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 race for San Antonio City Council has officially begun with the opening of candidate filing today. San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor and District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg were among the first to officially file.

Over the next month, people wanting a seat on the city council can file to run for office. Mayor Taylor brought a number of supporters to the City Clerk’s office as she took an oath.

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This year marks 30 years of San Antonio’s annual march to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Patches of rain didn’t keep people away Monday.  Martin Luther King Drive on San Antonio’s East Side was flooded with thousands of marchers and people who want to keep the dream alive.

“I’m too old to march now, but I still support them and I love this,” says 65-year-old Leonard Brown.

Brown watched the march from a driveway near the route’s end.

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The Alamo Colleges could alter its name – among other changes - to satisfy an accreditation requirement from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The district received a formal letter from the association this week after a verbal warning last month.

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San Antonio District 1 Councilman Roberto Trevino wants residents to know more about the historic Alameda Theater on Houston Street.   When it first opened in 1949, the Alameda was the largest theater in the country dedicated to Spanish language films and performing arts.  

Archdiocese of San Antonio

The San Antonio Archdiocese has released details on the funeral of former Archbishop Patrick Flores.