Big ice storms in Texas do happen, but not all that often. They're about as frequent as University of Alabama football losses. And, just like Bama fans when the Tide falters, Texans often aren't quite sure what to do when ice attacks.
One thing not to do is drive. Really...it doesn't matter if you're a commercial driver in a four-wheel-drive Subraru Outback with new snow tires. No amount of technology or skill can defy the laws of physics. Driving on ice is deadly.
The best thing to do, if you can, is to stay inside and let the mayhem occur without you.
The accolades continue to roll in for the Texas A&M University-Commerce soccer team as a pair of Lions were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-South Central Region teams. Freshman Savannah Henderson picked up first team honors and senior Brionna Minde was a second team selection.
The accolades keep on coming for Amy Davault and Jordan Neal as both Lions earned AVCA South Central All-Region honors.
The honors are the latest in a line of honors for the two; as Davault was named LSC Newcomer of the Year and First Team All-LSC while Neal earned Setter of the Year in the LSC, First Team All-LSC, and yesterday was honored with Daktronics Second Team All-Region.
Texas A&M University-Commerce has canceled classes and all events and non-essential services beginning 5 p.m. Thursday and continuing through Friday.
All A&M-Commerce off-campus events will also be canceled beginning 5 p.m. Thursday and continuing through Friday.
Paris Junior College will also close all facilities, including those in Greenville and Sulphur Springs, at 5 p.m. Thursday. Paris Junior College will remain closed through Friday, with all events canceled.
The Cooper High football team's journey through the playoffs continues Saturday, with a matchup against area opponent Leonard still scheduled for Saturday despite the icy weather in store for North Texas.
Cooper claimed a new level of playoff success with a 56-18 victory over Scurry-Rosser in Royse City last week to add another shiny gold football to the trophy case. The Bulldogs will be playing the 10-3 Leonard Tigers on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Wylie Stadium in Wylie for the quarterfinal title.
In anticipation of bad-weather scenarios, a list of delays, cancelations and closures from area school districts and universities follows. Read carefully, as sports delays and cancelations are also listed here.