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A&M Helps Fat Fidos Slim Down

Updated: 01/10/2007 - There is now pretty much a diet pill for anyone, even your dog. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new drug, to help some fat Fidos slim down.

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Milam County Authorities Hope Cold Case Turns Hot

Updated: 01/10/2007 - Earlier this week, we told you that Milam County authorities are trying to solve a 20-year-old cold case. In 1986, the body of a young girl was found near Rockdale. Now, with new DNA technology, authorities hope to find an answer.

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House Approves Minimum Wage Increase

Posted: 01/10/2007 - The Democratic-controlled House has overwhelmingly voted to increase the minimum wage by more than $2, to $7.25 an hour. The vote was 315-to-116. It would be the first increase for the nation's lowest-paid workers in almost ten years.

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Execution Set for Three Year Old's Killer

Posted: 01/10/2007 - Appeals are pending as Carlos Granados faces execution tonight over a 1998 deadly stabbing in Georgetown during a domestic dispute. The victim was his girlfriend's three-year-old son -- Anthony Jiminez. Katherine Jiminez suffered from some two dozen stab wounds -- but survived to testify against Granados.

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Man Charged in Stabbing of Five Year Old

Posted: 01/10/2007 - A man accused of repeatedly stabbing a five-year-old girl with an ice pick is facing capital murder charges. Twenty-one-year-old Michael Eugene Moorman of Morgan is accused of stabbing the girl in the chest and then stabbing himself.

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Alleged Baby Shaker Has Bond Set

Posted: 01/09/2007 - Bond has been set a $30,000 for a Spring man accused of injuring his infant twins. Joshua Powell, 26, remains in the Montgomery County jail charged with two felony counts of injury to a child.

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Body Found Near Conroe; Murder Suspected

Updated: 01/10/2007 - A mystery is unraveling in Conroe after a man's body is found in a secluded, wooded area on the southeastern edge of the city. As of Tuesday evening, investigators have no idea who the man is, how he got there, or how he died. But they do suspect murder.

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Debate Will Continue on Briarcrest Traffic Tie-Ups

Updated: 01/09/2007 - It's among the busiest streets in Bryan. FM 1179 -- better known as Briarcrest -- is all but maxed out when it comes to traffic capacity. TxDOT has been working up plans to try to alleviate the travel woes. But property owners will have another chance to weigh in.

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Brenham Clerk Sentenced

Updated: 01/10/2007 - A former Brenham city employee who stole thousands of dollars from the city was sentenced Friday. Carie Lea Conway, 33, was sentenced to ten years probation.

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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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