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 police have a man in custody who they believe shot and killed Detective Benjamin Marconi on Sunday.  The suspect told reporters he was angry about a child-custody battle and "lashed out at somebody who didn't deserve it."

Police are still looking for a suspect who ambushed and fatally shot a San Antonio Police officer Sunday.  it happened during a routine traffic stop near the police department’s downtown headquarters.

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus says it was just before noon when 50-year old Detective Benjamin Marconi stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Another car- a black Mitsubishi Galant- pulled in behind Marconi’s squad car.  Marconi was still behind the wheel when the suspect got out and moved towards him.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The City of San Antonio has completed what it calls the largest street improvement project in its history. The $74 million improvement project revamped nearly 3-1/2 miles of Hausman Road.

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San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor has announced plans to run for a second, two-year term.  TPR’s Joey Palacios reports that with her campaign kickoff on Sunday Taylor is the first candidate to enter the race.

Dozens of supporters and a handful of protesters gathered as Mayor Ivy Taylor asked voters to support her reelection. “A few years ago, I couldn’t’ve imagined anything like this, me standing here on this beautiful afternoon asking voters for a second full term as mayor - but here I am,” she said.