Posted: 01/10/2007 - The Democratic-controlled House has overwhelmingly voted to increase the minimum wage by more than $2, to $7.25 an hour. The vote was 315-to-116. It would be the first increase for the nation's lowest-paid workers in almost ten years.
Posted: 01/10/2007 - Appeals are pending as Carlos Granados faces execution tonight over a 1998 deadly stabbing in Georgetown during a domestic dispute. The victim was his girlfriend's three-year-old son -- Anthony Jiminez. Katherine Jiminez suffered from some two dozen stab wounds -- but survived to testify against Granados.
Posted: 01/10/2007 - A man accused of repeatedly stabbing a five-year-old girl with an ice pick is facing capital murder charges. Twenty-one-year-old Michael Eugene Moorman of Morgan is accused of stabbing the girl in the chest and then stabbing himself.
Posted: 01/10/2007 - The Texas House has voted 121-to-27 to keep Tom Craddick as speaker. The vote came after Representative Jim Pitts dropped out of the speaker's race late Tuesday.
Posted: 01/09/2007 - Bond has been set a $30,000 for a Spring man accused of injuring his infant twins. Joshua Powell, 26, remains in the Montgomery County jail charged with two felony counts of injury to a child.
Updated: 01/09/2007 - It's among the busiest streets in Bryan. FM 1179 -- better known as Briarcrest -- is all but maxed out when it comes to traffic capacity. TxDOT has been working up plans to try to alleviate the travel woes. But property owners will have another chance to weigh in.
Posted: 01/09/2007 - Tom Craddick made history four years ago when he became the first Republican to lead the Texas House since 1871. Now he could be the first Texas speaker to be voted out of the powerful office. That could happen today when the 149-member House votes for speaker.
Posted: 01/09/2007 - A man involved in a struggle with a Houston police officer was shot and killed today after using the officer's stun gun to attack him. The man was identified by relatives as 23-year-old Robert McIntosh. He was a passenger in a car that the officer had stopped because of a defective tail light.
Posted: 01/09/2007 - The Texas Legislature convenes today in Austin as lawmakers try to figure out how much money to spend -- on what. Comptroller Susan Combs says legislators will have about 82 and a-half (B) billion dollars in state revenue available for the 2008-09 biennium.
Updated: 01/08/2007 - A 20-year old Milam County murder mystery is getting a fresh look. A drawing was made recently using the victim's exhumed skeletal remains. The girl is believed to be Hispanic, 12-to-16 years old, and suffering from Spina Bifida.
Updated: 01/08/2007 - The road to getting some improvements on the Bryan Municipal Golf course has been anything but par for the course. First, an architect was contracted to create a "masterplan" to rebuild the course, which would have brought an estimated $2.3 million in improvements.
Updated: 01/08/2007 - Texas A&M health experts will be at the forefront of an investigation into the deaths of birds in downtown Austin. Grackles, sparrows and pigeons were found dead Monday morning, prompting fears of a potential health scare and forcing the closure of the downtown area.
Posted: 01/08/2007 - Testimony in Tyrone Williams' retrial was expected to wrap up today along with closing arguments in the case. The jury could begin deliberating by the end of the day whether to sentence Williams to death or up to life in prison for the deaths of 19 illegal immigrants.
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