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Texas Carnival Worker Killed

WINNIE, Texas (AP) _ Authorities say a carnival worker has died after a piece of equipment hit her while she set up for a barbecue cook-off in Chambers County. The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1pfyEjo ) the 30-year-old woman was killed Wednesday at a job site in Winnie Stowell Park. The county sheriff’s office hasn’t released […]

BB&T Bank Presents United Way of the Brazos Valley’s Largest Gift Ever

The newest bank in Bryan/College Station hosted a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting Thursday. Guests of BB&T included members of the United Way of the Brazos Valley. BB&T market president Glen Davis presented United Way a 100 thousand dollar check, the largest gift in the agency’s history. Click below for comments from Glen Davis and […]

Congressman Flores’ Reaction to Eric Holder Resignation

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that he is resigning was welcomed by many. Congressman Bill Flores of Bryan says Holder has “continuously and shamefully violated his oath of office to protect and defend our Constitution.” Looking forward, Flores hopes the next AG will do his job “without regard to politics”, which the congressman says […]

Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service Monday in College Station

News release courtesy of the College Station Fire Department: Each year, in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week, a grateful Nation honors its fallen fire heroes. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (http://firehero.org/) coordinates a Memorial Weekend at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland, that brings survivors of fallen firefighters together with members of the […]

Recommendations to Save More Money at Texas A&M

Texas A&M University employees are being told more is going to be done to save more money. The A&M leadership steering committee (LSC) website states nearly $2.4 million dollars in salary savings since a hiring freeze started almost five months ago. That money has been moved from individual department accounts to presidential reserve accounts. Interim […]

Record Crowd Attends 12th Surviving & Thriving Luncheon

The 12th annual Surviving & Thriving breast cancer awareness luncheon was held Wednesday. A sellout crowd of more than 700 heard a breast cancer update and developments from oncologist Dr. Erin Fleener. Click here to listen to Dr. Erin Fleener The keynote speaker, Hollye Jacobs, is the author of “The Silver Lining” and the award […]

Grandmother Arrested for Leaving Infant Granddaughter in the Car to Watch a Movie

TYLER, Texas (AP) _ An East Texas woman has been accused of going to a movie and leaving her 5-month-old granddaughter in a locked car in the parking lot. Tyler police say the baby was rescued unharmed Wednesday night. Smith County jail records show 39-year-old Felicia Green of Tyler was being held Thursday on a […]

Suspect in Abducting Missing Virginia Student Found in Galveston

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ A man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia student is in custody in Texas. Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo says Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was arrested Wednesday on a beach in the community of Gilchrist in Galveston County, Texas. Court records show Matthew is being held in the Galveston […]

Ft. Worth Firefighters Rescue a Pet Frog

WESTWORTH VILLAGE, Texas (AP) _ Firefighters who doused the flames at a North Texas house have also made sure the lone resident didn’t croak. Fort Worth firefighters rescued a pet frog and returned the amphibian to the daughter of the homeowners who were out of town. Battalion Chief Richard Harrison said Wednesday that firefighters have […]

Williamson County Lawsuit Costs Approaching Six Digits

GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) _ Williamson County’s legal bills are approaching $90,000 for a lawsuit filed after commissioners asked five constable candidates about their views on religion, gay marriage and abortion. The Austin American-Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/1wM42Ls ) county attorneys said this week commissioners were within their rights to approach those topics because they were filling a […]

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