Posted: 12/29/2006 - With New Years Eve fast approaching, safety officials are warning consumers that using fireworks can be dangerous. Since there is no burn ban in Brazos County, fireworks enthusiasts are stocking up for a sparkling celebration. But with the excitement comes a danger many don't take seriously.
Posted: 12/29/2006 - Authorities say peace activist Cindy Sheehan and four other protesters were arrested Thursday for blocking a road near President Bush's ranch. Their protest briefly delaying state troopers who were to serve in escort motorcades for government officials meeting with Bush. An eyewitness says Sheehan and the others lay or sat in the road about two minutes and didn't heed requests to move.
Posted: 12/29/2006 - Galveston County is joining a national project to keep track of children by recording unique characteristics of their irises. Biometric Intelligence and Identification is working to build a national database of children's eye scans and identification info. The project is working with other missing peoples organizations.
Posted: 12/29/2006 - An 18-wheeler accident in Walker County backed up traffic for hours. Another 18-wheeler accident in that traffic killed one person.
Updated: 12/28/2006 - The George Bush Presidential Library is honoring the life of former President Gerald Ford. In memory of Ford a memorial has been set up in the museum rotunda. The public is invited to write their condolences on a large scroll, that will be sent to the Ford family.
Updated: 12/28/2006 - The so-called official ice cream of Texas is celebrating its 100th year of creating smiles. In 2007 Blue Bell Creameries hits the century mark, and in celebration of the milestone the company is taking a road trip. The Blue Bell "rolling birthday party" caravan, will be making stops in 66 cities throughout 16 states where Blue Bell is sold.
Posted: 12/28/2006 - NASA's image-makers are taking a hard look at how to win over media-saturated teens and 20-somethings growing up on YouTube and Google and largely indifferent to manned space flight. Recent surveys show young Americans have high levels of apathy about NASA's new vision of sending astronauts back to the moon by 2017 and eventually on to Mars.
Posted: 12/28/2006 - The Food and Drug Administration plans to brief industry groups in advance of an announcement Thursday morning. The agency already has indicated it would approve cloned livestock.
Updated: 12/27/2006 - Asalm Abdullah is the owner of Tobacco And More and starting January 1st he and other tobacco retailers will have to raise cigarette prices significantly. A one dollar sales tax is being tacked on to every pack of cigarettes sold in the state of Texas and in South Dakota.
Updated: 12/27/2006 - The news of Former President Gerald Ford's death has Americans remembering the 38th president and his legacy. Hundreds have already signed condolence books at the Ford Presidential Museum in Michigan that will be passed along to Ford's family. Local residents are also mourning, while sharing their memories of the former president.
Posted: 12/27/2006 - When a pastor set up a rehab program for prison parolees across the street from his church, the Coastal Bend city of Sinton stepped in to stop it. Now, the Texas Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether a zoning ordinance that shuttered the Grace Christian Fellowship's program violated the state Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Posted: 12/27/2006 - Authorities are trying to figure out how dozens of pieces of luggage belonging to air travelers ended up in a trash bin behind a Houston pet store. FBI special agent Rolando Munoz says 68 pieces of luggage from various international flights were discovered yesterday.
Posted: 12/27/2006 - Dive crews will inspect a ruptured pipeline today to determine the extent of damage after a 42-thousand-gallon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A spill occurred this weekend about 30 miles southeast of Galveston after a rupture in a medium crude oil pipeline.
Updated: 12/27/2006 - It was bad, but could've been worse. That's how the owner of a Huntsville sawmill and lumber company describes a fire that swept through his business.
Posted: 12/26/2006 - Your Christmas Tree has already given out lot of gifts and now it can keep on giving. Bryan and College Station will be hosting a tree recycling event.
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