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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It’s been two years since the San Antonio City Council made it mandatory for older high-rise buildings to install fire sprinklers. San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood told the public safety committee this week that at least 90 percent of high rises without sprinklers will now plan to install them.

But the current ordinance, adopted in November of 2015, allows building owners and managers 12 years to comply.

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On the eve of World AIDS Day, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg signed a declaration to end new cases of the disease by 2030.

San Antonio became the 14th U.S. city Thursday to become a part of an international agreement known as Fast Track Cities.

Contributed Photo / Downtown San Antonio

Updated at 5 p.m.

Centro San Antonio CEO Pat DiGiovanni has resigned amid an embezzlement investigation, according to a news release.

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Sutherland Springs was the center of worldwide attention earlier this month after a shooting at a church left 26 dead. Now that the international press corps has left it’s quiet again.


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The San Antonio AIDS Foundation  officially opened its first HIV outpatient clinic on the eastside of San Antonio, inside the foundation’s headquarters on Grayson Street.

SAAF’s Care Clinic has been operating for 11 months before officially opening Friday. It provides clinical and mental health services and a full pharmacy.