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Boots Auction to Benefit Hurricane Victims

Posted: 04/28/2006 - Two pairs of boots that were part of a Rose Bowl bet by the governors of Texas and California will benefit hurricane victims. Governors Rick Perry and Arnold Schwarzenegger each offered hand-crafted boots in their wager.

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Rare Coin Gets Big Bucks

Posted: 04/28/2006 - It cost a lot more than a nickel to buy this half dime. A 1792 half dime that's believed to be one of the first coins minted by the United States has been sold at auction in Columbus, Ohio, for more than one-point-three (M) million dollars.

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A New Drug Problem

Posted: 04/28/2006 - Teachers in the Dallas area are finding a growing number of students using a cheap, heroin-laced powder -- dubbed "cheese." School officials say the stuff can be packed under fingernails and discreetly taken during class.

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Members of Texas Senate Panel to Talk Taxes

Posted: 04/28/2006 - It's a working weekend for the Texas Senate Finance Committee as members look at taxes and school finance. Lawmakers will convene Friday and over the weekend to discuss the five tax bills that have been approved by the Texas House.

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Gas Prices Continue to Climb

Posted: 04/28/2006 - Texas gasoline prices rose this week for the eighth week in a row. The highest gas prices in Texas are in the Dallas / Fort Worth area, and the lowest are in San Antonio.

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TX Lawmakers Tackle Dog Mauling Laws

Posted: 04/27/2006 - The dog mauling death of a Milam County woman is urging at least one state lawmaker to take steps to toughen penalties against owners of dogs that kill.

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Blinn to Supervise Alleged Assaulter

Posted: 04/27/2006 - New information comes to light about a College Station martial arts instructor charged with sexual assault of a child. Jerry Nucker, 32, was not only a teacher at The Academy of Martial Arts studio he was also a part time kineseology professor at Blinn.

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Traffic Slowed After Paint Spills

Updated: 04/28/2006 - Traffic along Texas Avenue near Villa Maria is moving again after clean-up of a paint spill. Hazardous materials crews were called to the 2900 block of Texas around 3pm Thursday afternoon.

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CS Council Considers Cemetery, Commission

Updated: 04/28/2006 - More land is now set to house College Station's second cemetery. The purchase of two tracts of land owned by Texas A&M was approved Thursday night.

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CS Road Named for Fitch

Updated: 04/28/2006 - In an earlier-than-expected move, College Station's City Council took steps to name a new stretch of road. Thursday, the council decided to name the new Highway 40 and Greens Prairie Road East after William D. Fitch.

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Evacuees and TAKS

Posted: 04/27/2006 - Statewide, students displaced by hurricanes Katrina and Rita struggled with the TAKS reading and math test. But that wasn't the case for students in College Station's school district.

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CSISD Plans for Growth

Posted: 04/27/2006 - College Station school board members are talking about future growth in the city, and the district. In March a committee recommended the district rebuild College Hills Elementary, build a new elementary and high school and add new wings for several other campuses.

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Bryan Charter Amendment Election

Updated: 04/28/2006 - On May 13, the city of Bryan voters will cast their ballot not only in the city council race, but also in a special city charter amendment election.

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Man Who Threatened Police Gets Jail Time

Updated: 04/27/2006 - It’s a lengthy sentence Thursday for a man guilty of assault. Michael Bell, 25, will spend the next 25 years behind bars. Wednesday, jurors found Bell guilty of three counts of aggravated assault.

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B/CS City Election Information

Updated: 04/28/2006 - KBTX News 3 is your election headquarters. Here is a list of early voting locations for the Bryan and College Station elections, as well as words from the candidates for city council on why they think they're right for the seats they're running for.

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Rare Coin on the Auction Block

Posted: 04/27/2006 - One of the very first coins produced by the United States will go on the auction block today in Columbus, Ohio. The 1792 half dime is in exceptional condition and will likely sell for 500-thousand dollars to two (m) million dollars.

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Lagging TAKS Scores

Posted: 04/27/2006 - Texas fifth-grade students displaced by hurricanes Katrina and Rita seem to have lower TAKS test scores in math. Results show less than half of the evacuee students passed the math portion of the test.

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Lay Stays on the Stand

Posted: 04/27/2006 - The cross-examination of Enron founder Kenneth Lay continues today after having already dropped his famous affable persona once under prosecution questioning. The fraud and conspiracy trial of Lay and former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling is in its 13th week.

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Doctor Punished

Posted: 04/27/2006 - A federal judge has ordered a Houston physician to drop the titles of doctor and MD and to correct anyone addressing her as such. The order is part of a sentence for 35-year-old Callie Hall Herpin for drug and fraud violations.

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Instructor Charged with Sexual Assault

Updated: 04/27/2006 - A martial arts instructor from College Station is behind bars charged with the sexual assault of one of his students. The 32-year-old is accused of having a relationship with a 16-year-old student.

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Finding Middle Ground at FM 1179

Updated: 04/27/2006 - The City of Bryan and TXDoT are getting back to the drawing board on improvements to FM 1179, and potential next steps are already being plotted.

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Bell Found Guilty

Updated: 04/27/2006 - A man accused of assaulting several Bryan police officers has had his day in court.

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Business Tax Expansion Causes Concern

Posted: 04/26/2006 - Texas business owners are paying close attention to Gov. Perry's business tax expansion to fund public schools. The House has already passed the measure; now it's in the hands of the Senate.

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Local Lawyers Taking Action

Posted: 04/26/2006 - 650 juvenile cases are tried each year in Brazos County. It's an increase that's forced the District Attorney's Office to go from having a part-time prosecutor to two full-time prosecutors trying juvenile cases.

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