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Local Resident Remembers Katrina

Updated: 08/28/2006 - Tuesday marks the one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The storm left hundreds dead and thousands homeless. Close to 2,000 evacuees are still living in the Brazos Valley.

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Bryan's Comprehensive Plan Up for Discussion

Updated: 08/29/2006 - Bryan residents have a couple chances to sound off on the city's direction. Tuesday and Wednesday, the first draft of the city's comprehensive plan will be up for discussion.

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Some CS Water to Run Dry for Repairs

Updated: 08/28/2006 - Some College Station residents won't have water for part of the day Tuesday. It will be shut off starting at 10 a.m. in the 800 block of Marion Pugh and the 100 block of Holleman Drive West.

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Missing Bryan Man Found Jailed in Austin Area

Updated: 08/28/2006 - There is an odd end to the case of a Bryan man missing since early August. Local authorities have tracked down Filiberto Espinoza, who has been sitting in Travis County jail since August 6, the day he was first reported missing.

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Repeat Offender Sentenced to 75 Years

Updated: 08/28/2006 - A Brazos County jury gave a Dallas man a stiff sentence Monday for dealing drugs. Larry Allen, 49, was sentenced to 75 years in prison for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

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Police: Alcohol Not Likely a Factor in Student Death

Updated: 08/28/2006 - It does not appear alcohol played a factor in the weekend death of a Texas A&M student run over by a train, according to College Station police. Police say that finding is based on information from witnesses.

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Texas Task Force 1 Deploys in Advance of Ernesto

Updated: 08/28/2006 - Texas Task Force 1, the College Station-based urban search and rescue team has been activated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in anticipation of Tropical Storm Ernesto. Task Force members from throughout the state arrived in College Station Monday morning for processing.

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JonBenet Suspect Won't Be Charged

Posted: 08/28/2006 - John Mark Karr awaited his first court appearance in Colorado on Monday as a TV station reported that prosecutors decided not to bring charges against him in the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey because his DNA failed to match genetic material on the 6-year-old girl's body.

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'Don't Mess With Texas'... 20 Years Later

Posted: 08/28/2006 - Forget the Alamo. Remember Tim McClure's mom. McClure's a founder of the Austin advertising agency GSD and M. He credits his mother's rebukes about his messy room when he was a kid for inspiring the simple, four-word slogan that's perhaps become the unofficial motto of Texas.

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Burleson Officials Investigate Shooting Death

Posted: 08/28/2006 - Burleson County authorities are investigating the death of an Humble man who shot himself following a domestic dispute, according to the Burleson County Sheriff's Office.

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Discovered Dynamite Points to Security Problems

Posted: 08/28/2006 - A student whose luggage contained a stick of dynamite is to appear before a federal magistrate in Houston Monday. There isn't any indication of terrorist plans, but the discovery highlighted concerns that there's a weak link in aviation security.

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Texan Making Execution History in South Dakota

Posted: 08/28/2006 - An Athens, Texas, man will be the first person executed by South Dakota authorities in 59 years. South Dakota's death chamber has been remodeled since the last execution in the state, an electrocution in 1947.

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Texas Weather

Posted: 08/28/2006 - A spokesman from TXU Electric Delivery says high winds from fast-moving storms Sunday knocked out power to about 20-thousand customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. TXU's John Hardesty says the winds knocked down some power lines and it could take until mid-morning to restore power.

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CSISD Expected to Name Coulson Superintendent Monday

Updated: 08/27/2006 - College Station school trustees meet Monday and will likely make Eddie Coulson the district's next superintendent. Coulson was named the sole finalist for the job in July after trustees suspended Superintendent Jimmy Creel in June.

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Local School Boards Consider Budgets, Tax Rates

Updated: 08/27/2006 - Taxpayers in both the Bryan and College Station school districts get the chance Monday to sound off on the districts' proposed budgets and tax rates. In College Station, the public hearing is at 5:30 p.m., while the special meeting is at 5:45. In Bryan, the tax rate and budget hearing is part of a 5:30 p.m. meeting.

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Twin City Resident Reflects On Loss

Updated: 08/27/2006 - It's was a week ago Sunday that a dormitory of the Twin City Mission in Bryan, the area's only homeless shelter, was lost in a fire. The cause of the fire is still unknown and so is the fate of the building.

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Commuter Plane Crew Evidently Used Wrong Runway

Updated: 08/27/2006 - Preliminary evidence shows that the crew of a commuter jet that crashed moments after takeoff early Sunday morning at Blue Grass International Airport in Lexington, Ky. used a short runway, National Transportation Safety Board investigator Debbie Hersman told reporters Sunday evening.

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Third College Station Hotel Robbed in Two Months

Updated: 08/26/2006 - For the third time in less than two months, a College Station hotel has been robbed at gunpoint. Police say a black male, about six feet tall and wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt robbed the Hampton Inn on Texas Avenue about 4:20 a.m., Saturday.

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A&M Student Killed in Train Accident

Posted: 08/26/2006 - A Texas A&M senior is dead after being hit by a train early Saturday morning. Police say Robert Walker Best and some of his friends were attempting to board a moving train near George Bush Drive and Wellborn Road.

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Bryan Council Interviews Fourth Manager Finalist

Updated: 08/26/2006 - For the second Saturday in a row, Bryan City Council spent the morning interviewing city manager candidates. This tims, council interviewed former Auburn, Alabama, city manager David Watkins, who is also a finalist for one of two assistant city manager openings in College Station.

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SouthPoint Brings Jobs to Grimes County

Updated: 08/27/2006 - Grimes County has gotten an economic shot in the arm. A new manufacturing facility has brought close to 100 jobs to the area in recent months.

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NASA Delays Atlantis Launch

Posted: 08/26/2006 - KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (AP) - NASA has delayed Sunday's launch of the space shuttle Atlantis by 24 hours. NASA managers say they want more time to see if there was any damage from a lightning strike Friday.

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Authorities Urge Drunk Driving Awareness

Updated: 08/25/2006 - There is never an opportunity that law enforcers pass up to discuss what is much more than just a passionate topic for them. Texas continually ranks among the highest when it comes to alcohol-related driving incidents.

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Meeting Announced for Super Announcement

Updated: 08/25/2006 - Monday could mark the official beginning of the Eddie Coulson era at College Station ISD. He is expected to be named superintendent at a meeting that evening.

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