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.

Ways to Connect

54 migrants were found in a trailer in near Broadway and Loop 410 on June 14, 2018
Jenny Hixon / Contributed Photo

A San Antonio refugee aid group said at least four of the people detained in Tuesday night’s trailer incident have been removed from the U.S. The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services says it is learning more about the migrants from their relatives.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Updated 6:35 p.m.

A 36-year-old Laredo man has been charged with human smuggling after 54 immigrants were found Tuesday night in a refrigerated trailer on the northeast side of San Antonio, near Broadway and Loop 410. It’s the third time a trailer carrying migrants in the country illegally was found in the Alamo City since last July.


Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Family members that lost eight relatives in the mass shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs last November are filing suit against the federal government. The family is seeking millions of dollars in damages.


Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

It’s June, and that means Hurricane Season is officially upon us. Residents along the Texas coast are keeping an eye on the open waters, preparing for whatever named storms 2018 may bring.

 


Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Tourism is the heart of the Port Aransas economy. But after Hurricane Harvey, the town was essentially shut down right before the usually bustling Labor Day weekend. Since then, business owners have been scrambling to reopen before the season many depend on for their income: summer.


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