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California Fugitive Sex Offender May Be in Houston Area

Posted: 02/01/2007 - A fugitive convicted child molester listed on "America's Most Wanted" and the Oprah Winfrey Show may be living under an alias in Texas. The FBI says David John Sprong Junior recently rented a house in Humble under the name John Ellison. He's believed to have fled after the TV show "America's Most Wanted" featured him on Saturday.

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Molly Ivins Dies at 62

Posted: 02/01/2007 - Best-selling author and columnist Molly Ivins has died after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 62. Ivins made a living poking fun at Texas politicians, whether they were in her home base of Austin or the White House.

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Crowd Control: Aggie Ticket Pull for UT Game Postponed

Updated: 02/01/2007 - The scheduled student ticket pull for the Texas A&M men's basketball game against the University of Texas was postponed just after midnight Thursday when university officials deemed the situation disorganized.

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Big Event

Updated: 01/31/2007 - For the 24th year in a row, Aggies will be teaming up to help people in need who live in the Brazos Valley. Plans for this years Big Event are underway and organizers are looking to round up a team of workers.

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Brenham Debates Possible Smoking Ban

Updated: 02/01/2007 - The dangers of smoking are undeniable. To what length city government should regulate it is up for debate in Brenham. Wednesday evening, a proposed ordinance to ban smoking in public places was up for discussion at a public hearing.

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Weingarten's New Development Proposal

Updated: 01/31/2007 - Last summer College Station residents gathered in a public meeting to voice their concerns about a proposed development project. Weingarten Realty Investors wanted to build a Wal-Mart Supercenter and other commercial businesses on 50 acres they control off Rock Prairie and Highways 6.

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Twin City Mission One Step Closer to New Home

Updated: 01/31/2007 - Since 1963, Twin City Mission has called downtown Bryan home. But in the next three years, that will all change. Wednesday the mission staff announced it had purchased a 16 acre piece of property just a few blocks from its current location.

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Property Tax Deadline Fast Approaching

Updated: 01/31/2007 - The clock is ticking. Brazos County residents have until midnight to pay property taxes in full. The Brazos County Tax Office closed its doors at 5 p.m., but there are other ways to get your payment in on time.

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Businesses Ready for Big Game

Updated: 01/31/2007 - For those looking for a place to watch the big game on Sunday, look no further. Super Bowl Sunday will be a featured event at many Bryan/College Station businesses.

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Seniors Strut Their Stuff on Catwalk

Posted: 01/31/2007 - Some senior citizens had the opportunity to strut their stuff on the catwalk Wednesday afternoon. Residents of the Waldenbrooke Estates Retirement Community hosted a spring fashion show sponsored by the SteinMart in College Station.

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Joint Investigation Turns up Drugs, Lands Two in Jail

Updated: 01/31/2007 - Bryan and College Station investigators jailed a pair of Bryan residents after finding a substantial amount of drugs and cash. Authorities executed a search warrant in the 900 block of West 17th Street.

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FutureGen Meeting to be Held in Buffalo

Posted: 01/31/2007 - Leon County residents will have a chance to hear more about the world's first zero-emissions coal-fueled power at a meeting Thursday. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Buffalo Civic Center at 941 North Hill Street.

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Dallas-Area Killer Executed in Huntsville

Posted: 01/30/2007 - Condemned killer Christopher Swift has been executed Tuesday night over the 2003 deaths of his pregnant wife and her mother. The victims of the Dallas-area attacks were Amy Sabeh-Swift and Sandra Stevens Sabeh.

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Madison County Defendant Takes a Swing in Court

Posted: 01/30/2007 - The Madison County courthouse saw its share of commotion Tuesday morning. Defendant Richard Polk was making an appearance on a marijuana charge when he suddenly turned on District Attorney Bill Bennett.

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Pro Weather Trackers Encourage Public's Help

Updated: 01/30/2007 - For the last few weeks, the National Weather Service has been moving across the region, not to track storms, but to find others to help in that endeavor. The Skywarn program made its way to a packed house on the A&M campus Tuesday evening.

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Bryan Police Search for Hit and Run Suspect

Updated: 01/30/2007 - Bryan police are asking for your help in locating an SUV involved in hit-and-run Tuesday morning. Authorities say around 6:30 a.m., a 48-year-old bicyclist was riding in the 3500 block of Old Hearne Road when he was hit.

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Local Businesses Place High in Magazine's Rankings

Posted: 01/30/2007 - Texas Monthly Magazine has named a College Station business as the second best company to work for in the state. The Flippen Group lists its mission as leadership development in education, business and sports.

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Possible Tuition Change For Illegal Immigrants

Posted: 01/30/2007 - Immigration is one of the hottest topics the Texas legislature is working through. Currently, there are two bill proposals in the state legislature that would stop illegal immigrants from receiving in-state tuition at public colleges and universities.

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More Arrests In Montgomery County Murder Case

Updated: 01/30/2007 - Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with a Montgomery County murder. Kellis Wayne Madden of Conroe and Karla Charlie from Louisiana have both been charged in the shooting death of a Navy veteran.

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Super Bowl Drives TV Sales

Updated: 01/30/2007 - The Super Bowl and a big television go hand and hand, like baseball and peanuts, and it seems the trend to buy a big screen before the big game is still going strong this year. Since the Super Bowl is the most-watched television event of the year, according to the Consumer Electronics Association, it's a driver of new television purchases.

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Former City Manager Speaks Out

Updated: 01/30/2007 - Former Madisonville City Manager Tom Ginter is now speaking out about his resignation which was prompted and accepted by the City Council last Thursday.

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Former Brazos County Employee Out of Jail

Updated: 01/30/2007 - The woman found guilty of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Brazos County District Attorney's office is out of jail. During a hearing Tuesday morning, Queen Walker was released and placed on 10 years probation.

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Gates Could Earn Emeritus Status from A&M System

Posted: 01/29/2007 - Among numerous items to be considered, the System Board of Regents will discuss honoring Robert Gates with President Emeritus status. The title is conferred upon individuals who have made significant contributions to the system.

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CS's Beachy Honored for Parks & Rec Work

Posted: 01/29/2007 - Add another high honor to the laundry list of accolades for one renowned College Station employee. Parks and Recreation Director Steve Beachy was one of four people inducted into the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation's Hall of Fame last week.

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