Updated: 5:05 PM The government has put out a list of tips to help victims of Hurricaine Rita avoid phone scams.
Updated: 5:06 PM Traffic on highways back into Houston was bumper-to-bumper as thousands of hurricane evacuees returned home.
Updated: 8:54 PM Several East Texas subdivisions were evacuated of hundreds of residents over the weekend amid fears that water being released from a lake could flood their homes.
Updated: 8:32 PM Many Brazos Valley schools were opened as shelters for Hurricane Rita evacuees. But with the glancing blow the storm delivered to the area, that means many schools will reopen Monday. However, there are some that will remain closed.
Updated: 1:17 PM Many evacuees have the "OK" to return home according to the State's staggered return plan. However, some evacuees say the experience was not bad.
Updated: 1:55 PM Hurricane Rita plowed into the Gulf Coast early Saturday, lashing Texas and Louisiana with driving rain, threatening to flood low-lying regions and knocking power out to half a million people as transformers exploded in the pre-dawn sky.
Updated: 7:01 PM There is a great need for volunteers to work with children. At Reed Arena, an unexpected surge of families has the facility's child care team struggling to keep up.
Updated: 6:35 PM All Bryan/College Station hurricane shelters are full. There are more than 6,800 evacuees in 32 shelters throughout the twin cities.
Updated: 6:10 PM 2,000 Brazos Valley volunteers stepped up to help with hurricane Katrina a few weeks ago, and officials hope they'll do the same thing for Rita now. With the overwhelming number of evacuees, volunteers are needed now more than ever to staff the shelters.
Updated: 10:19 AM Brazos County shelters are full and officials are turning evacuees away. Around 5:30 pm Thursday nearly 3,500 evacuees were in Bryan/ College Station and officials say they cannot accommodate anymore.
Updated: 9:43 AM The Better Business Bureau warned of a fund raising scam involving coupon books on September 15. Turns out there was some miscommunication and the coupon books are legitimate.
Updated: 5:03 PM Hurricane Rita had moved ashore and continues to weaken...
Updated: 1:59 PM Hurricane Rita moved on shore early this morning. News 3 has compiled information on shelters, traffic, safety tips, checklists, and more that will keep you informed.
Updated: 8:56 AM A bus filled with Hurricane Rita evacuees caught fire early this morning along a gridlocked I-45 near Wilmer.
Updated: 9:34 PM Preparing your home for the winds and rain of Hurricane Rita is crucial. However dangerous the storm ends up, there is still the chance for structural damage.
Updated: 9:09 PM West Nile continues to rear its ugly head in Brazos County. Mosquitoes, a bird, and the second human of the season have been infected with the disease.
Updated: 8:59 AM It is still hard to say what effects Rita will have on the Brazos Valley. A similar storm more than 40 years ago is offering forecasters an idea of what may happen.
Updated: 7:19 PM An 18 year old accused of attacking an elderly Bryan woman is incompetent to stand trial. That's according to a court-appointed mental health expert.
Updated: 6:57 PM As residents flee Galveston, cities along I-45 are trying to accommodate them. In Huntsville, one family says they didn't think twice about packing their bags and heading north for shelter.
Updated: 9:33 AM Local residents are taking steps to ensure they are prepared for Hurricane Rita. Local stores have already sold out of some items and lines at gas stations are many cars deep.
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