News 2 Know: TEA taking over HISD, election results delayed and more

Photo does not have a caption

Good evening from It's Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019.

Before we get to this evening's top stories, let's check on the weather.


Temperatures will remain warm throughout the night, but look for big changes by tomorrow afternoon. Scattered thunderstorms will accompany a cold front as it moves through the region. That will cause temps to tumble by Thursday afternoon. Check out Frank's full forecast here.

TEA informs HISD board it will be taken over by state-appointed managers

The Texas Education Agency informed the Houston Independent School District's board of trustees on Wednesday that the board will be taken over by appointed state managers.

Read more

Officials back and forth over reason for delayed Harris County election results

The Harris County Clerk said her office had to resort to a "natural disaster contingency plan" to tally votes because of a last-minute edict from the secretary of state's office. This resulted in a 12-hour delay in declaring unofficial election results after polls closed Tuesday, she said. 

Read more

City exec resigns 6 weeks after woman's sexual harassment claim sustained

Noel Pinnock speaks during a meeting at Houston City Hall in this undated file photo.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said Wednesday he does not tolerate sexual harassment in his administration.

Read more

Here's how you can see the George Bush 4141 locomotive as it travels from Houston to College Station

The funeral train of former President George H.W. Bush travels through Navasota, Texas, on Dec. 6, 2018.

The George Bush 4141 locomotive, the special engine which carried America's 41st president to his final resting place, will join steam locomotive Big Boy No. 4014 to ride together to College Station on Friday, as part of Union Pacific's 150th anniversary celebration since the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.

Read more

Can you beat KPRC's VIP Pickers?

This football season, KPRC 2 is bringing you awesome prizes and bragging rights with our Pro Football U Pick ‘Em! contest. Guess the winner of every pro game weekly until The Big Game. Pick against other football fanatics and KPRC 2's own VIP Pickers which includes Owen Conflenti, Taniya Wright and Amy Davis.

Every week, you have the chance to win a $25 prepaid debit card plus a Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Combo Meal. The grand prize winner will score $500 to Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers. 

Think you're the Gridiron Genius? Click here to start picking now!

About the Author:

Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.