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Mrs. Perry Speaks To Graduating Aggies

Posted: 05/10/2007 - The First Lady of Texas was on hand to congratulate the first wave of Texas A&M spring semester graduates. Anita Perry delivered the keynote speech during graduation ceremonies at Rudder Auditorium.

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Cancer Treatment Available In Walker County

Posted: 05/10/2007 - Cancer Treatment Available In Walker CountyThe latest technology used in cancer treatment is now available in Huntsville. The University Cancer Center Huntsville, located just off Interstate 45, is now open to patients.

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Tips For Controlling This Summer's Energy Bill

Updated: 05/11/2007 - If the last couple of days are any indication of what is in store for summer, your air conditioning unit should be ready for another hot workout. Ed Wren is the owner of Climate Masters of BCS and he said a few inexpensive techniques will keep your unit running longer without fleecing your wallets.

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Prices On the Rise at Post Offices

Updated: 05/11/2007 - Beginning Monday, $0.39 stamps will be a thing of the past. Soon, a new stamp will be needed to get mail to its final destination. "We have new rates set for just about every item, some have gone up and some have gone down," said College Station Postmaster Cephas Riggins.

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Project Unity Awarded Top Honor

Updated: 05/11/2007 - A new award gave a new honor to a local organization set on empowering others in the Brazos Valley. Members of the Brazos Valley Community Action Agency awarded Project Unity with the 2007 Community Action Partner of the Year Award.

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Blinn Graduation Moved

Updated: 05/10/2007 - The high chance of rain in Brenham tonight has forced the college to move graduation indoors.

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Chamber Delegation Heads for Home Happy with DC Trip

Updated: 05/11/2007 - Thursday was the final day for the Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce delegation in the nation's capital. They ended their stay with a quick morning photo shoot with Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, then packed up and headed back to Texas.

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Buzzard Concerns Delay Plans for Texas State "Body Farm"

Posted: 05/10/2007 - Buzzards are putting Texas State University's plans to build the nation's largest "body farm" of human cadavers on hold. The body farm will be just the third in the country. By burying cadavers and studying human decomposition, researchers say they can help police better analyze crime scenes.

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Gas Price Break Ahead for Texas Drivers?

Posted: 05/10/2007 - The Texas House has approved a 20-cent tax break on gasoline prices during the summer to deal with higher fuel prices. The measure now moves to the Texas Senate.

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Grand Jury To Hear Case Against Grimes County Deputy

Updated: 05/10/2007 - One of Grimes County's most respected criminal investigators could soon be wearing the handcuffs he used to carry. A Montgomery County grand jury is scheduled to rule Thursday on a domestic violence complaint against former Chief Deputy Sheriff Johnny Martinez.

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More Charges For Cameron Sexual Assault Suspect

Updated: 05/10/2007 - Two more additional charges have been filed against the suspect arrested in connection with the sexual assault of an elderly Cameron woman. Lloyd Nelson, 18, was arrested last week and charged with aggravated sexual assault of a 69-year-old woman.

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Virus Could Control Fire Ant Problem

Updated: 05/09/2007 - When folks want to take out fire ants they call out the professionals, like BreakAway Pest Control. Jacob Ollinger is the owner of BreakAway Pest Control and said his company uses a number of effective arsenals against fire ants.

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Learning From National Tragedies

Updated: 05/10/2007 - National events such as the tragedy at Virginia Tech can sometimes spur more crimes and acts of violence."I think you talk to anybody in the law enforcement field and it's common sense, once a big event takes place, their tends to be more after that," said Bryan Assistant Police Chief Freddie Komar.

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New Passport Rules Extend Wait Time

Updated: 05/10/2007 - If you're planning to travel out of the country, you better apply for a passport now. Since new regulations went into effect in January, the huge amount of applications have caused major backlogs.

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Alleged Bank Robber Faces Slew of Charges

Updated: 05/10/2007 - College Station Police say they have arrested the man responsible for three bank robberies at Post Oak Mall in the last seven months. 25-year-old Jade Hannan McCullough is charged with aggravated robbery, two counts of theft and evading arrest.

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2007 Predicted to be Active Hurricane Season

Posted: 05/09/2007 - Two national hurricane experts are predicting up to 17 tropical storms and hurricanes this season. They acknowledged that similar predictions for the 2006 season were wrong but cited a more active storm cycle this year.

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Giving Texans a Bigger Say at the Polls

Posted: 05/09/2007 - A Texas Senate panel has approved a proposal to move the primary election up to February in 2008. The measure now goes to the full Senate, where it's believed to have the votes needed for passage.

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B-CS Chamber Begins Busy Capitol Hill Schedule

Updated: 05/09/2007 - The Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce's delegation marched on Washington's capitol offices Tuesday. Nearly two-dozen meetings were scheduled to take place to discuss the region's pressing issues.

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College Hills Elementary Teacher Receives Award

Posted: 05/08/2007 - A special honor has been bestowed on a College Station teacher. Cathy Stearns, a teacher at College Hills Elementary has been named the Sam's Club Teacher of the Year.

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Brenham Soldier Served To Make A Difference

Updated: 05/09/2007 - As she looked at a portrait of her son, Private First Class Larry I. Guyton, Andrea McDonald said the photo captured his strength and confidence. "He looked like a man. He wasn't that little boy I sent off, he was a man," McDonald said.

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Council Green Lights Health Science Center Land

Updated: 05/09/2007 - It was smooth sailing for the Texas A&M Health Science Center impending move to Bryan. The city council Tuesday approved the conveyance of 200 acres to get the project moving.

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Suspect Arrested in First National Bank Robbery

Updated: 05/09/2007 - It's been a traumatic two days for the oldest bank in Texas. Before First National Bank could catch its breath from Monday's standoff-suicide, its branch at Post Oak Mall was robbed - again. This time, police got their suspect and he's charged with all three robberies.

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