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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Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff is asking for an investigation into allegations of fraud between Major League Soccer and the owner of the Columbus (Ohio) Crew, who said he wants to move the team to Austin.


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At least 130 sex crimes in its Special Victims Unit went uninvestigated or mis-investigated by the San Antonio Police Department according to an internal audit by the department. 

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Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is not running for re-election. It’s a decision that sent shock through the state especially San Antonio. 

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The need for workforce development is the top priority  Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff as he delivered the State of the County Address Monday. The annual speech comes on heels of the city and county’s decision to not chase an Amazon bid.

Much like presidents and the State of the Union, the San Antonio mayor and county judge give state addresses to pinpoint progress. Judge Nelson Wolff highlighted that 13 new companies – several from India, Japan and German have chosen Bexar County to open offices. Those companies include HULU and TJMaxx.

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Taking off from the San Antonio International Airport Friday, Mayor Ron Nirenberg and a delegation will spend the next several days in Tel Aviv. The mayor says this trip's goal is to foster growth and create new business relationships in cyber security, new energy and bio-medicine.