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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The San Antonio Police and Fire departments are launching a new street team this week to offer services to the homeless around the city.  The 5- to 6-person team will approach homeless individuals one by one.

It’s called IMPACT, an acronym that stands for Integrated, Mobile, Partners Action Care Team.  Police Chief William McManus says it’s a new approach to interact with the homeless, including those who are mentally ill or chemically dependent.

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The city of San Antonio says it’s on track to end veteran homelessness by March 31. The biggest push for the year-long effort came from USAA today.

In January 2015, Mayor Ivy Taylor joined the national mayor’s challenge to end veterans homelessness. She says San Antonio is to reach a ‘functional zero’ within the next two and a half months.


The median price of a home in the San Antonio area went up 7 percent last year to $192,600. 

In its annual housing market forecast on Thursday, the San Antonio Board of Realtors (SABOR) also said the competition for homes was so strong houses only remained on the market for an average of 59 days.

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As the New Year’s celebrations draw closer, many people in Bexar County and San Antonio are expected to pop fireworks. Let’s take a look at how you can safely celebrate the New Year.

Setting off fireworks inside San Antonio’s city limits is illegal but that shouldn’t fizzle your night if you’re looking to bring in 2016 with a bang.

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Many different ethnic groups settled in the San Antonio area, bringing unique foods and customs for the holiday season. In one San Antonio home Slovakian and Hispanic cultures come together this time of year.