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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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The Texas summer of 2020 took a turn for the worse this week. Triple-digit temperatures throughout the weekend scorched the San Antonio region and forced officials in San Antonio and New Braunfels to issue drought restrictions.

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People all over San Antonio had their eyes to the sky Wednesday afternoon as the Air Force Thunderbirds did a flyover to salute people on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eileen Pace | Texas Public Radio

As of mid-April, almost two dozen detention deputies, several civilian employees and almost a dozen inmates at the Bexar County Adult Detention Center have tested positive for COVID-19, according to county officials. It’s the latest turn in the story of how the pandemic has affected sheriff's deputies and the county jail’s inmate population, changed the jail's daily operations and reprioritized who stays behind bars and who does not.

Trista Eudaily | Texas Public Radio

A union's recent survey of some of its members found that 85% said grocery store customers did not practice social distancing and 81% said they hoarded supplies or groceries.

Steve Short | Texas Public Radio

Multiple law enforcement agencies served numerous search and arrest warrants in the Seguin, San Marcos, San Antonio and Fort Worth areas Tuesday. The two-year investigation, called Operation Sinner, targets activities of a drug trafficking organization operating in the greater Seguin and San Antonio areas.

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. 

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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.