Joey Palacios

News Reporter

Born and raised in San Antonio, Joey joined the Texas Public Radio newsroom in October of 2011. Joey graduated from Roosevelt High School and obtained an A.A.S in Radio-Television-Broadcasting from San Antonio College in 2010.

Joey started his broadcasting career  in 2007 at KSYM-90.1 FM as a DJ and later became Program Director of the station. After graduation, he interned at  KTSA-550 AM and was hired as a reporter covering elections, breaking news, and the 2011 legislative session.

For TPR, Joey covers a variety of general assignments including: breaking news, local school districts, higher education, police, fire, capital improvement, non-profits, health care, community issues and local politics. Joey has also had several stories aired on NPR national newscasts.

When not working, Joey enjoys biking, hiking, cooking, and socializing.

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Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio’s historic City Hall could get a massive multi-million dollar renovation.  City officials say the almost 130-year-old building is in need of immense repairs.  The proposal includes new ramps for disabled access at the front of city hall. 

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The City of San Antonio and Bexar County have formally withdrawn a proposal asking Amazon to build its second headquarters in San Antonio.  While city and county leaders believe there are plenty of local incentives, they say “blindly giving away the farm is not our style.”

Tim Hernandez (TPR Intern) / Texas Public Radio

A new name for Robert E. Lee High School has been selected. Trustees for the North East Independent School District chose Legacy of Educational Excellence High School. 

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

More than 2,443 entries have been submitted to rename Robert E. Lee High School. Only one fifth of those will be considered by the North East ISD school board this month.

It’s been just over a month since Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas gulf coast. In the storm’s wake, residents of Port Aransas were down but not defeated. People in the small island city banded together to patch up buildings and remove literal tons of debris. And, to feed each other.  Today, as we continue our Rebuilding After Harvey series, we visited with some of the few places providing free hot meals to residents and relief volunteers.

It’s lunchtime and a line fifty people deep stretches down the sidewalk in a baseball field near the center of Port Aransas.