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The Retirement Capitol of Texas?

Posted: 05/30/2006 - The state Agriculture Department is launching a campaign to lure more retirees to make Texas their home. The department is taking applications from Texas towns to earn the title of -- quote -- "certified retirement community."

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CBS Reporter Moved to Hospital in Germany

Posted: 05/30/2006 - A CBS spokeswoman says correspondent Kimberly Dozier has undergone two surgeries since being injured in a car bombing yesterday in Iraq. Doctors have removed shrapnel from her head, but they say the most series injuries are to her lower body.

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Manslaughter Indictment

Posted: 05/30/2006 - The motorist accused of striking and killing a Washington County sheriff's deputy last month has been indicted for manslaughter. Authorities say 31-year-old James Yell of Dime Box was driving the Chevy pickup that hit Deputy Donald Wass on Highway 36 north of Bellville.

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Two Die in Leon County Wreck

Posted: 05/29/2006 - A mysterious green car may be to blame for a two vehicle accident that killed two Monday. And the DPS is asking for the public's help in finding the driver of that car.

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Local Writes Children's Book About Enron

Updated: 05/30/2006 - If you log onto amazon.com or visit a local bookstore, you'll find a few books about the Enron scandal. Soon, you'll be able to find a children's book about it too and the author is from right here in the Brazos Valley.

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New CS Councilmembers Look at Clean Slate

Posted: 05/29/2006 - College Station's city council made many headlines in the past year, many times for the wrong reasons. The city's new councilmembers are hoping to change that, though it might be easier said than done.

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American Legion Remembers

Updated: 05/29/2006 - Memorial Day started as a time set aside to honor the nation's Civil War dead by decorating their graves. It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868, and in 1971 Congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday to be celebrated the last Monday in May.

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Highway 6 Construction

Posted: 05/29/2006 - You may want to allow extra time if traveling Highway 6 this week. Starting Tuesday the northbound lanes of the highway between Greens Prairie to Texas World Speedway will have daily lane closures throughout the week.

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CS School Board Meeting About Superintendent

Updated: 05/29/2006 - The College Station school board is meeting Tuesday in executive session to talk about the performance of superintendent Jimmy Creel and a possible "leave of absence." Notice of the special meeting was posted Friday.

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Send-Off Planned for Couric as She Heads to CBS

Posted: 05/29/2006 - An era comes to an end Wednesday when longtime "Today" show host Katie Couric bids farewell and heads off to rival CBS to anchor the evening news. Couric says she hasn't really thought about how she'll react.

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ID Tags for Children

Posted: 05/29/2006 - A company has donated 65-hundred shoe tags to the Galveston school district in hopes that they will serve as identification in case families are separated by hurricanes. The Galveston Independent School District is distributing the tags to its elementary school students during end-of-the-year awards presentations.

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Deadly Attack on CBS News Crew

Posted: 05/29/2006 - Two members of a CBS News team, veteran cameraman Paul Douglas, 48, and soundman James Brolan, 42, were killed and correspondent Kimberly Dozier, 39, was seriously injured Monday when the Baghdad military unit in which they were embedded was attacked.

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Texas Rain

Posted: 05/29/2006 - It's a soggy Memorial Day in parts of Southeast Texas. Up to 12 inches of rain is reported in the rice fields from Houston to Beaumont overnight. That's led to flooded streets and underpasses in the Beaumont area.

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Memorial Day

Posted: 05/29/2006 - Americans around the country will be attending parades and ceremonies today that will honor the nation's war dead. Yesterday there were ceremonies in advance of the holiday.

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Brazos County Man Shot after Two County Pursuit

Posted: 05/28/2006 - A Brazos County man is recovering from a gunshot wound after leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase, and then pulling a gun on officers. It started about 10:20 p.m, Saturday, in the 2500 block of OSR in Benchley

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Bryan Man Shot to Death

Posted: 05/28/2006 - Bryan Police are investigating the shooting death of a man over the weekend. Police received a call of shots fired in the 1200 block of West William Joel Bryan Parkway shortly after 2 a.m., Sunday.

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Iola Man Dead in One-Vehicle Accident

Posted: 05/28/2006 - An Iola man is dead after a one-vehicle accident in Grimes County Saturday afternoon. Authorities say Tommy Lawson veered off the side of County Road 103 and hit a tree.

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College Station Seeking Applicants for Comprehensive Plan Committee

Posted: 05/28/2006 - The city of College Station is asking for your help in finalizing long-range plans for the city. The city is beginning the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan and is seeking six residents, including a student, to serve on an advisory committee. They are also seeking one resident that lives in the county.

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City to Inspect Water Tower, Could Cause Discoloration

Posted: 05/28/2006 - If you notice some strangely-colored water starting Monday, the city of College Station says 'don't panic'. City crews will slowly drain the Greens Prairie water tower Monday night for a routine inspection.

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Cities, Colleges Closed on Memorial Day

Updated: 05/28/2006 - The Memorial Day holiday means lots of closings around the area. Of course, many businesses, including local banks will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. But don't expect city offices to be open, either.

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Local Family Uses Holiday To Remember Loved One

Posted: 05/28/2006 - From boating on the lake to cookouts with friends, Memorial day weekend is official start of summer for many. But for one local family, it is a time to come together and remember a family member that is no longer with them to celebrate.

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Fumes Force Evacuation of Bryan Office Building

Posted: 05/27/2006 - Paint thinner fumes forced the evacuation of a Bryan office building Saturday night. It happened at the Galleria Village office tower. Fire crews were called out shortly after 6 p.m.

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Bryan High Seniors Graduate

Posted: 05/27/2006 - For about 700 students, the end arrived Saturday. The end of mandatory schooling anyway. The Bryan High class of 2006 walked the stage at Reed Arena. It was a packed house as family, friends and faculty shared the occasion.

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U.S. Pleges $500,000 in Initial Aid to Indonesia

Posted: 05/27/2006 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is sending a half-million dollars in emergency assistance for earthquake victims in Indonesia. A statement released by President Bush says the U.S. will offer "financial and material support" and is standing by to offer additional assistance as needed.

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Bush Sealed Jefferson Records as Compromise

Posted: 05/27/2006 - WASHINGTON (AP) - We're learning about President Bush's role in defusing a confrontation between the House of Representatives and the Justice Department. The focus of the dispute was the FBI's search of Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson's office. Jefferson is being investigated for bribery.

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