Some of our favorite local feel-good stories of 2022

Here are some good news stories we covered on KSAT that should make you smile

File: Good news stories in 2022 (Pixabay)

While a lot of the year-in-review stories highlight some of the heartbreaks and tragedies of the past year, there was a lot of good news in 2022.

If you’re needing a reminder about just a few of the great things that happened in the San Antonio area over the last year, here are some feel-good stories that should make you smile. You can follow the links to read and watch the full stories.

People (and at least one animal) doing awesome things

Celebrating local sports

  • UTSA celebrated its C-USA Conference championship after a 48-27 domination over North Texas in the championship game. They were cheered on during a Rowdy River Rally at the Arneson River Theater. The Roadrunners reeled in 27 all-conference certificates and three C-USA All-Freshman Team selections. C-USA named quarterback Frank Harris Most Valuable Player, Kevorian Barnes was named C-USA Freshman of the Year and Jeff Traylor was C-USA Coach of the Year for the second year in a row. And Harris announced he will come back for one more season with the Roadrunners.
  • The first-ever KSAT Pigskin Classic showcased six local high school football teams in a triple-header at the Alamodome on Aug. 27, 2022.
  • For the first time in program history, Boerne played in the state championship game. They suffered a heartbreaking loss in AT&T Stadium, but it was a spectacular year. The Greyhounds finish their historic season with a 15-1 overall record.
  • Poth High School also played for the state championship in the UIL Class 3A Division II, ending their season with a 14-2 overall record.
  • Two area high school water polo teams made history and became the first programs to advance to the inaugural UIL State tournament.
  • Five teams from the greater San Antonio area played for UIL State titles in baseball and softball this year.
  • The Reagan High School girls golf team won the state championship.
  • Four Comal ISD robotics teams qualified for the state championship.

Banner year for San Antonio Zoo

This story is just cool

This list may seem long, but it’s just a small percentage of the good news and great people we’ve featured on KSAT this year. We look forward to covering more good-news stories in 2023.

You can read many more stories about people doing good things on the Something Good page on our website.

Read more year-end stories for 2022 here.


About the Author:

Julie Moreno has worked in local television news for more than 20 years. She came to KSAT as a news producer in 2000. After producing thousands of newscasts, she transitioned to the digital team in 2015. She writes on a wide variety of topics from breaking news to trending stories and manages KSAT’s daily digital content strategy.