Updated: 08/15/2006 - It has been a tough year for the Brazos School for Inquiry and Creativity. First the school had to deal with an investigation by the Texas Education Agency, which found the school misused $300,000 worth of expenditures. The investigation also found the school overpaid Brazos School Superintendent Robert Slater and Board President Thomas Reynolds more than a quarter million dollars.
Posted: 08/15/2006 - Louisiana's top regulator says nearly all the insurance companies operating in the state have agreed to give homeowners more time to settle their claims from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Commissioner James Donelon says more than 99 percent of companies have voluntarily agreed to the extension.
Updated: 08/15/2006 - The Brazos County Health Department has confirmed a third human case of West Nile and is awaiting tests on five other cases. The Texas Department of State Health Services laboratory confirmed the positive results Monday, according to Brazos County Health Department officials.
Posted: 08/15/2006 - NASA wants to find the original videotapes from the first moon landing in 1969 to see if they can be made sharper. One Australian expert says modern technology would make it possible to recover the original high quality TV of the moon landing and make it available to the public for the first time.
Posted: 08/15/2006 - A Republican contributor is taking his pro-school voucher message to the streets and airwaves. It's an effort to allow state education dollars to be spent on private school tuition.
Posted: 08/15/2006 - Some Republican leaders Thursday will decide who to back as a write-in candidate to replace embattled former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. The lawmaker from Sugar Land won his March primary, then quit Congress in June -- and said he's moved to Virginia.
Posted: 08/15/2006 - Dell is recalling four-point-one (M) million notebook computer batteries because they can overheat and catch fire. Round Rock-based Dell says the batteries were made by Sony and placed in notebooks that were shipped between April of 2004 and July 18th of this year.
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.
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