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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Protestors and supporters of Donald Trump crowded Fredericksburg Road Friday afternoon as the presumptive Republican nominee spoke at a private fundraiser. San Antonio residents were able to conduct a peaceful protest without violence.

Sounds of dissent and support of Donald Trump’s visit echoed on both sides of Fredericksburg Road. From the protestors who chanted "Racist Go Home," to the supporters who yelled "Go, Trump Go."

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Thursday night, San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor was booed and jeered while speaking at a vigil at Crockett Park for the 49 Orlando terror attack victims. A few members of the LGBT community say Taylor had no business being there.

Mayor Taylor was invited to the vigil by the organizers, Pride Center San Antonio. It’s the first time she’s been invited to an LGBT event.

But while leading a prayer, several people turned their backs to the Mayor and others heckled.

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City leaders and the San Antonio Police Officer’s Association are praising a long-awaited deal on a new contract.  There are some concessions on each side but both welcomed the end of two years of negotiations at a City Hall press conference Wednesday. 

 

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The Muslim community in San Antonio is saying the attack by Omar Mateen in Orlando does not represent their faith.  Members of the Raindrop Turkish House on Vance Jackson talked about the impact an extremist attack has on the Muslim community.

The Raindrop Turkish House is both a mosque and community center.  It’s the holy month of Ramadan, a 29 day period when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. Every day during Ramadan an iftar is served here.  That’s the meal eaten after the sunset. The past two days have included prayers for the 49 people killed in Orlando.

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After nearly three years of negotiation, the City of San Antonio and San Antonio Police Officer's Association have come to a deal on a wage and healthcare contract.

“The City of San Antonio and the San Antonio Police Officer’s Association have come to an agreement and achieved some key objectives," San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor said. "Our police officers will get a pay raise; we’ve addressed issues like personal legal expenses; and we’ve brought their healthcare plans more in line with what we offer our civilian employees.”

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