Posted: 01/13/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - Energy provider TXU and a Houston construction firm with a state contract to help build toll roads across Texas are among the companies paying most of the tab for Governor Rick Perry's inaugural celebration this week. Corporations will underwrite $1.4 million of the $2 million dollar event on Tuesday.
Updated: 01/13/2007 - SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - Authorities say at least ten homes, several businesses and the San Marcos Police Department's headquarters have been damaged in a powerful storm this morning. It's part of a large weather system that's bringing flooding rains to the Austin area and icy conditions to parts of North Texas.
Posted: 01/12/2007 - Foul play has not been ruled out as the cause of death of a Washington County resident. Sheriff investigators say the body of Rodney Dwight Parker, 44, was discovered inside his home around 7:30 a.m.
Updated: 01/12/2007 - It was only his second day on the job, but a Navasota volunteer firefighter has already saved a woman's life. A fire broke out just before 9:00 a.m. Friday morning at a mobile home on Highway 105 just east of Navasota, according to Navasota fire officials.
Updated: 01/12/2007 - The upper echelon of the notorious Latin King gang has taken a hard hit. About 30 members have pleaded guilty to a slew of state and federal crimes, and a bulk of those arrested are from our area. The crimes include murder, engaging in organized crime and federal drug conspiracy.
Posted: 01/12/2007 - Milam County authorities are treating the November death of an inmate as a homicide. Rosendo Gayton died back on November 1. The 52-year-old had been arrested that evening by Rockdale Police, but was moved after getting into an altercation with another inmate.
Posted: 01/12/2007 - Mark Conlee currently serves as the city of Bryan's mayor pro tem. Now, he's considering a bid to remove two of those three words from his title.
Posted: 01/12/2007 - Texas lawmakers adopted a state spending limit yesterday that may curtail their access to money to pay for property tax relief or teacher pay raises. The action in Austin came despite a record budget surplus.
Posted: 01/12/2007 - Texas Congressman Ron Paul has taken the first step toward launching a second presidential bid -- this time as a Republican. The iconoclastic nine-term congressman from Lake Jackson yesterday filed incorporation papers to create a presidential exploratory committee. The physician was the Libertarian nominee for president in 1988.
Posted: 01/12/2007 - A Lackland Air Force Base lab which works to improve the safety of troops is under threat of closing by fall. Air Force budget plans outline closing the Force Protection Battlelab at Lackland and doing away with its 23 jobs by fiscal 2008. It's one of seven similar labs targeted by the Air Force as it tries to reduce costs.
Posted: 01/12/2007 - The US ambassador to Greece is condemning a rocket attack on the US Embassy in Athens Friday. Charles Reis says "there can be no justification for such a senseless act of violence." The embassy was occupied at the time but no one was hurt.
Updated: 01/12/2007 - The remains of a badly decomposing body are being examined by Brazos County authorities after a gruesome discovery Thursday night. Sheriff's officials worked through the night at the site, located on FM 159 just west of Navasota.
Posted: 01/11/2007 - As he recovers at home from hip replacement surgery, former President George H.W. Bush is already thinking about jumping out of an airplane --- again. Bush plans to mark his 85th birthday in June 2009 by skydiving like he did when he turned 80.
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