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Tony Plohetski


Austin, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Tony:

Sources indicate how Gov. Greg Abbott was initially informed about the Uvalde shooting

The Austin American-Statesman recently obtained the governor's handwritten notes. → Read More

Uvalde school police chief not responding to investigation into shooting response, DPS says

The Uvalde school district police department chief has not responded to the Texas Rangers in two days for a follow up interview. → Read More

Uvalde police response to school shooting under review amid discrepancies in statements, authorities say

Initially officials said a school officer and the gunman exchanged fire --- on Wednesday, officials could no longer confirm that initial report. → Read More

Travis County judge charged with DWI does not plan to resign

Judge John Lipscombe was booked into the Travis County Jail around 9 a.m. on May 7 after his arrest near The Domain. → Read More

Homeless man attacked, killed by dog in South Austin, emergency officials say

A dog fatally mauled a homeless man in South Austin early Saturday. → Read More

Travis County judge arrested over drunk driving, records say

Judge John Lipscombe was booked into the Travis County Jail around 9 a.m. on Saturday after his arrest near The Domain. → Read More

Austin Police Department releases aerial footage regarding abortion-rights protest arrests

In a video shared to KVUE, an officer is seen pushing a woman to the ground as other officers worked to arrest a different woman on the ground. → Read More

Travis County DA hiring more staff after last year's record-high Austin homicides

Austin had 89 homicides in 2021, the most it has had in history in raw numbers. → Read More

Congressman calls for more federal agents for Austin airport amid 'embarrassing failure'

Airport Director Jacqueline Yaft said gridlock has become so bad that passengers flying into Austin sometimes must be held on flights to allow lines to subside. → Read More

City settles claim from injured protester for $2.95 million

Brad Ayala was 16 years old when he was seriously injured during the 2020 protests. → Read More

Austin Water director resigns, 3 employees placed on leave following days-long boil water notice

Greg Meszaros led Austin Water for 15 years. → Read More

20 months after Austin protests, grand jury considering charges against up to 18 APD officers

A review is expected to be completed by the end of the month. → Read More

'Human error' eyed in Austin's third citywide boil water notice in five years

While not confirmed, the city's third boil water notice in five years could be a result of 'human error' at the Ullrich Water Treatment Plant. → Read More

Consultants reviewing Austin Police Department cite issues, provide suggestions for future

The report came more than two years after council members passed a resolution calling for the in-depth study following concerns about internal racism. → Read More

Bastrop’s Rolling Pines fire puts sharp focus on, raises questions about prescribed burns

On the same day the Texas A&M Forest Service put out a warning, Bastrop-area officials went ahead with a prescribed burn. → Read More

Lago Vista closing two schools Tuesday and Wednesday due to rising COVID-19 cases

The Lago Vista school district will close two campuses Tuesday and Wednesday because of impacts from a COVID-19 outbreak, officials announced Monday. → Read More

Texas AG Paxton to appeal Austin judge's ruling that Operation Lone Star is unconstitutional

Paxton criticized state District Judge Jan Soifer for allowing Democratic Travis County District Attorney José Garza to represent the state. → Read More

Travis County judge rules man's arrest under Gov. Abbott's 'Operation Lone Star' is unconstitutional

Attorneys say Thursday's ruling now opens a path for others charged with trespassing to fight their arrests. → Read More

What new research says about how many patrol officers the Austin Police Department needs

As the Austin Police Department has faced staffing shortages, gun violence and homicides spiked as an epidemic of violence swept across the nation. → Read More

Austin looks to future of police oversight after arbitrator's ruling weakens watchdog agency

The issue focuses on a dispute between the City of Austin and the Austin police union about how much power the Office of Police Oversight wields. → Read More