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Children in a Kingwood daycare were moved upstairs as a precaution after some water seeped in Tuesday afternoon. "It never got above their toes," the director of Kids in Action Daycare told us. She said rumors that the water was waist-deep aren't true, and the children are safe. view article arw

Due to flooding on several streets in the Lake Houston area, Humble ISD has canceled all after-school activities. However, Kingwood Park High School is keeping their students on campus because Woodland Hills Drive and Northpark Drive were not passable as of 3:40 p.m. Other campuses are now experiencing delayed buses. view article arw

Nearly 400 homes took on water from the Tuesday’s heavy rain in Kingwood, according to Houston firefighters. Boats and trucks helped rescue people trapped inside their homes. At last check, emergency responders got more than 250 calls for high water rescues throughout Tuesday night's severe weather. The National Weather Service in Houston says the Kingwood area got has much as 10 inches of rain on Tuesday. view article arw

Hurricane Preparedness Week

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Each May, Texans set aside a week to raise awareness of the destructive force hurricanes can bring to communities, neighborhoods, and local economies. The Texas coastline and inland communities are at a greater risk of hurricanes during the six month period that runs from June through November. As a result, we as Texans must come together and prepare for these potentially life-threatening forces of nature. view article arw

On Monday, the superintendent of Humble Independent School District said that damage from a fierce but short-lived storm Friday was relatively minimal but will prompt a review of what the district can do to keep the school from flooding. The school was devastated by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 after suffering from flood damage. view article arw

Students and staff worked to push out water that got into Kingwood High School during Friday's storm. The Humble ISD Superintendent sayid the storm overwhelmed the sewer system, and there was minor wind and water damage in a few hallways, a weight room, a training room, and one classroom.    view article arw

Many residents across the Houston area spent Saturday afternoon cleaning up the damage left by a barrage of storms that hit the region Friday into early Saturday morning. Giant trees smashed into homes, a school was flooded and a young elementary school teacher was killed. view article arw

A fifth grade Lumberton Independent School District student reported "vulgar" language in the STAAR reading test last month, according to information from LISD.  view article arw

Lightning led to a series of fires and heavy rainfall from overnight thunderstorms left flooding issues in several East Texas cities. view article arw

A vandal left behind a trail of destruction at two Woodsboro ISD schools. It began when someone broke into the elementary school sometime overnight. Several windows were broken and teachers’ desks were ransacked. view article arw

Alto ISD is in the process of reconstructing buildings that had to be demolished after tornadoes swept through the area in early April. view article arw

The Overton area has several roads that are flooded and parts of the city are without electricity.  Some Overton Independent School District buses may be delayed on Thursday.  According to Overton ISD superintendent Stephen DuBose, buses may be delayed due to high water as flooding has been reported throughout the area.  Dubose urges parents, students and employees to avoid high water areas on the way to school.   view article arw

MARSHALL, TEXAS (KSLA) - As heavy rains pelt the ArkLaTex on Thursday morning, one East Texas school system has delayed classes. Marshall Independent School District says students at Marshall High School and Marshall Junior High School classes will begin at 9:30 a.m.  Students at WECC, Crockett, Sam Houston, WBT, PTY will begin school at 10 a.m.  Those traveling in this weather is urged to drive safely. view article arw

It's been a few weeks since the devastating tornadoes hit Alto, but a short drive through town shows things are still in disarray. With the school year winding down things are returning to some kind of normal.  The high school was too damaged for students to return so they have been dispersed among the middle and elementary schools. view article arw

SAN AUGUSTINE, TX (KTRE) -When School Superintendent Virginia Liepman first heard about the tornado hitting in San Augustine, they only thing she could think about was the safety of her students.  “When we determined that our kids were safe and there were no fatalities, I mean, what a relief, nothing else matters at that point,” said Liepman.  Liepman said after the storm went through, she got in her car to assess the damages.  “And although I feel like we did not have a lot structural damage to the high school, they did suffer damages to the baseball and football field,” said Liepman. view article arw

Decatur ISD will be switching property insurance coverage providers to cut its potential out-of-pocket expenses in a disaster. Trustees Thursday morning approved contracting with the Property Casualty Alliance of Texas (PCAT) for coverage on the district’s buildings. Under the proposed terms with PCAT, the district’s total deductible for wind and hail damage will be $400,000, and there is no limit to the coverage. view article arw

If you saw a commotion outside Davis High School in Aldine ISD on Saturday, it was all just a drill. Police, firefighters and Life Flight teamed up in a mass casualty training event. view article arw

Widespread damage and power outages have been reported across the town.  SAN AUGUSTINE, Texas — After severe storms ripped through East Texas, San Augustine Independent School District has decided to cancel classes for Thursday. Widespread damage and power outages have been reported across the town.  This is a developing story and CBS19 will update this article with the latest information as it's made available. view article arw

Cayuga ISD is reporting on its Facebook page that, due to weather, schools will not open until 10 a.m. Thursday. view article arw

ABILENE, Texas — Coleman ISD will not have school on Wednesday due to the strong storms that moved across the area overnight.  Those storms caused power outages for the area. view article arw

ALTO, TX (KTRE) - When the Texas Baptist Men (TBM) learned the Alto School kitchen is non-functional from tornado damage, they went to work to find a solution. A field kitchen was brought in today for the school to use until the end of the school year.  The Texas Baptist Men joke the only difference between the school kitchen and the field kitchen is the latter isn't damaged and it's located in a parking lot.  "This is all industrial grade equipment that we're leaving behind for the kitchen staff to be able to cook the meals for the kids for the rest of the school year," said TBM spokesperson Rand Jenkins.  Ninety percent of the Alto students are on the free meal program. The hot meals are vital to maintaining some kind of stability. view article arw

After storms hit the city of Alto last weekend, schools in the area have been working hard to reopen, and several students and faculty lost everything. Alto elementary PE teacher Ms. Patricia Morgan had her home destroyed.  To help her, the community created a GoFundMe page, and are using this link to support Ms. Morgan.  view article arw

When bad weather threatens, Killeen ISD has some major decisions to make to keep kids safe, and it all happens in the situation room, where the director of school safety, the transportation director, and the deputy superintendent work on emergency operations planning in case bad weather takes a turn for the worse. “We were monitoring yesterday and last night,” Director of School Safety John Dye said Wednesday. “What is the status? What's going to be happening?” view article arw

Kilgore ISD officials have canceled school today for students at the high school campus only due to a power outage. view article arw

Rio Hondo Fire Department put out a small tar fire on the roof of Rio Hondo High School this afternoon. The students and teachers have been evacuated and sent home for early release. view article arw

LEON COUNTY, Tex. (KBTX) - Due to power outages caused by overnight storms, some Brazos Valley school districts have announced delays and cancellations for Thursday morning. Centerville ISD is closed all day Thursday due to the outages.  Normangee ISD is delaying classes by two hours.  Buffalo ISD is delaying classes by two hours. view article arw

ELYSIAN FIELDS, Texas - Classes have been canceled at Elysian Fields ISD Thursday in the wake of severe weather.  The district's website has limited information, but does say that EFISD is closed 4/18/19 due to road flooding. view article arw

Fallen rooftops, debris and downed power lines are just a few of the problems at East Texas schools damaged by the weekend's tornadoes. Alto, Woden, Kennard and Lufkin school districts were closed Monday as grounds crews spent the day removing trees and assessing the damage. Officials on Monday at Alto ISD said they will be closed the remainder of the week. view article arw

Alto ISD posted on its Facebook that classes will resume Monday, April 22, pending final building inspections. According to the post, building inspections were completed Monday. view article arw

Building inspections were completed today. The elementary and middle school buildings were spared and passed a thorough inspection. No significant damage was found on either campus. The high school building will undergo further inspections throughout the week. At this time, we feel it is best to relocate all high school classes to our other campuses. We are diligently working to create a schedule that ensures all students are able to complete the school year successfully.  view article arw

They will have the message "Franklin Strong" on the front, and "We are One" on the back.:   view article arw

Hayden Seigrist was excited to learn he would spend his fifth-grade year on the campus of Vidor High School. His older brother was there and now he, too, would feel like a “high-schooler.” But it wasn’t long before his excitement gave way to a crushing anxiety. Being crammed in unfamiliar classrooms with some 30 other students made him so claustrophobic that he threw up almost every day. His parents got him treatment, but the symptoms persisted into the spring. view article arw

ALTO, Texas (KETK) - Alto ISD posted on its Facebook that classes will resume Monday, April 22, pending final building inspections.  According to the post, building inspections were completed Monday.  The elementary and middle school buildings were spared damage from Saturday's tornadoes and passed a thorough inspection. No significant damage was found on either campus.  The high school building will undergo further inspections throughout the week. At this time, administration officials feel it is best to relocate all high school classes to our other campuses.  We are diligently working to create a schedule that ensures all students are able to complete the school year successfully. view article arw

Alto ISD sporting events will be played this week. All home games are now road contest.The Alto baseball field suffered significant damage to the fence as well as the destruction of the press box. view article arw

Repost!  Alto ISD is canceling school for Monday after reported tornado damage on Saturday afternoon. According to the superintendent, Kelly West wrote that Alto ISD suffered major damage from the storms. They said there will be crews there Monday to inspect the structural integrity of all the buildings. view article arw