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Vince Kong

Digital News Editor | Producer

Vince Kong came to Texas Public Radio after working for about a decade in print, including stints in the Midwest, Northwest and Southwest.

Prior to relocating to Texas, Vince served as an editor for Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers and for the NPR affiliate in Jacksonville, Florida. Before that, he spent roughly seven years as a reporter at the Albuquerque Journal in New Mexico.

Vince left the TPR staff in February, 2019.

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From the filming of the Oscar-winning "Wings" to the Battle of Salado Creek to the opening of the oldest public two-year college in Texas still in operation, San Antonio’s history is as varied and colorful as the people who inhabit the Alamo City. 

This is Texas Public Radio’s San Antonio Tricentennial Minute, a look back at 300 years of Alamo City culture, one day at a time, written and produced by David Martin Davies and narrated by contributor Yvette Benavides.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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An Equal Opportunity Services investigation found racial bias to not be a factor in a professor’s decision to call the police to escort a black student out of class, according to the University of Texas at San Antonio officials.

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Update 1:45 p.m.

A video showing San Antonio police officers escorting a student out of a classroom at the University of Texas at San Antonio is being investigated by school officials.

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Updated Nov. 7.

A contentious race for the U.S. Senate between incumbent Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke came down to the wire, with Cruz maintaining his seat, while Governor Greg Abbott won his bid for re-election against Democratic challenger Lupe Valdez. 

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Updated 6 p.m.

The government has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit from a family who lost nine of its members in the Sutherland Springs shooting.

In the motion filed Friday, the government claims it cannot be held liable for acts committed by a third party, claiming it retains sovereign immunity due to the jurisdiction where the shooting took place.

"Texas generally imposes no actionable duty on a private person to protect another from a third party’s criminal acts," the motion states.

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Election Day is roughly two weeks away, but registered Texans may now vote.

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The San Antonio City Council voted Thursday to approve a plan to redesign the Alamo.

 


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Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who trails Sen. Ted Cruz in the polls of a senate race that has garnered national attention, turned markedly more aggressive, while the two clashed on topics ranging from the judicial confirmation of Bret Kavanaugh and the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court to trade wars and border security Tuesday night in San Antonio.

"Vintage HemisFair '68 Postcard": The Texas World's Fair was held in San Antonio. The Tower Of The Americas was buit for HemisFair '68
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From the hidden treasure of Pancho Villa to Johnny Cash's wedding at St. Anne’s Catholic Church to the construction of the Tower of the Americas, San Antonio’s history is as varied and colorful as the people who inhabit the Alamo City.

This is Texas Public Radio’s San Antonio Tricentennial Minute, a look back at 300 years of Alamo City culture, one day at a time, written and produced by David Martin Davies and narrated by contributor Yvette Benavides.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Shelby Tauber / The Texas Tribune

Did you register to vote yet? Are you even eligible to vote? All important questions — especially if you're not sure.


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