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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.

Ways to Connect / 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.

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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.

The on-going problem of opioid addiction has prompted Bexar County to take legal action.

Commissioners Court, on Tuesday, authorized the County to sue all opioid drug manufacturers, promoters, and distributors it considers responsible for causing and contributing to an epidemic of opioid addiction in Bexar County.

Martin Phipps of the law firm of Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP sites a June report in the New England Journal of Medicine.

San Antonio Police Department

San Antonio police officers will be donning tricentennial commemorative badges next year.

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus unveiled the badge on Monday.

It contains images that include the Spanish coat-of-arms, the Franciscan seal, and an image of the Governor of Coahuila and Texas, Martín de Alarcón, who established and named both Mission San Antonio de Valero (later known as the Alamo) and the Presidio San Antonio de Béxar, a garrison to protect the mission.

Chief McManus has approved the badge to be worn by active sworn SAPD members throughout 2018.

The City of San Antonio and Bexar County are organizing a community wide Mexico earthquake relief effort.

Following Hurricane Harvey “our city moved quickly to provide a compassionate and humanitarian response for our fellow Texans and now we must also provide a compassionate and humanitarian response to our neighbors to the south,” said Mayor Ron Nirenberg. “Well, Mexico is our neighbor. They’re our family. And in many respects, other than a border on a map, there’s no difference between us.”

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The San Antonio City Council has formally authorized an agreement among the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, the Alameda Theater Conservancy, and Texas Public Radio to renovate the historic Alameda Theater in downtown San Antonio.

The partners created the Alameda Theater Conservancy in May 2017 to operate and program the Alameda Theater. The initial board includes representatives from the City, County, TPR, and La Familia Cortez.

You couldn't go anywhere Monday without hearing people talking about the solar eclipse.

Although only a partial eclipse passed over the Alamo City, about 2,000 people turned out at the Scobee Planetarium at San Antonio College to look through filtered glasses and telescopes equipped with special filters.

For Cathy Matiella it was a family event.

Steve Short / TPR

The much anticipated solar eclipse will happen on Monday. Texas is not in the path of totality. We will only experience a partial eclipse. That means only part of the sun’s light will be blocked by the moon.

It can be dangerous to look directly at the sun and regular sunglasses will not protect your eyes. Dr. Joe Pendon is the Emergency Department Medical Director of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital.