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TEA: Charter School Must Repay Misused Funds

Updated: 06/07/2006 - A College Station charter school is in hot water with the Texas Education Agency. Auditors have been looking into the financial activity at the Brazos School for Inquiry and Creativity since last summer.

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Crockett Funeral Home Worker Faces Sanction

Posted: 06/07/2006 - A former funeral home worker who pleaded no contest to hiding a baby's body in the pants of a man's corpse slated for cremation, apparently to avoid paying an extra $50 fee, faces the permanent loss of her funeral director's license.

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50th Anniversary for Interstate System

Updated: 06/07/2006 - Many of us take for granted all the work and planning that goes into the roads we travel. That work will be celebrated this year with the 50th anniversary of the interstate highway system.

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Texas A&M Construction Boom

Posted: 06/07/2006 - Texas A&M is in the midst of a building boom. Two weeks ago, the university broke ground on two new physics buildings, and a life sciences building, the largest single construction project in the school's history. And this is only the beginning.

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Fatal Accident Arrest

Updated: 06/07/2006 - Details continue to unfold about the fatal racing accident Monday morning that involved two motorcycles. The driver of the truck parked at the finish line was arrested and has bonded out of jail.

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Home Sales Settle as Appreciation Slows

Posted: 06/07/2006 - A top real estate group believes that although the housing boom has faded, sales will continue to be healthy with price appreciation at more normal levels. The National Association of Realtors is predicting that sales of previously-owned homes will drop nearly seven percent -- to a little over six-and-a-half (m) million this year.

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Woman Claimed She'd Given Birth Days Before Abduction

Posted: 06/07/2006 - An acquaintance of a woman accused of kidnapping an Lubbock newborn after posing as a nurse says she was skeptical when the woman said she'd just given birth. Kloma Clark manages the mobile home park where 33-year-old Stephanie Jones lives. She says Jones told her Friday that she was a new mother.

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Bogus Bills

Posted: 06/07/2006 - The US Secret Service has seized 83-hundred bogus one (M) million-dollar bills printed as religious tracts by a Denton-based evangelical ministry. But the ministry's founder says he doesn't understand how he can be accused of counterfeiting a bill that doesn't exist.

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Laredo Residents Gather for Bush Visit

Posted: 06/07/2006 - President Bush's visit to Laredo drew a handful of local residents who stood in the hot border sun, many carrying American flags, waiting to greet the president. They gathered in the Laredo International Airport parking lot yesterday but didn't get a chance to see Bush before he was whisked away to tour Laredo's sprawling Border Patrol headquarters.

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Albertsons Announces Store Closures in Texas

Posted: 06/07/2006 - Albertsons says it will close 30 grocery stores in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma as part of a national move to shed unprofitable stores. The Boise, Idaho-based company says the closures include eleven stores in the Dallas area, nine stores in the Austin area, one store in Georgetown and one store in Waco.

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Updated: 06/07/2006 - One man is dead after an early morning motorcycle race ended in a crash at the finish line. According to Department of Public Safety officials, the two bike race reached high speeds as the drivers raced to a finish line near the intersection of Jones and Leonard roads Tuesday.

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Influential A&M Professor Moves On

Updated: 10/28/2006 - An influential member of the Brazos Valley is moving on. Dr. Rick Rigsby brought words of inspiration to A&M students and the local community for more than a decade. But life is taking him in a new direction.

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Food Bank Hopes to Peak With "Valley"

Posted: 06/06/2006 - It's a new name, but the same commitment from one of the region's biggest charitable organizations. As part of its open house Monday, the Brazos Food Bank added "Valley" to its name, and unveiled a new logo and slogan: Fostering Partnerships, Feeding Hope.

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Dead New Caney Man Mistakenly IDed

Posted: 06/06/2006 - A New Caney man who was run over and killed isn't the person authorities or his family initially thought. The accident happened just after midnight Monday. A man lying next to his bicycle on FM 1485 was hit by a driver.

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Movie Curfew For Teens

Posted: 06/06/2006 - Bryan's new movie theater is changing its policy to match the city's teen curfew. The theater will not sell tickets to juveniles 16 and under, if the movie ends after midnight, unless they have a parent with them.

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CS Convention Center in County's Hands

Updated: 06/07/2006 - It's now up to Brazos County. The city of College Station has asked commissioners to approve a tax increment finance zone to fund the city's hotel-conference center project. This is the first time the city has proposed the TIF at Northgate, and the third try for a convention center.

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AIDS/ HIV Cases Increase in the Brazos Valley

Posted: 06/06/2006 - The week of June 5th marks the 25th anniversary of the first documented AIDS case. The number of reported cases is increasing in the Brazos Valley.

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Backing-out Injuries

Posted: 06/06/2006 - A study released by the University of Utah says children are up to two-and-a-half times more likely to be backed over by a minivan, SUV or truck than by a car. And the victims are more likely to be severely injured than those backed over by cars.

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One Killed in Prison Gang Fight

Posted: 06/06/2006 - Prison officials say a fight between two rival gangs left one inmate dead and at least three others injured with stab wounds at a northeast Texas prison. Officials say the assailants were armed with prison-made knives.

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Off-Duty Deputy Injured in Shooting

Posted: 06/06/2006 - Officials say an off-duty Tarrant County sheriff's deputy was shot twice by an unknown assailant as he sat outside a Fort Worth grocery store. Deputy Michael Beeson was alert and being questioned last night by police at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital.

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Senate Continues Debating Gay Marriage Amendment

Posted: 06/06/2006 - Supporters and opponents agree the Senate effort to pass a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage will fall short when a vote comes tomorrow. Supporters say Congress is the right place to set cultural standards and that traditional marriages are the foundation of healthy societies. Opponents say the proposed amendment is government intrusion at its most personal.

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Rudder High Comes in High on Cost

Updated: 06/06/2006 - Bryan ISD is over budget by $3 million on the city's second high school. Earl Rudder High is still a couple years away from opening, and the district isn't sweating the dollars signs just yet.

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Missing Bryan Woman North of the Border

Updated: 06/05/2006 - A Bryan woman missing for two weeks has been located. Jennifer Austin, 29, gave no reason for leaving her two daughters and heading out of town. While her family still doesn't know why, they do know where she went.

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CS Staff Positions Filled...Temporarily

Posted: 06/05/2006 - The top position in the City College Station's staff is temporarily filled. As we first told you Thursday, Terry Childers has come to town as assistant city manager while they search for permanent staff. He started work at the city Monday.

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