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Local Sheriff's Office Attracting International Attention

Updated: 08/29/2007 - The Grimes County Sheriff's Office may look like your average department with jail cells, inmates, and even tight security. However, this department has something...rather, someone truly unique: Deputy Dave Cook.

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More Construction Headed to Texas Avenue

Updated: 08/28/2007 - Beginning at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday TxDOT crews will reconstruct the southbound side of the Texas Avenue/Deacon intersection.

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Officer in Bush Motorcade Dies in Crash

Posted: 08/28/2007 - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A police officer accompanying President Bush's motorcade was involved in a fatal motorcycle crash less than a year after an accident in Hawaii killed another officer accompanying the president. Rio Rancho Officer Germaine Casey, 40, crashed at the Albuquerque airport at a point where a road enters an underground parking garage, said Trish Hoffman, a spokeswoman for the Albuquerque Police Department. He was pronounced dead later Monday at an Albuquerque hospital.

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Police Shoot and Kill Man Suspected of Slitting Child's Throat

Posted: 08/28/2007 - AUSTIN, Texas — Austin police say they shot and killed a man suspected of slitting a 3-year-old girl's throat in front of her mother moments before. The child is listed in critical condition at Dell Children's Medical Center in Austin.

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20 Percent of TYC Inmates Rearrested after Release

Posted: 08/28/2007 - CORSICANA, Texas — Nearly 20 percent of juvenile offenders released from the Texas Youth Commission since March have been rearrested, including a parolee accused of sexually assaulting his 79-year-old neighbor in this East Texas town. More than 2,210 inmates have been released since March 1 as part of the state's reorganization of the commission. Of those, 408 have been rearrested for new offenses, including 43 for violent crimes, according to documents obtained by the San Antonio Express-News and Houston Chronicle.

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Inmate to Die Tonight for Death of a Woman in Kilgore

Posted: 08/28/2007 - LIVINGSTON, Texas — DaRoyce Mosley doesn't deny walking into a Kilgore bar intending to hold up the place with a partner but says he fled when his uncle fired a shot that crippled the woman bartender and wasn't responsible for the four other people who were gunned down execution-style. "After the first shot, I ran," he said recently from Texas' death row. "I turned around and ran out."

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Deal Reached in Immigrant Kids Lawsuit

Posted: 08/28/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - Attorneys who sued the federal government claiming illegal immigrant children were wrongfully held with their families in prison-like conditions have reached a proposed settlement that would make several changes at a former Texas prison. The deal was announced Monday as a trial in the lawsuit was set to open in Austin.

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Drug Cartel Put Hit Squads in Laredo

Posted: 08/28/2007 - LAREDO, Texas (AP) - The scrawny young man at the defense table was only 17, but authorities say he was already a seasoned assassin in the U.S. for some of Mexico's drug lords. The trial last month of American citizen Rosalio "Bart" Reta, combined with the case against a co-defendant and interviews with law enforcement officials, has cast a spotlight on a new danger along the border.

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Alleged Austin Murderer Caught in New York

Posted: 08/27/2007 - Law officers say that detectives charged a fugitive arrested in New York with murder in the death of one of four people slain at a home northwest of Austin -- and tracked possible links to other homicides in Texas and Pennsylvania.

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Blinn Talks Tax Rate

Posted: 08/27/2007 - One down, two to go for public hearings on Blinn College's new tax rate.

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Navasota High School Principal Resigns

Updated: 08/28/2007 - Navasota ISD's board of trustees have accepted the resignation of embattled high school principal, Brent Rumbo. The decision was announced at a Navasota ISD school board meeting Monday evening.

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Police Search for Knife Suspect

Posted: 08/27/2007 - College Station police are looking for a man who pulled a knife on a trio at Northgate. The suspect is described as a white man, weighing 220 to 240 pounds and standing between 6'1" to 6'2" tall.

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European Therapy Room Finds a Home in the Brazos Valley

Updated: 08/27/2007 - A European form of therapy has made its way to the Brazos Valley in the form of a multi-sensory room, called a Snoozalen Room. The word originates from two Dutch verbs, one meaning to sniff and seek out, and the other, to rest.

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Romei on Shaky Ground with Current Employer

Updated: 08/27/2007 - The former head of the Arts Council who was indicted on theft charges is now on shaky ground with his current place of employment. P. David Romei has been placed on paid administrative leave with the Texas A&M Health Science Center pending further investigation.

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Fried Novelties Compete for the Big Tex Choice Awards

Updated: 08/28/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - The entries in this year's Big Tex Choice Awards could entice State Fair visitors back to the deep fryer for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are Deep Fried Lattes for a morning jump-start, meal options such as fried chili pie or fried guacamole, and a range of crispy deserts including Fried Cookie Dough.

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Construction Mishap Closes North Zulch Schools

Updated: 08/27/2007 - Monday was the first day back to school for kids from all over the Brazos Valley, but for some North Zulch students, their first day didn't last very long.

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Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Resigns

Updated: 08/27/2007 - Alberto Gonzales has announced his resignation, ending a nasty and lengthy standoff over his honesty and competence at the helm of the Justice Department.

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Charity or Terrorist Fund Raiser?

Updated: 08/27/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - Prosecutors in Dallas are trying to prove that a Muslim charity based in suburban Dallas was actually a fund-raising arm of Middle Eastern terrorists. For the trial, prosecutors have produced scores of documents, audio and video tapes, and intercepted phone calls.

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Four Found Dead in Austin-area Home

Posted: 08/27/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - Authorities checking on a house near Austin found four slain bodies inside. Travis County Sheriff's spokesman Roger Wade says the deaths were ruled homicides, but the manner of death is still under investigation.

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Fighting the War on Drugs with Soccer

Posted: 08/27/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas youth soccer league created this summer to stem the popularity of a dangerous heroin mix known as "cheese" has grown to include 112 teams. Director Andres Vidales says the Tex-Mex Soccer Children's League represents how a sports program can be used as an effective tool to fight against the drug.

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State Mascot Hailed in Book for Surviving 55 Million Years

Posted: 08/27/2007 - COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - A new book takes a look at the official state mascot of Texas -- the armadillo. The mammal known for its coat of armor has been proliferating in much of the southeastern United States since making its way from Mexico 150 years ago.

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