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.

Ways to Connect

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

With Fiesta festivities now in full swing thousands of people across San Antonio are expected to attend dozens of events this weekend. Events that are part of the 11-day celebration also dubbed the 'Party with a Purpose' all benefit non-profits.

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The bathroom bill – officially known as senate bill six – could cause hundreds of millions of dollars in economic damage to San Antonio.  An economic impact study – commissioned by the city’s tourism arm and San Antonio Tourism Council – paints a similar picture across the state.

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San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor believes she's accomplished a lot in her first term as mayor.  She's the front runner in her race for reelection, but facing strong opposition from two opponents.  Today, we continue our conversations with the leading mayoral candidates by sitting down with Ivy Taylor.  We met at the San Antonio Botanical Garden.

Jan Ross / Texas Public Radio

Three leading candidates for San Antonio mayor tangled over relieving traffic gridlock, recruiting more police and the viability of the Vista Ridge water pipeline during a live debate Thursday on Texas Public Radio.  

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On May 6th, San Antonio voters will decide on the largest bond package ever proposed by the city. 

If each of the six parts pass, the city could borrow $850 million dollars to put towards streets, flood control, public safety improvements are various other projects.  The long term, low interest loan will not require an increase in the tax rate.