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Crocodile Found in Unlikely Place

Posted: 10/09/2006 - Authorities say that Mexican fishermen captured a seven-and-a-half-foot crocodile in the Rio Grande River. Crocodiles do not normally inhabit the Rio Grande. Authorities believe it may have been brought to the area as a pet and then released into the river by its owner.

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South Texas Coast on Alert for Red Tide

Posted: 10/09/2006 - Biologists along the South Texas coast are testing for red tide after reports of discolored water and extensive fish kills resulting from the toxic algae. Officials say reports of the algae came throughout the week in the areas of Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, Matagorda Island and Padre Island.

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Voter Registration Deadline Approaches

Posted: 10/09/2006 - Tuesday is the last day to register to vote for the November general election. Registration forms can be picked up at local Department of Public Safety offices, local libraries and at the Secretary of State's office.

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Cyclists Ride Over To Lake Bryan

Posted: 10/08/2006 - Bryan Texas Utilities hosted over one-thousand cyclists this weekend at Lake Bryan in the fourteenth annual Power Pedal Races. Cyclists came from all over the state, and some surrounding states, to take on the challenging trails. Different level courses were made available to riders ranging from beginner to expert.

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Collapse at Consol Game May Prompt New Rules

Updated: 10/09/2006 - The story of an Austin Westlake offensive lineman that collapsed on the sideline of a game at A&M Consolidated High School may prompt state officials to require all Texas schools to have an automatic external defibrillator.

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Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome

Posted: 10/08/2006 - Nearly one-thousand people attended the third annual Buddy Walk at College Station Central Park, Sunday afternoon. The Buddy Walk is national event which was developed to promote awareness and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome.

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Overpass Work to Cause Texas 6 Delays

Posted: 10/08/2006 - More delays are coming to southbound Highway Six between College Station and Navasota. TxDOT work crews will close one southbound lane about 7 a.m. on Monday.

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College Station Residents to Experience Water Outage

Posted: 10/08/2006 - Some College Station residents will be waterless for one night this week. City crews are turning off the water along Harvey Road between George Bush Drive East and Munson to install a new water valve in the area.

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Honor In A Name

Posted: 10/07/2006 - Bad weather could not wash away the pride that was in Norfolk, Virginia on Saturday. The Navy's newest aircraft carrier was christened after Former President George H. W. Bush.

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Edwards, Taylor Debate the Issues

Updated: 10/08/2006 - Election day is a month away. With literally hundreds of seats in both the House and Senate up for grabs, plus the chance of a leadership change in the US House, there's a lot riding on this election. Saturday, the candidates for US District 17 met in a forum broadcast live on KBTX.

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History Lesson in Hearne

Posted: 10/07/2006 - Texas and U.S. history can now be found in Hearne in one spot. The city of Hearne dedicated Camp Hearne on Saturday.

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Court-TV To Honor Officer Do

Posted: 10/06/2006 - A nationally televised police reality show set to air this weekend will be dedicated to the memory of a Bryan police officer. Court TV will honor the late officer Jim Do during an episode of "SWAT USA."

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Mystery Millionaire

Posted: 10/06/2006 - A big jackpot winner is on the loose and the Texas Lotto Commission is trying to track 'em down. One of the two winning tickets for the 2.1 million dollar, Texas Two Step, drawing on Monday was sold in Bryan.

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Student Assault Investigation

Posted: 10/06/2006 - Bryan police are investigating a sexual assault report involving more than one student from Sam Rayburn Middle School. The district will only say that police are investigating an "incident."

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No Flu Shot Shortage

Posted: 10/06/2006 - You may not be able to tell by the weather, but flu season is just weeks away. A lot of people choose to get a flu shot. However, in the past, vaccines have often been hard to find.

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Aircraft Carrier to be Named for Bush 41

Updated: 10/07/2006 - The Navy is set to honor one of its heroic pilots, one that went on to become leader of the free world. The latest aircraft carrier in the US fleet will be dedicated Saturday to Former President George Bush.

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Bryan Police Officer Laid to Rest

Updated: 10/06/2006 - The City of Bryan and its police force said good-bye Friday to one of their own. Bryan police officer Jim Do was laid to rest Friday afternoon. Do passed out while running on Monday. A preliminary autopsy report showed heart disease as the cause of death.

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Shelter Search for Director Continues

Posted: 10/06/2006 - The Brazos Animal Shelter is just a few weeks away from naming a permanent director, but also has had to replace their interim. Carolyn Berrow stepped down from her post after two-and-a-half months as the interim.

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Former Presidents Receive Liberty Medal

Posted: 10/06/2006 - Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton received the 2006 Liberty Medal in Philadelphia. The two put politics aside Thursday to help raise more than one (b) billion dollars for disaster relief efforts.

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Weekend KBTX Programming Notes

Updated: 10/06/2006 - CBS has cleared KBTX to re-broadcast the episode of "NCIS" that did not air Tuesday because of the widespread power failure. The episode will air Friday evening at approximately 1:10 a.m. following the "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson."

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Families Criticize CHIP Renewal Process

Posted: 10/06/2006 - Texas needs to ensure it helps parents track renewal applications to the state's low-cost health insurance program for children. The state also needs to improve the way a private contractor handles incomplete files for CHIP enrollment. That's according to a study by a children's health-policy institute at the University of Florida.

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Border Cameras

Posted: 10/06/2006 - Governor Rick Perry has touted his plan to let anyone with Internet access report crime along the Texas-Mexico border by watching surveillance camera feeds. But three months later, the virtual border watch program is still not online.

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Researchers Say Texas Inflates Graduation Rates

Posted: 10/06/2006 - Researchers say Texas is in the middle of a graduation crisis, with one out of three students failing to finish high school. The study says the problem is worse than people thought because Texas grossly inflates its high school graduation numbers. But, state officials are standing by those numbers.

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Creek Drained to Keep West Nile Out

Posted: 10/05/2006 - A somewhat controversial creek in south College Station is getting a mini face lift. Early in September, we told you about a group of condo owners who were worried the creek behind their complex on Longmire was a West Nile breeding ground.

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Fewer Family Doctors Being Seen

Posted: 10/05/2006 - Many people grew up with a family doctor. But the number of medical students choosing family medicine is on the decline. So why are physicians in training are steering clear of this time-honored specialty?

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