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May 13 Municipal Elections

Updated: 05/14/2006 - Both of the Twin Cities saw a sitting council member beaten in Saturday's city elections. College Station's Nancy Berry and Bryan's Russell Bradley were defeated by Dave Ruesink and Mike Southerland, respectively. Southerland scored the widest margin of victory in either of the city council races, defeating Bradley by a 64-36 percent margin for the at-large seat on Bryan's council. Bradley was seeking a second consecutive term, and a fourth overall. Southerland earns a seat on the Bryan council a year after falling short in a race against Mark Conlee.

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Trash Burn Causes Destruction of North Brazos County Home

Posted: 04/30/2006 - A Brazos County man is homeless after what started as a trash burn Sunday ended with his home going up in flames. Authorities say the man's trash fire spread to his mobile home in the 5800 block of Redbud Lane

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Four Injured in Texas 6 Accident

Posted: 04/30/2006 - Both north and southbound traffic on Texas 6 slowed to a crawl Sunday after a two-vehicle accident near F.M. 2154. State troopers say a the driver of a Pontiac Grand Am pulled onto the highway in front of an oncoming vehicle and was hit broadside.

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Retired A&M History Professor Killed in Car Accident

Updated: 05/01/2006 - A retired Texas A&M professor was killed Friday in a two-vehicle crash in Bastrop County. Department of Public Safety officials say Zoltan Kosztolnyik, 75, was hit when another driver failed to yield the right of way and hit Kosztolnyik's car.

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Accused Child Killer's Bond Reduced

Posted: 04/29/2006 - A Dallas-area woman accused of leaving her newborn baby in a Texas World Speedway restroom trash can remained in Brazos County Jail Saturday, despite having a significantly lower bond. Brazos County District Judge J.D. Langley lowered Susan Chiniewicz's bond from three million dollars to $100,000 dollars Friday.

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County Finds No Wrongdoing by Judge

Posted: 04/29/2006 - Brazos County officials have wrapped up their investigation of a sitting district judge. The county was investigating claims of sexual harassment against Judge J.D. Langley.

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Bryan Man Arrested for Child Porn Possession

Updated: 04/29/2006 - Bryan man faces child pornography charges after a relative found illegal images on his computer. Police say the relative was using Rvey Stringer's computer when they found pictures of children under 18 engaged in explicit conduct.

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Severe Weather Affects Brazos Valley and Beyond

Updated: 04/29/2006 - Severe weather made for a rude awakening for many Brazos Valley residents Saturday morning. For the most part, areas reporting any damage at all say it was mostly limited to high winds, felled trees, and downed power lines.

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A&M Students Camp Out For Children In Uganda

Posted: 04/29/2006 - Two A&M students, Amy Ballard and Anne Willis aren't spending their Saturday night at a party or on Northgate. The two have organized an event called Global Nite Commute.

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CS Water Bills May Build...Because of Gas

Posted: 04/28/2006 - College Station's City Council has approved a bid to make $3.3 million worth of upgrades to the Carters Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. However, only $2.6 million was budgeted for it. It's a sign of the times, and the dollar signs may be bigger on your water bill.

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Restaurant to Shell Out Green for Colorful Mess

Posted: 04/28/2006 - A local fast food restaurant probably won't be cited for a paint spill that forced a creek to be drained. City of Bryan officials said Jack in the Box was quick to respond to Thursday's paint spill in a creek along Texas Avenue.

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Drowning at Lake Conroe

Updated: 04/29/2006 - Saturday morning the body of a Grimes County man who vanished on Lake Conroe was recovered. Searchers have confirmed they found 19-year-old Steven Brow of Richards.

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Global Night Commute

Posted: 04/28/2006 - Every night thousands of children in Uganda walk for miles in order to escape abduction by a rebel army. In an effort to raise awareness, Invisible Children, a nonprofit organization is staging a Global Night Commute.

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Reed Arena Transformed for the Weekend

Posted: 04/28/2006 - Out with the hardwood, in with the dirt. Reed Arena is transformed into a bull riding arena in advance of this weekend's CBR Bull Bash Tour. The tour will make a stop on campus Saturday night and preparations are already underway.

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A&M Architecture Students Design Hospital

Posted: 04/28/2006 - Some architecture students at Texas A&M are designing hospitals for the future. They will be presenting their designs to hospital officials half a world away this weekend.

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United 93 Hits the Box Office

Posted: 04/28/2006 - The controversial movie "United 93" about the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania on 9/11 opened nationwide Friday. The trailer from the new movie was pulled from a movie theater in New York after complaints.

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Boots Auction to Benefit Hurricane Victims

Posted: 04/28/2006 - Two pairs of boots that were part of a Rose Bowl bet by the governors of Texas and California will benefit hurricane victims. Governors Rick Perry and Arnold Schwarzenegger each offered hand-crafted boots in their wager.

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Rare Coin Gets Big Bucks

Posted: 04/28/2006 - It cost a lot more than a nickel to buy this half dime. A 1792 half dime that's believed to be one of the first coins minted by the United States has been sold at auction in Columbus, Ohio, for more than one-point-three (M) million dollars.

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A New Drug Problem

Posted: 04/28/2006 - Teachers in the Dallas area are finding a growing number of students using a cheap, heroin-laced powder -- dubbed "cheese." School officials say the stuff can be packed under fingernails and discreetly taken during class.

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Members of Texas Senate Panel to Talk Taxes

Posted: 04/28/2006 - It's a working weekend for the Texas Senate Finance Committee as members look at taxes and school finance. Lawmakers will convene Friday and over the weekend to discuss the five tax bills that have been approved by the Texas House.

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Gas Prices Continue to Climb

Posted: 04/28/2006 - Texas gasoline prices rose this week for the eighth week in a row. The highest gas prices in Texas are in the Dallas / Fort Worth area, and the lowest are in San Antonio.

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TX Lawmakers Tackle Dog Mauling Laws

Posted: 04/27/2006 - The dog mauling death of a Milam County woman is urging at least one state lawmaker to take steps to toughen penalties against owners of dogs that kill.

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Blinn to Supervise Alleged Assaulter

Posted: 04/27/2006 - New information comes to light about a College Station martial arts instructor charged with sexual assault of a child. Jerry Nucker, 32, was not only a teacher at The Academy of Martial Arts studio he was also a part time kineseology professor at Blinn.

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Traffic Slowed After Paint Spills

Updated: 04/28/2006 - Traffic along Texas Avenue near Villa Maria is moving again after clean-up of a paint spill. Hazardous materials crews were called to the 2900 block of Texas around 3pm Thursday afternoon.

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CS Council Considers Cemetery, Commission

Updated: 04/28/2006 - More land is now set to house College Station's second cemetery. The purchase of two tracts of land owned by Texas A&M was approved Thursday night.

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