@Statesman enterprise reporter. Faith, family & daily desserts. Send tips 📩mtaboada@statesman.com. DMs open
Half as many testing sites are in eastern @TravisCountyTX as in the west, data show. CommUnityCare runs nearly half of the eastern testing sites, which are open a few days a week. Two of the eastern testing sites are in the wealthier Mueller. Read @JulieChang1’s latest analysis twitter.com/statesman/stat…
RT @howardblume: This from School Transportation News ow.ly/Wd5850zO5tP: CDC recommends 1 student per school bus seat, skipping rows.…
Texas school districts are bracing for future cuts and even with federal aid, already are feeling the sting. statesman.com/news/20200514/… #txed twitter.com/tasbnews/statu…
After @AustinISD decided to permanently close Brooke and Pease elementaries at the end of the school year, the campuses said they’d make the most of their final months. But the coronavirus denied the communities their chance to say goodbye #txed #tellewa atxne.ws/3e7nk9x
The coronavirus virus abruptly shuttered schools, robbing seniors of their proms, graduations, so these graduates created magical milestones of their own atxne.ws/2ynpt1z #txed #tellewa
RT @AndrovettLegal: Reactions vary to #Texas Gov. Abbott’s announcement that in-person summer school can begin as soon as June 1 https://t.…
Coronavirus in Texas: Abbott gives ok for in-person summer school but some districts balk statesman.com/news/20200518/… #txed
In today’s @statesman: LEFT BEHIND: How the coronavirus pandemic is widening the achievement gap atxne.ws/2Z3vlrC #txed https://t.co/LbEDDSq9dF
RT @laurenpetrowski: Thanks for your reporting, Melissa
Someone is getting impatient for his long morning walk https://t.co/AqBjZ8REqH
RT @lara_korte: Of course, @melissataboada's return to reporting is a powerful one. "The long-term impact is devastating to these familie…
RT @lara_korte: Again, this is what happens when you have powerful storytellers in your city. Melissa and so many others at the @statesman
RT @AustinVoices: Thank you Melissa and @statesman for telling the stories we need to hear about kids and families in this difficult time.@…
RT @MontseTXAFLCIO: Thank you Jose Carrasco and @AustinVoices for doing a great job assisting the families of the 78758. I am grateful for…
RT @RosyeCloud: Powerful writing by former El Paso classmate @melissataboada on Austin’s lost children. Programs like @College_Promise and…
RT @JohnBridges: A day after reporting a single-day high for #coronavirus deaths, Texas today reported its second-highest total. Combined,…
RT @aarickawash: @oJaison I would definitely read @melissataboada story about #txed budget shortfalls that was published yesterday if I wer…
Coronavirus pandemic hammers Texas school budgets: Education leaders fear a drop in property values and tax collections (primary local source of revenue for districts) & #TxEd funding as state sales taxes tumble and oil & gas prices plunge #txed #tellewa atxne.ws/2zyH9Ym
Spent better of last week going to food distributions, talking to families, educators & going door-to-door w/ @AustinVoices to find "lost" students. Thankful to all who allowed me to see their up close work in reaching these kids. It's impt work & an impt story to tell #tellewa twitter.com/melissataboada…
How the coronavirus pandemic is widening achievement gaps. “These kids have always been missing,” said Jose Carrasco of Austin Voices. “When things like this happen, it brings to light what’s always been there." atxne.ws/2Z3vlrC #txed #tellewa
RT @BronteWittpenn: @melissataboada @LolaGomezC and I worked hard on this one! Please give it a read! twitter.com/statesman/stat…
RT @AutulloAAS: Professional announcement: after nearly four years of covering local courts for the Statesman, I soon will transition to re…
RT @anxious_maria: My last @dallasnews story is a bittersweet one: New and expectant moms are missing out on childbirth traditions, but the…
RT @PhilJankowski: To me, this is the most interesting part of the new stay home, work safe orders @MayorAdler instituted today. Recommendi…
RT @JohnBridges: #Coronavirus was in Texas long before we knew. @brand4on reports that antibody test indicates Bastrop County judge had COV…
Spending the morning at Webb Middle with @AustinVoices, where volunteers are distributing food boxes to families. https://t.co/atws69HBN8
RT @NPRKelly: Proud to work @NPR. More now than ever, when our public service mission feels more critical than ever. THANK YOU to all of…
RT @EvaMarieAyala: .@corbettsmithDMN @AliyyaSwaby @ChronJacob @melissataboada @KMTorralva @lauraisensee & I (+more) are working hard to kee…
RT @CBS11Andrea: BREAKING: Shelley Luther, a Dallas hair salon owner who opened in violation of the governor’s executive order, sentenced t…
RT @KaraCarlson2: It's #GivingTuesday Support local news with #GivingNewsDay by subscribing to your local paper Austin folks, you can ge…
RT @jessicalustig: Accepting the Pulitzer Prize in Commentary for her lead essay in the 1619 Project, @nhannahjones tells the @nytimes staf…
RT @photosbylesko: .@dallasnews Photographer @TomFoxPhoto is named a finalist for The Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. Fox, a…
Are you a high school senior in the Austin area? We are looking for students we can interview and photograph celebrating their milestones in a unique way, i.e senior portraits, alternative proms or their college acceptance. DMs open or email me: mtaboada@statesman.com https://t.co/jjm4VofOdD
RT @JohnBridges: On the first day of the #TexasReopening, the state recorded 1,142 new #coronavirus cases. That's the state's second-highes…
RT @humorandanimals: just in case you needed a good laugh today (Diandra Nugent FB) https://t.co/UqOWume0jN
RT @kbrad5: Austin City Hall was vandalized with red paint and political graffiti sometime overnight. I'm waiting on Austin police for mo…
RT @WesleyLowery: "The job of a journalist is not to have no feelings. It’s to have an incredibly fine-tuned critical-thinking reflex to tr…
RT @dhiott: Editors, @WagsPhoto is a talented visual journalist with a great attitude about work. Happy to vouch for him if you need a refe…
RT @James_Barragan: This dude is an amazing photographer whose work has appeared in the New York Times. If you have the budget, hire him. S…
RT @WagsPhoto: Hey editors! I'm your newest freelancer available for hire in Texas/northern Mexico. I am fluent in Spanish, excel under pr…
@statesman reporter Ariana Garcia is at the scene of protest where Austin police shot and killed a man last night. Several organizations earlier today condemned the shooting, contending it was unwarranted. Story: statesman.com/news/20200424/… twitter.com/Ariana_noGrand…
RT @GinaForAustin: @littlefieldmark @mattlargey @TexasTribune @KUT @austinmonitor @TexasObserver @JulieChang1 @asherprice I’m all in for st…
RT @GinaForAustin: @littlefieldmark @mattlargey @TexasTribune @KUT @austinmonitor @TexasObserver @JulieChang1 @asherprice @statesman Also,…
RT @JohnBridges: Meet the ⁦@UTAustin⁩ professor who’s helping us all understand and stop this pandemic, as reported by ⁦@lara_korte⁩ https…
RT @EddieforTexas: The Week of Giving isn’t over yet! Food insecurity is one of the biggest problems facing working families all across Tex…
RT @utsystem: Chancellor @jbmilliken talked w/ @lara_korte @statesman about how UT institutions are responding to #COVID19. He called the…
RT @MDWilsonSA: Sporting events, festivals in Austin could remain a year away, health authority says. statesman.com/news/20200422/…
RT @corbettsmithDMN: Good Monday morning to all those teachers and parents out there who have yet to find their groove with distance learni…
RT @EvaMarieAyala: First a tornado destroyed her high school. Then a pandemic upended her senior year. “I’ve always been an optimistic per…
Loved this place. Had my 40th bday celebration there 💔 twitter.com/austin360/stat…
RT @SebasAHerrera: NEW: Amazon has fired at least three warehouse employees and reprimanded several others who say they were singled out af…
I’m out on furlough this week. Unfortunately I’m unable to return calls or emails during this time. I’ll be hanging out with these two while I’m gone and will be back on Monday. https://t.co/ZJtLU9YxzI
RT @SheriffChody: Tornado warning for WilCo! Approaching Leander Texas now. Rotation indicated by news in some areas. #TakeShelter https:/…
RT @Hunt_Wx: The tornado warning for Burnet, Williamson, and Travis has been allowed to expire. https://t.co/PgQ5JTr5p1
I’ve been working crazy long hours but some of my new office mates literally are just lying down on the job 😉 https://t.co/4WZJNKxWs3
RT @LuzMorenoLozano: I also covered @AustinISD's grading policy changes today. I'm all about the grades today, y'all.
RT @lara_korte: BREAKING: @gregfenves confirms departure from UT Austin. https://t.co/7SjH5cWZ9G
RT @lara_korte: BREAKING: @gregfenves is expected to take a spot at Emory University. #txed #hookem statesman.com/news/20200406/…
RT @GinaForAustin: If you have the means right now, PLEASE, subscribe to your local paper. Our papers are bringing us life-saving news eve…
BREAKING: @AustinISD is the first major area district to make the call to close its campuses indefinitely atxne.ws/39IgQv0 #txed
RT @LolaGomezC: My story in detail. More than 10 days living a nightmare!! Thank you @lara_korte @BronteWittpenn and @melissataboada for th…
RT @gdinges: Has something good happened to you -- maybe a new job, new baby, new love ... even an awesome recipe -- that you felt guilty b…
No grades this year: TEA waives state accountability ratings amid coronavirus pandemic, reports @LuzMorenoLozano statesman.com/news/20200402/…
RT @taygoldenstein: Already, Texas is behind the rest of the country in its #Census2020 self-response rate (31.3% to 36.2%). With high har…
RT @tplohetski: So proud that @statesman and @KVUE are both partners in this great community effort. https://t.co/zNeTO4xvU8
All my at-home coworkers want to do is nap, eat and ask me about 100x a day to let them outside so they can chase squirrels. I’m sure they’ll both get employee of the month. https://t.co/wa5FXJsAgN
Coronavirus-related layoffs surge in Austin, reports @LoriCHawkins statesman.com/business/20200…
RT @GregHolmanNL: New today: @Gannett announced unpaid newsroom furloughs of 1 week per month during April, May and June. We’re told journa…
RT @AustinISDFood: Update 3/30: Meals may be provided to parents without children being present with proper documentation: Official Letter/…
After a couple reminders, this morning I finally filled out the #Census2020 electronic questionnaire that’s due Wednesday. #BeCounted https://t.co/0l5ZgFa0XP
RT @tplohetski: JUST IN: 179 coronavirus cases in Austin/Travis County; 37 in Williamson.
RT @AMarranara: “The American response to the virus is laying bare class divides that are often camouflaged — in access to health care, chi…
RT @JudgeClayJ: Good morning. I love the people of North Texas❣️You are defeating panic with prayer and personal responsibility; Selfishnes…
RT @Ozzy_Statesman: Williamson County reports first coronavirus death, man in his 70s statesman.com/news/20200328/…
RT @WalnutCreekECP: We ❤️ this video of one our Prek 3 bilingual students sharing tips to stay healthy. Nos encanta este vídeo de unos de n…
RT @RoundRockISD: .@RoundRockISD is set to distribute @Google Chromebooks to students who need access to devices to engage in at-home instr…
RT @EanesISD: Happy to help our healthcare workers on the front lines! Eanes ISD donated 70 of its older, retired iPad 4's to Dell Seton Me…
RT @JulieChang1: Woman over 70 is Travis County's first coronavirus death statesman.com/news/20200327/…
RT @marymhuber: I’ve been amazed at the love pouring out around me in this difficult time — how separation has somehow bred connection. @Lu…
RT @LuzMorenoLozano: Some light in these dark times of #coronavirus: statesman.com/news/20200325/…
Coronavirus pandemic shuts down Austin-area schools and businesses but also opens doors at home, reports @LuzMorenoLozano statesman.com/news/20200325/…
RT @lara_korte: "This is what Texans do when trouble strikes. We reach out a hand to those who need that hand," said the president of the T…
RT @JohnBridges: In addition to dealing with a public health crisis like no other, Gov. Greg Abbott is also having to navigate some tricky…
@AustinISD wIll continue to keep campuses closed until April 13, when the city’s stay-at-home order is scheduled to lift statesman.com/news/20200325/… #txed https://t.co/gLHZyOH7tN
RT @ClaireMcInerny: .@KUT is trying to publish as many COVID related stories in Spanish. They are always free, not behind a paywall. Please…
RT @WholeKidsFnd: We want to thank our school food professionals, who are still going into work every day to feed our children. And some di…
RT @JulieChang1: BREAKING: Shelter-in-place order issued for Austin #txlege statesman.com/news/20200324/…
Trump suggests schools will reopen politi.co/2xkEm40 via @politico
RT @PhilJankowski: Noon press briefing just announced for shelter-in-place orders. Speakers will be @MayorAdler , @JudgeEckhardt , Interim…
RT @PhilJankowski: BREAKING: Coronavirus shelter-in-place will be issued Tuesday for Austin and Travis County statesman.com/news/20200323/…
NEW NUMBERS: Total of 79 people in Travis County test positive for coronavirus statesman.com/news/20200317/…
RT @brand4on: Hey Austin: I'm working on a story about several hospitals' new 'no visitors' policy amid this pandemic for @statesman. Have…
RT @tplohetski: JUST IN: @GovAbbott says he is NOT currently issuing a statewide "shelter in place" order. But he impresses upon all of us…
RT @anxious_maria: “Whether or not schools resume this year depends on whether there is a reduction in covid-19 cases,” Abbott says in resp…
RT @LaurenCaruba: “I’m seeing people who look relatively healthy with a minimal health history, and they are completely wiped out, like the…
RT @teainfo: In response to coronavirus, @GovAbbott, @teainfo and @TexasDeptofAg have teamed up to launch a free meal finder so parents can…
RT @AustinISD: To further assist our families, AISD has created this updated Frequently Asked Questions page that addresses instruction, st…
 
 
 
 
 
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