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Texas Task Force 1 Prepares to Demobilize

Updated: 08/22/2007 - With Hurricane Dean to the south in Mexico, Texas' emergency resources are being drawn down. That includes College Station-based Texas Task Force 1.

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A&M Homeland Security Center Opens Portal to Dean

Updated: 02/23/2012 - Hurricane Dean no longer poses a direct threat to the U.S. coastline. However, the Integrative Center for Homeland Security at Texas A&M University is erring on the side of caution, providing a one-stop cyber location for Dean information.

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99¢ Only Stores Opens With Deep iPod Discounts

Updated: 08/21/2007 - The operative number when a new store opens in Bryan on August 23 is: 99. California-based 99¢ Only Stores is opening up its newest location in Bryan at the corner of Texas Avenue and Post Office Street, in the old Kroger building.

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CSISD Rallies Employees for New School Year

Updated: 10/02/2009 - The message from College Station ISD employees: we're ready for the school year. The district hosted a "We're Ready Rally" Tuesday morning at Central Baptist Church for its roughly 1,300 employees.

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Man Gets Probation for Threat to Send Anthrax to Texas Officer

Posted: 08/21/2007 - LOS ANGELES — A 21-year-old southern California man was sentenced to three years probation Monday on federal charges of threatening to send anthrax to a police officer in Texas. Prosecutors said Erik William Andersson of Stevenson Ranch made the threat last year during a phone conversation in which the officer in Stephenville, Texas, was questioning him about allegations he was harassing his ex-girlfriend's family.

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Army Lab Documents Found in Trash Bin

Posted: 08/21/2007 - SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Boxes of documents containing personal information from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research were supposed to be shredded but instead turned up last week in a trash bin, police said. A resident of a suburban Washington neighborhood near the Army medical research's campus found the boxes Friday and alerted Montgomery County police.

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Bringing the DeLorean Back to the Future

Posted: 08/21/2007 - HUMBLE, Texas (AP) - A quarter century after DeLorean Motor Company began making its glitzy two-seater, a Texas automotive outfit plans to bring the car back into limited production. The DeLorean operation collapsed after two years, but the car gained notoriety as the time machine Michael J. Fox drove in the 1985 hit movie "Back to the Future" and its sequels.

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EU Urges Texas to Halt Executions

Posted: 08/21/2007 - BRUSSELS, Belgium — The European Union on Tuesday urged the governor of Texas to halt executions and introduce a moratorium on capital punishment in the United States' busiest death penalty state. In an unusual direct appeal, the EU said Texas Governor Rick Perry must "exercise all powers vested in his office" to halt the impending 400th execution since Texas resumed carrying out death sentences in 1982.

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Former Party School Now Tops Job Placement List

Posted: 08/21/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - Students at the University of Texas can party their way through undergrad and still be optimistic about getting a job after graduation. Details are in the annual Princeton Review survey.

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Man Accused of Killing Wife Dies in Police Shootout

Posted: 08/21/2007 - HOUSTON — Authorities said a man killed his estranged wife and then drove her body to a church, where he was killed in a shootout with police. The man entered St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Monday evening and told the people inside to call the police.

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Fort Hood Plans Judicial Actions Over Soldier's Death

Posted: 08/21/2007 - FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The Army plans judicial action against some military personnel following a Fort Hood soldier's death when he disappeared during a training exercise. A post official announced the decision in the case of 24-year-old Sergeant Lawrence Sprader, who died in June of dehydration and hyperthermia.

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Allstate Announces Rate Hike for Texas Homeowners

Posted: 08/21/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - Allstate Texas Lloyds has announced plans to raise Texas homeowners insurance rates by an average of 5.9 percent. The rate hike takes effect immediately for policy renewals, but the Texas Department of Insurance can block the move if it finds the increase isn't justified.

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Wal-Mart Pulls Two Kinds of Dog Treats from Its Shelves

Posted: 08/21/2007 - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - It could be another blow to Chinese imports. Wal-Mart quietly stopped selling two brands of dog treats after customers complained the treats sickened their dogs. But it hasn't announced a recall. A company spokeswoman says the treats are being tested.

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Endeavour Set for Return to Earth

Posted: 08/21/2007 - KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (AP) - All is set for the space shuttle's return to Earth today in Florida. Endeavour is aiming for an early afternoon touchdown, at 12:32 p.m. Eastern time, as long as the crosswind at the landing strip isn't too strong.

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Texas Tops the Nation in Drunken Driving Deaths

Posted: 08/21/2007 - ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Federal transportation officials say Texas led the nation with more than 1,350 drunken driving fatalities in 2006. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Monday released data showing drunken driving deaths increased in 22 states and fell in 26 states in 2006.

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BISD Teachers Get Grant Money

Updated: 08/21/2007 - Some Bryan ISD teachers were rewarded Monday night for their hot teaching techniques. During a reception at The Veranda in Bryan, 30 teachers received $25,000 in grant money from the 2007 Citi Success Fund Teacher program.

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Hugging Victims of Crime

Updated: 08/21/2007 - Some local youngsters are making sure their peers who have been affected by crime have the bear necessities. The Lower School Student Council from Allen Academy presented the Bryan Police Department with 50 stuffed animals on Monday.

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Walker County Judge Squashes Rumors

Updated: 08/21/2007 - Walker County officials are squashing rumors that they are doing away with several key law enforcement positions. Rumors began swirling after the recent dismissal of one deputy constable, leading to several emails claiming the county was doing away with various positions.

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Back to School, Back to the Doctor's Office

Updated: 08/21/2007 - You've got the pens and the pencils, but is your child really ready to head back to class according to the state's standards? "It's very important for parents to be aware that there are immunization requirements for their children prior to school," Dr. Charles Williams with the Brazos County Health Department said.

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CSPD Seeks Reaccreditation

Updated: 08/21/2007 - It's the same old song, but still a very important dance for College Station's police department as they seek accreditation.

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Missing CS Woman Found

Updated: 08/20/2007 - College Station police have found a woman reportedly missing since Saturday. Robin Bostick, 42, was found just after 8 p.m. Monday night.

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Trial Begins Tuesday in Hearne Rodeo Stabbing

Updated: 08/21/2007 - The murder trial of a College Station woman is set to get underway Tuesday in Robertson County. Cheryl Arnold is charged with murder in the stabbing death of Angel Williams.

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