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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 noise-making campaign to rid Bird Island at Elmendorf Lake of its feathered population will take a break for the holidays, according to officials at the United States Agriculture Department.

Marisol Cortez read a poem by Anel Flores at a rally held in San Antonio the day before the U.S. House votes on President Trump's impeachment.
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A few hundred people turned out for a rally at the San Antonio federal building on East César E. Chávez Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon to call for the impeachment and removal of President Donald Trump. 


The main drag that runs through McQueeney, Texas.
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Guadalupe County commissioners will hold a public hearing Tuesday morning on the creation of a water control improvement district for residents who live near Lake McQueeney.

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to supporters who packed Juarez Plaza at La Villita in downtown San Antonio.
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Hundreds turned out late Friday afternoon at Juarez Plaza at La Villita in downtown San Antonio for a rally to support former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden’s bid for the White House.

A poll of likely Texas voters released by CNN Thursday shows Biden as the front-runner among Democratic candidates.

A Christmas tree was donated to El Paso International Airport to remember the victims of the Aug. 3 Walmart mass shooting.
El Paso International Airport

A San Antonio-based holiday decor installation company has donated a Christmas tree to El Paso International Airport to remember the victims of the Aug. 3 Walmart mass shooting.


Rotary Club of San Antonio President Brandon Logan poses by the ice skating rink in downtown San Antonio.
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The city’s only outdoor ice skating rink is now open at Travis Park for its first full weekend.

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Parks and recreation crews have cleared Bird Island in Elmendorf Lake of its nesting vegetation for cattle egrets. The project aims to help prevent bird strikes with military aircraft from Lackland Air Force Base and Kelly Field.

The Rock-n-Roll Marathon series in San Antonio.
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The Rock-n-Roll Marathon is expected to attract 18,000 runners and even more spectators to downtown San Antonio this weekend, Dec. 7 and 8, according to marathon officials.

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.
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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.
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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. 

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