Posted: 01/19/2007 - A local group pursuing a $40 million emergency radio network could have a couple of new teammates. Brenham and Washington County have expressed interest in joining the Brazos County delegation spear-heading the effort.
Posted: 01/19/2007 - A gas leak near Franklin forced the evacuation of a handful of area residents on Friday. According to Robertson County officials, gas began spewing from a Conoco Phillips natural gas well.
Posted: 01/19/2007 - The Confederacy is creating a stir this week in Texas government. Rocker Ted Nugent on Tuesday wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the Confederate flag on stage at Governor Rick Perry's inaugural ball.
Posted: 01/19/2007 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates is in Iraq, for the second time in less than a month. He arrived with no advance public announcement in the southern city of Basra this morning to talk to allied military commanders, including the British. Britain has some seven-thousand soldiers in the Basra area but plans to send a lot of them home this year.
Posted: 01/19/2007 - A new study finds cancer risks are greater for children who live close to the Houston Ship Channel and adjacent industrial plants. The 18-month study examined Harris County cancer cases from 1995 to 2003 and emissions including 1,3-butadiene and benzene. It's the first study to identify a possible link between cancer risks and toxic air pollution in Harris County.
Posted: 01/18/2007 - A Magnolia boy who was accidentally shot in the eye with a BB gun continues to make a remarkable recovery. The 11 year old was shooting with his older brother the day after Christmas when an errant shot ricocheted into his eye.
Updated: 01/19/2007 - In April 2003, Roger Russell was arrested and charged with the murder of James Davidson. Russell was found guilty in 2004, but just two months ago, an appeals court voided that verdict. Now, Russell is guilty again after that same appeals court changed its mind.
Updated: 01/19/2007 - A Brazos County grand jury handed up 19 indictments Thursday including one for a College Station man accused of breaking into a woman's apartment and trying to sexually assault her. Daniel Estrello, 19, was indicted for burglary of a habitation with intent to commit sex offense.
Updated: 01/19/2007 - A man wanted for sexually assaulting a teenage girl in California has been arrested by Bryan Police. Byron Hightower of Navasota was arrested Tuesday by the police department's Drug Enforcement Team. The United States Marshal's Office had asked the Bryan Police Department to help with the investigation.
Posted: 01/18/2007 - The son of the "The Big Bopper" says he's hired a famous forensic anthropologist to exhume his father's remains from his Beaumont grave. Jay Richardson says he's doing it in hopes of answering questions about how his father died in a 1959 plane crash -- one that also claimed the lives of rock 'n' rollers Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens.
Posted: 01/18/2007 - SMU's president says building George W. Bush's presidential library will increase the school's visibility nationwide. R. Gerald Turner also says the library will lead to debate for professors and spur economic development in the city.
Posted: 01/18/2007 - A group of Texas Democrats has proposed legislation that would provide 850 (m) million dollars in federal aid to Mexico to combat drug cartels and border violence. The bill would give 170 (m) million dollars annually to Mexico over a five-year period for costs such as training Mexican police and improving coordination with American law enforcement.