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 Texas Rangers have taken over the investigation of alleged sexual assaults by student athletes in La Vernia, a town of 1,200 people about 30 miles southeast of San Antonio.  Ten students have been arrested and charged in connection with the hazing.  Monday night the superintendent addressed the community.


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As early as next year, the City of San Antonio could begin a major renovation of the historic Alameda Theater located downtown.

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One of the six ballot propositions for San Antonio’s 850 million dollar bond includes 34 million dollars allocated to public safety. If the proposition passes, part of the money will be going to the Battered Women’s Shelter to create a new gymnasium and activity center for the women and children who use its services.

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San Antonio moved forward Wednesday with plans to consider regulations for air-b-n-b’safter a City Council committee recommended looking into restrictions for the short-term rentals of homes. District 10 Councilman Mike Gallagher brought the idea to City Council last month when constituents complained about loud parties in neighborhoods at homes rented through the internet.   Gallagher told council committee members if the city regulates hotels and motels for safety, it should consider regulations for short-term home rentals. “If we’re going to be bringing customers into these homes, should

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District 6 on the San Antonio City Council is one of four seats that will not have an incumbent running in the 2017 Mayoral and City Council election. That guarantees a new face will represent the far West and Northwest sides of San Antonio. Most of the candidates appeared at a debate Monday night to highlight what they want to do for the district.