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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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TEA Releases Preliminary School Ratings

Updated: 08/02/2007 - The Texas Education Agency has released preliminary school ratings based on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test performance.

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Camp Periwinkle Changes the Lives of Kids Battling Cancer

Updated: 08/02/2007 - About an hour down the road, there's a summer camp that is changing lives. For 24 years, Camp Periwinkle has brought joy to youngsters battling cancer. They're all patients at Texas Children's Cancer Center in Houston, but for one week they become kids again.

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A&M Research VP Resigns Amid CDC Investigation

Updated: 08/17/2007 - Come August 31, the vice president in charge of Aggie research is stepping down. The end of Richard Ewing's tenure will unfortunately be remembered for a major federal investigation.

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CHIP Enrollment Drops for August

Posted: 08/01/2007 - Enrollment in the state's low-cost insurance program for children fell by more than 2,100 in August.

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Bonham Line: New Elementary Will Open On Time

Updated: 08/01/2007 - Two months of heavy rain could have easily delayed construction of Bonham Elementary, but things have proceeded according to plan. Bryan ISD Executive Director of Planning and Operations Grady Slaydon says the project is on schedule.

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Perry Submits FutureGen Bids for Texas

Updated: 08/01/2007 - Governor Rick Perry says energy expertise, a strong business climate and innovative leadership will land FutureGen in Texas.

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