Posted: 09/20/2006 - Travis County commissioners have approved a pilot program to offer weight-loss surgery to employees. A review suggested the move could save money in the long run.
Posted: 09/20/2006 - A man granted a new trial after serving 12 years in prison is now free after the murder charge against him was dropped. Alejandro "Alex" Hernandez was convicted of stabbing and beating to death a homeless man with a steering column lock in 1994.
Posted: 09/20/2006 - A 21-year veteran of the Border Patrol has been arrested on charges that he accepted bribes to allow drugs through a border checkpoint. Federal investigators accuse the 47-year-old of accepting payments to allow cocaine and marijuana through a checkpoint where he was stationed in El Paso County, according to a criminal complaint.
Posted: 09/20/2006 - Authorities are searching for six federal inmates who escaped a South Texas jail by overpowering a guard and cutting through at least four fences. Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino says the six men escaped at about 11:30 Tuesday night from the East Hidalgo Detention Center.
Updated: 09/20/2006 - Prices have been posted for the Brazos County Expo Center. Tuesday evening, commissioners approved the costs for renting the facility, which has been under construction for four months.
Updated: 09/20/2006 - Allegations have surfaced surrounding a 13-year-old boy in Washington County. Authorities believe he molested as many as 10 victims under the age of 10. Friday Washington County Judge, Matthew Reue, released the boy from custody, and now the alleged victims' families are speaking out in disapproval of the judge's decision.
Updated: 09/20/2006 - On Friday, officials from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) will meet to discuss driving safety on Highway 6 in south Brazos County. The meeting comes after the latest accident on that road, the six-car accident that killed four. What may be one of the lone options would be to lower the speed limit 10 miles per hour.
Posted: 09/19/2006 - It's never too late to become an American. A 99-year-old woman from Ecuador became a US citizen and received best wishes and flowers from Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.
Posted: 09/19/2006 - Funeral Arrangements have been made for an 11-year-old Navasota girl killed in a weekend car accident. Taylor Meschke's funeral will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Navasota.
Posted: 09/19/2006 - More than half of Bowie County's Department of Public Safety troopers have been suspended or fired over the last two weeks. A DPS spokesman confirmed suspensions, firings and trooper appeals, saying the disciplinary action resulted from an internal investigation since January
Posted: 09/19/2006 - Willie Nelson and several members of his band were issued misdemeanor citations for drug possession in Louisiana. The Louisiana Highway Patrol says troopers smelled a strong odor of marijuana when the driver opened the door to Nelson's band bus.
Posted: 09/19/2006 - The feds are offering 400 (M) million dollars in grants for ideas on how to provide emergency and interim housing for hurricane victims. Competition for the grant money is open to five coastal states - Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
Updated: 09/18/2006 - Preliminary autopsy results released Monday confirmed that a Bryan man was killed after being struck with a vehicle on Sandy Point Road. The body of Raymond Chambers, 53, was found in a ditch across from the Juvenile Correction Center at approximately 7 a.m. Sunday.
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