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Fan Drive Keeps Brazos Cool

Posted: 07/15/2006 - Many of us don't consider air conditioning a luxury, but for those local residents living without it, it is. With the recent high temperatures living without A/C can be very dangerous, especially for seniors. But a group of nursing students from A&M worked Saturday to keep Brazos cool, literally.

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Local Spanish Radio Spreads to FM

Posted: 07/14/2006 - Fans of Spanish radio now have a second option for hearing their favorite tunes. Beginning Friday, Radio Alegria 1240 AM, can also be found on 101.9 FM.

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Construction Work Could Better Beck Street

Updated: 07/14/2006 - One street that has unfortunately developed a bad reputation for crime has seen some good news two decades in the making. For the last three months, construction crews have been busy with the extension of Beck Street, one that will take the road all the way out to 2818.

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Bryan Duo Busted With Stolen Goods

Posted: 07/14/2006 - Bryan Police also took down a pair of alleged burglars shortly after a theft attempt. Martin Vitela, 21, and Wilfredo Sanchez, 25, are charged with burglary of a habitation and evading arrest.

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West Nile Virus on the Rise

Posted: 07/14/2006 - The number of West Nile cases is well above where it was this time last year. So far nine mosquito tests have turned up positive, plus one bird. The Brazos County Health Department says positive cases are usually discovered in late July. The first case this year was discovered in June.

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Alleged Bryan Crack Dealer Arrested

Updated: 07/14/2006 - A Bryan man police have come to recognize is back in custody. Among other things, Erric Portis faces a felony charge of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance.

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College Station Stallions are World Series Bound

Posted: 07/14/2006 - A College Station baseball team is getting a hero's sendoff Friday. The College Station Stallions, a tournament team of all 12-year-old boys, are headed to the Triple-A World Series.

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Rare Fossil Exhibit Stops in Bryan

Posted: 07/14/2006 - A rare exhibit is making a stop in the Brazos Valley for the summer. Starting Saturday and until October, The Burgess Shale exhibit on loan from the Smithsonian will be on display at the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History.

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Tools Allegedly Stolen by Deputy Identified

Updated: 07/14/2006 - Tools believed to have been stolen by a Leon County deputy have been identified by their owner. Casey Moreland was arrested Tuesday night and charged with burglary.

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Magnolia Soldier Arrested for Child Porn

Posted: 07/14/2006 - The Attorney General's office has nabbed another alleged promoter of child pornography. Michael Ray Peterson-Lisembee of Magnolia was arrested Tuesday on two counts of promotion and 12 counts of possession of child pornography.

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UT Could Soon Open Nanotechnology Research Institute

Posted: 07/14/2006 - The University of Texas at Austin may soon open a nanotechnology institute. Backers say the South West Academy for Nanoelectronics could make the Lone Star State a major player in the emerging scientific field.

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Wildfire Burning Near Abilene

Posted: 07/14/2006 - Crews today worked to contain a wildfire near Abilene that's scorched at least 500 acres. Officials say the blaze -- which started yesterday afternoon -- is a threat to about 50 large wind turbines.

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Patient Tries to Light Up, Sets Fire to Hospital Room

Posted: 07/14/2006 - Authorities say a patient on oxygen at a Dallas hospital suffered serious burns in a fire that started when he apparently tried to light a cigarette. Officials say more than 110 patients at Methodist Dallas Medical Center briefly had to be moved away from the area -- as a precaution.

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Astronauts Awaken to Aggie War Hymn

Updated: 07/14/2006 - The wake-up tune for the shuttle Discovery astronauts today was the Aggie War Hymn -- a tune familiar to crewmember Mike Fossum. Fossum is the first Texas A&M graduate in space.

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Governors to Talk Hurricanes in New Orleans

Posted: 07/14/2006 - Hurricane recovery is on the agenda of this weekend's Southern Governors Association meeting in a place that took a big hit -- New Orleans. The event is hosted by the association chairwoman -- Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco.

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C.S. Council Approves Land Purchase for Cemetery

Updated: 07/13/2006 - Plans for a new College Station city cemetery moved forward at a Thursday night city council meeting. The cemetery will include a section called the Aggie Field of Honor.

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Milam County's Courthouse Still Shines

Posted: 07/13/2006 - The Milam County Courthouse is quite the spectacular structure. And to get it looking immaculate, it took a lot of work and a lot of money. But ask the people practicing here, and they'll tell you it was worth it.

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Cameron's Ideal Business

Posted: 07/13/2006 - There were once around 300 hatcheries in the country. Today, there are around 10. And Cameron has been home to the biggest and the best for more than six decades.

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Robber Sentenced to 50+ Years

Updated: 07/13/2006 - A Bryan man accused of robbing two local convenience stores has been found guilty of aggravated robbery. A jury sentenced him late Thursday afternoon to 68-years in jail.

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More West Nile Virus Cases

Posted: 07/13/2006 - More West Nile has been found in the Twin Cities, including the year’s first case in a bird. Brazos County Health Officials have tested several traps over the past two weeks.

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Brazos Animal Shelter E.D. Resigns

Updated: 07/13/2006 - After weeks of speculation, the executive director of the Brazos Animal Shelter resigned Thursday. Shelter board member and County Judge Randy Sims says Kelley Durham announced her resignation Thursday morning.

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Church Break-in and Arson

Posted: 07/13/2006 - A juvenile is locked up after police say he broke into a Bryan church and tried to set it on fire. The-16-year-old male was arrested and charged with arson, burglary, and evading arrest.

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Hwy 6 Traffic Detour

Updated: 07/13/2006 - Get ready for a major traffic detour on Highway 6 this weekend. On Saturday, the Texas Department of Transportation will be shift traffic from Highway 6 to the frontage roads, between Greens Prairie and the Texas World Speedway.

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Study Shows More Birth Defects in Corpus Christi Area

Posted: 07/13/2006 - A study finds that babies born in the Corpus Christi area are more likely to have birth defects than those born in other parts of the state. It found that Corpus Christi babies were 17 percent more likely to have a severe birth defect. They're also nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with any birth defect.

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Yates Trial

Posted: 07/13/2006 - Prosecution rebuttal testimony continues today in the retrial of Andrea Yates in the drowning of her five children. A sheriff's deputy who overheard Andrea Yates' interview with a jail psychiatrist testified yesterday that he heard Yates say she knew what she did was wrong.

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