Mario Diaz, KPRC 2 Houston

Mario Diaz

KPRC 2 Houston

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Mario:

Houston Police Department under scrutiny after recent string of deadly officer-involved shootings

The Houston Police Department is being scrutinized after six deadly officer-involved shootings in the past five weeks. This is as Houston’s Police Chief Art Acevedo comments on the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis this week. → Read More

FBI is looking into controversial, deadly officer-involved shooting of man on his knees, Acevedo says

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo admitted to Channel 2 Investigates Wednesday that the FBI has requested information into the deadly officer-involved shooting that left a man dead in April. → Read More

Groups call for HPD to release body camera footage from recent officer-involved shootings

The death of 27-year old Nicolas Chavez on Houston’s east side was the first of six officer-involved shootings in nearly a month. The latest one taking place Sunday night on the southside. → Read More

Record low of Americans expected to travel over Memorial Day weekend

2020 Memorial Day weekend travel at Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports is significantly different from past years. → Read More

Here are the Houston COVID-19 hot spots as officials push residents to be tested

Two months ago when the pandemic was still new to the Houston area, KPRC 2 Investigates identified several “super neighborhoods” that had a high number of coronavirus cases. → Read More

'Fairly complicated’: City addresses delay in reporting of COVID-19 deaths

At a time when the number of positive cases and deaths plays a significant role in how officials respond in the Houston area, Dr. David Persse, the city’s top doc, told KPRC 2 Investigates, “The reporting of a death is actually fairly complicated and it involves multiple steps.” → Read More

Struggling airlines working on cheaper fares and passenger safety ahead of summer travel season

On April 14, 2019, more than 2 million people took a flight on our nation’s airlines. One year later, on April 14, 2020, just over 87,000 people flew. That’s a staggering 95% drop due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s left the airlines struggling for survival. → Read More

‘Curse you COVID,’ child says about dispute over Pasadena playground closure

Controversy is bubbling up in Pasadena and it’s not child’s play. → Read More

Memorial Hermann testing new ways of checking temperatures while social distancing

For a look at the future of building entrances, all one has to do is go to Memorial Hermann at the Texas Medical Center. → Read More

Coronavirus changing the way people view working in traditional office spaces

As Texas continues reopening for business, it’s becoming clear that the traditional workspace may not work in a world with the coronavirus. → Read More

Harris County small businesses struggle to get loans from county’s $10M program, federal program

Small businesses in Harris County are still struggling to find loans to help keep afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

After overnight raid, Club Onyx files for temporary restraining order against city

The owner of Club Onyx, the strip club that tried to reopen as a restaurant in the early hours of Friday morning, has filed a petition for a temporary restraining order against the city of Houston to prevent another shutdown. → Read More

FAQs: Childcare, employment questions answered as parents get ready to head back to work

Working parents have a lot of questions mounting as their employers get ready to ask workers to get back to work. Sidd Rao, a partner and employment attorney at the firm Shellist Lazarz Slobin LLP, says it’s the number one topic he’s been getting calls on. → Read More

Houston’s struggling restaurants preparing for ‘new normal’ with post-pandemic reopening

Restaurants make up a large piece of the Texas economy, especially in Houston, where there are as many as 350,000 people working in the industry. According to the Texas Restaurant Association, a staggering 61% of those workers are currently out of a job. → Read More

INVESTIGATES: Conversations underway to dismantle costly temporary hospital at NRG Park

Less than 24 hours after KPRC 2 Investigates reported high priced salaries for a multi-million dollar taxpayer-funded medical facility at NRG Park that sits empty, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo described the original $60 million contract as: “The best deal we could possibly get for Harris County.” → Read More

Commissioners may soon pull the plug on Harris County’s pop-up hospital at NRG Park

Channel 2 Investigates has learned Harris County Commissioners could pull the plug on the temporary medical shelter at NRG Park as early as next week. → Read More

‘Tough times never last, tough Texans do’: How Texas is slowly getting back in business

Texas is slowing taking steps to get back in business, according to an announcement made by Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday. → Read More

Houston leaders uncertain of which sectors should reopen first after pandemic

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo is not sharing much regarding her plans to restart Harris County’s economy except stating, “We’re in conversations right now about what we would open up” on Thursday morning. → Read More

Fort Bend County residents attempting to flatten unexpected financial curve

Hundreds of Fort Bend County residents are attempting to flatten a different type of curve. → Read More

After losing loved one to COVID-19, Richmond man joins class-action lawsuit against China

A local man lost a loved one to COVID-19, and now he's part of a class-action lawsuit against China claiming that country is responsible. → Read More