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Infant Dies in Babysitter's Care

Posted: 07/25/2006 - Police are investigating whether heat was a factor in the suburban Fort Worth death of a baby girl and hospitalization of another. Eight-month-old Brittany Stembridge died at a Fort Worth hospital. She and a ten-month-old girl were hospitalized after emergency workers were called Monday to a Haltom City apartment, where they were in the care of an 18-year-old woman.

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Aggie Athletes Celebrate Summer Reading

Posted: 07/24/2006 - The old say that "reading is fundamental" certainly rang true for some local students. As part of the closing festivities for their summer reading program, College Station youngsters got a visit from some Texas A&M student athletes.

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Phase 2 Underway in Downtown Bryan

Posted: 07/24/2006 - Phase 2 of construction in Downtown Bryan is underway as of Monday. For at least the next 18 months, there will be traffic diversions on Bryan Avenue because of the work between 24th and 28th Streets.

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Wastewater Leaked Into Creek

Updated: 07/24/2006 - Hundreds of thousands of gallons of wastewater ran into into a Grimes County creek today. The leak happened at the Navasota Wastewater treatment plant early Monday morning.

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Haifa Resident Trying to Make Do

Posted: 07/24/2006 - Many Israeli's living in the war zone have been evacuating to safer areas in the South. But despite fleeing their homes, they're holding out hope that US intervention may pave the way for their return.

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Mask Revealed from Hotel Robbery

Posted: 07/24/2006 - College Station Police have released a description of the type of mask that was used in an armed robbery of local hotel Friday morning. Suspects are still being sought in that and another hotel robbery.

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Super Candidates Upcoming at CSISD?

Posted: 07/24/2006 - There are a number of options on the table for College Station's school board as they prepare for yet another special meeting. Tuesday night, the board will discuss the superintendent's position recently made vacant with the exit of Jimmy Creel.

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Bryan's Council to Examine Two Projects

Updated: 07/25/2006 - As the deadline to accept a bid approaches, Bryan's City Council will get the latest details on the proposed Justice Center. Also on Tuesday's agenda, the council will look at a tax increment reinvestment zone created for the development of Burton Creek.

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Robertson County Burn Ban

Posted: 07/24/2006 - Weekend rains haven't stopped Robertson County officials from issuing a burn ban. After talking with several fire chiefs, authorities on Monday decided a burn ban would be necessary beginning August 1st.

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State Officials Investigating Horse Deaths

Updated: 07/24/2006 - A Texas Department of Agriculture investigation continues into the deaths of more than two dozen horses at a local equestrian center. Data released Friday showed the presence of toxic phosphine gas in the dead horses' stomachs.

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Students Digging for Artifacts at the Alamo

Posted: 07/24/2006 - Archaeology students are working to dig up more history at the Alamo. Project directors are hoping the students from the University of Texas at San Antonio can shed light on the history of the Texas Revolution battle site. It's the first excavation at the former mission in more than ten years.

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Los Lonely Boys say Bassist's Arrest a Misunderstanding

Posted: 07/24/2006 - A spokeswoman for Los Lonely Boys says the arrest of the band's bassist on allegations he assaulted his fiancee was all a misunderstanding. Police say they arrested 26-year-old JoJo Garza at an Austin hotel on Saturday. He was arrested on charges of assault causing bodily injury and possession of less than two ounces of marijuana.

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S.C. Police Looking for Suspect in Texas Killings

Posted: 07/24/2006 - South Carolina investigators say a man wanted in connection with four deaths in Texas was reported seen on a street in South Carolina. Greenville police Lieutenant Gerald Hunt says there was a report that 21-year-old Christopher Lee Snider was seen last week.

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Suspected Carjacker Arrested after Truck Chase

Posted: 07/24/2006 - A carjacking suspect is behind bars in Collin County this morning after a three-hour police chase Sunday. Authorities say 32-year-old Samuel Scott Jones is accused of commandeering an 18-wheeler and holding the driver hostage during the chase.

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Yates a Prisoner Regardless of Verdict

Posted: 07/24/2006 - A jury in Houston hears closing arguments and begins deliberations today in Andrea Yates' second murder trial. She's accused of drowning her children in the family bathtub in 2001. She'll be sent to either a maximum-security mental hospital or a state prison.

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Superintendent Search on CSISD Agenda

Posted: 07/23/2006 - College Station School Trustees meet Tuesday evening. And the agenda indicates trustees could announce a finalist or finalists for the vacant superintendent position. The brief agenda for the special meeting calls for trustees to consider, discuss, and possibly take action in the superintendent search.

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A&M Regents to Consider 2006-2007 Budget

Posted: 07/23/2006 - The end of the fiscal year is approaching, and many entities are considering their spending plans for the next 12 months. The Texas A&M University System is no exception, and regents meet this week to consider a budget totaling about $2.6 billion.

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One Killed, Two Injured in Fatal Accident

Posted: 07/23/2006 - An elderly Bryan man is dead after a two-vehicle accident Saturday morning on OSR near Castenson Lane. Authorities say George Hall Rice Jr., 82, had just finished checking a mailbox when he tried to turn into a private driveway.

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Construction Projects Could Cause Traffic Delays

Posted: 07/23/2006 - A pair of construction projects could cause some traffic delays starting Monday. The first is at the intersection of Texas Avenue and F.M. 2818, the Harvey Mitchell Parkway, in College Station. The other construction site is downtown Bryan as work crews take Bryan Avenue traffic to one-way between William Joel Bryan Parkway and 23rd Street.

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Billboard Draws Mixed Reactions

Posted: 07/23/2006 - Motorists passing the intersection of Briarcrest and HWY 6 can't help but be reminded of the immigration controversy. It's where a billboard reading Stop the Invasion Secure our borders stands.

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Leon County Residents Taking Water Concerns to Source

Posted: 07/22/2006 - Leon County residents on the Flo Community Water System are coming together for a community meeting. The company says a leak in a water line is to blame for resident being without water for close to a week.

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Traffic Stop Lands Man in Milam County Jail

Posted: 07/22/2006 - A Fort Worth man is in Milam County Jail, charged with drug possession. Authorities stopped Brian Gray, 35, on a traffic stop in Cameron. A search of his vehicle turned up two bags of amphetamine tablets, and six vials of steroids.

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BV African American Museum Opens Its Doors

Updated: 07/22/2006 - Close to a thousand people came out Saturday for the opening of the Brazos Valley African American Museum. The event featured music and a host of notable speakers as part of the program. There was also a surprise visit from the museum founder.

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Convicted Murderer Gets 75 Years

Posted: 07/21/2006 - The jury only took a few hours to sentence a Bryan man accused of murder to 75 years behind bars. Michael Lopez was convicted of a June 2005 murder.

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Evening Outage Leaves 1100 Powerless

Posted: 07/21/2006 - The power is back on for around 1100 BTU customers near 2818 and Villa Maria. An electrical component at a substation failed around 5:30pm Friday evening.

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