Updated: 08/14/2006 - A seven hundred fourty thousand dollar grant from the state will supply most of the money needed to bring the Criminal Law Enforcement Assistance and Response Team, or CLEAR, up to full staff in Brazos County.
Updated: 08/14/2006 - Texas joins 21 other states this year by offering its standardized test, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills or TAKS, online. Although districts aren't required yet to offer the exam online, Bryan and College Station are trying to stay ahead of the game.
Updated: 08/14/2006 - As Bryan searches for a new city manager, College Station has a number of vacancies in city staff of their own, three of which they are making big moves to fill.
Updated: 08/14/2006 - In 2005, Federated Department Stores, Incorporated, announced a merger to build its nationwide Macy's brand. A merger between Foley's and Macy's was effective in August of 2005, and even though you may have seen some changes at Post Oak Mall, come September Foley's will change its name.
Posted: 08/14/2006 - A full slate of budget workshops in College Station is underway. Monday afternoon, city staff made their first full budget presentation to the city council.
Posted: 08/14/2006 - An elderly Bryan man was arrested Friday after police say he cut his tenant with a knife following an argument about a table. Henry Carter, 82, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Posted: 08/14/2006 - Area teachers have been getting ready for the first day of school for several weeks, but some Bryan teachers have had a shorter amount of time to get their classrooms ready. Bryan Independent School District's Navarro and Crockett Elementary schools underwent renovations this summer, so teachers have had less time to fix up their classrooms.
Posted: 08/14/2006 - Wildfire-related injuries and fatalities are on the rise this season in several states. Sprawling suburban growth, dry conditions and changes in land-use patterns all contribute to the problem.
Posted: 08/14/2006 - Strong storms moved through portions of West Texas Sunday, stranding motorists on Odessa streets and damaging mobile homes in Fort Stockton. No injuries were reported, but more rain is expected.
Posted: 08/14/2006 - Anti-war demonstrators in Crawford say they hope that the end of President Bush's ranch vacation doesn't hurt attendance at their protests. They urged those who oppose the war in Iraq to keep coming the rest of this summer to the five-acre campsite that Cindy Sheehan purchased last month.
Posted: 08/14/2006 - President Bush plans to huddle with top diplomats and military advisers on the inaugural day of a Mideast truce, with a list of challenges spreading far beyond the Israel-Hezbollah conflict. While the Mideast has dominated headlines and the administration's attention, sectarian violence has surged in Iraq and efforts to get North Korea and Iran to restrict their nuclear ambitions remained stalled.
Posted: 08/14/2006 - A vehicle fire had traffic backed up on Highway Six. The driver stopped in the middle of the road Sunday night after the vehicle caught fire.
Updated: 08/14/2006 - There has been a clash between Israel and Hezbollah in south Lebanon. The Israeli Army says troops fired on a group of armed Hezbollah fighters, hitting one. The incident occurred about three hours after a cease-fire took effect.
Posted: 08/13/2006 - The 21-day waiting period is almost up for College Station ISD trustees. That means longtime CSISD employee Eddie Coulson is just a few days away from being officially named superintendent.
Posted: 08/13/2006 - CARO, Mich. (AP) - The FBI says it is helping Michigan authorities investigate three Palestinian-American men from Texas jailed on terrorism-related charges. The men were arrested Friday outside a Wal-Mart in Caro, Michigan, about 80 miles north of Detroit, after employees became suspicious over their purchase of 80 cell phones.
Posted: 08/13/2006 - Months after Texans voted to clear state claims on 55-hundred acres in Northeast Texas, a lawsuit has brought the issue up again. And while state officials consider the issue resolved, the new lawsuit worries property owners like Eddie McFarland, who thought after the November vote that his property was safe.
Posted: 08/13/2006 - Texas students seventh grade and up will take state standardized tests a new way this year: by logging onto the Internet and clicking a mouse. But there still remains the old-school way with paper and a freshly sharpened number two pencil.
Posted: 08/12/2006 - Two people are dead and one was injured in unrelated accidents Saturday. The first accident happened Saturday afternoon on Texas 21 west of Bryan. The second accident happened Saturday morning in Milam County on F.M. 1600 between Cameron and Rockdale.
Posted: 08/12/2006 - CARO, Mich. (AP) - Three Texas men were arraigned Saturday on terrorism-related charges after police found about 1,000 cell phones in their minivan in Michigan. Investigators believe the men were targeting the five-mile-long Mackinac Bridge, which connects Michigan's Upper and Lower peninsulas.
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