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U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Key Parts of Texas Abortion Facility Regulations

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Supreme Court has blocked Texas from enforcing key parts of a 2013 law that would close all but eight of the state’s abortion facilities. The justices largely granted the request of abortion providers Tuesday. With three dissenting votes, the court suspended a ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Texas Voter ID Law For The Upcoming Election

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ A federal appeals court has reinstated a Texas voter ID law that the U.S. Justice Department describes as the state’s latest tool to suppress minorities in elections. Tuesday’s ruling from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is at least a temporary victory for Republican-backed photo ID measures that have swept across […]

Brazos County Confirms First Human Case of West Nile in Two Years

The first human case of West Nile virus in Brazos County since 2012 has been confirmed by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The Brazos County Health Department said in a press release that the case is being treated as West Nile fever since there are no signs of neuroinvasion (presence in the brain). […]

Brazos County Draws Second Most New Residents in Texas in 2013

A new report shows each day last year, Brazos County gained 23 new residents. The Texas Association of Realtors annual relocation report shows Brazos County was second in the state in the net number of new residents last year at nearly 8,600. All but 1,000 moved to Brazos County from within the state. Texas remained […]

CS Council Takes Up Northgate Traffic and Parking

The last College Station city council meeting addressed traffic and parking in the Northgate district. The council received an update on continuing safety improvements for motorists and pedestrians along University from College Main to South College. Funding was approved as part of 2008 bond package. Public Works Director Donald Harmon says negotiations continue between the […]

What To Do About A Dog Exposed With Ebola & What To Do With The Incinerated Remains From The Apartment Of Thomas Duncan

DALLAS (AP) _ Texas officials say they’re trying to find an appropriate place to monitor a dog that belongs to a nurse diagnosed with Ebola. The nurse’s Dallas apartment is being thoroughly cleaned after tests over the weekend confirmed she is infected. A Dallas spokeswoman says the city will make sure the dog is cared […]

Bryan & Huntsville Hosting High Speed Rail Meetings

The last week of October, there will be public meetings in Bryan and Huntsville to get your opinions about the alignment of a $10 billion dollar high speed passenger train between Houston and Dallas. The president of the Texas Central Railway, Robert Eckels, says the initial route is east of Bryan/College Station along or next […]

Weekend Law Enforcement Recap

Postgame traffic leaving Kyle Field was aggravated further due to a motorist who died behind the wheel. College Station Police Lt. Chuck Fleeger says shortly after 11 Saturday night on FM 2818 near George Bush, EMS was dispatched to a medical call. The driver was on his way back to Houston when his car stopped. […]

85 Year Old Conroe Woman Headed to Prison

CONROE, Texas (AP) _ An 85-year-old Montgomery County woman has received three long prison terms related to a plot to hire a hit man to kill a district attorney. Dorothy Clark Canfield pleaded guilty in August. She isn’t eligible for parole for more than 12 years. A judge in Conroe sentenced her Thursday to 25- […]

Second Ebola Case in Dallas

Hazmat team arrives to clean Ebola patient’s home: DALLAS (AP) _ A hazardous materials crew has arrived to begin decontaminating the residence of a Dallas woman who’s the first known person to have contracted Ebola in the U.S. Brad Smith with Fort Worth-based CG Environmental _ Cleaning Guys says a crew of about 15 on […]

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