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Texas Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Posted: 07/31/2007 - WASHINGTON — A 37-year-old Army officer from Texas has been killed in Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced Tuesday. Maj. Thomas G. Bostick Jr. of Llano died Friday near Kamu, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit came under fire from enemy forces, officials said.

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Heavy Rain in Parts of Northeast Texas

Posted: 07/31/2007 - UNDATED — Flooding is a threat after parts of Texas have been hit with heavy rain today. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for parts of Fannin, Lamar and Delta counties.

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Bell County Cemetery Vandalized Again

Posted: 07/31/2007 - KILLEEN, Texas — Bell County sheriff's deputies will increase patrols near a cemetery that's been vandalized for a second time since Memorial Day weekend. Authorities discovered about 20 headstones and gravesites knocked over or destroyed at the Maxdale Cemetery this week.

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Historic Gruene Bridge to be Replaced

Posted: 07/31/2007 - NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas — A nearly century-old bridge spanning the Guadalupe River in Gruene will be replaced, largely because of the danger it poses to tubers floating beneath. The city of New Braunfels and the Texas Transportation Department have been working to replace the old Gruene Bridge for 10 years. But the Texas Historical Commission had opposed demolishing the bridge, which was built in 1909, because of its contribution to Gruene's historic value.

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Former Hidalgo County Employee Cleared of Child Sex Charges

Posted: 07/31/2007 - EDINBURG, Texas — A former Hidalgo County district clerk has been found not guilty of child sexual assault charges stemming from allegations that he carried on a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl. The jury deliberated more than four hours Monday before acquitting Omar Guerrero, 30, on two counts each of sexual assault of a child, indecency with a child and enticing a child.

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Attempted Capital Murder Trial Postponed (Again)

Updated: 07/30/2007 - For the second time in a week, an attempted capital murder trial in Madisonville has been postponed. The trial of Floyd Tubbs was supposed to start Monday after being pushed back July 24.

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Welsh-2818 Intersection to Close Starting Tuesday

Posted: 07/30/2007 - FM 2818 in College Station is the site of a lot of construction this week. That includes at the Welsh intersection, which will be shut down starting Tuesday morning.

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CS Home Robbery Lands One Man Behind Bars

Updated: 07/30/2007 - Police say three suspects forcefully entered a home on Potomac Street, and are believed to have taken jewelry and a Playstation. During the robbery, one suspect allegedly pulled a gun on the home owner, but the resident was not injured.

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Story Correction -- Messina Hof Community Harvest

Posted: 07/30/2007 - In a story that ran during the 10 p.m. news on Sunday, July 29, KBTX reported the Community Harvest at Messina Hof Winery and Resort was in its final weekend. The festival actually continues through August 19.

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CS Condo Fire Breaks Out; One Pet Casualty

Updated: 07/30/2007 - College Station firefighters spent their Monday afternoon battling a condo fire. The first call came in around 2:30 p.m. that a fire had broken out at the Woodbrook complex on Dartmouth.

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New Law to Make it Easier for Small Businesses to Offer Day Care

Posted: 07/30/2007 - AUSTIN — A new state law will make it easier for small businesses to operate their own onsite child-care centers for the children of employees. Signed into law last month, House Bill 1385 simplifies the day-care licensing process for small businesses and doesn't require them to obtain a commercial license. The new law will apply to companies with fewer than 50 employees and allows workplace care for as many as 12 children.

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