William Melhado

William Melhado is a breaking news reporter for The Texas Tribune. Originally from Colorado, William graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in chemistry and then taught science at a public high school in the Bronx, New York, while completing a master’s in secondary science education at CUNY Lehman College, also in the Bronx. He then taught science at schools in Tanzania and Nepal before changing careers. He has also received fellowships from the Education Writers Association and The Hechinger Report.


Content by William Melhado

EPA launches investigation into Texas environment agency’s permitting process for concrete batch plants

The federal agency launched the inquiry after complaints from the Harris County Attorney and Lone Star Legal Aid about how the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality issues permits to plants that predominantly impact communities of color

August 10, 2022, 11:00 PDT

At CPAC, conservative Texans show Donald Trump loyalty and support for another presidential run

A straw poll conducted at the conference found that Trump is still the overwhelming favorite among attendees; Sen. Ted Cruz, who spoke at the conference on Friday, came in third with 2% of the straw poll vote, coming up short to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

August 8, 2022, 11:00 PDT


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