Posted: 9:39 PM A $5,000 scholarship is now in the hands of one of America's smartest -- an A&M Consol senior. Jessica Wang received the award from the Siemens Foundation Tuesday evening.
Updated: 10:25 PM Blake Pellerin recently spent a month with Team USA Rugby competing in the Under-19 World Championships. As a freshman, he's already making a big impact on the Aggie Rugby program. But the experience of being an A&M cadet has just begun.
Posted: 7:03 PM The Brazos County Emergency Operations Center may have a new home during major events. Chuck Frazier, the Emergency Operations Coordinator, said during a Brazos County Commissioners workshop Tuesday morning, an emergency operations committee said they wanted to move operations to College Station when necessary.
Updated: 7:55 AM Educators and parents in DeSoto are considering a rule that would prohibit students who fail classes from attending extracurricular activities as spectators. Some supporters of the proposal in DeSoto say the policy would spur students to be more diligent in their studies.
Updated: 2:13 PM A state appeals court stay of an execution scheduled for Tuesday night may have put at least a temporary lock on the nation's busiest execution chamber. Lawyers argue that the lethal injection drugs may cause pain to the convicted killer.
Updated: 7:44 AM Some migrants say President Bush's decision to put up to six-thousand troops along the US border won't deter them from trying to sneak across the Rio Grande. But, a spokesman for Vicente Fox says the Mexican president respects Bush's plan.
Posted: 7:40 AM The Legislature's answer to the state's school finance crisis now rests with Governor Rick Perry. The Legislature adjourned yesterday after a 30-day special session called in response to a Texas Supreme Court order to fix the unconstitutional system by June First.
Posted: 11:00 PM Bryan Police are investigating a shooting that left a Calvert man injured. It happened around 3:30 Sunday morning in the 900 block of Texas Avenue just north of the Whataburger.
Posted: 6:26 PM People 65 and older have until midnight, Monday to sign up for the new Medicare prescription drug program. If seniors miss the deadline, they will face penalties.
Posted: 6:23 PM The search is over for a missing Houston grandmother. 92-year-old Dorothy Bonnewitz was last heard from last Friday when she left her home in Houston headed for Jewett.
Posted: 3:23 PM A Hearne man who pled guilty to breaking into a Texas A&M dorm room and threatening to rape a student at gunpoint has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. Christopher Montelongo, 41, was sentenced Monday to 17 years for two counts of burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit a sexual offense and one count of burglary of a habitation. The sentences will run concurrently.
Updated: 5:38 PM The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Monday stopped this week's scheduled execution of a Houston gang member. Derrick Sean O'Brien had faced lethal injection Tuesday over the 1993 torture-slayings of two girls in Houston.
Updated: 8:40 AM Texas universities could fund one-point-eight (B) billion dollars in new classrooms, research and medical and performing arts centers under newly Senate-approved legislation. It would allow the schools to issue bonds to be repaid with future tuition.
Updated: 8:37 AM Closing arguments begin today in Houston in the fraud and conspiracy trial of Enron founder Kenneth Lay and former Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling. Prosecutors and the defense teams have six hours each to boil down the highlights of 54 witnesses, mountains of documents and hours of video and audiotapes.
Updated: 8:01 AM A strong line of storms brought flash flooding, power outages and wind damage to parts of the state. Four people were treated for minor injuries and released yesterday after a flood rescue in the small town of Hewitt, south of Waco.
Posted: 7:58 AM President Bush tonight will call for deployment of National Guard troops to help seal America's border with Mexico. Aides say the president wants thousands of guard troops to back up the Border Patrol.
Posted: 9:36 PM Firefighters from seven Robertson County departments and three departments in other counties spent Sunday afternoon fighting a tank explosion north of Franklin. It happened on F.M. 979 about six miles north of Franklin, near F.M. 2293.