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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District 8 City Councilman Ron Nirenberg has officially joined the race for mayor of San Antonio. The 39-year-old councilman announced his candidacy in front of supporters at his campaign headquarters on Broadway Saturday morning.

“I am running for mayor because I want to make San Antonio the city you deserve,” he told the crowd of about 300 people. “We deserve a city government that spends your tax dollars judiciously and efficiently not on boondoggle projects or behind closed doors without the bright light of public scrutiny.”

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On Fronteras:  Immigrant Families Released, Crowds Protest White Nationalist, Border Wall Exhibit

This week on Fronteras:   

  •  Hundreds of Central American women and children pour into San Antonio after  being released from immigrant detention centers.
  • Crowds turn out to protest white nationalist Richard Spencer at Texas A&M University.
  • Deputies in West Texas arrest pipeline protestors who chained themselves to a company fence.
  • An artistic perspective on border security, the existing fence between the U.S. and Mexico and the proposed wall.

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Beginning May 1,  Air Canada will start daily non-stop flights between Toronto and San Antonio International Airport.  Currently, Air Canada has non-stop flights in Texas to Dallas, Austin, and Houston.

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Update: ICE response - ICE officials say the release of nearly 500 immigrants from the South Texas Family Residential Center was part of normal operations and not related to a Friday court ruling. "ICE is currently reviewing the court’s ruling on the matter of the operating license for the South Texas Family Residential Center. Operational activities continue without interruption at this time." - ICE Public Information Officer Nina Pruneda.

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Almost 500 women and children asylum seekers from Central America are being bused into San Antonio on Monday.  They’ve been abruptly released from nearby immigration detention centers.