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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Rainbow crosswalks could be coming to a portion of North Main Avenue.  A San Antonio city councilman is proposing the addition as the city’s LGBT community prepares for its Pride Month celebrations and parade.

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The San Antonio City Council has approved participating in the Paris Climate Agreement.  In a 9-1 vote, San Antonio now joins 300 other cities in upholding the provisions of the accord.  

Accepting the Paris Climate Agreement is one of the first statements made by the new council. Mayor Ron Nirenberg says it sets the stage for future policy.

“Under the Obama Administration we decided that cities need to lead on climate issues and we sent mayors all around the country to Paris to come up with this accord,” Nirenberg said.

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The 2017 San Antonio City Council is now installed. There are a total of six new faces on the council and former district 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg has taken the reigns as mayor.  Former Mayor Ivy Taylor also made her first public comments about leaving office.

After his swearing in Mayor Ron Nirenberg said although the name plates change, the mission of the city goes on.

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On Wednesday, San Antonio will swear in a new mayor.  Ron Nirenberg will be just one vote among 11 on the council, but as mayor, he’ll sit on special boards, make important appointments and have the position to press forward with his ideas.

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Could San Antonio military bases be on the chopping block in a future round of federal military cuts?  It’s something the city wants to protect against.   How to do that was part of the conversation when a Texas legislative committee met in San Antonio Monday.

In the next two years, the federal government’s Base Realignment And Closure process - or BRAC - may close or reassign military installations across the country. San Antonio remembers what happened in 1995 when the BRAC process resulted in the closing of Kelly Air Force Base.