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Houston-area Man Accused of Beating a Traveler to Death in New Jersey

Posted: 03/16/2007 - A Texas man accused of fatally beating a traveler in an apparently random act of violence at a New Jersey highway rest stop is expected in court today. Authorities say 26-year-old Brian K. White of Humble, Texas, smashed Michail Makarenko's skull with a rock yesterday after Makarenko refused White's offer to sell him religious CDs.

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Aggies, Sports Bars Rejoice as A&M Wins in Round One

Updated: 03/16/2007 - Spring break usually means peace and quiet around College Station, but not so much on Thursday. The combination of a 16-point win and a sports bar had past and present Aggies salivating for a beverage and a Saturday second round game.

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BBC Restructuring Steps Could be Taken by Council

Updated: 03/16/2007 - Two hot-button issues will certainly make for one big Bryan city council meeting March 27. Not only will there likely be a heated debate over construction on Briarcrest Drive, the council will also discuss the Bryan Business Council.

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Stopping The Flood Waters in Downtown Bryan

Updated: 03/15/2007 - When the skies open up, some businesses in Bryan have to prepare to push water out of their stores. Mitch Morehead is the owner of Acme Glass, a business that has consistently been flooded when heavy rains hit downtown Bryan.

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Bryan Drug Team Makes Big Buck Bust

Updated: 03/16/2007 - Bryan's Drug Enforcement Team looks like they were warranted in executing a search warrant on an 18th Street house. Bernard Evans was arrested at the scene Tuesday night.

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Aggies Rally Past Quakers, Draw Louisville On Saturday

Updated: 03/16/2007 - Texas A&M, seeded third in the South, got two key dunks from Joseph Jones and a game-clinching 3-pointer from Dominique Kirk to defeat 11th-seeded Pennsylvania 68-52 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.

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Rain Helps Local Farmers and Ranchers

Updated: 03/15/2007 - The recent rain the Brazos Valley has been well received by local farmers and ranchers. According to experts, farmers who just recently planted their corn are in the best shape. Many just planted last week.

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Betting on March Madness

Posted: 03/15/2007 - The NCAA tournament is underway. The games and gambling started Thursday. The FBI estimates basketball fans will wager more than $2.5 billion in illegal bets and the NCAA predicts more then 10 percent will participate in office pools.

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New Braunfels Relaxes Contentious River Rules

Updated: 03/15/2007 - The New Braunfels City Council has relaxed a slate of new rules for tubers on the Guadalupe and Comal rivers. The council voted yesterday to allow tubers to carry up to a 16-quart cooler. That's big enough to hold 20 12-ounce cans.

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Lawmakers Move to Require Vision Tests for Older Drivers

Posted: 03/15/2007 - Under legislation given preliminary approval in the Texas House, elderly Texans would have to pass a vision test every two years to keep their drivers license after age 90. The measure also will require drivers over 90 to renew their licenses in person every two years for an eight dollar fee.

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Methodists Approve Leasing SMU Land for Bush Library

Posted: 03/15/2007 - A Methodist council has given its blessing for Southern Methodist University to lease land for George W. Bush's presidential library. It's one of the last steps the school needed before officially sealing the long-awaited library deal.

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Business Council in Need of Members

Updated: 03/15/2007 - Speculation surrounds the sudden resignations of three members of Bryan's Business Council. On Tuesday, three members informed the city council they were resigning immediately, leaving just three members on the BBC.

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When It Rains, It Pours

Updated: 03/14/2007 - As much as four inches of rain fell in parts of the Brazos Valley. And while some enjoyed the much needed downpour, others found the excessive rainfall to be too much. Minor flooding caused some problems at Acme Glass in Bryan.

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Brazos Valley Home for McDonald's Pilot Program

Updated: 03/14/2007 - With the fast paced lifestyles of many Americans, fast food is often the answer. But now, some fast food chains are trying to offer healthier options.

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Supporting the Maroon and White

Updated: 03/14/2007 - What will basketball fans be wearing for the next few days? Aggie gear, of course. If you want to support the maroon and white, NCAA gear has made it to the Brazos Valley.

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Local Girl's Wish Granted by Country Star McGraw

Updated: 03/14/2007 - When local 11-year-old Taylor Hobson dreams, she dreams big, and Wednesday her dream came true. The Navarro Elementary student, who suffers from spina bifida, met her idol Tim McGraw.

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Morning Fire Forces Residents to Flee Home

Updated: 03/14/2007 - Two College Station residents escaped an early morning fire at their home. Around 7 a.m., a fire started at one of the mobile homes in the Oak Forrest Mobile Home Park on Krenek Tap Road.

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Relative Says Suspected Baby Snatcher had Miscarried

Posted: 03/14/2007 - A relative says the woman who is accused of abducting a newborn from a Texas hospital recently suffered her second miscarriage. Rayshaun Parson's great aunt says Parson had become so depressed that family members barely recognized her.

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Offended Lawmaker Removes Death-Penalty Artwork from Capitol

Posted: 03/14/2007 - It's not the death penalty that's sparking a controversy in the Texas legislature, it's an art exhibit about the death penalty. State Representative Borris Miles, a Democrat, has taken down a painting of a man hanging from a rope and an illustration of a man strapped to an electric chair, titled, "Doing God's Work."

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Other Bryan Council Talks Include Fuel Theft Discussions

Updated: 03/13/2007 - Don't waste your time -- that's Bryan PD's message after they looked at a possible ordinance for gas thieves. Acting on a council request, police studied whether the city would benefit from a new law forcing all gas stations to have customers pay before they pump.

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Calling for Help: 911 District Asks for Money, Employees

Updated: 03/13/2007 - Rising population equals rising 911 calls equals need for more people and newer technology. It's the equation Brazos County's emergency dispatchers are presenting to local leaders. It's a step local officials are calling proactive and reactive.

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A&M's Perry a Presidential Finalist Again

Updated: 03/14/2007 - A Texas A&M administrator is once again a candidate for a presidential position. Executive Vice President and Vice Provost William Perry is one of three finalists to become Eastern Illinois University's president.

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