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Tricia Schwennesen

Tricia Schwennesen was the Web Producer/News Editor for Texas Public Radio until May 2017. 

She is a native San Antonian and an active member of the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists. As a former Unity Journalists of Color Mentor Program participant and a former Knight Fellow, Tricia recognizes the importance of mentorship within the journalism community and strives to offer support to less experienced, and student journalists. 

When voters go to the polls Saturday they’ll be electing public officials and in San Antonio they’ll be voting on a $850 million Bond Program that includes six separate propositions.

Supporters say one project that supporters say could transform Council District 3 on the south side of downtown.

Texas Public Radio's Technology and Entrepreneurship Reporter Paul Flahive and The Source talk show Host David Martin Davies brought home three First Amendment Awards Friday  from the Fort Worth chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

The regional awards recognize work that “defends the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution, furthers the people’s right to know how governments and businesses affect their lives, and champions the powerless and disadvantaged.”

The winning entries are:

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


Incumbent Mayor Ivy Taylor, City Councilman Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Democratic Party Chairman Manuel Medina will square off in the last media-sponsored debate Thursday before the start of early voting.

Texas Public Radio will host and broadcast the live debate from noon to 1 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM and live-stream on the station website,

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The driver of the pickup truck that crashed head-on with a church bus last week in Uvalde County, was released from a San Antonio hospital Tuesday. 

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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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San Antonio emergency responders say they've seen an increase in calls recently from people using a dangerous new synthetic cannabinoid. 


San Antonio Fire Department Medical Director David Miramontes says Friday morning, EMS crews responded to four calls in just one hour near Frio and Houston area. The calls came in at 8:02, 8:26, 8:37, and 8:44 a.m., he says. And on Thursday Engine 11 responded to eight calls related to the drug.

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Donald J. Trump has been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.

Throughout the day, NPR will continue its coverage of the inauguration. Listen to Texas Public Radio using our audio player at the top of the page as NPR's Steve Inskeep and Audie Cornish bring you voices from the national mall and across the nation.

President Donald Trump's first speech:

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On Friday, the biggest news in Texas and across the country will be taking place at the U.S. Capitol.  That's where Donald J. Trump will become the 45th U.S. president after placing his hand on the Lincoln Bible and repeating the oath of office administered by Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts.

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This year marks the 30th Anniversary of San Antonio’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March. Billed as one of the nation’s largest MLK marches, some 300,000 residents and local dignitaries are expected to participate. Mayor Ivy Taylor will be in attendance as well as Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, U.S. Senator John Cornyn, Rep. Will Hurd and Texas House Speaker Joe Straus.

Events are scheduled through the weekend and next week but the march on Monday is the highlight.