A Denton ISD student and her mother spoke out during Tuesday night’s school board meeting after a bus attack. Kai Williams, a 13-year-old middle school student at Bettye Myers Middle School, said she was attacked by an adult on a school bus. According to Denton police, at abut 4:14 p.m. on April 23, officers were called to the 3500 block of East McKinney Street. view article arw

A criminal investigation is unfolding in Denton after a 13-year-old girl is attacked on a school bus by adults. The bus was leaving Bettye Myers Middle School last week when the 8th-grade girl says she was attacked by someone she says she didn't really know. Earlier in the day, she'd heard rumors that the girl, new to the school, wanted to fight her. view article arw

Midway school officials are in the process of settling a negligence lawsuit with the mother of a 12-year-old Midway Middle School student who was hit by a bus while crossing the street in November 2023. Lacy Baldwin, the mother of the student, filed suit against the school district Monday in Waco’s 414th State District Court. The lawsuit is known as a friendly suit, meaning Midway Independent School District officials and their insurance carrier have agreed to pay the statutory limit of $100,000 under the Texas Tort Claims Act, said Baldwin’s attorney, Dale Williams. view article arw

The families of Ryan Wallace and Ulises Rodriguez Montoya filed separate wrongful death lawsuits stemming from the crash caused by a concrete truck driver.  The respective families of a man and a boy killed in a school bus crash in Bastrop County last month filed separate wrongful death lawsuits against the truck driver of a concrete truck company, as well as the company and its owner. view article arw

The Hays CISD’s Board of Trustees has created a plan to ensure all school buses are equipped with seat belts following a fatal Hays CISD bus crash last month. A Tom Green Elementary School bus was returning pre-K students from a field trip to a zoo in Bastrop County when a concrete truck hit the front of the bus, resulting in two deaths.  Hays CISD began buying school buses with seat belts after a state law passed in 2017 requiring them in new buses, but the bus involved in the incident was an older model and didn’t have seat belts.  The district plans to have 100% of its bus fleet equipped with seat belts as soon as possible, according to a plan it published on its website Friday. But the turnaround time for school bus purchases is about a year long. This means it could be a while before Hays CISD meets its goal. view article arw

Tesla reportedly halted deliveries on its futuristic-looking Cybertruck that’s produced out of the EV-maker’s factory in Austin.  Automotive website Carbuzz first reported on the temporary delivery break, after members of an online forum for Cybertruck owners noted that their deliveries got delayed. The culprit, buyers said, has to do with the accelerator pedal.  Automotive website Carbuzz first reported on the temporary delivery break, after members of an online forum for Cybertruck owners noted that their deliveries got delayed. The culprit, buyers said, has to do with the accelerator pedal. Tesla hasn’t confirmed or shared why deliveries have stopped, but hundreds of the trucks were lined up at Giga Texas over the weekend, YouTuber Brad Sloan noted. Tesla hasn’t confirmed or shared why deliveries have stopped, but hundreds of the trucks were lined up at Giga Texas over the weekend, YouTuber Brad Sloan noted.  view article arw

On Saturday afternoon, a car collided with a parked Fort Stockton ISD bus that was on the shoulder of the I-20 service road, according to Fort Stockton ISD. Nobody was injured in the crash, according to a Facebook post. On Saturday evening, Fort Stockton ISD released the following statement: view article arw

BASTROP COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said it has opened an incident investigation Monday into the March 22 Hays CISD school bus crash where two people were killed and several others were injured. Hays CISD releases video from deadly bus crash The investigation would assist the Texas Department of Public Safety, which is the lead agency for the crash. “This is different from a full investigation—we will not be sending a team or issuing any reports, findings or conclusions. We will be gathering information from the Texas Department of Public Safety and other local authorities which could be referenced in other school bus crash investigations we are currently conducting,” an NTSB spokesperson said. view article arw

The driver of a concrete truck that drifted into oncoming traffic and collided with a Hays ISD school bus last Friday has been charged with criminally negligent homicide, according to Bastrop County criminal records. The charge is a state jail felony, the least severe of all felonies, punishable by up to two years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000. view article arw

Hays Independent School District has released two videos from cameras on a school bus involved in Friday’s deadly crash with a concrete truck. One video shows the front of the bus as it’s driving in western Bastrop County, bringing pre-K students from Tom Green Elementary School and 11 adults home from a field trip to the Bastrop Zoo. The other video is from a camera on the side of the bus. view article arw

A cement truck veered into a school bus carrying more than 40 pre-K students — including one from Seguin ISD — returning from a field trip to a Texas zoo Friday, killing a boy on the bus and a man in another vehicle, authorities said. Seguin ISD Superintendent Veronica Vijil on Monday said that one of her district’s students was on the bus. She provided few additional details but said the student was alive and not in the hospital as of Monday afternoon. view article arw

Kilgore ISD received $25,000 from Claycomb Associate Architects on Monday that will go towards purchasing bus tracking software. The donation will allow the district to implement state-of-the-art bus tracking technology with the goal to increase communication between the district, parents, and students. view article arw

The Fort Worth school district is buying 40 new school buses as it phases out older vehicles in its fleet, but the school board is holding off on preparations to build a new transportation facility for operations and vehicle maintenance. The board on Tuesday night voted 7-2, with trustees Kevin Lynch and Michael Ryan in opposition, to spend $6.6 million for the buses that will replace the oldest ones in the district’s fleet that require costly and frequent maintenance. view article arw

At least two people, including a child, died Friday afternoon after a Hays school district bus with 44 pre-K students and 11 adults rolled over in western Bastrop County off Texas 21. The Tom Green Elementary School students were returning from a field trip to a Bastrop County zoo, according to a statement from the Hays Consolidated Independent School District. The crash occurred at 2751 W. Texas 21 near the intersection at Caldwell Road, EMS said on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. view article arw

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Highway 21 runs from San Marcos to the Texas-Louisiana border near San Augustine. But it’s the stretch of road from Hays County to Bryan-College Station that has earned a bad reputation as one of the most dangerous highways in Central Texas.  In some places, the highway is narrow, with no shoulders, lacking turning lanes where some are needed. Wrecks occur frequently – often the result of drivers not paying attention.  It was along Highway 21 in Bastrop County in 2019 that four children died – three of them brother and sisters – in a crash that left a woman critically injured. Their car had stopped on the highway to make a left turn and was rear ended by a pick-up truck.  That tragedy was compounded by the fact that there once was a turning lane where the wreck happened, but it had been removed, according to some people who live in the area. view article arw

The Hays school district has announced the 5-year-old child killed in a Friday afternoon bus crash is Ulises Rodriguez Montoya, a pre-K student at Tom Green Elementary School.  Ulises loved the color green, his family, school and dinosaurs, the district said in a statement.  “He could almost completely spell the word dinosaur, which demonstrates how smart he was,” said Naira (Dina) Solís Shears, his pre-K bilingual teacher. “He always had a dinosaur drawn on all of the assignments he turned in.”  [Ulises Rodriguez Montoya, 5, was killed in a school bus crash March 22, 2024, while traveling home from a field trip to the zoo in Bastrop County.]  Ulises was one of two people killed in the crash involving a Hays school bus, a concrete truck and another car. view article arw

Fairfield ISD Superintendent Joe Craig said everyone is safe and there are only minor injuries following a school bus crash on FM-488. Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers responded to a crash on FM-488 near CR 232, northeast of Fairfield, at about 7 a.m. on Monday, March 25. Troopers reported the school bus left the roadway and struck a utility pole. The school district believes the inclement weather “likely contributed to the accident.” view article arw

Central Texas school districts are encouraging its students and staff to wear green on Monday, March 25, in support of Tom Green Elementary School. The following school districts are asking their communities to wear green on Monday: view article arw

An Alief Independent School District school bus was involved in a crash that left the driver of another vehicle dead Saturday in southwest Houston, according to the Houston Police Department. The crash happened around 6:10 p.m. in the 6500 block of Southwest Freeway, Houston police spokesman John Cannon said. Onboard the Alief ISD bus were 22 teenagers and the driver, none of whom were injured, he said. view article arw

The Houston Police Department is investigating a deadly crash involving an Alief ISD school bus and another vehicle in southwest Houston on Saturday. Police say the accident happened at about 4:25 p.m. along Highway 59 at Fountainview, where the driver of a Volkswagen collided with an Alief ISD school bus. An Alief ISD spokesperson told ABC13 that the students on the bus were coming back from an out of city event. view article arw

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals moved to place the law on hold again yesterday. As the battle over Texas’ new border security law continues to wage on in the courts, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told Chris Salcedo he “still feel[s] very good” about the law. After the U.S. Supreme Court moved to allow the law to go into effect on Tuesday afternoon, mere hours later in the evening, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals put the law on hold yet again. Whatever the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decides, Patrick said he expects the case to land back in the Supreme Court. He called the 6-3 SCOTUS vote Tuesday allowing the law to go into effect “a very positive development” in the case, hinting that it may provide insight into how the court will rule later. view article arw

A 32-year-old woman is under arrest after crashing into an Edinburg CISD school bus Saturday evening while allegedly driving drunk, according to a news release.  Edinburg police responded to the 3600 block of S. Sugar Road at approximately 6:50 p.m. that day regarding a three-vehicle crash.  “The incident included an Edinburg CISD school district bus with four students, a sponsor, and a driver on board,” the release stated.  There were no major injuries. view article arw

The Boerne Independent School District has named Melanie Lee as its new director of transportation. Lee’s appointment was approved by the BISD board of trustees at their Feb. 26 meeting. view article arw

Early Monday morning, Karnack ISD celebrated the arrival of three new international-style buses as part of their recently approved transportation bond in the amount of $575,000. The buses arrived at KISD at 8:30 a.m. and were met with cheers and signs thanking the community for approving the bond which led to their purchase. The buses included two international-style 71 passenger buses for the price of $132,650 and one international-style 54 passenger bus with lift accessibility for the price of $137,650. view article arw

Across the nation, school districts are having a hard time keeping and hiring bus drivers. One local school district, Comal ISD, is becoming greatly effected. As one of the fastest growing and largest districts in the San Antonio area, the district covers over 500 square miles in five different counties with over 27,000 students attending. view article arw

Some Brenham ISD parents are concerned about the safety of their children aboard school buses, while the district struggles to find people to drive them. Overcrowding and longer run times for some buses has parents worried and debating whether their children should be using school transportation. One parent, Cassi Harrison, has pulled her three children off after she says her daughter had to sit on the floor of her elementary school bus, which had students from two bus routes. Harrison says the safety of the children needs to be addressed. view article arw

A driver was shot before crashing into a Spring ISD school bus Tuesday morning in north Harris County, officials say. This happened on FM 1960 near Rolling Creek just before 7:30 a.m. Deputies are in the 1600 block of FM 1960, where a @SpringISD bus has crashed with another vehicle. The driver of that vehicle has a gunshot wound. No reports of injuries to students. view article arw

After four days of frustration over Houston ISD’s new transportation system, which parents widely have derided, Amanda Marshall wanted to know exactly how her 10-year-old son, Henry, was getting to his magnet school. view article arw

Two Austin ISD buses were involved in a crash in southeast Austin on Wednesday morning, and both police and the district say no injuries have been reported. view article arw

Several Conroe ISD elementary school students had minor injuries after a car slammed into their school bus. School officials said 58 students from Ford Elementary were on board at the time of the incident this morning. view article arw

An Abilene ISD bus driver was assaulted Monday morning. Police reports say the driver was transporting students back to the Abilene State Supported Living Center when one of the students refused to stay in his seat. The driver pulled over when he wouldn't sit down as requested, and after she stopped the bus, "the student began punching and kicking the bus driver," according to the reports. view article arw

The Pottsboro Independent School District’s board of trustees discussed a resolution to receive funding for a service they already provide during their regular meeting earlier this week. PISD Superintendent Kevin Matthews explained that Texas law does not provide transportation funding to school districts if the district is transporting students that live within two miles of the schools they attend, unless those areas are dangerous for students to cross. In this situation, that is the case, Matthews said. The board identified five areas they qualified as hazardous: Highway 289, Highway 120, FM 996, FM 1417 and Cardinal Lane. - See more at: http://heralddemocrat.com/news/schools/pottsboro-isd-board-identifies-dangerous-roads-stresses-student-safety#sthash.NCQqqUs4.dpuf view article arw

Humble Independent School District is hiring bus drivers for the 2015-2016 school year. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online or visit a weekly job fair, held every Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1703 Wilson Rd, Humble, Texas, 77396. Humble ISD offers paid training to qualified applicants.

Heavy rain and high water pushed a Northwest Independent School District bus off the road, where it became stuck Thursday morning, according to authorities. The bus was stopped at a red light on Texas 114 near Farm-to-Market Road 156 when swift water in a heavy rainstorm overtook the road and pushed the bus onto the shoulder, according to Emily Conklin, the district's communications director. view article arw

A student from Parker Intermediate School was struck by a vehicle as he was getting on his school bus Monday morning in north Harris County. view article arw