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Worker Phones for Help after Train Severs His Legs

Posted: 06/29/2006 - A rail yard worker who lost his legs when a train ran over him used a cell phone to report that he was trapped and had been "cut in two." In a tape of the 911 call, Duncan tells the operator that he was run over by a rail car and says he's about to pass out.

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Offshore Drilling

Posted: 06/29/2006 - Members of Congress say they have a good chance to end a drilling ban that was enacted a quarter-century ago on most of the country's offshore waters. They hope that states will be enticed by (B) billions of dollars in potential oil and gas royalties into allowing offshore drilling.

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Mystery Muffins

Posted: 06/29/2006 - Two 18-year-old Dallas men have been indicted on felony charges over the delivery of marijuana-laced muffins to a high school. At least 18 staffers at Lake Highlands High School got slightly sick or required hospital attention after the May 16th incident.

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Trans Texas Corridor

Posted: 06/29/2006 - The state has reached a one-point-three (B) billion-dollar deal with developer of the proposed Trans Texas Corridor. Under the deal, developer Cintra-Zachry will build the final 40 miles of the state toll Highway 130 from Austin to Seguin.

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No More Rent for Evacuees

Posted: 06/29/2006 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is cutting off rent subsidies to hundreds of 2005 hurricane evacuees. Those evacuees face a July 31st deadline to take over the rent payments or face eviction.

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Another Meeting on Creel Could be the Last

Posted: 06/29/2006 - Thursday's College Station school board meeting will likely signal the end of Jimmy's Creel's tenure as superintendent. He and the school district had reached an agreement on his exit from CSISD.

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Bryan III's Recusal Request Denied

Updated: 06/28/2006 - A local lawyer's request to have a district judge removed from presiding over his cases was denied Wednesday. Travis Bryan III filed a motion to have Judge J.D. Langley recused from 11 of his cases at a hearing Wednesday morning.

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Board Members Recommended for Animal Shelter

Posted: 06/28/2006 - The job status of the Brazos Animal Shelter's executive director was up for discussion today, but after meeting behind closed doors for over an hour, no action was taken. However, a list of candidates for the newly formed board was announced.

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June 30 Deadline Concerning Property Taxes

Posted: 06/28/2006 - There are two important approaching deadlines for property owners in Brazos County. June 30 is the deadline to file an appeal to protest your property value appraisal.

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Refinancing Student Loans

Posted: 06/28/2006 - College students and parents are scrambling to refinance. Interest on federal student loans are due to rise by almost two percentage points Saturday. The federal government adjusts interest rates on these loans each July.

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Supreme Court Overturns Part of Redistricting Map

Updated: 06/28/2006 - The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday upheld much of a Texas congressional map engineered by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. But it ruled that some of the new boundaries failed to protect minority voting rights.

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Black Leaders Announce Boycott of BP

Posted: 06/28/2006 - A group of prominent black activits -- including the Reverends Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton -- have announced a boycott of BP. They say the British oil company gouges prices and racially discriminates in its business practices.

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Anglican Leader Proposes Two-Tier Fellowship of Churches

Updated: 06/28/2006 - The leader of the world's feuding Anglicans is urging them to work toward a structure for co-existing despite differences on the roles of women and gays and over the authority of the Bible.

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Twin Girls and a Boy Die After Fire Rescue

Posted: 06/28/2006 - Investigators are looking into whether three children killed in a Houston apartment blaze had been left unsupervised. The twin three-year-old girls and four-year-old boy died at a Houston hospital shortly after being found unconscious yesterday in the burning apartment.

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Hurricane Debris

Posted: 06/28/2006 - Massive amounts of hurricane wreckage remain on the Gulf Coast -- enough that if piled atop a football field it would reach almost two miles into the air. Yet the Bush administration says it can't clear it quickly without trampling private property rights.

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California Man Missing in Robertson County

Posted: 06/28/2006 - Robertson County officials are asking for your help to find a missing man. The sheriff's office says Byron Freeman, 70, from California has been missing since Saturday.

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Franklin Digs In on New High School

Posted: 06/28/2006 - A ground-breaking ceremony for Franklin's new high school was held Tuesday. Construction will begin soon. The project was part of a $25 million bond package which passed last year.

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Madisonville Set to Remember Fmr. Chief

Updated: 06/28/2006 - Funeral services are set for a former Madisonville police chief. Jim West, 65, died at the Madison St. Joseph Health Center Saturday after suffering a snake bite.

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Election Regs Approved by Commissioners

Updated: 06/28/2006 - Brazos County commissioners have approved documents given to them by the Department of Justice which outlines new regulations on the number of bilingual election workers the county will need.

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Pot, Coke Found in CS Bust

Posted: 06/28/2006 - Over $8,500 worth of drugs are off the streets. College Station Police, using a warrant, searched a house in the 1400 block of Gramma Road Tuesday morning.

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End of the Line for Railroad Killer

Updated: 06/28/2006 - The man who is believed to have killed 15 people, including eight Texans, has been executed in Huntsville. Angel Resendiz, the infamous "Railroad Killer," was executed after his appeals were denied.

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Wildlife Center Welcomes Triplet Fawns

Updated: 06/28/2006 - Texas A&M's Wildlife and Exotic Center has some new additions. Triplet fawns have become the main attraction. Sandy, Debbie, and Gavi are the first set of triplets ever born at the Wildlife and Exotic Center at A&M's College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Jump Start to College

Posted: 06/27/2006 - Texas A&M University staff are helping high schoolers prepare for college. A program called " Jump Start to College " began Tuesday.

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Train Hits 18-Wheeler, Driver Not Injured

Updated: 06/28/2006 - A man is out of the hospital after a train collided with the 18-wheeler he was driving. DPS says the accident happened around 7:30 Tuesday morning near FM 50 across from the post office. The driver tried to get across before the train approached, but did not have time.

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Global Warming Planet Earth Has A Fever

Updated: 06/28/2006 - A report from the National Academy of Sciences shows that after having constant temperatures for 2,000 years there's new evidence that the Earth's temperature is on the rise.

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