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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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A state bill signed 50 years ago this week in front of the Alamo created The University of Texas at San Antonio, so it was fitting to return to the site on Wednesday to mark UTSA’s golden anniversary. 

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Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation this weekend that outlawed the use of red light cameras.

However, there’s a loop-hole to the law.  If a municipality has a contract with a camera operator, it may continue to use the devices.

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An east side pastor hopes an outbreak of violent crime at the end of May will not become a trend.


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Hurricane season began this year on June 1. Forecasters with the National Weather Service expect an average Atlantic season with nine to 15 named storms, including four to eight hurricanes and two to four major hurricanes.

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As San Antonio’s real estate boom continues, finding affordable housing can be a challenge, especially in neighborhoods on the east side where entire streets are becoming gentrified.


Members of San Antonio’s congressional delegation are weighing in on Robert Mueller’s news conference Wednesday on alleged White House obstruction into his probe of Russian interference of U.S. elections.

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The housing boom continues in Bexar County, especially in its western areas, according to the San Antonio Board of Realtors.

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Communities on Lake LBJ were separated after a 2018 flood knocked out the bridge that connected them. But they were finally reunited Friday, just in time for Memorial Day weekend.


San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and San Antonio City Councilman Greg Brockhouse addressed some of the top issues of the June 8th mayoral runoff election during separate appearances on TPR's "The Source."

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Mixed income lofts are even more popular in downtown San Antonio as affordability weighs on many renters.


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