Updated: 01/19/2007 - A man wanted for sexually assaulting a teenage girl in California has been arrested by Bryan Police. Byron Hightower of Navasota was arrested Tuesday by the police department's Drug Enforcement Team. The United States Marshal's Office had asked the Bryan Police Department to help with the investigation.
Posted: 01/18/2007 - The son of the "The Big Bopper" says he's hired a famous forensic anthropologist to exhume his father's remains from his Beaumont grave. Jay Richardson says he's doing it in hopes of answering questions about how his father died in a 1959 plane crash -- one that also claimed the lives of rock 'n' rollers Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens.
Posted: 01/18/2007 - SMU's president says building George W. Bush's presidential library will increase the school's visibility nationwide. R. Gerald Turner also says the library will lead to debate for professors and spur economic development in the city.
Posted: 01/18/2007 - A group of Texas Democrats has proposed legislation that would provide 850 (m) million dollars in federal aid to Mexico to combat drug cartels and border violence. The bill would give 170 (m) million dollars annually to Mexico over a five-year period for costs such as training Mexican police and improving coordination with American law enforcement.
Posted: 01/17/2007 - Throughout this wintry weather, Twin Cities authorities have asked drivers to be safe on the roads. That seems to have been the case for the most part Wednesday.
Updated: 01/30/2007 - Authorities in Montgomery County may be one step closer to solving a murder in Conroe. Alan Whitfield, 25, was arrested Monday by Patton Village Police after a vehicle chase that ended near Humble.
Updated: 01/17/2007 - Student ticket pull for Saturday's Big 12 showdown between No. 8 A&M and No. 12 Oklahoma State has been moved back again, to Thursday at 7 a.m.
Updated: 01/17/2007 - Wednesday's Big 12 women's basketball game between No. 17 Texas A&M and Colorado at Reed Arena has been postponed due to inclement weather and icy conditions in the Bryan/College Station area.
Posted: 01/17/2007 - A man convicted of raping a child in 1983 is expected to be formally exonerated today in a Dallas court. That would make James Waller the 12th Dallas County man since 2001 to be cleared based on DNA evidence. Only New York and Illinois have more DNA exonerations than Dallas County.
Posted: 01/17/2007 - A Texas Indian tribe wants to build a casino on ten acres in southern New Mexico to replace one that the state of Texas shut down four years ago. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the Tiguas' plan is at least the third off-reservation gambling proposal to emerge in New Mexico.
Posted: 01/17/2007 - Forget the fierce ice storm outside. With country musician Clay Walker at his side, Governor Rick Perry kicked off his second full term in office. Hundreds of guests packed the ballroom last night in elegant gowns and tuxedos despite treacherous winter weather and repeated warnings to stay off the roads.
Posted: 01/16/2007 - The victim in yesterday's fatal accident was a University of Texas-Dallas student. Sarah Magri, 20, was killed instantly in the wreck south of Hearne on Highway 6.
Updated: 01/17/2007 - An East Texas high school band director's alleged relationship with a former student landed him in Brazos County jail. William Watson, 27, turned himself over to authorities Tuesday and was charged with sexual assault of a child.
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