HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies are strongly encouraging parents and caregivers to check their back seats before walking out of their vehicles. In the Houston area just a week ago, three children were left alone in hot cars, including a 9-month-old girl who died in Baytown.
We have an update on the six children badly burned during the volcanic eruption in Guatemala, who are being treated in Galveston. According to Shriners Hospitals for Children - Galveston, four of the children are in critical condition and two are in good condition.
Officials are seeing an increase in reported shark sightings in the past month near Galveston and the Bolivar Peninsula. According to shark biologists, there are more sharks in the area because of high water temperatures, more schooling fish, and a vortex, or gyre, in the Gulf of Mexico.
There's a rip current warning in Galveston. Galveston Island Beach Patrol is warning people, if you get caught in a rip current, just relax and float. The rip current won't pull you under, it will pull you out.
The Harris Center for Mental Health is letting people know that no one, regardless of income or insurance, will ever be turned away for help at their center. Also, there is a Houston-area crisis hotline available 24/7 for anyone to call anonymously. That number is 713-970-7000.
A Texas state Senate committee conducted a hearing in Austin on Monday focused on school design and campus security. It's the first of at least three hearings on violence in schools and school safety.