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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Bexar County is likely to elect the next full-term successor to Texas House District 120 Representative Ruth Jones McClendon, who resigned this year following health problems.

There are two Democrats vying in the runoff race and with no Republican on the ballot in November the winning Democrat is likely to be the new office holder.

Polls across Texas where there are runoff races will be open from  7 a.m. to 7 p.m on Tuesday, May 24th.   

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The San Antonio Food Bank will now control 45 acres of farmland at Mission San Juan on the far south side of San Antonio.  As part of the land use agreement, the Food Bank and its volunteers will grow crops on land the missions use for demonstrations of its acequia system.

An acequia is a type of ditch used when the missions were founded in the 1730s to irrigate crops.

At Mission San Juan Capistrano, Tom Castanos, education coordinator for the Missions, pulls a small wooden gate open to allow water to rush through to tilled land.

Ed Williams / KUNM

·         This week on Fronteras:  Texas is a popular relocation area for refugees but the agencies that resettle them may lose their federal funding. 

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Southwest Airlines will now fly non-stop between San Antonio and Kansas City.  This is one of many steps the city is taking to increase the number of destinations reachable from San Antonio.


To some it may come as a surprise, but San Antonio’s interim Aviation Director Tom Jones says Kansas City has the second highest number of daily passengers in and out of San Antonio.


“Our current numbers show us about 109 people per day each way.”


Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro says San Antonio has now joined Philadelphia, Houston, and several other major cities in effectively ending veteran homelessness.

“This is does not mean that there will literally never be a night where a veteran is on the street.  It means that if a veteran ever does become homeless there is a system in place to immediately make sure that he or she gets permanent housing.” said Castro

Castro, once mayor of San Antonio, joined current Mayor Ivy Taylor at city hall for the announcement.