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.

Ways To Connect

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump didn’t acknowledge the Hispanic indignation that confronted him on the Texas-Mexico border in Laredo. 

At the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, a half a football field from the US-Mexico border, Donald Trump told reporters he would win the Republican presidential nomination with the help of the Hispanic vote.  He referenced a political poll that shows him leading Republican contenders with more than 20 percent support.

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San Antonio is on the short list to become a Google Fiber city. What would it mean to businesses and residents if Google expands high-speed Internet access in the city? Tech experts are hopeful for a more digitally connected landscape.


On the sixth and seventh floors of the Rand Building on Houston Street is Geekdom. It’s a collection of independent start-up technology companies that depend heavily on the Internet. One of those companies is Promoter IO. It’s a web application business that allows clients to gauge customer feedback.


Housing and Urban Development

A program announced Wednesday by President Obama and HUD Secretary Julian Castro aims to expand broadband Internet in San Antonio and low-income residents in HUD housing could benefit.

The White House calls it ConnectHome and San Antonio is one of 27 cities on the list to bridge the digital divide.   “The Internet is not a luxury, it’s a necessity,” President Obama told a high school crowd in Durant Oklahoma. “You cannot connect with today’s economy without access to the Internet.”

San Antonio Water System

The San Antonio Water System has issued a record number of landscaping coupons to customers wanting to lower yard water usage.

When SAWS first debuted its Watersaver Landscape Coupon program in 2013, there were about 4,000 applicants. Karen Guz, the Director of Conservation at SAWS, says the number “shocked us, honestly. we didn’t think we’d have that high of participation.”

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  There was plenty to celebrate at Lake Medina this holiday weekend, as the crowds returned in full force with the end of the drought that has plagued the area these past few years.

Three months ago, you wouldn’t have heard these sounds of laughter here, with the lake only three percent full. Thanks to the wettest May on record and a pretty rainy June, it’s now 73 percent full.