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New Details on Tillman's Death

Posted: 07/27/2007 - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Army medical examiners were suspicious about the close proximity of the three bullet holes in Pat Tillman's forehead and tried without success to get authorities to investigate whether the former NFL player's death amounted to a crime, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. "The medical evidence did not match up with the, with the scenario as described," a doctor who examined Tillman's body after he was killed on the battlefield in Afghanistan in 2004 told investigators.

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Brother Defends Soldier Charged in Human Smuggling Case

Posted: 07/27/2007 - LAREDO, Texas — Sgt. Julio Cesar Pacheco was a changed man when he came home from a tour in Iraq. His older brother says he saw a difference in him. Now, the younger Pacheco is the alleged ringleader among three Texas National Guard soldiers accused of conspiring to smuggle more than 100 illegal immigrants past a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint they were assigned to monitor.

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Clues Sought in Corpus Christi FFA Animal Killings

Posted: 07/27/2007 - CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Police are investigating the killing of two goats and a sheep at the school district's agricultural barns. District spokeswoman Lorette Winters said a parent found the dead goats Thursday morning. The badly injured sheep died later that day.

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Conroe Mayor to Address SHSU Grads

Posted: 07/27/2007 - Sam Houston State University and its August commencement speaker have a lot in common. L. T. "Tommy" Metcalf is known by his first name, which is often the case with SHSU, known affectionately as plain old "Sam." Metcalf is a Sam Houston State University graduate. His son, Will, is graduating at one of the two commencement exercises at which he will speak.

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Sabotage of NASA Computer by Worker Who Cut Wires

Posted: 07/27/2007 - CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA says a space program worker deliberately damaged a computer that's supposed to fly on shuttle Endeavour next month. NASA announced the act of sabotage was caught before the equipment was loaded onto the spaceship. The worker also damaged a similar computer that was not meant to fly to space.

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Southwest Looks at Ways to Board Families

Posted: 07/27/2007 - NEW YORK (AP) - Can airlines do a better job of accommodating families? That's the question Dallas-based Southwest Airlines is asking by experimenting with various ways to board and seat traveling families.

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Report Claims Heavy Alcohol Use by Some Astronauts Before Launch

Posted: 07/27/2007 - CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A report says an independent health panel studying NASA astronauts found some had "heavy use of alcohol" before launch. Details are the trade journal: Aviation Week & Space Technology. Aviation Week reports the alcohol use by astronauts was within the standard 12-hour "bottle-to-throttle" rule applied to NASA flight crew members.

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Dallas Tank Explosions Similar to 2005 St. Louis Blasts

Posted: 07/27/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - Investigators have found similarities between this week's fiery blasts at a Texas gas facility and 2005 explosions at a Missouri plant. The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board has begun its probe of Wednesday's accident in Dallas that left three people hurt.

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Harris County Swamped with Young Offenders No Longer Taken by TYC

Posted: 07/27/2007 - HOUSTON (AP) - Harris County officials say they need more space to detain juvenile offenders or they run the risk of letting dangerous youths on the street. The county is working to absorb hundreds of young criminals that the Texas Youth Commission is no longer accepting.

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Lancaster Makes Case for Four-Day School Week

Posted: 07/27/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - Supporters and critics of the Lancaster school district's proposal for a four-day school week have made their cases to the Texas Education Agency. Acting Commissioner Robert Scott has the final say on whether to grant the district a waiver that would allow it to deviate from the required 180-day school calendar.

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Bryan Most Wanted Arrested

Updated: 07/27/2007 - A suspect on the Bryan Police Department's most wanted list is in custody after he turned himself in. Chauncey Gaines, 19, walked into the Bryan Police Department and gave himself up.

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Construction of Fire Station Douses Neighborhood Yards

Updated: 07/27/2007 - Photos taken the past couple of weeks document what Charles Benbow and his wife see every time it rains. "During even a somewhat modest rain shower it will come up to our backdoor up through our porch and as you can see silt has collected," Benbow said.

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A&M System Partners with National Security Team

Posted: 07/26/2007 - The Texas A&M University System announced today its affiliation with Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, which was selected in May to be the management and operations contractor for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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Jones Named Chair of A&M System Regents

Updated: 07/27/2007 - Bill Jones of Austin was elected chairman of The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents, and John D. White of Houston was elected vice chairman, both unanimously, during a meeting of the governing board this afternoon.

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50 Counts, 50 Sentences for Convicted Child Porn Voyeur

Updated: 07/27/2007 - Fifty counts of child pornography possession earn a Kosse man 50, ten-year sentences from Brazos County. That was the punishment handed down Thursday night for Karl Noland, 46, who was found guilty earlier in the day.

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CS Man Indicted for Aggravated Assault

Updated: 07/27/2007 - A College Station man accused of threatening a woman with a knife is one of 59 people indicted Thursday by a Brazos County Grand Jury.

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BISD Trustees Approve Employee Pay Hike

Updated: 10/02/2009 - Bryan ISD employees will see a little something extra in their paychecks. Trustees on Thursday approved a four percent pay raise for teachers, librarians, counselors, nurses and other non-administrative personnel.

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Local Stores Team up for Blow-Out Sale

Posted: 07/26/2007 - If you're looking for the latest fashions but at a fraction of the cost, there is a sale this weekend that is just for you.

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Boy to Stand Trial for Killing Principal

Posted: 07/26/2007 - BARABOO, Wis. (AP) - Nearly a year after a 16-year-old shot and killed his principal, jurors will be asked to decide if he was a bullied, immature child or a murderer bent on revenge. Eric Hainstock is charged with first-degree murder and is being tried as an adult in the shooting death of Weston Schools Principal John Klang. If convicted, he could face life in prison.

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Full Swimming Pool Stolen, Not a Drop Spilled

Posted: 07/26/2007 - PATERSON, New Jersey (AP) -- Daisy Valdivia is annoyed that someone stole her backyard pool, and baffled at how they did it without leaving behind a splash, drip or trace of the 1,000 gallons of water it contained. Valdivia awoke to find her family's hip-high, inflatable, 10-foot diameter swimming pool gone from her back yard Wednesday.

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Therapist Sentenced for Molestation

Posted: 07/26/2007 - (AP) Respiratory therapist Wayne Albert Bleyle was in New York state on a wintry day when investigators called him about allegations he had molested patients too sick to defend themselves. When they asked how many children he molested, investigators said, he looked out his window and asked, "How many snowflakes are there out there?"

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