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Scheduled Execution Stopped by Court Order

Posted: 09/13/2007 - HUNTSVILLE, Texas — The scheduled Thursday night execution of a Texas prisoner for his part in the slaying of two workers during a robbery was stopped after the Dallas County district attorney's office asked that the execution order be withdrawn. Joseph Lave, 42, would have been the 25th inmate given lethal injection in Texas, the nation's busiest death penalty state.

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Mom's Boyfriend a Suspect in Six-Year-Old's Death

Posted: 09/13/2007 - CORSICANA, Texas — The boyfriend of a dead 6-year-old girl's mother is the "current primary suspect" in the sexual assault and hanging of the girl, the Navarro County sheriff's office said Thursday. Live-in boyfriend Kevin Wayne Anders was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of child pornography.

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Mosquitoes in Bryan Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Posted: 09/13/2007 - Brazos County health officials are warning that mosquitoes collected on September 4th tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The sampling location was at Martin Luther King Jr. Street and Moss Street in Bryan.

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Mom Wants Explanation for Son's Iraq Death

Posted: 09/13/2007 - TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) - The mother of a soldier who died in a Baghdad vehicle accident weeks after co-writing a New York Times op-ed piece wants the Army to explain his death. The August 19th editorial co-written by 28-year-old Sergeant Omar Mora was critical of the Pentagon's positive assessment of the Iraq war.

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Execution Set for Tonight

Posted: 09/13/2007 - HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A death-row inmate is set for execution tonight for the ghastly murders of two suburban Dallas sporting goods store workers. Joseph Lave is to die for the Thanksgiving eve 1992 deaths of Justin Marquart and Frederick Banzhaf. Police say both were found bound with duct tape with their heads battered with a hammer claw and their throats slit.

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Saddam's Words Heard at Texas Oilman's Trial

Posted: 09/13/2007 - NEW YORK (AP) - Jurors in the trial of a Houston oilman heard a taped meeting involving the businessman, Saddam Hussein and former Texas Governor John Connally. Oscar S. Wyatt Jr. is accused of paying millions of dollars in kickbacks to Iraqi officials. Prosecutors say Wyatt cashed in on his friendship to garner lucrative oil contracts from the corrupt United Nations oil-for-food program.

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Humberto Makes Landfall as a Hurricane

Updated: 09/13/2007 - Just 24 hours after becoming the eighth named storm of the 2007 tropical season, Humberto was upgraded to a category one hurricane prior to landfall Thursday morning.

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Seniors Strategize in College Station

Updated: 09/13/2007 - One of the state's most powerful lobbying groups is already laying the groundwork for the next legislative session.

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State Funding Awarded to the Brazos Valley

Updated: 09/12/2007 - More than $1 million of grant money from the state is at work in the Brazos Valley. Representatives from the Office of Rural Community Affairs presented a ceremonial check to area recipients on Wednesday morning at the Center for Regional Services.

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Big State Festival Approaches

Updated: 09/13/2007 - Typically, the Texas World Speedway echoes the sounds of revving engines. However, in four weeks, the track will be echoing the sounds of country music's top performers.

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Sizeable Donation for Phoebe's Home

Updated: 09/13/2007 - It's a call Phoebe's Home was happy to receive. Verizon Wireless donated a check for $2,500 to the battered women's shelter Wednesday.

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Adverse Drug Reactions and Deaths on the Rise

Updated: 09/13/2007 - Serious complications and deaths from adverse drug reactions are on the rise. That's according to an analysis found in this week's issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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A&M Student Convicted of Hacking University's Main Computer

Updated: 09/13/2007 - A Texas A&M graduate faces prison time for the computer breach earlier this year that compromised the information of thousands of students and staff. Luis Castillo was convicted Wednesday in Houston federal court of gaining unauthorized access to A&M's domain controller.

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Water Outage Planned in Bryan

Posted: 09/12/2007 - Some Bryan homes and businesses will be without water early Thursday as city crews extend service to the Bryan Towne Center development.

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Traffic Signal Change in Bryan

Posted: 09/12/2007 - The City of Bryan has completed the installation of the traffic signal at the intersection of Oak Ridge Drive and Briarcrest Drive. The signal will be operational as early as Thursday morning, pending weather conditions.

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A Prestigious Award for a Job Well-Done

Posted: 09/12/2007 - (COLLEGE STATION, TX) - The Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health received the prestigious Glen J. Cook Regional Services Award from the Brazos Valley Council of Governments at its annual meeting Wednesday, September 12.

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Investigation Continues in Death of Six-Year-Old Girl

Posted: 09/12/2007 - CORSICANA, Texas (AP) - The mother of a slain six-year Navarro County girl says she wants justice served. Dana Mack told KDFW television that her daughter, Hannah Mack, made her day, every day. The girl's body was found Monday, by her mother, at the family's home near Navarro Mills Lake, about 65 miles south of Dallas.

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Texas Wants to Authenticate Purported Crockett Letter

Posted: 09/12/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - The Texas Historical Commission has backed away from the contention that a letter from Alamo hero Davy Crockett is authentic. The commission will seek expert authentication of the letter the state plans to buy for $550,000.

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Man Indicted for Putting Two-Year-Old in Dryer

Posted: 09/12/2007 - LUMBERTON, Texas (AP) - A Southeast Texas man accused of putting his girlfriend's two-year-old daughter in a clothes dryer has been indicted on a charge of injury to a child. The Hardin County District Attorney's Office says 27-year-old Bobby Lynn Curtis was indicted yesterday. He remains jailed with bond set at $150,000.

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