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House Again Considering Cap on Automatic Admissions

Posted: 02/27/2007 - For a third straight session, a legislative fight is brewing over proposals to cap the number of students automatically admitted to Texas universities under the state's top ten percent law. Several key senators have blocked any attempt to change the bill in the past and vow to do the same this year.

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Eyes on the Skies: How Often Do Storms Hit?

Updated: 02/27/2007 - We all know that severe weather can affect anyone, anywhere, and anytime; but one of the most frequent questions to the weather department is: how often do severe storms hit, and where?

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Former Brenham Employee Pleads Guilty to Solicitation

Updated: 02/27/2007 - He used to serve the city of Brenham. Now, John David Payne will serve time. Back in 2005, Payne was arrested in Bastrop, accused of soliciting sex from a child over the internet.

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One Dead After Crashing Into Safe Cell Phone Talker

Updated: 02/27/2007 - Safety did not pay off for a Huntsville woman who pulled over to make a cell phone call. She was talking to her husband on the shoulder of I-45 when her car was hit from behind.

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Co-Ed Sex Offenders, Part One

Updated: 02/27/2007 - In January, a Texas A&M employee was arrested and charged with 27 crimes relating to inappropriate acts with children. The university said they wouldn't comment on on-going criminal investigations, but this situation raised the question, are there other sex offenders on college campuses? The answer is yes.

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Convicted Hitman Testifies in Willie Davis' Capital Murder Trial

Updated: 02/26/2007 - One of the hitmen in a deadly plot against a local rap producer was not behind bars Monday as he testified in a Bryan resident's capital murder trial. Brad Padrick, who is currently serving time for his role in the murder of Tommy Andrade, took the stand Monday afternoon as the state's star witness against Willie Davis.

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Keeping Medicine Diversified

Updated: 02/26/2007 - A newspaper image captures a young and scared Halcyon Watkins at a lunch counter that did not serve African-Americans. Unsure of what would happen, she still sat down to stand up for her and other African-Americans' futures.

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Bald Eagles Land in the Brazos Valley for Treatment

Updated: 02/26/2007 - The bald eagle is often a sign of American pride, soaring high in the skies as one of the US's most recognizable symbols. Currently, two of these magnificent creatures have landed here in the Brazos Valley. For past two weeks, doctors at the Texas A&M Veterinary School have been hard at work treating a patriotic pair.

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Perry's Not Looking to be VP

Posted: 02/26/2007 - Governor Rick Perry says he's "got the best job in the world" -- and that he's not interested in being on a 2008 ticket for the White House. Perry is in Washington this week for a National Governors Association meeting.

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TXU Directors Approve Sale to Private-equity Firms

Posted: 02/26/2007 - Sources tell The Associated Press that TXU will announce today that directors have agreed to sell the company in what would be the largest private buyout in U.S. corporate history. Under the deal, two private-equity firms buying the utility would abandon plans to build eight new coal-fired power plants.

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TXU Power Plant

Updated: 02/26/2007 - T-X-U has agreed to be sold to a group of private-equity firms for about 45 billion dollars -- including debt.

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Eyes on the Skies: The Worst Storms

Updated: 04/21/2010 - Over the years, the ever-present threat of severe weather has cost people their lives and their livelihoods. In the last two decades alone, strong storms have made a major impact on the Brazos Valley.

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Warrant Roundup Underway

Posted: 02/25/2007 - A recent warrant amnesty period in College Station and Brazos County is over. And that means a warrant roundup is underway.

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Bryan City Council Happenings

Posted: 02/25/2007 - Bryan City Council is ready to take the next step in a tax increment reinvestment zone on the east side of Texas 6. Council will consider appointing a board of directors for the zone south of Briarcrest Drive and east of Texas 6.

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College Station Road Construction

Updated: 02/26/2007 - Construction continues on Texas 6 in south College Station. And that means more lane closures to be aware of. Starting Monday, work crews will close one north and southbound lane of Texas 6 between Highway 40 and Texas World Speedway.

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Church Moves Out, County Moves In

Updated: 02/26/2007 - The congregation at First Baptist Bryan had two reasons to celebrate Sunday morning. The first being, their pastor Tim Owens celebrated his 11th year with the church.

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Cattle Killed in Tractor Trailer Accident

Updated: 02/26/2007 - A tractor trailer carrying 120 head of cattle flipped, creating quite a mess on OSR. The accident occurred near Edge Cut Off Road.

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Planning a Wedding with Country Charm

Updated: 02/26/2007 - Brides-to-be in Grimes County had the opportunity to plan a wedding to remember with some historic charm, Sunday afternoon. The Navasota/Grimes County Wedding Expo showcased an array of historic churches, reception facilities, and hotels in the area.

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Local Couple Arrested For Drug Possession

Updated: 02/24/2007 - A boyfriend and girlfriend face drug charges after a bust early Saturday morning. Police carried out a search warrant for a residence in the 7600 block of Central Park Lane about 2:30 a.m.

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Scheduled Closure For Texas Avenue

Updated: 02/24/2007 - Police officers continue to investigate a fatal accident that happened earlier this week in College Station. Authorities will close northbound Texas Avenue from Gilchrist to Walton Avenue Sunday morning at 5 am.

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Washington County Residents Vote In Favor of Tax Rollback

Updated: 02/25/2007 - The property tax in Washington County will rollback to its previous rate. The issue passed Saturday night with 55.7 percent of the votes. More than 1,600 votes were cast in favor of the current tax rate of eight cents returning to five cents.

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Deadly Accident in Burleson County

Updated: 02/25/2007 - One person is dead after a two-vehicle accident Saturday morning on FM 60 in Burleson County. Authorities said about 6:15 a.m., Casey Nicole Ward, 20, of Snook and a passenger were westbound when Ward began to drift off of the road.

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Local Leaders Lobby For and Against Voting Receipts

Updated: 02/25/2007 - Since 2003 Brazos County elections have been done without paper being involved in the process. The county spent about $1.5 million dollars to purchase 480 E-slate electronic voting machines.

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Life Saving Donations Needed

Updated: 02/25/2007 - Local blood supplies are running low. St. Joseph is asking the community to help them increase supplies for patients being treated for cancer, blood disorders, and other serious illnesses.

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Cities Prepare PCs for New Daylight Saving

Posted: 02/23/2007 - Daylight saving will begin early from now on after a Congressional mandate bumped up the start date to the second Sunday in March. While paper calendars may reflect the change, your computer's might not. That's what city officials have been fix.

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