Mayra Moreno, Houston News

Mayra Moreno

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Recent articles by Mayra:

The University of St. Thomas will now offer low-cost counseling services

The University of St. Thomas will now offer low-cost counseling services for those in the community struggling with a mental health crisis. → Read More

University of St. Thomas professor educates a new generation of bilingual teachers

Dr. Ginny Torres-Rimbau created the Con Cariño program to help students who want to be bilingual teachers with their academic Spanish. → Read More

New clinics in Texas offering unique health care for Hispanic community: 'They're being understood'

Sanitas Medical Center is offering more health care options to the Hispanic community across Texas. Staff speaks their language and know the culture. → Read More

80-pound cannonball found in downtown Houston could date back to Civil War era

We know Houston has a lot of history! On Thursday, construction workers in downtown Houston accidentally hit what was identified as an 80-pound cannonball. But how far back does it date? A professor believes it could go back to the Civil War era. → Read More

Beto O'Rourke holds rally in Houston to discuss 'For the People Act' and voter's rights

Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman will be in Houston Sunday holding a voting rally. He said we need to talk about voting rights and our democracy. → Read More

4-month-old baby dies 2 days after crash on Eastex Freeway

A 3-year-old girl and her 4-month-old baby sister both died from their injuries suffered in a crash on the Eastex Freeway. Houston police said the crash happened on northbound U.S. 59 at Laura Koppe Road late Wednesday morning. → Read More

Mall security guard seen pointing gun at driver in SW Houston

Luis Quintero is suing PlazaAmericas security guard Melissa Marie Jackson, the mall, and the guard's employer after a May 22 encounter that resulted in Jackson raising her firearm at the man. → Read More

Man dies after altercation at group home in south Houston, police say

A man is dead after an altercation broke out at a south Houston group home, police say. It happened at the group home in the 1100 block of Brenford around 3 p.m. on Tuesday. → Read More

Why are migrants risking their lives to cross into US? ABC13 gives you vivid first-hand look

Illegal crossings into the U.S. along the Rio Grande River can happen at any point, even during the day. In the Rio Grande Valley sector alone, from 2020 to 2021, unaccompanied minor crossings have jumped 230%. → Read More

Border crisis: Crossings captured along Rio Grande River

Illegal crossings into the U.S. along the Rio Grande River can happen at any point, even during the day. It's common for groups to wait quietly before making it across. → Read More

Man accused of shooting wife to death in NW Harris County, sheriff says

A man is being accused of shooting and killing his wife in northwest Harris County, authorities say. It happened in the 9500 block of Walnut Glen Drive, just north of the Jersey Village area, on Wednesday around 5:30 p.m. → Read More

3 men shot and killed in northwest Houston, police say

Houston Police are investigating a triple shooting that left three men dead in northwest Houston Monday night. → Read More

Missing mom Erica Hernandez's vehicle found submerged in Pearland pond

Tuesday afternoon a submerged vehicle with a body inside was pulled from a Pearland pond. It matches the description of the vehicle that belongs to a Houston mom who's been missing for weeks. → Read More

Houston woman says someone threw acid on her service dog

The owner of a service dog is begging for your help in finding the person who she says threw acid on him, leaving him with severe injuries. → Read More

Massive fire burning at K-Solv facility in Channelview

The two-alarm fire is burning at an industrial facility on Lakeside Drive. According to the sheriff's office, no evacuations have been ordered at this time. → Read More

Dad says mom accused of overdosing 6-year-old for life insurance was 'thirsty for money'

Mario Sanchez said he will forever remember his son, Jason Sanchez-Marks, as a happy 6-year-old boy who loved to dance and play with his toy cars. → Read More

Black student objects to Lamar Consolidated ISD holding proms at former plantation

Lamar Consolidated ISD student Zenobia Wiley set up a petition against the school district's plan to hold proms at George Ranch Historical Park, a former plantation. → Read More

Matthew McConaughey on Texas governor bid: 'It's a real consideration'

The star actor and proud Texan didn't give a hard no late last year, but that was before criticism, mainly after the winter storm, with current lawmakers. → Read More

Run for Texas governor now 'a real consideration,' Matthew McConaughey says

Matthew McConaughey, the movie actor who calls Texas home, briefly revisited a potential bid to run for state governor during a podcast interview on March 10, 2021. The native Texan previously addressed whether he would ever run for office last November. → Read More

Houston woman accused of buying homes, Land Rover, Chanel items in alleged $3.7M PPP scam

A 37-year-old Houston woman is being accused of buying dozens of luxury items using CARES Act money. The Justice Department indicted 37-year-old LaDonna Wiggins with bank fraud, making a false statement to a bank and money laundering. → Read More