Posted: 01/20/2007 - A Wharton construction worker with four previous drunken driving convictions has been charged with felony murder. Guillarmo Paniagua is accused of being drunk and then fleeing the scene of a crash in which a police chief died.
Posted: 01/20/2007 - A federal appeals court in New Orleans has ruled that horse slaughter is illegal in Texas. The state is home to two of the nation's three processing plants.
Updated: 01/21/2007 - A cold and dreary day met abortion protestors, and the organizers of the event said it was appropriate. Pro-life supporters gathered Saturday morning in front of the local Planned Parenthood location to protest abortion in advance of the Roe v. Wade anniversary.
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.