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 Dallas police department is honoring 33 San Antonio police officers for their assistance shortly after five Dallas officers were killed last year.

The 33 officers lined SAPD’s training room as Dallas Assistant Police Chief John Lawton presented with them a certificate of merit.

The five Dallas officers were ambushed and killed aat protest In July of 2016. A few days later the SAPD officers drove to Dallas. Chief Lawton said the support was welcomed and appreciated.

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The San Antonio Professional Fire Fighter’s Association scored an appeal victory this morning. Judge Luz Elena Chapa of the Fourth Court of Appeals ruled an evergreen provision in the union’s collective bargaining agreement with the City of San Antonio does not violate the Texas Constitution.

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The San Antonio Archdiocese held a mass for immigrants this weekend. Some of those in attendance included family of one man who died in the semi-trailer incident last month.

July’s tragic trailer incident took center stage at Sunday’s mass in prayers lead by Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller. “We want to commemorate the ten that died. We want to pray for those who are in recovery and who those relatives and family members who are here in San Antonio,” He said.

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A new policy for housing is emerging out of the San Antonio Mayor’s office. Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced the creation of a new task force today to ensure competitive housing affordability.

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Here in San Antonio, the Confederate monument in downtown’s Travis Park was at the center of separate protests this weekend.