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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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Senate Panel Wants to Bar HPV Vaccine Requirement

Posted: 04/11/2007 - A Texas Senate panel has approved a bill to bar state health officials from requiring schoolgirls to be vaccinated against the human papilloma virus. Governor Rick Perry in February issued an executive order requiring the HPV vaccine to help prevent some types of cervical cancer.

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Aggie Killed in Leon County Accident

Posted: 04/11/2007 - A two-vehicle accident in Leon County put three people from Bryan-College Station on a collision course, killing one.

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Blinn Hikes Tuition

Updated: 04/11/2007 - Tuition at Blinn College is going up. At its Tuesday night meeting, the Board of Trustees approved an across the board increase of $5 per credit hour.

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Still No Word on Bryan Business Council's Future

Updated: 04/11/2007 - It had the potential to be a very eventful Bryan city council meeting, but what ended up speaking volumes was the lack of speaking on two of Bryan's hottest topics.

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Charter School Coming To Somerville

Updated: 04/11/2007 - The job of educating children usually falls on the shoulders of the local school districts. However, Victor Chatman, the president and CEO of the Harvest Preparatory Academy Charter School of Houston, says parents should have a choice where their kids learn.

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Turgeon Named Texas A&M Men's Basketball Coach

Updated: 04/11/2007 - Former Wichita State coach Mark Turgeon has been named the 20th men's basketball coach at Texas A&M, Director of Athletics Bill Byrne announced on Tuesday.

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American Airlines Claims to Know Why Women Fly

Posted: 04/10/2007 - American Airlines has a new goal -- lure more female fliers. The Fort Worth-based airline has begun tweaking its marketing in hopes of wooing more women on its planes.

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Woman Allegedly Solicited Kidnappers on MySpace

Posted: 04/10/2007 - Bexar County authorities say a 20-year-old mother used the Internet to solicit anyone willing to abduct her son from her estranged boyfriend. Authorities say Lisa Gonzales posted a message several weeks ago on the social networking site MySpace offering 500 dollars for the abduction of her son.

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Turgeon Accepts A&M's Coaching Offer

Updated: 04/10/2007 - Texas A&M has scheduled a 3 p.m. press conference Tuesday to name Mark Turgeon as the head coach of the Texas Aggie men's basketball program.

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