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Hearne Police Investigate Woman's Death

Updated: 07/05/2007 - A Hearne woman is dead in what police say could be an unfortunate accident. The exact cause of Evelyn Higgins death, however, still has police uncertain.

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Texas Monthly Readers Not Amused by Amorous Astronaut Article

Posted: 07/05/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - It seems that many Texas Monthly magazine readers were less than thrilled by a tale of astronaut romance. Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith says readers criticized the May issue featuring a cover story with the headline "Astronaut Sex!"

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Texas Floods Destroy 1,000 Homes

Posted: 07/05/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - Officials said Thursday that floodwaters across the state have severely damaged or destroyed a thousand homes and that number is likely to rise. Storms have pounded the state since May 23, causing at least 11 deaths in the last two-and-a-half weeks.

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SE Texas Man's Death Caused by Hantavirus

Posted: 07/05/2007 - HAMSHIRE, Texas (AP) - The death of a man this spring after being hospitalized with unbearable chest pains has been attributed to a deadly virus linked to rodents.

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Attack Victim's Body Returned to Texas After Suicide

Posted: 07/05/2007 - GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - The body of an 18-year-old who survived a brutal attack last year but leapt to his death earlier this week while on a cruise ship to Mexico was returned to Texas on Thursday. Shortly after a Carnival Cruise Lines ship he had been aboard returned to port, David Ritcheson's body taken to the Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office, where an autopsy will be conducted.

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College Station Man Pleads Guilty in Knife Threat

Updated: 07/05/2007 - A College Station man will likely get probation after his plea Thursday in district court. Avery Jennings was arrested in April and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Cancer Delays DWI Trial

Posted: 07/05/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - Family members say a woman accused of drunkenly driving her car into pedestrians leaving a rock concert hasn't gone to trial because she's battling pancreatic cancer. The victim's family wants her to be held accountable, regardless of her health.

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Creeks, Rivers Continue to Flood Throughout Texas

Posted: 07/05/2007 - Heavy rains brought minor street flooding, washed out some Fourth of July parades and fireworks shows and prompted more weather warnings across Texas Wednesday.

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Miniature Trains' 4th of July Stop

Posted: 07/04/2007 - Just in time for the Fourth, the miniature trains made a quick stop at the George Bush Presidential Library. The Gulf Western Modular Railroad Society from Corpus Christi brought back their miniature train display.

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Veterans Celebrate Independence Day

Posted: 07/04/2007 - Some local veterans celebrated the fourth of July at the American Legion in Bryan with an indoor picnic. Rain caused members of Post #159 to move the festivities inside early Wednesday afternoon.

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Border Patrol Agent Shoots Illegal Immigrant

Posted: 07/04/2007 - EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A Border Patrol agent in El Paso, Texas, has shot a migrant who was crossing illegally into the U.S. through a drainage tunnel. It was the second shooting of an illegal immigrant in less than a week by the El Paso Border Patrol.

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Americans Worldwide Celebrate Independence Day

Updated: 07/05/2007 - It's the Fourth of July as Americans celebrate the nation's birth. For most, it will be a day of picnics, fireworks and happy times with friends and relatives.

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Search for 9-11 Remains to Continue Indefinitely

Posted: 07/04/2007 - NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City official says the search for human remains at the World Trade Center site will go on "for the foreseeable future." They had planned to end the search this fall.

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East Texas Soldier Killed in Iraq

Posted: 07/04/2007 - CARTHAGE, Texas (AP) - The Department of Defense says a soldier from Carthage died in Iraq last week when an improvised explosive device struck his vehicle. Specialist James Lee Adair, 26, assigned to the First Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas. He died Friday in Baghdad.

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Border Soldiers Charged with Illegal Alien Smuggling

Posted: 07/04/2007 - LAREDO, Texas (AP) - Three National Guard soldiers have been indicted on five counts of human smuggling and one count of conspiracy to transport undocumented immigrants. They are accused of running an immigrant smuggling operation through a Laredo-area checkpoint.

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Arrest Made in Austin Juneteenth Beating Death

Posted: 07/04/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - A 20-year-old man has been arrested in the beating death of a house painter who was killed when he tried to protect a driver who had struck and injured a toddler. Austin police say Kurtiss Colvin is charged with felony manslaughter, as well as felony theft and misdemeanor assault.

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Good News for Holiday Travelers

Posted: 07/04/2007 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Travelers on the road for the Fourth of July weekend are finding that gasoline prices have gone down a bit. They've been declining for the past few weeks, and Triple-A says the national average for unleaded regular is now below $3.00 a gallon.

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