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Aide to Former Galveston Mayor Convicted of Embezzlement

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) _ A personal aide to a now-former Southeast Texas mayor has been sentenced to 10 years of probation for embezzling more than $360,000 from the city leader. Prosecutors in Galveston say Mary Louise Castano stole from then-Galveston Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas. Castano must also repay nearly $160,000 as part of her guilty […]

Houston Veterans Sleeping on the Streets

HOUSTON (AP) _ Houston veterans have been left to sleep on the streets after a disagreement between federal and local officials. The Houston Chronicle reports that the Department of Veterans Affairs and Houston housing officials could not agree on how many housing vouchers were available for veterans. Housing vouchers are funded through the U.S. Department […]

Deion Sanders Charter School Fights to Stay Open

DALLAS (AP) _ The head of a charter school co-founded by former Dallas Cowboy Deion Sanders says he will appeal the state’s decision to revoke its charter. Superintendent Ron Price said Wednesday he will appeal the Texas Education Agency’s decision to shutter the two Prime Prep Academy campuses, home to nearly 500 students. The agency’s […]

Passenger Jet Shot Down Over Kiev, Missile Suspected

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) _ An adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Minister says a Malaysian passenger plane carrying 295 people has been shot down over a town in the east of the country. Anton Gerashenko says on his Facebook page the plane was flying at an altitude of 33,000 feet when it was hit Thursday by a […]

Local Law Enforcement Looking For Possible Scam Victims

In local parking lots and along local streets, at least three motorists have been the targets of two women claiming they were mechanics who demanded money for doing repairs that weren’t done for problems that never existed. College Station Police Lt. Chuck Fleeger says they’re wanting to hear from any other victims. Law enforcement reports […]

McAllen Warehouse To Hold Illegal Immigrant Children

McALLEN, Texas (AP) _ A 55,000-square foot warehouse converted to process immigrant children who have entered the U.S. illegally will open July 20. According to a U.S. Border Patrol invitation to local political and law enforcement leaders obtained by The Associated Press, VIPs will be given a walkthrough of the new facility in McAllen on […]

DPS Trooper Accidentally Shot in Madisonville

A state trooper is hospitalized in Bryan following an accidental shooting in Madisonville. DPS Sgt. Jimmy Morgan says the unidentified officer was outside a gym after finishing a workout. Morgan says when the officer opened the door to his pickup, his off-duty weapon fell out of the truck and discharged, striking the unidentified officer. The […]

Chamber Day Survey Results Show More Optimism

The BCS Chamber of Commerce has compiled results of visits with 545 businesses this spring. Chamber president Royce Hickman says it’s the most optimistic owners and other decision makers have been in five years. One of three questions asked annually is how have sales changed from the year before. 66 percent reported an increase, compared […]

Five Recent Plea Agreements Made By Brazos County Prosecutors

The Brazos County district attorney’s office has made plea agreements in five recent criminal cases. A San Antonio man arrested for committing 39 property crimes in College Station between October and December of last year was sentenced to six years in prison. 33 year old Edward Toscano was arrested in February following 26 more burglaries. […]

Recent Cases Filed by Bryan and College Station Police

Bryan police received five reports of thefts from the Autumn Lake subdivision on Monday. Four of the five thefts from the westside neighborhood north of Villa Maria were tires and rims taken off trucks and SUV’s. A fifth victim had hubcaps taken off a SUV. The total loss was estimated at $7,500 dollars. A Bryan […]

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