Posted: 08/25/2006 - Governor Rick Perry kicked off a meeting of ten border governors Thursday, saying the US and Mexico must share prosperity while tightening border restrictions and enforcement. Immigration and border security will top the agenda for the two-day meeting in Austin.
Posted: 08/25/2006 - Cameron County prosecutors are trying to reach a deal with a former high school teacher accused of having an inappropriate relationship with one of her students. The case suffered after the student and his family refused to cooperate with authorities.
Posted: 08/25/2006 - State health officials are advising adults and teenagers to get vaccines against whooping cough. Last year, Texas reported 2,224 cases of whooping cough, marking the worst year for the disease since 1963.
Posted: 08/25/2006 - As a moderate Episcopalian in the conservative Diocese of Dallas, Dixie Hutchinson doesn't find her strength in numbers. But she may soon find herself even more isolated as the debate over the Bible and gay relationships tears at the church.
Updated: 08/24/2006 - When it comes to emergency vehicle protocol, Bryan motorists apparently know, and follow, the rules of the road. Bryan Police conducted Operation Move Over Wednesday to see if drivers would follow the law regarding stationary emergency vehicles.
Posted: 08/24/2006 - Bryan's city council has announced another special meeting for their city manager search. The group will meet again this Saturday morning to discuss the position.
Updated: 08/24/2006 - Women can buy the morning-after pill without a prescription, the government declared Thursday, a major step that nevertheless failed to quell the politically charged debate over access to emergency contraception. The manufacturer, lawmakers and other advocates said they will press the government to let minors purchase the pills over the counter.
Posted: 08/24/2006 - Key energy leaders from government, industry and academia will gather in College Station next Thursday for a one-day symposium, “The Energy Policy Act of 2005: One Year Later, a Look to the Future,” at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at Texas A&M University.
Posted: 08/24/2006 - Governor Rick Perry today will host his counterparts from both sides of the border with Mexico in sessions that could focus on crime. The Border Governors Conference -- through Friday in Austin -- is expected to include discussions about border security.
Updated: 08/24/2006 - A former volunteer firefighter faces a charge of setting a fire in Atascoa County and is suspected of starting others over the past year. Thirty-one-year-old Jesse Rios Junior was with the Primrose Volunteer Fire Department and the Somerset department. Investigators say he called 911 to report the blaze after starting it on February 10th.
Posted: 08/24/2006 - Convicted murderer Justin Fuller says he was in the vicinity when a Tyler man was killed -- but denies firing the fatal shots. Final appeals are pending as Fuller faces execution Thursday night over the 1997 abduction, robbery and killing of 21-year-old Donald Whittington the Third.
Posted: 08/24/2006 - Two administrative law judges have recommended TXU be denied a permit for its proposed Oak Grove coal-fired power plant. The facility is planned in Robertson County, near Franklin.
Posted: 08/23/2006 - Allen Academy students put their team working skills to the test Wednesday. The middle and upper-class students took part in Texas A&M University's challenge course.