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Voices for Children Receives Grant

Updated: 10/18/2006 - A Bryan-based child advocacy group received a financial boost from the state on Wednesday. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott awarded a grant of $28,968 to Voices for Children, Inc. to help parents without custody, stay involved in and positively shape their children's lives.

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College Station Teen Rescued from Flooding Waters

Posted: 10/18/2006 - Emergency crews were busy Monday, after a torrential downpour flooded streets and prompted several water rescues. One of the rescues involved Jacob Melton, 14, of College Station who got caught in a current while wading through a flooded drainage ditch.

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RadioShack Offering Free Online Training

Posted: 10/18/2006 - Executives at RadioShack think they've found a way to help consumers wondering how to edit digital photos or understand high-def TV's. Online classes. Fort Worth-based RadioShack plans a series of free virtual training courses.

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Oswald Records Going to Kennedy Museum

Posted: 10/18/2006 - Dallas County officials say records documenting the exhumation of Lee Harvey Oswald's body will be turned over to The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas. The autopsy was carried out in 1981 to confirm that the body buried at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Fort Worth was Oswald's.

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Judge Vacates Ken Lay's Conviction

Posted: 10/18/2006 - Enron founder Kenneth Lay's criminal record is now clean. A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Lay's death this summer vacated his conviction. Lay had been convicted on fraud and conspiracy charges connected to the downfall of the once mighty energy giant.

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All-Clear Given to Evacuated CS Residents

Updated: 10/18/2006 - College Station officials have given the all-clear for residents to return to the Chimney Hill neighborhood after they were evacuated. Residents smelled an odor around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night, one first responders deemed dangerous.

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Possible Fraud in Grimes Sheriff's Office

Updated: 10/18/2006 - No arrests have been made, but three employees of the Grimes County Sheriff's Office have resigned for their alleged role in a Medicaid benefit scam. According to Sheriff Don Sowell, a routine audit spurred the Office of the Inspector General to start looking into his employees' paperwork.

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Prepared For The Flood

Updated: 10/18/2006 - Rain recovery efforts are underway across the Brazos Valley. Though the area isn't known for flooding, when rain falls like it did Monday, the landscape can quickly change. For those without flood insurance, the road to recovery could be a long one.

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Cattle Die In Robertson County Accident

Updated: 10/17/2006 - A semi-tractor trailer accident shut down a Robertson County road for more than 4 hours.The accident happened near the intersection of FM 979 and FM 46 just north of Franklin.

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Funeral Set for Man Who Collapsed at CS Council Meeting

Updated: 10/18/2006 - Funeral arrangements have been scheduled for the man who died after collapsing at a College Station council meeting. Services for Dean Carlton, 56, will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Bryan.

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Owner Speaks Out About Horse's Death

Updated: 10/17/2006 - The owner of the horse that was killed recently is speaking out about the brutal attack. Darla McCrady found her prized horse dead Friday morning from a cut to the throat. Bryan police are investigating, but they have yet to make an arrest.

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Franklin Plant To Remain Open

Posted: 10/17/2006 - Energy Transfer Company's Franklin plant will remain open for now. A Robertson County judge made the decision during a hearing Tuesday morning. The plant has been under scrutiny since 10 neighboring residents sued the plant blaming its hydrogen sulfide emissions on rising health problems.

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Veterinarian Pleads No Contest to Killing Husband

Posted: 10/17/2006 - A veterinarian charged with killing her airman husband with drugs used to euthanize animals pleaded no contest in San Angelo. A judge then found Wendi Mae Davidson guilty and sentenced her to 25 years in prison on the murder charge.

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FAA Says OK to Law Repealing Wright Amendment

Posted: 10/17/2006 - Airline regulators have given their blessing to a new law that eases restrictions on long-haul flights from Dallas Love Field. The Federal Aviation Administration removed the last obstacle to through ticketing at Love Field -- just days after President Bush signed the law repealing the Wright Amendment.

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Four Dead in Southeast Texas Storms

Posted: 10/17/2006 - Four people in Southeast Texas died after Monday's severe thunderstorms with torrential rains and tornadoes ripped roofs off mobile homes and trapped morning rush-hour drivers in flooded, tangled freeways.

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Million Dollar Donation Goes to Mays School

Updated: 10/28/2006 - Texas A&M University has always exemplified the things Barnett L. Gershen’s mother first taught him. Those lessons were remembered this month when Barnett and his wife Sam committed $1 million to establish the Gershen Learning Endowment at Mays Business School.

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Three Days, Two Armed Robberies in Bryan

Updated: 10/16/2006 - An early morning armed robbery at a convience store may be linked to another recent robbery. Police say about 10 a.m. Monday, an armed black male walked into the Prince Mart on South Coulter and demanded the money in the register.

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Senate Majority Leader Speaks at Bush Library

Updated: 10/17/2006 - He spent 20 years as a surgeon, and has spent the last 12 years in the US Senate. Monday evening, Majority Leader Bill Frist spent an hour speaking at the Bush Library on the role of the Senate in the American government.

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Washed Away: Boy Saved

Updated: 10/16/2006 - Fast-acting friends may have helped save the life of a young man,14, washed away by swift moving water late Monday afternoon. Three boys were playing near a creek in the Raintree subdivision when one got caught in a current. The two friends immediately ran for help.

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DPS Chase Lands Two in Jail

Updated: 10/16/2006 - Two men were arrested Sunday night following a high-speed chase in Madison County. Joshua McLaurin and Codie Drummonds were taken into custody after authorities say McLaurin led them on a chase reaching speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.

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Brazos County Flood Evacuation

Updated: 10/17/2006 - Heavy rains began coming down early Monday morning, and continued throughout much of the afternoon. The rainfall which caused flooding on several area roads, also flooded the road in front of Tiersa Hopkins' house forcing her to evacuate.

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Barbara Bush Promotes Literacy in Bryan

Updated: 10/16/2006 - Former first lady Barbara Bush teamed up with the Bryan school district on Monday to promote literacy. Barbara Bush was the featured guest at the Bryan ISD Education luncheon at Briarcrest Country Club in Bryan.

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Bryan Police Investigate An Animal Cruelty Case

Updated: 10/16/2006 - It's an animal cruelty case that has the animal's owner up in arms. Bryan police say the owner found her horse dead Friday morning from an apparent slash to the throat. The incident happened in the 4000 block of Old College Road in Bryan.

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Bryan Man Sentenced in Burglary Trial

Updated: 10/16/2006 - A Brazos County jury has handed down a hefty punishment to a Bryan man. Donald Howard, 49, will spend the next 85 years behind bars.

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San Antonio Celebrates Bishop's Canonization

Posted: 10/16/2006 - The San Antonio relatives of a Mexican bishop who fled to Texas in the 1920s are celebrating his canonization as a Catholic saint. Pope Benedict the 16th Sunday canonized former Bishop Rafael Guizar y Valencia. He is the first Latin American bishop to be canonized.

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