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UPDATE: TABC Reverses Alcohol Recommendation at Gun Shows

Update: AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Texas officials have withdrawn a plan to allow sales of alcohol at some gun shows, which would have come with strict conditions, such as a ban on sales of live ammunition. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission had received hundreds of negative responses to the idea and agreed Tuesday to back […]

Retired Army Captain Rescues Baby From Hot Car

SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ A woman who noticed a baby in a hot car in a parking lot in San Antonio used a tire iron to smash the windshield and rescue the child. Angela Radtke (RAD’-kee) said Monday that she knew she had to get the baby out of the locked car in a grocery […]

Visible Tattoos Banned For City Employees in San Antonio Suburb

BALCONES HEIGHTS, Texas (AP) _ A San Antonio-area city has banned visible tattoos for municipal employees at work four months after an off-duty officer was killed outside his tattoo parlor. The Balcones Heights City Council approved the ordinance Monday night. It’s based on a similar measure used by the San Antonio Police Department. Three men […]

Number of Texans Asking to Buy Guns Dropping

HOUSTON (AP) _ The number of Texans who have sought permission to buy firearms has taken an 18 percent drop this year. The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1pbdWRV ) the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has received 182,000 fewer requests to purchase firearms so far in 2014 compared to this time last year. […]

Suburban Dallas School Board Imposes Temporary Book Ban

DALLAS (AP) _ A Texas school district has temporarily removed seven books from classroom-use after parents complained about them. The Dallas Morning News reports (http://bit.ly/1r04fv4 ) some parents complained to the Highland Park school district about the novels because of sex scenes and references to rape, abuse and abortion. The district’s superintendent Dawson Orr says […]

Perry Wants To Pass On His Next Court Appearance

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants to skip his next scheduled court appearance because he’ll be out of the country. In a motion Monday, Perry’s attorneys asked the judge to let him miss an Oct. 13 pretrial hearing due to “long-standing plans to be in Europe” all that week. The motion […]

Corps of Cadets Commandant To Pay For Senior Boots

News release courtesy of Texas A&M University: A good deed may be its own reward, as the saying goes, but Texas A&M University Cadet Ryan Kreider will be getting much more for his good deed Saturday. He became an instant hero to Aggies everywhere when protecting the university‚Äôs beloved mascot, Reveille, from an on-coming SMU […]

Gigabit Internet Service Coming to B/CS

The fastest Internet speed available to residential and commercial customers is supposed to be in the twin cities by the end of June next year. Suddenlink regional senior vice president Dave Gilles says the gigabit service is ten times faster compared to what is currently available. Gilles says Suddenlink moved B/CS, the company’s sixth largest […]

B/CS Salvation Army Now Accepting Angel Tree Applications

The B/CS Salvation Army is taking applications from those interested in receiving assistance during this year’s Angel Tree program. Applications will be accepted through October 3, weekdays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the Salvation Army office at 2506 Cavitt Avenue in Bryan.

One Caught, One Sought In Bryan Business Burglary

A Hempstead man has been arrested and a second suspect is being sought in a Sunday night burglary of a business in north Bryan. 27 year old Charles Hogan, Jr. is also accused of throwing a pry bar and bolt cutters at an officer. The officer was hit in the head with the pry bar, […]

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