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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This week, a new stage in the race for San Antonio mayor begins. The field of 14 is now down to two: incumbent Mayor Ivy Taylor who captured 42 percent of the Saturday vote, and District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg with 37 percent.  

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Early voting for the 2017 Municipal Election saw one less day of open polls due to the Battle of Flowers Fiesta holiday, but that didn’t stop voters from breaking records.

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Cornyation — a spoof of the more formal Fiesta Coronation — lambasts the rich, powerful, controversial and political with a dose of satire and inside jokes relevant to Texas, San Antonio, and the nation.

This year’s Cornyation is the Court of Insane Privilege presided over by King Anchovy the 52nd Jeffrey James. The designers of the more than dozen four-minute skits spend months creating elaborate costumes and building sets to bring the spoofs to life. Each skit takes on politicians and any noteworthy celebrity deemed worthy of facetious attention.

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San Antonio Police William McManus is blasting Santuary Cities legislation that has passed both the Texas Senate and House.  

The House gave its final approval Thursday to bill that could jail or fine local law enforcement if they refuse to comply with federal immigration detainers.

Chief McManus says the bill would also allow officers to ask someone's immigration status if the officer chooses to do so.

A comment San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor made earlier this month linking poverty to a lack of religion is getting national attention. The Mayor made the comments during a debate earlier this month.