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Attempted Capital Murder Trial Postponed (Again)

Updated: 07/31/2007 - For the second time in a week, an attempted capital murder trial in Madisonville has been postponed. The trial of Floyd Tubbs was supposed to start Monday after being pushed back July 24.

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Welsh-2818 Intersection to Close Starting Tuesday

Posted: 07/30/2007 - FM 2818 in College Station is the site of a lot of construction this week. That includes at the Welsh intersection, which will be shut down starting Tuesday morning.

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CS Home Robbery Lands One Man Behind Bars

Updated: 07/31/2007 - Police say three suspects forcefully entered a home on Potomac Street, and are believed to have taken jewelry and a Playstation. During the robbery, one suspect allegedly pulled a gun on the home owner, but the resident was not injured.

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Story Correction -- Messina Hof Community Harvest

Posted: 07/30/2007 - In a story that ran during the 10 p.m. news on Sunday, July 29, KBTX reported the Community Harvest at Messina Hof Winery and Resort was in its final weekend. The festival actually continues through August 19.

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CS Condo Fire Breaks Out; One Pet Casualty

Updated: 07/31/2007 - College Station firefighters spent their Monday afternoon battling a condo fire. The first call came in around 2:30 p.m. that a fire had broken out at the Woodbrook complex on Dartmouth.

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New Law to Make it Easier for Small Businesses to Offer Day Care

Posted: 07/30/2007 - AUSTIN — A new state law will make it easier for small businesses to operate their own onsite child-care centers for the children of employees. Signed into law last month, House Bill 1385 simplifies the day-care licensing process for small businesses and doesn't require them to obtain a commercial license. The new law will apply to companies with fewer than 50 employees and allows workplace care for as many as 12 children.

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Four Texas Bandidos Stabbed in Fight with Hells Angels

Posted: 07/30/2007 - EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Police say four Texans thought to be part of the Bandidos motorcycle gang were stabbed at a gathering of the Hells Angels in Arkansas. Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler says the fight broke out yesterday afternoon at a hotel in the Eureka Springs area.

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Update to Texas Avenue Construction at FM 2818

Posted: 07/30/2007 - Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation say northbound Texas Avenue truck and bus traffic will not be allowed to make left turns at FM 2818 during this latest phase of construction. The work, which started early Monday, is phase one of a project that will occur in two stages. Crews will install concrete pavement for the intersection, and the Texas Avenue northbound and southbound left turn lanes.

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Texas Girl Found Strangled in Oregon Apartment

Posted: 07/30/2007 - PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A medical examiner has ruled that a Texas teenager killed in the Portland suburb of Milwaukie died from strangulation. Fifteen-year-old Dani Countryman of Kaufman, Texas, was in Oregon visiting her sister, 20-year-old Ashley Countryman.

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Texas News Helicopter Crash Lands

Posted: 07/30/2007 - GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) - A helicopter carrying a pilot and two traffic reporters crashed landed after losing power Monday morning, leaving the passengers bruised but alive. Chip Waggoner, who was reporting for Dallas Fox affiliate KDFW-TV, told his station that the aircraft lost power about 7 a.m. and that pilot Curtis Crump was able to make a hard emergency landing, with the aircraft skidding and then tipped before coming to a stop near a lake dam.

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Summer Tubing Season Down in New Braunfels

Posted: 07/30/2007 - NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) - Tubing on the Guadalupe and Comal rivers in New Braunfels was down 65 percent in the first three months of this summer compared to last year. The city says river outfitters reported that nearly 58,000 fewer people rented equipment or used their shuttle buses from April to June.

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Oil Spills After Vessel Hits Pipeline

Posted: 07/30/2007 - VENICE, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard said a vessel apparently struck a pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico, leaving behind an oil spill about two miles by eight miles in size. The Coast Guard said the well was owned by Houston-based Boise de Arc.

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Manhunt Continues for Armed Jail Escapee

Posted: 07/30/2007 - FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A manhunt is under way for an armed Hood County Jail escapee who shot at police and a federal agent trying to recapture him. Jason Lee Johnston remains at large after escaping from jail and is considered armed and dangerous.

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Perry Keeps Fundraising Efforts Going Strong

Posted: 07/30/2007 - AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Governor Rick Perry received hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign money over two weeks in June. Much of it came from big donors. That leaves him with $1.4 million on hand to spend on campaigning.

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TYC Contractors Faced Closures and Lawsuits in Other States

Posted: 07/30/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - Private contractors used by the Texas Youth Commission to house juvenile inmates have lost numerous contracts and had facilities closed in other states. Those closures followed allegations of mismanagement, neglect and physical and sexual abuse.

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Texas Still Behind in Efforts to Stop Child Abuse

Posted: 07/30/2007 - SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A newspaper investigation reveals that Texas remains woefully behind the times when it comes to reducing child abuse by emphasizing prevention programs. Child advocates are emphasizing prevention to help curb child abuse problems in Texas. But lawmakers cut funding for such programs by 26 percent.

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Cities Try New Tactic in Fight Against Gangs

Posted: 07/30/2007 - FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Fed up with deadly drive-by shootings, incessant drug dealing and graffiti, cities nationwide are trying something new to combat gangs: They're suing them. Fort Worth and San Francisco are among the latest to file lawsuits against gang members.

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