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East Texas Soldier Killed in Iraq

Posted: 07/04/2007 - CARTHAGE, Texas (AP) - The Department of Defense says a soldier from Carthage died in Iraq last week when an improvised explosive device struck his vehicle. Specialist James Lee Adair, 26, assigned to the First Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas. He died Friday in Baghdad.

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Border Soldiers Charged with Illegal Alien Smuggling

Posted: 07/04/2007 - LAREDO, Texas (AP) - Three National Guard soldiers have been indicted on five counts of human smuggling and one count of conspiracy to transport undocumented immigrants. They are accused of running an immigrant smuggling operation through a Laredo-area checkpoint.

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Arrest Made in Austin Juneteenth Beating Death

Posted: 07/04/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - A 20-year-old man has been arrested in the beating death of a house painter who was killed when he tried to protect a driver who had struck and injured a toddler. Austin police say Kurtiss Colvin is charged with felony manslaughter, as well as felony theft and misdemeanor assault.

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Good News for Holiday Travelers

Posted: 07/04/2007 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Travelers on the road for the Fourth of July weekend are finding that gasoline prices have gone down a bit. They've been declining for the past few weeks, and Triple-A says the national average for unleaded regular is now below $3.00 a gallon.

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Bush Presidential Library to Host July 4th Celebration

Updated: 07/04/2007 - The George Bush Presidential Library is gearing up for its eighth Fourth of July celebration. The library and Texas A&M University will host the Lions Club International's annual 4th of July Celebration, "I Love America."

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Perry Nominates Three for A&M Regents Board

Updated: 07/04/2007 - Governor Rick Perry nominated three Texans Tuesday for terms on the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. If confirmed, the three nominees would replace Phil Adams, Wendy Gramm, and Lowry Mays on the board of regents.

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New Technology Makes CAT Scanning Faster

Updated: 07/04/2007 - Getting a CAT scan is now a lot easier, and faster. Some new technology is up and running, and providing technicians with more options than ever before.

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Private Funds Save Houston Day Labor Center

Posted: 07/03/2007 - HOUSTON (AP) - Officials say a Houston day labor center that faced closure when the city pulled its funding will remain open for another year with $100,000 in private funding. The East End Worker Development Center was the only city-funded day labor site before its city contract ended Friday.

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Rain Soaked Fireworks?

Posted: 07/03/2007 - UNDATED (AP) - A soggy July fourth? Forecasters say more rain could be in store for parts of Texas going into the Independence Day holiday, and that has led to the closure of some popular lakes.

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Texas Task Force 1 Prepares for New Rains, Floods

Updated: 07/03/2007 - After being deactivated late last week, Governor Rick Perry has once again called upon Texas Task Force 1 as rains once again threaten flood-ravaged portions of the state.

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Texas A&M Defends Lab Safety

Updated: 08/16/2007 - Texas A&M's efforts to improve safety in its bio-research program may have inadvertently contributed to its latest alleged infraction.

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Austin County Man Gets 5 Years in Online Solicitation Case

Updated: 07/03/2007 - An Austin County man is headed to jail after pleading guilty Monday to online solicitation of a minor. Steve Huebner of Industry was arrested in March after trying to meet who he thought was a teenage girl he'd met online.

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Former A&M Employee Pleads 'Not Guilty' to Child Porn Charges

Updated: 07/03/2007 - A former Texas A&M University employee charged with multiple counts of child pornography possession will go to trial in November. Brian Lancaster of Bryan pleaded not guilty today to all charges, including indecency with a child and sexual performance of a child.

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Two Dead in Freak Accidents on Dallas Bridge

Posted: 07/02/2007 - Two people have died in a series of accidents on a Dallas bridge, including a man who was thrown into a rain-swollen river after being hit by a car.

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