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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Here in San Antonio, the Confederate monument in downtown’s Travis Park was at the center of separate protests this weekend. 

City of San Antonio

The Proposed 2018 City of San Antonio Budget comes in at 2.7 billon dollars. It takes a new approach of dividing some additional city money to some council districts that may need more in repairs than others based on equity.

This is the city’s largest budget. It provides $99 million to street repair across the city, a $14.25 minimum wage for entry level employees, 40 new police officer positions and 43 new fire fighters and EMS responders.

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The City of San Antonio intends to put a perspective of equity in its budget for the 2018 fiscal year.  This means some council districts that have been at an economic disadvantage for many years could potentially see a larger share of money.  

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San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said using Public financing for  a downtown minor league baseball stadium is not  in the interest of San Antonio. The mayor made the statements at a luncheon hosted by the Hispanic Chamber and Rivard Report. There may be a bigger push instead for a major league soccer team.

Mayor Nirenberg says he’s unsure what the plan is for AAA baseball in San Antonio.

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A rainbow crosswalk could be painted on North Main Avenue later this year.  The city council governance committee on Wednesday approved installing the pride themed crosswalk as a six month pilot program.

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