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Melanie Lawson

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Past articles by Melanie:

New Crosby ISD superintendent makes history in role

Crosby ISD is facing the same struggles every school district is this fall. But the new superintendent is leading the district forward. → Read More

Cyclist injured in accident received life-saving miracle thanks to doctor

Transportation experts say more than half of serious car accidents happen within five miles of the home, and nearly 70% happen within 10 miles. → Read More

Houstonians who knew MLK remember his life

More than 50 years ago, a bullet changed history and tried to stop change. → Read More

ABC13 to host town hall on reopening Texas and end to statewide COVID-19 mandates

ABC13, Houston's news leader, is gathering elected officials and business leaders for a town hall Thursday (7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CDT), reflecting on your concerns after Gov. Greg Abbott's announcement Tuesday, effectively ending COVID-19 mandates statewide. → Read More

ABC13's Melanie Lawson tells her COVID-19 story to Inside Edition

ABC13 anchor Melanie Lawson's journey with COVID-19 is making national headlines. Lawson was featured on Monday's episode of 'Inside Edition' after she shared her story after testing positive for the virus. → Read More

ABC13 Anchor Melanie Lawson shares her COVID-19 experience

ABC13 Anchor Melanie Lawson has recovered from COVID-19 and shares her experience. → Read More

Kamala Harris' sorority sisters from her alma mater celebrate her Vice Presidential victory

Some of Kamala Harris' sorority sisters from Alpha Kappa Alpha at Howard University discuss what her win means for Black and Asian woman and the role the women played in helping her get elected. → Read More

Fiancée of fallen HPD sergeant says she's ready to forgive killer

Houston police Sgt. Harold Preston was honored at a memorial service on Thursday after he was shot and killed while responding to a domestic incident in the city's southwest side. Now, his fiancée, Flenda Whitney, says she's ready to forgive his killer. → Read More

In ABC13 exclusive, Kamala Harris in Houston before winning VP race

Kamala Harris' trip to Texas on Friday included three stops across the state, including in the Rio Grande Valley, according to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Joel Osteen admits he got emotional at Lakewood Church's reopening

In an exclusive interview with ABC13's Melanie Lawson, Pastor Joel Osteen admits he got emotional on Sunday after seeing so many people come back to Lakewood for its first service open to members. → Read More

Kamala Harris' long-time friends react to historic nomination for vice president

Democratic nominee Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris as his running mate and it was historic in a number of ways, but her long-time friends said she's has been preparing for this her whole life. → Read More

Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church continues to be a staple in Third Ward

'I love Third Ward' were the words given by founding pastor, Rev. Bill Lawson when asked about the neighborhood he decided to build a church in. → Read More

Man who once sued UT for racial discrimination will now receive statue on campus

In the 1940s, Heman Sweatt sued the University of Texas when he wasn't accepted into the law school school because he was Black. → Read More

A look back: John Lewis talks to ABC13 about 'Bloody Sunday'

Remembering John Lewis: This story from 2015 includes perspectives from the late congressman and Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Fiorenza of the Galveston-Houston Diocese. → Read More

LIVE: TSU holds memorial for iconic debate coach Dr. Thomas Freeman

Dr. Thomas Freeman is known for training thousands of students for more than seven decades. → Read More

Legendary Texas Southern University debate coach Dr. Thomas dies at age 100

Dr. Thomas is known for training thousands of students for more than seven decades. → Read More

Afraid of getting sick? Don't fall for a coronavirus con

It's an unprecedented public threat. COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in other parts of the world, has hit the US. → Read More

Historic Missouri City church founded by ex-slaves anticipates renovation

A Houston pastor committed to a $1 million mission to build a new St. John's on the same, historic site. → Read More

Former Texans player fighting to save athletes after twin's death

While much focus has been placed on preventing sports injuries and the importance of hydration, especially here in Texas, student athletes with the sickle cell trait must take extra precautions or face the possibility of deadly consequences. → Read More

Legendary Texas Southern University debate coach Dr. Thomas Freeman turns 100

Happy birthday, Dr. Thomas Freeman! In case you were wondering, yes, he's still showing up to work every day. → Read More