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Two Counties, Two Fires, One Cause

Posted: 05/19/2006 - What started out as land clearing turned in to a wildfire in southeast Madison County. It was the same song, but a different verse in Grimes County.

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Perry Signs House Bill 3 in Bryan

Posted: 05/19/2006 - It's official -- Texas's business taxes have been reformed and the largest property tax cut has been delivered. Governor Rick Perry signed the bill into law at three locations across the state Friday. One of them was in Bryan.

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Seven Cars Hit in Parking Lot Wreck

Posted: 05/19/2006 - Seven car owners are assessing the damage after some scary moments in an HEB parking lot. The accident happened around 4:20pm Friday when a car pulling out of the College Station store hit another car eastbound on Holleman.

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Premiere Premieres 16 Screens in Bryan

Posted: 05/19/2006 - Movie-goers now have a new option to see all their favorite films. Premiere Cinemas opened 16 screens Friday afternoon in Bryan. It's just another addition to booming development in that part of town.

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Posted: 05/19/2006 - A leisurely ride through the country turned deadly for a Pasadena motorcyclist. George Griffen was on his Harley Davidson on Highway 60 near Lyons around 11 a.m. Friday.

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Strope Hasn't Left BPD Yet; May Leave Sooner

Updated: 05/19/2006 - Bryan's police chief is putting an end to speculation that he's already left his job with the city. Instead, Mike Strope says business interests may force him to retire earlier than scheduled.

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Pool Safety Tips

Posted: 05/19/2006 - As summer approaches, it's time to thing about pool safety. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning about the increase in drowning deaths in inflatable pools.

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New Decontamination Equipment for Burleson County

Posted: 05/19/2006 - There was no disaster in Caldwell Friday, but it sure looked like it. Burleson County Emergency Management officials were conducting a hazardous material drill.

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Is the Building Boom Slowing Down?

Updated: 05/19/2006 - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says "it's pretty clear" the housing market is cooling. Rising interest rates have made affordability much more difficult. But what if your not looking to buy, but to sell your home?

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Drunk Driver Up For Parole

Posted: 05/19/2006 - A former Texas A&M student who killed two local women after driving drunk is up for parole. Kyle Johnson became an example of the consequences of drinking and driving after being sentenced to do a Public Service Announcement and serve 12 years in prison.

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Gas Prices Climb Again

Posted: 05/19/2006 - After two weeks of a slight reprieve, gas prices are on the way back up across the Lone Star State. The highest prices are around Galveston, while Corpus Christi boasts of the lowest.

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Ailing Murder Suspect Dies

Posted: 05/19/2006 - An 83-year-old Dallas man has died of terminal cancer -- weeks after he was charged in the fatal shooting of his ailing wife. Family members say Roberson had feared his approaching death would leave his wife to suffer alone.

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Judge Denies Reduced Sentence for Asylum Seekers

Posted: 05/19/2006 - A federal judge has denied a request to reconsider jail sentences given three Iraqi men who entered Texas to seek asylum as persecuted Christians. Brownsville federal Magistrate Felix Recio asserted Tuesday that the six-month sentences he assessed in early May are appropriate.

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Allstate Cutting Windstorm Coverage on the Coast

Posted: 05/19/2006 - Allstate says it will drop windstorm coverage for 65-thousand policyholders in Texas coastal counties. It's a move to help limit the company's exposure to hurricane losses.

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Former Waco Officer Pleads Guilty

Posted: 05/19/2006 - A former Waco police officer has pleaded guilty to a child pornography charge. Amador Gonzalez Junior pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to one count of possession of visual depictions of sexual activity by minors.

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United Youth Find a Way to Give

Posted: 05/18/2006 - Once again, the United Way Youth Leadership Cabinet has made a nice chunk of change for local agencies. Thursday afternoon, the 17 high school students presented $12,000 worth of checks to 13 area organizations.

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City Staff Shake Up in CS

Updated: 05/19/2006 - Two new councilmembers aren't the only changes to College Station government. Four high-ranking positions are open, and a new one is being created.

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Former CIA Chief Supports Hayden

Updated: 10/28/2006 - A major figure in the Brazos Valley is keeping a close eye on the CIA confirmation hearings. Texas A&M President Robert Gates served as the director of the CIA under the first President Bush. Gates thinks General Mike Hayden should be confirmed as the next spy chief.

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West Corporation in the Brazos Valley

Updated: 05/19/2006 - In July, Decision One closed it's doors. The company was the very first success story of the joint Bryan/College Station economic development corporation in the early to mid 90's. Now a new company has moved in, West Corporation, and they're promising to bring 1,000 jobs to the area. But will their fate be the same as Decision One's?

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Caught on Camera 2

Posted: 05/18/2006 - More and more, police are using video to catch criminals. Whether it was captured by a dash board camera in a patrol car, or surveillance footage from a convenience store, video is invaluable in prosecution.

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Inmate Died of Natural Causes

Posted: 05/18/2006 - Milam county jail officials have released the cause of an inmate's death. Medical examiners say 46 -year-old Ricky Dale Shaw of Cameron died of natural causes.

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Hayden Goes Before Senate Panel

Posted: 05/18/2006 - The man in line to be the next director of the C-I-A says the intelligence business has become too caught up in politics. He says it's become "the football in American political discourse."

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High Prices Won't Stop Summer Travel

Posted: 05/18/2006 - Triple-A says the high cost of everything may dampen the growth in holiday travel this Memorial Day weekend. The travel agency says the number of Americans driving and flying is expected to rise only slightly this year as consumers respond to the rising cost of airfares, hotel rooms and motor fuel.

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Jury Resumes Deliberations for Lay and Skilling

Posted: 05/18/2006 - While Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling await their verdicts in the Enron fraud and conspiracy trial, Lay begins another trial today. This is a case related to his personal banking.

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Teacher's Aide Sentenced for Molestation

Posted: 05/18/2006 - A teacher's aide who worked in special education classes in San Antonio has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for molesting mentally challenged students. Ernest Huizar pleaded guilty yesterday to two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and two counts of indecency with a child by contact.

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