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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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Updated Wednesday at 5:35 p.m.

An Air Force plane that crashed Tuesday in a field off Nacogdoches Road, north of Loop 1604, experienced engine failure, officials said in a news release Wednesday.

The plane is a T-6 Texan II training plane from Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, said Randy Martin, spokesman for the 12th Flying Training Wing.

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Republican Pete Flores has won the special election for Texas Senate District 19 — a seat previously held by Carlos Uresti. Flores will serve the remainder of Uresti’s term, which lasts through 2020.

 


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Early voting for the special election runoff to replace former state Sen. Carlos Uresti in Texas Senate District 19 begins Monday and runs through Friday.

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From the announcement of HemisFair to San Antonio's short reign at Texas' most populous city to the last chili queens to the return of Juan Seguin, the Alamo City’s history is as varied and colorful as the people who inhabit it.

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.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Updated 10:25 p.m.

With all precincts reporting, a special election Tuesday to fill Carlos Uresti’s seat for Senate District 19 ended with no candidate receiving more than 50 percent of the votes. 

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From the reimagination of the River Walk, to one record store owner's fight to protect the right to sell the classic rap album "As Nasty As They Want To Be," to the Spurs winning their first title, 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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A nine-member city-county task force has released its plan to help the financially troubled San Antonio Symphony work its way toward long-term fiscal stability.

Lithograph of Bexar County in 1886
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From the opening of the San Antonio Botanical Garden to the battle of Adams Hill to the student walkout at Edgewood and Lanier high schools, 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.

TPR's San Antonio Tricentennial Minute is made possible by:

The History Master of Arts Program at UTSA, Vision Zero & Institute for Women's Health

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Texas hosted over 30 runoff elections across the state. The only race that all Texans voted on was the Democratic candidate for governor, which was won by Lupe Valdez. Below are the results from races Texas Public Radio followed throughout the night on May 22, 2018.

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Election Day for the primary runoffs is Tuesday. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

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