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Review Finds 226 Juvenile Prisoners Eligible for Release

Updated: 05/20/2007 - The Texas Youth Commission (TYC) says it will release 226 inmates after a review found their sentences were improperly extended. TYC conservator Jay Kimbrough formed the panel to review the records of nearly all inmates with extended sentences.

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Big Brothers, Big Sisters Give Big Thanks to Local Mentors

Updated: 05/19/2007 - A big night for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. The Brazos Valley chapter gathered Friday evening at First United Methodist Church for its annual scholarship awards and volunteer appreciation ceremonies.

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Budgeting For the Driving and Grocery Bill

Updated: 05/18/2007 - Consuming a large portion of our monthly budgets is the cost of gas. Already more than $3 a gallon, there is speculation gas prices could reach $4 or more during the peak of the summer driving season.

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Navasota Teacher Accused of Hitting Student

Posted: 05/18/2007 - Navasota Police are currently investigating allegations of a Navasota High school teacher hitting a student. Officials say the altercation between the student and teacher allegedly took place earlier this week.

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Two Sporting Stores, One Block, No Problem?

Updated: 05/18/2007 - For the past two weeks, Gander Mountain employees have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on their brand new sporting and outdoors store.

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Innovation Meets Economic Development

Updated: 05/18/2007 - Two groups looking towards the future of economic growth in the Brazos Valley sat down to talk business. Innovation and economic development were on the minds of many at an informational luncheon hosted at the Hilton Friday afternoon.

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Drunk Driver Given Four Life Terms

Posted: 05/18/2007 - A 28-year-old man has been sentenced to four life prison terms after being found guilty last month on three counts of intoxication manslaughter in a traffic accident. Jorge Ivan Arellano was sentenced yesterday in state district court in Brownsville. The judge says the sentences are to run consecutively.

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Texas Senate OK's School Bus Seat Belt Bill

Posted: 05/18/2007 - Down the road, school buses would have to be equipped with seat belts under legislation approved by the Texas Senate. The bill would apply to buses purchased on or after September first of 2010.

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Henderson County Deputies Killed in Shootout

Posted: 05/17/2007 - Authorities say a man with a high-powered rifle shot and killed two Henderson County sheriff's deputies Thursday as they answered a domestic disturbance call.

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Posting Your Correct Address In Navasota

Updated: 05/18/2007 - It is understandable if you are a tourist and you get lost in Navasota. If you live and work there, it raises the question, how is that possible? Public Works Director Gary Johnson says it very easy.

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Summer Rays Require Shades

Updated: 05/18/2007 - Sunglasses are typically plastered on the faces of many celebrities. The current shades even come in all shapes and sizes. Although the trends for sunglasses change each summer, one trend that won't is the importance of wearing them.

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Construction Trade Institute Receives Monetary Help

Updated: 05/18/2007 - Blinn College and Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley have teamed up to create a Construction Trades Training Institute, directed at meeting the needs of construction and trade workers.

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Possible Explosion Leaves 17,000 Houstonians in the Dark

Posted: 05/17/2007 - HOUSTON (AP) - Fire broke out Thursday at an electrical substation in Houston after what some witnesses say was an explosion. Flames could be seen coming from the transformer facility along the Southwest Freeway.

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Odessa School District Sued over Bible Elective

Posted: 05/17/2007 - Two groups sued a West Texas school district on behalf of eight parents who say a Bible course violates their religious liberty. The American Civil Liberties Union and People for the American Way Foundation sued the Ector County Independent School District in a lawsuit filed yesterday.

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Escapee Who Killed Texas Deputy Has Been Executed

Posted: 05/17/2007 - Texas death row inmate Charles Edward Smith has been executed over the 1988 slaying of a West Texas sheriff's deputy. Asked if he had a final statement, Smith replied, "No sir."

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Galveston Authorities Allege Unbelievable Child Abuse

Posted: 05/16/2007 - Galveston authorities arrested an Arkansas man for allegedly placing his infant daughter in a microwave oven, then turning it on. Joshua Mauldin, 19, was in the Galveston County jail Wednesday. His bond is set at $250,000.

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