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A&M Student Killed in Accident

Updated: 10/28/2006 - A Texas A&M student was killed early Thursday morning following a one vehicle accident on Highway 6. According to College Station police, Matthew Thomas Frank, 21, rolled his pickup truck several times.

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Caldwell Man Drowns

Posted: 06/08/2006 - A day at the lake ends in tragedy for a Caldwell church group. Authorities say Joseph Clarke, 21, was swimming with friends Wednesday at Lake Bastrop when he went under, but never surfaced.

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Aggie Killed in Iraq

Updated: 06/09/2006 - A Texas A&M graduate is one of the latest casualties in the war on terror. United States Army 1st Lt. Ryan T. Sanders was killed Monday when an explosive device went off near his tank. Sanders, stationed at Fort Hood, was from Richardson.

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Camp Hearne, Roads Receive DC Dollars

Posted: 06/08/2006 - One of the region's most historic sites might soon have an added attraction. Money from Washington is also coming for Brazos Valley transportation.

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Most-Wanted Iraq Terrorist al-Zarqawi Dead

Posted: 06/08/2006 - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, whose bloody campaign of beheadings and suicide bombings made him the most-wanted terrorist in Iraq, was killed when U.S. warplanes dropped 500-pound bombs on his isolated safe house, officials said Thursday. His death was a long-sought victory in the war in Iraq.

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Attorney: Creel Needs to be Reinstated

Updated: 06/08/2006 - College Station superintendent Jimmy Creel wants to be reinstated by the board that placed him on administrative leave. The school board took action on Creel after a six hour meeting two weeks ago.

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AG Sues Pet Shop Owner over Dying Puppies

Posted: 06/08/2006 - The state attorney general's office has filed suit against a McAllen pet shop and its owner, accusing them of selling dozens of dying puppies to customers. Attorney General Greg Abbott says that "using a family's love for a new pet as a ploy to defraud consumers is reprehensible."

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Teen Girl Arrested in Gang Slaying of Boy

Posted: 06/08/2006 - Houston police have arrested a 15-year-old girl as the suspect in the stabbing death of a 14-year-old boy in a normally bustling Houston park. Authorities say the victim was attacked by about two dozen gang members with baseball bats, golf clubs and tire irons in broad daylight at Ervan Chew Park. Police say the girl stabbed the boy to death.

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Officials Investigate San Antonio Disease Outbreak

Posted: 06/08/2006 - Health officials are investigating the recent diagnosis of ten cases of Legionnaires' disease in the San Antonio area. They want to know whether the cases share a common source.

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Former Shelter Employee Speaks Out

Updated: 06/08/2006 - A former Brazos Animal Shelter employee says things just aren't right under Executive Director Kelley Durham. After a nearly 13-year stint, Mary Haislet left the Brazos Animal Shelter in September 2005.

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Two Dead Following Domestic Dispute

Updated: 06/08/2006 - Two College Station residents are dead following a murder-suicide at a West Bryan trailer park. Police believe Homero Cardenas, 33, shot his estranged wife, Jennifer, multiple times with an assault rifle, then turned the gun on himself.

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New Arts Council Leader

Updated: 06/07/2006 - The community got their first look at the region's new arts council director Wednesday night. Padraic Fisher will take over for P. David Romei, who retired from his post last year.

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Phelps Lawyer Chosen for Court of Inquiry

Posted: 06/07/2006 - A high-profile Dallas lawyer will represent Brazos County Assistant District Attorney Shane Phelps at next month's court of inquiry. Christie Williams of the law firm Mills and Williams was selected by Administrative Judge Cynthia Stevens Kent.

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Alleged Restaurant Robber Goes on Trial

Updated: 06/08/2006 - The trial is underway for a Bryan man who was shot by police as he allegedly tried to hold up a Mexican restaurant. Opening arguments began Wednesday in the aggravated robbery trial for Stephen Gilbert.

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TEA: Charter School Must Repay Misused Funds

Updated: 06/07/2006 - A College Station charter school is in hot water with the Texas Education Agency. Auditors have been looking into the financial activity at the Brazos School for Inquiry and Creativity since last summer.

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Crockett Funeral Home Worker Faces Sanction

Posted: 06/07/2006 - A former funeral home worker who pleaded no contest to hiding a baby's body in the pants of a man's corpse slated for cremation, apparently to avoid paying an extra $50 fee, faces the permanent loss of her funeral director's license.

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50th Anniversary for Interstate System

Updated: 06/07/2006 - Many of us take for granted all the work and planning that goes into the roads we travel. That work will be celebrated this year with the 50th anniversary of the interstate highway system.

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Texas A&M Construction Boom

Posted: 06/07/2006 - Texas A&M is in the midst of a building boom. Two weeks ago, the university broke ground on two new physics buildings, and a life sciences building, the largest single construction project in the school's history. And this is only the beginning.

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Fatal Accident Arrest

Updated: 06/07/2006 - Details continue to unfold about the fatal racing accident Monday morning that involved two motorcycles. The driver of the truck parked at the finish line was arrested and has bonded out of jail.

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Home Sales Settle as Appreciation Slows

Posted: 06/07/2006 - A top real estate group believes that although the housing boom has faded, sales will continue to be healthy with price appreciation at more normal levels. The National Association of Realtors is predicting that sales of previously-owned homes will drop nearly seven percent -- to a little over six-and-a-half (m) million this year.

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Woman Claimed She'd Given Birth Days Before Abduction

Posted: 06/07/2006 - An acquaintance of a woman accused of kidnapping an Lubbock newborn after posing as a nurse says she was skeptical when the woman said she'd just given birth. Kloma Clark manages the mobile home park where 33-year-old Stephanie Jones lives. She says Jones told her Friday that she was a new mother.

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Bogus Bills

Posted: 06/07/2006 - The US Secret Service has seized 83-hundred bogus one (M) million-dollar bills printed as religious tracts by a Denton-based evangelical ministry. But the ministry's founder says he doesn't understand how he can be accused of counterfeiting a bill that doesn't exist.

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Laredo Residents Gather for Bush Visit

Posted: 06/07/2006 - President Bush's visit to Laredo drew a handful of local residents who stood in the hot border sun, many carrying American flags, waiting to greet the president. They gathered in the Laredo International Airport parking lot yesterday but didn't get a chance to see Bush before he was whisked away to tour Laredo's sprawling Border Patrol headquarters.

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Albertsons Announces Store Closures in Texas

Posted: 06/07/2006 - Albertsons says it will close 30 grocery stores in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma as part of a national move to shed unprofitable stores. The Boise, Idaho-based company says the closures include eleven stores in the Dallas area, nine stores in the Austin area, one store in Georgetown and one store in Waco.

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Updated: 06/07/2006 - One man is dead after an early morning motorcycle race ended in a crash at the finish line. According to Department of Public Safety officials, the two bike race reached high speeds as the drivers raced to a finish line near the intersection of Jones and Leonard roads Tuesday.

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