Mike Hixenbaugh

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Mike Hixenbaugh is a senior investigative reporter for NBC News, based in Houston.

A Texas Superintendent Ordered School Librarians to Remove LGBTQ Books. Now The Federal Government Is Investigating.
The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights has opened what appears to be the first-of-its-kind investigation into the Granbury Independent School District after it banned school library books dealing with sexuality and gender.
library ‘We’re Going to Be Conservative.’ Official Orders Books Removed From Schools, Targeting Titles About Transgender People
The North Texas superintendent’s comments, made on a leaked recording, raise constitutional concerns, legal experts said.
Texans Recovering From COVID-19 Needed Oxygen. Then the Power Went Out.
‘All the Hospitals Are Full’: In Houston, Overwhelmed ICUs Leave COVID-19 Patients Waiting in ERs
The busiest hospitals in Houston are increasingly telling emergency responders they cannot safely accept new patients as hundreds of coronavirus patients crowd emergency rooms, and hospitals scramble to open more intensive care space.
A Spike in People Dying at Home Suggests Coronavirus Deaths in Houston May Be Higher Than Reported
In Houston, one of the nation’s fastest-growing coronavirus hot spots, more residents are dying before they can make it to a hospital. Medical examiner data shows that an increasing number of these deaths are the result of COVID-19.
Internal Messages Reveal Crisis at Houston Hospitals as Coronavirus Cases Surge
Texas was one of the first states in the nation to ease social distancing mandates. In Houston, the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 has quadrupled since Memorial Day. “It’s time to be alarmed,” one expert said.
Trump Admin Proposes Weakening Rules Governing Organ Transplant Centers
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