KBTX | Bryan & College Station, TX | News, Weather, Sports

More Headlines

Harris County Leads Nation in Minority Population Increase

Posted: 08/09/2007 - HOUSTON (AP) - The ethnic makeup of the Houston area is changing faster than anywhere else in the United States. The Census Bureau today reports the change is fueled by an influx of Hurricane Katrina evacuees and a booming Hispanic population.

Read More

Importer Recalls 255,000 Chinese-made Tires

Posted: 08/09/2007 - NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey-based tire importer is recalling more than a-quarter million tires made in China. The tires are steel-belted radial replacements for pickups, vans and SUVs and were sold under the Westlake, Compass and YKS brand names. Importer Foreign Tire Sales says they lack a safety feature that prevents tread separation.

Read More

Prisoner Accused of Plotting to Kill Judge, Prosecutor

Posted: 08/09/2007 - GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A prisoner has been indicted on two counts of attempted solicitation of capital murder for allegedly plotting to kill a judge and prosecutor. Bryan Connelly is accused of writing threatening letters last year from the Middleton prison unit in Jones County, where he was being held for a 2005 check-forgery conviction.

Read More

Early Morning Earthquake Jolts Los Angeles Area

Posted: 08/09/2007 - LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles area has been rattled by a fairly strong earthquake. The 4.5 tremor struck just before 1 a.m. California time about four miles outside the city of Chatsworth northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

Read More

One Way Change for Bryan High School Street

Updated: 08/08/2007 - There is a big change for drivers on one busy street near Bryan High School. Campus Drive located along side of the high school is now a one way street.

Read More

Technology Filled With Aggie Spirit

Updated: 08/08/2007 - It is the perfect marriage of Aggie spirit and technology. A partnership between Apple and MacResource Computers has created the new Fightin' Texas Aggie iPod.

Read More

BISD to Vote on Record Reduction in Tax Rate

Updated: 08/08/2007 - Major savings are now a reality in Texas communities, where the school districts are rolling back their tax rates. It all dates back to spring of last year, and in Bryan, those new tax totals look like record breakers.

Read More

Feast To Fight Hunger Successful

Updated: 08/08/2007 - The 14th Annual Feast of Caring has been deemed a success. Wednesday at the Brazos Center, people from all across the area came together for a modest meal to benefit the hungry.

Read More

A&M to Honor Gates With Honorary Doctorate

Updated: 08/08/2007 - A member of President Bush's cabinet is on the receiving end of an honorary doctorate degree from Texas A&M. Secretary of Defense and former A&M president Robert Gates and his wife Becky will receive honorary doctorates during commencement ceremonies on Friday.

Read More

Summer Relaxation Could Result in Fall Injuries

Updated: 08/08/2007 - As school sports start back up, trainers are pulling the tape out. They're wrapping ankles, wrists, and hoping to prevent some of the most common sports injuries.

Read More

Airlines Sue FBI And CIA Over 9/11 Blame

Posted: 08/08/2007 - (AP) Airlines and aviation-related companies sued the CIA and the FBI on Tuesday to force terrorism investigators to tell whether the aviation industry was to blame for the September 11 attacks. The two lawsuits in U.S. District Court in Manhattan sought court orders for depositions as the aviation entities build their defenses against lawsuits seeking billions of dollars in damages for injuries, fatalities, property damage and business losses related to September 11, 2001.

Read More

Jury Pool Assembles for Trial in 1983 KFC Slayings

Posted: 08/08/2007 - NEW BOSTON, Texas — About 140 potential jurors showed up at the Bowie County Courthouse on Wednesday for the trial of a convicted burglar charged with the notorious Kentucky Fried Chicken murders, one of Texas' oldest unsolved mass murder cases. Romeo Pinkerton, 49, of Tyler, is the first of two men to go on trial for the slayings of five people abducted during a Sept. 23, 1983, holdup of a KFC restaurant in Kilgore in East Texas. The five, all shot execution-style, were found the following morning about 15 miles away along a remote oilfield road.

Read More

Shooting for a Good Cause

Posted: 08/08/2007 - Shooters of all ages and skill levels are welcome to participate in a sporting clays shoot to support a good cause. On Sunday, August 12th, shooters can take part in the event at the Gunsmoke Shooting Range to benefit the College Station Police Officers Association (CSPOA).

Read More

Amarillo Man Drowns in Montana Lake

Posted: 08/08/2007 - WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. — A Texas fisherman drowned in Hebgen Lake, northwest of Yellowstone National Park, apparently while trying to bring his raft to shore in a thunderstorm, a coroner said Wednesday. Robert Reed, 70, of Amarillo, Texas, died of accidental drowning, Deputy Gallatin County Coroner Ken Davis said. Reed had been visiting family in West Yellowstone.

Read More

Murder-for-hire Target Admits Defibrillator Theft

Posted: 08/08/2007 - BATON ROUGE, La. — A Texas man has pleaded guilty to stealing defibrillators from a Baton Rouge hurricane relief center, a plot that became more twisted when others involved in the plot talked about having him killed. Rudy S. Adams of Beaumont could get up to 10 years in prison for his guilty plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court to one count of theft from a health-care benefit program.

Read More

East Texas Police Officer Accused of Assaulting Woman in Custody

Posted: 08/08/2007 - MALAKOFF, Texas (AP) - A former Malakoff police officer has been charged with violating a prisoner's civil rights for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman he had taken into custody. Malakoff is about 30 miles east of Corsicana.

Read More

Appeals Court Hears Case Involving Houston's Adult Businesses

Posted: 08/08/2007 - HOUSTON (AP) - A lawyer for nearly 100 sexually oriented businesses in Houston tells an appeals court that they'd face closure if tougher rules are now enforced. The decade-old Houston city ordinance calls for doubling the required distance between such businesses and schools, churches, parks and day care centers to 1,500 feet.

Read More

Endeavour and Weather Still Looking Good for Launch

Posted: 08/08/2007 - KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (AP) - Endeavour is scheduled to blast off this evening on a two-week trip to the international space station. NASA managers don't have much to talk about as shuttle Endeavour heads for its first trip into space in almost five years. The orbiter is looking very good after a major overhaul, and the weather is 80 percent "go."

Read More

First Seven Months of Year were Wettest on Record for Texas

Posted: 08/08/2007 - LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The first seven months of the year were the wettest on record in Texas. It's further confirmation of a recent declaration saying Texas is drought-free for the first time in at least a decade.

Read More

Dewhurst Sets Deadline for Details on Deficient Texas Bridges

Posted: 08/08/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst is questioning claims that Texas bridges are safe after the deadly Minneapolis bridge collapse. Dewhurst is demanding details about deficient bridges from state transportation officials.

Read More
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability