Dominic Anthony Walsh
Dominic Anthony Walsh covers energy, the environment and public health for Texas Public Radio. He focuses on stories that reveal how major changes in climate systems, energy markets and public health policies affect communities in his hometown, San Antonio, and across the state.
Early in his first year as a Report For America corps member, he covered the massive census undercount in the Rio Grande Valley and the impact of COVID-19 on the thinly stretched resources of local governments and hospitals. The reporting was featured in a nationally recognized episode of TPR's Petrie Dish podcast, which he co-produces.
He also co-hosted the Fire Triangle investigative series from TPR and Houston Public Media. The team examined how deregulation, poor planning and a lack of public information contributed to deadly chemical disasters across the state.
His voice and work have been heard on the BBC's Newsbeat, WNYC's The Takeaway, APM's Marketplace Morning Report, NPR's Here & Now and All Things Considered.
Dominic previously worked as an intern and stringer for TPR. He graduated from Trinity University in 2020 with a communication degree.
You can reach Dominic by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, and find him on Twitter, @_dominicanthony.
Mysterious rubber bales continue to wash up on the Texas coast. It took a bit for the experts to figure out what they were. Turns out you have to go all the way back to World War II for clues.
South Texas is the one place in the U.S. where ocelots breed in the wild. After the death of a male, scientists tried something novel: artificial insemination from a wild ocelot into one at a zoo.
Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, says he'll sign a bill removing one of his state's last big gun restrictions. The measure would allow residents to carry handguns without training or a background check.
As more Texans get their water restored, fallout from the mass blackout continues. There have been resignations from the body that oversees the grid, and lawmakers open their investigation tomorrow.
After days without power, millions of Texans have had electricity service restored after a crippling deep freeze and forced reductions. Still, hundreds of thousands are without power.
In Texas, millions are without power during a historic Arctic cold snap. That's raising lots of questions about why the energy grid failed so miserably.