Updated: 5:19 PM Memorial Day started as a time set aside to honor the nation's Civil War dead by decorating their graves. It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868, and in 1971 Congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday to be celebrated the last Monday in May.
Posted: 4:45 PM You may want to allow extra time if traveling Highway 6 this week. Starting Tuesday the northbound lanes of the highway between Greens Prairie to Texas World Speedway will have daily lane closures throughout the week.
Updated: 5:23 PM The College Station school board is meeting Tuesday in executive session to talk about the performance of superintendent Jimmy Creel and a possible "leave of absence."
Notice of the special meeting was posted Friday.
Updated: 7:42 AM An era comes to an end Wednesday when longtime "Today" show host Katie Couric bids farewell and heads off to rival CBS to anchor the evening news. Couric says she hasn't really thought about how she'll react.
Updated: 7:39 AM A company has donated 65-hundred shoe tags to the Galveston school district in hopes that they will serve as identification in case families are separated by hurricanes. The Galveston Independent School District is distributing the tags to its elementary school students during end-of-the-year awards presentations.
Posted: 10:31 AM Two members of a CBS News team, veteran cameraman Paul Douglas, 48, and soundman James Brolan, 42, were killed and correspondent Kimberly Dozier, 39, was seriously injured Monday when the Baghdad military unit in which they were embedded was attacked.
Updated: 7:36 AM It's a soggy Memorial Day in parts of Southeast Texas. Up to 12 inches of rain is reported in the rice fields from Houston to Beaumont overnight. That's led to flooded streets and underpasses in the Beaumont area.
Posted: 9:45 PM A Brazos County man is recovering from a gunshot wound after leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase, and then pulling a gun on officers. It started about 10:20 p.m, Saturday, in the 2500 block of OSR in Benchley
Posted: 9:42 PM Bryan Police are investigating the shooting death of a man over the weekend. Police received a call of shots fired in the 1200 block of West William Joel Bryan Parkway shortly after 2 a.m., Sunday.
Posted: 9:37 PM The city of College Station is asking for your help in finalizing long-range plans for the city. The city is beginning the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan and is seeking six residents, including a student, to serve on an advisory committee. They are also seeking one resident that lives in the county.
Posted: 9:32 PM If you notice some strangely-colored water starting Monday, the city of College Station says 'don't panic'. City crews will slowly drain the Greens Prairie water tower Monday night for a routine inspection.
Updated: 9:30 PM The Memorial Day holiday means lots of closings around the area. Of course, many businesses, including local banks will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. But don't expect city offices to be open, either.
Posted: 7:56 PM From boating on the lake to cookouts with friends, Memorial day weekend is official start of summer for many. But for one local family, it is a time to come together and remember a family member that is no longer with them to celebrate.
Posted: 9:40 PM For about 700 students, the end arrived Saturday. The end of mandatory schooling anyway. The Bryan High class of 2006 walked the stage at Reed Arena. It was a packed house as family, friends and faculty shared the occasion.
Posted: 9:38 PM WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is sending a half-million
dollars in emergency assistance for earthquake victims in
Indonesia. A statement released by President Bush says the U.S. will offer "financial and material support" and is standing by to offer additional assistance as needed.
Posted: 9:36 PM WASHINGTON (AP) - We're learning about President Bush's role in
defusing a confrontation between the House of Representatives and
the Justice Department. The focus of the dispute was the FBI's search of Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson's office. Jefferson is being
investigated for bribery.
Updated: 5:56 PM 60 people died in boating accidents in Texas last year. In 85 percent of those fatalities, the victims weren't wearing life jackets. If you plan on hitting the water, officials say it's important to know state and federal boating laws if you want to avoid a fine.
Posted: 9:53 PM After two unsuccessful attempts, the city of College Station is once again pursuing a new hotel and conference center. And like before, the project's first major deal maker, or deal breaker, will be Brazos County.
Posted: 6:35 PM Two days after breaking ground on a new physics building, Texas A&M is at it again. The largest, single construction project in the school's history is underway. It's a multi-million dollar Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building.
Posted: 4:58 PM It's not your typical car break-in, however, Bryan police caught a burglar in the act, taking some pretty unusual items. Two Bryan police officers patrolling the area of Jaguar and Cobblestone on foot heard a car horn sound and car door slam shut just after three o'clock Thursday morning
Posted: 2:17 PM If you're in the market for a used car, be on the lookout for vehicles damaged in last year's hurricanes. Cars and trucks with hidden flood damage are showing up on car lots across the state.