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Killer of Five-Year-Old Set to Die

Posted: 07/20/2006 - Texas is preparing to carry out its second execution in as many days. Forty-year-old Robert Anderson of Amarillo faces lethal injection tonight over the 1992 abduction and slaying of a girl.

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Deadly Apartment Blast in Texas City

Posted: 07/20/2006 - Investigators say one man died and another has been hurt in an explosion at a Texas City apartment. Authorities recovered explosive materials at the scene, but say they don't believe terrorism was involved.

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San Antonio Man Gets 75 Years in Child's Death

Posted: 07/20/2006 - A San Antonio man has been sentenced to 75 years in prison over the 2004 killing of his girlfriend's four-year-old son. Twenty-two-year-old Paul Castellano was arrested one day after Joshua Pacheco died of what doctors say was strangulation and trauma to the abdomen.

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Dallas Drug Bust

Posted: 07/20/2006 - Dallas police say two traffic stops led to the seizure of about 654 pounds of cocaine. Investigators say the cocaine has a street value topping 13 (M) million dollars.

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Evacuees Arrive in Baltimore

Posted: 07/20/2006 - No doubt a joyous homecoming for the first Americans who fled Lebanon. The first planeload of evacuees has arrived at Baltimore-Washington International-Thurgood Marshall Airport. The plane is believed to be carrying 141 adults and four infants.

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Texas' Derby Winner Back in Kentucky

Posted: 07/20/2006 - The 1983 Kentucky Derby winner has returned to Churchill Downs after 23 years to be reburied. Sunny's Halo died in 2003 and was buried in Bullard, Texas, at the home of owner Billy Hanna.

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Discussion Continues on Trans Texas Corridor

Updated: 07/20/2006 - Talk of the Trans Texas Corridor continues across east Texas. Over the last couple of years, the vast majority of the Brazos Valley has moved out of the proposed path of the super highway. But that hasn't stopped TXDOT from getting local input.

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Americans Evacuate War Torn Lebanon

Updated: 07/20/2006 - Hezbollah has issued a statement saying none of its leaders or members was killed in a huge bombing raid in south Beirut. Meanwhile, the United States is ramping up its evacuation of citizens from Lebanon after a slow start.

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Changes for State Bank in B/CS

Updated: 07/19/2006 - State Bank will have a new name, thanks to a bank merger. Prosperity Bancshares announced Wednesday it will acquire Texas United Bancshares.' Texas United has four wholly-owned subsidiary banks, including State Bank in the Bryan/College Station area.

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Robertson County Woman Dies in SUV Wreck

Posted: 07/19/2006 - A Franklin woman is dead after authorities say she took a Robertson County curve too quickly. DPS reports Rhonda Curbello, 45, was driving on FM 1644 between Franklin and Calvert around 2pm Wednesday afternoon when she lost control.

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CS Council to Hear Rezoning Request

Posted: 07/19/2006 - A hotly-debated rezoning request will be heard by College Station's city council Thursday. There will be a public hearing on the proposed development of 50 acres at the southeast corner of Highway 6 and Rock Prairie Road.

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Hotel Chain Going Smoke-Free

Posted: 07/19/2006 - Getting a smoke-free room in a Marriott hotel is going to get easier. Chairman and CEO J.W. Marriott says in a statement that the decision reflects "a new level of service and care" for consumers and those working in the hotels.

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No Textbook Funds for Laptops

Posted: 07/19/2006 - The Texas Attorney General says state funds for purchasing school textbooks can't be used to buy laptops and other computer hardware. Greg Abbott released his opinion yesterday in response to questions raised by the State Board of Education. Some lawmakers had tried to shift funding from books to technology.

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Texas Select Lloyds Policies Being Canceled

Posted: 07/19/2006 - State insurance regulators are urging customers of San Antonio-based Texas Select Lloyds and its sister companies to find new coverage. Texas regulators earlier this month said Vesta Insurance Group of Birmingham, Alabama, had defaulted on some loans. Authorities took over several of the company's subsidiaries.

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Eight Found in Tour Bus Compartments

Posted: 07/19/2006 - Eight illegal immigrants -- including five children -- have been found hidden in the engine and baggage compartments of two chartered buses in South Texas. All are Mexican nationals -- with the children ranging in age from eight to 14.

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Burn Bans

Posted: 07/19/2006 - Two local counties have putting burn bans into effect. Tuesday, Madison and Walker counties put the bans in place.

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Trailer Fire

Posted: 07/19/2006 - Bryan firefighters battled a trailer fire in the 1700 block of Palasota Tuesday afternoon. The back of the structure was burning when they arrived, and eventually one whole story of the building was involved.

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More West Nile

Posted: 07/18/2006 - Two more batches of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile in Brazos County. One was found in College Station, the other in Bryan. Residents in both areas have been warned of the discovery.

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Application Withdrawn for CS Rezoning

Posted: 07/18/2006 - Applicants wanting to rezone 35 acres near Sebesta Road in College Station have withdrawn their application. As such, a public hearing set for Wednesday night has been canceled.

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Hot Temps, Thick Brush Fuel Grass Fire

Updated: 07/18/2006 - Good news for Bryan firefighters as one of their own is out of the hospital after battling a grass fire, one that is finally under control. The firefighter was taken from the scene off of Leonard Road with heat exhaustion.

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Chief Strope Off the Full-time Beat

Updated: 07/18/2006 - Tuesday was Mike Strope's last day as Bryan's full-time police chief, and it has been a busy three-and-a-half years for Strope heading up that department.

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College Station ISD Pay Raises

Posted: 07/18/2006 - College Station's school board met Tuesday night to discuss pay raises. College Station Education Association representatives asked the board to consider increasing pay for support personnel to $9.76 an hour.

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Changes at Calvert ISD

Posted: 07/18/2006 - A Calvert school principal may be out of a job soon. The school board met in closed session Tuesday night to negotiate buying out the contract for Spigner Elementary principal, LeeEtta Mable.

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Brenham Skating and Bicycling Ordinance

Posted: 07/18/2006 - Brenham's city council passed the first reading of an ordinance limiting skate boarding and bicycling in certain areas of town. The measure is expected to go into effect in August.

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Buffalo Water Should Be Coming Back On

Updated: 07/18/2006 - Hundreds of Buffalo residents have gone without water for another day. But, a representative from the company's board says everyone should have water late Tuesday night.

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