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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

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

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

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

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

Clean up and recovery continues in Franklin and other parts of Robertson County after a preliminary damage survey confirms an EF-3 Tornado touched down in Robertson County Saturday morning with peak winds at 140 mph. Photo by Brady Taylor Franklin ISD announced Sunday that it has canceled classes on Monday. view article arw

ALTO, TX (KETK) - Tornado rips through Alto damaging several homes including the Alto ISD schools.  view article arw

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Texas — The death toll has now climbed to four in the area around the city of Alto.  A three and eight year old reportedly died in a car in Angelina County. The Houston County Sheriff confirmed one person was killed in the storm. A woman was also killed at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site in Cherokee County.  Cherokee County Sheriff James Campbell says 150 people were at the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site for a Native American heritage festival.  view article arw

Saturday’s tornado in Franklin is estimated to have caused at least $3.8 million in damage and destroyed 55 homes, emergency officials said Sunday. According to Robertson County’s Emergency Operations Center Coordinator Billy Huggins, the estimate was reached by going off appraised values in Franklin, and is expected to rise. Huggins also confirmed 55 homes were destroyed, as were four businesses and two churches in the tornado, which had winds that reached up to 140 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. view article arw

ALTO - Alto ISD Superintendent Kelly West has announced that classes will be canceled for the immediate future, due to damage wrought by storms that moved through the area Saturday.  In a post on the district’s Facebook page Saturday evening, West posted, “Alto ISD has suffered major damage from the storms. We will have a crew here Monday to inspect the structural integrity of all buildings. School will be cancelled until everything is deemed safe for our students and staff. We are asking for all staff and community to keep a safe distance from all our facilities at this time. Please pray for our children, their families and our community.” view article arw

In the past, Becky Amason rarely worried about making a trip to the doctor’s office — she was covered by her husband’s health insurance plan. But that isn’t the case anymore.  Last year was the first time she’d ever been on an insurance plan offered by her employer, Sanger ISD. Like many other teachers in Texas, she chose the cheapest: a traditional plan with low monthly premiums but a high deductible. view article arw

A Round Rock ISD student was rushed into emergency brain surgery at Dell Children's Medical Center after a discus hit him in the head during track practice back in March.  Doctors later determined Jayden Sugg, 14, had a skull fracture, head trauma, hemorrhaging, and a midline shift of his brain, among other injuries. view article arw

City View ISD students honored first responders in Wichita Falls with lunch today. The kids started the event last year and it was such a big hit, they decided to do it again. view article arw

Pasadena businesses began picking up debris Monday after a tornado swept through parts of the city the day before, downing power lines and trees, damaging homes and businesses and forcing the cancelation of classes at one school.  No injuries were reported in the storm, which the National Weather Service reported as an EF-1 tornado, meaning it had winds between 86 and 110 mph. Pasadena ISD officials canceled classes at South Houston High School, which lost power on Sunday.  "The tornado had a strange path, but it looks like it went down Shaver and  turned diagonally up to Spencer Highway towards the bus barn," Pasadena ISD spokesman Art Del Barrio said.  Del Barrio could not say whether power would be restored in time for classes Tuesday. view article arw

The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF 1 tornado touched down Sunday evening in Pasadena. The tornado tore down rows of power lines near the intersection of Fairmont Parkway and Shavers Street and caused multiple large trees to snap like toothpicks. Many businesses were forced to close due to the power outage and some nearby schools were without power overnight. South Houston High School is right at the intersection where the damage happened and lost power. Pasadena ISD announced just before 5 a.m. Monday that school would be closed for the day after crews work to repair the power lines. view article arw

South Houston High School is closed Monday because of a power outage near the corner of Edgebrook and Shaver, according to a Facebook post from the school. The school, located in the city of South Houston, lost power after severe storms damaged power lines in the area, the post said. All other campuses in Pasadena ISD remain open. view article arw

CROSBY, Texas - Just three weeks after there was a fire at an Exxon facility in Baytown and the ITC fire in Deer Park broke out, an investigation is underway for Houston’s third chemical fire and explosion that rocked the Crosby area, killing one plant employee and injuring two. view article arw

The annual San Jacinto Day Festival has been canceled because of the ongoing investigation and cleanup of the nearby Intercontinental Terminals Co. chemical plant fire, according to park officials. The closure of roads to the San Jacinto Battleground has left Texas Parks and Wildlife staff unable to access facilities at the historic site for nearly two weeks since the start of the massive petrochemical blaze. view article arw

Wind & Hail Deductible Buy Down: For those Districts that have a % deductible or an unacceptably high deductible, analyze the total deductible that would apply if a wind or hail storm struck your district. It is not unusual to have several buildings subject to the same storm. Multiply the deductible percentage times the damaged property’s total scheduled values. Example: Hail deductible 3%. Scheduled value of schools damaged $100,000,000. Total deductible $3,000,000. view article arw

BAYTOWN, Texas — Goose Creek ISD has decided to add an extra five minutes to the start of school days for slect campuses after the district was forced to cancel classes for a day due to the ITC fire in Deer Park. view article arw

The Denison Independent School District’s board of trustees took steps Tuesday night to replace a bus that was destroyed earlier this year in a fire. The school board approved a set of budget amendments that included $116,000 to replace the special education bus with a similar model. In February, a Denison ISD school bus caught fire when district mechanics were conducting a test drive after completing repairs. No one was injured in the incident and the mechanic was the sole occupant of the vehicle. “We still have not been able to find out why,” Randy Reid, Denison assistant superintendent for business services, said. “This is the first time I have seen a bus catch on fire and completely burn up.” view article arw

Students are returning to school in an area southeast of Houston after a fire at a petrochemical storage facility prompted several days of canceled classes. Students were back in class Monday in Deer Park, Galena Park and other communities near the International Terminals Company in Deer Park. Classes were canceled because of concerns over air quality near the facility, which caught fire on March 17 and burned for several days. view article arw

Several area school districts will reopen on Monday, after a week of fires at a nearby chemical plant. The Galena Park, Channelview, Goose Creek Consolidated and Shelton ISD districts will resume classes, according to district officials. Likewise, Houston ISD is proceeding with a normal schedule as is San Jacinto College. view article arw

DEER PARK, Texas - Various school districts in the vicinity of the Intercontinental Terminals Company have made the decision to resume classes Monday, seven days after a fire broke out at the chemical holding facility.   It has been a weeklong battle for first responders and other officials to keep the fire, fumes and chemical spills under control.  view article arw

Officials are reporting no injuries after a bus accident was reported to Hereford Independent School District on Thursday morning. view article arw

SThe city of Deer Park has lifted its shelter-in-place order after air quality readings showed lower benzene levels near a petrochemical storage facility where several holding tanks  burned for days, according to Harris County officials. Emergency crews were still working to attack the source of the benzene exposure, which is believed to have escaped from one tank at the Intercontinental Terminals Co. facility in Deer Park,  officials said during an  Thursday. view article arw

Updated at 7:00 AM:  School closings due to shelter-in-place in Deer Park after elevated benzene levels at ITC view article arw