EN-Depth

EN-Depth

Get behind the scenes with the journalists reporting for the Express-News. Each week, host Luis Vazquez interviews a reporter for an in-depth account of a popular series or an exclusive story that has everyone talking.... Show More

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March 2, 2021

Express-News food writers Chuck Blount, Paul Stephen and Mike Sutter join the show to discuss their reporting on the effects of the Texas freeze two weeks ago, on local farmers and ranchers. 

Read the full story:

Freeze wiped out San Antonio's small farms, will require ‘a total reset’

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The record-setting polar storm that cut San Antonio's power and froze water lines was forecast days in advance, but key city leaders were never told to expect a calamity. Brain Chasnoff and Marina Starleaf Riker join the show to talk about their experience and their reporting.

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Host Luis Vazquez is joined by San Antonio Express-News Reporter Vincent Davis and the subject of his latest San Antonio Stories column subject James Gemino. 

Read the column and see video at https://www.expressnews.com/gemino/

 

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Senior reporter Sig Christienson joins the show to talk about his latest report on the history of gangs and extremists in the military following the deadly riots at the U.S Capitol on January 6th.

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In the last two years, developers asked for 206 exceptions to the city’s tree ordinance; all were granted, Brian Chasnoff's latest investigative report explains in detail.

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As Mike Sutter and Chuck Blount Wrap up their year-long 52 Weeks of Pizza series we take a look at the process, highlights and whats to come for them in 2021

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Staff writer and Edinburg High School alum David Hinojosa joins the show to talk about the fallout from Edinburg football player Emmanuel Duron's assault on a referee.

Edinburg football player who blindsided referee 'sorry for what happened'

‘We’re embarrassed’ — Fallout from high school football player’s assault on referee puts Edinburg under a microscope

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Investigative reporter Marina Starleaf Riker joins the show to talk about her ongoing coverage of the rollout of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines in San Antonio.

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Senior reporter Sig Christenson covers the military and veterans, he's on the show today to talk about his latest article.

The Air Force said Thursday that San Antonio had made its short list for cities competing to be the new home of U.S. Space Command’s headquarters. The Alamo City was among six cities on the list and was the only Texas site to make the list.

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When a federal judge ordered a Boogaloo Boy held without bail Thursday on a charge of illegally possessing a firearm, citing his failure to appear in court for an unrelated offense and “an attitude of lack of respect for authority,” Cameron Emerson Casey Rankin reacted with an outburst.

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Are the owners insane? Not exactly. Despite shutdowns and a pandemic that won’t quit, there are solid business reasons for opening a restaurant this year.  Taste team reporter Paul Stephen explains the logic behind new restaurant openings.
Read more: 'It's not for everybody': Meet the San Antonians who opened a restaurant during the pandemic  
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When it comes to high school football this season, the main thing is being ready to play — even on a Tuesday. Sports writer David Hinojosa lays out the creative scheduling and other adjustments teams across the state are making as they deal with the new norms put on by COVID-19. Read more: Are you ready for some weekday football?
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Express-News restaurant writer Mike Sutter elaborates on the latest trends in San Antonio’s restaurant dining scene and the struggles to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic. Expect to see streamlined menus and less staff, more outdoor seating, continued focus on curbside, delivery and makeshift drive-thrus.

Read more: The new trends in San Antonio’s restaurant dining scene as its been impacted by coronavirus pandemic

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Ryon Wayne Castro, 31, has not been charged and is not a focus of the ongoing criminal investigation of the arson that killed five people in a San Marcos apartment fire two years ago. But those being sued in the fire’s aftermath are blaming him. Express-News journalist Peggy O'Hare explains the intricacies of the case and the challenges she faced reporting it.

Read more about the fatal fire near Texas State University. 

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https://www.expressnews.com/lifestyle/article/S-A-s-Common-Critters-Learning-to-love-the-15569478.php

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The coronavirus has upended delicate conversations about end-of-life medical care. In this episode of EN-Depth, health reporter Lauren Caruba and photographer Lisa Krantz share the heart-wrenching experience of one San Antonio family.

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