Updated: 09/24/2005 - Hurricane Rita plowed into the Gulf Coast early Saturday, lashing Texas and Louisiana with driving rain, threatening to flood low-lying regions and knocking power out to half a million people as transformers exploded in the pre-dawn sky.
Updated: 09/23/2005 - There is a great need for volunteers to work with children. At Reed Arena, an unexpected surge of families has the facility's child care team struggling to keep up.
Updated: 09/23/2005 - All Bryan/College Station hurricane shelters are full. There are more than 6,800 evacuees in 32 shelters throughout the twin cities.
Updated: 09/23/2005 - 2,000 Brazos Valley volunteers stepped up to help with hurricane Katrina a few weeks ago, and officials hope they'll do the same thing for Rita now. With the overwhelming number of evacuees, volunteers are needed now more than ever to staff the shelters.
Updated: 09/23/2005 - Brazos County shelters are full and officials are turning evacuees away. Around 5:30 pm Thursday nearly 3,500 evacuees were in Bryan/ College Station and officials say they cannot accommodate anymore.
Updated: 09/23/2005 - The Better Business Bureau warned of a fund raising scam involving coupon books on September 15. Turns out there was some miscommunication and the coupon books are legitimate.
Updated: 07/30/2012 - Hurricane Rita moved on shore early this morning. News 3 has compiled information on shelters, traffic, safety tips, checklists, and more that will keep you informed.
Updated: 09/23/2005 - A bus filled with Hurricane Rita evacuees caught fire early this morning along a gridlocked I-45 near Wilmer.
Updated: 09/22/2005 - Preparing your home for the winds and rain of Hurricane Rita is crucial. However dangerous the storm ends up, there is still the chance for structural damage.
Updated: 09/22/2005 - West Nile continues to rear its ugly head in Brazos County. Mosquitoes, a bird, and the second human of the season have been infected with the disease.
Updated: 09/23/2005 - It is still hard to say what effects Rita will have on the Brazos Valley. A similar storm more than 40 years ago is offering forecasters an idea of what may happen.
Updated: 09/21/2005 - An 18 year old accused of attacking an elderly Bryan woman is incompetent to stand trial. That's according to a court-appointed mental health expert.
Updated: 09/23/2005 - Local residents are taking steps to ensure they are prepared for Hurricane Rita. Local stores have already sold out of some items and lines at gas stations are many cars deep.
Updated: 09/22/2005 - Traffic came to a standstill and gas shortages were reported Thursday as hundreds of thousands of people in the Houston metropolitan area rushed to get out of the path of Hurricane Rita, a monster storm with 165 mph winds.
Updated: 09/21/2005 - With the imminent arrival of Hurricane Rita, A&M Homeland Security expert Dave McIntyre has tips for famlies in the Brazos Valley.
Updated: 09/21/2005 - Hundreds in Grimes County rallied in front of the courthouse to show opposition to I-69 also known as the Trans Texas Corridor. A proposed interstate highway that could run through the county.
Updated: 09/20/2005 - Brazos County Commissioners approved the county's budget and set the tax rate Tuesday.
Updated: 09/20/2005 - Texas Task Force 1 demobilized its New Orleans search and rescue operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on Tuesday and began preparing for Tropical Storm Rita.
Updated: 09/21/2005 - As soon as Wednesday, evacuees fleeing the Texas coast could arrive in Brazos County. Emergency Management leaders have already taken a call that 100 special needs patients may be coming from a coastal hospital.
Updated: 09/19/2005 - Bryan-born country music star, Doug Supernaw made an appearance at the Brazos County courthouse Monday morning.
Updated: 09/20/2005 - Placing displaced medical students at other institutions is a more difficult task than placing undergraduate students.