Updated: 12/06/2006 - A Bryan man police said shot a woman getting gas Tuesday morning is facing additional charges. Byron Cunningham, 18, has been charged with assaulting a public servant. That's in addition to three counts of aggravated assault and one count of aggravated robbery. According to police, Cunningham acted disorderly at the Brazos County Jail.
Posted: 12/06/2006 - The Bush administration is challenging a court order requiring it to make housing payments to thousands of families whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Katrina. US District Judge Richard J. Leon says confusing, often contradictory letters to hurricane victims from the Federal Emergency Management Agency didn't explain why housing funding was cut.
Posted: 12/06/2006 - President Bush's policy in Iraq "is not working," a high-level commission said bluntly on Wednesday, prodding the administration to embrace diplomacy to stabilize the country and allow withdrawal of most combat troops by early 2008.
Posted: 12/06/2006 - NASA engineers expect to spend most of Wednesday trying to figure out whether a couple of late-breaking glitches are a threat to Thursday night's scheduled space shuttle launch. Discovery, which is slated to take off on a mission to rewire the international space station's electrical system, experienced a brief power surge yesterday. Early tests show no damage.
Posted: 12/06/2006 - The punishment phase begins today in the trial of a truck driver convicted for taking part in the nation's deadliest human smuggling attempt. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Tyrone Williams.
Posted: 12/05/2006 - Help may soon be on the way to the residents of Hunter's Creek, whose roads are in need of some serious repair. A public hearing has been scheduled for January 16, 2007 at 10 a.m. at the Brazos County courthouse in Bryan.
Posted: 12/05/2006 - Friendswood officials and residents are debating a proposed amendment to the city charter that would make English the city's official language. Council member Chris Peden has proposed putting the measure to city voters on a May 12th ballot.
Posted: 12/05/2006 - Sam Houston students will remember one of their own Wednesday evening, during a vigil held on the university campus. The service is in memory of 20-year-old Rachel Pendray, who was killed in an apparent murder-suicide Sunday night. It will take place in the Student Center Ballroom at 6 p.m.
Posted: 12/05/2006 - Defense attorneys for a truck driver convicted in the nation's deadliest human smuggling attempt are focused on one thing: sparing him a death sentence. The federal jury convicted Tyrone Williams of all 58 counts of conspiracy, harboring and transporting he faced. Williams ferried dozens illegal immigrants during a May 2003 smuggling attempt from South Texas to Houston.
Updated: 12/05/2006 - A Bryan man was arrested Tuesday after shooting a woman at a College Station gas station, according to College Station police. It happened at the Max Express Shell station at the intersection of Rock Prairie and Wellborn Road.
Posted: 12/05/2006 - After a devastating year losing crops and cattle to drought or wildfires, farmers and ranchers probably won't see federal relief anytime soon. US Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison says obtaining federal drought assistance this year would be an "uphill fight" but promised to keep working for it.
Posted: 12/04/2006 - All eyes will be on Texas A&M President Robert Gates Tuesday morning. The Senate Armed Services Committee will question the nominee for Secretary of Defense, though many experts say Gates is all but a lock for the job.
Updated: 12/04/2006 - Rachel Pendray, a sophomore pre-nursing major from Houston, was shot to death at the Brook Place Apartments in Huntsville at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Huntsville police. The 20-year-old was killed by Jake Taylor, who police say Pendray had known since high school.
Updated: 12/04/2006 - The brutal treatment of a seven-month-old pit bull puppy has prompted a reward for the arrest of the perpetrator. A Caldwell animal shelter is offering a $200 reward if anyone will identify who tossed out the puppy at a College Station area dump Saturday afternoon.