Call it the Inauguration Day pregame show. At 4 p.m. today, inauguration events officially kick off with a “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration” at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The event will feature remarks from President-elect Trump and performances by Toby Keith, Lee Greenwood and others. There also will be military bands and a concluding fireworks show.
You may have to start fighting for some additional armrest room on your flights this weekend. In anticipation of President-elect Trump’s inauguration, airport officials in Washington D.C. are warning of congestion and large crowds starting today. Longer lines at ticket counters and security checkpoints, as well as nearby traffic-jammed roads, could all make traveling a bit more of a challenge. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport will both be affected.
At least 30 people are missing after an avalanche caused by a 5.7 magnitude earthquake buried a luxury hotel in the mountains of Italy. They are trying to get rescue vehicles to the Hotel Rigopiano over roads covered in snow, joining the alpine rescue teams that are already there.
Rick Perry, Trump’s nominee for Energy secretary, will explain to senators today how he plans to lead the federal agency he once said he wanted to eliminate. Former governor Perry is expected to answer questions about his qualifications and his ties to the fossil fuel industry before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
If your kids go to school in Pflugerville ISD, they may be going to a new school. The school board has decided to draw new boundaries for fourteen schools. There were several public meetings with input from parents but some are still concerned that their neighborhood, even in some cases their street is split between two schools, causing some kids not to go to the same school as their neighbors.