Sugar Land mom shares grief, memories after fire during freeze kills her 3 kids and mother

Sugar Land mom shares grief, memories after fire during freeze kills her 3 kids and mother
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After playing cards and spending time together by the fireplace Monday, the tired family headed to sleep, brushing their teeth and tucking into beds as the Houston region descended into one of its coldest nights.

The family’s home in Sugar Land, like millions of others across the Lone Star state by then, had no power.

Edison, 8, went to the room of his 11-year-old sister, Olivia, which had bunk beds. The children’s grandmother, Loan Le, planned to sleep with the youngest, 5-year-old Colette. And the children’s mother, 41-year-old Jackie Nguyen, headed to her room.

Those are the final moments Nguyen recalls about the night.

At about 2 a.m., Sugar Land firefighters responding to a fire reported by a neighbor who found the family’s…



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