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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There's no guarantee that Congress will approve President Donald Trump's budget proposal but  it's sending shockwaves through social service programs like Meals onWheels. Trump proposes eliminating money for community services block grants that help fund programs like Meals on Wheels. The program delivers 4,000 meals per day in Bexar County.

San Antonio School for Inquiry and Creativity

The San Antonio School for Inquiry and Creativity District will re-open on Monday after being closed last week by the Texas Education Agency. 

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It’s more than a month until Fiesta, but the frenzy of collecting and trading Fiesta medals is well underway.  Why are some medals sold so early, before the 11-day celebration begins and what effect do sales have on a nonprofit that uses them as a fundraiser?

The line outside the Fiesta store on Broadway nearly wrapped around the building. Most of these folks are waiting to buy Spurs medals. Anita Kaufmann had been waiting at least 30 minutes but collecting months in advance is key.

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In a rare showing of bipartisan unity, Republican Congressman Will Hurd from San Antonio and Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke of El Paso held a joint meeting Monday to talk about veteran's affairs.

About two dozen veterans filled a meeting hall at VFW post 76 in San Antonio.  They wanted to tell the congressmen what’s wrong with veterans’ healthcare.

The vets talked about high hospital bills, a lack of mental healthcare, and help needed to reintroduce soldiers to civilian life.

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A group of the city’s minority chambers of commerce claim not enough local contracts are going to local small, minority and women owned businesses.  The group – known as the Fair Contracting Coalition - is made of chambers like the Hispanic Chamber, Asian American Chamber, Alamo City Chamber and others.

Nearly three dozen people packed a meeting room at the east side’s Atlas Body Shop last week to go over letter grades the coalition awarded to 16 government agencies based on how many contracts go to small, women, or minority owned business.