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Bryan Man Guilty of Animal Cruelty

Posted: 05/04/2006 - A Bryan man was sentenced Thursday to 320 days in jail after investigators say he cut off the ears of three pitbulls. Antwynne Ballew, 26, pled guilty to three counts of animal cruelty, which is a Class A misdemeanor. He also must pay a $4,000 fine for each count.

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Brazos County Grand Jury Indicts 53 People

Posted: 05/04/2006 - A Brazos County Jury indicted 53 people Thursday. Two indictments regard incidents at Post Oak Mall. Bryan resident Courtney Alexander was indicted for robbery.

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Family Remembers Veketrice Crenshaw

Updated: 05/04/2006 - Funeral arrangements have been made for the Neal Elementary fifth grader who died after being hit by a car. Veketrice Crenshaw, 10, of Bryan died Wednesday from severe head trauma after being hit by a car on Monday.

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Testimony Begins in Noland Trial

Posted: 05/04/2006 - Thursday was day two of the murder trial of Brent William Noland. Noland is charged in the fatal stabbing of US Navy Serviceman Brandon Smith during the 2004 Texas Renaissance Festival. The defense claims Noland attacked in self-defense, the state says Noland had no reason to kill an innocent man.

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Wal-Mart to Invest in Texas Minority Business

Posted: 05/04/2006 - A Texas frozen-food company will be the first to get an investment from a Wal-Mart fund launched as a way to reach out to minorities. Wal-Mart said yesterday it would back Mansfield-based food processor Simeus Foods International.

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Man Suspected in Three Houston-area Deaths

Posted: 05/04/2006 - Detectives suspect a man charged with a 16-year-old Missouri City murder may be a serial killer. In addition to investigating the deaths of two other Houston women, authorities are looking into a possible connection with victims in three other states.

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Fox Sends Drug Bill Back to Lawmakers

Posted: 05/04/2006 - Under pressure from the United States, Mexican President Vicente Fox has backed off from signing legislation to decriminalize illegal drug use. His office now says the proposed law will be tightened "to prevent drug tourism."

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Man Charged with Killing Girlfriend's Son

Posted: 05/04/2006 - A 22-year-old San Antonio man has been charged with capital murder in the death of his girlfriend's three-year-old son. An autopsy shows the boy suffered blunt force trauma to his abdomen, lacerating his liver and small intestine.

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Couple Sentenced for Servitude

Updated: 05/04/2006 - A Brazos Valley couple has been sentenced to prison for forcing a 12-year-old illegal Mexican immigrant girl into servitude. Both pleaded guilty to forced labor and transporting an illegal immigrant.

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Fire Rips Through CS Apartments

Updated: 05/04/2006 - An investigation is underway in College Station after an apartment complex caught fire. The mostly-student residents at University Commons off of Southwest Parkway had an unwanted test just days before their finals begin.

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Noland Trial Underway

Posted: 05/03/2006 - It was an attack that shocked the Brazos Valley and left a dark cloud over one of our area's most popular events. Navy serviceman Brandon Smith was on leave and decided to spend the day relaxing at the Renaissance Festival. But before he could make it home, he was savagely stabbed to death. Wednesday, the murder trial of the accused killer began.

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New Technologies Could Help in Evacuations

Posted: 05/03/2006 - It's only a drill, but a hurricane bearing down on the Texas coast has emergency personnel on watch and on call. Brazos County served as a major hub for evacuees last year, and as part of the local exercises, new technologies are being tested.

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People to People Lending

Posted: 05/03/2006 - The eBay craze has gone from what you've stored in your attic for years, to money. Through the website, Prosper.com, consumers can bypass the bank and borrow and lend money with total strangers, all on-line. But is it a safe way to get out of debt or make a few bucks?

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BISD Concerned About MySpace Profiles

Posted: 05/03/2006 - Bryan's school district is implementing new online safety sessions. But the reason school officials decided to do so may surprise you.

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10-Year-Old Hit by Car Dies

Updated: 05/04/2006 - After fighting for her life for two days, a 10-year-old Bryan girl has died. The unnamed Neal Elementary fifth grader was taken off life support Wednesday afternoon after being declared brain dead by doctors at Scott and White Hospital in Temple.

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Pill Investigation Suspended

Posted: 05/03/2006 - Bryan Police say they can't identify a pill found by a woman in her fast food order. Lab results from the Department of Public Safety were inconclusive.

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Tsnunami Warning Lifted After Earthquake

Posted: 05/03/2006 - A tsunami warning has been lifted for the South Pacific. The warning was issued after a magnitude 7.8 quake rocked the ocean bed 95 miles south of the island nation of Tonga. A tsunami warning was issued for New Zealand, some 13-hundred miles away.

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Tiger Woods' Father Dies

Updated: 05/03/2006 - Earl Woods, the father of pro golfer Tiger Woods, died Wednesday after an 8-year battle with prostate cancer. Woods was a retired Army lieutenant colonel who was credited by his son for developing a mental tenacity that led to his ascension to number one in the golf world.

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Moussaoui Sentenced To Life In Prison

Updated: 05/03/2006 - After deliberations that stretched over seven days, a federal court jury Wednesday in Alexandria, Va. sentenced al-Qaeda conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui to life in prison without parole.

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Kennedy Rocker on the Auction Block

Posted: 05/03/2006 - One of President John F. Kennedy's rocking chairs is going up for auction. The June Seventh auction is planned by Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries.

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Soft Drinks in Schools

Posted: 05/03/2006 - Some of the sweetness is leaving public school. Major beverage distributors and anti-obesity advocates have swung a deal that pulls non-diet drinks like regular Coke and Pepsi out of public schools.

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Music Industry to Target Pirates

Posted: 05/03/2006 - They've sued Internet users for years for downloading songs illegally. Now, the music industry is targeting pirates in 12 cities, including three cities in Texas.

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Gas Prices

Posted: 05/03/2006 - Politicians and the public are looking for ways to deal with rising gas prices. Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison says the government must encourage alternate sources of energy besides oil.

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TEA Proposals for Student Transfers

Posted: 05/03/2006 - The Texas Education Agency is proposing new student transfer policies. Hearne and Mumford ISDs are still awaiting a decision from the 5th circuit court of appeals over student transfers.

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Search for a Murder Suspect

Posted: 05/03/2006 - The search for a Conroe murder suspect has shifted to the north. Investigators expanded their dragnet to Huntsville Tuesday, the last known home of suspect Glen Holmes, Junior.

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