Shell halts Arctic drill plans for 2013

(CNN) -- Royal Dutch Shell says it will "pause" its closely watched project to drill for oil off the Alaskan coast this year, instead spending 2013 preparing for future exploration. The company began work in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas in the re

McLennan County commissioner decides to use inmates to fix up local communities

More inmates out working in the community could benefit taxpayers, or at least that’s what county officials anticipate.  

'Larger than life' civil rights icon honored with statue in Capitol

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Had it not been for Rosa Parks and others of her era, President Barack Obama said he wouldn't be unveiling a bronze statue of the civil rights icon in the U.S. Capitol.

Black holes rapidly spinning and twisting spacetime

(CNN) -- Scientists have been able to pin down the most accurate estimate yet for how fast a supermassive black hole is spinning. The answer is "fast": near the speed of light.

Group aims to send 2 humans on Mars mission in 2018

(CNN) -- If soon-to-be-unveiled plans pan out, a man and a woman may represent humanity on one journey that has never been attempted before: a mission to Mars.

Sources: Obama picks for ambassadorships include top donors

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Major donors of President Barack Obama are leading candidates for ambassadorships, Democratic sources tell CNN. Marc Lasry, founder of Avenue Capital Group and a key Wall Street backer of Obama during the election, is the leadi

TxDOT meeting tonight set to address continued progress on I-35 expansion

Thursday evening, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., TxDOT will offer a construction update and look-ahead for the 5A project, which is from Waco to West and the 5B project, which is from West to Abbott.

Killeen man sentenced to 40 years for child sex trafficking

A federal judge has sentenced a Central Texas man to 40 years in prison for his role in recruiting girls into prostitution, through the use of cell phones and the Internet.

Belton ISD refinances bonds to save money

On Thursday, February 14, Belton ISD refinanced approximately $8.2 million of its Series 2006 Bonds to take advantage of lower interest rates in the bond market.

Copperas Cove officer gradutes from Leadership Command College

Sergeant Jeremy Alber of the Copperas Cove Police Department recently graduated from the Leadership Command College – Class 68 of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas.