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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.

Early voting in the Democratic and Republican primary runoffs end Friday.

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From the Aguayo Expedition reaching San Antonio to the "Great Tamale Incident," to a pair of deadly tragedies at Fiesta, 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 Minutes this month are made possible by:

C.H. Guenther and Son, Inc. & The History Master of Arts Program at UTSA. This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Edward Aspera Jr. / U.S. Air Force

Update at 11:15 a.m. Thursday outages impacting 140 customers reported

A thunderstorm moving through the San Antonio area has caused multiple power outages.

©Betsy Newman Photography / Fiesta® San Antonio Commission

There're the parties, the pageantry and, of course, the parody.

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From the invasion of the Alamo City to the maiden voyage of the San Antonio-Boerne passenger train to  integration of the city's lunch counters to the “Dirty Thirties,” San Antonio’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.

March Tricentennial Minutes are made possible by The Witte MuseumThis project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Villanova entered Monday’s NCAA title game at the Alamodome as the biggest favorite since Kentucky in 2012 — both 6.5 point favorites.

And just like their fellow Wildcats, Villanova didn’t disappoint.


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After a tournament filled with upsets and busted brackets, this season’s NCAA tournament will end like it has in many other years — with the usual suspects playing for the national title.

No. 3 Michigan will take on No. 1 Villanova on Monday in the Alamodome. 

NCAA

The madness of March ends here in San Antonio with the NCAA championship game at the Alamodome. 

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Update 3/23

A string of bombings in Austin this month have the city on edge. Two people have been killed and four others hurt.

The Austin Police Department, along with state and federal agencies, are racing to figure out who’s behind the bombings. And the radius of their investigation grew Tuesday, after a package exploded at a FedEx facility in Schertz, a city of roughly 40,000 that borders San Antonio and is about 60 miles south of Austin.

But that blast was just the beginning.


Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

A package exploded at a FedEx Ground distribution facility in Schertz, near San Antonio, on Tuesday. Officials said the device was headed to Austin, the site of four other explosions this past month.

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