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

A water main break in Kaufman has some waking up to no water and classes across the entire school district canceled Wednesday. Officials haven’t said if the freezing temperatures caused a water main to burst around 11:00 p.m. Tuesday. view article arw

Garland High School will reopen Wednesday after repairs were made to a gas line that caused an issue and school closure Tuesday, the district tweeted. The school was closed Tuesday, and Atmos workers made repairs to restore the building's heat. The school district said the city of Garland has been doing detection tests on gas lines throughout the city and an issue was detected in an area around the back parking lot of the high school. view article arw

A water main break at South Washington Street and Fair Road in Kaufman caused all schools in the district to cancel classes Wednesday, officials said around 7:20 a.m. on social media. view article arw

Garland High School students had an unexpected day off on the coldest day of the year so far. They woke up to learn there was no heat on the campus because crews were busy trying to fix a natural gas leak behind the building. A spokesperson for the Garland Independent School District says Atmos Energy has been doing tests of gas lines all over the city, and noticed a leak in a line on school property Monday night. Fixing it required shutting off the gas and the heat, and it would have been too cold to hold classes without it. view article arw

Systems are down for Port Neches-Groves ISD after district computers were attacked by ransomware. PN-G ISD Superintendent Mike Gonzales told 12News attackers worked their way into the district's computers through email. They have a cyber security forensic team working on it, and the hope is to have the issue resolved in the next couple days. view article arw

The West Oso Independent School District closed all campuses Tuesday morning due to electrical issues at the high school. The electrical issues “created problems with telephone, internet and communication systems, and heating” across the district, said Diane Jackson, secretary to Superintendent Conrado Garcia. The cause of the electrical disruption was unknown, she said. view article arw

Fort Worth and Crowley independent school districts are opening early Tuesday morning so students won't have to wait outside in the cold. view article arw

As of 5:49 a.m. on Nov. 12, Hutto ISD will operate on a two-hour delay Tuesday, due to weather. Buses will run two hours later than normal as well, according to the district.   view article arw

As of 6 a.m. on Nov. 12, Pflugerville ISD will operate on a two-hour delay Tuesday, due to weather. Buses will run two hours later than normal as well, according to the district. view article arw

Garland High School is closed today due to a gas leak, according to school officials.  view article arw

The temperature dropped into the 30s Tuesday morning, and many are feeling the chill. But, will this cause delays at your school?  Probably not. So far, no school has closed their doors to students today or changed their schedule. Alpine Independent School District said their schools will remain open, but no out of town bus routes will be running.  view article arw

TEXAS – Due to freezing temperatures across the region, several school districts have announced delayed start times for students, teachers, and support staff. view article arw

Tuesday’s cold weather has prompted some Austin-area schools and government agencies to announce delays to classes and office hours. The Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Georgetown, Lake Travis, Del Valle, Manor, Marble Falls, Wimberley, Hays, Bastrop, Eanes, Hutto, Dripping Springs, Lockhart and Lago Vista districts said classes at their schools will begin two hours later.  School buses will also run two hours late, school officials said. view article arw

This past weekend, student-athletes volunteered to help sort through old and donated athletic gear for one of Dallas ISD's campuses hit the hardest in the October tornado outbreak. Athletes from June Shelton School and Evaluation Center helped Edward H. Carey Middle School athletes, and it was #SomethingGood. About 30 student-athletes from Shelton, alongside their parents, volunteered at Medrano Middle School on Saturday, one of Carey's temporary homes, to sort through the gear. view article arw

When Mother Nature strikes and puts us in our place, humanity responds so when a tornado destroyed Thomas Jefferson High School, North Texans did something too. Each day since and all through the day, the helpers keep coming. "I brought some tablets, binders, markers," said a staffer from a nearby school, delivering supplies to the once shuttered Thomas Edison Middle School, which is now the temporary home of Thomas Jefferson High. view article arw

The La Joya Independent School District is “extremely overpaying” for health insurance, according to a consultant who briefed the school board last month. La Joya ISD asked Fort Worth-based Higginbotham, which provides insurance and financial services, to review the school district’s contract with Ruth Villarreal Insurance. view article arw

Pearland Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect they say vandalized several Pearland ISD schools. Police say the suspect smashed windows at Berry Miller Junior High, Rogers Middle School and Massey Ranch Elementary School. They said the alleged crimes happened overnight into the early morning hours. view article arw

Police are searching for a suspect who bashed in dozens of windows at three Pearland ISD schools on FM1128, according to Pearland police and multiple media reports. Police released images on Saturday of a person dressed in a black-and-white hoodie walking around Berry Miller Jr. High, Rogers Middle School and Massey Ranch Elementary. The suspect has smashed 68 windows and caused over $30,000 in damage at the schools, according to ABC13. view article arw

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — The Dallas School District must determine how, if and when to rebuild three heavily damaged schools.  The schools were in the path of the Oct. 20 tornado that left widespread damage in parts of Northwest and Northeast Dallas, as well as Richardson and Garland. view article arw

Central Market is donating $50,000 to Dallas ISD to help with tornado damage repairs.  view article arw

Students and staff whose schools were damaged by the Dallas tornado were surprised Wednesday with visits from the Dallas Cowboys and Stars. Dallas Cowboys players served Papa John’s Pizza, Raising Canes, and Tiff’s Treats to Walnut Hill Elementary teachers, whose classrooms were moved to Tom Field Elementary School. view article arw

Shortly before dismissal on Wednesday, Connally High School received a threat through phone. view article arw

DALLAS, Texas — Trustees for the Dallas Independent School District voted unanimously Tuesday night to bypass the public bidding process for goods and contracts needing to be purchased immediately to aid campuses and staff impacted by last Sunday's EF-3 tornado.   The meeting itself started with several huzzah moments but quickly turned to focus on what the district must do financially to fully rebuild.  view article arw

Dallas school officials are moving fast to find quick fixes for students and staff whose schools were hit hard by this month’s tornadoes. What comes next will be a marathon. Most immediately, some school roofs need to be repaired. New heating systems need to be installed before temperatures drop too low. view article arw

FEMA crews toured parts of Richardson slammed by last week’s tornado, assessing the damage at public facilities and the storm debris. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said in Richardson alone, there are more than 45,000 square yards of debris, and that it could cost the city $1.5 million to remove it. He and other local leaders are hoping the federal government will pick up the tab for cities and other local governments for clean-up and recovery. view article arw

Lubbock ISD says they are monitoring the cold weather if there is a need to cancel or delay school. Dr. Kathy Rollo, Lubbock ISD Superintendent, said in the morning, the district will send out surveyors across the city around 4 a.m. and if they determine the roads are unsafe, the district will notify parents by 6 a.m. whether classes are canceled or delayed. “Most importantly, if there is school, we just want parents to make sure kids are bundled up and warm, especially if they ride the bus,” said Rollo. view article arw

Officials with St. Mark's School of Texas say classes will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The school's 40-acre campus took a direct hit by an EF-3 tornado last week. School leaders said the Hicks Athletic Center is a complete loss and several other buildings were damaged.However the only building that will not be usable when classes resume is the Decherd Fine Arts Center, which will take several weeks to repair. view article arw

Reliant will donate $25,000 for hundreds of teachers from several Dallas ISD schools who rushed to set up new classrooms after an EF-3 tornado tore through their schools. Teachers from Thomas Jefferson High School, Edward H. Cary Middle School and Walnut Hill Elementary School will benefit from the donation. They went above and beyond to welcome students for a second first-day of classes, just a few days after Sunday's destructive storm. view article arw

Before Alvarado’s Thursday night varsity football showdown at Dallas Hillcrest, the Indians and various Alvarado ISD programs and clubs donated $4,000 to the Dallas ISD Tornado Disaster Relief Fund. Dallas Hillcrest was among the numerous Dallas ISD schools hit hard by Sunday’s outburst of tornadoes that left severe damage in the area. Power wasn’t restored to Franklin Stadium — the site of Alvarado’s win over the Panthers — until the day before the game. And a couple of Dallas ISD school campuses will likely be a “complete loss,” according to DISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa. view article arw

DALLAS, Texas (KETK) – Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones surprised a Dallas high school with a gift of $1 million.  The money from the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation and the NFL Foundation will help Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas rebuild its football field and replace football equipment lost last Sunday when tornadoes struck the North Texas area.  “Our family, the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL Foundation are proud to be a part of this announcement today,” said Charlotte Jones Anderson, Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer, and Chair of the NFL Foundation. view article arw

The students and staff from Dallas’ Thomas Jefferson High School have spent Homecoming Week adjusting to a new home – a stand-in school building nine miles away from their tornado-damaged building. As a result of the damage and turmoil caused by the EF-3 tornado that touched down on top of Thomas Jefferson High, as it carved a 17-mile path through the city, the Dallas Independent School District has been forced to scramble to ready a replacement campus in West Dallas, in the former Thomas Edison Middle Learning Center, and procure the equipment needed to carry on class and host a Homecoming football game. view article arw

Thousands of Dallas ISD kids and their teachers transferred to different schools Wednesday. They were forced from their damaged home campuses because of the weekend's tornado. All Thomas Jefferson High School students are now attending classes at Thomas Edison school in west Dallas. Wednesday was moving day, the first day of school at a new campus and a traumatic transfer all rolled into one. It was tough for students and teachers, including second year Thomas Jefferson English instructor Katelyn Velasco who was missing her old classroom. view article arw

Richland Elementary school will reopen Friday. Students spent 2 days in a temporary space while power was restored after the tornado.  view article arw

A south Texas school district is notifying parents after its network was hacked. According to the Cuero ISD Facebook page, the "network security incident" impacted certain computer labs, library and other systems at Cuero High School. The district said it took measures to contain the incident and an investigation was launched. view article arw