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Texas Pastor Recruited to Replace Disgraced Haggard

Posted: 08/01/2007 - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A pastor from a suburban Dallas mega-church will try out for the senior pastor post at New Life Church in Colorado Springs. New Life has seen its attendance drop by 25 percent after the firing of disgraced church founder Ted Haggard. Haggard left the church last year after a former male prostitute alleged a three-year cash-for-sex relationship.

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District Pulls Four-day School Week Proposal

Posted: 08/01/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - The Lancaster school district has pulled its proposal to implement a four-day school week for the upcoming school year, but the superintendent says the idea is still alive. Superintendent Larry Lewis withdrew the district's request to the Texas Education Agency because school starts this month and the four-day schedule would conflict with existing employee contracts.

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Dozens of Animals Recovered from Home of Man Arrested in Chase

Posted: 08/01/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - Authorities discovered dead cats in cold storage and dozens more animals living in filthy conditions at the home of a man who led police on a high-speed chase. The man later claimed he was rushing his sick cat to the veterinarian.

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College Station Police Search for Aggravated Robbery Suspect

Posted: 08/01/2007 - An early morning aggravated robbery has College Station police searching for a suspect. Officers say just before one o'clock Wednesday morning they received a call about an aggravated robbery at the Texaco at 2201 Longmire.

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SHSU Creates Program to Get Faster Degrees

Updated: 07/31/2007 - Some Huntsville High School students will soon have the opportunity to drastically reduce the time and cost of their education through a "Time Compressed Degree Program" with Sam Houston State University.

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Blinn College Trains Future Paramedics with Mock Accident

Updated: 07/31/2007 - Paramedic students at Blinn College got some hands-on training Tuesday dealing with a simulated emergency. Thirteen second-year students at Blinn's Emergency Medical Services Program had to manage a mock bus accident, including 30 patients.

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Texas Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Posted: 07/31/2007 - WASHINGTON — A 37-year-old Army officer from Texas has been killed in Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced Tuesday. Maj. Thomas G. Bostick Jr. of Llano died Friday near Kamu, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit came under fire from enemy forces, officials said.

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Heavy Rain in Parts of Northeast Texas

Posted: 07/31/2007 - UNDATED — Flooding is a threat after parts of Texas have been hit with heavy rain today. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for parts of Fannin, Lamar and Delta counties.

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Bell County Cemetery Vandalized Again

Posted: 07/31/2007 - KILLEEN, Texas — Bell County sheriff's deputies will increase patrols near a cemetery that's been vandalized for a second time since Memorial Day weekend. Authorities discovered about 20 headstones and gravesites knocked over or destroyed at the Maxdale Cemetery this week.

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Historic Gruene Bridge to be Replaced

Posted: 07/31/2007 - NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas — A nearly century-old bridge spanning the Guadalupe River in Gruene will be replaced, largely because of the danger it poses to tubers floating beneath. The city of New Braunfels and the Texas Transportation Department have been working to replace the old Gruene Bridge for 10 years. But the Texas Historical Commission had opposed demolishing the bridge, which was built in 1909, because of its contribution to Gruene's historic value.

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Former Hidalgo County Employee Cleared of Child Sex Charges

Posted: 07/31/2007 - EDINBURG, Texas — A former Hidalgo County district clerk has been found not guilty of child sexual assault charges stemming from allegations that he carried on a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl. The jury deliberated more than four hours Monday before acquitting Omar Guerrero, 30, on two counts each of sexual assault of a child, indecency with a child and enticing a child.

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Roberts Released From Hospital

Updated: 07/31/2007 - Chief Justice John Roberts has been released from a hospital in Maine. A White House spokesman says the president spoke with the chief justice this morning and Roberts "sounded like he was in great spirits."

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Attempted Capital Murder Trial Postponed (Again)

Updated: 07/31/2007 - For the second time in a week, an attempted capital murder trial in Madisonville has been postponed. The trial of Floyd Tubbs was supposed to start Monday after being pushed back July 24.

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