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Bryan PD's DDT Targets Minor Drinkers

Posted: 11/18/2006 - The Bryan Police Department's Direct Deployment Team is always busy. This past week, we showed you their prostitution stings. Friday night, they focused on alcohol violations at local nightclubs.

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Accused Online Predator Indicted

Updated: 11/18/2006 - A man accused of trying to pick up kids over the internet has been indicted. Pradipta Basu, 28, is charged with attempted aggravated assault of a child and online solicitation of a minor. Basu is accused of setting up a meeting with a teenage girl who was really an undercover officer.

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Navasota Responds To Arrest Of A Fire Fighter

Posted: 11/17/2006 - The arrest of a Navasota firefighter has cast a shadow over the community's holiday spirit. David Grube, 43, was arrested late Wednesday on nine counts of online solicitation of a minor.

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A&M Breaks Ground on New Basketball Facility

Posted: 11/17/2006 - You can't go to any corner of the Texas A&M campus without finding a construction project. Now, Reed Arena will be the site of yet another. The athletics department broke ground Friday evening on a multi-million dollar facility for its up-and-coming basketball teams.

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Puppets Prep Kids For Thanksgiving Day

Posted: 11/17/2006 - Making sure every student has a happy Thanksgiving holiday is the aim of a partnership between Bryan ISD and Wal-Mart this year. And today, that effort got underway with an entertainment extravaganza for students at Carver Head Start and Kemp Elementary.

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Fire Damages Bryan Apartment Complex

Updated: 11/18/2006 - Several Bryan residents were left homeless Friday after a fire swept through their apartment complex. The fire broke out around 2 p.m. Friday at the Plainsman Apartment Complex in the 3800 block of Plainsman. One building was destroyed, but no one was injured.

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Self Defense or Murder?

Posted: 11/17/2006 - That is the question Montgomery County Sheriff's Office will try to solve after a man was found dead friday morning. It happened in the 4800 block of Neches in South Montgomery County.

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Gates Heads to Washington for Talks

Posted: 11/17/2006 - President Bush's pick for defense secretary says Iraq goes to the top of the to-do list once he gets the job. Robert Gates made the rounds on Capitol Hill, meeting various senators.

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Help for Katrina Evacuees in Houston

Updated: 11/17/2006 - The road home to Orleans Parish for Thelma Jones included a stop at the first Louisiana-run Road Home office opened outside her home state. The 90-year-old Hurricane Katrina evacuee says she wants to be back in the one-story home she's live in since 1959.

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Deleted DeLay Files?

Updated: 11/17/2006 - New Representative Shelley Sekula-Gibbs wants Congress to investigate destruction of files in her office -- apparently by staffers of her predecessor. Tom DeLay quit Congress in June.

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Senator Proposes Smoke-free Workplace Law for Texas

Posted: 11/17/2006 - Smoking in bars, restaurants and other public places in Texas would be banned under legislation offered by a lawmaker from Houston. Senator Rodney Ellis says he'll file the proposed "Texas Smoke-Free Workplace Law." His bill would ban smoking in all public places and work sites.

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BISD Board Hears Zone Recommendations

Updated: 11/16/2006 - It's a critical time in Bryan ISD's history, as the school board prepares for the creation of two new schools. Thursday evening, members of the board heard the recommendations of a community committee on the redrawing of attendance zones.

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Rock Prairie Students Urged to Dress Warm

Updated: 11/16/2006 - Parents of Rock Prairie Elementary school students are encouraged to dress their kids for the cold Friday. Classes will be without heat for most of the day so that a broken gas meter can be repaired.

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Navasota Firefighter Arrested for Online Solicitation

Updated: 11/16/2006 - A Navasota firefighter is in Brazos County's jail facing nine counts of online solicitation of a minor. Bryan Police arrested David Grube late Thursday night in Navasota.

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Brazos County Murder Conviction Overturned

Updated: 11/16/2006 - A new trial has been ordered for a College Station man convicted of murder. The 10th Court of Appeals in Waco has overturned the verdict after ruling that the defendant's confession was improperly allowed into evidence.

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PETA Condemns Bryan Horse Attack

Updated: 11/16/2006 - The animal rights group PETA is calling for stiff punishment for two local college students accused killing a horse. Blinn student Kenneth Peterson, 21, and Texas A&M student Walter Williams Jr., 20, were indicted earlier this month for cruelty to animals and criminal mischief.

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Edwards' Vote: Hoyer for Majority Leader

Updated: 11/16/2006 - The Brazos Valley's representative in Congress is expressing support for the new Majority Leader. Newly-re-elected Chet Edwards (D-District 17) said he voted for Maryland's Steny Hoyer to become the leader.

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Americans Urged to Kick the Habit

Updated: 01/12/2007 - Around 173,000 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year. Nearly 85 percent of them will die from the disease within five years. For the past three decades the American Cancer Society has hosted the "Great American Smokeout."

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Madisonville Group Demands Apology From Chief

Updated: 11/16/2006 - The group protesting the practices of Madisonville's police department are now demanding an apology from its leader. On Tuesday, the city council heard demands from the Concerned Citizens of Madisonville, a group that formed complaining the department was racial profiling.

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Playstation 3 Arrival

Updated: 11/16/2006 - People all around the nation have been lining up and camping out in hopes of getting their hands on the newest Sony gaming installment, PlayStation 3.

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Pelosi Wins, Then Loses

Updated: 11/16/2006 - Democrats picked Rep. Steny Hoyer to be House majority leader on Thursday, spurning Rep. Nancy Pelosi's handpicked choice moments after unanimously backing her election as speaker when Congress convenes in January.

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Clear Channel Has Deal To Go Private

Updated: 11/16/2006 - The nation's largest radio station owner, Clear Channel Communications, says it has a deal to be sold to a group of private investors.

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College Station Water Outage

Updated: 11/16/2006 - Water service will be turned off to customers in a limited area along Harvey Rd. from Munson Avenue to Stallings Drive. beginning at approximately 2 p.m. Thursday.

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Plano Senator Pushes for Stricter Punishment

Posted: 11/16/2006 - A legislator who authored child protection measures known as "Ashley's Laws" has filed bills to toughen penalties for sexual predators of youngsters. The chief measure filed by Senator Florence Shapiro of Plano creates a new offense of continuous sexual abuse -- punishable by 25 years in prison.

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HS Students to Take More Math and Science

Posted: 11/16/2006 - The State Board of Education has given preliminary approval to new rules requiring high school students take four years of classes in both math and science. The board Wednesday approved adding a year to the current minimum requirement of three years in both subjects.

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