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Jefferson Awards Honors Local Volunteers

Posted: 04/12/2006 - As many of you saw Tuesday night on KBTX, it was another proud moment for the Brazos Valley as we honored this year's Jefferson Award recipients.

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2006 Primary Runoff Election Results

Posted: 04/11/2006 - Incumbent J.D. Langley will keep his position. Langley has defeated David Barron for the 85th district court bench. In the other high-profile race in Brazos County, Court at Law No. 1, Assistant County Attorney Amanda Matzke has won the runoff. She will face Democrat Allen Segal in November.

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New Roommates Ordinance in Bryan

Posted: 04/11/2006 - Bryan neighborhoods can now petition the city to reduce the number of unrelated people that can live in a single family house. This comes after the second reading of a much-debated ordinance which was unanimously approved by the council Tuesday evening.

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Hwy 6 Work to Cause Reductions, Closures

Posted: 04/11/2006 - Some lanes on Highway 6 will be closed in the coming days as TxDOT works on the roads and exits. Beginning Wednesday, southbound lanes of the highway between Greens Prairie to Texas World Speedway will be closed.

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Bryan Council Buys Property for Cul-de-Sac

Updated: 04/11/2006 - There may be some relief in sight for folks living near Bryan's Skrivanek Drive. Traffic in the area has been a hot topic lately, and Tuesday night Bryan City Council voted to buy property with the intent of turning Skrivanek into a cul-de-sac.

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9-1-1 Dispatchers Under Fire

Posted: 04/11/2006 - This week is National Public Safety Telecommunications week. But lately 9-1-1 dispatchers have been getting a bad wrap after two incidents in Detroit in which 9-1-1 dispatchers didn't believe the callers.

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Tower Worker Falls to Death in The Woodlands

Posted: 04/11/2006 - Montgomery County officials and the Department of Labor are in the early stages of an investigation after a Mississippi man fell 160 feet to his death.

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Military Plans for a Dog Hospital

Posted: 04/11/2006 - The military's working dogs can look forward to improved health care in San Antonio. The Defense Department says it will open a new 31-thousand-square-foot veterinary facility for working dogs at Lackland Air Force Base.

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Skilling Testimony to Continue

Posted: 04/11/2006 - Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling admits he's a "little nervous" because his "life is on the line." Skilling will be back on the stand today at his fraud and conspiracy trial.

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Immigration Rallies Along the Border

Posted: 04/11/2006 - Languages and cultures have blended for generations in the Rio Grande Valley -- so have illegal immigrant parents and cousins of Valley residents. But Valley input on the national immigration debate has been mostly subdued.

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Immigration March in Bryan

Updated: 04/11/2006 - An immigration march drawing thousands took place in Bryan Monday afternoon. The rally was held in protest of recent federal legislation aimed at toughening immigration laws .

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2006 Primary Runoff Polling Places

Updated: 04/11/2006 - Tuesday is runoff election day. KBTX will be watching two key races in Brazos County and a handful of other races in Robertson, Madison, Grimes, and Walker Counties. In Brazos County, the contentious race for 85th District Court Judge will be decided, as will the republican County Court at Law No. 1 race. Here is a list of polling places in Brazos County.

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Suspects Sought in Robbery and Beating

Posted: 04/11/2006 - Authorities are searching for three teens in connection with a robbery and beating over the weekend. Two men were reportedly victims at a Bryan mobile home park Sunday.

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Reverend Billy Graham Honored at Texas A&M

Updated: 04/11/2006 - Former President George Bush honored Reverend Billy Graham Monday evening for his excellence in public service. Graham is the recipient of the 2006 George Bush Award, given to an individual or group dedicated to public service.

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Job Search Tips for College Grads

Posted: 04/10/2006 - With college graduations just around the corner, thousands of young people with newly-minted diplomas will be entering the job market. An author offers tips on being a persistent job seeker, without coming across as a stalker.

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Wright Amendment

Posted: 04/10/2006 - A group representing corporate travelers is siding with American Airlines in a dispute over passenger service in Dallas. The Business Travel Coalition concludes that Dallas Love Field should be closed to commercial flights.

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Evacuees Getting on with Life

Posted: 04/10/2006 - It's been more than half a year since Hurricane Katrina turned their world upside down. Thousands of evacuee students -- and the Southeast Texas schools that have taken them in -- have walked a fine line -- between fitting in here and loyalty to friends back home.

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Skilling to Testify

Posted: 04/10/2006 - Former Enron Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling is expected to give his much-anticipated testimony in his fraud and conspiracy trial today. And the stakes may be just as high for the government as they are for the one-time corporate star.

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Immigration Peace March

Posted: 04/10/2006 - A community-wide immigration march will take place Monday in Bryan. Organizers are asked to wear white to symbolize peace.

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Hundreds of Thousands Rally For Immigrants in Dallas

Posted: 04/09/2006 - DALLAS (AP) - As many as 500,000 people crammed the streets of downtown Dallas on Sunday while calling for immigration reform that would legalize an estimated 11 million undocumented workers. They banged drums and waved U.S. flags while wearing white clothing to symbolize peace.

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Kinky Says He'll Offend as Governor

Posted: 04/09/2006 - HOUSTON (AP) - Author and musician Kinky Friedman says he'll offend, throw career politicians out of office, open Indian casinos and consider a moratorium on the death penalty if elected governor. This was his message to a group of media executives at The Texas Associated Press Managing Editors conference Sunday.

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Central Texas Couple Named Aggie Parents of the Year

Posted: 04/09/2006 - Parent's Weekend couldn't end without recognizing those students and parents that are making a difference on campus. The university held the All-University Awards program Sunday morning. Many students were recognized for their achievements and contributions to the A&M campus.

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Bryan Woman Arrested in Mall Robbery

Posted: 04/08/2006 - A Bryan woman faces a robbery charge after allegedly stealing clothes from a Post Oak Mall department store. Police say Courtney Alexander, 18, was one of four women taking clothes from J.C. Penney.

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Pair of Home Burglars Arrested

Posted: 04/08/2006 - Two men are in custody after being caught in the act of burglarizing a College Station home. Police say a man came home Saturday morning in the 1200 block of Ashburn to find two men in his back yard.

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