ALEXANDRIA, La. (CNN/KALB) - The elementary students at one Alexandria, La., school were very sweet on Monday.
They decked out in red and white, forming the shape of this peppermint candy for a Christmas photo.
It was viewed from above with the help of the fire department.
The school is making greeting cards to send to others schools in the district and community members.
"We pride ourselves in sending a unique Christmas card every year, and we got together this year wanting to make a very special greeting," said Principal Bonnie Lord. "It's our way of saying, ‘Thank you, and Merry Christmas' to all our supporters, to our community, to our families. So we got together as a school family to make a human peppermint."
More than 700 kids from grades pre-K to fifth participated, plus 85 faculty members.
The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
A man is charged with murder in the shooting death Wednesday of a woman at a North Austin auto repair shop, police said Friday.
A man is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head at the Salvation Army shelter in Downtown Austin at about 3:45 a.m. Friday.
It's the first criminal charge following a yearlong criminal investigation into the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
With freezing temperatures pushing through the region, heating systems will likely be working overtime, which can bring rising energy bills.
Investigators are looking into an overnight fire that left one woman with third-degree burns.