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Trial Date Set for Tejano Artist

Posted: 08/31/2006 - A judge set an October 16th trial date for Tejano artist Joe Lopez. The 56-year-old former lead singer of "Grupo Mazz" is accused of drugging and molesting a 13-year-old girl in 2004.

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Immigration Meeting

Posted: 08/31/2006 - Lawmakers and residents say that it is important that immigration laws include more than just border security. Former four-term San Antonio mayor and US HUD secretary Henry Cisneros says the final legislation should include security measures, a guest-worker program and a path to legalization.

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TSTC Considering Future of Brownsville Campus

Posted: 08/31/2006 - Texas State Technical College isn't accepting new students this semester at its Brownsville campus because too few students enrolled. A school official says the college may stop classes at the site permanently if it cannot generate enough interest by the spring.

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Burleson County Wreck Injures at Least One

Updated: 08/31/2006 - A one vehicle rollover in Burleson County has seriously injured one person. Details are sketchy at this point, but authorities have confirmed the wreck occurred around 7 p.m. Wednesday on FM 1362 near CR 343.

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Man Drowns at Lake Madison

Updated: 08/31/2006 - A long night of searching Lake Madison for a drowning victim has come to an end. Around 8:35pm Wednesday, rescue crews recovered the body of a man who had been missing for two-and-a-half hours.

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Montgomery County Resident Dies from West Nile

Updated: 08/30/2006 - West Nile has hit home in Montgomery County, as the state is confirming the death of one of the area's West Nile patients. No details are known about the patient, but it was one of three confirmed human West Nile cases in Montgomery County.

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Residents React to Survivor Shake-Up

Updated: 08/30/2006 - It may be one of the most talked about debuts of any television show, and it's still two weeks away. The latest season of Survivor will divide Asians, Hispanics, African Americans and Caucasians into separate tribes.

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Health Status Assessment Points Out Brazos Valley Problems

Updated: 08/30/2006 - Obesity, access to specialty medical care, and transportation are only a few of several factors plaguing the health status of the Brazos Valley. The findings are based on the 2006 Brazos Valley Health Status Assessment.

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Local Nurse Receives State Accolades

Updated: 08/31/2006 - A local nurse practitioner is tops in the state. Jane Riley was named Nurse Practitioner of the Year by the Texas Nurse Practitioners Association. There are approximately 5,500 nurse practitioners in the state of Texas.

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More Confirmed Human West Nile Cases

Updated: 08/30/2006 - The Brazos County Health Department has announced four additional human cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed. To date, there are eight cases of human West Nile in Brazos County that have been confirmed by the state.

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More Water Work in College Station

Updated: 08/30/2006 - College Station continues with some water maintenance Thursday. Residents and businesses along Southwest Parkway in the 400 and 500 blocks will be without water from 10am Thursday until 5pm.

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South Dakota Execution of Texan Postponed

Posted: 08/30/2006 - A Texas man on South Dakota's death row had his execution postponed while lawmakers review the state's law. Elijah Page, of Athens, Texas, had asked to be put to death for a grisly torture slaying that would have made his South Dakota's first execution in decades.

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AT&T Credit Hacking

Posted: 08/30/2006 - Law enforcement is working to determine how hackers accessed a computer system and stole credit card information and other data from thousands of AT&T DSL equipment customers. The company says the system of the online Web store was hacked into over the weekend and the files of fewer than 19-thousand customers were affected.

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Principal Comments on Black Students' Test Scores

Posted: 08/30/2006 - A high school principal who singled out black students' poor test scores over the school's intercom system is leaving her position. She said black students who failed math on the state's accountability test had caused the school to be rated unacceptable.

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Drought Assistance: Not Enough

Posted: 08/30/2006 - Texas agriculture groups say that nearly 800 (m) million in federal assistance for farmers and ranchers devastated by drought is not nearly enough. Most of it, says Roger Haldenby of the Plains Cotton Growers, isn't new money to help farmers. The dollars are what cotton producers and grain sorghum and peanuts farmers would receive in subsidy payments in October.

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Harris County Appeals Decision on Bible Removal

Posted: 08/30/2006 - Harris County wants the entire Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals to review a decision barring the Bible from a monument in front of a courts building. The Harris County Attorney's Office made the request Tuesday in response to a ruling earlier this month by a three-judge panel of the appeals court. The panel upheld a judge's 2004 decision that the display violated the establishment clause of the First Amendment.

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CS Looking For Senior Input

Updated: 08/30/2006 - College Station is looking for input on a proposed $4 million senior center. It would then be included in a bond election in 2008. Wednesday is the first of three public meetings on the project.

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Woman Arrested After Car Chase

Updated: 08/29/2006 - A Bryan woman was arrested Tuesday after leading authorities on a high-speed chase through two counties, authorities said. Rhonda Thurman, 30, was charged with auto theft, driving while intoxicated and evading arrest.

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Katrina, One Year Later

Updated: 08/29/2006 - It has been one year since Hurricane Katrina crashed into New Orleans. And while the Army Corps of Engineers says it has almost completely restored the levees to pre-Katrina levels, there is still concern they may not withstand a hurricane.

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One Month of Talks, Zero Bryan City Managers

Updated: 08/29/2006 - After a month of discussion, there is still no decision in the search for Bryan's new city manager. The city council met in executive session for about an hour-and-a-half Tuesday afternoon and decided they needed still more time to talk things over.

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Hutchison Not Planning on September Debate

Posted: 08/29/2006 - The two challengers to Republican incumbent Kay Bailey Hutchison's US Senate seat have committed to a September debate. But there's no RSVP from Hutchison yet.

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Wal-Mart Settles Suit with Parents of Murdered Clerk

Posted: 08/29/2006 - Wal-Mart has settled a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a 19-year-old store clerk who was abducted, raped and killed following her night shift. The parents of Megan LeAnn Holden say the terms of the settlement are confidential.

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Fugitive Polygamist Arrested

Posted: 08/29/2006 - A polygamist Mormon sect leader who was on the FBI's Most Wanted List has been arrested and faces sexual misconduct charges for allegedly arranging marriages between underage girls and older men, authorities said Tuesday.

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College Student with Dynamite on Plane Granted Bond

Posted: 08/29/2006 - The parents of a 21-year-old college student who faces a charge of carrying an explosive aboard an aircraft have posted his 75-thousand dollar bond in Houston. Howard MacFarland Fish was granted bond Monday. He is a junior at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania.

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More Tulia Sting Defendants Could Get Money from Texas

Posted: 08/29/2006 - At least one defendant in the discredited 1999 Tulia drug busts has received money from the state for wrongful imprisonment. A West Texas attorney representing 18 others expects more to receive money.

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