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Deadly Heat Bakes Portions of Texas

Posted: 08/18/2006 - The state's streak of 100-degree plus weather continued Thursday with little relief on the horizon - and a mounting death toll. At least 19 people have died in Texas during this summer's heat wave. Fifteen of the deaths have been confirmed in Dallas County.

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San Antonio Man Executed

Posted: 08/18/2006 - A San Antonio man has been executed over the 1994 abduction, rape and slaying of a female neighbor. Richard Hinojosa was condemned for killing Terry Wright, whose home was being burglarized.

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DeLay's Replacement

Posted: 08/18/2006 - Tom DeLay's name remains on the November ballot in his former Houston-area congressional district. So Texas Republicans have decided to back a Houston city councilwoman as a write-in candidate.

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Border Slayings

Posted: 08/18/2006 - It could be the break authorities have been looking for in the rapes and killings of at least ten women in a city along the US-Mexican border. The US ambassador to Mexico says the arrest of a man in Denver is "a major break" in the investigation into the unsolved deaths in Juarez, across from El Paso, Texas.

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Schools Work to Keep West Nile Out

Updated: 08/18/2006 - Parents may be relieved that school is back in session, but with West Nile prevalent in the area, the districts are also providing reassurance that the students are protected.

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CS Candidates Soon to be Named

Posted: 08/17/2006 - The naming of a new College Station economic development director may be slightly on hold, but the city will soon move forward on two other vacancies.

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Storms Cause Power Outages

Updated: 08/18/2006 - Quick moving thunderstorms moved through the Brazos Valley Thursday night causing power outages across the Brazos Valley. At one time, more than two thousand people were without electricity.

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BV Schools Soar in Federal Report

Updated: 08/17/2006 - Brazos Valley schools had a strong showing in an important federal evaluation program. Of the more than 380 schools in Region VI which includes the Brazos Valley, only 10 schools failed to meet the requirements of the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) report.

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Couple Arrested For Aggravated Assault

Updated: 08/18/2006 - One of Bryan's ten most wanted suspects has been arrested after police say he and his girlfriend pulled a gun on a man and threatened to kill him.

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Boeing Donates to Prairie View A&M

Updated: 08/17/2006 - An aerospace giant takes an interest in engineering students at a Brazos Valley University. Thursday, Boeing presented Prairie View A&M with $30,000.

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Guard Accused of Intimacy with Inmate

Updated: 08/18/2006 - A corrections officer at the Federal Prison Camp in Bryan is out of jail on bond after being arrested for allegedly having sex with an inmate. Vincent Rosas, Junior, 37, was arrested Tuesday and charged with three counts of improper sexual activity with a person in custody.

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With High Temps Comes Near-Record Power Use

Updated: 08/17/2006 - The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT), the electric grid operator for most of the state, is encouraging the public to practice energy conservation today as continued high temperatures lead to a record-breaking demand for electricity.

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Search for Missing California Man On-Going

Updated: 08/17/2006 - Family and friends continue to search for a California man who went missing in Robertson County two months ago. 70-year-old Byron Freeman was driving to a class reunion in Palestine when he got lost.

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Prosecutors Will Oppose Wiping Lay's Record Clean

Posted: 08/17/2006 - Lawyers for the estate of the late convicted Enron founder Kenneth Lay have filed court papers formally asking a judge to erase Lay's convictions. Also in Wednesday's filing, they asked that the indictment against Lay be dismissed because he died before he had appealed.

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San Antonio Man Faces Execution

Posted: 08/17/2006 - Condemned inmate Richard Hinojosa says a previous manslaughter conviction for which he served prison time is costing him his life. The 44-year-old former custodian in San Antonio faces execution Thursday night in Huntsville.

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DeLay's Replacement

Posted: 08/17/2006 - Republicans Thursday will try to choose a candidate to back in place of former US House Majority leader Tom DeLay. About 150 precinct leaders of District 22 will meet privately in Pearland to hear from potential write-in candidates.

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Fishermen's Bodies Discovered off Texas Coast

Posted: 08/17/2006 - The Coast Guard has recovered the bodies of a father and son who disappeared after they went fishing off Bolivar Peninsula. A rescue boat found one of the bodies floating yesterday evening in the Intracoastal Waterway.

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Suspect Arrested in JonBenet Ramsey Murder

Posted: 08/17/2006 - The suspect in the murder of JonBenet Ramsey says he was with her when she died, but claims it was "an accident." The suspect, American teacher John Mark Karr, was arrested in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday and was brought before reporters today at a news conference announcing his capture.

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Missing Man's Mother Pleads for Return

Updated: 08/17/2006 - Bryan Police continue to ask for help in the search for a missing mentally handicapped man. Filiberto Espinoza disappeared without a trace two weeks ago Wednesday. Two weeks on, and his mother pleads for his safe return.

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Sheriff's Office Investigating Horse Deaths at Carousel Acres

Updated: 08/17/2006 - The Brazos County Sheriff's Office is investigating the deaths of the 27 horses at Carousel Acres. The College Station equestrian center's owner, Brad Raphel, contacted sheriff officials two weeks ago, saying he believes the horses were intentionally killed.

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Murder Suspect Jailed

Updated: 08/17/2006 - After weeks of speculation about the hit and run death of a Burton woman, Lee County Sheriff's officials think they found the driver. They didn't have to go far to get the suspect. He was already in jail in Washington County.

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Another Bad Grade for Bryan ISD

Updated: 08/17/2006 - Low TAKS scores are coming back to haunt Bryan ISD. First, their TEA accountability ratings left some schools with the "academically unacceptable" label. Now, the federal government has released its own scores, and once again, a few Bryan Schools fell below the mark.

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Local Homeland Security Expert Weighs In

Updated: 08/17/2006 - Dave McIntyre with Texas A&M University addressed the Mid-East conflict and the foiled plot to allegedly blow up United States bound planes. As Israeli troops pulled out of Lebanon Wednesday because of the on-going cease fire, McIntyre said the cease fire is not an end all to the conflict.

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Mosquitoes and Bird Test Positive for WNV

Updated: 08/17/2006 - Mosquitoes collected on August 2, in College Station have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The sampling location was the 300 block of Dexter Drive West. A blue jay tested on August 15, was positive for WNV. It was collected in the 2400 block of Hardwood Drive in Bryan.

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Elvis Fans Remember his Death

Posted: 08/16/2006 - Fans of the King from around the world are in Memphis, Tennessee, honoring the 29th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death. Presley died of heart disease and prescription drug abuse at his Graceland mansion on August 16th, 1977.

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