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Steve Short

Afternoon Host/News Anchor

Steve joined the Texas Public Radio news team in 2009, and serves as TPR's Assistant News Director and afternoon anchor. You can hear him Monday-Friday from 3-7pm on KSTX 89.1 FM. Steve is a veteran of radio news in South Texas, having worked for commercial stations in the San Antonio area since the late 1980s.

Prior to joining TPR, Steve was the San Antonio News bureau Chief for Metro Networks, a division of Westwood One. He wrote stories for the wire service and anchored newscasts on numerous radio stations in the area.

In his spare time Steve enjoys camping, canoeing and barbecuing with friends.

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David Ferguson | New Braunfels Police Department

An early morning fire caused extensive damage to a portion of the Wurstfest grounds in New Braunfels Friday morning. The annual festival had just concluded its ten-day run on Sunday.

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Last week, district attorneys in Bexar, Harris, Nueces, Fort Bend and Travis counties announced their plan to dismiss misdemeanor marijuana possession. They will not schedule hearings until county or state crime labs find a way to differentiate between what is now legal hemp and illegal marijuana.

But prosecutors across the Lone Star State could soon have a solution to measure the amount of psychoactive THC in cases involving possession of marijuana.

TPR’s Ryan Poppe and Steve Short discuss what the new law means and the implications of the misdemeanor dismissals. 

Keith Allison | Creative Commons

Tony Parker is retiring.  After 18 seasons in the NBA, 17 with the San Antonio Spurs, he made the announcement on ESPN's "The Undefeated."  The 37-year-old's last season was with the Charlotte Hornets.

During his career, Parker won four championships with the Spurs.

ESPN's Marc Spears asked Parker if he would eventually come back to the NBA as a general manager or president.

Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

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.

Steve Short | Texas Public Radio

Officials have no answers for what caused a gate failure at the Lake Dunlap Dam near New Braunfels Tuesday morning.

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The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department will lift the curfew at Brackenridge and nine other parks for the Easter holiday weekend. / Furniture For A Cause

A popular new and used furniture store is closing its doors. Furniture For A Cause, run by San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries, will be shutting down by the end of February.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

A mass shooting Nov. 5 in a Sutherland Springs church claimed 26 lives.  More than half a dozen of those killed came from one family, the Holcombes, who are now taking legal action.

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Bexar County has signed off on a funding and development agreement between the county, city of San Antonio, Alameda Theater Conservancy and Texas Public Radio.

U.S. Border Patrol

An effort is being made by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Workers Defense Action Fund and a San Antonio Congressman to get a 10-year-old undocumented immigrant with Cerebral Palsy released back to her family.

Rosa Maria Hernandez was being transported from Laredo to a Corpus Christi hospital for gall bladder surgery this week. They were stopped at a border patrol check point, East of Laredo. From there, agents escorted her to the hospital and waited for her release before taking her to an Office of Refugee Resettlement shelter in San Antonio.