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 City of San Antonio and Bexar County are entering into an $18 million agreement to purchase Toyota Field in hopes of securing a Major League Soccer franchise.

Toyota Field is the soccer stadium currently owned by Gordon Hartman and where the San Antonio Scorpions play as a minor league team. The stadium would require voter-approved upgrades before being ready for an MLS team. 

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Education is the top priority for two candidates who will be in a run-off election for Texas House District 118. A Republican businessman and Democratic school board member survived the six-way race and will face off to fill the seat being vacated by Rep. Joe Farias, a democrat.

Republican John Lujan captured 29 percent of the early vote and kept that lead through election night. He’s

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  With 24 days until Thanksgiving, preparations for the annual Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner are underway.  More than 25,000 people are expected to be fed at what was started as a family passion and has become community-wide devotion and dedication.

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The University of the Incarnate Word’s police department says it plans to use Tuesday night’s two false reports of a gunman on campus as a learning experience. 

Twenty-year-old Mason Nobles was in his dorm room late Tuesday night when he saw armed police and canines roaming the halls. “I woke up around 11, 11:15 and my friend says 'Hey, there’s helicopters out,'” he said.

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Early voting has been extremely light in the race to elect a new representative for Bexar County’s House District 118.  Six candidates are vying to succeed Rep. Joe Farias who’s vacating his seat early.

In the first 8 days of early voting just over 2 percent of Bexar County registered voters have gone to the polls.

House District 118 makes up the south and east portions of the county where nearly three-quarters of the residents are Hispanic.