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Well-Deserved Thanks Given by United Way

Updated: 03/08/2007 - Community agencies that touch people's lives everyday were given a word of thanks. The United Way held its annual Celebration Luncheon and Meeting on Thursday.

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Law Keeping an Eye on Dog Owners Up for Debate

Updated: 03/09/2007 - It is a nightmare that is still fresh in the minds of the Stiles family. In 2005, the family matriarch, Lillian Stiles, was mauled to death in her own yard by a pack of pitbull-rottweiler crossbreed dogs near Cameron.

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Aggie Corps Member Risks It All

Updated: 03/08/2007 - Would you be willing to risk your life to help some one else? That's just what an A&M cadet did, and miraculously lived to tell about it.

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Braving a Disease Through Helping Others

Updated: 03/08/2007 - A young girl facing a challenging disease, received top honors Thursday morning for her work in educating and supporting others with the same condition.

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Blue's Appeal to Leave Death Row Denied

Updated: 03/08/2007 - One of the most memorable convicted killers in Brazos County history lost an appeal be removed from death row. Carl Henry Blue was sentenced to death after dousing a pair of people with gasoline and setting them on fire in 1994, killing one.

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Get Ready to Spring Forward

Updated: 03/08/2007 - On Sunday, March 11, we will spring forward one hour. It's the earliest the time change has occurred, and the fear is it could cause a string of software snafus. The shift could throw off everything from computers to surgery schedules to stock trades.

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Former Priest Convicted of Abuse, Sentenced to 25 Years

Posted: 03/08/2007 - A former priest convicted of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Thomas Teczar, of Dudley, Massachusetts, was a priest in the Fort Worth Roman Catholic Diocese until his departure in 1993. He served in several parishes, including one in Ranger, where the victim was abused in the early 1990s.

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Nichols Executed over 1980 Slaying

Posted: 03/08/2007 - Death row inmate Joseph Nichols has been executed over his role in a 1980 Houston holdup that left a store clerk dead. The triggerman -- Willie Ray Williams -- was also convicted of the slaying. Williams was executed in 1995.

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Plan Wants Gambling Funds to Pay for College Tuition

Posted: 03/08/2007 - Two state senators are offering a plan to legalize casino gambling and use some of the profits to help Texans pay for college tuition. Their proposal would legalize a limited number of "destination resort casinos" across Texas and video slot machines at race tracks.

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Texas Lawmakers Want to Rid HS Sports of Steroids

Updated: 03/07/2007 - High school athletes looking for an edge in their sport will have to rely on good, old-fashion hard work. Texas' lieutenant governor announced Wednesday that a new bill being considered is aimed at protecting high school athletes from the dangers of steroid use.

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Bill Would Allow Death Penalty for Repeat Sex Offenders

Updated: 03/07/2007 - A push is underway to make repeat child sex offenders eligible to receive the death sentence. A bill named after a Florida girl who was abducted and killed by a convicted sex offender was recently approved in the Texas House.

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Continued Hwy 6 Work to Leave Some Lanes Closed

Posted: 03/07/2007 - More construction work will limit lanes on Highway 6 in South Brazos County. TxDOT will be closing one lane of northbound and one lane of southbound traffic on SH-6 from Fitch Parkway to the Texas World Speedway overpass.

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Post-Hack, A&M Makes Password Changes Themselves

Updated: 03/07/2007 - Those who haven't changed their NetID passwords following the recent A&M hacking will have a harder time getting to their account. As of Wednesday afternoon, accounts that haven't had password changes have been automatically changed by the university.

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Bryan Girl's Wish Comes True

Updated: 03/07/2007 - A country music star is making a local girl's wish come true. Taylor Hobson, a Navarro Elementary student, suffers from spina bifida, and it's the music of Tim McGraw that gets her through the hard times. Wednesday, Taylor learned she will meet her idol.

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Investigators Dispatched to 22 TYC Facilities

Updated: 03/07/2007 - Law enforcement officers have been sent to 22 Texas Youth Commission facilities, including one in our own backyard. A team of investigators is looking at Giddings State School in light of reports of juveniles sexually abused by TYC staff.

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April Fundraiser Set for BPD Sergeant Manry

Updated: 03/07/2007 - Learning how to walk again will be a miracle for Donnie Manry. But now, the community has come together for the Bryan police officer and organized a fundraiser.

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Scrubbed: Nowak Fired from NASA

Updated: 03/07/2007 - NASA has fired an astronaut who has been charged with trying to kidnap a woman she allegedly believed was a romantic rival.

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CS Police Investigate Accident

Updated: 03/07/2007 - College Station Police reconstructed an early morning accident Wednesday that sent a Texas A&M graduate student to a Houston hospital. The accident happened at the intersection of Southwest Parkway and Dartmouth around 2:45 Wednesday morning.

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Forensic Expert says Big Bopper Died Instantly in '59 Crash

Updated: 03/07/2007 - An expert says entertainer J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson suffered massive fractures and likely died immediately in a 1959 plane crash. The update came Tuesday from a forensic anthropologist who examined the exhumed remains.

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House OKs Renaming Education Headquarters after LBJ

Posted: 03/07/2007 - The U.S. House has approved a bill renaming the Department of Education building in Washington after former President Lyndon B. Johnson. The measure would officially rename the headquarters -- the Lyndon Baines Johnson Federal Building.

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Execution Set for Wednesday Night for 1980 Slaying

Updated: 03/07/2007 - Condemned inmate Joseph Nichols admits being in a Houston convenience store in 1980 with a friend and attempting to hold up the place. What baffles Nichols is why he's likely to die when his buddy pleaded guilty to fatally shooting the 70-year-old store clerk.

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Senate Hearing Looking at Credit Card Fees

Posted: 03/07/2007 - Critics say the complex billing and interest-rate practices of credit card companies are, in some cases, pushing Americans even deeper into debt. A Senate committee is taking up the issue on Capitol Hill today and some major credit card issuers are expected to testify.

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Robertson County Pair Arrested in Drug Bust

Posted: 03/07/2007 - Authorities from two counties made two arrests on drug charges. College Station Police and the Robertson County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant on a residence on Harris Road in Robertson County.

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