European regulators tighten order for jet fan blade tests

BERLIN (AP) — The European Aviation Safety Agency has tightened a nearly month-old directive ordering inspections of some fan blades in engines like those used on a Southwest Airlines jet…

FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered ultrasound inspections of hundreds of jet engines like the one that blew apart at 32,000 feet in a deadly accident aboard a Southwest…

Southwest sends apology, $5K, to passengers on damaged jet

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Southwest has sent a letter of apology, a $5,000 check and a $1,000 travel voucher to passengers who were on a flight that made an emergency landing…

Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect jet-engine fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an accident…

Regulators to require inspections after jet engine explosion

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. airline regulators said Wednesday they will order inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off and triggered a fatal accident on a Southwest…

Passengers rushed to provide CPR to woman in plane emergency

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A preliminary examination of the blown jet engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that set off a terrifying chain of events and left a businesswoman hanging half…

1 dead after jet blows an engine; woman nearly sucked out

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Southwest Airlines jet blew an engine at 32,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate scramble by passengers to…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – April 17, 2018

Hay producers should hold fertilizer application until temperatures rise Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, vacorriher@ag.tamu.edu OVERTON – Warm-season grasses are breaking dormancy but not actively growing…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – April 10, 2018

Drought conditions affecting herd stocking rates in West Texas, Panhandle Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Bruce Carpenter, 432-336-8585, bb-carpenter@tamu.edu Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@tamu.edu Dr. Ted McCollum, 806-677-5600,…

50,308 Apprehended-Inadmissibles in March is 37% increase from February’s 36,695 Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “The traffickers and smugglers know that if you arrive with a family, under our current…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – April 3, 2018

Adequate chill hours setting fruit crops nicely Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Stein, 830-278-9151, larry.stein@ag.tamu.edu UVALDE – Adequate chill hours and good spring conditions have peach and…

Ryan touches down at Southwest during fund-raising trip

DALLAS (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan stopped by Southwest Airlines Monday during a fund-raising trip to Texas to tout benefits of the new tax law and talk about modernizing…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – March 27, 2018

Most planted sorghum fields in good shape, unplanted areas dealing with drought Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ronnie Schnell, 979-845-2935, ronschnell@tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – Sorghum fields have…

Three College Station Men Arrested for Kidnapping and Armed Robbery

Three College Station men are accused of kidnapping a man and stealing his car early Sunday morning. According to the College Station police news release, the victim was in his…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – March 20

Danger of frost has passed for much of the state Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Joe Masabni, 903-834-6191, joe.masabni@ag.tamu.edu OVERTON – Commercial and amateur vegetable growers are actively…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – March 13, 2018

Good domestic, export demands for beef continue Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. David Anderson, 979-845-4351, danderson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Continued good export and domestic demands for beef has…

Two Arrests For Making Threats With Weapons, One For Theft, And One for Driving With An Invalid License With Prior Convictions

A College Station man sent to prison less than two years ago for assaulting a family member with two prior convictions is back in jail. That’s after College Station police…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – March 6, 2018

Dry conditions continue to hamper wheat progress Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Clark Neely, 979-862-1412, cbneely@tamu.eduDr. Jourdan Bell, 806-677-5600, Jourdan.bell@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – As wheat comes out of dormancy…

Youth get ‘buzz’ on bugs at Insect Expo in New Braunfels

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Molly Keck, 210-631-0400, mekeck@ag.tamu.edu Wizzie Brown, 512-854-9600, ebrown@ag.tamu.edu NEW BRAUNFELS — More than 1,000 fourth-graders from New Braunfels and Comal independent school districts attended…

CS Firefighters Investigate Haze At KFC

Update: The cause of the haze was what investigators described as a “small electrical issue”, which “crews located and addressed.” Original story: College Station firefighters spent part of Thursday afternoon…