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Road Named for "Mr. College Station"

Posted: 08/18/2006 - A College Station road now has a new name thanks to community suggestions from earlier this year. Highway 40 and Greens Prairie East is now William D. Fitch Parkway.

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Wrestlers Fight for Children's Charity

Posted: 08/18/2006 - Choke holds for charity, leg drops for the less fortunate. It wasn't your standard fund-raising event Friday at the Hilton.

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One Night Only: Gas Drops 50 Cents at One Station

Posted: 08/18/2006 - It's been quite a while since drivers have seen gas prices near the $2.30 mark. But West Oaks Baptist Church made that a reality for a few hundred local drivers. And 50 cents off gasoline was enough to drive a lot of residents to their offer.

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Bryan High Soldier On Leave From Iraq

Posted: 08/18/2006 - It may only be a two week break, but one local soldier is happy to be home even for a short time. Army Sergeant Joseph Alvarado is on leave from his second tour of duty in Iraq.

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CS Assistant City Manager Candidates Named

Posted: 08/18/2006 - College Station has two assistant city manager spots to fill, and now, six candidates to choose from. Friday, the city announced its half-dozen finalists for the positions.

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Interviews Underway for Bryan City Manager

Updated: 08/18/2006 - Bryan's city manager candidates are in town for a set of interviews with councilmembers. They began the Q&As Friday, and will continue them into Saturday.

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Behind the Cafeteria Door

Updated: 08/18/2006 - At Bryan ISD, student nutrition has received a great deal of attention. The semester is young, but it seems students have an appetite for healthier fare.

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More West Nile

Updated: 08/18/2006 - West Nile cases continue to pop up. The latest report came from a dead bird in a south College Station neighborhood.

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State Drought Losses in the Billions

Updated: 08/18/2006 - Texas is dry, too dry. Most of the state is experiencing a significant drought and it's hurting area ranchers and farmers.

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Car Wash Shooter Sentenced

Posted: 08/18/2006 - A Bryan man was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for shooting a man outside a Bryan car wash. Donny Alvarado, 31, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Accident Shuts Down 2818 in Bryan

Updated: 08/18/2006 - A three-vehicle accident on FM 2818 in northwest Bryan closed the road for several hours Friday afternoon and evening. It reopened around 9pm. Two people were injured in the wreck, which happened around 2:45pm Friday.

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Hundreds of Seized Pit Bulls Ordered Euthanized

Posted: 08/18/2006 - A Liberty County court has ordered euthanasia for more than 200 pit bull terriers that were seized from a suspected breeding operation. Liberty County Justice of the Peace Phil Fitzgerald issued the order yesterday. A veterinarian testified that pit bulls trained for fighting usually cannot be rehabilitated as pets.

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Deadly Heat Bakes Portions of Texas

Posted: 08/18/2006 - The state's streak of 100-degree plus weather continued Thursday with little relief on the horizon - and a mounting death toll. At least 19 people have died in Texas during this summer's heat wave. Fifteen of the deaths have been confirmed in Dallas County.

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San Antonio Man Executed

Posted: 08/18/2006 - A San Antonio man has been executed over the 1994 abduction, rape and slaying of a female neighbor. Richard Hinojosa was condemned for killing Terry Wright, whose home was being burglarized.

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DeLay's Replacement

Posted: 08/18/2006 - Tom DeLay's name remains on the November ballot in his former Houston-area congressional district. So Texas Republicans have decided to back a Houston city councilwoman as a write-in candidate.

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Border Slayings

Posted: 08/18/2006 - It could be the break authorities have been looking for in the rapes and killings of at least ten women in a city along the US-Mexican border. The US ambassador to Mexico says the arrest of a man in Denver is "a major break" in the investigation into the unsolved deaths in Juarez, across from El Paso, Texas.

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Schools Work to Keep West Nile Out

Updated: 08/18/2006 - Parents may be relieved that school is back in session, but with West Nile prevalent in the area, the districts are also providing reassurance that the students are protected.

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CS Candidates Soon to be Named

Posted: 08/17/2006 - The naming of a new College Station economic development director may be slightly on hold, but the city will soon move forward on two other vacancies.

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Storms Cause Power Outages

Updated: 08/18/2006 - Quick moving thunderstorms moved through the Brazos Valley Thursday night causing power outages across the Brazos Valley. At one time, more than two thousand people were without electricity.

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BV Schools Soar in Federal Report

Updated: 08/17/2006 - Brazos Valley schools had a strong showing in an important federal evaluation program. Of the more than 380 schools in Region VI which includes the Brazos Valley, only 10 schools failed to meet the requirements of the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) report.

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Couple Arrested For Aggravated Assault

Updated: 08/18/2006 - One of Bryan's ten most wanted suspects has been arrested after police say he and his girlfriend pulled a gun on a man and threatened to kill him.

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Boeing Donates to Prairie View A&M

Updated: 08/17/2006 - An aerospace giant takes an interest in engineering students at a Brazos Valley University. Thursday, Boeing presented Prairie View A&M with $30,000.

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Guard Accused of Intimacy with Inmate

Updated: 08/18/2006 - A corrections officer at the Federal Prison Camp in Bryan is out of jail on bond after being arrested for allegedly having sex with an inmate. Vincent Rosas, Junior, 37, was arrested Tuesday and charged with three counts of improper sexual activity with a person in custody.

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With High Temps Comes Near-Record Power Use

Updated: 08/17/2006 - The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT), the electric grid operator for most of the state, is encouraging the public to practice energy conservation today as continued high temperatures lead to a record-breaking demand for electricity.

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Search for Missing California Man On-Going

Updated: 08/17/2006 - Family and friends continue to search for a California man who went missing in Robertson County two months ago. 70-year-old Byron Freeman was driving to a class reunion in Palestine when he got lost.

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