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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Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio’s LGBT community held a candlelight vigil Sunday night for the victims killed in an Orlando night club earlier in the day.

Edward Sotomayer, Jr., age 34.

The names of some of the known victims of the Orlando terror were read off Sunday in Crockett park.

Stanley Almodovar III, age 23.

More than 300 people attended; many of them members of San Antonio’s LGBT community. Many holding candles. Some with signs that said ‘Pray for Orlando.’

Activists are gathering steam to protest Donald Trump’s private fundraising event in San Antonio next Friday. Dozens attended a meeting last night at the Southwest Worker’s Union.

Members of the media were not allowed inside Thursday’s planning meeting. Representatives for the Southwest Worker’s Union said that was because they were planning strategy for the protest . Denise Hernandez is an activist with the group.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

In planning for the 2017 Budget, the City of San Antonio is anticipating additional costs from a new directive from the Obama Administration on overtime compensation. The payroll of several hundred city employees will be affected.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Two hundred and four acres of nearly untouched property in the Stone Oak area may soon belong to the city of San Antonio. The city plans to use it for park land and protection of the Edwards Aquifer.

The land looks almost as it did in the 1850s when it was first owned by the Classen-Steubing family. Rob Schlortt, a family member, says his relatives were split on how to use it. “Some were toward development, some were more toward not selling it at all so they could preserve it and this was the only thing that made all the family members happy.”

Mohammad Abdollahi / RAICES

Two groups are asking the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to stop a judge’s order that would give private information about undocumented immigrants to states. The American Civil Liberties Union and the National Immigration Law Center are filing an emergency petition.

Last year, Texas and 25 other states filed a lawsuit objecting to President Obama’s expansion of the program known as DACA which allows immigrants to stay in the United States if they meet certain requirements.