5 things for Houstonians to know for Tuesday, August 11

Teachers protesting in-classroom learning
Teachers protesting in-classroom learning

Here are things you need to know for Tuesday, August 11:

1. Family kicked off Southwest flight because 3-year-old boy with autism would not wear face mask

A Houston area mother said her family was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight on Monday morning because her 3-year-old son with autism would not wear a face mask.

Alyssa Sadler said she was trying to get back home from Midland, Texas, with her son and 1-year-old daughter. The flight initially left the gate but a crewmember said the plane would have to return when the boy wouldn’t keep the mask on, Alyssa said.

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2. Cy-Fair teachers protest, speak out against district’s reopening plans

It was an organized show of support outside the Cy-Fair Independent School District Instructional Center with the occasional show of support from passersby on Jones Road in northwest Houston.

About a dozen protesters gathered outside the district’s headquarters to voice opposition to the school board’s plan to reopen schools on September 8th.