Updated: 08/28/2006 - Texas Task Force 1, the College Station-based urban search and rescue team has been activated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in anticipation of Tropical Storm Ernesto. Task Force members from throughout the state arrived in College Station Monday morning for processing.
Posted: 08/28/2006 - John Mark Karr awaited his first court appearance in Colorado on Monday as a TV station reported that prosecutors decided not to bring charges against him in the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey because his DNA failed to match genetic material on the 6-year-old girl's body.
Posted: 08/28/2006 - Forget the Alamo. Remember Tim McClure's mom. McClure's a founder of the Austin advertising agency GSD and M. He credits his mother's rebukes about his messy room when he was a kid for inspiring the simple, four-word slogan that's perhaps become the unofficial motto of Texas.
Posted: 08/28/2006 - Burleson County authorities are investigating the death of an Humble man who shot himself following a domestic dispute, according to the Burleson County Sheriff's Office.
Posted: 08/28/2006 - A student whose luggage contained a stick of dynamite is to appear before a federal magistrate in Houston Monday. There isn't any indication of terrorist plans, but the discovery highlighted concerns that there's a weak link in aviation security.
Posted: 08/28/2006 - An Athens, Texas, man will be the first person executed by South Dakota authorities in 59 years. South Dakota's death chamber has been remodeled since the last execution in the state, an electrocution in 1947.
Posted: 08/28/2006 - A spokesman from TXU Electric Delivery says high winds from fast-moving storms Sunday knocked out power to about 20-thousand customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. TXU's John Hardesty says the winds knocked down some power lines and it could take until mid-morning to restore power.
Updated: 08/27/2006 - Taxpayers in both the Bryan and College Station school districts get the chance Monday to sound off on the districts' proposed budgets and tax rates. In College Station, the public hearing is at 5:30 p.m., while the special meeting is at 5:45. In Bryan, the tax rate and budget hearing is part of a 5:30 p.m. meeting.
Updated: 08/27/2006 - Preliminary evidence shows that the crew of a commuter jet that crashed moments after takeoff early Sunday morning at Blue Grass International Airport in Lexington, Ky. used a short runway, National Transportation Safety Board investigator Debbie Hersman told reporters Sunday evening.
Posted: 08/26/2006 - A Texas A&M senior is dead after being hit by a train early Saturday morning. Police say Robert Walker Best and some of his friends were attempting to board a moving train near George Bush Drive and Wellborn Road.
Updated: 08/26/2006 - For the second Saturday in a row, Bryan City Council spent the morning interviewing city manager candidates. This tims, council interviewed former Auburn, Alabama, city manager David Watkins, who is also a finalist for one of two assistant city manager openings in College Station.
Posted: 08/26/2006 - KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (AP) - NASA has delayed Sunday's launch of the space shuttle Atlantis by 24 hours. NASA managers say they want more time to see if there was any damage from a lightning strike Friday.
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