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A&M Building Evacuated After Minor Chemical Leak

Updated: 07/08/2007 - Chemical vapors forced students to evacuate a Texas A&M University campus building Friday night. College Station Fire Department personnel about 9:30 p.m. responded to a minor hazardous materials call at the building.

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High Ranking Brazos County Official Calls it Quits

Updated: 07/08/2007 - Longtime Brazos County Tax Collector-Assessor Gerald "Buddy" Winn is stepping down. Winn, 66, submitted his letter of resignation Friday. Brazos County Commissioners will vote Tuesday on accepting the letter.

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TXTF1 Demobilizes

Updated: 07/07/2007 - After helping water-logged residents evacuate and performing numerous water rescues, members of Texas Task Force One are on their way home.

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Local Memorial Service Planned for Former CS Resident

Updated: 08/16/2007 - A memorial service in College Station has tentatively been set for July 21 for a former local resident who was murdered in Ohio. Family members of Bruce Anderson, 30, said a funeral service will be conducted first in Ohio. They will then return with his remains to College Station for the memorial service and burial.

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State Is Investigating Allegations in Normangee

Updated: 07/06/2007 - On June 26th, less than two months into his second term as Mayor of Normangee, Tim Taylor handed in his resignation right before a city council meeting. Mayor Pro Tem J.C. Traylor said Taylor informed the council his outside job would be taking precedence.

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Democrat Planning to Dig Deep to Challenge Cornyn

Updated: 07/06/2007 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The San Antonio Democrat hoping to challenge Senator John Cornyn plans says he could spend $10 million of his money to win the Texas Republican's U.S. Senate seat.

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Border Sheriffs Feel Slighted in State Funding

Posted: 07/06/2007 - HIDALGO COUNTY, Texas (AP) - Texas border sheriffs who won repeated praise from Governor Rick Perry during his re-election bid for their front-line battles against violent crime now say they feel like they're on the back burner.

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Search Continues for Boy Missing in SE Texas Floods

Posted: 07/06/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - Heavy rains again sopped parts of South and East Texas Friday, flooding roads and hampering efforts to search for a boy missing since he was swept from his father's arms in the swollen Brazos River three days earlier.

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TEA: Report is Case of Mistaken Idenitity

Posted: 07/06/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - An internal report on contracting practices at the Texas Education Agency misquoted a woman saying she negotiated a pair of $100,000 contracts with a high-ranking official at the agency who is her friend.

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Game Warden Kills 9-Foot Alligator in San Antonio

Posted: 07/06/2007 - SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A game warden shot a nine-foot alligator on the outskirts of San Antonio because the reptile appeared to have lost its fear of humans. He says most alligators avoid people, but this one was approaching an apartment complex.

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Bryan's Online Mapping Garners Excellence Award

Updated: 07/06/2007 - The city of Bryan’s Information Technology Department has won another award. The Bryan IT Department picked up an excellence award for the city’s GIS project implementation.

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TB Patient Drops Challenge to Court-Ordered Treatment

Posted: 07/06/2007 - BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A Port Arthur man who failed to show up for tuberculosis treatment has dropped his challenge to a court-ordered treatment at the Texas Center for Infectious Disease. Lemone Yowman has been at the San Antonio hospital since mid-June, when he was apprehended at a relative's home and escorted by police to the hospital.

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Child Dies from Fireworks Accident

Posted: 07/06/2007 - LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Officials say a two-year-old girl has died from burns she suffered when she spilled gasoline on herself and was set on fire by a sparkler her teen sister was holding. A Lubbock fire marshal says the girl suffered second-degree burns over half her body in the Saturday accident.

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Former CS Resident Fatally Shot in Ohio

Updated: 07/06/2007 - A former College Station resident was one of three people fatally shot in Cleveland, Ohio in a dispute police say was triggered by fireworks.

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DPS Refutes Internet Claims of New Traffic Laws

Updated: 07/05/2007 - Despite what some may have read on the internet, no new traffic laws will be taking effect this month. The Texas Department of Public Safety is issuing that alert to the public following the circulation of a false email.

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Hearne Police Investigate Woman's Death

Updated: 07/05/2007 - A Hearne woman is dead in what police say could be an unfortunate accident. The exact cause of Evelyn Higgins death, however, still has police uncertain.

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Texas Monthly Readers Not Amused by Amorous Astronaut Article

Posted: 07/05/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - It seems that many Texas Monthly magazine readers were less than thrilled by a tale of astronaut romance. Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith says readers criticized the May issue featuring a cover story with the headline "Astronaut Sex!"

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Texas Floods Destroy 1,000 Homes

Posted: 07/05/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - Officials said Thursday that floodwaters across the state have severely damaged or destroyed a thousand homes and that number is likely to rise. Storms have pounded the state since May 23, causing at least 11 deaths in the last two-and-a-half weeks.

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SE Texas Man's Death Caused by Hantavirus

Posted: 07/05/2007 - HAMSHIRE, Texas (AP) - The death of a man this spring after being hospitalized with unbearable chest pains has been attributed to a deadly virus linked to rodents.

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Attack Victim's Body Returned to Texas After Suicide

Posted: 07/05/2007 - GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - The body of an 18-year-old who survived a brutal attack last year but leapt to his death earlier this week while on a cruise ship to Mexico was returned to Texas on Thursday. Shortly after a Carnival Cruise Lines ship he had been aboard returned to port, David Ritcheson's body taken to the Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office, where an autopsy will be conducted.

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College Station Man Pleads Guilty in Knife Threat

Updated: 07/05/2007 - A College Station man will likely get probation after his plea Thursday in district court. Avery Jennings was arrested in April and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Cancer Delays DWI Trial

Posted: 07/05/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - Family members say a woman accused of drunkenly driving her car into pedestrians leaving a rock concert hasn't gone to trial because she's battling pancreatic cancer. The victim's family wants her to be held accountable, regardless of her health.

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Creeks, Rivers Continue to Flood Throughout Texas

Posted: 07/05/2007 - Heavy rains brought minor street flooding, washed out some Fourth of July parades and fireworks shows and prompted more weather warnings across Texas Wednesday.

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