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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. 

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed two people are dead at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland after an active shooter was reported earlier this morning, according to Bexar County spokesman James Keith.

Officials say they suspect it may have been a murder-suicide. The two people have not yet been identified and no other information has been released. The condition of others has not yet been reported.

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The San Antonio Independent School District has launched a formal investigation into an altercation between a Rhodes Middle School student and an SAISD police officer that was captured on video.  

In the video posted on YouTube, Officer Joshua Kehm appears to grab a female student from behind, wrapping his arms across hers. She struggles, and he flips her over his hip and onto the ground. Students can be heard asking the girl if she is okay, but the girl does not respond.

Comal County officials want area residents to know that they may get a knock at the door this week from interviewers with the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

City of San Antonio

San Antonio Planning and Community Development Director John Dugan says he isn't being forced out of his job and he's not leaving in protest.  

"I'm not leaving in protest.  It's a family health situation," he told Texas Public Radio Wednesday, saying he's resigning his current position after four years  to be closer to an ill parent and family in Oklahoma.

In a statement the city said Dugan's last day will be April 15. City Manager Sheryl Sculley will appoint an interim director  before his departure. 

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Precincts were still being counted into the wee early morning hours today and maybe now you've had a couple hours to sleep. There were some big wins for presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. No surprise, Bernie Sanders took Vermont and Ted Cruz won Texas. But wait, surprise! Cruz also won Oklahoma and Marco Rubio won Minnesota. 

If you're looking for the results for state wide or local races you can find them at the Bexar County Elections Department or the Texas Secretary of State.

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Early voting in the presidential, state and local primaries is already underway. Here's what you need to know to weigh in.

ELECTION DAY:  7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 1

VIA Transit: If you need a ride to the polls VIA Transit if offering free service to would-be voters. You must show your voter's registration card issued by the county.


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The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District confirmed Monday the first case of the Zika Virus in Bexar County.

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Bruce MacDougal, the executive director for the San Antonio Conservation Society announced today he will retire on March 4.


The Humana Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon is coming up this weekend.  And more than 20,000 runners from 23 countries and all 50 states are expected to participate in the 8th annual marathon and half-marathon on Sunday.

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Texas has withdrawn a request for a temporary restraining order (TRO), according to the State Attorney General’s Office, after the federal government provided additional information about Syrian refugees who are to resettle here.

The TRO sought to stop six Syrian refugees from coming to Dallas. The family could arrive as early as Monday and includes two children under the age of 6.