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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Archeological excavators have discovered the remnants of adobe bricks as they dig in hopes of finding the lost west and south walls of the Alamo complex.  Investigators are unsure, however, what structure the wall was a part of.




To archeologists, it’s like striking gold. The adobe bricks that were found are believed to date back to the Spanish colonial period of the 1700s. They were discovered on Friday and the investigators of the Alamo’s dig site spent the weekend analyzing them. It’s a find that came quickly.



This week on Fronteras: 

·         As Donald Trump becomes the GOP presidential nominee, a new poll shows residents on both sides of U.S.-Mexico border don’t want his proposed wall.

·         Investors in a Mexican resort promoted by Donald Trump that never got built say they were duped by the presidential nominee.

·         Should crimes against police be hate crimes? Texas Governor Greg Abbott thinks so. But some crime experts worry the strategy will backfire.

Public Utility Commission of Texas / Altered Photo

San Antonio is getting a new area code that will be given to new phone numbers next year.  It has an accidental tie to San Antonio’s name.


It’s a sign of city growth. The 210 area code will be exhausted by early 2018. Starting in October of next year, new San Antonio phone numbers will get the area code 726. Terry Hadley, a spokesman for the Public Utility Commission of Texas says 726 will be what’s called an overlay on top of the same geographic area as 210, which is mostly inside Bexar County.

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The Alamo grounds are now an archeological dig site as engineers search for the original south and western walls of the mission. This is part of the Alamo’s master plan and redevelopment after reaching status as a World Heritage site.

With a surgeon’s precision, engineers are digging around what is believed to be the outer boundaries of the Alamo to gather missing pieces of its history. Nesta Anderson is the lead investigator at the site.

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This weekend Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Calvert went to one of the highest crime areas of the county to talk about services available for the residents.  A crowd of about 200 was receptive.



The Daily Bread Ministries on Rittiman Road was packed with concerned citizens on Saturday. Calvert says he wanted the bureaucracy of the county to look into the eyes of the people,  connect with community organizations, and share intelligence.