Fernando Ortiz Jr. | Texas Public Radio

Fernando Ortiz Jr.

Editor

Ortiz was a print and online news editor at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and the San Antonio Express-News from 1999 to 2010. He was also a news page designer, wire editor, a book/arts critic and blogger and a member of the Caller-Times editorial board. 

Fernando has a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a master's degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, both in U.S. history. Before joining Texas Public Radio, he taught U.S. history at Northwest Vista College, San Antonio College, UTSA and Texas A&M University-San Antonio.

Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

Friends, family, colleagues and admirers celebrated the life and accomplishments of Lila Cockrell, the first woman to lead San Antonio and one of the first women to lead a major U.S. city. She died on Aug. 29 at age 97.

Paul Plahive | Texas Public Radio

San Antonio voters re-elected Mayor Ron Nirenberg Saturday night. He narrowly beat back a challenge from Greg Brockhouse, District 6 councilman and a long-time opponent of the mayor's stances and initiatives.


Tom Reel / POOL/San Antonio Express-News

Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who trails Sen. Ted Cruz in the polls of a senate race that has garnered national attention, turned markedly more aggressive, while the two clashed on topics ranging from the judicial confirmation of Bret Kavanaugh and the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court to trade wars and border security Tuesday night in San Antonio.

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Academic, military and medical institutions announced their plans to re-open on Wednesday following Tuesday's ice storm, pending further weather developments.

Updated at 2 p.m.

Winter weather conditions delayed or canceled flights and services, shut down museums, libraries and movie theaters, and closed academic and government institutions throughout the San Antonio region Tuesday.