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Man Indicted for Putting Two-Year-Old in Dryer

Posted: 09/12/2007 - LUMBERTON, Texas (AP) - A Southeast Texas man accused of putting his girlfriend's two-year-old daughter in a clothes dryer has been indicted on a charge of injury to a child. The Hardin County District Attorney's Office says 27-year-old Bobby Lynn Curtis was indicted yesterday. He remains jailed with bond set at $150,000.

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Man Pleads Guilty in Death of Father He Says Mistreated Him

Posted: 09/12/2007 - LLANO, Texas (AP) - A 40-year-old man who pleaded guilty to killing his father says he was the victim of years of his father's volatile temper and verbal abuse. Darin Don White pleaded guilty Monday to murder and waived a trial by jury for the 2005 death of 73-year-old Charles Clinton White Senior of Horseshoe Bay.

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Quadruple Slaying Victims were Shot in Head, authorities say

Posted: 09/12/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - Preliminary autopsy reports show that four people who were found dead in an Austin-area home were killed by gunshots to the head. Forty-four-year-old Paul Devoe is accused in the quadruple slaying last month in Jonestown.

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Senate Panel Holds Hearing on Toy Safety

Posted: 09/12/2007 - CAPITOL HILL (AP) - A Senate committee holds a hearing today on toy safety. It comes a week after Mattel, the world's largest toy-maker, announced a third recall of lead-tainted toys from China. Millions of toys have been recalled recently.

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Taco Truck Owners Sue over New Regulations

Posted: 09/12/2007 - HOUSTON (AP) - More than 60 Hispanic taco truck owners in Houston have filed a lawsuit challenging new state legislation setting up stricter rules for mobile food vendors. The say the rules are motivated by racial bias more than food safety. The two new state laws apply to Houston and surrounding Harris County.

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Trustees Set New Blinn Tax Rate

Posted: 09/11/2007 - Washington County property owners will be paying more to support Blinn College. But not much more.

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Bryan Swears In Morrow as Chief

Updated: 09/11/2007 - Ty Morrow was sworn in as police chief at the beginning of Tuesday evening's city council meeting.

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Local Emergency Officials Prepare for Terrorist Attack

Updated: 09/11/2007 - It's a tragedy counties across the Brazos Valley have been preparing for nearly eight months. On Tuesday, emergency response crews envisioned the worst, a terrorist attack in Washington County.

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Bryan-College Station Remembers 9-11 Victims

Updated: 09/11/2007 - While the nation paused Tuesday to remember the victims of the September 11th attacks, Brazos Valley residents observed Patriot Day in their own way.

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College Station Sex Predator Sentenced to Prison

Updated: 09/11/2007 - A College Station man was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison after he used the Internet to solicit sex from a child. John Buford Jean, 34, pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated sexual assault of a child.

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Connecticut Fire Affects A&E HD in B/CS

Posted: 09/11/2007 - A fire at the A&E Television Network's Connecticut-based broadcast facility has caused four HD networks to be off the air for much of the country, including Bryan-College Station.

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Search Committee Recommends Three for A&M Presidency

Updated: 09/12/2007 - The search advisory committee charged with whittling down the list of applicants for Texas A&M University president has turned over its recommendations to The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.

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TI to Cut 191 Jobs

Posted: 09/11/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - Texas Instruments will lay off 191 workers whose manufacturing jobs in Dallas are being eliminated. Those workers couldn't find other positions at the semiconductor company.

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Man Accused of Killing Officers is Denied Bond, Placed on Suicide Watch

Posted: 09/11/2007 - ODESSA, Texas (AP) - A man accused of fatally shooting two Odessa policemen has been arraigned on two counts of capital murder. Fifty-eight-year-old Larry Neil White is accused of killing Corporals Arlie Jones and John "Scott" Gardner late Saturday after the officers responded to a domestic disturbance call from the man's home.

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Teachers Get Sick at School Targeted by Union Complaints

Posted: 09/11/2007 - HOUSTON (AP) - Two teachers were taken to the hospital after getting sick at a school that has been criticized by the local teachers union as unsafe. Houston Federation of Teachers President Gayle Fallon says the two women suffered yesterday from vomiting, watery eyes and difficulty breathing. She says she suspects the cause was mold or some other air-quality problem.

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Senate Approves $1 Billion to Repair Crumbling Bridges

Posted: 09/11/2007 - CAPITOL HILL (AP) - The Senate has approved one billion dollars for repair and replacement of America's crumbling network of bridges. The Senate approved the funds on a 60-33 vote as the Senate began debate on a more than $104 billion measure that would fund transportation and housing programs for the budget year beginning October 1st.

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Flight 93 Ceremony in Pennsylvania

Updated: 09/11/2007 - SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell is scheduled to speak today at a ceremony honoring the victims of Flight 93. The ceremony marking the sixth anniversary of the Nine-Eleven attacks will also include the tolling of a bell to remember the 33 passengers and seven crew members of the United Airlines flight.

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Remembering 9/11 in New York City

Updated: 09/11/2007 - NEW YORK (AP) - This the first time the anniversary of Nine-Eleven falls on a Tuesday, the same day of the week when hijacked planes brought down the World Trade Center. For Kurt Horning, who lost his 26-year-old son in the attacks, that hits too close to home.

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Perry Orders Flags to Half Staff Today

Posted: 09/11/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - Governor Rick Perry has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at state buildings Tuesday in observance of Patriot Day. His directive applies to all U.S. and Texas flags under the control of the state.

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Keep Brazos Beautiful Recognized in Elite Group

Posted: 09/11/2007 - (Austin, Texas) - Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement organization, named Keep Brazos Beautiful as a Gold Star Affiliate at their annual meeting in San Antonio this summer. In 2007, only 45 of these affiliates obtained Gold Star recognition, the highest status for an affiliate.

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Do You Work for the Boss of the Year?

Posted: 09/11/2007 - If you feel your boss is the Boss of the Year, the Better Business Bureau is accepting nominations for the award. Previous winners include Dr. Bill Birdwell, Celia Goode-Haddock, and Drs. Jim and Karen Arents, and KBTX General Manager Mike Wright.

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Petraeus Returns for More Questions Tuesday

Posted: 09/11/2007 - CAPITOL HILL (AP) - The top American commander in Iraq returns to Capitol Hill Tuesday to explain his assessment on Iraq. General David Petraeus goes before two Senate panels, whose members include five presidential candidates from both parties

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