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Corporations Foot Most of Inaugural Bill

Posted: 01/13/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - Energy provider TXU and a Houston construction firm with a state contract to help build toll roads across Texas are among the companies paying most of the tab for Governor Rick Perry's inaugural celebration this week. Corporations will underwrite $1.4 million of the $2 million dollar event on Tuesday.

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Wintry Weather Wreaks Havoc Across Texas

Updated: 01/13/2007 - SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - Authorities say at least ten homes, several businesses and the San Marcos Police Department's headquarters have been damaged in a powerful storm this morning. It's part of a large weather system that's bringing flooding rains to the Austin area and icy conditions to parts of North Texas.

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Possible Murder in Washington County

Posted: 01/12/2007 - Foul play has not been ruled out as the cause of death of a Washington County resident. Sheriff investigators say the body of Rodney Dwight Parker, 44, was discovered inside his home around 7:30 a.m.

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Changes at the Top of B/CS Newspaper

Updated: 01/12/2007 - "The Bryan/College Station Eagle" will have a new publisher come January 24. Jim Wilson has been selected to be the newspaper's next publisher and editor. The man he replaces is Donnis Baggett, who will now take over as editor-in-chief.

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Bravery Under Fire

Updated: 01/12/2007 - It was only his second day on the job, but a Navasota volunteer firefighter has already saved a woman's life. A fire broke out just before 9:00 a.m. Friday morning at a mobile home on Highway 105 just east of Navasota, according to Navasota fire officials.

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Authorities: FM 159 Body Likely a Murdered Woman

Updated: 01/14/2007 - There are still a number of questions to be answered when it comes to the decomposing body found in South Brazos County Thursday night. But with the evidence they have so far, sheriff's officials believe they're dealing with a murder.

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Latin King Leaders Plead Guilty to State and Federal Crimes

Updated: 01/12/2007 - The upper echelon of the notorious Latin King gang has taken a hard hit. About 30 members have pleaded guilty to a slew of state and federal crimes, and a bulk of those arrested are from our area. The crimes include murder, engaging in organized crime and federal drug conspiracy.

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Houston Woman Dies in Madison County Collision

Updated: 01/12/2007 - One person is dead after an 18-wheeler and car collided in Madison County. The Department of Public Safety says it happened around noon Friday at the intersection of Interstate 45 and Highway 75 in Madisonville.

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Milam County Inmate's Death Now Deemed Homicide

Posted: 01/12/2007 - Milam County authorities are treating the November death of an inmate as a homicide. Rosendo Gayton died back on November 1. The 52-year-old had been arrested that evening by Rockdale Police, but was moved after getting into an altercation with another inmate.

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Bryan Councilman Weighs Run for Mayor

Posted: 01/12/2007 - Mark Conlee currently serves as the city of Bryan's mayor pro tem. Now, he's considering a bid to remove two of those three words from his title.

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Local Officers Object to Flag in Sheriff's Funeral

Updated: 01/12/2007 - Some questions and concerns have arisen following Wednesday's funeral of a longtime Brazos County lawman. During the service, a small confederate flag was draped atop Bobby Yeager's casket, under a floral spray.

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Spending Limit Poses Challenge for Legislature

Posted: 01/12/2007 - Texas lawmakers adopted a state spending limit yesterday that may curtail their access to money to pay for property tax relief or teacher pay raises. The action in Austin came despite a record budget surplus.

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Texas Congressman Prepares for Presidential Bid

Posted: 01/12/2007 - Texas Congressman Ron Paul has taken the first step toward launching a second presidential bid -- this time as a Republican. The iconoclastic nine-term congressman from Lake Jackson yesterday filed incorporation papers to create a presidential exploratory committee. The physician was the Libertarian nominee for president in 1988.

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Lackland Battlelab Considered for Closure

Posted: 01/12/2007 - A Lackland Air Force Base lab which works to improve the safety of troops is under threat of closing by fall. Air Force budget plans outline closing the Force Protection Battlelab at Lackland and doing away with its 23 jobs by fiscal 2008. It's one of seven similar labs targeted by the Air Force as it tries to reduce costs.

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American Embassy in Greece Hit by Rocket

Posted: 01/12/2007 - The US ambassador to Greece is condemning a rocket attack on the US Embassy in Athens Friday. Charles Reis says "there can be no justification for such a senseless act of violence." The embassy was occupied at the time but no one was hurt.

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Body Found in Trash-Filled Brazos County Ditch

Updated: 01/12/2007 - The remains of a badly decomposing body are being examined by Brazos County authorities after a gruesome discovery Thursday night. Sheriff's officials worked through the night at the site, located on FM 159 just west of Navasota.

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Senior Center's First Outlook Unveiled

Updated: 01/12/2007 - In 1998, the project was just a dream. Thursday, the College Station Senior Center's conceptual design was finally unveiled. Preliminary designs were presented to councilmembers at their afternoon workshop.

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Tip Lands Three in Jail on Drug Charges

Updated: 01/12/2007 - Bryan Police pocketed a sizeable stash of drugs and put three people behind bars as a result. Officers received a tip that people at a 25th Street residence had meth in their possession.

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Residents Protest as Lawmakers React to Bush Plan

Updated: 01/12/2007 - Many local residents strongly opposed to the President's plan took to the streets Thursday evening to make their opinions known. The so-called "emergency rally" was coordinated through MoveOn.org, which showed some-500 similar rallies across the country.

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Effects Of Wage Increase

Updated: 01/11/2007 - Judy Hare is the owner of Aggieland Flowers, and she said as the minimum wage goes up, so will everything else. "I think it's all just going to be a domino effect," Hare said.

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Mixed Reactions to Bush's Plan

Updated: 01/11/2007 - "If he didn't believe in it, he wouldn't be doing what he is doing," said College Station Senior Officer, Karla Wiesepape, of her husband who is currently serving in Iraq.

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41 Planning on Another Jump

Posted: 01/11/2007 - As he recovers at home from hip replacement surgery, former President George H.W. Bush is already thinking about jumping out of an airplane --- again. Bush plans to mark his 85th birthday in June 2009 by skydiving like he did when he turned 80.

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Jewelry Store Break-In

Updated: 01/11/2007 - Alert witnesses help police capture three suspects accused of burglarizing a College Station jewelry store. Early Wednesday morning, an alarm sounded at Sherilyn Gilmore Fine Jewelry.

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Gunshot Wound Cause of Death in Conroe Mystery

Updated: 01/11/2007 - There are still a lot of unknowns surrounding Tuesday's discovery of a body in Conroe. But there's one thing that's now crystal clear: it was a murder.

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Health Science Center Dedicates New Facility

Updated: 01/11/2007 - Designed to train and educate students with the latest tools and technology in a hospital environment, the Texas A&M Health Science Center Health Professions Education Center hosted an open house and dedication ceremony Wednesday for its new facility.

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