Medical reporter at @HoustonChron | Former military writer @VirginianPilot | Teaching my kids humility through Cleveland sports.

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Mike Hixenbaugh covers the military for The Virginian-Pilot.

Prior to joining The Pilot in March 2011 to cover Virginia Beach government, he worked for three years at daily newspapers in North Carolina, where he covered stories ranging from local zoning scuffles to a suspected serial killer in ru...

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@Mike_Hixenbaugh — 3,643 followers, 9,575 tweets

Nov 18, 2017

This @TimEberly investigation should get dozens of non-violent Virginia inmates released from prison. Are you reading, @RalphNortham?

Nov 18, 2017

I know @brianmrosenthal included that line merely to embarrass some people. Well done, sir.

Nov 18, 2017

How you know someone doesn't have an actual point: When their argument begins, "A camel is a horse designed by committee..." Um, camels are awesome.

Nov 17, 2017

RT @SchwartzChron: This story will get your blood pumping --> Blindsided: Texas patients squeezed in feud between doctors, insurance c…

Nov 17, 2017

RT @jenny_deam: "As the patient we have the smallest voice, the least amount of resources. Why are we the ones left footing the bil…

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Who do you wish followed you?

Desmond Tutu, Michael Lewis, Jim Thome. In that order.

Why did you become a journalist?

I wanted to be a sports writer in college, but I didn't enjoy writing in cliches or interviewing half-naked linebackers.