Today!  MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a student shot and wounded another student at a North Carolina high school before being taken into custody. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools issued a statement saying the student was shot Monday morning at Butler High School in Matthews. The Matthews Police Department said the student was taken to a hospital but couldn't provide information on the injuries. view article arw

After three years of study, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday that the so-called "Ike Dike" -- the 70-mile-long coastal barrier that could cost as much as $31 billion -- is the preferred choice for protecting the Texas coastline from future storm surges. view article arw

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Dashcam footage shows the moment a Leander ISD school bus was swept away in fast-moving Brushy Creek floodwaters last Tuesday, Oct. 16. The 4-minute video shows the school bus enter the flooded crossing, and then float down the flooded creek for two minutes — hitting trees and debris along the way — before becoming stuck in the water.  According to Leander's assistant chief of police Jeff Hayes, "The Leander Police Department has elected to release a portion of the forward-facing video from the bus in an effort to illustrate the dangers of attempting to drive across a low-water crossing during flood conditions." view article arw

The Donna Independent School District is announcing early release for students due to a major water line break. A broken water pipeline is prompting the evacuation of Veterans Middle School and Salazar Elementary School, according to an online statement by the district.  view article arw

Lubbock-Cooper ISD has announced a delayed start for Lubbock-Cooper High School on Friday, October 26th. The delay comes from the travel distance and scheduling of the Varsity football away game in Wichita Falls on Thursday, Oct. 25th. High School students who ride buses will be picked up two hours behind schedule. This delay is only for Lubbock-Cooper High School. view article arw

38 staff members at LJISD got good news during this week’s board meeting. The La Joya Independent School District Board of Trustees held a regular meeting this Wednesday, and passed an individual choice referendum election for Medicare coverage of 38 employees. view article arw

Vidor ISD superintendent Jay Killgo estimates the district has $12-13 million in damages from Harvey. Both Oak Forest Elementary and Vidor Middle School are unusable right now. Those students are going elsewhere, which is overcrowding some schools. view article arw

Burnet school district officials were probably expecting to get more than two years from the synthetic turf installed at Bulldog Field in 2015, but that didn’t happen and it’s now set the district back $150,000. Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Keith McBurnett, however, said the district is looking to get $105,000 back from one manufacturer. Last year, officials noticed some turf fibers sticking up higher than others, so they took a closer look, McBurnett said. “To most people, it probably wasn’t noticeable,” he said. “We had all the experts look at the field, and they looked at the backside. It needed to be replaced.” view article arw

North American Solutions (NAS), a leading provider of insurance and risk management services for public entities, is excited to announce that Michelle Faust, currently Director, Safety & Risk Management at Round Rock ISD, will be joining the NAS team in January. view article arw

A teen who was severely bruised in a "brutal and excessive" nightstick attack by a Pasadena ISD school resource officer has settled his federal lawsuit for $60,000. Cesar Suquet Jr. was 16 in May 2014 when he went to the principal's office at South Houston High School to retrieve his cell phone, which had been confiscated earlier that day. His request was declined and he was told to leave. view article arw

Garland ISD was one of just 10 districts statewide recently honored by The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). The district’s Risk Management Department earned a 2015 TASB Risk Management Fund Innovation Award for its creative safety video campaign. view article arw

Abilene ISD board approved the bid on Monday evening at its agenda review meeting. Construction coordinator for the district, Joe Humphrey, says Martinez Elementary took the brunt of the storm. view article arw

Three students from Stehlik Intermediate School in the Aldine Independent School District were taken to an area hospital Tuesday morning after a minor collision with a cement mixer. The wreck happened about 8 a.m. on West Road at Deer Trail Drive as the bus was transporting students to the school at 400 West Road, a school district spokeswoman said. The school is just west of Interstate 45. view article arw