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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In May, San Antonians will have the opportunity to vote on whether to continue an aquifer protection program that collects one-eighth of a cent sales tax. After meeting on Wednesday for an initial discussion on the matter, on Thursday, the San Antonio City Council unanimously approved what will be propositions 1 & 2 in the upcoming municipal election.

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  On Thursday, the San Antonio City Council will decide whether to ask voters to renew a sales tax for aquifer protection and park maintenance. This one-eighth of a cent sales tax could potentially have a host of uses.  

At the moment, the City of San Antonio uses most of the money collected from the sales tax to buy property in the Edwards Aquifer Recharge zone, which replenishes the area’s water supply. The tax was first approved in 2000, and 133,000 acres have been purchased so far through this money. 

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A new shelter for LGBT young adults, originally slated to be hosted in a church, is in the works for downtown San Antonio. But there are now discussions to house it as a separate unit within Haven for Hope, a city center that offers services and shelter for the homeless. For San Antonio’s displaced LGBT youth, among the most vulnerable sections of society, there is an urgent need for hope, and safe haven.

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A San Antonio sausage company will be right there, along with other Texans, celebrating today’s inauguration of Republican Greg Abbott as governor. 

Kiolbassa Sausage will be on the plates of Texans attending the outdoor barbecue on the grounds of the State Capitol in Austin. It sits on San Antonio’s west side, on South Brazos Street and is a family business that’s been around for 65 years.

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The City of San Antonio is keeping a promise it made to the NCAA. It is renovating the Alamodome, in order to get it ready for the 2018 Division I Final Four men’s basketball tournament.

This will be the first major renovation of the Alamodome since it was built in 1993. The $41 million approved by the council will be used to double the width of the circular hallway around the dome, and the city will also design new video boards, build a new press area, and renovate the locker room and bathrooms.