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Voters Approve New Schools for Hearne

Updated: 07/16/2005 - The Hearne Independent School District just got a big boost from voters. They said yes to a $14 million bond proposal that will create a new junior high, combine two elementary schools and build a new gymnasium.

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Helipad Project Officially Off the Ground

Updated: 07/16/2005 - A new helipad designed for emergency medical evacuation was dedicated Saturday morning in the small town of Keith. The project could be the first of many pads serving rural Grimes County.

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Hurricane Emily Passing Jamaica's South

Updated: 07/16/2005 - Authorities in Mexico are recommending tourists leave much of Mexico's Caribbean coast as a precaution. This as Hurricane Emily barrels across the Caribbean south of Jamaica.

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Lawmakers Agree on Teacher Pay Raises

Updated: 07/16/2005 - State lawmakers inched closer today to reaching a deal on a school finance package. No definite agreements were reached, but leaders said they had agreed on a teacher pay raise.

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Hispanic Forum Award Nominees

Updated: 07/15/2005 - The Hispanic Forum awards nominees are selected from dozens of community-submitted nominees and represent outstanding leaders who have contributed to the growth and improvement of the Bryan/College Station area.

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Potter Mania Hits Brazos Valley

Updated: 07/15/2005 - Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, the sixth book in the popular J.K. Rowling series, is finally here. The book goes on sale at midnight, but some local fans reserved their copies months ago.

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White Accepts Plea Deal for Murder

Updated: 07/15/2005 - The murder mystery that shocked a small town, has finally come to a close. James David White has accepted a plea bargain from the Grimes County District Attorney for the murder of prominent Navasota businessman Lonnie Turner Senior.

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CS Fires City Manager

Updated: 07/16/2005 - The city of College Station has fired City Manager Tom Brymer. By a vote of 4-3, council members decided to terminate Brymer's contract on Friday.

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Trailer with Turbine Turns Over

Updated: 07/14/2005 - A trailer more than 100 feet long overturned Thursday night in Robertson County, partially shutting down a road. The truck was carrying part of a turbine generator weighing around 100 tons.

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A Slam Dunk for a Houston Congregation

Updated: 07/14/2005 - An arena that basketball fans once packed to see the NBA's Houston Rockets has been converted into a 16,000-seat sanctuary for the nation's largest Christian congregation.

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Spill's Bill Not Taxpayer's Problem

Updated: 07/14/2005 - It's messy work for engineers southeast of Kurten, but it's nearing completion. An oil spill half a mile from the Navasota River is nearly contained as the investigation continues. It won't be taxpayers footing the bill for one company's problem.

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Historical Landmark Needs Repair

Updated: 07/14/2005 - The Katy Hamman Stricker Library was once used as a meeting place for the local chapter of the American Women's League. Through the years, the building was used for a variety of purposes, and in 1939 started as a public library. But now it's fallen into disrepair.

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Forest Ridge Elementary in Full Swing

Updated: 07/14/2005 - The first day of school is about a month away, and the newest addition to College Station ISD will be ready. College Station's new $12 million elementary school has only finishing touches left to complete.

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Hearne Ends Investigation Into Foster Death

Updated: 07/13/2005 - The disappearance and death of an elderly Hearne man appear to be headed to the cold case file. Hearne police say they've exhausted all leads in the search for Ray Foster during the past 3 weeks.

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Bryan Hopes New Theater Bucks Ticket Trend

Updated: 07/14/2005 - Numerous studies show more people are renting and buying DVDs instead of going to the theaters. But Bryan hopes the market is there despite Hollywood's hardships. Their new theater's future is that much brighter.

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Africa Mission Trip

Updated: 07/13/2005 - Two employees from the College Station Medical Center have just returned from a medical mission trip in Africa. They were able to make an impact on the orphanage they helped, and gain a new perspective on life.

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Is Your Swimming Pool In Violation?

Updated: 07/13/2005 - Portable pools are becoming more common, because of the convenience. You see them often in many residents’ yards, but did you know if you live within the city limits and have a pool without the proper papers, you could be in violation of city codes?

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Oil Mess Near Navasota River

Oil spill site near Navasota River.

Updated: 07/13/2005 - The State Railroad Commission is investigating an oil spill southeast of Kurten in Brazos County.

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Shuttle Launch Delayed

Updated: 07/13/2005 - It's a technical problem that's cropped up before -- and now, it's caused NASA to scrub Wednesday's launch of the shuttle "Discovery." The problem is a fuel gauge on the external fuel tank.

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Venezuelan Firefighters Remembered

Updated: 07/13/2005 - Firefighters have one of the most dangerous jobs...but they willingly put their lives on the line for their communities. Wednesday at Brayton Fire School, a memorial was held for firefighters who have passed away, but this year's ceremony was particularly somber.

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Bryan Has High Numbers in Violent Crimes

Updated: 07/12/2005 - A recent study comparing Texas cities of the same size showed Bryan was third in the number of violent crimes reported. Bryan Police Chief Michael Strope admits it's a trend that's continuing to grow.

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Army Helicopter Crash Kills One at Fort Hood

Updated: 07/12/2005 - An Army Apache helicopter with two crew members aboard crashed at Fort Hood overnight, killing one crew member and injuring the other. The Fourth Infantry Division says the chopper was on a training flight when it went down just north of Lake Belton.

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FEMA Plans to Update Brazos County Flood Maps

Updated: 07/12/2005 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency says a third of the nation's community flood maps are at least 15-years-old and need updating. Which means you could be living in a flood zone and not even know it.

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White House Refuses Comment on Rove

Updated: 07/12/2005 - President Bush and his spokesman aren't saying anything Tuesday about Bush adviser Karl Rove -- who's now been identified as someone who spoke to reporters about an undercover CIA officer.

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