María Méndez is a reporter focused on connecting with Texans to help them navigate politics and public policy and find the resources they need. Previously, she reported on public education at the Austin American-Statesman, border and business issues at Texas Public Radio and politics and breaking news at The Dallas Morning News. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, interned at The Texas Tribune as an engagement fellow and worked for The Daily Texan, UT’s student newspaper. She was born in Guanajuato, Mexico, grew up in Austin and speaks Spanish.
This story was originally published by the Texas Tribune. Students and staff will not return to Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers, the school district’s superintendent said in a statement released on Wednesday. “We are working through plans on how to serve students on other campuses and […]