With plenty of sunshine and dry air across East Texas, this afternoon will be above normal with highs reaching the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. A cold front will move through the area tonight bringing cooler air to the area tomorrow. Details on your weekend forecast coming up on Good Morning East Texas.
An East Texas school district says it is battling staph infections and MRSA like they have never seen before.
Tuesday's shooting has sparked a state-wide debate about whether or not concealed handguns be allowed on Texas college campuses.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has left the capital. Members of the House and Senate have headed home to campaign for re-election after meeting just long enough to vote on a "continuing resolution," a stopgap measure to keep the government in operating funds for the next two months and avoid a pre-election federal shutdown. They'll pass an actual budget when they get back.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is among top regulators to testify before the Senate Banking Committee today about how they're working to give the financial overhaul bill its teeth. As sweeping as the law is, Congress has left much of the substance of the new rules to the discretion of regulators. The heads of the FDIC and SEC are also scheduled to testify.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A deepening financial crisis at the Postal Service is getting some attention today. The independent commission that oversees the Postal Service delivers its verdict today on a request for a 2-cent increase - to 46 cents - for the cost of mailing a letter. The Postal Service lost $3.8 billion last year and is on track to lose $7 billion this year and next.
LONDON (AP) - There's evidence today of a genetic link in kids who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The study says ADHD kids are twice as likely to have missing or extra chromosomes than other children. It's in the British medical journal Lancet.
HOUSTON (AP) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Louisiana man sentenced to death for the robbery-slaying of a woman in the Houston suburb of Pasadena. The 77-year-old victim had helped Roosevelt Smith Junior after he fled from Hurricane Katrina.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - People who knew the University of Texas math major who opened fire and killed himself on campus say he previously showed no signs of turmoil. A longtime neighbor of Colton Tooley's family and one of his high school classmates say they were stunned by the shooting this week.