Updated: 02/19/2007 - In the most recent bacterial outbreak, nearly 300 people have gotten sick because of salmonella traced to certain brands of peanut butter. This comes only months after a Taco Bell scare and the recall of spinach because of E-Coli. Now, many Americans are asking the question, is our food safe?
Posted: 02/19/2007 - Crews were working to assess the damage at a Valero refinery where a fire on Friday sent 19 people to the hospital. Company spokeswoman Mary Rose Brown said yesterday that the McKee refinery in Sunray remained a "highly sensitive area" and access remained restricted. She didn't know how extensive the damage was or how long it would take to repair the facility.
Posted: 02/19/2007 - At least 101 inmates died in the custody of the Harris County Jail between January 2001 to December 2006. That's according to a Houston Chronicle review of state and county records published yesterday. The newspaper said that at least 72 of the inmates had been awaiting court hearings and had yet to be convicted of the crimes that led to their incarceration at the time of their deaths.
Updated: 02/19/2007 - A two-year-old girl who was hit by a car near a College Station Park was listed in critical, but stable condition Monday. The toddler was hit near Edelweiss Park about 4:30 Sunday afternoon.
Posted: 02/18/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - Doctors, public health experts and cervical cancer survivors are expected to testify tomorrow at a public hearing on legislation aimed at overriding the governor's HPV vaccine mandate. The bill by state Representative Dennis Bonnen -- a Republican from Angleton -- would bar the state from requiring schoolgirls to be inoculated against the human papillomavirus, or HPV.
Posted: 02/18/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - City and state officials are trying to keep a TV show about a fictional Texas town and its obsession with high school football from leaving Central Texas. A meeting between the producers of "Friday Night Lights" and Austin City Manager Toby Futrell is scheduled for February 26.
Updated: 10/02/2009 - It's a week of with meetings aimed at putting a price tag on education. College Station ISD Trustees meet Tuesday night. Among the items on their agenda: calling for a bond election on the May 12 ballot. If trustees approve the election, it will be up to College Station ISD voters to decide the fate of a bond election with a price tag of more than $67.4 million.
Updated: 02/18/2007 - Bryan Police have a shooting investigation on their hands. It's believed the shooting happened on Clark Street just off Highway 21 on the east side of Bryan. The female victim actually called police from a residence on Evergreen Circle.
Posted: 02/17/2007 - One person is dead and another is injured after a fatal accident Saturday morning in Milam County. It happened on F.M. 487 almost a mile north of Rockdale. Authorities say Craig Lee Parrish of Rosebud was northbound on F.M. 487 when he lost control of his car while going around a curve.
Updated: 02/17/2007 - Some area children are riding a little bit safer in their parent's car. The Law of Office of Daniel and Stark joined up with the Texas Cooperative Extension Service to hold child safety seat checks.
Updated: 02/16/2007 - Bryan Police say one city street has drivers feeling the need for too much speed. People living on Austin's Colony Parkway in Bryan have been lodging complaints with authorities because of a large number of speeding drivers, and even some that are racing on the street.
Posted: 02/16/2007 - Within half-a-year, Bryan PD will go through three different chiefs. Mike Strope's last day was this week, and Interim Chief Bobby Whitmire has stepped in. But at least one councilmember in Bryan isn't sure about the city's replacement route.
Posted: 02/16/2007 - A repeat offender was arrested Thursday following a drug bust at a College Station home. Paul Jones, Junior, was jailed after police found 277 grams of marijuana and more than $800 in cash, according to officials.
Posted: 02/16/2007 - Minority customers who paid higher premiums under an old Allstate formula can seek 50 to 150 dollar refunds under a a class-action settlement. This after a federal judge approved settlement in a case accusing Allstate of discriminating against minority policyholders.
Posted: 02/16/2007 - Cancer has struck multiple times in Governor Rick Perry's family and he says he thinks he'll be diagnosed, too. The governor says every generation of Perry back to the 1850s has died of prostate cancer, and quote: "I'm going to get it."
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