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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Thousands of residents in Bexar County are showing up at the polls on the first day of early voting.  Voters outside  the Lion’s Field on Broadway and Wonderland mall polling sites talk about why they decided to cast a ballot early.


Texas State Rep. Laura Thompson has been released on bond after turning herself into San Antonio police Thursday.

Lisa Jackson, a spokeswoman for  Thompson's re-election campaign, says Thompson received an anonymous tip that she was going to be arrested for an outstanding warrant on a  family violence charge from 2012 .  

Jackson says Rep. Thompson was unaware that a warrant existed and she questions why the issue emerged right before the election.

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The Bexar County Sheriff's Office is breaking ground on its second of two new sheriff's substations.  These are the first two permanent sub-stations in the county’s history.

Using ceremonial shovels Sheriff Susan Pamerleau and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff turn the first dirt of this substation.  It’s next door to the Dominguez State Jail outside of Loop 1604 and Highway 90 on the Southwest Side.

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Students at the for-profit Career Point College are at a loss for what to do next after the college suddenly ceased operations Monday.  The closure leaves students, many who took out $30,000  in loans, with questions about their educational future.

Nursing student Jessica Carta received the news via her student portal.

“I was just shocked. I just wanted to know what I am I going to do. I have a son I have to provide for. I have to start working soon," Carta says.

The four-way race for Bexar County Sheriff includes Libertarian and Green Party candidates who’ve run before for the office.  They have a lot less campaign money than their Democratic and Republican opponents, but each thinks his law enforcement experience qualifies him for the job.

Seventy-one-year-old Libertarian Larry Ricketts is no stranger campaigning. He’s been running for sheriff for 20 years.