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First Official Return Day For Many

Updated: 09/25/2005 - Many evacuees have the "OK" to return home according to the State's staggered return plan. However, some evacuees say the experience was not bad.

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Heavy Winds & Rain at Lake Livingston

Updated: 09/24/2005 - While Brazos Valley dodged the bullet of Hurricane Rita, our neighbors east of us did not. Walker and Polk County got plenty of hurricane winds and rain.

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Tx DOT Re-Entry Plan for Rita Evacuees

Updated: 09/26/2005 - State officials have planned a scheduled return for motorists to the Houston area beginning Sunday. Residents are asked to please adhere to this return schedule to help ease traffic and allow emergency and clean-up personnel time to get into the area first.

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Coast Hammered, Brazos Valley Spared by Rita

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.

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Reed Arena Revamps Child Care Facility

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.

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Area Hurricane Shelters Full

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.

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More Volunteers Needed

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.

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Brazos County Shelters at Capacity

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.

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BBB Corrects Scam Alert

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.

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Special Report: Hurricane Rita

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.

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Rita Evacuees' Bus Explodes

Updated: 09/23/2005 - A bus filled with Hurricane Rita evacuees caught fire early this morning along a gridlocked I-45 near Wilmer.

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Making Your Home Safe When Rita Visits

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.

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New West Nile Cases Include Human

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.

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Hurricane Rita Similar to Carla

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.

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Accused Mental Health Patient Committed

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.

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Rita Nears the Texas Coast

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.

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How to Prepare

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.

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Grimes County Residents Rally Against I-69

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.

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Huntsville Getting Ready for Hurricane Rita

Updated: 09/23/2005 - Volunteers have been getting ready for folks in the affected areas to head north and make their home in Huntsville, at least for the next few days.

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Local Officials Prepare for Rita

Updated: 09/21/2005 - As Rita makes its way to the Texas Coast, Brazos County officials are making plans to deal with the storm. Local responders are counting on the lessons learned from Katrina to play a big role in preparing for this hurricane.

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Brazos County Approves Budget

Updated: 09/20/2005 - Brazos County Commissioners approved the county's budget and set the tax rate Tuesday.

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Texas Task Force 1 Prepares for Hurricane Rita

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.

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Response to Rita Set in Motion

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.

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