Retiring lawmakers reflect on remaining challenges

When the new session of Congress begins in January, most of the faces on Capitol Hill will be the same - incumbents in both the House and the Senate overwhelmingly won re-election in November.

Early Beatles audition tape going on the auction block

They were four completely unknown men living in Liverpool in 1962. Ordinary 20-something-year-olds who had formed what seemed to be a very ordinary rock band.

Some Republicans move away from no-tax pledge

Nothing riles up the tea party chattering class like a broken pledge against raising taxes.

Fog suspected in 100-vehicle Texas wrecks that claim at least two lives

At least two people were killed and as many as 120 injured in Thanksgiving pileups involving an estimated 100 cars on a foggy stretch of highway in southeast Texas, authorities said.

Coulter Airfield getting new runway lights

Quite a few upgrades and renovations are in the works for Bryan's Coutler Airfield thanks to a little help from TxDOT's aviation division.

Tip lands alleged Bryan drug dealer in jail

Police get a call about the possibility of narcotics at one Bryan apartment and that tip lands an alleged drug dealer behind bars.

2nd person dies from Gulf platform blast

A second Filipino oil worker has died following last week's Gulf of Mexico oil platform blast, the Philippine government said Friday.

Pancakes with Santa takes place in Waco on Saturday

This weekend, you can enjoy a short stack for a tall cause at Applebee's in Waco.  

Woman shares year round Christmas celebration with life-size manger replica

One woman didn't wait for Thanksgiving to end before putting up a handmade Christmas scene in her front yard. While it's Christmas inspired, this Central Texas minister says the scene isn't just about the holiday.

A gift guide for gamers of all types

This holiday season, shopping for the gamer in your life is easier -- and harder. Easier because there are so many great choices, you can't go wrong.