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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A San Antonio sausage company will be right there, along with other Texans, celebrating today’s inauguration of Republican Greg Abbott as governor. 

Kiolbassa Sausage will be on the plates of Texans attending the outdoor barbecue on the grounds of the State Capitol in Austin. It sits on San Antonio’s west side, on South Brazos Street and is a family business that’s been around for 65 years.

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The City of San Antonio is keeping a promise it made to the NCAA. It is renovating the Alamodome, in order to get it ready for the 2018 Division I Final Four men’s basketball tournament.

This will be the first major renovation of the Alamodome since it was built in 1993. The $41 million approved by the council will be used to double the width of the circular hallway around the dome, and the city will also design new video boards, build a new press area, and renovate the locker room and bathrooms.

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Leticia Van de Putte has clearly put that recent unsuccessful run for Lt. Governor behind her. On Thursday, surrounded by supporters and family in the remodeled Westside grocery store that is now her mayoral campaign headquarters, the Democratic state senator told the crowd of about 300 that she was ready to make San Antonio the next great American city.

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Final update 10:30 PM: The ballots have been counted and the results still need to be certified, however, what is certain right now is that there will be a runoff in the elections for both HD123 and SD26. It is as yet unclear as to when that will be, but this will add on to a long string of election cycles. The governor's office will have to select a formal date. The total voter turnout, as of tonight, is 20,065 ballots cast; a voter turnout percentage is not immediately available. 

The entire state will be watching as Bexar County voters will go to the polls Tuesday to elect two new members of the Texas Legislature. Here is some background:

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