The Insite received a call from Metro officials who say if you caught on the light rail don’t worry about the snow or tracks icing over. I’m told Metro rail when un around the clock duing inclement weather to keep the tracks from freezing. I’ve also learned Metro comes with an automated sand system that keeps the train and passengers from sliding. But even though light rail will run around the clock – the doors will close to passengers at 1:30 a.m. Just thought you should know!
The funeral for Dr. Lois Prestage Woods will be held Wednesday at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 500 Clay Street, Houston, Texas 77002, 713-652-0738, at 11am. Dr. Woods was the first female gradute of Thurgood Marshall School of Law and has been included in an ongoing project focusing on pioneer women lawyers in Texas and their contributions to the legal profession in Texas.
She earned her BA from The Texas State University for Negroes. She married the wind beneath her wings, Herman Woods who encouraged & supported her as she went on to receive her L. L. B. and Juris Doctor Degrees from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University and her MA from Maxwell School of Citizenship, Syracuse University. She received her Supervision & Administration from Texas A & M University and Special Education from University of Houston. She was a teacher for HISD for 29 years, 7 years at Texas Southern University, and retired after 16 years at the University of Houston. Dr. Woods is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, and Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity. She is a 1989 Achiever of National Women of Achievement, a member of Top Ladies of Distinction and the YWCA, Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity & NAACP. Dr. Woods was the first Black female to graduate from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law and the Maxwell School of Citizenship. She was the first Black female to be appointed to the American Arbitration Association in Texas and to serve as class room teacher at University of Houston, University Park, High School Equivalency Program. Dr. Wood enjoyed creative writing, poetry, short stories and autobiographies. She also trained poodles and dobermans in obedience skills. Lois is preceded in death by husband Herman Woods, parents Mattie Bendy Prestage and James Prestage, brother James Prestage Jr., and her beloved Aunt Josie.
Some are reporting actual snow on the Katy Freeway at Pin Oak East. Snow in Houston – can you believe it!
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
448 AM CST TUE JAN 16 2007
...THREAT FOR FROZEN PRECIPITATION AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS
CONTINUES ACROSS INLAND SOUTHEAST TEXAS THIS MORNING AND AGAIN
TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY...
Today: Rain likely and possibly mixed with freezing rain and sleet. Cloudy, with a high near 32. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. North wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.
Tonight: Freezing rain and sleet likely. Cloudy, with a low around 29. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. North wind between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.
Wednesday: Freezing rain and sleet likely before 10am, then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. North wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.
Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 34. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
NOTE: HISD IS OPEN FOR SCHOOL TODAY!
Make sure you tune to FOX 26 news 5am – 9am for all the details and warnings!