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 state of the city is strong, according to San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor. The mayor issued the annual State of the City Address on Tuesday, and outlined her vision for the Alamo City.

In a joint address to San Antonio’s various chambers of commerce, Taylor said the city was one of the fastest growing in the United States, and took a slight jab at the state capital alongside.“We’ve been ranked in the top 20 American cities for business and career opportunities and we’ve been named the hottest spot for millennials in the Southwest, so take that Austin!”

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After nearly three months of a temporary home, the Thrive Youth Center for homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals now has a permanent location. After two long months of negotiations, the shelter has entered into a partnership with Haven for Hope.

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  The City of San Antonio has stated that the vegetable garden of the San Antonio Food Bank has not received any adverse contamination from a nearby dirt pile removed from the old convention center.

City of San Antonio

The San Antonio City Council is sending four propositions to voters in the May election. These would potentially change the city charter, add a streetcar amendment, give city councilmembers salaries, and fill council vacancies. Each of the propositions went to the ballot almost unanimously.

There were five city charter propositions up for consideration though, of which these four got the council’s stamp of approval.

Ryan Loyd / TPR News

UPDATE: The Council has passed Proposition 2 sending the measure to voters. District 9 Councilmember Joe Krier was the only dissent. A separate amendment, Proposition 3, was put aside for now. Prop 3 dictated the council would receive a raise every ten years based on census data.

San Antonio’s city council members could receive a salary, pending voter approval. Today, the council will decide whether to put that item on the ballot in the form of a charter amendment.