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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City leaders and the San Antonio Police Officer’s Association are praising a long-awaited deal on a new contract.  There are some concessions on each side but both welcomed the end of two years of negotiations at a City Hall press conference Wednesday. 

 

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The Muslim community in San Antonio is saying the attack by Omar Mateen in Orlando does not represent their faith.  Members of the Raindrop Turkish House on Vance Jackson talked about the impact an extremist attack has on the Muslim community.

The Raindrop Turkish House is both a mosque and community center.  It’s the holy month of Ramadan, a 29 day period when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. Every day during Ramadan an iftar is served here.  That’s the meal eaten after the sunset. The past two days have included prayers for the 49 people killed in Orlando.

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After nearly three years of negotiation, the City of San Antonio and San Antonio Police Officer's Association have come to a deal on a wage and healthcare contract.

“The City of San Antonio and the San Antonio Police Officer’s Association have come to an agreement and achieved some key objectives," San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor said. "Our police officers will get a pay raise; we’ve addressed issues like personal legal expenses; and we’ve brought their healthcare plans more in line with what we offer our civilian employees.”

The Imam of San Antonio’s Raindrop Turkish house mosque and community center calls the actions of the Orlando shooter appalling and says they do not represent the Muslim community. Mustafa Safak says the shooter and terrorists like him are 'a cancer' and that the Koran says killing one person is like killing all of humanity.

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Police presence around San Antonio’s gay bars will increase following the Orlando terror attacks. The chief of the San Antonio Police Department spoke to the owner of several bars Sunday afternoon.

Police Chief William McManus says as of Sunday night, there will be more police around North Main; the avenue with many of the city’s gay bars. “We talked about internal security, external security involved, additional police presence involved, increased police presence in the area, more visibility.”

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