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

Former mayoral candidate Tommy Adkisson has thrown his support behind sitting Mayor Ivy Taylor as the run-off election for San Antonio Mayor inches closer against former State Senator Leticia Van De Putte.

On the steps of City Hall, supporters for Taylor gathered behind Adkisson, a former county commissioner, as he listed reasons why he’s endorsing the sitting mayor in the June13 run-off.

Marisa Demarco / KUNM

This week on Fronteras:

— Solving a migrant identity puzzle: A critical detail helps investigators put the pieces together.

— An Indian immigrant makes history in a Dallas suburb where voters elected him to the school board.

— In New Mexico, a place where people speak the same language is key for Asian immigrants needing services.

— Mexican students are fighting graffiti with inspirational messages.

— A new exhibit takes visitors on in-depth exploration of Tejano history

Oscar’s Story:  Solving An Identity Puzzle

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio’s tech companies and entrepreneurs have come together for what’s being called TechBloc, an organization that, its founders hope, will soon become the voice of the city’s growing technology industry.

Between 700-800 people gathered at the Pearl Brewery Tuesday evening for the first TechBloc mixer, not a bad start for a body that is barely four weeks old. Lew Moorman, a San Antonio native, a former president of Rackspace and an investor, is one of the founders.

Lorne Matalon / Marfa Public Radio

    This week on Fronteras:

--The science of determining the time of death is helping identify migrants who walked around a border checkpoint but died on their journey.  

-- An update on identifying the comatose man in California known as 66 Garage. More families want to know if he could be their missing relative and science might help him communicate.  

-- On a New Mexico mesa, emergency services are needed, but scarce.  But should people be living there?

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Some in the San Antonio Police Department will soon be wearing body cameras, following a go ahead from the City Council Thursday morning. The initial funding for the cameras will be part of the city’s mid-year budget adjustment.

Thursday’s budget amendments, among other items, also saw the City Council pass $350,000 for animal care spay and neuter services, $120,000 for B-Cycle support, and $100,000 in security for the greenway parks.