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School Finance

Posted: 05/26/2006 - The Legislature's work on school finance reform has apparently satisfied the judge who ordered the effort. He has signed an order ridding the threat of closing schools if the problem wasn't fixed.

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Waco Woman Pleads Guilty to Killing Husband

Posted: 05/26/2006 - A Waco real estate agent was sentenced to 40 years in prison yesterday after pleading guilty to killing her husband. Prosecutors say the 42-year-old lured her husband to a remote highway, shot him and then tried to stage his death as a drug-related murder.

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Conference Center, Hotel Plans Get Green Light

Posted: 05/25/2006 - The first big step in bringing a hotel and conference center to Northgate has been taken. Late Thursday night, the College Station city council approved the financial arrangement necessary to get the multi-million dollar project rolling.

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Killer Dog Owner To Stand Trial

Updated: 05/25/2006 - The owner of six pit-bull dogs that killed a Thorndale woman, will have to stand trial. In a hearing Thursday morning Jose Hernandez asked the court to throw out his criminally negligent homicide indictment, but the court said no.

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Regents Consider New Tenure Guideline

Posted: 05/25/2006 - Tenure track faculty at universities in the A&M system could soon be measured by an additional guideline. System officials will consider adding "patents or commercialization of research" to the tenure guideline criteria.

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Sign Ordinance Changes

Updated: 05/25/2006 - College Station's new city council members were sworn in Thursday. Lynn McIllhaney and David Ruesink took their oath of office.

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Family Orchard Just Peachy

Updated: 05/26/2006 - If you're looking for one of summer's favorite fruits, you don't have to look very far. There's a plethora of peaches just up the road in Waller at the Texas Orchards.

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Lay, Skilling Convicted in Enron Collapse

Updated: 05/25/2006 - Former Enron Corp. chiefs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling were convicted Thursday of conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud in one of the biggest business scandals in U.S. history.

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Amber Alert Stamp

Posted: 05/25/2006 - A stamp from the Postal Service honoring the Amber Alert system is available nationwide today. The alert system is used to find missing children by notifying surrounding communities within the first few hours of the crime.

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Helping Evacuees Return to Louisiana

Posted: 05/25/2006 - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Houston Mayor Bill White are discussing ways to help Hurricane Katrina evacuees return to Louisiana. Housing and job information centers will be set up in Houston, as will a Return to New Orleans Housing Task Force.

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Critics Question Funding of Day-Labor Site

Posted: 05/25/2006 - Some residents are at odds with Houston officials over the use of federal funds to operate a day-labor site. The critics argue that illegal immigrants could use the site to find work and so the city is encouraging illegal immigration.

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Can't Drive 55? Don't Worry.

Posted: 05/25/2006 - Texans who brag they do things bigger and better are about to go faster, too. State transportation officials are expected today to boost speed limits on two stretches of rural highway from 75 miles-per-hour to 80.

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Alleged Abductors of Los Angeles Infant Arrested Near Dallas

Posted: 05/25/2006 - Two women accused of abducting a six-week-old boy from Los Angeles were arrested last night south of Dallas. Investigators allege the child was taken after the pair failed in an attempt to purchase the child from his mother.

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Ground Broken on Mitchell Physics Buildings

Updated: 10/28/2006 - For science studies alone, Aggie alum George P. Mitchell has donated nearly $45 million to Texas A&M. Some $35 million of that is going towards a pair of physics and astronomy buildings which will bear his name.

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Adoption Fraud

Posted: 05/24/2006 - A South Texas woman is accused of soliciting people online to adopt her baby. FBI agents arrested 24- year- old Belinda Ramirez Tuesday near Corpus Christi.

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SFA Middle School Burglary

Posted: 05/24/2006 - Bryan police have no suspects in a Stephen F. Austin Middle School burglary. According to police, someone smashed an outside window at the school.

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Burglaries Spike During Summer Months

Posted: 05/24/2006 - FBI statistics show burglaries peak during the summer months. When homeowners go away on vacation, the home becomes an attractive target. The College Station Police Department is now offering burglary prevention tips for homeowners.

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Immigration Bill Faces a Key Vote Today

Posted: 05/24/2006 - It's yet another challenge for the bipartisan coalition striving to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill. A key procedural vote is set for today that could clear the way for a final vote on the bill.

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Evacuating New Orleans

Posted: 05/24/2006 - A drill aimed at avoiding the chaos that followed last year's deadly Hurricane Katrina continues in New Orleans today after day one of the event had some hiccups. The city's homeland security director says he believes the drill shows New Orleans is ready for hurricane season.

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No Cause for Bryan House Fire

Posted: 05/24/2006 - Bryan fire officials say they'll never know the cause of a fire that destroyed a home in the Briarcrest West subdivision. They say the damage was so significant they can't determine why it started.

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More Than 30 Arrested in Austin Gambling Sting

Posted: 05/24/2006 - Authorities in Austin have arrested more than 30 people for their part in a gambling operation that police say netted millions from the illegal use of gambling machines. Fifteen suspects face federal charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering. Another 19 people have been charged with state misdemeanors of gambling promotion and possession of a gambling device.

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Lotto Lawsuit

Posted: 05/24/2006 - A Lubbock woman is suing six other women and the Texas Lottery Commission over part of a 36 (M) million-dollar Lotto Texas jackpot. Betty Domingo alleges she was part of the pool that won the jackpot but was excluded from the winnings.

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Environmental Group Warns Texas About Global Warming

Posted: 05/24/2006 - An environmental advocacy group says it wants Texas lawmakers to begin taking global warming seriously. New York-based Environmental Defense released a report today that argues Texas lags behind other states in developing a plan to reduce greenhouse gases linked to global warming.

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Construction Begins on Sheriff Administration Building

Posted: 05/24/2006 - Years of planning and hard work have paid off for the Brazos County Sheriff's Office. Construction has started on the new administration building across from the Sandy Point jail facility, and the sheriff's department is already counting down the days to move in.

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From the Corps: Jeremy Button

Updated: 10/28/2006 - Sometimes, you don't get a second chance to fulfill your dreams. Jeremy Button's had that chance and made the most of it. Soon, he'll be serving in the Army, but wherever that path takes him, his road to A&M has him ready.

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