Maria Salazar, FOX26Houston

Maria Salazar


Houston, TX, United States

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Past articles by Maria:

AAMA connects 16-to-24-year-olds to educational and work opportunities

The program began in late 2019. The goal is to help find work and educational opportunities for what they call opportunity youth or 16-to-24-year-olds who are not working or in school. → Read More

Pasadena mother raising awareness about suicide prevention after losing her sons

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people ages 10 to 34 in the U.S. and Texas. → Read More

Communities north of Galveston cleaning up following Nicholas

The wind was howling, trees knocked down, and transformers exploded in the distance in Clear Lake Shores. → Read More

Houstonians reflect on how 9/11 changed their lives

This Saturday will make 20 years since the deadly attacks on the World Trade Center. And FOX 26's Maria Salazar shows how Houstonians will never forget the memory of those victims who lost their lives that fateful day. → Read More

Texas teen uses TikTok to sabotage abortion whistleblower website

A Fort Bend Co. teen went online, used some sarcasm when telling her followers what to do to overwhelm the website and cause it to crash, which it did. → Read More

Houston Methodist confirms around 50 cases of mu variant

Last week, the World Health Organization identified the mu variant as a new variant of interest. The delta variant is classified as a variant of concern. → Read More

Ida's aftermath: Evacuees in Houston are unsure when they'll return home

Some evacuees from Louisiana are still here in Houston after escaping from the devastating Hurricane Ida. And while the mayor of New Orleans has encouraged residents to come back home, some in Houston say they unsure of when they'll return. → Read More

Stories of COVID: Hospital chaplains on trying to comfort patients, staff, and themselves during the pandemic

They describe the suffering by COVID-19 patients they witness every day stemming from isolation and regret. Patients and families are unable to be together when they need each other the most. → Read More

Spring Branch ISD parents pull their kids out of school over COVID-19 concerns

Some Spring Branch ISD parents say they are scrambling to figure out how they will school their kids this year. → Read More

Katy ISD goes back to school with virtual option for grades K-6, without a mask requirement

There was plenty of excitement as Haskett Jr. High welcomed students for the very first time, but all of this happened as local health officials continue to paint a grim backdrop for back to school as COVID-19 cases hospitalizations continue to rise. → Read More

More than 150 parents, doctors continue to push Spring Branch ISD to issue a mask mandate

Houston doctors, who are also parents of children at Spring Branch ISD, say they are still waiting on an answer. More than 150 of them and other local doctors signed a letter to the school board urging the district to issue a mask mandate. → Read More

Spring Branch ISD parents, physicians sign petition to ask district to require masks

Some parents with students in Spring Branch ISD say they're running out of time. They're trying to sway the school board to issue a mask mandate before kids go back to class on Monday. → Read More

Unvaccinated pregnant women infected with COVID-19 are more likely to have complications, pre-term birth

The CDC is now saying that pregnant people with COVID-19 are at an increased risk of preterm birth and other pregnancy complications. → Read More

Once COVID-19 skeptics, local couple changes view on vaccine after battling infection

The nightmare for Lee Ramos and his family began about a week ago. In the middle of the night, Lee, a healthy 30-year-old, was having severe chest pain. → Read More

There was a nursing shortage before the pandemic, new COVID-19 hospitalizations are making it worse

A local hospital is declaring an internal disaster due to a serious nursing shortage. At LBJ Hospital, the wait times in some cases have exceeded 30 hours. → Read More

New CDC document reveals how new information about delta variant transmissibility

A CDC document revealed new information about the delta variant, including its impact on vaccinated people → Read More

Breakthrough COVID-19 hospitalizations remain low despite delta variant fueling cases

Local cases of COVID-19 continue to rise as the delta variant drives the fourth wave of the pandemic. → Read More

Local gymnast hopeful Simone Biles' exit from Olympics sparks change

Simone Biles is bringing attention to the extreme stress that elite athletes face when competing. → Read More

Community rallies around 3 young children whose parents, sister were murdered

A mother and her 6-year-old daughter were laid to rest Saturday. They were two of the three people shot and killed in their southwest Houston apartment. → Read More

Honoring Houston dads and the role they have in our lives for Father's Day!

On this Father's Day, we honor dads and the role they and other father figures have in our lives. → Read More