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 San Antonio City Council will vote today on a new $2.5 budget that includes an increase in the minimum wage paid to city employees.  The increase was among last minute adjustments made to the proposed budget.

City of San Antonio

A three-year analysis of Pre-K 4 SA shows the voter-approved program is improving the readiness of children for kindergarten.

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Four candidates running for Bexar County Sheriff took to the stage in the first debate for the general election Monday night.  The debate was hosted by News 4 San Antonio at the Tobin Center.

The four candidates are incumbent republican Sheriff Susan Pamerleau, Democrat Police Sgt. Javier Salazar, Libertarian Larry Ricketts, who is also a sergeant in the Precinct 4 Constable’s Office; and Green Party candidate and former Bexar County Sheriff's Deputy James Dorsey. 

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The call for $15 as a minimum wage for city of San Antonio employees is being renewed again as the city nears a vote on its annual budget next week.


Leaders with COPS / Metro Alliance,  like Sister Gabriella Lohan took to the steps of city hall Friday asking city council members to continue increases in city employee wages to a $15 minimum. “We know that people need to be respected and nothing shows more respect that a decent wage,” she said.


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The San Antonio City Council has approved the annexation plans of four areas around Bexar County following a 9-2 vote Thursday. The portions include parts of I-10 West near Boerne, U.S. 281 North outside of Loop 1604, and parts of the South Side near Loop 410.