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Dominic Anthony Walsh

Hill Country & Environmental Issues Reporter

Dominic Anthony Walsh is TPR’s Hill Country & Environmental Issues Reporter. He also co-produces the Petrie Dish podcast. His position is made possible by Report For America — a nonprofit national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues. 

Before becoming a reporter, he was a newsroom intern and stringer for a year. He reported on a range of topics, from local arts and culture to the statewide implications of COVID-19 to a federal lawsuit brought by a group of farmers against one of the largest logistics companies in the world.

Dominic graduated from Trinity University in 2020 with a degree in communication. He got his start in journalism at the campus newspaper, the Trinitonian, and his start in broadcast production at the campus radio station, KRTU 91.7 FM.

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Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak in Texas, healthcare workers have expressed concerns about the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE). Local governments have scrambled to put together contact tracing teams. Five years ago, one state senator tried to plan for a situation like the pandemic happening now.


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COVID-19 cases have hit a new peak in Texas as more establishments opened for business. But not all places are feeling the impact equally. 

Fredericksburg is in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. It relies on well-to-do tourists who like to escape from the big cities. The local hospital has 10 ICU beds and four ventilators. About 11,000 people live in the area. 


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Across Texas, more than two weeks of protests have led to conversations about police reform. But some activists want the complete abolition of police departments.


The design is preliminary. The documents are labeled "not for construction."
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A preliminary design from the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) shows the potential new spill gates and structural reinforcement at the severely damaged Lake Dunlap dam.

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More than a year after the collapse of the Lake Dunlap dam, plaintiffs’ attorney Douglas Sutter and lawyers for the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) are set to meet in June ahead of an October trial. The trial will decide the future of four Texas lakes. 

Protesters march downtown, starting south of Hemisfair at Blue Star Arts Complex and ending up at the foot of the Tower of the Americas.
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More than a week after the death of George Floyd, who was killed at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, San Antonians are still protesting his wrongful death. And Monday, they took to the streets of Southtown.


Protesters march from the San Antonio Police Department headquarters to the Bexar County courthouse on June 6, 2020.
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El Alcalde de San Antonio, Ron Nirenberg, puso fin al toque de queda en el centro el sábado por la tarde después de muchas noches de protestas por la muerte de George Floyd.

El alcalde levantó el toque de queda por recomendaciones del administrador de la ciudad y el departamento de policía.

Protesters march from the San Antonio Police Department headquarters to the Bexar County courthouse on June 6, 2020.
Kathleen Creedon | Texas Public Radio

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg lifted the downtown curfew Saturday afternoon following several nights of protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

The mayor lifted the curfew based on recommendations from the city manager and the police department.

Protestors march near the Pearl in San Antonio.
Dominic Anthony Walsh | Texas Public Radio

A few dozen people protested near the Pearl on Friday afternoon. They spoke out against police brutality against black people, and they called out the silence of some white people. 

Protests against police brutality continue for a sixth day in San Antonio.
Kathleen Creedon | Texas Public Radio

More than 100 people gathered at the Bexar County Courthouse Thursday evening to peacefully protest police brutality in honor of George Floyd, a man killed by a police officer in Minneapolis last week.

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