Maribel Molina

Online content producer

Maribel Molina is an online content producer for the Austin American-Statesman. She joined the team as a full-time staffer in June 2015. Previously, she worked at the Houston Chronicle as a web producer for news and features. She interned for the Statesman in the summer of 2013 and continued as a contractor while in school. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014. 

Latest from Maribel Molina

Here's what was happening in Austin the last year it was this cold
 Austin residents woke to temperatures in the teens Wednesday morning, thanks to winter storm Inga. The city’s main weather station at Camp Mabry recorded a temperature of 18 degrees, almost tying the 17-degree weather on Feb. 2, 2011. That means today was the coldest day in Austin since then.  So what was Austin like...

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Austin residents woke to temperatures in the teens Wednesday morning, thanks to winter storm Inga. The city’s main weather station at Camp Mabry recorded a temperature of 18 degrees, almost tying the 17-degree weather on Feb. 2, 2011. That means today was the coldest day in Austin since then.  So what was Austin like...
Icy roads in the Houston area have caused an actual traffic nightmare
 Ice and roads don’t mix well, especially for Texans. “Black ice” over roadways can lead to serious crashes if cars skid, so officials caution drivers to either avoid areas with the potential to freeze, like overpasses, or to just skip driving altogether.  Unfortunately, for a city like Houston, keeping drivers off the...

Posted: a minute ago

Ice and roads don’t mix well, especially for Texans. “Black ice” over roadways can lead to serious crashes if cars skid, so officials caution drivers to either avoid areas with the potential to freeze, like overpasses, or to just skip driving altogether.  Unfortunately, for a city like Houston, keeping drivers off the...
Icy weather in Austin area forcing Central Texans to work from home
 If school children get to have an “ice day” off, why not the adults? Many Central Texas employers heeded officials warnings and offered their employees the chance to work from home and avoid the icy roads.  TRAVEL DANGER: Avoid driving if possible; freeze won’t end until Thursday, forecasters say  Forecasters...

Posted: 23 hours ago

If school children get to have an “ice day” off, why not the adults? Many Central Texas employers heeded officials warnings and offered their employees the chance to work from home and avoid the icy roads.  TRAVEL DANGER: Avoid driving if possible; freeze won’t end until Thursday, forecasters say  Forecasters...
Videos show bats flying inside Texas Walmart
 A Texas Walmart location is getting extra attention after shoppers recorded videos of bats flying around the store.  According to TV station ABC13, the bats apparently live in the lawn and garden section of the store located just south of Houston in Alvin. The animals made their way into the supermarket area where items like meats...

Posted: 5 days ago

A Texas Walmart location is getting extra attention after shoppers recorded videos of bats flying around the store.  According to TV station ABC13, the bats apparently live in the lawn and garden section of the store located just south of Houston in Alvin. The animals made their way into the supermarket area where items like meats...
Videos show bats flying inside Walmart store in Texas
 A Texas Walmart location is getting extra attention after shoppers recorded videos of bats flying around the store.  According to TV station ABC13, the bats apparently live in the lawn and garden section of the store located just south of Houston in Alvin. The animals made their way into the supermarket area where items like meats...

Posted: 6 days ago

A Texas Walmart location is getting extra attention after shoppers recorded videos of bats flying around the store.  According to TV station ABC13, the bats apparently live in the lawn and garden section of the store located just south of Houston in Alvin. The animals made their way into the supermarket area where items like meats...
You’ll have to wait a little longer for crawfish season this year
 Turns out those delicious “mudbugs” have been spending more time, well, in the mud.  Suppliers say a combination of Hurricane Harvey damage and unusually cold temperatures across states along the Gulf of Mexico has slowed crawfish production. While crawfish can be available throughout the year, the peak season of fresh...

Posted: 6 days ago

Turns out those delicious “mudbugs” have been spending more time, well, in the mud.  Suppliers say a combination of Hurricane Harvey damage and unusually cold temperatures across states along the Gulf of Mexico has slowed crawfish production. While crawfish can be available throughout the year, the peak season of fresh...