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Texas Couple Arrested for Illegally Taking Mexican Baby

Posted: 03/02/2007 - A Texas couple arrested in Mexico is being investigated for trying to register as their own a two-week-old baby boy they said was given to them. Monterrey police say 42-year-old Sergio Velez and 39-year-old Tomasa Ibarra of San Antonio were arrested outside the U.S. Consulate late Wednesday after inquiring about a visa for the baby.

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Car Hits House, Driver Faces Multiple Charges

Updated: 03/02/2007 - No one was injured when a car crashed through a sign and hit house in Bryan just before 7:00am Thursday. But the accident unraveled a whole slew of charges for the driver.

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Snow to Address Aggieland on White House Happenings

Updated: 03/02/2007 - The first President Bush will welcome his son's media man Friday night. White House Press Secretary Tony Snow will be speaking at the Bush Presidential Library starting at 6 p.m. Snow's speech is entitled "The Press and Presidency."

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Briarcrest Debate Continues at Councilmember's Meeting

Updated: 03/03/2007 - The debate on proposed road construction on Briarcrest Drive in Bryan continues. Councilmember Mike Southerland hosted a citizens' meeting to discuss the multi-million dollar TxDOT proposal, which includes the addition of medians, along with some additional turn lanes.

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Brazos County Grand Jury Indicts More Than 50

Updated: 03/02/2007 - As usual, a wide variety of alleged criminals face indictments handed down by a Brazos County grand jury. They include William Watson of Nacogdoches. The Garrison High School band teacher faces two charges for his alleged inappropriate relationship with a former student.

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Annual Recognition For Small Businesses

Updated: 03/01/2007 - The 14th annual Bryan Rotary Club/Newman 10 Business Performance Awards Program is now accepting nominations. The top ten small businesses that have made the largest contributions to Brazos County's economy recognized at the annual awards luncheon.

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Smoke Signaling Sewer Problems

Updated: 03/01/2007 - The process of inspecting Bryan's city sewer lines began Thursday morning. For the next three weeks contractors will be looking for cracked lines, missing manhole lids, and aged joints.

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Eyes on the Skies: Stay Safe in the Storm

Updated: 03/01/2007 - Over the past five days, we've shown you that severe weather can strike the Brazos Valley at any time, and with deadly force. But as the storms move in, will you know what to do?

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Bryan Looking into Senior Center

Updated: 03/01/2007 - Bryan city officials responded Thursday to a proposal for a new seniors' center that came during Tuesday's meeting. The request came from Dorothy Hernandez, who explained the need for a social gathering place for some of Bryan's elderly.

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Friends, Co-Workers Testify on Willie Davis' Behalf

Updated: 03/02/2007 - Is Willie Davis capable of violence? That's the question defense attorneys left jurors pondering Thursday afternoon. Davis, who is standing trial for capital murder for his role in the death of a local rap producer, watched as four acquaintances testified on his behalf.

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BBB Announces Torch Awards

Updated: 03/01/2007 - The businesses that are the best of the best in our area were honored Thursday for their committment to business ethics. Thursday afternoon, the Better Business Bureau announced the winners of the annual Tourch Award for Marketplace Ethics.

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House Slows Push for Death Penalty in Child Sex Cases

Posted: 03/01/2007 - The House is delaying a vote on a crackdown against sex offenders. The move yesterday came as questions again surfaced over the constitutionality and consequences of allowing the death penalty in some child sex cases.

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Appeals Court Says Confessed Killer Not Mentally Retarded

Posted: 03/01/2007 - A convicted murderer has lost an attempt to avoid the death chamber. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled yesterday that Elroy Chester is not mentally retarded. Chester was condemned for fatally shooting a Port Arthur fireman nine years ago.

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Boortz Back to Promote New Book

Updated: 02/28/2007 - One of radio's most notable voices returned to Aggieland with paper and pen in hand. Neal Boortz stopped by Hastings in College Station to sign copies of his new book, "Somebody's Got to Say It."

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Eyes on the Skies: Technology, Then and Now

Updated: 02/28/2007 - It's the sparkling show we seldom like to see and the whirling winds we'd all but love to wind up in. Since we can't prevent it, we'll simply warn you about it. But there was a time when valuable weather alerts weren't so easy to come by.

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Hacker Makes Attempt at A&M Info

Updated: 02/28/2007 - If you have a NetID account through Texas A&M, be warned. Your password may be in the hands of criminals. A&M officials announced Wednesday that a hacker or hackers attempted to breach the university's security system.

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Texas AG Suspends Privacy Opinion for 60 Days

Updated: 02/28/2007 - Just as counties across the state were adjusting to a ruling regarding government records, a curve ball is thrown their way. County officials are now getting a 60-day reprieve from having to redact Social Security numbers from all government records available to the public.

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Defense Builds Case for Willie Davis

Updated: 02/28/2007 - Wednesday marked day seven in a Bryan resident's capital murder trial. Willie Davis, 67, is accused of orchestrating a plot against a local rap producer, that eventually led to his death.

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9-1-1 Changes Could Save a Life

Updated: 02/28/2007 - They're the ones who answer in times of emergency and send out responders in those crucial moments. Now, the Brazos County 9-1-1 will be enacting a new emergency medical dispatch program, designed to give as much information as possible to responders.

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Bryan to Check Sewer Lines

Updated: 02/28/2007 - The City of Bryan will be checking for leaks in sanitation sewer systems starting Thursday. City crews will be walking nearly 38,000 feet of sewer lines bordering Esther Boulevard, Carter Creek Parkway, East 29th Street and Briarcrest Drive.

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Congress Honors Richards with a Resolution

Posted: 02/28/2007 - The late Texas Governor Ann Richards has been honored with a resolution passed by members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Representative Solomon P. Ortiz introduced the bill in late 2006, but it was not considered before Congress adjourned in December. It was approved yesterday.

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