Updated: 7:32 AM The Texas House has approved a three-point-four (B) billion-dollar expansion of the state business tax. Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst was hoping the House would pass all the bills under consideration so they could go to the Senate.
Updated: 7:26 AM Some university administrators are standing by double-digit tuition increases in Texas. The school officials say they needed higher tuition to compensate for state funding that hasn't kept up with inflation or enrollment growth.
Updated: 9:56 AM A Huntsville man is in jail after allegedly dragging his girlfriend into the backseat of a car while she was driving. Authorities say Drake Doughty was in the backseat with the couple's six-month old child as they returned from a night of partying.
Updated: 10:04 AM The woman who was injured during a weekend scuffle outside the Brazos County Detention Center was cited Monday for assault. Authorities say Serina Boylan actually started the altercation that led to her being injured by a woman with a box cutter.
Updated: 9:10 PM Playboy magazine is in College Station for two days hoping to recruit some A&M students for an upcoming Big 12 issue. A&M is the last stop on the magazines Big 12 tour, but officials for the magazine say response has been good.
Updated: 9:57 AM The Texas House today tentatively approved a plan to use $2.4 billion of the budget surplus to help fund public schools. The money would help support a property tax cut as lawmakers face a June 1 court-ordered deadline to revamp the way schools are funded.
Posted: 4:45 PM A Bryan house fire in February has claimed a third child's life. Five-year-old Victor Hamilton died Saturday at the Shriner's Burn Unit in Galveston where he had been undergoing treatment.
Posted: 4:41 PM A train going from Somerville to Silsby made an unwanted stop in Brazos County Monday afternoon. Four cars carrying grain came off the tracks near FM 157 south of Millican after the engineer put the train in reverse.
Updated: 4:57 AM Within the next couple of weeks, newly minted MBA's will be hitting the bricks, looking for work -- assuming they haven't already found jobs. According to a survey done for Fortune-dot-com, these students have a pretty good idea of where they'd like to be employed.
Updated: 4:54 AM A private prison in Taylor could become the second facility in the country to house immigrant families detained by federal authorities. Currently, the nation's only facility allowed to house detained families is in Pennsylvania.
Updated: 4:52 AM The federal government is asking 625 Texans to pay back hurricane money they shouldn't have received. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is sending out letters asking for a total of 1-point-26 (M) million dollars to be returned.
Updated: 4:48 AM Crime scene photos of a bus that exploded while evacuating nursing home residents from Hurricane Rita show rusted, fused and broken wheel bearings. Yet maintenance records kept by the company that owned the bus indicate the problem wasn't noticed.
Posted: 9:27 PM A Temple man is in Brazos County jail charged with pistol-whipping his ex-girlfriend while in College Station. Police say it started just after 8 a.m., Sunday, in the 2300 block of Texas Avenue. Michael Manuel, 29, fled the scene when police arrived. But a tip led police to Manuel's abandoned vehicle in the 1500 block of Pineridge.
Posted: 9:24 PM We're under two weeks until the May 13th city council and school board elections. And candidates in those races met Sunday in yet another issues forum. Bryan City Council and College Station City Council candidates joined candidates in the Bryan school board races in forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters.
Posted: 9:21 PM AUSTIN (AP) - The University of Texas at Austin says someone
gained access to nearly 200,000 electronic records. The security breach involving the university's business school was discovered Friday. University officials say the material accessed included some Social Security numbers and perhaps some biographical material.
Posted: 9:19 PM CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Osama bin Laden, in his latest audiotape,
accuses the United States and Europe of supporting a "Zionist"
war on Islam by cutting off funds to the Hamas-led Palestinian government. It was the first new message by the al-Qaida leader in three months.
Posted: 5:28 PM Last year was one of the busiest Hurricane seasons ever, this year might be just as bad or worse. But members of Texas Task Force 1 are now ready for the challenge, the team spent the weekend in College Station preparing for the storm season.
Posted: 8:50 PM A College Station man is dead after a one-vehicle accident Friday night.
It happened on Rock Prairie Road east of College Station about 9:10 p.m.
Authorities say the 17-year-old driver of a pickup was southbound on Rock Prairie at a high rate of speed and lost control of the truck when the road surface changed from asphault to gravel.
Posted: 8:46 PM A Bryan woman visiting Brazos County Jail has become an inmate after a fight with another visitor. Authorities say it started Saturday morning before nine when a woman came to visit her husband.
Posted: 8:43 PM Local police captured two burglary suspects Saturday. A juvenile burglary suspect is in custody after a search involving both the Bryan and College Station police departments. Meanwhile, Bryan Police caught another burglary suspect in the act
Posted: 4:42 PM The Brazos Valley Senior Games track and field events took place today at Caldwell High School. But one athlete was once told by doctors taking part in the senior games wouldn't be possible.