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Denison School Gets Historic Marker

Updated: 09/13/2005 - 9-13-05 - Tuesday is an historic day for Denison as a marker is dedicated honoring the city's education and civil rights struggles. Terrell High School was the last African American school in the city ...

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FEMA Won't Reimburse Texas Schools

Updated: 09/13/2005 - 9-13-05 - Texas schools won't get federal emergency funds to pay for additional teachers and textbooks to accommodate students displaced by Hurricane Katrina, according to a memo released by the ...

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Not Even Close - Gas Tax Fails

Updated: 09/14/2005 - 9-14-05 - A proposal to increase state fuel taxes was overwhelmingly defeated Tuesday. 87 percent of voters said no to a proposed 5-cent per gallon hike in gasoline taxes and 8-cents on diesel fuel.

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AstroWorld Theme Park to Close at Year's End

Updated: 09/13/2005 - 9-13-05 - Six Flags Inc. is closing its Six Flags AstroWorld theme park at the end of the year and is looking for a buyer for the 109-acre site that sits near Reliant Park, Houston's entertainment district ...

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Sherman Starts Selling Beer and Wine

Updated: 09/13/2005 - 9-13-05 - This past weekend was the first one where you could buy beer and wine in Sherman. That's good news for those tired of driving out of town but bad news for Denison business. It's the day they had ...

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Hutchison Files Legislation to Offset Katrina Costs

Updated: 09/13/2005 - 9-13-05 - Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said Monday she wants more of the costs of educating schoolchildren displaced by Hurricane Katrina covered by the federal government, some education requirements ...

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Judge Throws Out Slander Suit Against Sharon Bush

Updated: 09/13/2005 - 9-13-05 - A judge has thrown out a slander lawsuit accusing the former wife of President Bush's brother of spreading rumors that Neil Bush fathered a child out of wedlock. State District Judge Randy...

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Shelter Numbers Decline, Benefit Concert Planned

Updated: 09/13/2005 - 9-13-05 - The number of Hurricane Katrina refugees in shelters statewide decreased Monday as officials worked to move people into more permanent temporary housing by the weekend. On Monday...

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Female Texas Inmate Loses Last Appeal

Updated: 09/13/2005 - 9-13-05 - Unlike last year, condemned Texas inmate Frances Newton can't count on the state Board of Pardons and Paroles to spare her from the death chamber Wednesday. The panel, in a 7-0 vote Monday...

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Inmate Escaped - Local PD Not Warned

Updated: 09/12/2005 - 9-12-05 - While the hunt for an escaped inmate from Marshall County enters it’s 2nd week, authorities are explaining why local police were not contacted in the hours after the escape was discovered.

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Embattled FEMA Director Brown Stepping Down

Updated: 09/12/2005 - 9-12-05 - Federal Emergency Management Agency director Mike Brown said Monday he has resigned "in the best interest of the agency and best interest of the president," three days after losing his...

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Nurses Needed for Evacuees

Updated: 09/12/2005 - 9-12-05 - Here in Texoma, the Red Cross is stretched to the max caring for more than 180 evacuees in Grayson and Cooke Counties alone. Currently, they are running short on manpower and are in ...

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Large Portion of LA Loses Electrical Power

Updated: 09/12/2005 - 9-12-05 - A large portion of Los Angeles was blacked out Monday when electrical power was lost. The power got knocked out shortly before 1 p.m. after two power surges. Traffic lights throughout ...

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Missing Bryan County Woman Found

Updated: 09/12/2005 - 9-12-05 - The family of a mentally handicapped woman in Bryan County says she had been found and is OK. 49-year-old Vickie Slover is also a deaf mute. She drove off Saturday and hadn't been seen since.

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Senate Begins Roberts Confirmation Hearings

Updated: 09/12/2005 - 9-12-05 - With the bang of a gavel, the Senate opened confirmation hearings Monday on the chief justice nomination of John Roberts, a young conservative who could shape the Supreme Court for a generation.

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Authorities Find Twin Babies Dead in Home

Updated: 09/12/2005 - 9-12-05 - Authorities have found twin babies dead in a Howard County home. "I can't tell you much right now, but I can tell you there were two small babies, twins, found deceased," Howard County Sheriff ...

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Iraqi Higher-Education Officials Visit Oklahoma

Updated: 09/12/2005 - 9-12-05 - Oklahoma universities are helping Iraqi officials update their higher-education curriculum and provide technical help to increase Iraq's oil production. About 15 Iraqi higher-education officials...

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"Operation Pet Lift" from Louisiana Begins

Updated: 09/12/2005 - 9-12-05 - The first major airlift of dogs from the hurricane-battered Gulf Coast left Louisiana on Sunday, carrying about 80 pets to new temporary homes in California. The Continental Airlines flight from ...

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White Ribbon Campaign Voices Minuteman Opposition

Updated: 09/12/2005 - 9-12-05 - Opponents of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps distributed more than 1,800 white ribbons symbolizing prayer and dialogue instead of fear and division, according to the campaign organizers.

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Retail Gas Prices Hit All-Time Highs After Katrina

Updated: 09/12/2005 - 9-12-05 - Damage to Gulf Coast oil production by Hurricane Katrina pushed retail gas prices to historic highs in the past two weeks, with self-serve regular averaging $3 a gallon for the first time ever, a ...

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Blanco Says Louisiana Had Good Response Efforts

Updated: 09/12/2005 - 9-12-05 - Louisiana had a "well thought-out exit plan," in the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina and many more lives would have been lost without it, Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco said Sunday.

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Katrina Spurs New Debate on Energy, Offshore Drilling

Updated: 09/12/2005 - 9-12-05 - Hurricane Katrina has reopened a national debate on energy policy, generating new congressional support for more stringent automobile fuel economy requirements and a fresh push by the oil

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Body Found in Bryan County

Posted: 09/11/2005 - 9-11-05 - Bryan County authorities are investigating the discovery of a dead body last night east of Durant on old Hwy 70 near the Blue River Bridge. They believe the body could be that of a missing Durant man.

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Rescue Turns to Recovery in New Orleans

Updated: 09/10/2005 - 9-10-05 - Searchers retrieving the dead in New Orleans have pulled at least eight body bags from a century-old senior citizens' center. Elsewhere, at City Park in the heart of New Orleans, two bodies were taken away.

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School Bond Passes in Sherman

Updated: 09/11/2005 - 9-10-05 – Sherman voters approved a 77 million dollar bond package for Sherman schools Saturday. School officials say the bond passed overwhelmingly with 60 percent of the vote. The funds will pay for new classrooms and repairs.

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