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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Hosting a party where minors are drinking alcohol in San Antonio could get the hosts or property owners hit with a $300 fine.  The proposed ordinance was approved by the City Council’s criminal justice committee Wednesday and now heads to the full council.



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A hard-fought contract between the City of San Antonio and San Antonio Police Officers Association was finally approved, 9 to 2, by the City Council Thursday. Questions of whether the contract conceals officer misdeeds were raised in recent weeks, but didn’t derail the agreement.



Medical professionals have been quick to counter comments made by Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood about a link between autism and childhood vaccinations.  The medical groups stress there is no scientific link between the two, and vaccinations are an important preventative measure for children. 

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San Antonio City Councilman Rey Saldaña is calling on Mayor Ivy Taylor and the rest of the council to delay approval of the city’s contract with police. Saldaña was joined by U.S Rep. Joaquin Castro on Monday as both of them denounced sections of the contract that would allow officer disciplinary actions to be reduced.


Saldaña says the police contract with the city focused mainly on healthcare and wage issues, and it's incomplete.

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This week on Fronteras:  

  • Laredo steps up surveillance efforts to prevent Zika outbreak.
  • The sensitive story of a Somalian refugee trying to break the taboo against treatment for complications from female genital mutilation.
  • 100 faith and community leaders embark on a march to demonstrate ”El Camino del Inmigrante,” the “Path of the Immigrant.”
  • Why Hatch chiles are hyped this time of year.