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Boating Safety, Just As Important as Traffic Safety

Updated: 05/27/2006 - 60 people died in boating accidents in Texas last year. In 85 percent of those fatalities, the victims weren't wearing life jackets. If you plan on hitting the water, officials say it's important to know state and federal boating laws if you want to avoid a fine.

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County Cautious Over Hotel/Conference Center Proposal

Posted: 05/26/2006 - After two unsuccessful attempts, the city of College Station is once again pursuing a new hotel and conference center. And like before, the project's first major deal maker, or deal breaker, will be Brazos County.

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Texas A&M Life Sciences Building

Posted: 05/26/2006 - Two days after breaking ground on a new physics building, Texas A&M is at it again. The largest, single construction project in the school's history is underway. It's a multi-million dollar Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building.

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Memorial Day Travel

Posted: 05/26/2006 - Memorial Day weekend and high gas prices is not a great mix. But are pump prices having any affect on holiday motorists?

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Thief Steals CD's, Stereo, and Tampons

Posted: 05/26/2006 - It's not your typical car break-in, however, Bryan police caught a burglar in the act, taking some pretty unusual items. Two Bryan police officers patrolling the area of Jaguar and Cobblestone on foot heard a car horn sound and car door slam shut just after three o'clock Thursday morning

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Storm Damaged Cars Flooding Used Car Lots

Posted: 05/26/2006 - If you're in the market for a used car, be on the lookout for vehicles damaged in last year's hurricanes. Cars and trucks with hidden flood damage are showing up on car lots across the state.

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Texas Retail Gas Prices Dip

Posted: 05/26/2006 - Texas retail gasoline prices dipped this week -- just in time for the Memorial Day holiday. The weekly Triple-A Texas gas price survey released today shows self-serve regular is averaging two dollars 79 cents per gallon -- down six cents from last week.

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Bail Set for Kidnapping Suspects

Posted: 05/26/2006 - Bail has been set at 500-thousand dollars each for two women held in Waxahachie in the snatching of a six-week-old Los Angeles boy from his teenage mother. The two are accused of taking the baby to the Dallas area.

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Toddler Killed in Apparent Drive-By Shooting

Updated: 07/30/2013 - (05/26/06 - 07:41AM) An 18-month-old girl was fatally wounded as she slept overnight in what police say was an apparent drive-by shooting in a Dallas suburb. A Farmers Branch police spokesman says the child was asleep in a back bedroom of her family's corner house shortly before midnight when the gunfire erupted.

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School Finance

Posted: 05/26/2006 - The Legislature's work on school finance reform has apparently satisfied the judge who ordered the effort. He has signed an order ridding the threat of closing schools if the problem wasn't fixed.

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Waco Woman Pleads Guilty to Killing Husband

Posted: 05/26/2006 - A Waco real estate agent was sentenced to 40 years in prison yesterday after pleading guilty to killing her husband. Prosecutors say the 42-year-old lured her husband to a remote highway, shot him and then tried to stage his death as a drug-related murder.

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Conference Center, Hotel Plans Get Green Light

Posted: 05/25/2006 - The first big step in bringing a hotel and conference center to Northgate has been taken. Late Thursday night, the College Station city council approved the financial arrangement necessary to get the multi-million dollar project rolling.

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Killer Dog Owner To Stand Trial

Updated: 05/25/2006 - The owner of six pit-bull dogs that killed a Thorndale woman, will have to stand trial. In a hearing Thursday morning Jose Hernandez asked the court to throw out his criminally negligent homicide indictment, but the court said no.

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Regents Consider New Tenure Guideline

Posted: 05/25/2006 - Tenure track faculty at universities in the A&M system could soon be measured by an additional guideline. System officials will consider adding "patents or commercialization of research" to the tenure guideline criteria.

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Sign Ordinance Changes

Updated: 05/25/2006 - College Station's new city council members were sworn in Thursday. Lynn McIllhaney and David Ruesink took their oath of office.

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Family Orchard Just Peachy

Updated: 05/26/2006 - If you're looking for one of summer's favorite fruits, you don't have to look very far. There's a plethora of peaches just up the road in Waller at the Texas Orchards.

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Lay, Skilling Convicted in Enron Collapse

Updated: 05/25/2006 - Former Enron Corp. chiefs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling were convicted Thursday of conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud in one of the biggest business scandals in U.S. history.

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Amber Alert Stamp

Posted: 05/25/2006 - A stamp from the Postal Service honoring the Amber Alert system is available nationwide today. The alert system is used to find missing children by notifying surrounding communities within the first few hours of the crime.

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Helping Evacuees Return to Louisiana

Posted: 05/25/2006 - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Houston Mayor Bill White are discussing ways to help Hurricane Katrina evacuees return to Louisiana. Housing and job information centers will be set up in Houston, as will a Return to New Orleans Housing Task Force.

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Critics Question Funding of Day-Labor Site

Posted: 05/25/2006 - Some residents are at odds with Houston officials over the use of federal funds to operate a day-labor site. The critics argue that illegal immigrants could use the site to find work and so the city is encouraging illegal immigration.

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Can't Drive 55? Don't Worry.

Posted: 05/25/2006 - Texans who brag they do things bigger and better are about to go faster, too. State transportation officials are expected today to boost speed limits on two stretches of rural highway from 75 miles-per-hour to 80.

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Alleged Abductors of Los Angeles Infant Arrested Near Dallas

Posted: 05/25/2006 - Two women accused of abducting a six-week-old boy from Los Angeles were arrested last night south of Dallas. Investigators allege the child was taken after the pair failed in an attempt to purchase the child from his mother.

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Ground Broken on Mitchell Physics Buildings

Updated: 10/28/2006 - For science studies alone, Aggie alum George P. Mitchell has donated nearly $45 million to Texas A&M. Some $35 million of that is going towards a pair of physics and astronomy buildings which will bear his name.

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Adoption Fraud

Posted: 05/24/2006 - A South Texas woman is accused of soliciting people online to adopt her baby. FBI agents arrested 24- year- old Belinda Ramirez Tuesday near Corpus Christi.

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SFA Middle School Burglary

Posted: 05/24/2006 - Bryan police have no suspects in a Stephen F. Austin Middle School burglary. According to police, someone smashed an outside window at the school.

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