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New (Old) Tax Rate Discussed in Bryan

Updated: 09/08/2006 - As part of a special meeting Thursday afternoon, Bryan's city council heard from citizens on the proposed tax rate. The rate itself is actually the same as last year's -- just over 63 cents.

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A&M's Marketing Video Ready

Updated: 09/07/2006 - The cornerstone of Texas A&M University's nearly $1 million dollar marketing campaign is ready for its debut. Students will be shown the new promotional video after president Robert Gates' state of the university address Friday.

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Robbers On The Loose

Updated: 09/07/2006 - Police are on the hunt for two men who robbed the Cricket Wireless store in Bryan. They are asking for the community's help to track the pair down.

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Local Teacher Wins National "Unsung Heroes" Award

Posted: 09/07/2006 - Dawn Galloway, a life-skills teacher at A&M Consolidated High School, was honored Thursday for her hard work. At a check presentation, ING U.S. Financial Services honored Galloway through the ING Unsung Heroes Awards Program.

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TI Racing to Develop Chips for Cell Phone TV Recorders

Posted: 09/07/2006 - Texas Instruments will show off its technology that enables cell phones to record TV shows. The Dallas-based chip maker will go up against Qualcomm in a market that analysts say holds huge potential. TI says it will demonstrate its recording and picture-within-picture technology at a trade show this week in Amsterdam.

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Nuclear Courier Accused of Selling Restricted Items

Posted: 09/07/2006 - A former nuclear materials courier with top clearance is accused of obtaining restricted items and selling them over the Internet. Prosecutors say 41-year-old Joe Allen Sizemore of Amarillo has been indicted on charges of wire fraud, theft of government property and possession of unregistered firearms.

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Man Sentenced for FEMA Fraud

Posted: 09/07/2006 - A Dallas man must serve ten and a-half years in prison over a scheme to recruit the homeless to act as hurricane evacuees and get benefits. A federal judge sentenced 33-year-old Kenneth Reven McClain to ten and a-half years in prison.

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Feds Hope to Amend Law to Preserve Lay Conviction

Posted: 09/07/2006 - The Justice Department hopes Congress will pass legislation to prevent the criminal record of late Enron founder Kenneth Lay from being wiped clean. Prosecutors in Houston Wednesday asked a judge to hold off on ruling on a request by lawyers for Lay's estate to erase his convictions and dismiss the indictment.

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Pool Tests Still Out

Updated: 09/07/2006 - A back-log at a lab in Austin meant test results on a pair of College Station pools did not come back Wednesday as expected. Officials now hope their pools will get a clean bill of health Thursday.

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Will Bryan Manage to Select Finalist?

Posted: 09/06/2006 - Could a city manager selection be on the horizon in Bryan? That's the question on the minds of many residents, and one that could be answered Thursday.

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Preliminary Plans Unveiled for Bryan Development

Updated: 09/07/2006 - An Indianapolis-based construction firm brought its plans for a big project to Brazos County Commissioners. Wednesday, officials heard that major retail development is in the works for 60 acres in Bryan.

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Students Impact Census Bureau Survey of College Station

Updated: 09/07/2006 - According to the Census Bureau's annual snapshot of America, College Station ranks as having one of the highest poverty ratings for small to mid-size cities in the United States. The ranking is based on questionnaires mailed out in 2005.

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Aggies To Help Improve Trinity River

Updated: 10/28/2006 - Thanks to Governor Rick Perry, and a group of Aggies, the Trinity River Basin will be getting some VIP treatment. Wednesday, Gov. Perry announced more than 500 thousand dollars will be made available to the Environmental Restoration Project for the Trinity River Basin.

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Top Rankings for TAMU

Updated: 10/28/2006 - The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine has joined five other state universities on a tops list in a business magazine. Hispanic Business magazine named the school in the top ten medical schools for hispanics.

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Bush Acknowledges Secret CIA Prisons

Updated: 09/06/2006 - President Bush on Wednesday acknowledged the existence of previously secret CIA prisons around the world and said 14 high-value terrorism suspects — including the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks — have been transferred from the system to Guantanamo Bay for trials.

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Texas AARP Asks the Governor for Help

Posted: 09/06/2006 - Texans are being urged to ask Governor Rick Perry to restore funding to a program designed to help low-income customers pay their electric bills. The Texas wing of a retirement group -- AARP -- has announced the hot line -- 1-888-633-3650.

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Suspect Arrested in Real Estate Agent Slaying

Updated: 09/06/2006 - McKinney police say Wednesday morning they've made an arrest in the July slaying of a real estate agent who was found stabbed to death in a model home. Police arrested 25-year-old Kosoul Chanthakoummane late Tuesday night on a charge of capital murder for the death of Sarah Anne Walker.

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Judge Throws Out Terror Charges Against Texas Men

Posted: 09/06/2006 - A judge in Michigan has thrown out conspiracy and money laundering charges against three Dallas-area men originally accused of planning terrorism. Federal Magistrate Charles Binder in Bay City, Michigan, ruled Tuesday there's too little evidence to try the men. They were arrested August eleventh after buying large numbers of prepaid cell phones at a Wal-Mart store in Caro, Michigan.

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NASA Scrubs Shuttle Launch

Updated: 09/06/2006 - Another delay for space shuttle Atlantis. NASA has called off Wednesday's planned lunchtime launch because of a fuel cell problem.

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Local Junior League Turns 25

Updated: 09/06/2006 - One local organization got marked a major milestone with a major get together. The Junior League Bryan-College Station held their first general membership meeting of the year at the Brazos Center Tuesday.

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Cleaning, Testing CS Pools a Costly Endeavor

Updated: 09/06/2006 - Test results are due back Wednesday on a pair of College Station pools recently shut down. Officials are hoping their deep cleaning of deep ends will clear the water of a microorganism that's already made a handful of swimmers sick. But what's the cost of the cleaning?

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Fallen Aggies Honored at Silver Taps

Updated: 09/05/2006 - Darkness fell over the Texas A&M campus Tuesday night as Aggies observed one of their most solemn traditions. The first Silver Taps ceremony for the fall semester, honoring recently deceased Texas A&M University students, was held in front of the Academic Building.

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Substitutes Needed in Bryan ISD

Updated: 09/05/2006 - Bryan ISD recently gave a pay raise to their substitutes. Substitute teachers are now paid $55.00 per day and paraprofessionals are paid $44.00 per day.

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CS Fire Station to Open in October

Updated: 09/05/2006 - After a year of delays, an opening date has been set for Fire Station Number Five on Greens Prairie Road in College Station. Last year, the general contractor went bankrupt and since then the building has been vacant. But, now the fire department says the station will open in October.

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