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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San Antonio District 1 Councilman Roberto Trevino wants residents to know more about the historic Alameda Theater on Houston Street.   When it first opened in 1949, the Alameda was the largest theater in the country dedicated to Spanish language films and performing arts.  

Archdiocese of San Antonio

The San Antonio Archdiocese has released details on the funeral of former Archbishop Patrick Flores. 

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The City of San Antonio is giving two square miles of its land to the City of Converse. Converse will also annex three square miles of unincorporated Bexar County. The two cities are entering into an agreement to provide better services to the areas.

Courtesy Evangelicals for Social Action

This week on Fronteras:   

  • How detaining Central American women and children helped generate big business for the corporate prison industry.
  • A high profile police arrest case in Texas spurs a criminal justice reform bill.
  • Now that Texas has pulled out of the federal refugee resettlement program, San Antonio has the largest student run clinic reaching out to help.
  • 150 years ago, a man was born who helped shape Fort Worth. William Madison McDonald was a banker, a politician, and a leader in the city’s African American community and Texas’ first black millionaire. 

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Here are a few facts guaranteed to get your attention:  

The San Antonio area adds 146 new residents every day, and they’re bringing their cars.

A 50 minute drive today is expected to take 91 minutes in 2040.  

By then, 39 percent of our roadways will be severely congested all day long.

This week Texas Public Radio’s “Growing Pains” project takes a look at options for getting ahead of the traffic jam,  with a series of reports, “Stuck Behind The Wheel.” We start by looking at how San Antonio’s primary form of mass transit could be part of the solution.