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Mike Hixenbaugh

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

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

Latest from Mike Hixenbaugh

29d ago

Protesters' anguished shouts fail to dampen gun enthusiasm at NRA convention in Houston

Less than 72 hours after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, thousands of gun owners gathered at an NRA meeting in Houston.
29d ago

NRA convention in Houston met with fiery protest co-organized by Black Lives Matter

Houston’s 90-degree weather could not stop crowds of people from protesting outside the National Rifle Association’s 151st annual convention on Friday, just
29d ago

In Uvalde, Latinos worry over enduring mental health toll of school shooting

Parents and mental health professionals in Uvalde, Texas worry about the longterm mental health effects of kids and adults as they grapple with the school shooting.

‘Everybody was scared’: Students describe harrowing moments after gunman entered Texas school

Students who survived the deadly school shooting at Robb Elementary School that killed 19 students and two teachers on Tuesday have described their harrowing experiences.

The Uvalde school district had an extensive safety plan. 19 children were killed anyway.

After the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting, experts said that even security plans that appear to be up to the latest standards may have gaps and fall short.
30d ago

A teacher in Uvalde, Texas, describes ‘the longest 35 minutes of my life’

Uvalde, Texas teacher describes school shooting at Robb Elementary.

Texas gunman warned of Uvalde school shooting in private Facebook message

The man who gunned down 19 children and two teachers killed in Tuesday’s elementary school massacre wrote "I’m going to shoot an elementary school" in a Facebook message 15 minutes before he barricaded himself inside a classroom and fired indiscriminately, officials said.

A teacher in Uvalde, Texas, describes 'the longest 35 minutes of my life'

A teacher in Uvalde, Texas, describes ‘the longest 35 minutes of my life’

Abbott calls Texas school shooting a mental health issue but cut state spending for it

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls the Uvalde school shooting a mental health issue but actually cut the state budget for mental health programs this year.

Uvalde librarian thought about canceling storytime. Instead, she made it a refuge.

Librarians in Uvalde, Texas, considered keeping the library closed after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. But they decided that the community needed a safe space.
38d ago

Laws restricting lessons on racism are making it hard for teachers to discuss the massacre in Buffalo

After a gunman killed 10 Black people in Buffalo, New York, teachers are grappling with anti-critical race theory laws that limit what they can discuss with students.