Updated: 4:55 AM A high school principal who singled out black students' poor test scores over the school's intercom system is leaving her position. She said black students who failed math on the state's accountability test had caused the school to be rated unacceptable.
Updated: 4:52 AM Texas agriculture groups say that nearly 800 (m) million in federal assistance for farmers and ranchers devastated by drought is not nearly enough. Most of it, says Roger Haldenby of the Plains Cotton Growers, isn't new money to help farmers. The dollars are what cotton producers and grain sorghum and peanuts farmers would receive in subsidy payments in October.
Updated: 4:49 AM Harris County wants the entire Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals to review a decision barring the Bible from a monument in front of a courts building. The Harris County Attorney's Office made the request Tuesday in response to a ruling earlier this month by a three-judge panel of the appeals court. The panel upheld a judge's 2004 decision that the display violated the establishment clause of the First Amendment.
Updated: 8:07 AM College Station is looking for input on a proposed $4 million senior center. It would then be included in a bond election in 2008.
Wednesday is the first of three public meetings on the project.
Updated: 8:30 PM A Bryan woman was arrested Tuesday after leading authorities on a high-speed chase through two counties, authorities said.
Rhonda Thurman, 30, was charged with auto theft, driving while intoxicated and evading arrest.
Updated: 8:09 PM It has been one year since Hurricane Katrina crashed into New Orleans. And while the Army Corps of Engineers says it has almost completely restored the levees to pre-Katrina levels, there is still concern they may not withstand a hurricane.
Updated: 8:17 PM After a month of discussion, there is still no decision in the search for Bryan's new city manager. The city council met in executive session for about an hour-and-a-half Tuesday afternoon and decided they needed still more time to talk things over.
Updated: 4:50 AM Wal-Mart has settled a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a 19-year-old store clerk who was abducted, raped and killed following her night shift. The parents of Megan LeAnn Holden say the terms of the settlement are confidential.
Posted: 10:28 AM A polygamist Mormon sect leader who was on the FBI's Most Wanted List has been arrested and faces sexual misconduct charges for allegedly arranging marriages between underage girls and older men, authorities said Tuesday.
Updated: 4:47 AM The parents of a 21-year-old college student who faces a charge of carrying an explosive aboard an aircraft have posted his 75-thousand dollar bond in Houston. Howard MacFarland Fish was granted bond Monday. He is a junior at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania.
Updated: 4:42 AM At least one defendant in the discredited 1999 Tulia drug busts has received money from the state for wrongful imprisonment. A West Texas attorney representing 18 others expects more to receive money.
Updated: 8:19 PM A year after one of the worst natural disasters in US history, what's left of the population of New Orleans turns its attention to rituals of mourning and celebrations of life. In pockmarked neighborhoods choked with weeds, in church pews and at City Hall, residents will gather Tuesday for vigils marking the day one year ago when Hurricane Katrina slammed them.
Updated: 4:21 AM Three strikes, and a College Station armed robber is still out. Authorities are continuing their search for a six-foot tall black male, a man who has masked himself while taking money from hotels.
Updated: 4:26 AM It's been all but inevitable for Eddie Coulson, but tonight, it became official. Tuesday night, the school board unanimously voted for Coulson to become the district's superintendent, a role he's acting in for the past few weeks.
Updated: 7:58 PM Some College Station residents won't have water for part of the day Tuesday. It will be shut off starting at 10 a.m. in the 800 block of Marion Pugh and the 100 block of Holleman Drive West.
Updated: 7:59 PM There is an odd end to the case of a Bryan man missing since early August. Local authorities have tracked down Filiberto Espinoza, who has been sitting in Travis County jail since August 6, the day he was first reported missing.
Updated: 8:00 PM A Brazos County jury gave a Dallas man a stiff sentence Monday for dealing drugs.
Larry Allen, 49, was sentenced to 75 years in prison for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Updated: 7:45 PM It does not appear alcohol played a factor in the weekend death of a Texas A&M student run over by a train, according to College Station police. Police say that finding is based on information from witnesses.
Updated: 7:46 PM Texas Task Force 1, the College Station-based urban search and rescue team has been activated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in anticipation of Tropical Storm Ernesto. Task Force members from throughout the state arrived in College Station Monday morning for processing.
Posted: 4:06 PM John Mark Karr awaited his first court appearance in Colorado on Monday as a TV station reported that prosecutors decided not to bring charges against him in the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey because his DNA failed to match genetic material on the 6-year-old girl's body.
Updated: 5:01 AM Forget the Alamo. Remember Tim McClure's mom. McClure's a founder of the Austin advertising agency GSD and M. He credits his mother's rebukes about his messy room when he was a kid for inspiring the simple, four-word slogan that's perhaps become the unofficial motto of Texas.