Updated: 09/12/2006 - Brazos County Commissioners have approved this year's budget, but it didn't come without a few disapproving remarks. County Judge Randy Sims voted against the budget, which is roughly 5 percent higher than last year's, because of several amendments approved Tuesday morning.
Posted: 09/12/2006 - Brazos County Commissioners have declared the week of September 10-16 as National Preparedness Week. The declaration coincides with the fifth anniversary of September 11, 2001. The Texas Cooperative Extension proposed the declaration because they say the organization recognizes a great deal has changed since 9/11, and residents are more aware of the devastation caused by unexpected disasters.
Posted: 09/12/2006 - Residents of three overwhelmingly Hispanic counties along the Texas-Mexico border enjoy some of the longest life spans in the state. Hidalgo and Cameron counties ranked first and second when it comes to Texas residents and life expectancy, living an average of 80-point-two and 80-point-one years, respectively.
Posted: 09/12/2006 - A Baylor University study finds that more Americans are active in religious groups than previously thought. The study released Monday also found that most traditional Christians reject the label "evangelical" and prefer to describe themselves as "Bible-believing" or "born again."
Posted: 09/12/2006 - Americans pay the highest price for dropping out of school compared to other dropouts around the world. Adults who don't finish high school in the United States earn 65 percent of what people who have high school degrees make. No other country has such a significant income gap.
Posted: 09/12/2006 - Federal investigators plan Tuesday to visit a South Texas youth prison as part of an ongoing probe into possible civil rights violations. The federal investigation comes as the state Senate Criminal Justice Committee conducts its own investigation into confirmed reports of inmate abuse at Evins.
Posted: 09/11/2006 - Six men were arrested this weekend in Bryan's fifth prostitution sting of the year. The operation targeted men, who were soliciting undercover female officers, posing as prostitutes, according to Bryan police.
Posted: 09/11/2006 - A picture of the 1963 championship football team was among more than 100 Longhorn memorabilia items auctioned Sunday in Austin. The Rooster Andrews Tribute Auction featured memorabilia collected by sporting goods salesman Rooster Andrews over the past 60 years.
Posted: 09/11/2006 - Governor Rick Perry faces an unprecedented challenge from three well-known opponents. Now, the Republican incumbent's bid for a second full four-year term is drawing some flak from those who should be among his strongest supporters -- staunch GOP conservatives.
Posted: 09/11/2006 - A 49-year-old man is being questioned in connection with the death of the elderly aunt of "Dateline NBC" anchor Stone Phillips. Authorities say the man led investigators Friday night to an abandoned farmhouse outside Bardwell where they found the body of 81-year-old Doris Phillips.
Posted: 09/11/2006 - Civilian border-watchers Monday plan to begin monitoring the Texas-Mexico border for illegal immigrants. The Minuteman Project will team with its Texas affiliate and the American Border Patrol of Arizona to track suspected illegal immigrants and report them to the US Border Patrol.
Posted: 09/10/2006 - A College Station man is in Brazos County Jail, charged with breaking into a woman's apartment and trying to sexually assault her. It happened just before 2 a.m., Sunday, in the 100 block of Holleman Drive at Sterling University Village Apartments.
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