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Joey Palacios

Local Government 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 associate of applied science degree in radio and 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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The Texas Workforce Commission released unemployment data for the state on Friday showing Bexar County and the City of San Antonio saw unemployment rates of about 13.7% for the month of April.

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The City of San Antonio’s “Stay Home, Work Safe” Orders will last until June 4 after formal approval by the San Antonio City Council Thursday. The orders mirror the state, but go further in other areas.

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and City Manager Erik Walsh (right) talk with a constituent before an April city council meeting.
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The San Antonio City Council is considering nearly 15 initiatives in providing public and workforce assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the city’s $270 million in federal coronavirus relief funds will be used for these projects.

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff prepare for their nightly briefing to the public on COVID-19 as they are joined by Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales.
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Fear of contracting the coronavirus is a legitimate reason to request a mail-in ballot for Texas elections, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday. In response, the Bexar County District Attorney said voters can begin requesting mail-in ballots now.

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An ordinance allowing renters in San Antonio 60 days to cure outstanding rent during the COVID-19 pandemic was voted down by the San Antonio city council Thursday. 

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff prepare before Tuesday night's COVID-19 briefing.
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San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff are firing back at Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton over a letter Paxton’s office sent them claiming the city and county’s public health orders are unlawful and unconstitutional.

San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Sillar makes an announcement before flying over San Antonio on Monday, May 11.
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San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller announced he will allow Catholic services to resume at more than 110 parishes starting Tuesday, May 19 with social distancing procedures in place.

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The San Antonio City Council approved a formal resolution calling for the end of hate speech that targets Asian Americans in the age of the coronavirus.

Several thousand people crowded the beaches of Port Aransas Saturday during the first weekend businesses were allowed to reopen at limited capacity.
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A steady stream of cars, trucks and golf carts drove along the sand of Port Aransas’ beaches on Saturday morning. Along the water, beachgoers set up canopies and chairs.


The San Antonio City Council voted 10-1 to extend the stay at home orders.
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Residents in San Antonio are encouraged to stay at home as much as possible through mid-May as the city and county issue new “Stay Home, Work Safe” orders.

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