Here are the things to know for Thursday, February 10:

1. Family demands answers after transgender woman was found shot and killed near an overpass in Channelview

The family of Martin Caldera, 38, a transgender woman who also passed through Martina, held signs and chanted near the area where she was found dead in December.

“We really want to know what happened,” said Martina’s brother, Noel Caldera.

Martina’s family told KPRC 2 that Martina is an amazing person, has the best personality and calls everyone on their birthdays.

“He loved everyone, everyone he met loved him. He was always happy to sing. He was just a fun guy to be around,” Noel Caldera said.

On December 6, Martina was found dead near an overpass on the East and Sheldon Freeway in Channelview.

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2. VIDEO: A mother and her 2 daughters were involved in the attack on a schoolboy at a bus stop

Disturbing video obtained by KPRC 2 shows what witnesses say was a callous attack by an eighth-grade Rowe Middle School student just after she got off the bus near High Stone and Bell Creek on Tuesday.

Those accused of being beaten were reportedly a mother, her adult child and her other younger daughter.

Those at the scene said the three people had waited for the student to get off the bus before the brutal attack began.

Sandra Washington says her granddaughter, who is also a student, saw it all unfold.

“This mother, her two daughters, attack another student while shouting that they are part of a gang 504 [and saying] “That’s how we do it!” Washington said. “Kicking her in the head, beating her, dragging her. She tried to call the police, they took her phone.

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3. Teen Katy becomes the first sickle cell patient at Texas Medical Center to become her own donor

Currently, the only normal way to cure sickle cell disease is through a bone marrow transplant. Doctors say it’s incredibly rare to find a suitable donor for this type of transplant.

Now, a new sanitary development may create another option for those who need it.

Doctors at Texas Children’s Hospital say they’ve found a way to eliminate the need for a third-party donor where the patient can be their own.

Helen Nduku, 17, of Katy, was the first patient in the gene cell therapy trial at Texas Children’s Hospital.

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4. Some parents are asking Houston ISD to drop the mandatory mask mandate

As COVID-19 cases decline nationwide, the debate over masks in schools is returning to center stage.

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A group, known as “West U Parent Choice,” is lobbying for Houston Independent School District officials to end face coverings in the classroom.

They are asking other families to join in their efforts to keep their students home from school next week.

The group will speak at the district school board meeting Thursday night at 5 p.m.

Wearing masks in school continues to be a hot topic in Texas and across the country.

“It should be optional. If you want to put your child in a mask, that should be your choice,” mother Lauren Droubi said.

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5. KPRC 2 investigation: Bride pays over $700 for wedding hair, stylist doesn’t show up

The wedding day is often something a bride has been dreaming about and planning for years. But for one Houston woman, her wedding day turned into a hair nightmare, so she called our KPRC 2 Investigates team for help.

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Everything for the wedding was planned and ready to go. But then, on the wedding day, one of the most important people didn’t show up.

“I’m like, it’s my wedding day, because who does this to people and when you know what I’m saying?” said bride Ann Broussard-LaFleur.

When it comes to the wedding day, the bride’s hair is very important.

“The most important. One of the most important things,” Broussard-LaFleur said.

Broussard-LaFleur dreamed of a custom-made wig with long curls. She thought she had found the perfect person to help her. The stylist: Dominique Thompson – also known as “Hair by Michael” on Instagram. He has over 13,000 subscribers.

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