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Restoring An Old Cemetery, Respecting the Past

Posted: 08/05/2007 - Some folks are hoping to beautify an old, neglected cemetery. Members of the Dr. William Hammond, Senior Foundation held a barbecue and bake sale on Saturday at Sue Haswell Park.

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Texas A&M Beef Jerky, "The Best"

Updated: 08/06/2007 - Since the 1980's students and locals have known about the beef jerky at the Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center. The center's manager Ray Riley said almost two weeks ago, the rest of the country found out about it--in the New York Times.

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Tax-Free Holiday Pushed Back on Calendar

Updated: 08/03/2007 - A few months ago, the Texas legislature changed the start date of the school year to August 27. In conjunction, they pushed back the tax-free weekend to be closer to that date.

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Moral of This Story: Murals to Raise Morale at Bush Library

Updated: 11/01/2007 - If you've been to the Bush Library before and have designs on going back come November, you probably won't recognize the place. As renovations continue, one of the big changes to keep an eye out for are the murals.

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Vehicle Flips After Accident on Highway 30

Updated: 08/03/2007 - Highway 30 in Grimes County was the scene of yet another violent accident. The two-vehicle wreck happened just before 1:30 p.m. Friday, only a few miles west of Tuesday's fatal accident at Carlos.

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A&M Defends Ag Quiz Bowl Crown

Updated: 08/03/2007 - Texas A&M students in the Department of Agricultural Economics once again rose to the occasion in a national competition.

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Sleep Deprivation in Children Mimics ADHD

Updated: 08/03/2007 - It's no secret that children require more sleep than adults. However, doctors say a lack of sleep can produce symptoms similar to that of a recognized childhood development disorder.

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CSPD: Hotel Drowning Most Likely an Accident

Updated: 08/03/2007 - The investigation continues into the drowning death of a boy at a College Station hotel. Michael Ross of Fairfield died July 23 at the Plaza Hotel in what police say is an accidental drowning.

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Fundraiser to Benefit Bryan's Grandview Cemetery

Updated: 08/03/2007 - A Bryan cemetery is in need of a major clean-up. Grandview Cemetery was established in 1922 as a black community cemetery by the late Dr. William Hammond, Senior.

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Teacher Ready to Blast Off after Waiting 22 Years

Posted: 08/03/2007 - CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — When former schoolteacher Barbara Morgan leaves Earth on a space shuttle next week, she hopes her students back in Idaho learn a lesson from her 22-year wait to get into orbit: perseverance and patience. That's what defines teachers, said the astronaut, who is achieving her dream at age 55.

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Forecaster Lowers '07 Hurricane Estimate

Posted: 08/03/2007 - FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Hurricane researcher William Gray lowered his 2007 forecast slightly Friday, calling for 15 named storms, with eight becoming hurricanes and four becoming intense. On May 31, at the outset of hurricane season, Gray had called for 17 named storms and nine hurricanes, five of them intense.

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Craddick Supports Restoring Community Colleges Funding

Posted: 08/03/2007 - AUSTIN — House Speaker Tom Craddick said he'll work with other state leaders to find a way to reallocate $154 million in vetoed funds for community college health insurance. Governor Rick Perry vetoed the funds in June, drawing anger from community college officials across the state. They've said they'll have to consider tuition increases, local tax increases or restricting enrollment.

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DNA Used to Arrest Ohio Man in Old North Texas Slaying

Posted: 08/03/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - New DNA evidence has led to the arrest of an Ohio man whose testimony in a 1986 Texas murder case helped convict another person. Fifty-five-year-old Gerald Pabst was once a suspect in the sexual assault and shooting death of Galua Crosby in Garland. But prosecutors in Dallas dropped a murder charge against Pabst, who passed a polygraph test and testified against Clay Chabot.

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Three Missing Sisters Found in El Paso

Posted: 08/03/2007 - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico state police say three sisters who went missing earlier this week have been found safe in El Paso. Lieutenant Rick Anglada says the girls were heading toward the Mexican border. He says all three girls were together and doing OK.

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Freshman UT Player Named in Arrest Warrant

Posted: 08/03/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - Texas freshman defensive tackle Andre Jones is being sought on an aggravated robbery charge. Austin police say the case involves an incident that landed a former Longhorns player in jail last weekend. A warrant accuses Jones, a top recruit from El Paso Andress, of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. That's a first-degree felony.

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Jail Escapee Now Accused of Trying to Kill ATF Agent

Posted: 08/03/2007 - FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - An inmate who escaped from the Hood County Jail is now facing a charge of attempted murder of a federal agent. A magistrate in Fort Worth Thursday ordered 24-year-old Jason Lee Johnston to remain in custody.

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Third Major Marijuana Field Busted in Dallas Area

Posted: 08/03/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - Authorities have discovered a large marijuana grove in the vicinity of a Dallas County lake, the third such find in two weeks. Police were using bulldozers Thursday to cut their way through a dense and swampy forest to reach the plants.

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Report Indicates 2,100 Texas Bridges are Deficient, But Safe

Posted: 08/03/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - More than 2,100 Texas bridges have been classified under the same "structurally deficient" rating given to the span that collapsed in Minnesota. But state officials insist all Texas bridges are completely safe.

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Engineering Experts: Bridge Inspections Necessary for Safety

Updated: 08/02/2007 - In the aftermath of the Minneapolis bridge collapse disaster, the obvious questions about other bridges' safety are being raised. According to figures, Texas leads the nation in the number of bridges built with more than 50,000 currently spanning the state.

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Residents: Stray Dogs Making Streets Unsafe

Updated: 08/02/2007 - Stray dogs are running rampant on the streets of Burleson County. That's what some residents are saying, along with the fact that more needs to be done by local officials to ensure their safety.

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A&M Inspiration Award Goes to Borger High Teacher

Posted: 08/02/2007 - Wesley Jarvis, a retired chemistry and computer science teacher at Borger High School, will be presented the Texas A&M University Inspiration Award for Exceptional Education during summer commencement ceremonies Friday, Aug. 10, in Reed Arena.

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