Updated: 12/13/2006 - Madisonville's city council has enacted a pair of policy changes with regards to its police department. Two new forms come after a group of residents demanded the city address concerns of racial profiling. Those same citizens are still not fully satisfied with what has happened.
Posted: 12/12/2006 - A tax freeze for seniors in Bryan has been put on hold. The city council Tuesday delayed voting on an ordinance that would have frozen property taxes for elderly and disabled residents.
Posted: 12/12/2006 - A former ATF agent from Magnolia has been found guilty of stockpiling non-lethal explosives. A federal jury Tuesday convicted Eugene H. Williams Junior, 44, for possessing and storing illegal stun grenades.
Posted: 12/12/2006 - Be careful what you wish for. Those were just some of the words of advice from the departing Becky Gates.
Updated: 12/13/2006 - The newly released movie "Blood Diamond," has been raising questions about the origin of the precious stones. The film portrays the world of selling diamonds to fuel the civil war in the African nation of Sierra Leone. The war ended years ago, but a recent United Nations report says these so-called "conflict diamonds" are still being smuggled out.
Updated: 12/12/2006 - Tuesday's scheduled throat surgery for Congressman Chet Edwards has been delayed until January or February. And he must keep quiet. Edwards has two benign polyps on his throat.
Posted: 12/12/2006 - A huge honor was bestowed upon a pair of deserving downtown leaders Tuesday. Dr. Russell Bradley and Greta Watkins were named co-winners of the city of Bryan's seventh annual Mayor's Downtown Impact Award.
Updated: 12/12/2006 - Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is launching a new Web site to promote conservative interests. The Texas Republican yesterday launched the site, www.tom-delay.com. It accompanies his formation of the Grassroots Action and Information Network.
Posted: 12/12/2006 - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has adopted new rules to ensure the performance of lawyers who file appeals on behalf of death row inmates. Under the rules, the judges can remove a lawyer from the court's habeas list for any appeal that exhibits "substandard proficiency."
Posted: 12/12/2006 - Former Enron chief executive Jeffrey Skilling won't be reporting to a federal prison in Minnesota today after all. The Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals has delayed his report date. The court wants to consider Skilling's request for bail while he appeals his conviction.
Posted: 12/12/2006 - A Conroe man will spend the next 10 years behind bars for stabbing a man at a strip club. A Brazos County jury handed down the sentence Monday to 22-year-old Barry Dudzik. Dudzik was found guilty Friday of stabbing a bouncer at the Silk Stocking in 2004.
Posted: 12/11/2006 - Authorities say two people from Mississippi and one from Louisiana died when their Cessna 310 crashed in a field near the Waco airport. Rescuers Sunday night discovered the wreckage of the twin-engine plane on fire in a plowed field.
Updated: 12/12/2006 - Funeral arrangements have been set for a local couple killed in a plane accident in Maryland. Services for Timothy Kramer will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church in College Station. Services for Deborah Giant will be held at 3 p.m. Friday also at Christ United Methodist Church.
Updated: 12/12/2006 - Cotton may soon be used for more than just clothing. Texas A&M researchers are turning cottonseed into a high-level protein that could feed millions of people a year. Agricultural researchers at Texas A&M University have reduced a toxic compound in cottonseed to a level that's safe to eat.
Posted: 12/11/2006 - Police say violent crime among juveniles is spiking in Houston. Thirty-three juveniles are dead from homicides in the first 10 months of this year. That's up from 20 last year. Police say they're also seeing more violent crime committed by youths than in past years.
Posted: 12/11/2006 - The commander of space shuttle Discovery says the mission's off to "a really good start." The shuttle's gotten a clean bill of health so far, and it's racing toward a docking with the international space station this afternoon.
Updated: 12/12/2006 - A Houston-area health teacher is showing how the chance for some extra cash can motivate teenagers -- even when it comes to losing weight. The Biggest Loser challenge at MacArthur Ninth Grade School in Aldine wraps up with this week. At last week's final tally, the school's 215 students had lost a combined 852 pounds.
Updated: 12/11/2006 - Monday's edition of the The Bryan/College Station Eagle was delayed about six hours due to a technical problem. According to publisher and editor Donnis Baggett, an electronic part on the press went down which caused the delay.
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