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Evacuees Getting on with Life

Posted: 04/10/2006 - It's been more than half a year since Hurricane Katrina turned their world upside down. Thousands of evacuee students -- and the Southeast Texas schools that have taken them in -- have walked a fine line -- between fitting in here and loyalty to friends back home.

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Skilling to Testify

Posted: 04/10/2006 - Former Enron Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling is expected to give his much-anticipated testimony in his fraud and conspiracy trial today. And the stakes may be just as high for the government as they are for the one-time corporate star.

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Immigration Peace March

Posted: 04/10/2006 - A community-wide immigration march will take place Monday in Bryan. Organizers are asked to wear white to symbolize peace.

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Hundreds of Thousands Rally For Immigrants in Dallas

Posted: 04/09/2006 - DALLAS (AP) - As many as 500,000 people crammed the streets of downtown Dallas on Sunday while calling for immigration reform that would legalize an estimated 11 million undocumented workers. They banged drums and waved U.S. flags while wearing white clothing to symbolize peace.

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Kinky Says He'll Offend as Governor

Posted: 04/09/2006 - HOUSTON (AP) - Author and musician Kinky Friedman says he'll offend, throw career politicians out of office, open Indian casinos and consider a moratorium on the death penalty if elected governor. This was his message to a group of media executives at The Texas Associated Press Managing Editors conference Sunday.

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Central Texas Couple Named Aggie Parents of the Year

Posted: 04/09/2006 - Parent's Weekend couldn't end without recognizing those students and parents that are making a difference on campus. The university held the All-University Awards program Sunday morning. Many students were recognized for their achievements and contributions to the A&M campus.

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Bryan Woman Arrested in Mall Robbery

Posted: 04/08/2006 - A Bryan woman faces a robbery charge after allegedly stealing clothes from a Post Oak Mall department store. Police say Courtney Alexander, 18, was one of four women taking clothes from J.C. Penney.

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Pair of Home Burglars Arrested

Posted: 04/08/2006 - Two men are in custody after being caught in the act of burglarizing a College Station home. Police say a man came home Saturday morning in the 1200 block of Ashburn to find two men in his back yard.

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Hallettsville Family Found Murdered

Updated: 04/10/2006 - HALLETTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - South Texas police are looking for a suspect in the deaths of three people found fatally shot inside their home. The discovery was made Friday. A preliminary autopsy reports says a married couple and their 19-year-old son all died after being shot in the head.

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Wildfires Hit Texas Hill Country

Posted: 04/08/2006 - HUNT, Texas (AP) - The Texas Forest Service says wildfires in the Texas Hill Country have burned about 6,200 acres and are threatening about 50 homes. The fires have killed one man and injured two firefighters, one of whom is in critical condition.

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Real Estate Company Helps Habitat Restore

Posted: 04/08/2006 - Coldwell Banker United Realtors is helping stock the shelves at the Habitat for Humanity Restore in Bryan. The store sells gently used home building tools and supplies to raise money for Habitat, all of the items sold in the store are donated.

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Probation for Murder: A Rare Sentence

Posted: 04/07/2006 - Friday morning, convicted murderer Patience Cooks received her sentence in 361st District Court. She'll serve 90 days of work release jail-time, along with 10 years probation. It's quite a rare sentence for a murder conviction, but it's a ruling with two schools of thought.

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High-Profile Races Don't Equal Early Voting

Updated: 04/07/2006 - Just like last month's elections in Brazos County, early voting totals for this Tuesday's runoff are way down. With early voter turnout an indicator of Election Day turnout, the outlook is not pretty.

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More FEMA Fraud in South Texas

Posted: 04/07/2006 - A pair of Brazos Valley residents have been indicted on charges of filing false claims for FEMA assistance following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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Woman Arrested in Baby Murder Case

Updated: 04/07/2006 - An arrest has been made in the 6 month old murder mystery of an abandoned newborn. A 35 year old North Texas woman is charged with murdering the infant and discarding the body in a trash can.

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Parents Weekend at Texas A&M

Posted: 04/07/2006 - The roads will be more congested and restaurants packed this weekend as thousands of parents flock to Aggieland for Parents' Weekend. In Old Army Days, Parents Weekend originated as a time for moms to visit their sons.

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Executive Compensation

Posted: 04/07/2006 - Want to find out how the boss is doing? Thanks to the AFL-CIO, you can through a new Web site: paywatch-dot-org. It carries information for the top-25 pension packages of 2005 as well as a comprehensive database of brand new CEO pay figures.

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Gas Prices

Posted: 04/07/2006 - Retail gasoline prices skyrocketed across Texas this week amid concerns over summer gasoline supply prospects. The weekly Triple-A Texas gas price survey shows self-serve regular averaging two dollars 59 cents per gallon at the pump. That's eleven cents higher than last year and 45 cents higher than a year ago.

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Airport Concerns in Dallas

Posted: 04/07/2006 - Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is offering to lift decades-long limits at rival Dallas Love Field -- if Love reduces the number of its gates. The move could create problems for Southwest Airlines.

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TSU President's Spending

Posted: 04/07/2006 - The president of Texas Southern University spent nearly 650-thousand dollars in school funds on personal purchases, according to an audit by the school. The school released the report to the Houston Chronicle yesterday under the Texas Public Information Act.

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Immigration Bill's Future Unclear

Posted: 04/07/2006 - It's unlikely the Senate will finish work on an immigration bill this week. Partisan bickering over amendments is clouding the outlook for a compromise.

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Texas Wildfires

Updated: 04/07/2006 - Texas Panhandle officials hope for relief today from a wave of wildfires that blackened 27-thousand acres and destroyed at least nine homes. No injuries were reported.

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Man Shot in Somerville

Updated: 04/07/2006 - .A Somerville man is in fair condition afternoon after being shot in the back. Police say 51 year-old Gary Parker was of Somerville was shot with a pellet gun Thursday night outside the Somerville Dairy Queen.

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One More Langley-Barron Face-off

Updated: 04/07/2006 - In what may be their last meeting before the Tuesday runoff, Judge J.D. Langley and David Barron made their cases to retain or obtain the 85th District Court seat.

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