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Drought Lowered Lake Reveals 35 Year Old Skeletal Remains

GRANBURY, Texas (AP) _ Authorities believe skeletal remains found inside a truck recovered from a North Texas lake are those of a woman missing for 35 years. A statement released by the Hood County Sheriff’s Office says a passer-by discovered the partially exposed 1970s-model Chevy truck Thursday in Lake Granbury. The ongoing drought has dropped […]

Judge Says American Airlines Can’t End Retiree Benefits Yet

DALLAS (AP) _ A federal judge is telling American Airlines that it can’t yet act alone to cut off benefits for many retirees. Fort Worth-based American wants retirees who wish to keep their benefits to pay all the cost. Now the dispute could go to negotiations or a trial. On Friday, bankruptcy court Judge Sean […]

Texas Search Group and FAA at Odds Over Using Drones

HOUSTON (AP) _ A Texas-based group of volunteers involved in searches for missing persons around the nation has run afoul of federal aviation authorities for using drones in their work. A fleet of four unmanned aircraft used by Texas EquuSearch has been grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration until the agency develops rules that allow […]

Texas A&M Lifts Meal Plan Requirement for Some On-Campus Residents

More than 4,000 Texas A&M University students living on campus this fall will not be required to have a meal plan. University administrators, student leaders, and the private food service provider announced dropping the mandate for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are not members of the Corps of Cadets. This fall, only freshmen living on […]

Senator Cruz Praises President Obama

It’s not often you’ll hear Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz praise Democratic President Barack Obama. But it happened Friday afternoon, after Obama signed legislation denying U.S. visas to U.N. ambassadors who are known terrorists, such as one nominated from Iran who participated in the 1979 taking of American hostages in Tehran. Statement courtesy of Senator […]

AG Rules Armed School Employees Are OK Under Texas Law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Attorney General Greg Abbott says Texas school districts that authorize employees to carry handguns aren’t violating state law. The Texas Legislature last year approved a measure allowing rural districts that can’t afford police security to arm designated employees to better protect students. In an opinion Friday, Abbott found that doing so […]

Another Federal Delay in Reviewing the Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue a permit. That could push a decision about the controversial oil pipeline until after the midterm elections in November. The State Department is citing a recent decision by a Nebraska judge that […]

Austin City Council Approves Housing Voucher Resolution

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Leaders of a Central Texas city have adopted a resolution barring landlords from summarily rejecting applicants who want to use federal vouchers to pay the rent. The Austin City Council voted Thursday in favor of the “source of income” measure involving housing complexes. Race, religion and gender are already banned as […]

KBB Thanks Texas Trash Off Volunteers & Plans for Color Up 5K Run

Keep Brazos Beautiful (KBB) has tallied up the numbers from the annual Bryan/College Station area Texas Trash Off event held earlier this month. KBB Executive Director Amy Reed says it is the largest litter education event in the region. Reed reports in three hours, 622 volunteers representing 31 organizations removed nearly nine tons of trash […]

Brief Lockdown After School at Davila MS

There was a brief lockdown after school Thursday at Davila Middle School in north Bryan. School district spokesman Brandon Webb says police determined a call that someone was pointing a gun outside a truck was without merit. Webb says the lockdown lasted less than 20 to 30 minutes. Only one school bus was affected. Webb […]



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