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UT Professor Prompts Changes in Ken Burns Documentary

Posted: 07/12/2007 - BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Ken Burns, criticized for overlooking the role of Hispanic soldiers in his new World War Two documentary, said nearly a half-hour of footage on Hispanic and American Indian veterans is being added to the film. Burns said profiles of two Hispanics will conclude the first and sixth episodes of the roughly 15-hour, seven-part "The War," debuting September 23rd on PBS.

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Fort Bliss Opens Center Offering Help

Posted: 07/12/2007 - FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) - Fort Bliss has opened a center to treat the physical and mental problems of soldiers suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. Supporters say it's a unique approach that will benefit thousands of troops who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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South Dakota Carries Out First Execution in 60 Years

Posted: 07/12/2007 - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A convicted killer had no last words and showed little emotion before getting a lethal dose of drugs in South Dakota's first execution in 60 years. Elijah Page was put to death last night for the torture-slaying of a teen-ager in 2000.

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Harris County to Transfer Hundreds of Inmates to Louisiana

Posted: 07/12/2007 - HOUSTON (AP) - As many as 400 Harris County inmates could be sent to a private facility in northeast Louisiana as part of a plan to deal with a surge in prisoners. The first group of Harris County inmates will be transferred Friday to the West Carroll Detention Center in Epps, Louisiana.

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Suspected AWOL Soldier Arrested in Store Robbery

Posted: 07/12/2007 - WESLACO, Texas (AP) - A soldier suspected of going absent without leave is accused of robbing a Weslaco convenience store while wearing his camouflage uniform. Twenty-one-year-old Jose Davila was charged with aggravated robbery Wednesday after turning himself in to police.

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Bush 41 Remembers Lady Bird; Library Offers Condolence Book

Updated: 07/12/2007 - Former President Bush has sent his condolences following the death of Lady Bird Johnson Wednesday. You can send your remembrances and condolences to the Johnson Library in Austin by signing a book at the Bush Library.

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Normangee Fills Final Vacancy on City Council

Updated: 07/11/2007 - The Normangee city council is back to full strength. New Mayor Jay Traylor announced Tuesday that former city council member Louise Lewis has accepted an invitation to return to the governing body.

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Lady Bird Johnson Dies

Updated: 07/11/2007 - Former first lady Lady Bird Johnson has died at her home in Austin. She was 94.

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Date Set for Bryan Hooters Hearing

Updated: 07/11/2007 - Fans and opponents of Hooters will soon find out if the restaurant will open in Bryan. A hearing to decide whether the restaurant will get its liquor license will take place September 20 and 21 in Waco.

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Sooners To Appeal NCAA Ruling Erasing 2005 Wins

Updated: 07/11/2007 - University of Oklahoma President David Boren says Wednesday that the school will appeal an NCAA infractions committee's ruling that would erase eight wins from the football team's 2005 record.

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A&M No Longer in Running for Bio-Defense Center

Updated: 07/11/2007 - Texas A&M University is no longer a finalist for the Department of Homeland Security's National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. The university was one of 18 possible hosts for the $450 million facility.

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New Healthcare Options with Scott & White

Posted: 07/11/2007 - Officials with Scott & White have signed an agreement with UnitedHealthcare that will open a new range of network options for nearly 200,000 Central Texans. The new agreement takes effect August first, and adds more than 550 Scott & White providers to health plans marketed by UniteHealthcare and its affiliates.

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College Station ISD Making Parents Aware of Nutrition Options

Updated: 10/02/2009 - Officials in College Station ISD are sending home letters regarding nutrition options for the 2007-2008 school year. The letters offer information regarding prepaying meals for students, as well as free and reduced meal plans.

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Beck Street Project Closes Oakwood Entrance

Posted: 07/11/2007 - The entrance to Bryan’s Oakwood Mobile Home Park on Beck Street will be closed starting Thursday as part of the Beck Street Extension Project. Closure of the block from Richards Street to the mobile home park entrance is necessary for roadway reconstruction. The only public entrance to the mobile home park will be from FM 2818.

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Seal Coating Project Starts on College Station Streets

Posted: 07/11/2007 - Crews in College Station will be hard at work over the next week or two, improving roadways for motorists. A seal coating project is underway in areas along Southwest Parkway west of Texas Avenue.

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White House Says President Will Veto Iraq Withdrawal Timetable

Posted: 07/11/2007 - WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush will veto a defense appropriations bill now being debated on the Senate floor if lawmakers include an amendment setting a timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq, the White House said Tuesday. Senate Democratic leaders have said they plan to bring forward an amendment from Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Carl Levin, D-Mich., that calls for beginning a redeployment of U.S. troops in as little as four months, to be completed by next spring.

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New Leaders for Local Schools

Updated: 10/02/2009 - It may be summer, but trustees in both Bryan and College Station school districts have been busy hiring new leaders for some of their schools. Bryan’s Sam Houston Elementary School will have a new principal this fall. And, A&M Consolidated High School will welcome two new assistant principals.

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Ex-Surgeon General Claims Administration Muzzled Him

Posted: 07/11/2007 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush's most recent surgeon general accused the administration Tuesday of muzzling him for political reasons on hot-button health issues such as emergency contraception and abstinence-only education. Dr. Richard Carmona, the nation's 17th surgeon general, told lawmakers that all surgeons general have had to deal with politics but none more so than he.

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Idaho Sending More Prisoners to Texas to Ease Overcrowding

Posted: 07/11/2007 - BOISE, Idaho — Even as they contend with criticisms of the way Idaho inmates were treated at a privately run Texas prison, state officials are sending more inmates to a troubled facility run by the same company. State officials including Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter on Tuesday approved sending 40 inmates to the Val Verde Correctional Facility and Jail in Del Rio, Texas, as they try to ease prison overcrowding in their own state.

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