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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This week thousands have been flocking to a traveling model of the Vietnam wall in New Braunfels that will be there through Sunday. For many encountering the names of loved ones lost to war, the wall has a powerful, emotional impact. 

 

The ground is still wet from a passing rain storm. That, however, is not stopping people from scanning the 58,000 names on this replica of the Vietnam Memorial wall stationed at the Tree of Life Church in New Braunfels. It’s a scaled down model of the wall near the National Mall in Washington.

 

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Two dams are in danger of breaking and a small community in Bandera County is facing evacuation if more heavy rain falls. 

The dams at Mosher Lake and Twin Lakes are damaged and if breached could flood about 20 households near Highway 173 and Jack Hollow Creek. 

 

National Weather Service

Heavy rains that began around 2 a.m. this morning have dropped as much as 1 to 4 inches throughout San Antonio and the surrounding area. Some areas have reached up to 5 inches. The tail end of the storm was passing through Bexar County at the 6 a.m. hour.

Nick Hampshire, a forecaster with the national weather service says the heaviest of today's rain is passed us. A flash flood warning was still in effect until 7 a.m. this morning. It's possible that warning could be extended.

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The CEO of the San Antonio Water System tried to reassure council members Wednesday that the financing of the Vista Ridge pipeline is on track.  Most of the council seemed to approve of the move while others questioned an outstanding debt.

National Weather Service

Anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of rain is expected to fall in parts of South Texas as a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until Thursday.

 

San Antonio and Bexar County are under a Flash Flood Warning until 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

 

A heavy thunderstorm that entered Bexar County around 2:30 p.m. dropped ¾-inch of water according to a rain gauge at the San Antonio airport run by the National Weather Service.

 

Paul Yura, warning coordination meteorologist with the NWS, says due to the already saturated ground even small amounts of rain can cause flood.

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