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Medical Specialist's Firing Upheld in Inmate Death

Posted: 10/23/2007 - Prosecutors do not plan to file charges for the death of a man who died in a padded jail cell in June. A Houston jail medical specialist was fired, though, for failing to properly treat Johnell Patrick, who was hogtied when he died in his cell.

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Dallas School District Criticized for Cutting 163 Jobs

Posted: 10/23/2007 - The Dallas Independent School District has saved $9.2 million by eliminating more than 150 jobs in the central office. But the restructuring efforts face criticism from some school district leaders who say the positions cut were among the lower-paid staff.

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Teen Admits to Killing Used Car Salesman

Posted: 10/23/2007 - A teen must serve life in prison after pleading guilty in Arkansas over the 2005 slaying of a used car salesman from Texarkana, Texas.

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Ex-Con Found Guilty in Crime Spree

Updated: 10/22/2007 - An ex-con is headed back to prison after being found guilty of 25 felony counts in connection with a Father's Day crime spree in Grimes County.

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Some Cold Meds Ineffective; Old Remedies the Solution

Updated: 10/23/2007 - Cold weather is already moving into the Brazos Valley, and cold season is right behind it, but one thing health experts are not recommending this year are some over the counter medicines.

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Claim Your Property, Says State Comptroller

Posted: 10/22/2007 - Newspaper readers throughout the state Sunday may have seen their names on the pages if they have unclaimed property. Comptroller Susan Combs published the list of 152,000 people with at least $250 that's waiting to be claimed.

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Mistrial in Muslim Charity Trial

Posted: 10/22/2007 - A judge has declared a mistrial for most former leaders of a Muslim charity charged with financing Middle Eastern terrorists. U.S. District Judge A. Joe Fish's decision came after jurors failed to reach a verdict.

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Visitors Spend $29 Million at State Fair

Posted: 10/22/2007 - Visitors to the State Fair of Texas spent a record-setting $29 million on coupons for food and rides at the annual 24-day event. Some of that food inclcuded Texas fried cookie dough and deep fried latte.

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Forecast Worsens for Tuesday's Discovery Liftoff

Posted: 10/22/2007 - NASA issued a more dismal forecast Monday for the planned liftoff of space shuttle Discovery, saying rain and low clouds would be moving in right around launch time.

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UT Student Dies After Fall from Dorm Balcony

Posted: 10/22/2007 - A University of Texas student died early Sunday morning after falling from the fifth-floor balcony of his dormitory, officials said. Daniel Gregory Toole, 20, of Houston, was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:21 a.m. at the Goodall Wooten Co-Ed Dormitory.

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Crash Kills Two of Soldier's Children Traveling to Visit Him

Posted: 10/22/2007 - Funeral services are set this week for two children killed in a wreck as they went to visit their soldier father in the hospital. Army officials say Fort Bliss-based specialist John Austin Johnson was waiting for his wife and three kids to visit him.

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Report Finds Many Child Sex Offenders Avoid Prison

Posted: 10/22/2007 - Many Texas offenders sentenced in the most heinous of child sex crimes initially receive no prison time at all. That's the finding of an analysis published by the Dallas Morning News.

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Three Suspects Sought in Overnight Aggravated Robbery

Updated: 10/22/2007 - College Station police are searching for three suspects in connection with an overnight aggravated robbery. Officials say just after midnight, police responded to a call at the Lexington Apartments on Holleman regarding an aggravated robbery.

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Sam Houston State Welcomes Bob Dole

Updated: 10/22/2007 - Former United States Senator and one-time presidential hopeful, Bob Dole, will make an appearance in the Brazos Valley. On Monday, Dole will be speaking at Sam Houston State University

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