No school today for Rogers ISD

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School has been canceled Thursday for Rogers ISD students due to a water line break in town, according to a post on the Rogers ISD Facebook page. "Due to a main water line break in town, with no timetable of repair, Rogers ISD will not be able to have school today. All out of town extra curricular events will continue as scheduled. Please help us spread the word. We will send a school messenger notice soon," the post said. view article arw

A teacher at Tornillo High School has been arrested on accusations of having "improper relationships with students," sheriff's officials said Wednesday. Andres Soliz, 32, was being held Wednesday in the El Paso County Detention Facility on $40,000 bond. He was charged with two felony counts of improper relationship between educator and student. Court documents obtained by ABC-7 contend that Soliz sent and solicited repeated sexually explicit text messages with two boys last month; the mothers of those students became aware of the "inappropriate" messages and brought them to the attention of the principal. view article arw

A report on employee benefits is on the agenda for the Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees workshop set for 6 p.m. today (Tuesday) in the board room of the administration building, 802 N. Sam Houston Ave. view article arw

Interesting read and there are pictures. - js - HOUSTON, Texas — The indoor swimming pool is the only water Humble ISD wants to see inside Kingwood High School.  Believe it or not, fish ended up in the pool during Hurricane Harvey when water swamped the entire campus.  "There was five feet of water in here," said Humble ISD Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen. "I’m a little more than that, so, it would’ve been almost over my head.” view article arw

Port Neches-Groves ISD had a 95% districtwide attendance rate on its second first-day back after twice canceling school following the Nov. 27 TPC Group explosion, officials say.  “Right now we are doing OK,” Superintendent Mike Gonzales said Monday. “We haven’t heard of any issues whatsoever, but I am sure there is still concerns out there. We are doing the best we can.”  When a monitor near TPC Group detected a large concentration of 1,3-butadiene Wednesday afternoon, the district canceled classes for the remainder of the week — one day after returning for the first time after the initial blast. view article arw

Three people — teenagers but adults in the eyes of the law — have been charged in connection with graffiti at Johnson High School in October. view article arw

"No air quality issues have been discovered at any of our campuses."  Port Neches-Groves ISD will resume classes on Monday after canceling school part of last week when high levels of butadiene were detected.   Julie Gauthier, PNG ISD assistant superintendent for administrative services, announced on social media Sunday that district officials are confident that the air quality issue "has been resolved".  view article arw

The Dallas Independent School District has changed its plans to rebuild the three schools severely damaged by the tornados that hit Dallas in late October.   view article arw

It has been more than six weeks since tornadoes tore through North Texas and displaced hundreds of families. In many cases, there has been little to no positive movement in getting those families back into their homes. Families are maneuvering through insurance claims and adjusters and contractors and that can often take time. view article arw

PORT NECHES, Texas — Officials say levels of 1, 3-Butadiene have been "greatly reduced to non-irritating amounts" in Port Neches in the area of the TPC Group plant. The voluntary evacuation and shelter in place have been lifted, according to the Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management.  In a Thursday afternoon news conference, officials with the Chemical Safety Board said worker's descriptions of events leading up to the explosions are consistent with a butadiene release. CSB teams can do a full investigation once the area is stable and safe. They goal for the group is to 'determine the root cause' for the explosions.  view article arw

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas Independent School District has changed its plans to rebuild three schools severely damaged by the tornados that hit Dallas in late October.  “We have to go fast,” Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa said. “Our goal, we want to reopen this school by August 2022. Our relocation was a sprint, we got that done overnight, but now the marathon is how you rebuild the buildings.”  Under the plan, the district would build a new Jefferson Campus, but a special wing or “lower grade plan” would be the Walnut Hill Languages Academy that combines elementary and middle school grades. view article arw

The family of Ginger Barnes on Tuesday sued the Levelland ISD for a deadly collision involving a school bus. The bus hit a pedestrian at about 6:30 a.m. on February 12 along Highway 114 (19th Street) along the far western edge of Lubbock, Lubbock Police said. view article arw

PNGISD is canceling school for the remainder of the week. This will allow the current shelter in place that has been called for an area of Port Neches to come to an end, and provide the district adequate time to retest the air quality in our schools before students and staff return. Please check our website and social media for updates. (PNGISD website) read more arw

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Texas — Officials say elevated levels for 1, 3-Butadiene have been detected after the TPC fires, and have issued a voluntary evacuation for Port Neches residents.  A temporary shelter for those needing a place to stay has been set up at Ford Park Arena, 5115 Interstate 10 S, Beaumont. Wind is expected to shift direction overnight, and high humidity should keep the vapors close to the ground according to Jefferson County Emergency Management officials.  view article arw

Millions of dollars in federal disaster relief following Dallas' October tornado is now in limbo. A "Presidential Disaster Declaration" hinges on the validation of $38.5 million in uninsured losses, and according to a Federal Emergency Management Administration tally, only $33 million in losses have so far been validated in North Texas. view article arw

A subsidiary of Tulsa-based Williams Companies is suing Texas' oil and gas regulatory agency after it approved a request from Dallas-based Exco Operating Company to burn off natural gas from wells in South Texas even though it was hooked up to Williams' pipeline system.  A major pipeline operator is suing the Texas Railroad Commission — the state agency that regulates oil and gas drilling — alleging that it has blatantly disregarded longstanding state law that restricts the controversial and growing practice of burning off natural gas. view article arw

Humble ISD was awarded a $25 million grant from FEMA to help protect Kingwood High School from flooding in the future, the school announced yesterday. The funds will help the district build a $28 million gate system that will rise automatically during a rain storm. The 8-foot flood gates will be located at all of the entrances to create an ‘inverted aquarium’ that will keep water out of the building, said PBK Principal Architect Jeff Chapman during a school board meeting on Nov. 12. view article arw

PNG Statement - PNGISD is eagerly awaiting our students arrival tomorrow morning. During this time of Thanksgiving we have definitely realized just how much we have to be thankful for. As always, our students and staff safety are our top priority. The district has completed assessments by structural engineers, air safety technicians and restoration services on ALL PNGISD campuses both inside and out. This includes walking all fields, inspecting and cleaning all buses, cleaning classrooms, cleaning playground equipment, testing air quality, etc. We know this has been a traumatic event for our PNGISD family, please contact your campus counselor and/or principal if you have any specific needs or concerns regarding your child. #PNGproud view article arw

Six days after two explosions resulting from a fire at the TPC Group chemical plant shook the Port Neches-Groves community, shattering windows and downing ceiling tiles at several area-schools, students and teachers are expected to return to the classroom this morning. view article arw

More than two years after Hurricane Harvey dumped 4½ feet of water in his home in the Castlewood neighborhood of Aldine, Trinidad Hernandez is eager to see his new kitchen finished. Two workmen installed cabinets and granite countertops last month, part of a design by Hernandez’s brother.  But Hernandez acknowledges the remodel, which includes upgrades to the living room and bathrooms, may be pointless. Using eminent domain, Harris County is seeking to seize his and four other Castlewood properties, raze the buildings on them and convert their part of the neighborhood into a detention basin. Hernandez is fighting his case in court. view article arw

Midway ISD closed on Monday

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Henrietta (KFDX/KJTL) — According to Superintendent Randel Beaver, Midway ISD will be closed Monday due to plumbing issues. We will continue to keep you updated if the cancellation continues. view article arw

 Five campuses in the Port Neches-Groves Independent School District were impacted by Wednesday’s explosion at TPC chemical plant in Port Neches.  Damage was “relatively minor,” school administrators said, including several broken windows and downed ceiling tiles at Port Neches-Groves High School, Port Neches Middle School, Port Neches Elementary School, Woodcrest Elementary School and the district’s alternative campus on Port Neches Avenue. view article arw

The Port Neches-Groves Independent School District will cancel school Monday, December 2, 2019.  If additional schedule changes need to be made, announcements will be made here and on other social media sites on Sunday, December 1, 2019.   read more arw

Four Aldine Independent School District students were transported to a hospital Friday morning following a bus crash involving at least two other vehicles in north Harris County, the district confirmed. The students from Aldine Education Center, an alternative school within the district, were taken to Houston Northwest Hospital as a precaution and were not suffering from “life-threatening" injuries, according to Mike Keeney, a district spokesman. view article arw

Dallas ISD moved forward with plans to handle the tornado recovery in the district. The move included voting to officially close a middle school destroyed by the Oct. 20 tornado. view article arw

A Judson ISD school bus was involved in a crash with another car in Converse Friday morning. view article arw

Reporters gathered for an update on affected Dallas ISD schools less than 24 hours after an EF-3 tornado went on a rampage through North Dallas, and heard superintendent Michael Hinojosa confidently declare the improbable: Thousands of displaced students would be back in class the next day. But this story starts at 9 p.m. Oct. 20, a Sunday during a Dallas Cowboys game when Apple devices alerted with a tornado warning. view article arw

We see homeless people on the side of the roads or crowding CIty Hall. But they are not the only ones that are categorized as "homeless." We forget about the children that fall into a situation that they can't change. view article arw

PORT NECHES, Texas — Port Neches-Groves ISD says the district has regained access to its documents after a ransomware attack last Tuesday. PNG ISD Superintendent Mike Gonzales told 12News attackers worked their way into the district's computers through email.  School officials have worked with the district's insurance company, Travelers, to get access to its systems back.  view article arw

One organization is stepping up to help teachers and students at Mauriceville Elementary by donating backpacks, school supplies and books. The Kids in Need Foundation donated school supplies during a giveaway Wednesday to more than 600 students and 70 staff members in a giveaway in the cafeteria.  view article arw

The City of West has been picking up the pieces since the explosion of a fertilizer plant in 2013, and this process is almost complete. But one more project is sitting at the end of their road to recovery. “It was a Wednesday, April the 13th, 2017. It was a normal day up until 6:30 or 7 o’ clock,” recalls Mayor Tommy Muska. view article arw

Port Neches-Groves ISD paid an undisclosed amount of money via Bitcoin to a suspected overseas cyberattacker who encrypted millions of the district’s files and issued a four-day deadline to respond to the criminal demands.  Bitcoin is a virtual cryptocurrency that can be used to buy products and services.  Daniel Fontenot, the director of information services, safety and homeland security for the district, said information technology staff had gained access to almost all of the files as of Monday morning. view article arw

A student from McAllen was hit by a vehicle at the bus loading area Friday morning. According to McAllen ISD spokesperson Mark May, the incident took place near Alvarez Elementarys school. The student was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. view article arw

A power outage at Riesel Independent School District’s combined junior high and high school facility led officials to cancel classes there for Friday. A message on the district’s Facebook page posted Thursday afternoon states that needed repairs will not be complete by Friday morning view article arw

Authorities are investigating a fire involving a school bus in Peñitas. On Tuesday night, the front of a La Joya Independent School District school bus sparked into flames near Expressway 83. view article arw