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Parents' Weekend at Texas A&M University

Posted: 04/13/2007 - Thousands of moms and dads are flooding the streets of College Station to take part in the annual Parents' Weekend at Texas A&M University. Starting Friday and continuing through Sunday, the University will be hosting several events on campus that give a taste of Aggieland.

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Ski Fort Worth?

Posted: 04/13/2007 - A development group is pitching plans for a theme park that would give people a chance to snow ski and ice skate in Fort Worth during the summer. Developers of the Coolzone Winterplex park shared their vision for the 696 (m) million dollar project yesterday as they sought backing from investors.

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House Votes to Move Texas Primary to February

Posted: 04/13/2007 - The Texas House gave tentative approval to moving the state's primary elections from March to February. That would give one of the country's largest states a greater say in nominating presidential candidates.

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Texas Moves Closer to Getting Rid of TAKS in High School

Posted: 04/13/2007 - The Texas Senate Education Committee approved a bill that would revamp the way student learning is measured in upper grades. Elementary and middle school students would still take the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, or TAKS.

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Remembering a Fallen Aggie

Updated: 04/13/2007 - Friends and family will gather together Saturday to remember an Aggie freshman who was killed over spring break. Services for Tynesha Stewart will be held tomorrow at the Nimitz High School auditorium in Houston from 3:00pm - 6:00pm. All are invited to celebrate Stewart's life.

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Longtime Brazos County Commissioner Dies

Updated: 04/13/2007 - Back in 1953, Walter Wilcox was in high school at Stephen F. Austin when he began working for Brazos County. Two decades later, he was elected a county commissioner.

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CS Plans to Develop with New Staff Member

Posted: 04/12/2007 - A key position on College Station's city staff has been filled. Robert Cowell will take on the role of director of planning and development services.

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Corsicana Man Accused of Robbery, Kidnapping

Updated: 04/13/2007 - It was quite a day for one Grimes County man who says he was kidnapped at gunpoint, forced to drive to Huntsville and robbed. All by the same person.

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From One Championship To Another

Updated: 04/13/2007 - As if winning the national title wasn't enough, the Texas A&M Men's Polo Team is still knee deep in competition.

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Navasota Keeping Up With Big Cities

Updated: 04/13/2007 - When you look at growth in the Brazos Valley, Navasota is near the top. The construction of a new stadium and a Citizen's State Bank are only two of the many signs of expansion.

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Police Looking for Suspects in Alleged Sexual Assault, Robbery

Updated: 04/13/2007 - College Station police are investigating a sexual assault and robbery after four to five men allegedly invaded a home. According to officers, four people inside an apartment in the 1000 block of Balcones were held at gunpoint after a woman answered a knock at the door.

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Robertson County Wreck Kills Three

Updated: 04/13/2007 - Three College Station residents are dead following a horrific, head-on collision north of Calvert Wednesday night.

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What to Know Before Getting Your Nails Done

Updated: 04/13/2007 - With many salons under fire for numerous safety violations, some people have safety concerns when getting their nails done. "I was very nervous being that I'm nine months pregnant," said Brazos County resident Andie Rodriguez. "You know, I don't need to take the risk of getting an infection."

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Meeting to Address Cyber-Bullying

Posted: 04/12/2007 - Officials say there's a new kind of bully in town, and this one may even be in your own home. With the readily available use of the Internet, blogs, text and instant messages, kids are using "cyber- bullying" to inflict harm on others.

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Slowing Down Toll Roads

Posted: 04/12/2007 - A bill that would put a two-year moratorium on private toll roads won final passage in the Texas House. The plan now moves to the Texas Senate. The measure would temporarily put the brakes on the long-term Trans Texas Corridor superhighway project, which is backed by Governor Rick Perry.

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Senate Panel Approves TYC Overhaul Bill

Posted: 04/12/2007 - The state's juvenile justice system would undergo a sweeping overhaul under a bill approved by a Texas Senate panel. The Senate Criminal Justice Committee endorsed the bill to limit who gets sent to the Texas Youth Commission, how they're housed and to expand the rights of inmates and their families.

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The Cost of Higher Education

Updated: 04/11/2007 - Students at Blinn College will be paying a little more starting in the fall semester. During Tuesday night's board meeting, trustees approved a $5 increase per semester credit hour at all of its campuses.

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Texas' Big Cities Feeding Population of Brazos Valley

Updated: 04/11/2007 - According to the Census Bureau, Houston and Dallas are two of the country's fastest growing cities. Officials say as some of the state's larger cities continue to grow, so do some of the more rural cities.

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Head Start Gets $2 Million Leg Up

Posted: 04/11/2007 - Big bucks are coming from Capitol Hill to local Head Starters. The Brazos Valley Community Action Agency is getting a $2 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Bank Cutbacks Could Be Felt Locally

Updated: 04/11/2007 - Nearly 1,000 Citigroup employees could be out of a job by the week's end, including some in the Brazos Valley. As part of a restructuring plan aimed at reducing costs and improving profits, Citigroup says they'll cut about 17,000 jobs.

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B-CS Nail Salons Hit with Violations

Updated: 04/11/2007 - In a recent sting operation in Bryan-College Station, seven nail salons were found to be in violation of state codes by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Read the Reports Inside

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