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Local Teenager Sentenced to 12 Years Behind Bars

Updated: 08/23/2006 - A Brazos County Jury sentenced a local teenager Wednesday to 12 years in prison for his involvement in a drive-by shooting. Frankie Lee Bell plead guilty to two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Local Elementary Teacher Honored

Updated: 08/24/2006 - A College Station elementary teacher received a top honor Wednesday. Maureen Haggerty with South Knoll Elementary was named elementary school teacher of the year for Region 6.

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Allen Academy Enforces Team Work

Posted: 08/23/2006 - Allen Academy students put their team working skills to the test Wednesday. The middle and upper-class students took part in Texas A&M University's challenge course.

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Texas A&M Revamps Kyle Field Security

Updated: 08/23/2006 - The first Aggie Football game is Saturday, September 2 against The Citadel. If you're planning on going to Kyle Field this year, you will find some changes regarding stadium security.

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Identity Theft Awareness Seminar

Posted: 08/23/2006 - Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. That's why Citibank Texas is aiming to educate the public on the financial risks involved when this crime occurs. The seminars will be held at locations in Bryan, College Station, and Caldwell.

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BP Holds off on Pelican Island Plant

Posted: 08/23/2006 - BP has shelved plans to built a liquefied natural gas facility in Pelican Island. The U.K.-based energy giant said it chose to hold off for now on the $650 million project because of economics -- not the resistance its encountered.

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Heroin Bust

Posted: 08/23/2006 - A woman from Mexico is accused of trying to smuggle half-a (M) million dollars worth of heroin into Texas -- in her girdle. Authorities noticed something didn't seem right about the clothing worn by the 51-year-old woman from Santa Catarina, Mexico.

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Toddlers Hospitalized after Eating Pills at Day Care

Posted: 08/23/2006 - Police say eleven toddlers at a day care were hospitalized Tuesday after eating over-the-counter pain medicine found in a teacher's purse. Police say the children, all about 2 years old, are expected to recover, according to Tuesday's online edition of The Dallas Morning News.

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Fourth Human WNV Case Confirmed

Updated: 08/23/2006 - The Brazos County Health Department has confirmed a fourth human case of West Nile and is awaiting tests on four other cases. The Texas Department of State Health Services laboratory confirmed the positive results August 18, according to Brazos County Health Department officials.

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Helping Evacuees Return Home

Posted: 08/23/2006 - A services center that's now open in Houston is meant to help Hurricane Katrina evacuees recover more and return to Louisiana. New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin told evacuees Tuesday that his city is troubled -- but ready to welcome them back.

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Medicare Drug Benefit Hits a Glitch

Posted: 08/23/2006 - A glitch is sure to leave many Medicare recipients confused about their prescription drug coverage but the government is assuring them that they still have coverage. Just don't cash those checks from the Social Security Administration that you may have gotten.

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Authorities Investigate Woodlands Bank Robbery

Updated: 08/23/2006 - The suspect who held up a Woodlands bank could be the same person responsible for other area bank heists. Thanks to surveillance cameras, authorities got a pretty good look at the suspect.

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Budget, Tax Talks Prevail in College Station

Updated: 08/23/2006 - Budget season is in full swing in the Brazos Valley, and College Station is making some the biggest noise with a loaded proposal. Tuesday marked the second presentation on the budget, and the first of three straight days of meetings.

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Bombers Away: Baseball Back in Bryan

Updated: 08/23/2006 - It's official -- the baseball Bombers are coming back to Bryan. Tuesday, Bryan's city council approved a 10-year agreement with Infinity Pro Sports. That deal means the Texas Collegiate League will have a team based in Bryan for their summer league.

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Dining Out, Not on the Menu

Updated: 08/22/2006 - Americans love affair with eating out is on the decline. Increased competition and high gas prices are contributing to slumping sales across the country and right here at home.

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Brazos County Budget Hearings Scheduled

Updated: 08/22/2006 - Brazos County commissioners approved the proposed budget Tuesday for fiscal year 2007 and set the budget hearings. The proposed budget has gone up 2 percent from last year. The public hearing regarding the budget is set for September 9 at 10 a.m. in the commissioners courtroom.

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Brazos County Commissioners Appoint Advisory Election Group

Updated: 08/22/2006 - Brazos County commissioners are fulfilling an agreement crafted by the Department of Justice regarding elections. Back in June, the DOJ was concerned with the Brazos County voting system, saying Spanish speaking voters in Brazos County didn't have access to bilingual election workers during the last round of elections.

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Drive-By Shooting Trial Underway

Updated: 08/22/2006 - The trial of a teenager accused of being involved in a drive-by shooting started Tuesday in a Brazos County courtroom. Opening statements were read and witness testimony will continue Wednesday.

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Police Crack Down on Noise Violators

Updated: 08/22/2006 - As college students return to campus, so does the noise. Local police say noise violations increase during the school year, and they say the violations don't go unnoticed and won't go un-policed.

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Driver Hits Power Pole Along Highway 6

Updated: 08/22/2006 - A portion of Highway 6 was shut down for about an hour after a car struck a power pole. It happened around 1pm in the southbound portion of 6 near the OSR exit near the Brazos-Robertson County line.

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Illegal Immigrant Crackdown

Posted: 08/22/2006 - Farmers Branch Mayor Bob Phelps says council members will eventually take action on proposals that would make it tougher for illegal immigrants to live and work in the city. However, it was unclear after a meeting Monday night if and when the City Council would discuss passing a strict illegal immigration ordinance.

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Grimes County Crash Kills Huntsville Woman

Updated: 08/22/2006 - A Huntsville woman is dead following a head-on collision Monday evening on Highway 30. The accident happened just after 5:15 p.m. about three miles east of Shiro in Grimes County.

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Rains Flood Streets and Homes in Amarillo

Posted: 08/22/2006 - Strong thunderstorms inundated parts of Amarillo --- flooding streets and stranding cars. Jose Garcia, chief meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Amarillo, says water was at least 2 feet high in some areas.

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Mexico-Border Slayings

Posted: 08/22/2006 - Investigators have arrested another man they say may be linked to series of murders in the Mexican border city of Juarez. Granados de la Paz and a man arrested in Denver last week are suspected of involvement in the rape and killings of young Mexican women in 2001.

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Brazos Animal Shelter Board Makes Changes

Posted: 08/22/2006 - The new Brazos Animal Shelter board is in place and taking action. The board has elected to close the Animal Shelter Thrift Store, post job openings for a full-time bookkeeper and an executive director, and eventually start looking for a new shelter location.

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