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40 Years Since U.T. Tower Sniper Attack

Posted: 08/01/2006 - It's been a low-key observance on the University of Texas campus for Tuesday's 40th anniversary of the U.T. Tower massacre. The school lowered flags to half-staff.

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Hutchison Wants Justice to Back Off Wright Amendment

Updated: 08/01/2006 - U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison wants Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to back off reviewing a plan to lift restrictions at Dallas Love Field. Hutchison backs a compromise on the long haul-flight restricting Wright Amendment.

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FBI Subpoenas Dallas School District Credit Card Receipts

Posted: 08/01/2006 - The FBI has subpoenaed the Dallas Independent School District's credit card records from the past two-and-a-half years. The FBI began investigating possible corruption within the district last summer after The Dallas Morning News reported on relationships between district officials and vendors.

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Mom Shot During Robbery Attempt

Posted: 08/01/2006 - A Mesquite mother of three is hospitalized in stable condition after a gunman shot her while trying to rob a Dallas recreation center where she works. She was reportedly unable to open the safe to meet his demands.

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Another Body Recovered in Border City

Posted: 08/01/2006 - Police in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez have found the body of a woman on a dirt road. The find of the body of 29-year-old Abigail Rodriguez yesterday comes in a city made infamous by the killings of more than 100 other young women since 1993.

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East Texas Boy Dies from Drill Injuries

Posted: 08/01/2006 - A nine-year-old East Texas boy has died of injuries suffered when a drill allegedly thrown by his stepfather pierced his chest. Longview police say the boy caught the cordless drill thrown by Fredrico Garcia in the family's backyard.

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Texas Wildfires

Posted: 08/01/2006 - Despite gusty winds, firefighters say they made progress in containing wildfires burning around Texas. Fires broke out in north, central and western areas of the state.

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Beating the Heat For Reading

Posted: 07/31/2006 - For filling the lazy days of summer with books, area youths got a chance to be a little less than lazy as part of the Ringer Library's reading celebration.

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Band's Potential Move Raises Aggie Ire

Updated: 10/28/2006 - A Big 12 ruling will likely make a big change to a Texas A&M football tradition. Starting in 2007, all school bands must be seated outside the 25 yard lines. The change comes after concerns that the band could distract opposing teams.

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Walker County Drug Death Investigation Complete

Updated: 07/31/2006 - A month after the practices of the Walker County Sheriff's office came into question, a grand jury's ruling cleared them of all wrongdoing. The Walker County Sheriff's office says the investigation into the death of Courtney O'Bryant is complete.

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Volunteers Participate in Dayz of Caring

Posted: 07/31/2006 - Hundreds of volunteers are taking time this week to prove they care about their community. The United Way is hosting its annual Dayz of Caring and hundreds of volunteers have signed up to take part.

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Pedestrian Killed on Highway 6

Updated: 08/01/2006 - A Waco man walking along Highway 6 was killed early Monday morning after being hit by an 18-wheeler. The accident happened around 3:30 a.m. just north of Benchley in Robertson County.

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Madison County Appoints Health Inspector

Posted: 07/31/2006 - Madison County restaurants may soon be cleaning up their act. County commissioners have agreed to hire a health inspector. County employee Keith Sanders will take on the responsibility.

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Harris County to Tighten Access to ERs

Posted: 07/31/2006 - The Harris County Hospital District says tomorrow it will start diverting non-urgent patients away from emergency rooms. Officials say it's an effort to reduce emergency room overcrowding brought on by walk-in patients seeking care for relatively minor problems.

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Drug Bust

Posted: 07/31/2006 - A 68-year-old Austin man is charged with drug possession after he was arrested -- allegedly with more than a dozen pounds of black-tar heroin in his possession. San Antonio police say the heroin was worth about two (M) million dollars.

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Amtrak Jumps the Tracks

Posted: 07/31/2006 - Union Pacific officials are investigating a weekend accident in Beaumont. Investigators say the Amtrak train carrying more than 100 passengers jumped the tracks.

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Enron Trial

Posted: 07/31/2006 - Former top Enron executives Jeffrey Skilling and Andrew Fastow could hear firsthand how their crimes affected their colleagues when they're sentenced. A federal judge in Houston ruled recently that victims can address Skilling and Fastow in court.

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Fire Damages Brenham Home

Updated: 07/31/2006 - A Brenham homeowner has been forced to clean up after a fire heavily damaged her home. It happened Sunday night in the 900 block of Muse Street. Authorities say grease left on the stove to warm up caught fire.

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Lightning Likely Culprit in Conroe Apartment Fire

Updated: 07/31/2006 - Firefighters in Conroe found themselves fighting an apartment fire, reportedly caused by a lightning strike. The Saturday fire was quickly put out. But some residents had an unpleasant surprise when they returned home.

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Victims Could Speak at Former Enron Executives' Sentencing

Updated: 07/31/2006 - HOUSTON (AP) - Two felons of the Enron rubble - Jeffrey Skilling and Andrew Fastow - could hear firsthand how their crimes affected their co-workers. Sentencing hearings are pending for the former executives of Houston-based Enron, which filed for bankruptcy protection in 2001.

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Valero Suing 42 Appraisal Districts Statewide

Updated: 07/31/2006 - SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Valero Energy Corp. has filed 150 lawsuits against 42 appraisal districts across Texas, saying that assessments of its properties -- ranging from convenience stores to refineries -- are too much.

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Local Pastor Says Goodbye

Updated: 07/31/2006 - After spending more than 20 years in the Brazos Valley, a local church leader is saying goodbye. Tim Skaggs has served Central Baptist church as a youth minister and associate pastor. Now, he's getting his own church in West Texas.

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Missing Grimes County Girl Safely Recovered

Posted: 07/29/2006 - A Grimes County girl is safe and back with her family after she was found safe Saturday morning in Madisonville. Four-year-old Mayra Ruiz's scary ordeal ended Saturday morning after being missing since Wednesday.

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Firefighters Save Burleson County Homes

Posted: 07/29/2006 - It was a close call from some Burleson County homeowners after a grass fire Saturday. The scene was north of Somerville and West of Lyons on Lazy Bar S Road.

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Local Car Club "Stuffed The Cars"

Posted: 07/29/2006 - A local car club, "stuffed the cars" in Bryan Saturday. La Compania Car Club collected school supplies and gently used clothes at the Tejas Center.

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