Board of Realtors released the 2020 Housing Forecast for the San Antonio area on Tuesday during a gathering of more than 1,000 realtors and real estate experts.


Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is putting out an urgent call for blood donations.


The first applesnail found during the 2020 clean-up of the San Antonio River.
Shaun Donovan | SARA

Most things that are thrown into the San Antonio River — whether they’re cell phones or softball-sized snails — have to come out. 


Courtesy San Antonio Parks Foundation

More than 70,000 revelers are expected under the Tower of the Americas for the city’s official New Year’s Eve celebration on Tuesday night.


Courtesy of North Star Mall and family

Bob Wade died only weeks before he was to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the famous landmark outside North Star Mall.


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