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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Jan Ross Piedad / Texas Public Radio

Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau was unseated in a stunning turnaround Tuesday night.  Democrat and San Antonio Police Sgt. Javier Salazar defeated her by about 1 percent. The sheriff began with a lead that disappeared as the night went on.

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College age students were among the groups registering to vote in bigger numbers than usual this year. We talked to a group of 11 students at San Antonio College who are casting ballots for a new president.  Not surprisingly, one of the issues they want the next president to tackle is college affordability. 


This week on Fronteras:  

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Thousands of residents in Bexar County are showing up at the polls on the first day of early voting.  Voters outside  the Lion’s Field on Broadway and Wonderland mall polling sites talk about why they decided to cast a ballot early.


Texas State Rep. Laura Thompson has been released on bond after turning herself into San Antonio police Thursday.

Lisa Jackson, a spokeswoman for  Thompson's re-election campaign, says Thompson received an anonymous tip that she was going to be arrested for an outstanding warrant on a  family violence charge from 2012 .  

Jackson says Rep. Thompson was unaware that a warrant existed and she questions why the issue emerged right before the election.