A.M. UPDATE: Heavy rains in East Texas; Teachers can carry guns at Palestine Westwood ISD
HEAVY RAINS ON FAT TUESDAY
More heavy rain overnight and early this morning in East Texas. It's also raining in New Orleans, where as many as 1 million people are reveling on Fat Tuesday, the final day of Mardi Gras. The Roman Catholic period of Lent begins tomorrow, and Mardi Gras is the annual festival that leads to that solemn season.
PALESTINE WESTWOOD ISD OKS TEACHER TO CARRY GUNS
Palestine Westwood ISD voted to allow teachers to carry guns on campus Monday night, Superintendent Ed Lyman told our news partners at CBS 19. The "Guardian Plan" will allow all staff to carry a handgun, and they will receive special training, in addition to a concealed handgun license, before it will go into effect.
NORTH KOREA TESTS NUCLEAR WEAPONS
North Korea said the atomic test it conducted today in the remote, snowy northeast was merely its "first response" taken with "maximum restraint," in response to what it called U.S. threats, and said it will continue with unspecified "second and third measures of greater intensity" if Washington maintains its hostility.
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