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A&M Testing Dead Birds

Updated: 01/09/2007 - Health officials in Austin have been trying to answer what caused more than sixty birds to die Monday morning. They realized they needed help from their colleagues at Texas A&M, who were on the mystery case by Monday afternoon.

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History Key to School Employment

Updated: 01/09/2007 - To become a teacher in the Bryan or College Station school districts is no easy task. Just to be considered, applicants must first go through an extensive background check.

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Traffic Offenders on the Run in Burleson County

Updated: 01/09/2007 - A routine traffic stop turned into an extensive man hunt Tuesday in Burleson County. According to sheriff officials, a highway patrolman tried to stop a truck speeding on Highway 21. The vehicle went off the highway and eventually into some brush.

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Craddick's Historic Reign

Posted: 01/09/2007 - Tom Craddick made history four years ago when he became the first Republican to lead the Texas House since 1871. Now he could be the first Texas speaker to be voted out of the powerful office. That could happen today when the 149-member House votes for speaker.

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Man Killed in Struggle with Houston Officer

Posted: 01/09/2007 - A man involved in a struggle with a Houston police officer was shot and killed today after using the officer's stun gun to attack him. The man was identified by relatives as 23-year-old Robert McIntosh. He was a passenger in a car that the officer had stopped because of a defective tail light.

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How Much will Texas Lawmakers Have to Spend?

Posted: 01/09/2007 - The Texas Legislature convenes today in Austin as lawmakers try to figure out how much money to spend -- on what. Comptroller Susan Combs says legislators will have about 82 and a-half (B) billion dollars in state revenue available for the 2008-09 biennium.

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Rendering Could Shed Light on Local Cold Case

Updated: 01/08/2007 - A 20-year old Milam County murder mystery is getting a fresh look. A drawing was made recently using the victim's exhumed skeletal remains. The girl is believed to be Hispanic, 12-to-16 years old, and suffering from Spina Bifida.

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Talks Continue on Bryan's Middle School Zones

Updated: 01/09/2007 - It will be another month before Bryan's parents know for sure which middle school their students will attend. With the creation of a fourth middle school, redrawing attendance zones has been the big topic of discussion among the Bryan School Board's members.

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JROTC Instructor Arrested, Accused of Illegal Relationship

Updated: 01/09/2007 - A Bryan teacher is out on bond after being arrested on charges of sexual assault of a child. MSgt Ricky Ray James, 49, was arrested Monday on a direct indictment issued by a Brazos County grand jury.

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Funeral Wednesday for Former Sheriff

Updated: 01/09/2007 - Funeral Arrangements for a former Brazos County Sheriff, who passed away over the weekend, have now been set. Services for Bobby Yeager, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan.

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Council Holds Key to Golf Course

Updated: 01/08/2007 - The road to getting some improvements on the Bryan Municipal Golf course has been anything but par for the course. First, an architect was contracted to create a "masterplan" to rebuild the course, which would have brought an estimated $2.3 million in improvements.

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Lawsuit Filed Against Carousel Acres' Owners

Updated: 01/08/2007 - There is more controversy brewing at the equestrian center where 27 horses died. A defamation lawsuit has been filed by a former employee against Carousel Acres' owners, Bradley and Beverly Raphel and employee, Enrique Subauste.

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Former Judge, Colleague Receive Public Reprimand

Updated: 01/08/2007 - The final penalty for a former Brazos County Court at Law judge has come, more than a year after he was first punished. Randy Michel has been ordered to pay $400 for attorneys' fees and expenses related to the State Bar of Texas' investigation.

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Moore Announces Bid for Bryan Mayor

Updated: 01/08/2007 - Bryan's first female city manager will now seek to become the city's first female mayor. Mary Kaye Moore announced Monday she will be running for mayor this coming May, saying she has time and passion to serve the city.

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A&M to Investigate Mysterious Austin Bird Deaths

Updated: 01/08/2007 - Texas A&M health experts will be at the forefront of an investigation into the deaths of birds in downtown Austin. Grackles, sparrows and pigeons were found dead Monday morning, prompting fears of a potential health scare and forcing the closure of the downtown area.

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Punishment Phase of Retrial Expected to Conclude Today

Posted: 01/08/2007 - Testimony in Tyrone Williams' retrial was expected to wrap up today along with closing arguments in the case. The jury could begin deliberating by the end of the day whether to sentence Williams to death or up to life in prison for the deaths of 19 illegal immigrants.

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Civil Suit to Begin Against Clara Harris

Posted: 01/08/2007 - Jury selection will start Tuesday in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the in-laws of the woman convicted of running over her cheating husband with a car in 2002. Pretrial motions were to be ruled on today in the case involving Clara Harris, a 48-year-old dentist convicted in 2003 of murder after striking her husband with a Mercedes-Benz. She had found him with his mistress at a hotel.

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Former Bryan ISD Employee Goes to Trial

Updated: 01/08/2007 - A former Bryan ISD truant officer accused of inappropriate contact with several high school girls is scheduled to go to trial this week. Mark Anthony Haynes's trial is expected to begin Monday morning in the 272nd District Court.

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Bryan ISD Trustees to Consider Middle School Zones

Updated: 01/08/2007 - A month after Bryan school trustees chose new attendance zones for high school students, the board may now be ready to choose zones for middle schools. Trustees postponed the more controversial middle school zone decision last month.

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Rottweiler Bites Man in College Station Park

Updated: 01/08/2007 - College Station Police are investigating a dog bite at a College Station park. It happened about 6 p.m., Sunday, at Lick Creek Park on the city's southeast side.

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Bryan Council to Consider Briarcrest Resolution

Updated: 01/08/2007 - Bryan city officials want TxDOT's attention when it comes to traffic problems along Briarcrest Drive. City Council meets Tuesday and one of the items on the agenda calls for a resolution supporting changes on Briarcrest from Kent Street to Texas 6.

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Bush 41 Released from Mayo Clinic

Posted: 01/07/2007 - Former president George Bush has been released from the Mayo Clinic after hip replacement surgery. The clinic says the former president was discharged from the Mayo Clinic on Saturday.

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Children Speak: Tsunami

Updated: 01/08/2007 - It's been more than two years since a devastating Tsunami came ashore in Southeast Asia killing hundreds of thousands of people. Now the voices of some of the children who survived, are being heard and seen in the Brazos Valley.

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Classics Cruise into the Brazos Valley

Posted: 01/07/2007 - For the avid car enthusiast, some classics cruised into Bryan Sunday morning.Hundreds of beautiful rides from all over, gathered at the Chicken Oil Company, for the annual Lucky's Rod Run.

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Convicted Somerville Murder's Bail Stands

Updated: 01/07/2007 - A federal judge says he can't reduce the $1million dollar bail of a former death-row inmate waiting for a new trial. But that didn't stop the judge from criticizing the amount as excessive and oppressive.

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