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Joe Brown Returns to KBTX

Updated: 09/11/2007 - News Three's Joe Brown will return to the anchor desk on Monday. On Thursday, Joe pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining prescription pain-killers.

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Poor Diabetes Management Can Lead to Poor Circulation

Updated: 09/08/2007 - It's no secret that patients with diabetes need to keep a close eye on their health, whether it be through medication, insulin, or routine check-ups. Experts say managing the disease is critical.

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Texas A&M Promotes Healthy Living Through Farmers Market

Updated: 09/08/2007 - With more studies suggesting fruits and vegetables ward off cancer and other diseases, it's easy to see why people are indulging. That's why Texas A&M University in conjunction with the Farm Patch Market in Bryan started an on-campus farmers market.

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Comatose Woman's Baby Delivered by C-Section

Posted: 09/07/2007 - AUSTIN — A woman who was left comatose after her estranged husband attacked her earlier this year has given birth to a baby girl. Dana Conley, 38, carried the child for nearly an entire term while unconscious.

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Minister Arrested for Child Porn Says He was Doing Research

Posted: 09/07/2007 - WACO, Texas — A minister who was arrested on child pornography charges told authorities he was doing research to get some Web sites shut down, police said. Henry Edgington, 63, of Chalk Bluff, was charged with seven counts of child pornography possession.

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Doubts Raised about Authenticity of Davy Crockett Letter

Posted: 09/07/2007 - AUSTIN — Two historical document specialists said they doubt the authenticity of a Davy Crockett letter acquired this week by the Texas Historical Commission, but state officials said they're virtually certain the Alamo defender penned it himself. The commission announced Tuesday it had purchased the letter for $490,000 from Simpson Galleries, a Houston fine arts auctioneer.

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Texas Oil Company Agrees to Pay for Louisiana Oil Spills

Posted: 09/07/2007 - NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal officials say a Texas oil company has agreed to pay $504,000 in penalties for five oil spills in 2005 and 2006. The U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency say Meridian Resource & Exploration also must do a better job of preventing spills in the future.

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JV Football Player Dies after Collapsing During Game

Updated: 09/07/2007 - MANSFIELD, Texas — A 15-year-old junior varsity football player collapsed during a game and died. Dozie Njeako, a sophomore at Mansfield Summit High School, fell to the ground Thursday night while heading back to the sideline after a play, said Richie Escovedo, a school district spokesman.

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Truckers Protest Program Allowing Mexican Carriers on U.S. Roads

Posted: 09/07/2007 - LAREDO, Texas (AP) - No Mexican trucks have yet arrived across the border as part of pilot program allowing them to transport cargo anywhere in the United States. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, says 38 Mexican firms are poised for U.S. permits.

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Abilene to be Site of New State Veterans Cemetery

Posted: 09/07/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - State officials say the federal government has awarded $8.2 million to build the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene. The site for the 63-acre cemetery will be near Lake Fort Phantom Hill. It will have a capacity of 20,000 graves.

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Wealthy Texan Charged with Offering Kickbacks to Iraqi Officials

Posted: 09/07/2007 - NEW YORK (AP) - Opening statements will begin Monday in the conspiracy trial of a wealthy Texas oilman charged with offering millions in kickbacks to Iraqi officials. Prosecutors say Oscar S. Wyatt Jr. wanted to win lucrative oil contracts from Saddam Hussein's regime.

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Man Arrested after Son Found Living Under Trailer

Posted: 09/07/2007 - CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) - A North Texas man is accused of making his 12-year-old son live outside because the boy wouldn't follow his rules. The boy told authorities that he drank from a water hose and was fed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, which made him sick.

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Baby Sitter Sentenced to Five Years After Baby's Death

Posted: 09/07/2007 - FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A North Texas baby sitter who put two infants in a closet, including a child who later died, was sentenced to five years in prison. Nineteen-year-old Jayne Lynn Stephans pleaded guilty to two charges of injury to a child.

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Man Who Shot Musician Says He Tried Firing a Warning Shot

Posted: 09/07/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - The parents of an Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians member killed by a homeowner say they understand why the man who shot their son reacted that way. Police say Carter Albrecht was shot in the head around 4 a.m. Monday. He had been trying to kick down the back door of William Logg's home.

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CHIP Enrollment Reaches a High

Posted: 09/07/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - State officials say enrollment in Texas' low-cost insurance program for children has reached a 2½-year high, that's thanks to a new law eliminating a 90-day waiting period for new participants. More than 327,000 children are registered in September for the Children's Health Insurance Program.

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CS School Trustees Discuss Future Plans

Posted: 09/06/2007 - The future Creek View Elementary School was among the topics of discussion at Thursday evening's College Station school board meeting.

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TV Stars Light Up Navasota ISD

Updated: 09/06/2007 - Some big names were in Grimes County Thursday night, all in the name of education.

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Texas A&M Interim President Addresses CDC's Ban

Updated: 09/07/2007 - At least 17 different media organizations took part in Thursday's conference call to hear Texas A&M Interim President Eddie Davis address the ban on the university's bioagents research. "The review that was done at Texas A&M in July was very intense, very thorough," Davis said.

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Justice of the Peace Sued Over Home

Updated: 09/07/2007 - A Brazos County justice of the peace is accused in a lawsuit of defrauding a family out of their own home. In the suit filed Thursday, Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Ramiro "Big Q" Quintero is accused of using one late mortgage payment to kick a family out of their home and then buying the house for a fraction of its value.

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New Brazos Valley Counties Added to FEMA List

Updated: 09/07/2007 - Milam County has been added to the list of counties eligible for FEMA individual assistance, while Milam and Madison Counties can apply for public assistance.

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First National Bank Expands

Posted: 09/06/2007 - "The Oldest Bank in Texas" is getting even bigger. First National Bank broke ground Thursday on two new branches.

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Five Mistakes Parents Make with Newborns

Posted: 09/06/2007 - ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- When you take your bundle of joy home from the hospital, it's inevitable you won't do everything right. We asked pediatricians for the five most common mistakes parents make with their newborns.

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