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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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Teen's Tombstone Repossessed

Posted: 08/01/2007 - (AP) The cemetery tombstone for a teenager who died in a car wreck was repossessed after a $750 bill went unpaid. "That's just business," said Linda Anderson of Memorial Art Monument.

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Two Workers Killed in Brownsville Construction Accident

Posted: 08/01/2007 - BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Two workers were killed and a third was injured when a concrete wall panel collapsed at a construction site in Brownsville. Officials say the employees of Texas Steel Erectors were pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday afternoon.

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Ministry Wants to Distribute Bibles with Newspapers

Posted: 08/01/2007 - FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Everything from detergent to computer discs is packaged with the Sunday newspaper, so why not Bibles? A Christian ministry wants to deliver custom-designed New Testaments to newspaper subscribers around the country as an innovative way to spread a Christian message. But even in the Bible Belt, not everyone thinks that's a good idea.

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Couple Accused in Military Bribes Ordered Held Without Bond

Posted: 08/01/2007 - SAN ANTONIO (AP) - An Army major and his wife accused of accepting at least $11.7 million in bribes for U.S. government contracts for Iraq reconstruction were ordered held without bond. Magistrate Judge Pamela Mathy of U.S. District Court in San Antonio yesterday ordered Major John Cockerham and his wife, Melissa Cockerham, not to be allowed out on bond because of the flight risk they pose.

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