Hagel nomination, along with CIA announcement, planned for Monday

President Barack Obama plans to announce former Sen. Chuck Hagel as his nominee to become the next defense secretary on Monday, administration officials told CNN.

Syrian rebel leader talks victory and squalor

Opposition fighters are celebrating success in Syria's north but enduring cruel squalor in and around Damascus, where government forces are cutting off food and medical supplies, a rebel leader said Saturday.

Venezuela assembly vote has key implications

Venezuelan lawmakers on Saturday reelected Diosdado Cabello as president of the country's National Assembly, a key post in the country's political future as President Hugo Chavez's health is uncertain.

Hagel expected to be nominated as Defense Secretary

President Obama is expected to nominate former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel as the next Defense Secretary, sources familiar with the matter told CNN. The nomination is likely to occur early next week, other sources told CNN.

Obama, Republicans foreshadow spending duels in Washington

While Republicans this week have already begun to lace up their fighting gloves for the upcoming battles over debt and spending, President Barack Obama used his weekly address Saturday to draw his own lines.

Gun businesses booming since talk of possible gun control

In the days and weeks following the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting gun stores have seen a big boost in business including right here in the Brazos Valley.

Bryan traffic switch on Briarcrest Drive

A heads up Bryan drivers. There's a traffic switch you need to be aware of for the weekend. TxDOT’s contractor will be working overnight Sunday to restripe the lanes on Briarcrest Drive from Kent Street to SH 6.

Couple asking for suggestions on restaurant's theme

Most people who plan on opening a business know exactly what they are getting into. But one local couple who are opening a restaurant are going about it a different way.

Adventure Playground opens in Hewitt

The city of Hewitt opened a brand new playground today designed for kids of all ages and abilities. The $150,000 project was funded with tax payers' money as well as a generous $20,000 donation from the Waco Kiwanis Club.

Jefferson County Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Violations

A 47-year-old Beaumont man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations, according to U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.