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.

Ways to Connect

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Here are a few facts guaranteed to get your attention:  

The San Antonio area adds 146 new residents every day, and they’re bringing their cars.

A 50 minute drive today is expected to take 91 minutes in 2040.  

By then, 39 percent of our roadways will be severely congested all day long.

This week Texas Public Radio’s “Growing Pains” project takes a look at options for getting ahead of the traffic jam,  with a series of reports, “Stuck Behind The Wheel.” We start by looking at how San Antonio’s primary form of mass transit could be part of the solution. 

Katie Schoolov / KPBS

This week on Fronteras:    

  • A campaign to let everyone know they are welcome, regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, or immigration status.
  • Mexico considers its options in response to president-elect Trump’s threats to pull out of NAFTA.
  • The struggles immigrant artists face in a new country with a different language.
  • What would a Mexican Christmas be without tamales?  Jesse Moreno, the owner of La Popular Tamale House in Dallas, has been making tamales for over 30 years. 
  • A match that turned out to be more important than love.
  •  A big bundle of help arrives for the families of the five Dallas police officers gunned down last summer, just in time for Christmas


Lorne Matalon / Marfa Public Radio

This week on Fronteras: 

Mexican senators threaten to cancel dozens of treaties with the U.S. due to Trump’s election and his proposed border wall.

Searching for a missing migrants along the border.

Sexual assault evidence kits continue to sit without being tested in New Mexico.

West Texas pipeline protestors take inspiration from the success of the Standing Rock Sioux.

Checking in with Lindsay Diaz, who lost her suburban Dallas home in last year’s Christmas weekend tornado.

A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against outgoing Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

This story originally aired on December 13th.

Of the hundreds of Central American women and children released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, only 17 remain in San Antonio. One local congressman says ICE is accepting the blame for releasing so many at once.

Last week, 470 immigrants who were in the country without authorization were released in the middle of the night from South Texas detention centers. Most of those women and children have traveled on and are now with family in other parts of the United States. They will then have asylum hearings.