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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Some 70 percent of the San Antonio Police Officer’s Association voted in favor of the collective bargaining agreement that has finally been struck with the City of San Antonio.

For more than three years police have operated without a contract as they wrangled with the city over health care and wages. San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor called the vote a major step.

City of San Antonio

The city of San Antonio may include money to create affordable housing in its 2017 bond proposal.  The city expects to ask voters to approve the sale of about $850 million in bonds.

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This week on Fronteras:   

-Crooked middlemen are just one of three threats facing fair trade coffee farmers in Latin America.

-While attention centers on police shootings of African Americans, Native Americans actually have a higher rate of being killed by law enforcement.

-How the Latino Victory Project is building political power to ensure Hispanic voices are reflected in all levels of government.

- Sobriety goes hi-tech.  Can an app help you determine a drinking problem?

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Members of the San Antonio Chapter of the Sierra Club and Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance are calling for two portions struck from the SA Tomorrow Plan by the San Antonio Planning Commission to be reinstated. 

The commission is recommending removing proposals to enhance the Dark Skies ordinance which limits the amount of light pollution to the benefit of military bases, and impervious cover which affects storm water drainage. 

Analisa Peace with the Alliance says the commission caved to real estate developer requests.

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Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff says he believes his son, County Commissioner Kevin Wolff, will get a fair trial following his Sunday arrest for driving while intoxicated (DWI). The Bexar County District attorney will not appoint a special prosecutor.

Judge Wolff says he has not spoken to his son since the commissioner was released from custody Sunday.


“But from the media reports that I’ve seen and heard, he really messed up, and he’ll have to deal with that as he works his way through the judicial system,” the county judge says.