Schools close, shelters aid homeless as cold snap hits Texas

Staff Writer

HOUSTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of students in Texas had a day off from classes Tuesday after frigid temperatures and icy roads made travel hazardous and sent scores of homeless people to shelters.
The Houston Independent School District canceled classes through Wednesday due to wintry weather. Schools are set to reopen at their regular times on Thursday. It's the state's largest district with about 215,000 students.
School districts in Houston, Galveston and Beaumont will remain closed, as will Tyler schools and numerous other rural and small-town school systems in East Texas. Other East Texas systems will observe two-hour delays in classes...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition,