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New Round of Flash Flooding Closes Texas Roads

Posted: 07/09/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - Strong thunderstorms have taken another swing at North Texas. Hico Mayor Lavern Tooley says the city got hit with some major flooding. Heavy rains also temporarily closed roads in Glen Rose.

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Nurse Charged with Sexual Assault of Two Patients

Posted: 07/09/2007 - WACO, Texas (AP) - A nurse accused of sexually assaulting two Waco hospital patients had been jailed. 41-year-old Horreese Bailey, of Mexia, faces charges of sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault. He was being held in the McLennan County Jail.

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History Through Rose Colored Glasses

Updated: 07/09/2007 - Centuries ago, MSC Forsyth Center Galleries Director Tim Novak said glassmakers learned reheating glass after it cooled down could sometimes result in disappointment and in an eye catching surprise. "These guys would take the same piece of glass and put it back in the furnace and heat it up again which means it could crack, it could explode," Novak said.

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Brayton Fire Field Hosting International Fire Training Week

Updated: 07/09/2007 - Hundreds of firefighters from across the world have converged in College Station. Members of fire crews from Mexico, Centeral America and Spain registered for Spanish Fire Training School hosted by the Texas Engineering Extension Service.

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South Dakota Fire Claims a Life

Updated: 07/09/2007 - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - One person is dead, and 20 homes have been destroyed, as a result of fire that's burned about eight square miles in southwestern South Dakota. Residents of about 50 homes have fled the blaze, which has injured two firefighters. It began Saturday.

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Bail Denied for Firefighter Charged in Fireworks Shooting

Updated: 07/08/2007 - Bail has been denied for an Ohio firefighter charged with killing three people, including a former College Station resident. Police say the shooting early Thursday morning was apparently rompted by anger over fireworks and a loud party at the house of errance Hough's neighbor.

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Pair Faces Felony Drug Charges After Bryan Sting

Updated: 07/08/2007 - A Bryan man and woman are charged with felony drug possession after a police sting operation. Larry Joe Tennell, 31, and Ella Henry-Griffin, 33, were arrested Friday by Bryan's Directed Deployment Team.

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Texan Wins $126 Million Mega Millions Jackpot

Posted: 07/07/2007 - ATLANTA (AP) - Someone in Texas has won $126 million. Lottery officials said a single winner bought the winning ticket in Texas for the latest Mega Millions drawing.

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Home Building, Foundation For Improving Lives

Updated: 07/10/2007 - Lunch never meant as much for the Morris family and some local homebuilders as it did on Saturday. There was more going than just eating hamburgers and drinking sodas. Homebuilders like Keith Ellis of Ellis Custom Homes have teamed up with the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity to place the Morris family into a new home.

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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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