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Waco Man Gets 50 Years for Prostitute Attack

Posted: 09/15/2006 - A Waco man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for a brutal attack on a prostitute. Paris and his wife, Denise Riley Paris, were arrested in January for attacking a woman that police described as a "known prostitute."

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Bats Discovered in Humble School

Posted: 09/15/2006 - A Houston-area high school sealed off nearly a quarter of its classrooms and won't reopen them until next week after a colony of bats infested the school. Humble High School officials say nine Mexican free-tailed bats removed from the school on Wednesday have tested negative for rabies. Twenty more bats caught yesterday were awaiting testing.

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Funeral Services Set for Former Governor

Posted: 09/15/2006 - Former President Bill Clinton and his wife -- New York Senator Hillary Clinton -- are among the dignitaries who'll be on hand to remember ex-Governor Ann Richards. The funeral will be Monday in Austin for Richards.

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State Board Boosting HS Graduation Requirements

Posted: 09/15/2006 - Graduating from high school could be getting tougher in Texas. The State Board of Education has given tentative approval to a plan to increase the necessary number of credits needed to graduate from 24 -- to 26.

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A&M Student Signs Playboy Pics

Updated: 09/15/2006 - The Texas A&M Student featured in Playboy was signing autographs at Hastings in Bryan. Tasia Bauman is a sophomore at Texas A&M and will be featured in the magazines "Girls of the Big 12" edition.

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Hispanic Heritage Celebrated at A&M

Updated: 10/28/2006 - Building on its strong reputation for hispanic integration, Texas A&M marked the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. Thursday morning's opening ceremony included members of the Professional Hispanic Network, Hispanic President's Council and A&M faculty.

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Residents Learn Preparedness for Disaster

Updated: 09/15/2006 - While this hurricane season hasn't been as bad as expected, local experts took time out to educate residents on the best ways to prepare for any natural disaster.

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CS Council Approves Budget, Raises Rates

Posted: 09/14/2006 - College Station has their new budget, and it's a big one. Thursday, the council approved the $228 million budget, which is about a 20 percent increase over last year.

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Richards "Blunt in a Charming Way"

Updated: 09/15/2006 - Governor Rick Perry has ordered flags to half staff in remembrance of former Governor Ann Richards, who touched many lives across the state, the country, and here in the Brazos Valley.

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A&M Preps for Bird Flu

Updated: 10/28/2006 - Texas A&M University is preparing for a potential bird flu pandemic. Students, veterinarians, researchers and farmers received hands-on training Thursday on how to test and detect the H5N1 strain in birds and poultry.

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Robertson County Facility at Center of Controversy

Updated: 09/14/2006 - A Robertson County gas treatment facility is open for business despite complaints by area residents. A temporary restraining order was issued to close the plant operated by Energy Transfer Company. However, that restraining order was never enacted.

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Perot Staying Out of Governor's Race

Posted: 09/14/2006 - A governor's race with two independent candidates isn't enough to entice Dallas billionaire Ross Perot to get involved in a campaign again. The man who twice ran for president as a third-party candidate tells The Dallas Morning News he's staying out of politics and sticking with issues.

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DeLay Indictment

Posted: 09/14/2006 - Tom DeLay's lawyer calls it "just another bump in the road." The highest criminal appeals court in Texas says it will consider reinstating a conspiracy charge against the former US House Republican Leader.

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Dewhurst Calls for Harsher Sentences for Sex Offenders

Posted: 09/14/2006 - Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst plans to push for tougher penalties for child molesters during the 2007 legislative session. Dewhurst, who presides over the Texas Senate, will encourage lawmakers to pass a version of Florida's "Jessica's Law."

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House Republicans Push New Vote on Border Fence

Posted: 09/14/2006 - US House Republicans seeking to get tough on illegal immigration plan a new vote Thursday on a border fence proposal. The bill calls for building more than 700 miles of double-layered fencing along the nearly two-thousand-mile border with Mexico.

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Police: Shooting Suspects Still on the Run

Updated: 09/14/2006 - Huntsville law enforcement are asking for your help in finding two suspects on the run. They were the target of a massive manhunt Tuesday, following a reported carjacking in Trinity.

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Remembering Ann Richards

Updated: 09/14/2006 - Praise and expressions of sympathy poured in Thursday for former Texas Gov. Ann Richards, who died Wednesday night at her home in Austin after a battle with esophageal cancer. She was 73.

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Gas Prices Falling Nationwide

Updated: 09/13/2006 - As quickly as they went up, they are going down. We've all experienced pain at the pump, but lately, prices have been on the decline. In fact, the statewide gas price average has come down by nearly 35-cents in the past five weeks.

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Howard Calls for Check-Ups in Wake of Cancer

Updated: 09/14/2006 - He's one of the area's most well-known personalities. Since 1978, Chip Howard has been heard on radio dials talking sports. But now, there's another topic that he wants people to hear about: early detection of colon cancer.

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Study Finds Most Bible Classes Not Academic

Posted: 09/13/2006 - A study finds that the majority of Bible courses being offered as electives at Texas high schools are devotional and sectarian in their approach. The yearlong study by the Texas Freedom Network found the courses do not teach about the Bible in a historical or literary context as is required under state law.

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Ellington Field

Posted: 09/13/2006 - Supporters of Ellington Field say a plan to retire 17 fighter jets there would jeopardize the defense of the Houston Ship Channel and area petrochemical plants. The Defense Department's Base Realignment and Closure Commission has recommended that the Air National Guard jets be retired from the Houston airport to help cut expenses.

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Cosmic Construction Zone

Posted: 09/13/2006 - Atlantis astronauts Dan Burbank and Steve MacLean are expected to venture outside the shuttle Wednesday. Two of their colleagues ventured outside the shuttle Tuesday and started hooking up a 45-foot addition to the international space station. That's the first since construction was put on hold following the Columbia disaster in 2003.

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USDA Expects a Drop in Cotton Crop

Posted: 09/13/2006 - Blame it on the lingering drought. The dry spell is a big reason behind the US Department of Agriculture predicting a 35 percent drop in Texas cotton production, compared to last year.

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Fire Forces A&M Building's Evacuation

Updated: 10/28/2006 - A building at Texas A&M was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after it caught fire. It happened at Kleberg Animal and Food Sciences Center around 4:45 p.m.

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