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Refinancing Student Loans

Posted: 06/28/2006 - College students and parents are scrambling to refinance. Interest on federal student loans are due to rise by almost two percentage points Saturday. The federal government adjusts interest rates on these loans each July.

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Supreme Court Overturns Part of Redistricting Map

Updated: 06/28/2006 - The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday upheld much of a Texas congressional map engineered by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. But it ruled that some of the new boundaries failed to protect minority voting rights.

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Black Leaders Announce Boycott of BP

Posted: 06/28/2006 - A group of prominent black activits -- including the Reverends Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton -- have announced a boycott of BP. They say the British oil company gouges prices and racially discriminates in its business practices.

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Anglican Leader Proposes Two-Tier Fellowship of Churches

Updated: 06/28/2006 - The leader of the world's feuding Anglicans is urging them to work toward a structure for co-existing despite differences on the roles of women and gays and over the authority of the Bible.

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Twin Girls and a Boy Die After Fire Rescue

Posted: 06/28/2006 - Investigators are looking into whether three children killed in a Houston apartment blaze had been left unsupervised. The twin three-year-old girls and four-year-old boy died at a Houston hospital shortly after being found unconscious yesterday in the burning apartment.

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Hurricane Debris

Posted: 06/28/2006 - Massive amounts of hurricane wreckage remain on the Gulf Coast -- enough that if piled atop a football field it would reach almost two miles into the air. Yet the Bush administration says it can't clear it quickly without trampling private property rights.

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California Man Missing in Robertson County

Posted: 06/28/2006 - Robertson County officials are asking for your help to find a missing man. The sheriff's office says Byron Freeman, 70, from California has been missing since Saturday.

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Franklin Digs In on New High School

Posted: 06/28/2006 - A ground-breaking ceremony for Franklin's new high school was held Tuesday. Construction will begin soon. The project was part of a $25 million bond package which passed last year.

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Madisonville Set to Remember Fmr. Chief

Updated: 06/28/2006 - Funeral services are set for a former Madisonville police chief. Jim West, 65, died at the Madison St. Joseph Health Center Saturday after suffering a snake bite.

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Election Regs Approved by Commissioners

Updated: 06/28/2006 - Brazos County commissioners have approved documents given to them by the Department of Justice which outlines new regulations on the number of bilingual election workers the county will need.

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Pot, Coke Found in CS Bust

Posted: 06/28/2006 - Over $8,500 worth of drugs are off the streets. College Station Police, using a warrant, searched a house in the 1400 block of Gramma Road Tuesday morning.

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End of the Line for Railroad Killer

Updated: 06/28/2006 - The man who is believed to have killed 15 people, including eight Texans, has been executed in Huntsville. Angel Resendiz, the infamous "Railroad Killer," was executed after his appeals were denied.

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Wildlife Center Welcomes Triplet Fawns

Updated: 06/28/2006 - Texas A&M's Wildlife and Exotic Center has some new additions. Triplet fawns have become the main attraction. Sandy, Debbie, and Gavi are the first set of triplets ever born at the Wildlife and Exotic Center at A&M's College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Jump Start to College

Posted: 06/27/2006 - Texas A&M University staff are helping high schoolers prepare for college. A program called " Jump Start to College " began Tuesday.

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Train Hits 18-Wheeler, Driver Not Injured

Updated: 06/28/2006 - A man is out of the hospital after a train collided with the 18-wheeler he was driving. DPS says the accident happened around 7:30 Tuesday morning near FM 50 across from the post office. The driver tried to get across before the train approached, but did not have time.

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Global Warming Planet Earth Has A Fever

Updated: 06/28/2006 - A report from the National Academy of Sciences shows that after having constant temperatures for 2,000 years there's new evidence that the Earth's temperature is on the rise.

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Truck Stolen for Burton Bank Getaway Found

Updated: 06/27/2006 - Washington County officials have recovered the pickup truck used to make a getaway in the latest robbery of the Burton State Bank. The vehicle was found at a vacant residence on County Road 117 in Lee County Saturday.

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"Railroad Killer" Has Just Hours to Live

Posted: 06/26/2006 - Lawyers for so-called "Railroad Killer" Angel Maturino Resendiz Monday asked the US Supreme Court to block his execution in Texas. Resendiz faces lethal injection Tuesday in Huntsville over the 1998 fatal stabbing and bludgeoning of a Houston-area physician.

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Caldwell High Alarm Systems Under Fire

Updated: 06/27/2006 - Concerned Caldwell residents spoke out at a school board meeting, saying the school district didn't do enough to protect children and their school. Three months after a fire at the high school, many are still hot under the collar.

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A Creel Deal: CS Superintendent Nears Exit

Updated: 06/27/2006 - A month-long saga at College Station ISD looks to finally be coming to an end. After less than a year on the job, it appears Jimmy Creel will soon be out as superintendent.

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Former Bremond Superintendent Sentenced

Updated: 06/27/2006 - After a three year investigation, a former Bremond Superintendent has been sentenced for misusing school funds. Kenneth Johnson entered a plea of no contest in a Robertson County courtroom Monday morning.

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Requesting Langley Be Recused

Updated: 06/26/2006 - A Bryan defense attorney is asking for the removal of a district judge for some of his cases. Travis Bryan the III is asking for the recusal of Judge J.D. Langley for 11 of his ongoing cases including the Willie Davis trial.

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High Court to Rule on Redistricting This Week

Updated: 06/27/2006 - The high court is scheduled to wrap up its work on the Texas congressional redistricting case before the end of this week. Which means five months before fall elections, Texas could be forced to overhaul its ballot.

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Yates' Second Murder Trial Begins

Posted: 06/26/2006 - Opening arguments in the retrial of Andrea Yates are set to begin Monday in Houston. Yates was convicted in 2002 of drowning her children in a bathtub, but the verdict was overturned last year due to erroneous testimony.

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Sexual Assault Victim Sues Conroe ISD

Updated: 06/25/2006 - A teenage girl and her parents are suing the Conroe School District, saying it failed to protect her from sexual abuse by a campus police officer. The federal lawsuit seeks at least $2 million in damages.

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