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High Prices Won't Stop Summer Travel

Posted: 05/18/2006 - Triple-A says the high cost of everything may dampen the growth in holiday travel this Memorial Day weekend. The travel agency says the number of Americans driving and flying is expected to rise only slightly this year as consumers respond to the rising cost of airfares, hotel rooms and motor fuel.

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Jury Resumes Deliberations for Lay and Skilling

Posted: 05/18/2006 - While Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling await their verdicts in the Enron fraud and conspiracy trial, Lay begins another trial today. This is a case related to his personal banking.

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Teacher's Aide Sentenced for Molestation

Posted: 05/18/2006 - A teacher's aide who worked in special education classes in San Antonio has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for molesting mentally challenged students. Ernest Huizar pleaded guilty yesterday to two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and two counts of indecency with a child by contact.

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Mexican Lawmakers Oppose Fences

Posted: 05/18/2006 - Mexican lawmakers are angrily denouncing a US Senate-approved measure to build new border fences. Meanwhile, would-be illegal immigrants vow to skirt them into US territory anyway.

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Crane Crashes Across Hearne Highway

Updated: 05/18/2006 - Traffic is moving again after an unanticipated stop caused an unexpected tie-up in Hearne. Authorities say a massive crane fell off a big rig Wednesday night when the truck driver had to slam on his breaks.

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Local Religious Reax to Da Vinci Code

Updated: 05/18/2006 - It's the movie everyone seems to be talking about. "The Da Vinci Code" hits theaters Friday, and the best-selling book-turned-potential blockbuster has already turned heads. That includes local religious leaders.

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Bicyclists Remember Fallen Riders

Posted: 05/17/2006 - Local cyclists are remembering fellow riders who have died on the road. A few dozen riders set out on a three mile ride Wednesday evening, which began at the College Station Conference Center.

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Noland Gets 55 Years

Updated: 05/17/2006 - A day after being convicted of murder, an unemployed Montgomery man has learned his fate. Brent Noland was sentenced Wednesday to 55 years in prison after the Grimes County jury deliberated much of the afternoon.

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Work Approved on Leon Co. Courthouse

Posted: 05/17/2006 - Leon County is preparing to finally move forward on a major renovation project. County commissioners have approved construction on the old courthouse, which officials say will begin in July.

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Local Student Tackling Gas Prices

Updated: 05/18/2006 - The pain at the pump is something we're all experiencing. With gas prices close to $3 a gallon, scouting for the lowest price is the norm. Now a local high school student may have the answer to finding the cheapest gas in town.

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Law Enforcement Memorial Service

Updated: 05/18/2006 - Law enforcement officers remembered those who lost their lives in the line of duty at a ceremony Wednesday. A memorial service was held at College Station's Police Department.

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Allen Academy Expanding

Updated: 05/18/2006 - Allen Academy is adding on. Wednesday, the school broke ground for a new campus. The new facility will consist of four separate wings to serve kindergarten through 12th grade students, a building for science and technology, a preschool building, an expanded fine arts center, and an administrative center.

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Money Approved For Homeland Security at A&M

Updated: 10/28/2006 - More money could be on the way to the Brazos Valley to help fight terrorism. A pair of bills passed by a House Appropriations Committee Wednesday brings around $25 million to Texas A&M.

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Caught on Camera, Part 1

Updated: 05/18/2006 - There's no better evidence than seeing something with your own eyes. That's why more law enforcement agencies are investing in video recording devices. One of the first types of systems is the dash board camera and it got its start right here in the Brazos Valley.

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The Last Clarabell Dies

Posted: 05/17/2006 - He was mostly mute, using bicycle horns and bottles of seltzer to give his answers. The last man to play the silent Clarabell the Clown on "The Howdy Doody Show" has died.

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Japan and US Officials Resume Beef Talks

Posted: 05/17/2006 - Japanese and US officials today wrapped up the first day of talks on a survey of the US meatpacking industry. Japan banned the meat in January over mad cow disease worries, and the US officials are in Tokyo hoping to restart talks on lifting the ban.

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What's Next for the National Guard and Immigration?

Posted: 05/17/2006 - Bush administration officials expect National Guard troops to begin deploying in June -- in support of the Border Patrol. But authorities have yet to work out many of the key details of the immigration-related move.

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Fake Evacuee Arrested for Sexual Assault

Posted: 05/17/2006 - A 25-year-old Houston man is in Harris County Jail without bail after police say he sexually assaulted at least six women while pretending to be a Hurricane Katrina evacuee. They say Ronald Walker used the tale as a ruse to talk his way into the women's homes.

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Resolution to Apologize for Waco Lynchings is Rejected

Posted: 05/17/2006 - McLennan County commissioners have rejected a proposed apology for Waco-area lynchings in the 1800's and early 1900's. The panel rejected a proposed resolution of apology proposed by Waco's Community Race Relations Coalition.

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Fmr. Walker County Sheriff Dies

Updated: 05/17/2006 - The law enforcement community and Walker County residents are mourning the loss of a former sheriff. Victor Graham, 65, died of cancer Sunday. He was sheriff from 1999 to 2004.

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Aggie Killed in Combat

Updated: 10/28/2006 - An Aggie helicopter pilot is dead after being shot down over Iraq. Captain Matt Worrell, a member of the US Army 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment was killed while providing close air support for soldiers on the ground.

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Consol Senior Receives High Marks

Posted: 05/16/2006 - A $5,000 scholarship is now in the hands of one of America's smartest -- an A&M Consol senior. Jessica Wang received the award from the Siemens Foundation Tuesday evening.

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From the Corps XI: Blake Pellerin

Updated: 08/04/2007 - Blake Pellerin recently spent a month with Team USA Rugby competing in the Under-19 World Championships. As a freshman, he's already making a big impact on the Aggie Rugby program. But the experience of being an A&M cadet has just begun.

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Brazos County EOC Could Move During Major Events

Posted: 05/16/2006 - The Brazos County Emergency Operations Center may have a new home during major events. Chuck Frazier, the Emergency Operations Coordinator, said during a Brazos County Commissioners workshop Tuesday morning, an emergency operations committee said they wanted to move operations to College Station when necessary.

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Noland Found Guilty of Murder

Updated: 05/17/2006 - The jury has spoken in the murder trial of a 20-year-old accused of killing a Navy serviceman outside the Texas Renaissance Festival. After weeks of testimony, a Grimes County jury began deliberating the fate of Brent Noland.

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