Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel boosts Heisman hopes against Missouri

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel runs the ball during the first half of the football game against Missouri on Saturday at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas.

Johnny Manziel, affectionately named “Johnny Football” by his teammates, threw for 249 yards, ran for 47 more, and threw three touchdowns in the first half.

PHOTO GALLERY: Texas A&M defeats Missouri 59-29

The Texas A&M Aggies defeated the Missouri Tigers on Saturday in College Station, Texas. The score was 59-29.

Missouri football team ends season quietly against Texas A&M

Johnny Manziel and the Aggies ran free up and down the field all night in Texas A&M's 59-29 victory over Missouri.

PHOTO GALLERY: Texas A&M, Missouri fans show spirit in College Station

Texas A&M and Missouri fans gathered Saturday in College Station, Texas, for the Aggies' Southeastern Conference football game against the Tigers.

Move to SEC hasn't changed Texas A&M traditions

The Texas A&M Aggies find themselves in a new conference, the Southeastern Conference, this season. But while some things may have changed, the school's long tradition still remains.

PHOTO GALLERY: Texas A&M fans cheer for Aggies at Midnight Yell

Texas A&M fans cheered for the Aggies late Friday and early Saturday before the football team played the Missouri Tigers. The Midnight Yell is a tradition at the university before every home football game.

Tiger fans tweet about loss to Texas A&M

Tiger fans were not impressed with the Missouri football team's performance Saturday night, and many expressed their disappointment on Twitter.

Missouri men's basketball team gets past VCU

The Missouri men's basketball team won 68-65 over VCU on Saturday in the third-place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas.

Missouri women's basketball team falls to Minnesota

The Missouri women's basketball team lost 59-54 to Minnesota on Saturday at the Cancun Challenge tournament in Cancun, Mexico.

Columbia residents shop downtown to support Small Business Saturday

Columbia residents who supported Small Business Saturday enjoyed shopping  downtown for local businesses' unique products that chain stores don't carry.

Missouri vs. Texas A&M: Live game-day Twitter conversation

Check out what people are saying on Twitter about Missouri vs. Texas A&M.

Fire causes $150,000 damage to a duplex in northeast Columbia

A structure fire caused an estimated damage of $150,000 to a duplex on 4512 Orchard Lane in northeast Columbia on Saturday morning.

Columbia College men's basketball rolls to seventh straight win

The Columbia College men's basketball team beat McPherson (Kan.) College 96-60 on Saturday in the Thanksgiving Classic Tournament at the Arena of Southwell Complex.

Godfrey 'Kirk' L. Hickam liked building homes, hunting mushrooms

Godfrey 'Kirk' L. Hickam of Columbia died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. He enjoyed country music, pool and spending time outdoors.

Parents with disabilities face bias, loss of children, report finds

The U.S. legal system is not adequately protecting the rights of parents with disabilities, the report says, citing child welfare laws in most states that allow courts to determine that a parent is unfit on the basis of a disability. 

R. Dean Long, April 6, 1950 — Nov. 23, 2012, of Columbia

Dean Long worked in restaurant management, construction and at the MU Veterinary Teaching Hospital as building supervisor of Clydesdale Hall before his retirement in 2011.

Godfrey 'Kirk' L. Hickam, Dec. 4, 1928 — Nov. 22, 2012, of Columbia

Kirk Hickman was a home builder and land developer for 39 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping and fishing.

Fire causes $65,000 damage to a farm shop in north Boone County

The fire is still under investigation, but no one was injured.

FROM READERS: Columbia teen shares fictional story

Mary Clare Agnew, a senior at Hickman High School and a student in Nancy White's Creative Writing Class, shares a fictional story.

R. Dean Long loved his family, building and cooking barbecue

R. Dean Long of Columbia died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. He worked as a building supervisor of Clydesdale Hall at the MU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.