Updated: 7:41 AM An 18-month-old girl was fatally wounded as she slept overnight in what police say was an apparent drive-by shooting in a Dallas suburb. A Farmers Branch police spokesman says the child was asleep in a back bedroom of her family's corner house shortly before midnight when the gunfire erupted.
Updated: 7:38 AM The Legislature's work on school finance reform has apparently satisfied the judge who ordered the effort. He has signed an order ridding the threat of closing schools if the problem wasn't fixed.
Updated: 7:35 AM A Waco real estate agent was sentenced to 40 years in prison yesterday after pleading guilty to killing her husband. Prosecutors say the 42-year-old lured her husband to a remote highway, shot him and then tried to stage his death as a drug-related murder.
Posted: 11:12 PM The first big step in bringing a hotel and conference center to Northgate has been taken. Late Thursday night, the College Station city council approved the financial arrangement necessary to get the multi-million dollar project rolling.
Updated: 10:36 PM The owner of six pit-bull dogs that killed a Thorndale woman, will have to stand trial. In a hearing Thursday morning Jose Hernandez asked the court to throw out his criminally negligent homicide indictment, but the court said no.
Posted: 8:48 PM Tenure track faculty at universities in the A&M system could soon be measured by an additional guideline. System officials will consider adding "patents or commercialization of research" to the tenure guideline criteria.
Updated: 1:10 PM Former Enron Corp. chiefs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling were convicted Thursday of conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud in one of the biggest business scandals in U.S. history.
Updated: 7:45 AM A stamp from the Postal Service honoring the Amber Alert system is available nationwide today. The alert system is used to find missing children by notifying surrounding communities within the first few hours of the crime.
Updated: 7:43 AM New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Houston Mayor Bill White are discussing ways to help Hurricane Katrina evacuees return to Louisiana. Housing and job information centers will be set up in Houston, as will a Return to New Orleans Housing Task Force.
Updated: 7:38 AM Some residents are at odds with Houston officials over the use of federal funds to operate a day-labor site. The critics argue that illegal immigrants could use the site to find work and so the city is encouraging illegal immigration.
Updated: 7:32 AM Texans who brag they do things bigger and better are about to go faster, too. State transportation officials are expected today to boost speed limits on two stretches of rural highway from 75 miles-per-hour to 80.
Updated: 7:29 AM Two women accused of abducting a six-week-old boy from Los Angeles were arrested last night south of Dallas. Investigators allege the child was taken after the pair failed in an attempt to purchase the child from his mother.
Updated: 9:10 PM For science studies alone, Aggie alum George P. Mitchell has donated nearly $45 million to Texas A&M. Some $35 million of that is going towards a pair of physics and astronomy buildings which will bear his name.
Posted: 11:56 AM FBI statistics show burglaries peak during the summer months. When homeowners go away on vacation, the home becomes an attractive target. The College Station Police Department is now offering burglary prevention tips for homeowners.
Updated: 7:57 AM It's yet another challenge for the bipartisan coalition striving to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill. A key procedural vote is set for today that could clear the way for a final vote on the bill.
Updated: 7:55 AM A drill aimed at avoiding the chaos that followed last year's deadly Hurricane Katrina continues in New Orleans today after day one of the event had some hiccups. The city's homeland security director says he believes the drill shows New Orleans is ready for hurricane season.
Posted: 10:36 AM Bryan fire officials say they'll never know the cause of a fire that destroyed a home in the Briarcrest West subdivision. They say the damage was so significant they can't determine why it started.
Updated: 7:51 AM Authorities in Austin have arrested more than 30 people for their part in a gambling operation that police say netted millions from the illegal use of gambling machines. Fifteen suspects face federal charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering. Another 19 people have been charged with state misdemeanors of gambling promotion and possession of a gambling device.
Updated: 7:47 AM A Lubbock woman is suing six other women and the Texas Lottery Commission over part of a 36 (M) million-dollar Lotto Texas jackpot. Betty Domingo alleges she was part of the pool that won the jackpot but was excluded from the winnings.
Updated: 7:44 AM An environmental advocacy group says it wants Texas lawmakers to begin taking global warming seriously. New York-based Environmental Defense released a report today that argues Texas lags behind other states in developing a plan to reduce greenhouse gases linked to global warming.
Posted: 8:51 AM Years of planning and hard work have paid off for the Brazos County Sheriff's Office. Construction has started on the new administration building across from the Sandy Point jail facility, and the sheriff's department is already counting down the days to move in.