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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Shelley D. Kofler / Texas Public Radio

The possibility of flying nonstop from San Antonio to Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C. is making progress. An amendment to the federal Federal Aviation Authority reauthorization bill that would have helped establish a new route failed in the House in April. However, the city's representatives will make another attempt in the Senate.

 

 


Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Two democratic San Antonio Congressmen — Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, and Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio — are speaking out against the proposed Farm Bill and cuts to the supplemental nutrition assistance program, also known as SNAP.

The bill would introduce stricter work requirements and reduce the amount of money provided to recipients.


Ryan Loyd / TPR News

Renovations to San Antonio’s historic City Hall begin this summer. The City Council approved the $38 million project Thursday. However, not all council members supported it.


Jerry Quijano / Texas Public Radio

There’s a cemetery along Perrin-Beitel Road on San Antonio’s Northeast side. Buried there are people with the names Eisenhauer, Rittimann, Wurzbach — names that dominate any map of the city. A team from the City Council's staff wants to help maintain the cemetery.

But there's a problem: They can’t figure out who owns it.


Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Saturday marked exactly six months since a gunman stormed into First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs and left 26 people dead. However, the small town observed the day not with sorrow but with a sense of rebirth as they broke ground at the site of their new church building.


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