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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Negotiation progress between the San Antonio Police Officers Union and City of San Antonio has slightly unraveled after the two sides were near a deal Thursday night.

The city and union placed settlement agreements on the table with wages and healthcare agreed upon for the first time in 18 months of negotiation. However, disputes on the evergreen clause stopped a deal from being signed. Police Association President Mike said there are still some small provisions to iron out.

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Three SAPD officers are facing charges of varying charges of sexual assault, compelling prostitution, and official oppression following an investigation in conjunction with the Live Oak police department. The three officers are Aaron Alford, Alejandro Chapa, and Emmanuel Galindo. It’s unclear which officer was the first to act.

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Former San Antonio Police Chief William McManus is expected to take his job back as the head of the city’s police department. The decision comes after the city manager interviewed five other candidates for the position.

McManus left the position as Chief in December to manage the security of CPS Energy. While he enjoyed his time at CPS, he says he felt the city was the right place to be. “My sweet spot is the community; my sweet spot is being a member of the city team, on making decisions that help make the city better.”

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The councilman for San Antonio’s District Two is pulling back on a suggestion he made to alter the annual Martin Luther King March. In front of City Hall, Councilmember Alan Warrick apologized for the suggestion that received community backlash. “I thank the members of the community that called me out on this mistake and I understand that elected officials, and all of us, do make mistakes,” Warrick said. “The only way to move forward is to learn from our mistakes; is to be strong and stronger as a community and I think we are stronger after this process.”

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William McManus will likely be taking back is old job as Chief of San Antonio’s police department. His return comes as a surprise as he was not one of the five finalists City Manager Sheryl Sculley named in August. McManus left the department in 2014 to work as head of security for CPS Energy.

The finalists included Anthony Trevino, the current interim chief of SAPD. A city news release states during the interview process, McManus approached Sculley about heading the department again.