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Shelley D. Kofler

Shelley Kofler was Texas Public Radio’s news director from December 2014 through July 2017. Prior to TPR, Shelley served as the managing editor and news director at KERA in Dallas-Fort Worth, and the Austin bureau chief and legislative reporter for North Texas ABC affiliate WFAA-TV. She now serves as the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Engagement Editor.

She has produced and moderated numerous, statewide political debates, including the gubernatorial debates in 2014 and those for U.S. Senate candidates in 2012.

Her interest in legislative policy includes knowledge about school finance, water and transportation issues. Her stories on the over-medication of foster children captured the attention of state officials who strengthened laws for the use of psychotropic drugs among children.

Shelley also worked with KERA on nationally televised programs.

Her radio and television work has been honored by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Association; the Houston Press Club, the Dallas Press Club and the Radio-Television Digital News Association, which has honored her with several prestigious Edward R. Murrow awards.

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The wait is over.  Rep. Joaquin Castro has finally announced his decision on a run for the U.S. Senate.  And the answer is 'No.'

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The deadline is Friday for Congress and the President to approve a 2017 emergency budget, or the federal government will shut down.  A key issue: whether President Trump makes good on a promise to reject a budget that doesn’t include funding for a border wall.

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Texas Public Radio has been recognized with a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for its comprehensive coverage of the threat posed by the Zika virus

Thank you for joining us for our live coverage. Tune in for more complete coverage with Norma Martinez on Morning Edition Monday.

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Three leading candidates for San Antonio mayor tangled over relieving traffic gridlock, recruiting more police and the viability of the Vista Ridge water pipeline during a live debate Thursday on Texas Public Radio.  

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On Monday, San Antonio voters will begin casting ballots in the May 6 race for mayor.  Texas Public Radio sat down with the leading mayoral candidates to find out more about their policy priorities.  We also asked them to take us to a location that reveals something about the values they would bring to the job.  We met District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg at a place where his public and personal priorities come together. (Watch the video profile below.)  

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Bexar County homeowners may want to prepare for another round of property-tax sticker shock.

The county’s chief tax appraiser says that when appraisal notices are mailed on April 28, they will reflect an increase in residential property values of 7 to 10 percent for most neighborhoods.

Bexar County Chief Tax Appraiser Michael Amezquita talks about what homeowners can expect, and their options for contesting the appraisal numbers which are used to calculate an owner’s tax bill.

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Members of the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels are grieving following Wednesday’s church bus crash that killed 13 senior adults and injured two others. 


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As early as next year, the City of San Antonio could begin a major renovation of the historic Alameda Theater located downtown.

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Democratic Congressman Lloyd Doggett says the battle over the Affordable Care Act isn’t over, even though a Republican plan to repeal it was scrapped last week.

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