WATCH NOW: Houston-area school district moving to a 4-day school week and more headlines from today

WATCH NOW: Houston-area school district moving to a 4-day school week and more headlines from today


>>>GOOD MORNING FROM ABC 13. HERE IS THE LATEST NEWS. SO BREAKING NEWS, CLEAN UP IS UNDER WAY AT PEARLAND ISD AFTER AN OVERNIGHT FIRE AND COURTNEY FISHER IS AT CHALLENGER ELEMENTARY AND SCHOOL STARTS IN ONE WEEK?>>YEAH THE BIG QUESTION WAS, WAS THIS GOING TO PUSH BACK THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AND WE JUST GOT AN UPDATE. SCHOOL STARTS AS PLANNED ON THURSDAY. THAT FIRE VERY MINOR, AND I WANT TO SHOW YOU THE CLEAN UP WE ARE TALK ABOUT. YOU SEE THE CREWS ON THE ROOF. AND WE KNOW THAT THE ROOF OF CHALLENGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IS GETTING UPDATED AND WE DON’T KNOW IF THERE ARE THEY TO CLEAN UP THE FIRE OR THE ROOF. THIS IS VIDEO FROM OVERNIGHT AND YOU CAN TO SEE CREWS OUT HERE AND THE FIRE WAS IN THE ATTIC ABOVE THE CEILING AND SMOKE DID FILL THE BUILDING. IT IS A GOOD THING HAPPENED AT 1 A.M. AND NOT WHEN STUDENT AND STAFFS COULD HAVE BEEN HERE, AND WORK IS BEING DONE ON THE ROOF, AND PEARLAND ISD SAYING SCHOOL WILL START ON THURSDAY HERE AT CHALLENGER ELEMENTARY AS PLANNED.>>>ALL NEW THIS MORNING. THE SHERIFFS OFFICE SAID A GUNMAN CHASED AFTER A CAR FULL OF TEENAGERS AND SHOT 2 OF THEM. THE FOUR TEENS DROVE TO A HOUSE NEAR BY TO GET HELP. A 19-YEAR-OLD WAS SHOT IN THE BACK. A 17-YEAR-OLD WAS SHOT IN THE HAND AND A 15-YEAR-OLD AND 19-YEAR-OLD WERE IN THE CAR BUT THEY WERE NOT HURT. THE TEENS HAD AN ON GOING ARGUMENT WITH THE SHOOTERS AND THEY KNOW WHO THAT PERSON IS.>>>CITY LEADERS WILL HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT A CONTROVERSIAL ARREST. YOU HAVE BY NOW SEEN DONALD NEILY BEING LED BY ROPE BY OFFICERS ON HORSE BACK. THE POLICE UNION SAID THEY DID THE TRANSPORT WITH NEILY’S SAFETY IN MIND. THERE IS A MEETING IN THE ROSENBERG LIBRARY IN GALVESTON AT 6:30.>>>WILLY NELSON CANCELED THE REST OF THE TOUR. THE 86-YEAR-OLD TWEETING THIS OUT, I AM SORRY TO CANCEL THE TOUR I HAVE A BREATHING PROBLEM. I WILL BE BACK .>>>HAPPENING TODAY IT IS THE FIRST DAY BACK FOR DEVERS ISD. THEY ARE GOING TO A 4-DAY SCHOOL WEEK AND THAT MEANS CLASSES MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY, AND MORE THAN JUST A 3-DAY WEEKEND IS ENCOURAGING THE CHANGE.>>RIDING LAWN MOWERS. GRAZING CATTLE. WELCOME TO DOWNTOWN DEVERS. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IS THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY. THE SIGN OUTSIDE READS, IT IS GREAT BEING A TIGER. THIS YEAR IT IS EVEN BETTER.>>KIDS AND TEACHERS ONLY IN SCHOOL 4 DAYS A WEEK.>>WE LIVE ON A FARM, AND OUR CHILDREN HELP OUT. SO THE OLD LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING TO STAY HOME AND HELP OUT WITH HARVEST.>>MEREDITH IS NOT WORRIED ABOUT HER BOYS FALLING BEHIND. THE CHILDREN ALREADY GET A LOT OF ATTENTION FROM THEIR TEACHER AND IT SHOWS. ONE OF THE HIGHEST PERFORMING DISTRICTS IN THE STATE.>>DO I THINK OUR STATE ASSESSMENTS WILL DROP? ABSOLUTELY NOT.>>SUPERINTENDENT AND PRINCIPAL SAY THAT EVEN LARGER DISTRICTS ARE TRYING TO MAKE IT WORK.>>ATHENS SWITCHING TO THE 4-DAY CLASSES AS WELL.>>WE ARE AT A DISADVANTAGE WHEN IT COMES TO SALARIES.>>>HOPING THE UNIQUE SCHEDULE WILL ATTRACT TEACHERS.>>DEVERS TRYING TO ATTRACT STUDENTS.>>THE ATHENS ISD STUDENT POPULATION IS 3,000. 15 TIMES BIGGER THAN DEVERS.>>I THINK ATHENS IS THE ONE TO LOOK AT. I AM NOT SAYING IT IS A FIT FOR EVERYONE BUT IT IS WORTH LOOKING INTO.>>>TONIGHT IS OUR FIRST CHANCE TO SEE THE TEXANS IN ACTION.>>AND TOM COOK IS THERE IN WISCONSIN AHEAD OF GAME.>>GOOD MORNING FROM GREEN BAY WISCONSIN. 12 HOURS FROM NOW THE TEXANS ARE TAKING ON THE PACKERS IN LEGENDARY LAMBO FIELD. THIS PARKING LOT AND EVEN THE NEIGHBORHOODS WILL BE FILLED WITH PARTYING PACKER FANS. THEY ARE LEGENDARY FOR THEIR PARTIES AND JOINED BY A COUPLE THOUSANDS TEXANS FANS AS WELL. THIS MORNING WE WILL BE CHRONICLY THEIR DAY AND TALKING TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE PACKERS ABOUT WHAT HE EXPECTS THIS SEASON FROM THE PACKERS AND TEXANS AS WELL, AND WE WILL BRING ALL OF THAT TO YOU IN OUR LATER SHOWS AT 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 AND 6:00. REPORTING IN GREEN BAY, KOCH.>>>THE COUNT DOWN TO KICK OFF AND YOU CAN WATCH STARTING TONIGHT AT 6:30.>>>WE HAVE TRIPLE DIGITS?>>THAT’S RIGHT HAVE TRIPLE DIGITS. WE ARE ONLY MISSING IT BY A DEGREE OR SO. SMALL RAIN CHANCES FOR US. LESS THAN 20%, AND WITH THIS DANGEROUS HEAT BUILDING HEAT ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT, AND THAT IS FOR FEELS-LIKE TEMPERATURES FOR SEVERAL HOURS. BETWEEN 105 AND 110. THROUGH 7 P.M. A HEAT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT, AND HERE IS SOME OF THE PROJECTED VALUES, 108 TO 111 THIS AFTERNOON, AND YOU WANT TO AVOID STRENUOUS ACTIVITY AS THIS RIDGE BUILDS YOU WANT TO PLAN ON STAYING HYDRATED AND PREHYDRATION AS WELL, AND KEEPING WATER BY FOR YOUR FURRY FRIENDS AS WELL. TEMPERATURES GOING DOWN A FEW DEGREES INTO MIDDLE OF THE NEXT WEEK. RIGHT NOW UNFORTUNATELY THOSE RAIN CHANCES ONLY AT 20%.>>>HEADING OUT FOR THURSDAY NIGHT DINNER THERE IS A CLOSURE YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT. SOUTHBOUND AT POST OAK. BEAWARE THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING AT 5 A.M. USE CHIMNEY ROCK.>>CERTAINLY CAUSING HEADACHES.>>ALL RIGHT, THAT IS IT FOR ABC 13 EYEWITNESS NEWS THIS MORNING. HAVE A GREAT DAY.>>WE

2 thoughts on “WATCH NOW: Houston-area school district moving to a 4-day school week and more headlines from today

  1. Seems like the 4-day school week is more beneficial to the teachers than the children. They are willing to sacrifice the education of our youth for a 3 day weekend. How tragic.

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