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Pearland School District Stops Using Prayer to Open Meetings

Posted: 10/24/2007 - Pearland school trustees have decided to stop using a prayer to open school board meetings. But they will allow members to take turns starting meetings with inspirational remarks, a moment of silence or a nonproselytizing prayer."

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Overnight Apartment Fire in Bryan

Updated: 10/24/2007 - An overnight structure fire at the Shamrock Village Apartments in Bryan kept firefighters busy. The apartment complex located in the 500 block of Wayside was big enough that traffic had to be blocked on Texas Avenue for some time.

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Hearing Focuses on Texas Medical Board's Practices

Updated: 10/23/2007 - Some doctors are concerned that the Texas Medical Board is too worried about minor infractions. State Representative Fred Brown of College Station called a hearing in Austin Tuesday to see whether the board is in fact too aggressive when regulating doctors in Texas.

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Ex-Con Draws 15 Life Sentences in Grimes County

Updated: 10/23/2007 - Fifteen life sentences is the punishment for an ex-con who went on a rampage through Grimes County which included kidnapping, robbery and attempted murder.

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Owner Speaks Out After Dog Shot in CS Neighborhood

Updated: 10/24/2007 - It started when several residents complained about a pair of pit bulls who they said were running loose in the neighborhood. The dogs were also accused of trapping a motorist in a car.

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College Station Recycling Program Picks Up Award

Posted: 10/23/2007 - The city of College Station, the Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency (BVSWMA), and a robotic raccoon picked up a national award earlier this month for their recycling efforts.

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Wal-Mart Donates Funds to Special Olympics

Updated: 10/23/2007 - In the wake of last week's Special Olympics games in College Station, one of the event's main sponsors made a big donation Tuesday. Bryan Wal-Mart Supercenter employees presented a check to Special Olympics for $10,000.

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Musician Extremely Intoxicated Before Being Fatally Shot

Posted: 10/23/2007 - An autopsy report shows that a former member of Edie Brickell & New Bohemians had a blood alcohol level of more than three times the legal limit when he was fatally shot by his girlfriend's neighbor.

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Medical Specialist's Firing Upheld in Inmate Death

Posted: 10/23/2007 - Prosecutors do not plan to file charges for the death of a man who died in a padded jail cell in June. A Houston jail medical specialist was fired, though, for failing to properly treat Johnell Patrick, who was hogtied when he died in his cell.

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Dallas School District Criticized for Cutting 163 Jobs

Posted: 10/23/2007 - The Dallas Independent School District has saved $9.2 million by eliminating more than 150 jobs in the central office. But the restructuring efforts face criticism from some school district leaders who say the positions cut were among the lower-paid staff.

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Teen Admits to Killing Used Car Salesman

Posted: 10/23/2007 - A teen must serve life in prison after pleading guilty in Arkansas over the 2005 slaying of a used car salesman from Texarkana, Texas.

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