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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State Senator Carlos Uresti, a Democrat representing parts of San Antonio, is facing two indictments that were handed up by a federal grand jury on Tuesday.  The federal government claims Uresti was participating in a Ponzi scheme., a type of  fraud in which investors are recruited for a  nonexistent business by the payment of quick returns to early investors from money paid by later investors. 

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It’s almost two weeks until early voting begins in the runoff election for San Antonio mayor. Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has cast his support for mayoral opponent and District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg. The pair block-walked this weekend to garner support.

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The race for city council district two has taken a nasty turn as incumbent councilman Alan Warrick announces an endorsement from his former opponent Keith Toney.  Warrick’s runoff opponent William Cruz Shaw is accusing Toney of asking Shaw to pay in order to earn his endorsement.

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The Hardberger Park Conservancy claims that the group is the less than $2 million away from the goal of building a land bridge to connect the parkland divided by a major thoroughfare. Most of the funding for the bridge will come from the 2017 bond package voters approved Saturday.

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The Chief of San Antonio’s Police Department and the Bexar County Sheriff are both denouncing the sanctuary cities bill Governor Greg Abbott has signed into law. Both say the law will deter people from calling police in emergencies.