Megan Menchaca, Austin American-Statesman

Megan Menchaca

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Past articles by Megan:

Gov. Abbott directs $123M in federal COVID-19 relief funding toward education in Texas

The final round of funding from the relief fund came through the CARES Act, which includes nearly $82 billion in aid for education. → Read More

University of Texas relieves nearly $5 million in student debt

The university discharged the debt of 8,144 students, with an average amount discharged of about $610 per student. → Read More

UT looks to pay $20M to consultant to cut procurement costs, improve campus diversity

Bain & Company will be working with UT on inefficiencies in the university’’s current purchasing processes and its strategic plan. → Read More

UT moves more classes back to classrooms as COVID-19 case numbers drop

University of Texas officials allowed faculty to reduce classroom occupancy or move classes online for the first few weeks of the year. → Read More

U.S. Department of Education opens investigation into mask mandate ban in Texas schools

The investigation will focus on whether Texas is violating federal law by preventing disabled students from safely returning to in-person classes. → Read More

University of Texas hits record undergraduate Hispanic student enrollment

Hispanic student enrollment at the University of Texas has steadily increased over the past decade, reaching 27.1% this year, according to new data. → Read More

University of Texas sees relatively low COVID-19 numbers early in the semester

After a week and a half of classes, UT has reported an estimated 179 total active COVID-19 cases among students, staff and faculty as of Thursday. → Read More

UT students protest "The Eyes of Texas" at event welcoming new students

A group of about two dozen University of Texas students screamed and held up a banner as members of The Longhorn Band played “The Eyes of Texas." → Read More

ACC mandates masks, moves most classes online for 3 weeks

Austin Community College students, staff, and visitors over the age of 2 are required to wear masks while on school property. → Read More

Buc-ee's tops list of America's cleanest bathrooms once again

Buc-ee's is the cleanest place to use the restroom in the nation, according to a new report.GasBuddy, a smartphone app which connects drivers with pit → Read More

TxDOT shares messages from 'The Waterboy' for Mother's Day

Texas drivers received a creative reminder to stay safe from the Texas Department of Transportation during Mother’s Day weekend.TxDOT shared two famous quotes from the movie "The Waterboy" on electronic safety signs across Texas. The signs read "Mama say buckle up Bobby Boucher" and "Be safe drive smart love mama."The movie stars Adam Sandler as Bobby Boucher, Jr. an oddball college football… → Read More

Austin makes list of U.S. cities with the most $100K+ jobs

Austin had more jobs with six-figure salaries in May than most of the country, according to a new report.Ladders Inc., a website focused on high-paying → Read More

540-pound alligator hit by car, caught in Texas neighborhood

For most people, the daily morning commute probably doesn’t involve a a 540-pound alligator. But that’s exactly what some residents of one Texas neighborhood saw on Wednesday.According to TV station KTRK, the Houston Police Department responded to a 9-foot alligator on a street in Clear Lake at around 5:30 a.m. The gator moved from a local bayou to dry land after heavy rain Tuesday evening,… → Read More

540-pound alligator hit by car, caught in Texas neighborhood

For most people, the daily morning commute probably doesn’t involve a a 540-pound alligator. But that’s exactly what some residents of one Texas neighborhood saw on Wednesday.According to TV station KTRK, the Houston Police Department responded to a 9-foot alligator on a street in Clear Lake at around 5:30 a.m. The gator moved from a local bayou to dry land after heavy rain Tuesday evening,… → Read More

540-pound alligator hit by car, caught in Texas neighborhood

For most people, the daily morning commute probably doesn’t involve a a 540-pound alligator. But that’s exactly what some residents of one → Read More

540-pound alligator hit by car, caught in Texas neighborhood

For most people, the daily morning commute probably doesn’t involve a a 540-pound alligator. But that’s exactly what some residents of one Texas neighborhood saw on Wednesday.According to TV station KTRK, the Houston Police Department responded to a 9-foot alligator on a street in Clear Lake at around 5:30 a.m. The gator moved from a local bayou to dry land after heavy rain Tuesday evening,… → Read More

540-pound alligator hit by car, caught in Texas neighborhood

For most people, the daily morning commute probably doesn’t involve a a 540-pound alligator. But that’s exactly what some residents of one Texas neighborhood saw on Wednesday.According to TV station KTRK, the Houston Police Department responded to a 9-foot alligator on a street in Clear Lake at around 5:30 a.m. The gator moved from a local bayou to dry land after heavy rain Tuesday evening,… → Read More

540-pound alligator hit by car, caught in Texas neighborhood

For most people, the daily morning commute probably doesn’t involve a a 540-pound alligator. But that’s exactly what some residents of one → Read More

540-pound alligator hit by car, caught in Texas neighborhood

For most people, the daily morning commute probably doesn’t involve a a 540-pound alligator. But that’s exactly what some residents of one → Read More

540-pound alligator hit by car, caught in Texas neighborhood

For most people, the daily morning commute probably doesn’t involve a a 540-pound alligator. But that’s exactly what some residents of one → Read More