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Local Junior League Turns 25

Updated: 09/06/2006 - One local organization got marked a major milestone with a major get together. The Junior League Bryan-College Station held their first general membership meeting of the year at the Brazos Center Tuesday.

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Cleaning, Testing CS Pools a Costly Endeavor

Updated: 09/06/2006 - Test results are due back Wednesday on a pair of College Station pools recently shut down. Officials are hoping their deep cleaning of deep ends will clear the water of a microorganism that's already made a handful of swimmers sick. But what's the cost of the cleaning?

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Fallen Aggies Honored at Silver Taps

Updated: 09/05/2006 - Darkness fell over the Texas A&M campus Tuesday night as Aggies observed one of their most solemn traditions. The first Silver Taps ceremony for the fall semester, honoring recently deceased Texas A&M University students, was held in front of the Academic Building.

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Substitutes Needed in Bryan ISD

Updated: 09/05/2006 - Bryan ISD recently gave a pay raise to their substitutes. Substitute teachers are now paid $55.00 per day and paraprofessionals are paid $44.00 per day.

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CS Fire Station to Open in October

Updated: 09/05/2006 - After a year of delays, an opening date has been set for Fire Station Number Five on Greens Prairie Road in College Station. Last year, the general contractor went bankrupt and since then the building has been vacant. But, now the fire department says the station will open in October.

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CS Teacher Closer to State's Top Honor

Updated: 09/06/2006 - After being chosen the region's top teacher, Maureen Haggerty is now considered one of the state's top six. The South Knoll Elementary teacher has been named a finalist for the TEA's Teacher of the Year award.

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Rather Gives $2 Million to SHSU

Updated: 10/28/2006 - Newsman Dan Rather and his wife, Jean, have given Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Tex. the largest single monetary gift in the university's history.

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Hundreds March for Immigration Reform

Posted: 09/05/2006 - Hundreds of people continue their push for immigration reform. More than 700 people marched through downtown Houston Monday to a rally in front of City Hall. About 500 braved the rain in downtown Dallas Monday to march from the Roman Catholic Cathedral de Guadalupe to a rally at City Hall.

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Two CS Pools to Stay Closed

Posted: 09/05/2006 - A pair of College Station city pools will likely be closed through this coming weekend, according to College Station city officials. On Thursday, both Adamson Lagoon and the Thomas Park pools tested positive for cryptosporidium, a microorganism that causes intestinal problems.

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Veteran Dies After Robbery Attack

Posted: 09/05/2006 - Police say a Vietnam War veteran died in Houston after being beaten during a brutal robbery and thrown in a creek. Authorities say 57-year-old Barney Goodman was beaten and left for dead by robbers who wanted his 18-hundred dollar monthly veteran's disability payment.

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Rain, Flooding, Deja Vu for El Paso

Posted: 09/05/2006 - Remnants of Hurricane John have dumped more heavy rain on waterlogged El Paso but also brought some welcome relief to many parched portions of Texas. The wet conditions mired a Continental Airlines jet in mud after it veered off the taxiway at El Paso International Airport Monday. No one was injured.

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New Sub Arrives in Galveston for Commissioning

Posted: 09/05/2006 - The Navy's newest submarine has arrived in Galveston for a commissioning ceremony this weekend. The Texas docked Monday in preparation for Saturday's scheduled commissioning by first lady Laura Bush. That's when the vessel will officially earn a "USS" designator.

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Firsts Wave of 4th ID Troops Return to Fort Hood

Posted: 09/05/2006 - This week marks the arrival of the first wave of Fourth Infantry Division soldiers returning after yearlong tours in Iraq. Family members gathered yesterday at Fort Hood to welcome home 150 troops. They're the first of 19-thousand soldiers expected to return home by late December.

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What Jobs Are Hot?

Updated: 09/04/2006 - We have all heard the saying don't quit your day job. But this Labor Day if you're looking for a new job or thinking about getting into a different industry, it might be helpful to know which jobs will be hot in the years to come.

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Fight Leads to Fatal Shooting in Conroe

Updated: 09/05/2006 - A Bedias man is behind bars after he shot and killed his neighbor at a Conroe fast food restaurant, according to Conroe police. Nathan Strong, 25, of Bedias was shot in the chest and head Friday night at a Kentucky Fried Chicken on Loop 336 in Conroe.

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MDA Telethon Raises Money for Muscular Dystrophy

Updated: 09/05/2006 - The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon brought out volunteers for a good cause. For 41 years, the telethon has informed and raised funds for the service and research programs of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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Burleson County Stabbing Leaves One Injured

Updated: 09/05/2006 - A fight at a Burleson County rodeo has left a teenager in serious condition. According to Burleson County Sheriff's officials, the incident happened late Saturday night on F.M. 60 near Park Road 4 in Lyons. Sheriff Dale Stroud said the fight broke out between two groups outside the rodeo, allegedly over a set of spurs.

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'Crocodile Hunter' Killed by Sting-Ray

Updated: 09/04/2006 - The Australian conservationist and outdoorsman who made "Crikey" an international catchword, Steve Irwin, has been killed. The man known as The Crocodile Hunter was fatally stung by a stingray Monday while making a documentary.

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Labor Day Closures

Updated: 09/04/2006 - The Labor Day Weekend means an extra day off for some people, including most employees of Bryan and College Station. In Bryan, all city offices and the library are closed for the day. Garbage collection will operate on its normal schedule.

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Bryan ISD To Discuss Middle School Construction

Updated: 09/04/2006 - The company that builds the fourth middle school in Bryan could be decided this week. Bryan School Trustees meet on Thursday. Among the items on the otherwise brief agenda is possibly awarding a contract for the future Davila Middle School.

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Ziegfest Behind The Scenes

Updated: 09/04/2006 - Texas bar-b-que and Texas country, both were a major part of Ziegfest Sunday at Lake Bryan. "Just having a good time watching all these Texas country artists," said Jeremy Bobbitt, Ziegfest visitor.

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Grass Fire Burns Near Forested County Line

Posted: 09/03/2006 - A grass fire off near the Navasota River kept firefighters busy Saturday night. Few details are known about the fire, which was on private property near Clear Lake Road in east Brazos County.

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Texas Task Force 1 Headed Home

Posted: 09/02/2006 - The local connections to Tropical Storm Ernesto are on their way home. Texas Task Force 1 has been demobilized by FEMA after their week-long deployment.

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Retired Air Force General Crashes Near Waco

Updated: 09/03/2006 - A retired three-star general is dead following a plane crash at McGregor's Executive Airport. Lt Gen Harry Goodall had just departed on a flight to Virginia when his small, twin-engine plane crashed during take-off.

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