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Mike Hixenbaugh

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

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

Latest from Mike Hixenbaugh

45d ago

In bitterly divided election in Southlake, Texas, opponents of anti-racism education win big

Candidates who opposed a local school diversity plan took about 70 percent of the vote in the wealthy Dallas-Fort Worth suburb.
48d ago

Texas enabled the worst carbon monoxide poisoning catastrophe in recent U.S. history

A family used their car to stay warm when a storm brought down the Texas power grid. In a state that doesn’t require CO alarms, they had no warning they were poisoning themselves.
51d ago

In Texas, Biden's infrastructure plan raises hope of an 'Ike Dike' to protect against hurricanes

President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan could include funding for the "Ike Dike," which would shield Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast from storms.
78d ago

Texas lawmakers weigh changes to protect families wrongly accused of child abuse

Following an NBC News investigation, lawmakers want families to be allowed a second medical opinion before CPS takes a child from home.
84d ago

Doctor removed from expert role in diagnosing child abuse amid questions about her credibility

An NBC News investigation raised questions about the truthfulness of a Seattle-area abuse expert. Now prosecutors are reviewing cases she worked on.
92d ago

Kentucky mom alleges hospital workers missed her cancer — then covered up their mistake

Kim Johnson is not only battling a deadly disease, but also a health system that went to extraordinary lengths to hide an error, her lawyers say.

Texans recovering from COVID-19 needed oxygen. Then the power went out

The number of Texans dependent on home oxygen equipment was at “an all-time high” when a storm overwhelmed the power grid, leaving many struggling for air.
100d ago

Texans recovering from Covid-19 needed oxygen. Then the power went out.

The number of Texans dependent on home oxygen equipment was at “an all-time high” when a storm overwhelmed the power grid, leaving many struggling for air.
112d ago

A viral video forced a wealthy Texas suburb to confront racism. A 'silent majority' fought back.

Southlake is known for its top-ranked public schools. But a heated fight over a diversity plan has some parents questioning their future in the city.
147d ago

Americans mark an unconventional inauguration as Biden ascends to presidency

People across the country found ways to celebrate in small groups or on Zoom, as the pandemic and concerns about violence altered traditional events.
188d ago

He treated Houston's most desperate Covid patients. Then he became a victim.

For months, Dr. Carlos Araujo-Preza stayed overnight at his hospital to care for Covid patients around the clock. By November, he was the one in need of ICU care.