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Feds to Look Into Now-Bigger Drug Bust

Posted: 05/11/2006 - The Leon County drug bust is now a federal case. Priciiano Villanueva remains in a Leon County jail, and is now being held without bond. The drugs he's charged with transporting Tuesday have been taken to a DPS crime lab.

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Protest Spurs Removal of Flags

Posted: 05/11/2006 - The University of Texas at Arlington has taken down more than 120 flags representing international students in response to protests over the Socialist Republic of Vietnam flag. The flags represented all international students who have studied in the engineering college.

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Local Delegates Last Day in Washington

Updated: 05/11/2006 - With a final photo opportunity and critical meeting with a Texas senator, the Chamber of Commerce’s trip to Washington was over in a flash. In their final hours, local leaders met with Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison on a day when the Senate debated a $70 billion tax cut bill.

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Strayhorn Loses One Fight, Investigates Another

Posted: 05/11/2006 - Independent gubernatorial hopeful Carole Keeton Strayhorn's lost her court battle to force the state to speed verification of signatures to get her on the November ballot. Meantime, a state senator wants Strayhorn to investigate a contractor involved with the CHIP program.

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Tornado Zone Under Curfew

Posted: 05/11/2006 - The tornado-tossed area around the tiny North Texas community of Westminster was under a dusk-to-dawn curfew overnight. That's after two -- and possibly three -- tornadoes roared through the area Tuesday night -- killing three people and sending ten more to area hospitals.

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Teen Hospitalized with Rabies Infection

Posted: 05/11/2006 - Harris County health officials have confirmed the rabies infection of a Houston-area teenager -- and said he was likely infected by a rabid bat. The Humble High School sophomore is in critical condition at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston after showing symptoms last week.

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Immigrants Found in Icy Truck

Posted: 05/11/2006 - Authorities rescued 56 illegal immigrants this week after finding them huddled inside a refrigerated trailer with no way to get out. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman says none of the immigrants were injured and most had been returned to Mexico by last night.

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Renovations Continue at Navasota ISD

Posted: 05/10/2006 - Navasota ISD's education renovations are on time, but athletics upgrades will have to wait. The school board says they'll wait until after football and basketball seasons in order to complete the new football stadium and gym.

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Child Hit by Motorcycle in CS

Updated: 05/11/2006 - Two people, one of them a child, have been transported to the College Station Medical Center following a motorcycle and pedestrian accident Wednesday night.

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Walker County Man Murdered in Jail?

Updated: 05/11/2006 - Another Brazos Valley inmate has died. This time, it may be murder. Walker County authorities are investigating the death of Rocky Trout, 46, who they believe was beaten to death in his county jail cell.

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Supernaw Found Not Guilty

Updated: 05/10/2006 - Country music singer Doug Supernaw will not be singing the jail house blues. Wednesday, a Bryan jury found country music singer Doug Supernaw not guilty of public intoxication.

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Testimony Continues in Walker Trial

Updated: 05/10/2006 - More information is surfacing in a Brazos County embezzlement trial. Queen Walker is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the District Attorney's office. Wednesday, the jury heard the tape-recorded interrogation of Walker along with witness testimony.

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Termite Time

Updated: 05/11/2006 - How can something so small be so destructive? That's the question many home owners will be asking soon. Termites are swarming right now and there's a good chance they'll be eating away at your home.

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Cox Communications' Out; Suddenlink's In

Updated: 05/10/2006 - Cebridge Communications has completed it's purchase of Cox Communications. The name of the area's new cable provider is known as Suddenlink.

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Prosecution Could Rest Thursday in Noland Trial

Posted: 05/10/2006 - The state could soon rest its case in the Texas Renaissance Festival murder trial. Brent Noland is accused of fatally stabbing United States Navy serviceman Brandon Smith at the festival in October 2004.

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Leon County Drug Bust: $17 Million

Updated: 05/10/2006 - The pounds have been counted and priced, and it's the biggest drug bust in Leon County history. An estimated $17 million worth of cocaine is now off the streets and a suspected illegal immigrant is behind bars.

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Fire Destroys Walker County Home

Posted: 05/10/2006 - A state fire marshal is investigating a fire which destroyed one home in rural Walker County. The fire started at a two story home on Walker Loop around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.

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Cause of Apartment Fire May Not Be Found

Posted: 05/10/2006 - One week removed from an apartment fire that displaced students, and College Station investigators still have few answers about the cause. Fire officials cannot pinpoint an exact reason for the May 3 event.

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Bryan Early Voting Turnout: "Disappointing"

Updated: 05/10/2006 - Bryan voters did not turn out early to vote in the city elections despite 16 charter amendments, three council seats and a school board seat to be decided. College Station's totals were much better.

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Women Packing Heat

Updated: 05/11/2006 - Gun advocates say more women across the country are buying, shooting and carrying firearms. Five years ago the National Rifle Association offered just 13 firearms training classes for women. Today there are more than 200 nationwide and in the Brazos Valley.

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Local Ambassadors Talk Transportation

Updated: 05/11/2006 - The Chamber of Commerce delegation in Washington, DC, was targeting transportation Wednesday. In order to maintain growth in the Brazos Valley, the group argued the area must have direct access to a major interstate.

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Bush Promotes Drug Plan for Seniors

Posted: 05/10/2006 - President Bush is in Orlando, Florida today to again urge senior citizens to sign-up for the the new Medicare prescription drug program. Monday is the deadline to signup without penalty.

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Employers and Immigration

Posted: 05/10/2006 - The US Senate is crafting legislation that would require employers to check the Social Security numbers and the immigration status of all new hires. Employers who don't and who hire illegal immigrants would be subjected to fines of two hundred- to six thousand dollars per violation.

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Texas Storms

Posted: 05/10/2006 - Three people are dead and 10 others injured after a tornado ripped through parts of North Texas. Officials are now going door-to-door checking for any other casualties.

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From the Corps X: Liz Vacek

Updated: 08/04/2007 - Since she sat with her grandfather and heard stories of his service in Vietnam, Liz Vacek has wanted to be in the Air Force. Her chance to wear that uniform will come soon. Donning the Corps colors in her A&M years has set a standard for cadets to follow for years to come.

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