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Durham Discussions Continue Shelter Saga

Updated: 07/03/2006 - Discussions are underway between the Brazos Animal Shelter's board and its executive director. Attorneys for Kelley Durham and the three member board won't say what they're discussing. However, Durham and the board haven't seen eye-to-eye in recent months.

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A Chance to Choo-Choose a Train

Updated: 06/30/2006 - You've seen small, decorative trains around town, and now there's a chance to own one. The trains are part of the "Locomotives on Parade" exhibit at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M.

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Property Taxes Due by End of Friday

Updated: 07/01/2006 - Brazos County is one of seven counties allowing taxpayers to pay half of the total amount due on or before November 30, then the second half no later then midnight Friday.

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No New Clues from Harmony Man's Autopsy

Updated: 06/30/2006 - The cause of death has been determined for the Harmony man killed during a police shootout. The preliminary autopsy report, released today, shows Thomas Strong died from multiple gun shot wounds.

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Aggie Poised for Takeoff

Updated: 07/01/2006 - NASA says it's still on track for a launch of space shuttle Discovery Saturday afternoon, even if the weather outlook remains iffy. One of the seven astronauts on board will be 1980 Texas A&M graduate, Michael Fossum.

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Subscription Canceled

Posted: 06/30/2006 - The library director at San Antonio's University of the Incarnate Word has canceled the library's subscription to The New York Times. In an e-mail to his library staff, he wrote that neither average citizens nor enemy terrorists needed to know about the classified program in a time of war.

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National Guard to Miss Deadline for Border Mission

Posted: 06/30/2006 - The Bush administration hasn't been able to muster even half of the 25-hundred National Guardsmen it planned to have on the Mexican border by tomorrow. President Bush's plan called for all 50 states to send troops. But only ten states have signed commitments.

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Yates Trial

Posted: 06/30/2006 - Defense testimony continues today in the Texas retrial of Andrea Yates, who drowned her five children in a bathtub. She has pleaded innocent by reason of insanity and faces life in prison if convicted.

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Texas Redistricting

Posted: 06/30/2006 - Both sides in Texas' redistricting fight have got two weeks to suggest how to redraw a congressional district whose borders were struck down by the US Supreme Court. A federal judge says proposed changes are due July 14th, and oral arguments before a judicial panel will be held August third.

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Highway Rape in Central Texas

Posted: 06/30/2006 - Authorities say a Central Texas woman was recuperating at a Temple hospital after she reported being run off a rural road, kidnapped and then raped and beaten by her abductors. Authorities say she had walked and crawled a half-mile to find help after her abductors left her for dead Wednesday morning along a highway in Limestone County.

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Bryan Councilman Hosts Housing Meeting

Posted: 06/29/2006 - Many of Bryan's neighborhood associations got a chance to discuss the city's neighborhood preservation ordinance. Councilman Mike Southerland hosted the meeting Thursday.

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Frustrated CS Man Fires Shots

Posted: 06/29/2006 - A convicted felon remains in jail once again on $5,000 bond, this time for firing shots in College Station. Vincent Turner was arrested Wednesday morning after police say he was firing rounds into the air near George Fitch Park.

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Red Cross Shelter Training

Posted: 06/29/2006 - Hurricane season is here and local disaster relief volunteers are already preparing for a busy year. Several volunteers and officials received training Thursday night at the Red Cross in Bryan.

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Justice for Immigrants

Updated: 06/30/2006 - The immigration reform movement is getting some heavenly help. A group called "Justice for Immigrant" has enlisted the aid of a local Catholic Church.

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FutureGen Texas Stops in the Brazos Valley

Updated: 06/30/2006 - The FutureGen Texas team is asking for community support. 12 finalist sites remain in the running to house the near zero emission power facility. Jewett, one of the Texas sites, the other Odessa, remains a top competitor. And to seal the deal, the Future Gen team is making last minute efforts to draw support.

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Creel Resigns as CSISD Superintendent

Updated: 06/30/2006 - College Station Superintendent Jimmy Creel's resignation has been accepted by the school board. Though his last day won't be until August 31st, Creel will remain on paid administrative leave, meaning his tenure here is over.

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Third Bryan Case of West Nile in '06

Posted: 06/29/2006 - Another case of West Nile has been found in Bryan. Mosquitoes collected on June 20 in the 2700 block of Maloney Avenue tested positive for the disease.

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Bryan Water Calendars Back By Popular Demand

Posted: 06/29/2006 - Bryan residents will be getting a little bit of Hollywood with their water quality report. Last year's water calendars were such a hit, they're back with a twist.

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Worker Phones for Help after Train Severs His Legs

Posted: 06/29/2006 - A rail yard worker who lost his legs when a train ran over him used a cell phone to report that he was trapped and had been "cut in two." In a tape of the 911 call, Duncan tells the operator that he was run over by a rail car and says he's about to pass out.

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Offshore Drilling

Posted: 06/29/2006 - Members of Congress say they have a good chance to end a drilling ban that was enacted a quarter-century ago on most of the country's offshore waters. They hope that states will be enticed by (B) billions of dollars in potential oil and gas royalties into allowing offshore drilling.

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Mystery Muffins

Posted: 06/29/2006 - Two 18-year-old Dallas men have been indicted on felony charges over the delivery of marijuana-laced muffins to a high school. At least 18 staffers at Lake Highlands High School got slightly sick or required hospital attention after the May 16th incident.

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Trans Texas Corridor

Posted: 06/29/2006 - The state has reached a one-point-three (B) billion-dollar deal with developer of the proposed Trans Texas Corridor. Under the deal, developer Cintra-Zachry will build the final 40 miles of the state toll Highway 130 from Austin to Seguin.

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No More Rent for Evacuees

Posted: 06/29/2006 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is cutting off rent subsidies to hundreds of 2005 hurricane evacuees. Those evacuees face a July 31st deadline to take over the rent payments or face eviction.

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Another Meeting on Creel Could be the Last

Posted: 06/29/2006 - Thursday's College Station school board meeting will likely signal the end of Jimmy's Creel's tenure as superintendent. He and the school district had reached an agreement on his exit from CSISD.

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Bryan III's Recusal Request Denied

Updated: 06/28/2006 - A local lawyer's request to have a district judge removed from presiding over his cases was denied Wednesday. Travis Bryan III filed a motion to have Judge J.D. Langley recused from 11 of his cases at a hearing Wednesday morning.

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