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Lancaster Makes Case for Four-Day School Week

Posted: 07/27/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - Supporters and critics of the Lancaster school district's proposal for a four-day school week have made their cases to the Texas Education Agency. Acting Commissioner Robert Scott has the final say on whether to grant the district a waiver that would allow it to deviate from the required 180-day school calendar.

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Bryan Most Wanted Arrested

Updated: 07/27/2007 - A suspect on the Bryan Police Department's most wanted list is in custody after he turned himself in. Chauncey Gaines, 19, walked into the Bryan Police Department and gave himself up.

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Construction of Fire Station Douses Neighborhood Yards

Updated: 07/27/2007 - Photos taken the past couple of weeks document what Charles Benbow and his wife see every time it rains. "During even a somewhat modest rain shower it will come up to our backdoor up through our porch and as you can see silt has collected," Benbow said.

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A&M System Partners with National Security Team

Posted: 07/26/2007 - The Texas A&M University System announced today its affiliation with Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, which was selected in May to be the management and operations contractor for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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Jones Named Chair of A&M System Regents

Updated: 07/27/2007 - Bill Jones of Austin was elected chairman of The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents, and John D. White of Houston was elected vice chairman, both unanimously, during a meeting of the governing board this afternoon.

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Bedias Marine Takes One Last Trip Home

Updated: 07/27/2007 - He was born in Conroe and lived most of his life in Bedias. Now, Bobby Twitty has come home for the last time.

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50 Counts, 50 Sentences for Convicted Child Porn Voyeur

Updated: 07/27/2007 - Fifty counts of child pornography possession earn a Kosse man 50, ten-year sentences from Brazos County. That was the punishment handed down Thursday night for Karl Noland, 46, who was found guilty earlier in the day.

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CS Man Indicted for Aggravated Assault

Updated: 07/27/2007 - A College Station man accused of threatening a woman with a knife is one of 59 people indicted Thursday by a Brazos County Grand Jury.

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BISD Trustees Approve Employee Pay Hike

Updated: 10/02/2009 - Bryan ISD employees will see a little something extra in their paychecks. Trustees on Thursday approved a four percent pay raise for teachers, librarians, counselors, nurses and other non-administrative personnel.

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Local Stores Team up for Blow-Out Sale

Posted: 07/26/2007 - If you're looking for the latest fashions but at a fraction of the cost, there is a sale this weekend that is just for you.

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Boy to Stand Trial for Killing Principal

Posted: 07/26/2007 - BARABOO, Wis. (AP) - Nearly a year after a 16-year-old shot and killed his principal, jurors will be asked to decide if he was a bullied, immature child or a murderer bent on revenge. Eric Hainstock is charged with first-degree murder and is being tried as an adult in the shooting death of Weston Schools Principal John Klang. If convicted, he could face life in prison.

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Full Swimming Pool Stolen, Not a Drop Spilled

Posted: 07/26/2007 - PATERSON, New Jersey (AP) -- Daisy Valdivia is annoyed that someone stole her backyard pool, and baffled at how they did it without leaving behind a splash, drip or trace of the 1,000 gallons of water it contained. Valdivia awoke to find her family's hip-high, inflatable, 10-foot diameter swimming pool gone from her back yard Wednesday.

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Therapist Sentenced for Molestation

Posted: 07/26/2007 - (AP) Respiratory therapist Wayne Albert Bleyle was in New York state on a wintry day when investigators called him about allegations he had molested patients too sick to defend themselves. When they asked how many children he molested, investigators said, he looked out his window and asked, "How many snowflakes are there out there?"

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Official Says Bribery Case is Largest from Iraq Effort

Posted: 07/26/2007 - SAN ANTONIO — Authorities have arrested a third person in Texas as part of their investigation into an Army contract-rigging and bribery case that was described by a federal official as the largest to emerge from the Iraq reconstruction effort. Justice and Defense department officials arrested Carolyn Blake, a former schoolteacher, in Dallas on Wednesday on charges she conspired to accept $3.1 million in bribes from contractors and laundered money.

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Edwards Secures $3.3 Million For Defense Research at Lynntech Inc.

Updated: 07/26/2007 - (Washington, DC) - - U.S. Representative Chet Edwards has secured $3.3 million for defense research at Lynntech Incorporated in Brazos County under the 2008 Defense Appropriations bill, which passed the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday.

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Edwards Secures $7.5 Million For Texas A&M Defense Projects

Posted: 07/26/2007 - (Washington, DC) - - U.S. Representative Chet Edwards has secured $7.5 million for defense projects at Texas A&M University under the 2008 Defense Appropriations bill, which passed the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday.

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Judge Rules Woman Accused of Taking Newborn is Competent for Trial

Posted: 07/26/2007 - LUBBOCK, Texas — A judge ruled Thursday that the 21-year-old woman accused of slipping into a hospital maternity ward wearing medical scrubs and abducting a days-old baby girl is competent to stand trial. Rayshaun Parson pleaded not guilty in April to a federal kidnapping charge in connection with the disappearance of Mychael Darthard-Dawodu from a Lubbock hospital.

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$2 Million Going Toward Border Security Technology

Posted: 07/26/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - An El Paso company is getting $2 million in high-tech funding from Texas. Governor Rick Perry says the money will help SecureOrigins get its border security technology to the market.

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Lamakers Offer Dramatically Different Proposals on Children's Health Insurance

Posted: 07/26/2007 - CAPITOL HILL (AP) - Lawmakers in the House are offering two dramatically different proposals on health insurance for the working poor. The proposals are a result of little talk between House Republicans and Democrats about renewing the State Children's Health Insurance Program.

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More Trouble for Gonzales

Posted: 07/26/2007 - WASHINGTON (AP) - There is more trouble for President Bush's embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Newly disclosed documents are fanning calls by members of Congress for a perjury investigation and his ouster.

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House Moves to Free Border Patrol Agents

Posted: 07/26/2007 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. House of Representatives has OK'd a move by conservative Republicans to try to set free two Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a Mexican drug dealer. After a long, emotional debate, the House voted by voice to block the Bureau of Prisons from keeping former agents Ignacio Ramos and Alonso Compean in federal prison.

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Two Arrested in Killing of Pizza Deliveryman in Boerne

Posted: 07/26/2007 - BOERNE, Texas (AP) - Kendall County authorities have arrested two suspects in the robbery and stabbing death of a pizza deliveryman in Boerne. Officials say phone records helped lead to 20-year-old Karl Anthony Hodson and 22-year-old Jenilee Ann Sheppard, both from Bandera County.

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