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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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Survivors Mark the Anniversary of Katrina

Updated: 08/29/2006 - A year after one of the worst natural disasters in US history, what's left of the population of New Orleans turns its attention to rituals of mourning and celebrations of life. In pockmarked neighborhoods choked with weeds, in church pews and at City Hall, residents will gather Tuesday for vigils marking the day one year ago when Hurricane Katrina slammed them.

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CSPD: Hotel Robberies Likely Connected

Updated: 08/29/2006 - Three strikes, and a College Station armed robber is still out. Authorities are continuing their search for a six-foot tall black male, a man who has masked himself while taking money from hotels.

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Acting No More: Coulson Becomes CSISD Super

Updated: 08/29/2006 - It's been all but inevitable for Eddie Coulson, but tonight, it became official. Tuesday night, the school board unanimously voted for Coulson to become the district's superintendent, a role he's acting in for the past few weeks.

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Local Resident Remembers Katrina

Updated: 08/28/2006 - Tuesday marks the one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The storm left hundreds dead and thousands homeless. Close to 2,000 evacuees are still living in the Brazos Valley.

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Bryan's Comprehensive Plan Up for Discussion

Updated: 08/29/2006 - Bryan residents have a couple chances to sound off on the city's direction. Tuesday and Wednesday, the first draft of the city's comprehensive plan will be up for discussion.

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Some CS Water to Run Dry for Repairs

Updated: 08/28/2006 - Some College Station residents won't have water for part of the day Tuesday. It will be shut off starting at 10 a.m. in the 800 block of Marion Pugh and the 100 block of Holleman Drive West.

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Missing Bryan Man Found Jailed in Austin Area

Updated: 08/28/2006 - There is an odd end to the case of a Bryan man missing since early August. Local authorities have tracked down Filiberto Espinoza, who has been sitting in Travis County jail since August 6, the day he was first reported missing.

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Repeat Offender Sentenced to 75 Years

Updated: 08/28/2006 - A Brazos County jury gave a Dallas man a stiff sentence Monday for dealing drugs. Larry Allen, 49, was sentenced to 75 years in prison for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

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Police: Alcohol Not Likely a Factor in Student Death

Updated: 08/28/2006 - It does not appear alcohol played a factor in the weekend death of a Texas A&M student run over by a train, according to College Station police. Police say that finding is based on information from witnesses.

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Texas Task Force 1 Deploys in Advance of Ernesto

Updated: 08/28/2006 - Texas Task Force 1, the College Station-based urban search and rescue team has been activated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in anticipation of Tropical Storm Ernesto. Task Force members from throughout the state arrived in College Station Monday morning for processing.

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JonBenet Suspect Won't Be Charged

Posted: 08/28/2006 - John Mark Karr awaited his first court appearance in Colorado on Monday as a TV station reported that prosecutors decided not to bring charges against him in the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey because his DNA failed to match genetic material on the 6-year-old girl's body.

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'Don't Mess With Texas'... 20 Years Later

Posted: 08/28/2006 - Forget the Alamo. Remember Tim McClure's mom. McClure's a founder of the Austin advertising agency GSD and M. He credits his mother's rebukes about his messy room when he was a kid for inspiring the simple, four-word slogan that's perhaps become the unofficial motto of Texas.

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Burleson Officials Investigate Shooting Death

Posted: 08/28/2006 - Burleson County authorities are investigating the death of an Humble man who shot himself following a domestic dispute, according to the Burleson County Sheriff's Office.

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Discovered Dynamite Points to Security Problems

Posted: 08/28/2006 - A student whose luggage contained a stick of dynamite is to appear before a federal magistrate in Houston Monday. There isn't any indication of terrorist plans, but the discovery highlighted concerns that there's a weak link in aviation security.

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Texan Making Execution History in South Dakota

Posted: 08/28/2006 - An Athens, Texas, man will be the first person executed by South Dakota authorities in 59 years. South Dakota's death chamber has been remodeled since the last execution in the state, an electrocution in 1947.

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Texas Weather

Posted: 08/28/2006 - A spokesman from TXU Electric Delivery says high winds from fast-moving storms Sunday knocked out power to about 20-thousand customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. TXU's John Hardesty says the winds knocked down some power lines and it could take until mid-morning to restore power.

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CSISD Expected to Name Coulson Superintendent Monday

Updated: 08/27/2006 - College Station school trustees meet Monday and will likely make Eddie Coulson the district's next superintendent. Coulson was named the sole finalist for the job in July after trustees suspended Superintendent Jimmy Creel in June.

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Local School Boards Consider Budgets, Tax Rates

Updated: 08/27/2006 - Taxpayers in both the Bryan and College Station school districts get the chance Monday to sound off on the districts' proposed budgets and tax rates. In College Station, the public hearing is at 5:30 p.m., while the special meeting is at 5:45. In Bryan, the tax rate and budget hearing is part of a 5:30 p.m. meeting.

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