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Community Foundation of the Brazos Valley Celebrates 8th Anniversary

Finishing its eighth year, the Community Foundation of the Brazos Valley continues to grow. At the foundation’s annual recognition of National Philanthropy Day, president Derek Dictson says over $61,000 dollars was distributed to 31 different non-profit agencies. The foundation manages 56 endowed funds totaling over $1.7 million dollars. It was also announced that next year’s […]

Motorists, Look Both Ways First

When you’re behind the wheel during the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s a time to pay more attention to your surroundings. Officer Jon Agnew of the Bryan Police Department says that includes pulling away from stoplights and stop signs. Agnew’s advice follows a crash in Bryan earlier this week that killed one and […]

13 Criminal Cases, 6 Pleas, 2 Years in Prison

A Bryan man who faced 13 criminal charges in Brazos County District Court ends with guilty pleas in six cases. 27 year old Jorge Soto, Jr. was sentenced to a total of two years in prison. Among Soto’s convictions was endangering children in June of last year after he tossed a loaded handgun into the […]

Dewhurst Campaign Finance Report Indicates Net Worth At Least $200 Million

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ A federal financial disclosure shows Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has a net worth of at least $200 million. Dewhurst, seeking the Republican nomination to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, filed the extensive report in Washington last month. An analysis of the assets showed his worth at a minimum of […]

Texas AG Asks U.S. Supreme Court To Halt Redistricting

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Texas is asking the Supreme Court to stop federal judges from redrawing its congressional districts for next year’s elections. The state attorney general, Greg Abbott, asked the high court to prevent the use of congressional boundaries drawn by a three-judge panel in Texas. He made a similar request earlier this week, asking […]

NASA Satellites Show Texas Aquifers at Record Low

HOUSTON (AP) _ NASA satellites have found that a historic drought parching Texas has depleted aquifers to lows rarely seen since 1948. NASA hydrologist Matthew Rodell said Wednesday that such low levels have only been detected 2 percent of the time since mapping began 63 years ago. He says it’ll take months, and even years, […]

Rail Strike Looming

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The nation’s major freight railroads have failed to extend contract talks with three labor unions, so a strike may be possible during next month’s peak shipping season. The railroads said Tuesday that the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and the American Train Dispatchers Association wouldn’t agree to an extension. A third […]

Von Miller Has Thumb Surgery

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) _ Denver Broncos rookie pass-rusher Von Miller underwent a surgical procedure to repair a strained ligament in his left thumb and missed Wednesday’s practice. Miller is expected to play Sunday at Minnesota, however.      Miller was injured in Denver’s 16-13 overtime win at San Diego on Sunday. He made the play of […]

Big Bucks For Apollo 13 Checklist

DALLAS (AP) _ A checklist used by Apollo 13 commander James Lovell to make calculations that helped guide the damaged spacecraft home has been sold at auction for $388,375. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions sold the checklist Wednesday as part of a batch of U.S. space program artifacts being offered during its “Space Signature Auction.” The checklist […]

GOP Bill Would Force Action on Keystone Oil Pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Angered by President Barack Obama’s delay of a proposed oil pipeline from Canada, Senate Republicans are moving to force him to act. A bill introduced by 37 GOP senators, including Nebraska Sen. Mike Johanns, would require the administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline within 60 days, unless the president declares the […]

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