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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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Miniature Trains' 4th of July Stop

Posted: 07/04/2007 - Just in time for the Fourth, the miniature trains made a quick stop at the George Bush Presidential Library. The Gulf Western Modular Railroad Society from Corpus Christi brought back their miniature train display.

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Veterans Celebrate Independence Day

Posted: 07/04/2007 - Some local veterans celebrated the fourth of July at the American Legion in Bryan with an indoor picnic. Rain caused members of Post #159 to move the festivities inside early Wednesday afternoon.

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Border Patrol Agent Shoots Illegal Immigrant

Posted: 07/04/2007 - EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A Border Patrol agent in El Paso, Texas, has shot a migrant who was crossing illegally into the U.S. through a drainage tunnel. It was the second shooting of an illegal immigrant in less than a week by the El Paso Border Patrol.

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Americans Worldwide Celebrate Independence Day

Updated: 07/05/2007 - It's the Fourth of July as Americans celebrate the nation's birth. For most, it will be a day of picnics, fireworks and happy times with friends and relatives.

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Search for 9-11 Remains to Continue Indefinitely

Posted: 07/04/2007 - NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City official says the search for human remains at the World Trade Center site will go on "for the foreseeable future." They had planned to end the search this fall.

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