Watch: Lawmakers, community members and experts discuss the impact of the February 2021 storm
More than dozen guests discuss Texas’ power grid, how climate change affects the state’s weather and what another winter blackout could mean for Texans in a Texas Tribune symposium on the storm’s anniversary.
Austin family sues city and CPD, accusing cops of mistakenly barging into home and pointing guns at 2 young girls, dad, grandfather
A family who lives in the South Austin neighborhood says Chicago police barged into their home in August 2019 without a warrant and in search of a vague description of a Black man with a gun. Instead, a civil lawsuit the family’s attorney filed in federal civil court Tuesday claims the officers pointed their guns at the family and their two young girls, traumatizing them and violating their Fourth Amendment rights.chicagotribune.com
More children are going hungry during the coronavirus pandemic
In Jacksonville, Florida, thousands of children are not getting enough to eat and teachers are stepping in to help them. Anthony Winters, a guidance counselor, sees hungry students every day. His lesson plan is to fight food insecurity for students who may go hungry over the weekend. The number of American children facing food insecurity has doubled from 14% to 28%, according to a Northwestern University study. "Sometimes I be hungry and I be going in the back and see what they have there," said Jayden, who is 8 years old.cbsnews.com
San Bernardino teen's wrestling career in doubt after his prosthetic legs are stolen
The senior at Pacific High School in San Bernardino was born without tibia bones in his legs. His legs were amputated when he was eight months old and he received his first set of prosthetic legs at ten months old.Brett uses different pairs of prosthetic legs, depending on his activity. Recently, the legs he wears for wrestling disappeared from a Pacific High School gym closet. The San Bernardino City Unified School District has offered to replace the prosthetic legs, but it is a long process and they may not arrive before the season and Brett's wrestling career come to an end. "I was planning on going to CIF this year again or possible state championships and winning it all, but I can't because my wrestling legs are gone," said Winters.abc13.com