A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Milam, Robertson, and Leon Counties from 12am to 12pm THURSDAY. A strong cold front will reach the Brazos Valley by mid-afternoon to early evening WEDNESDAY. Mild temperatures are expected to sharply fall as strong, brisk north winds arrive. A scattered rain chance could turn into a scattered, wintry mix between 1am and Noon Thursday.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed two of five counts accusing Citgo of violating federal bird protection laws.
However, the judge denied a request to dismiss the other three counts.
Citgo, its subsidiary Citgo Refining and Chemicals and the refiner's environmental manager Philip Vrazel are accused of violating the U.S. Migratory Bird Act.
They are is charged with removing dead, oil-coated migratory birds from the Citgo East Plant in Corpus Christi. It's alleged they also failed to report it to environmental authorities.
If found guilty, each could be fined up to $15,000 for each bird that was removed.
Citgo is a Houston-based subsidiary of Venezuela's state-run oil company.