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Your ultimate back-to-school guide is here, Central Texas

Traffic tips, weather, pictures and much more to get you started on your first day back.

TEMPLE, Texas —


The first Monday back-to-school can be a stressful time on the road. Here are some tips to navigating your child's the first day back with ease according to the National Safety Council.

  • Take extra care to look out for children in school zones, near playgrounds and parks, and in all residential areas
  • Carpool to reduce the number of vehicles at the school
  • Don't block the crosswalk when stopped at a red light or waiting to turn
  • It is illegal in all 50 states to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children

According to research by the National Safety Council, most of the children who lose their lives in bus-related incidents are only 4 to 7 years old, and they're usually walking. Be extra careful this week!


It's mostly sunny and hot Monday. 

An isolated shower is possible around the Brazos Valley, but there's only a 10% chance. 

RELATED: Central Texas local forecast: Seasonable and sunny

The high temperature will be 101 degrees. It will feel like 105 to 110 degrees around Central Texas for the first day of school.


  • Belton Independent School District - Mon., Aug. 19
  • Waco Independent School District - Tues., Aug.  20
  • Temple Independent School District -  Thurs., Aug. 22
  • Killeen Independent School District - Mon., Aug. 26


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School supplies can be expensive for families in the back-to-school season. 6 News wants to help with the Fill the Bus school supply drive.

Drop off supplies at our station at 215 North 3rd St. in downtown Temple between 8 a.m and 5 p.m.until Aug. 23.

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