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Best Long Weekend Trips For College Students

Cancun, Mexico, Las Vegas and South Beach Miami are among the best long weekend trips for college students.

10/29/2013

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Stings Target Businesses Selling Alcohol To Minors

The state of Texas has a warning for students trying to buy alcohol while on Spring Break this week. Officials with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission are planning to conduct a minimum of 600 undercover stings.

CBSDFW.COM–03/11/2013

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90-Year-Old Man Skydives Over Texas

A 90-year-old man skydived from 11,000 feet over South Padre Island. Russell Louden wanted to jump out of a plane since he tried to become a paratrooper during World War II.

01/28/2013

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7 Accused Of Fishing Fraud In Texas Tournament

The South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce sponsored the Aug. 10-12 Ladies Kingfish Tournament. Duke says the defendants won a $5,000 second-place prize.

08/23/2012

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Record 6,000 Turtles Hatched On South Padre

A group that cares for and releases endangered sea turtle hatchlings into the Gulf of Mexico says it had a record 6,000 babies born this year.

08/20/2012

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Student Attacked In S. Padre Island Relieved After Attacker Arrested

The 21-year-old Brookhaven College student who was brutally beaten on the shores of South Padre Island is relieved that the last of his attackers was arrested this week.

05/17/2012

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Fugitive Arrested For South Padre Student Attack

Law enforcement officials have captured one of Texas’ Most Wanted — a man wanted for his involvement in the South Padre Island beating of North Texas college student Derek “D.J.” Madrigal.

05/16/2012

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Student Attacked In South Padre Visits Local College

Derek Madrigal received a hero’s welcome when he walked into Brookhaven College Tuesday morning. The visit was bittersweet since he had to withdraw for the semester, to focus on recovering from a vicious beating that happened in South Padre.

04/17/2012

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Dallas Student Wants To Move On From His Beating On The Beach

A 21-year-old Dallas student says he doesn’t want to dwell on his nine stab wounds and punctured lung suffered at the hands of a vicious mob.

03/29/2012

South Padre Island beating suspect Michael Rangel. (credit: Cameron County Sheriff's Dept.)

Amid Recovery, Dallas Student Headed Home After Spring Break Assault

The Brookhaven College student who was brutally assaulted on the shore of South Padre Island nearly two weeks ago is on his way home to North Dallas.

03/28/2012

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Father Of Student Attacked In South Padre Wants Justice

After his son was brutally attacked on South Padre Island, the father of a Dallas college student is now looking for justice.

03/22/2012

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Brookhaven Student Hospitalized After South Padre Island Attack

A 21-year-old Brookhaven College student was beaten with the lid of a cooler and stabbed while protecting a girlfriend who was being harassed by some men in South Padre Island, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

03/21/2012

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