Updated: 08/22/2006 - Brazos County commissioners approved the proposed budget Tuesday for fiscal year 2007 and set the budget hearings. The proposed budget has gone up 2 percent from last year. The public hearing regarding the budget is set for September 9 at 10 a.m. in the commissioners courtroom.
Updated: 08/22/2006 - Brazos County commissioners are fulfilling an agreement crafted by the Department of Justice regarding elections. Back in June, the DOJ was concerned with the Brazos County voting system, saying Spanish speaking voters in Brazos County didn't have access to bilingual election workers during the last round of elections.
Posted: 08/22/2006 - Farmers Branch Mayor Bob Phelps says council members will eventually take action on proposals that would make it tougher for illegal immigrants to live and work in the city. However, it was unclear after a meeting Monday night if and when the City Council would discuss passing a strict illegal immigration ordinance.
Posted: 08/22/2006 - Strong thunderstorms inundated parts of Amarillo --- flooding streets and stranding cars. Jose Garcia, chief meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Amarillo, says water was at least 2 feet high in some areas.
Posted: 08/22/2006 - Investigators have arrested another man they say may be linked to series of murders in the Mexican border city of Juarez. Granados de la Paz and a man arrested in Denver last week are suspected of involvement in the rape and killings of young Mexican women in 2001.
Posted: 08/22/2006 - A 12-year-old boy accused of killing his father by shooting him in the back is on trial this week in Houston. The judge closed the trial to the public to protect the boy's interests. Investigators say the boy was 10 when he shot his father, Dr. Rick Lohstroh, through the back of the driver's seat.
Updated: 08/22/2006 - Their crime rate is fairly low, but College Station PD says they need more officers. As budget talks in the city continue, the department has once again brought up concerns of being short-handed, and one of their main rationales in asking for more: the need to be proactive.
Posted: 08/21/2006 - A pair of water wells in Somerville have exceeded the state standards for TTHMs, an organic compound formed when chlorine reacts to naturally-occuring organic matter.
Updated: 08/21/2006 - It was a battle of the bellies between the twin cities Monday, and it was all for a good cause. Following a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Boston's Pizza Aggieland on University Drive, Bryan and College Station councilmembers competed in a pizza eating contest.
Posted: 08/21/2006 - A city councilman wants to make it tougher for illegal immigrants to live and work in Farmers Branch. But some of the measures he wants to adopt are making others nervous.
Posted: 08/21/2006 - Analysts say Dell still has the ingredients for success -- but desperately needs some adjustments. It wasn't too long ago when Dell was riding high on the success of its patented direct-sales model to consumers and businesses.
Posted: 08/21/2006 - Wildfires have consumed about 75-hundred acres across Palo Pinto and Stephens counties. Drought-parched grass and wind gusts have kept crews of volunteer firefighters and teams of aerial support working almost round-the-clock in the area, about 85 miles west of Fort Worth.
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