Posted: 11/27/2006 - 'Fess up -- have you ever called in sick when you're feeling fine? If so, you're in good company. A new survey by CareerBuilder-dot-com finds nearly one-third of us have done just that in the last year.
Posted: 11/27/2006 - Two ten-year-old quarter horses used as ceremonial mounts in the Army's First Cavalry Division at Fort Hood are now looking for good homes. They are heading into retirement.
Posted: 11/27/2006 - The state's first convicted murderer to be tried under an obscure law designed to identify dangerous sexual predators will face strict treatment guidelines after his release from prison next year. Wesley Wayne Miller is nearing the end of a 25-year prison sentence. The 44-year-old was convicted for the 1982 murder of 18-year-old Retha Stratton. She was stabbed 38 times after refusing his sexual advances.
Updated: 11/26/2006 - A Brazos County man is dead after a one-vehicle accident Sunday morning near Wixon Valley. Authorities say 18-year-old David Plagens was headed eastbound on Highway 21 in the westbound lane about four o'clock Sunday morning when he hit a bridge cement barrier.
Posted: 11/26/2006 - HOUSTON (AP) - The state's first convicted murderer to be tried under an obscure law designed to identify dangerous sexual predators will face strict treatment guidelines after his release from prison next year. Wesley Wayne Miller is nearing the end of a 25-year prison sentence. Miller was convicted for the 1982 murder of 18-year-old Retha Stratton.
Updated: 11/26/2006 - It was a close call Saturday for a Brazos County family enjoying the extended Thanksgiving weekend. It happened in the 11000 block of Gold Nugget just off Texas 30. A two-year-old boy playing with other children accidentally slipped into a pond and disappeared under the water.
Posted: 11/25/2006 - HOUSTON (AP) - Questions are being raised about how an Arizona civilian border group is spending its money. That's because the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps spent $1,000 of the $54,000 collected from registration fees collected for background checks.
Posted: 11/25/2006 - HOUSTON (AP) - A mother responding to shouts from firefighters dropped her two-month-old and two-year-old daughters to safety from a second-story window during an apartment fire. The fire Friday night left the children with first and second-degree burns, and the mother had cuts and bruises after she jumped from the window, officials said.
Posted: 11/25/2006 - AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas lawmakers are poised to pounce on illegal immigrants when the next session starts in January. They're filing a slew of get-tough bills -- including one designed to challenge the automatic citizenship of babies born in the United States.
Posted: 11/24/2006 - Black Friday started on Thursday for some retailers, including a few big ones who offered consumers Thanksgiving Day hours to get a jump on the holiday shopping season. BJ's Wholesale Club, Wal-Mart Supercenters and Comp-USA opened their doors Thanksgiving Day.
Posted: 11/24/2006 - Police say an assailant stabbed a man in a Fort Worth bar parking lot because he apparently grew angry that one of the man's friends didn't wash his hands in the bathroom. Twenty-seven-year-old Eric Jennings Kisiah was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
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