School closures announced

As Hurricane Laura threatens Southeast Texas, local school districts are already making announcements to suspend school until after the storm. The following is the most recent information as provided by the school districts in Liberty County:


Due to the latest development of Hurricane Laura, Cleveland ISD has elected to close schools on Wednesday, Aug. 25, through Friday, Aug. 28.


Dayton ISD is canceling all classes and student activities for Wednesday through Friday, August 26-28, 2020. To keep everyone updated, Dayton ISD will post information via the following venues:, Dayton ISD’s facebook and Twitter and local media.


Devers ISD is canceling classes for all students on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 26-27. School is out on Friday, so the next day of school is Monday, Aug. 31.


Hardin ISD is canceling classes for the rest of the week. Due to the timing of Hurricane Laura and other unforeseen circumstances, Hardin ISD will delay the return of face-to-face instruction for students until Sept. 8, 2020. All students will continue to receive online instruction for the week of Aug. 31 through Sept. 4. For more information, call 936-298-2112 or 936-334-7281.


Schools will be closed on Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 25-28. All athletic events are also canceled for the remainder of the week. To keep up with information about Hull-Daisetta ISD, follow the District’s Facebook page.


Schools will be closed on Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 25-28. Continue to monitor the District website, social media or campus “Remind” feeds for more information.


Schools will be closed on Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 25-28. All after-school activities are canceled for the remainder of the week. The District plans to resume normal operations on Monday, Aug. 31. Please monitor the Tarkington ISD website and social media feed for any additional information.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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