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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Over 140,000 petition signatures requesting paid sick leave for workers across San Antonio were hand-delivered to City Hall Thursday. Working Texans for Paid Sick Time, a coalition of grassroots organizations from across the state, is pushing for the measure.

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San Antonio’s city clerk has officially certified the three petitions submitted by the San Antonio Professional Fire Fighters Association to amend the city charter.

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The San Antonio International Airport announces new nonstop destinations that were previously unserved by airlines.


On Thursday, Frontier Airlines officials said new service to nine cities will begin in August.

Those cities are:

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Bexar County is suing several brand-name opioid manufacturers and distributors. The suit was filed in a Bexar County district court instead of on the federal level to prevent it from being consolidated with other similar cases.

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The possibility of flying nonstop from San Antonio to Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C. is making progress. An amendment to the federal Federal Aviation Authority reauthorization bill that would have helped establish a new route failed in the House in April. However, the city's representatives will make another attempt in the Senate.