Fire danger remains high, but cooler temperatures and chances for rain this evening
Wednesday is forecast to be the last day of triple-digit heat for the rest of this week.
- This evening, a cool front is forecast to bring milder temperatures and a chance for rain to Northeast Texas. In the meantime, the Texas A&M Forest Service rates fire danger across the region today as high. Yesterday evening in northeastern Red River County, firefighters contained a large grass fire near CR 410 that burned about 204 acres. Elsewhere around the region, in eastern Hunt County Tuesday afternoon, firefighters doused a small blaze southeast of Campbell that burned a little more than an acre.
- The Texas Education Agency released school report cards this week. Houston Public Media’s Matt Thomas has more.
For the first time in three years, the Texas Education Agency assigned letter grades to schools across the state. Nearly 28 percent received an A. 46 percent a B and around 19 percent got a C, which did show progress. But of those in the "Not rated" category - campuses that prior to COVID would have failed - more than half are in what the TEA considers high-poverty areas. Critics have long said that the grading system puts campuses in poorer areas at greater risk of facing sanctions or being shut down.
Among Northeast Texas high schools, Commerce High School received a B rating., Greenville High School received a C. Sulphur Springs High School earned a B. The ratings can be viewed online at txschools.gov.