Pope expresses hope, calls for peace on Christmas

On Christmas, Pope Benedict XVI spread a hopeful message to his followers, calling for peace in many of the world's hot spots.

SpaceX increases Grasshopper tests

This week SpaceX released footage of its’ most recent rocket test. SpaceX successfully tested their Grasshopper rocket at its' McGregor facility back in November.

Christmas tornadoes, snow possible as weather system moves east

A large, powerful storm system threatens to bring a white Christmas to parts of the Great Plains and dangerous tornadoes to the Southeast, forecasters say.

Researchers one step closer to finding a male birth control pill

Ever since its inception more than 50 years ago birth control has been a source of constant controversy but it's played a key role in allowing women to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

Former A&M quarterback arrested

A former A&M quarterback found himself in trouble with the law this week after being pulled over for a broken license plate light.

Police officer, bystander killed after Houston car chase

A police officer and a bystander died from wounds suffered in a parking lot shootout after a car chase in a Houston metropolitan area Monday morning, police said.

CS neighbor hears burglar break-in, calls police

A watchful neighbor acts quickly and helps police catch a College Station burglar red-handed. Police say they were called to the 400 block of Manuel Drive Monday morning after a neighbor heard someone breaking in next door.

New York town's 'Firefighter of the Year' shot dead responding to blaze

Seven weeks ago, Michael Chiapperini was in Long Island, helping those suffering after Superstorm Sandy. Two weeks ago, he was named "Firefighter of the Year" for his department in his upstate New York town of Webster.

When the holidays turn depressing

When the holidays bring heartache instead of joy, I think they do so because they stand as an unforgiving yard stick against which we measure our losses and troubles.