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CS Man Indicted in Collision

Updated: 10/28/2006 - A College Station man was indicted in the head-on collision death of an elderly Somerville man. A Washington County grand jury indicted Louis Caballero, 26, on criminally negligent homicide charges.

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Former Trooper Guilty of Tampering

Updated: 10/28/2006 - A former state trooper based in Bryan will never wear a law enforcement badge again after he plead guilty Friday to criminal charges. Jose Luis Acosta, 31, was charged with official oppression and tampering with a government record.

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Principals Get a Break on Language Demands

Posted: 10/27/2006 - The Dallas school board has relaxed a policy that required elementary principals in mostly Hispanic schools to learn Spanish by 2008. The policy adopted last year required that principals be bilingual in the language spoken by the school's students. The rule applied if half the students were limited in English proficiency.

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Boy Killed in Crash on Sect's Land

Posted: 10/27/2006 - A three-year-old boy was killed and another three-year-old was critically injured in a minivan crash on a Texas ranch owned by the polygamist sect led by Warren Jeffs. Another three-year-old suffered minor injuries. All three boys have the last name Jeffs but it's unclear if the boys are related to Jeffs.

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Higher Education Enrollment is Up in Texas

Posted: 10/27/2006 - Enrollment at Texas colleges and universities has grown by more than 27-thousand students this fall. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board reports most of the increases came at two-year schools.

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Bush Daughter Tells of "My Father, My President"

Updated: 10/27/2006 - She was given the task of telling the life story of her father. When your dad is the former president, the task certainly isn't easy. But Doro Bush-Koch came through, and the fruits of her labor were on display in Aggieland Thursday evening.

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Gunshot Victim Dies; Husband Remains Jailed

Updated: 10/27/2006 - A Bryan man in jail for an attack on his wife could now face murder charges. Bobbie Ray Tates is accused of shooting his wife, Carolyn, back on August 25. Carolyn Tates died Wednesday night as an apparent result of her gunshot wound.

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Land to Deal

Updated: 10/27/2006 - The Bryan City Council wants the Texas A&M Board of Regents to know just how much they want the new Health Science Center in Bryan. Recent action by the city council is saying it loud and clear.

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Warrant Amnesty Ends

Posted: 10/26/2006 - Friday, October 27th, is the last day for the Class-C Amnesty. Starting on Monday local law enforcement will be arresting anyone who has an outstanding Class-C warrant issued from the College Station Municipal Court or from the Brazos County Justice of the Peace Courts.

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CS Woman Indicted in Rodeo Death

Posted: 10/26/2006 - A College Station woman has been charged in the stabbing death of a woman at the Robertson County Fairgrounds. A Robertson County grand jury indicted Cheryl Arnold, 33, on charges of murder on October 18.

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High-Tech Learning In Aggieland

Posted: 10/26/2006 - First Apple revolutionized the music industry, now it's transforming the way some Texas A&M students learn outside of the classroom. Teaming up with Texas A&M, Apple is bringing high-tech learning to Aggieland, via iTunes U.

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College Degree Worth an Extra $23,000 a Year

Posted: 10/26/2006 - A report released by the government today shows that a bachelor's degree is worth about 23-thousand dollars a year. That is the average gap in earnings between adults with bachelor's degrees and those with high school diplomas.

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Mavs Doctor Raising Money for AEDs in Schools

Posted: 10/26/2006 - Some cash-strapped school could get some help in buying the defibrillators they're now required to have. A group headed by the Dallas Mavericks team physician says it plans to raise one (m) million dollars to help put the heart-saving emergency device in Texas high schools.

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Baby Critically Burned in Crib Fire

Posted: 10/26/2006 - Investigators say a 16-month-old girl was critically burned when a mosquito net draped over her crib caught fire on a space heater. Fire officials say people should be careful to keep flammable materials such as drapes and bedding away from space heaters.

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Homeowners Confused and Frustrated at Property Tax Bills

Posted: 10/26/2006 - As Texas homeowners receive their property tax bills this month, most will find they've gone up instead of down. But, without new tax legislation, homeowners could have been faced with an even higher bill.

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Changes In The Classroom

Updated: 10/25/2006 - The US Department of Education has given public schools the option to fill classes based on gender. Effective November 24, local and national school leaders will legally be able to implement same-sex or single-sex classrooms.

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Accidental Endorsement to be Retracted

Updated: 10/26/2006 - An error in one local candidate's latest ad came as a surprise to both the candidate and a supposed endorser. County Court at Law #1 candidate Amanda Matzke was advertised as having been endorsed by the College Station Police Department.

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Edwards Climbs Congressional Power Rankings

Updated: 10/25/2006 - Congressman Chet Edwards is seeking a ninth term in Congress, but his work during the last eight has apparently made him among the most powerful in the House.

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Museum Hosts Day for Seniors

Posted: 10/25/2006 - Area senior citizens received a lesson in African American history on Wednesday. The Brazos Valley African American Museum hosted Senior Citizens Appreciation Day.

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Man Faces Execution Over Parents' Deaths

Updated: 10/25/2006 - Condemned inmate Gregory Summers remembers making funeral arrangements for his parents and an uncle. All were fatally stabbed and then burned when their home in Abilene was set on fire in 1990. But investigators in Abilene later determined Summers arranged for the slayings to collect insurance money.

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Bush Admits Public Discontent With Iraq War

Updated: 10/25/2006 - In a somber, pre-election review of a long and brutal war, President Bush conceded Wednesday that the United States is taking heavy casualties in Iraq and said, "I know many Americans are not satisfied with the situation" there.

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Drowning Victims in Rio Grande

Posted: 10/25/2006 - Authorities say the autopsies of five people whose bodies were pulled from the Rio Grande show they were drowning victims. The most recent statistics show 38 drownings from the Border Patrol's El Paso to Rio Grande Valley sectors between October of 2005 and September 15th of this year.

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State Wants Sex Predator Treatment for Murder Convict

Posted: 10/25/2006 - Prosecutors say a convicted murderer should be kept in state treatment when he completes his 25-year sentence next year because he is a sexually violent predator. Prosecutor Joey Robertson says 44-year-old Wesley Wayne Miller of Fort Worth can't control his, quote, "sexual deviant behavior."

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A&M Ranger Team Wins Challenge Again

Updated: 10/28/2006 - For the sixth straight year, Texas A&M's Army ROTC Ranger team is tops. At the annual Army Ranger Challenge competition in San Antonio, A&M's team faced off against 21 schools in competitions for infantry skills.

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