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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Ryan Loyd / TPR News

Both Texas Governor Greg Abbott and President Donald Trump called for an end to sanctuary cities on Wednesday. 

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Like thousands of people in Texas on Friday, students and staff at St. Philip’s College gathered around a big screen to watch the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. Not everyone in the crowd supported Trump for president, but they're hoping he will work for everyone.  

About three dozen people watched the president’s inauguration on multiple projectors inside a St. Phillip’s common area.

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The San Antonio City Council has unanimously voted in support of an $830 million bond package. 

The 2017 bond is the largest in the city’s history and drew praise from former Mayor Phil Hardberger.

“It probably meets more needs than we’ve ever had,” he said.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The race for San Antonio City Council has officially begun with the opening of candidate filing today. San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor and District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg were among the first to officially file.

Over the next month, people wanting a seat on the city council can file to run for office. Mayor Taylor brought a number of supporters to the City Clerk’s office as she took an oath.

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This year marks 30 years of San Antonio’s annual march to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Patches of rain didn’t keep people away Monday.  Martin Luther King Drive on San Antonio’s East Side was flooded with thousands of marchers and people who want to keep the dream alive.

“I’m too old to march now, but I still support them and I love this,” says 65-year-old Leonard Brown.

Brown watched the march from a driveway near the route’s end.