Updated: 7:46 AM A 25-year-old Houston man is in Harris County Jail without bail after police say he sexually assaulted at least six women while pretending to be a Hurricane Katrina evacuee. They say Ronald Walker used the tale as a ruse to talk his way into the women's homes.
Updated: 7:40 AM McLennan County commissioners have rejected a proposed apology for Waco-area lynchings in the 1800's and early 1900's. The panel rejected a proposed resolution of apology proposed by Waco's Community Race Relations Coalition.
Updated: 9:10 PM An Aggie helicopter pilot is dead after being shot down over Iraq. Captain Matt Worrell, a member of the US Army 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment was killed while providing close air support for soldiers on the ground.
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: 1:10 AM The jury has spoken in the murder trial of a 20-year-old accused of killing a Navy serviceman outside the Texas Renaissance Festival. After weeks of testimony, a Grimes County jury began deliberating the fate of Brent Noland.
Updated: 1:31 AM We all know to wash our hand before a meal, but we don't always wash our hands after touching money. But should we? Is there enough bacteria being passed around on money to make us sick?
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.
Updated: 3:18 AM District Court Judge Rick Davis has once again asked that Brazos County's District Attorney's office be investigated. Davis writes that Assistant DA Shane Phelps obstructed justice, oppressed a grand jury and abused his power.
Updated: 2:55 AM The state and defense rested Monday afternoon in the Texas Renaissance Festival murder trial. And Brent Noland, the man the prosecution says is responsible for stabbing to death U.S. Navy servicemen Brandon Smith, may know his fate as soon as Tuesday.
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.