Austin, Texas (KTRK) – A classified operation headed by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission found that more than 130 retailers sold alcohol to a minor. The video above is from a previous story. This operation is part of a statewide campaign to enforce Texas drinking laws just in time for the start of back to school. According to a statement from TABC, young volunteers under the supervision of TABC’s secret agents entered licensed businesses and attempted to purchase alcohol. 14 percent of more than 1,100 companies failed the test. Read…Read More
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Uvalde Strong: Students, teachers return to classroom for 1st time since Robb Elementary school shooting!
UVALDE, Texas – When the shooting broke out at Robb Elementary School in Ovaldi, teacher Elsa Avila said fourth graders followed lockdown protocols. “I locked my door, turned off the lights, and said to the kids, ‘Let’s move, let’s move.’” Let’s go, let’s go.” “They knew what they were doing,” she told ABC News. Avila said that as soon as they hid in a corner of the classroom, they heard gunfire in the hallway, and the children started crying. When Avila stood up to check on her students, she said…Read More
More kids are repeating a grade. Is it good for them?!
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – As Brylon Price recalls, he struggled with just about everything in the first full academic year of the pandemic. With minimal guidance and frequent disturbances, he had a hard time staying on top of tasks and finishing his homework on time. It was so difficult that his parents asked him to repeat sixth grade – a decision he credits with setting him on a better path. “At first I didn’t really want to do it. But later in the year I thought it was better for me…Read More
Florida teacher’s viral video shows what a classroom looks like before and after using her own money, donations!
A teacher in Florida said she received an influx of school supplies after sharing a video showing her empty classroom before the start of the school year. Megan, a public school teacher who asked that her last name not be used, said she took nearly six years of teaching to raise her two children, and returned as a full-time teacher this year. When she stopped by the classroom in July to see what it looked like, Meghan said she was devastated. “When I decided I was going back to teaching,…Read More
US ending free at-home coronavirus testing program, citing lack of funding!
A White House official told CNN that the federal government is ending its free at-home COVID-19 testing program this week, citing a lack of funding and efforts to maintain supplies before an expected decline in cases further deepens. Both the White House and the website where people can claim their tests blamed Congress for failing to provide additional funding for the program, which has provided as many as 16 free tests to every family since the beginning of the year. “Demand through this program will be held on Friday, September…Read More
Law enforcement, Cy-Fair Fire Department sends off fallen HPD officer Jason Knox’s daughter to first day of kindergarten!
Houston, Texas (KTRK) – Law enforcement showed up in Houston and Cypress to send the daughter of a fallen officer to her first day of school. The video above is from a previous report. Elisa Knox and her brother Cooper Knox were welcomed by several members of the Houston Police Department, Cy-Fair Fire Department, and other agencies into their driveway. There were giant banners with their names and degrees with a passenger patrol to send them on their way. Elisa started her first day in kindergarten and Cooper started his…Read More
ABC13 reporter Mycah Hatfield visits Northland Christian School where she attended for 13 years!
Houston, Texas (KTRK) – Students at Northland Christian on Houston’s North Side dive again for another school year. Mycah Hatfield, the ABC13 reporter, attended the school there for 13 years, from kindergarten to 12th grade. She came back last week and was able to catch up with many of the teachers and staff who were there when she was there. Since graduation, preschool, elementary, middle, and high schools have all been consolidated into a single campus in Sylvanfield near FM 1960 and Stuebner Airline. The school has since launched several…Read More
Back to school: ABC13’s Jacob Rascon celebrates the new school year with The Woodlands High School students!
The Woodlands, Texas (KTRK) – The school is officially back in session, with all areas of the Houston area now back in class. ABC13 broadcaster Jacob Rascon visited his high school, The Woodlands High School. During his visit, he got a special look at a team leading the school to big things. Jacob said this was his first visit since he graduated in 2004 — the same year many of the students he met at school on Wednesdays were born. Visit the Hall of Champions, where framed T-shirts of TWHS…Read More
Back to school: Houston ISD continues to fill the gap on teacher shortage as new school year begins!
Houston, Texas (KTRK) – It’s no secret that Houston ISD and other areas across the state have a huge gap to fill when it comes to teacher jobs. Since spring, HISD has been working to fill those positions and retain the teachers they already have. It’s working so far – but they still have a long way to go. “I am so excited to meet my students,” said 22-year-old Hannah Myers. Myers never imagined that she would start a teaching career. “My class number is D-305, and I’m going to…Read More
Back to school: Houston ISD kicks off first day of school Monday, Aug. 22 with ‘Safe Walk Home Northside’ partnership!
Houston, Texas (KTRK) – Rise and Shine, ISD Students in Houston! Monday marks the first day of school in the area, and Superintendent Millard House II will visit a few universities. First stop: Marshall Middle School. Classes at Marshall begin at 8:30 a.m. but today, students have a welcome back party. House was joined by several other people, including Houston Police Chief Troy Viner, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia and Sheila Jackson Lee, for the ceremony. They all want to ensure students return to class, but they also want to make it…Read More