Area schools close, reschedule events

While many area schools shut doors early, a few campuses kept classes in session all day Thursday.

The Cuero school district was one of them.

"It wasn't that bad here," said Superintendent Henry Lind. "It was just cold, and it's warmer in the schools than in a lot of the homes."

But with Friday's forecast, the district, along with many others, will cancel classes.

"We'll just hunker down and see how bad the roads ice," Lind said.

The following school districts, campuses and offices will be closed Friday:


Victoria College

St. Joseph High School

Trinity Episcopal

Our Lady of Victory

Faith Academy

Nazareth Academy








Wharton County Junior College



Van Vleck





The following events and start times will be rescheduled as listed:

Yorktown schools will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Administrators will meet at 7:30 a.m. to assess the weather situation.

All University of Houston-Victoria classes and events are canceled Friday. Canceled classes and events include all UHV face-to-face, Interactive Television and online classes, and scheduled events in Victoria, Sugar Land and Cinco Ranch. The university will re-open at 1 p.m. Friday with limited services available. All classes will resume at all locations on Saturday.

St. Joseph High School open house, originally scheduled for this week, is postponed until 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10.

The Grand Opening Celebration for the Victoria Fine Arts Center has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 15. Previously purchased tickets will be honored.

The Skills USA Competition hosted by Golden Crescent Tech-Prep Partnership at Victoria College is canceled for Friday and Saturday. The competition has not been rescheduled. More information will be announced as needed.

Victoria College John W. Stormont Lectures for Friday and Saturday are canceled and will not be rescheduled. Those who prepaid for the Friday luncheon will receive a refund. For more information, contact Sandra Drozd at 361-582-2530 or