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U.S. Rep. Edwards Throat Surgery Delayed

Updated: 12/12/2006 - Tuesday's scheduled throat surgery for Congressman Chet Edwards has been delayed until January or February. And he must keep quiet. Edwards has two benign polyps on his throat.

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Hats Off to Downtown Disciples

Posted: 12/12/2006 - A huge honor was bestowed upon a pair of deserving downtown leaders Tuesday. Dr. Russell Bradley and Greta Watkins were named co-winners of the city of Bryan's seventh annual Mayor's Downtown Impact Award.

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Fending Off Financial Fraud

Updated: 12/13/2006 - Santa and his elves aren't the only ones hard at work this holiday season. Identity thieves are also keeping busy being more naughty than nice, by preying on unsuspecting holiday shoppers.

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DeLay Rallies Conservatives On-Line

Updated: 12/12/2006 - Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is launching a new Web site to promote conservative interests. The Texas Republican yesterday launched the site, www.tom-delay.com. It accompanies his formation of the Grassroots Action and Information Network.

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New Rules for Death Row Lawyers

Posted: 12/12/2006 - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has adopted new rules to ensure the performance of lawyers who file appeals on behalf of death row inmates. Under the rules, the judges can remove a lawyer from the court's habeas list for any appeal that exhibits "substandard proficiency."

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Skilling Sentence Delayed

Posted: 12/12/2006 - Former Enron chief executive Jeffrey Skilling won't be reporting to a federal prison in Minnesota today after all. The Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals has delayed his report date. The court wants to consider Skilling's request for bail while he appeals his conviction.

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Conroe Man Gets 10 Years in Prison

Posted: 12/12/2006 - A Conroe man will spend the next 10 years behind bars for stabbing a man at a strip club. A Brazos County jury handed down the sentence Monday to 22-year-old Barry Dudzik. Dudzik was found guilty Friday of stabbing a bouncer at the Silk Stocking in 2004.

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More Time Needed on Bryan Middle School Zones

Updated: 12/12/2006 - It will be the new year before Bryan's school board takes action on the new middle school attendance zones. No action was taken Monday evening on determining the new zones at the school board meeting.

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Waco Plane Crash Victims From Out-of-State

Posted: 12/11/2006 - Authorities say two people from Mississippi and one from Louisiana died when their Cessna 310 crashed in a field near the Waco airport. Rescuers Sunday night discovered the wreckage of the twin-engine plane on fire in a plowed field.

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Gift Card Fraud Costing Millions

Updated: 12/12/2006 - They may be the most popular gift these days, and as such, they are also becoming a major target of scammers. So how do you protect your gift card purchase for you and your loved ones?

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Funeral Arrangements Set For Local Couple

Updated: 12/12/2006 - Funeral arrangements have been set for a local couple killed in a plane accident in Maryland. Services for Timothy Kramer will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church in College Station. Services for Deborah Giant will be held at 3 p.m. Friday also at Christ United Methodist Church.

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Police Policy Changes on Madisonville's Horizon?

Updated: 12/11/2006 - Tuesday could bring big changes to Madisonville Police Department policies. On the agenda for Tuesday night's city council meeting are two items up for adoption following complaints and demands from a group of local residents.

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Texas A&M Research May Curb World Hunger

Updated: 12/12/2006 - Cotton may soon be used for more than just clothing. Texas A&M researchers are turning cottonseed into a high-level protein that could feed millions of people a year. Agricultural researchers at Texas A&M University have reduced a toxic compound in cottonseed to a level that's safe to eat.

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Spike in Teen Crime

Posted: 12/11/2006 - Police say violent crime among juveniles is spiking in Houston. Thirty-three juveniles are dead from homicides in the first 10 months of this year. That's up from 20 last year. Police say they're also seeing more violent crime committed by youths than in past years.

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Shuttle Races Toward Space Station

Posted: 12/11/2006 - The commander of space shuttle Discovery says the mission's off to "a really good start." The shuttle's gotten a clean bill of health so far, and it's racing toward a docking with the international space station this afternoon.

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Teacher Offers Cash for Weight Loss

Updated: 12/12/2006 - A Houston-area health teacher is showing how the chance for some extra cash can motivate teenagers -- even when it comes to losing weight. The Biggest Loser challenge at MacArthur Ninth Grade School in Aldine wraps up with this week. At last week's final tally, the school's 215 students had lost a combined 852 pounds.

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Monday Edition Of The Eagle Delayed

Updated: 12/11/2006 - Monday's edition of the The Bryan/College Station Eagle was delayed about six hours due to a technical problem. According to publisher and editor Donnis Baggett, an electronic part on the press went down which caused the delay.

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Teenager Killed in Leon County Accident

Updated: 12/11/2006 - A Central Texas High School student is dead after an accident Sunday morning in Leon County. DPS says Megan Danielle Atchley, 17, of Teague was one of six people on the side of the road about 12:40 a.m. trying to fix a disabled vehicle.

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Kosovo Troops Return to the Brazos Valley

Updated: 12/11/2006 - After a year of service in Kosovo, and time spent away from family and loved ones, troops were welcomed back at the Texas National Guard Armory in Bryan, to the words, "Welcome home, Soldier".

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Painting to Raise Money for Habitat for Humanity

Posted: 12/10/2006 - Habitat for Humanity's Youth United Program teamed up with U Paint It for a fundraising event, Sunday afternoon. People who visited the U Paint It store on Harvey Road and created their own works of art, also helped some local kids raise money.

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School Suspends Boy, 4, For Sexual Misconduct

Posted: 12/10/2006 - WACO, Texas (AP) - A school suspended a 4-year-old student for what the school says was - quote - "inappropriate sexual contact and/or sexual harassment" of a teacher's aide. A letter from the La Vega school district to the boy' parents says the boy hugged a teacher's aide last month and then rubbed his face in her chest.

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Three Killed in Waco Plane Crash

Updated: 12/11/2006 - WACO, Texas (AP) - Three people died Sunday when a small airplane crashed near the Waco Regional Airport. A Department of Public Safety spokesman says the twin-engine Cessna 310 crashed in a field a half mile north of the airport.

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Middle School Zones on Bryan ISD Agenda

Updated: 10/02/2009 - Bryan ISD Trustees meet Monday night, giving parents and taxpayers their first chance to address the board since high school zones were selected last week. Trustees, on Thursday, chose an attendance zone plan for high school students.

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Two B-CS Residents Killed in Maryland Plane Crash

Updated: 12/11/2006 - EDGEWATER, Md. (AP) - Authorities have identified the two Texans who died in a small plane crash Saturday in Edgewater. They are Timothy Kramer of College Station and Deborah Giant of Bryan. The single-engine Cessna 210 crashed about 6 p.m., Saturday, during an approach to Lee Airport outside of Annapolis.

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Two Texans Killed in Iraq

Posted: 12/09/2006 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Two soldiers from Texas were killed in Iraq this week in separate attacks, the Defense Department said Saturday. Specialist Yari Mokri, of Pflugerville, and four others were fatally wounded Wednesday when an explosive detonated near their vehicle in Hawijah, Iraq.

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