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Another Record-Setting Food Drive

Updated: 12/08/2006 - Once again, the Brazos Valley has come through for the KBTX Food for Families Food Drive. Thursday, more than 220,000 pounds of food was donated to the Brazos Valley Food Bank during the one-day drive.

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Gates Speaks on A&M Departure

Updated: 12/07/2006 - Robert Gates is a week-and-a-half away from ending his time as Texas A&M president. Thursday afternoon, the soon-to-be Secretary of Defense talked to the media for the first time since he was confirmed by the Senate. It has certainly been a roller-coaster of emotions for him.

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BISD Zoning Decision On Hold

Updated: 12/07/2006 - A decision on the proposed zoning changes for Bryan middle schools, may have to wait until the new year. The Bryan ISD Board of trustees met Thursday afternoon to discuss zoning.

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Gates Bids Farewell to Texas A&M

Updated: 12/07/2006 - Newly selected Secretary of Defense and Texas A&M President Robert Gates released a statement ot the Aggie family Thursday. Gates was confirmed by the full Senate Wednesday, by a vote of 98 to 2.

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Tiger Robotics Win Awards

Posted: 12/07/2006 - Students at A&M Consolidated High School in College Station have put their creative thinking skills to the test. Members of B.E.S.T. (Boosting, Engineering, Science and Technology) have won top honors for their work.

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Texas A&M Launches Transfer Partnership With Community Colleges

Posted: 12/07/2006 - Students at nine community colleges in Texas will have greater opportunity to complete their college degrees as Texas Aggies, thanks to a new transfer partnership with Texas A&M University. The pilot program, to begin in the spring of 2007, will be launched at a signing ceremony and luncheon program Friday, Dec. 8.

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11 U.S. Troops Killed in Iraq Violence

Posted: 12/07/2006 - The United States military has raised the number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq Wednesday to 11. The deaths were a major blow on the same day the blue-ribbon Iraq Study Group recommended shifting United States forces from a combat role to primarily a training mission.

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Bush, Blair to Discuss Study Group Report

Posted: 12/07/2006 - Armed with fresh recommendations for turning things around in Iraq, President Bush meets Thursday with Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair, his staunchest ally in the war. Blair was among those interviewed by the Iraq Study Group before it issued its call for a gradual pull-back of United States combat troops, coupled with a diplomatic overture to Iran and Syria.

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Murdered SHSU Student Remembered

Updated: 12/07/2006 - Hundreds gathered Wednesday night at Sam Houston State University to remember Rachel Pendray, who was killed in a murder-suicide Sunday night in Huntsville.

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Looking For A Home Place

Posted: 12/06/2006 - Instead of a home run, the Brazos Valley Bombers are looking for place for players to call home. The Bombers need local families to host baseball players during the summer while they play games at the Travis Athletic Center in Bryan.

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Helping Others, One Step at a Time

Updated: 12/06/2006 - Some caring A&M medical students proved they not only talk the talk, but also walk the walk. The Health Science Center Group wanted to lend helping hands, and feet, to those who can't afford health care. That led to the idea to have each person walk 10,000 steps a day as a fundraiser.

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County Legacy Ends

Updated: 12/06/2006 - For almost fifty years the Grimes County District Clerk's Office has been held by a Rucker. But when the new year arrives that will come to an end.

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The Price Was Right For Brenham Woman

Updated: 12/06/2006 - A Brenham woman won big, when she and some friends attended a taping of The Price is Right, in honor of her 50th birthday. Wednesday was an exciting morning in Brenham, as a group gathered around the T.V. to watch the show.

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Area Students Get New Sneaks

Posted: 12/06/2006 - Some area school kids were the lucky recipients of new sneakers Wednesday morning. Living Hope Baptist Church collected more than 700 pairs of shoes for children in need.

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Food Bank Program Helping Local Students

Updated: 12/06/2006 - It's a Brazos Valley Food Bank program designed to make sure students in need don't go hungry at home. Every Friday and during holidays students selected by their school get backpacks full of healthy and ready to eat snacks.

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Robert Gates Confirmed as Secretary of Defense

Updated: 12/07/2006 - It only took two days, but the Senate says Robert Gates is the man to head up the Department of Defense. Wednesday, the full Senate gave its overwhelming approval to Texas A&M's president.

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Women Sentenced in Babies' Deaths

Updated: 12/06/2006 - Two Bryan women won't see the inside of a prison cell after admitting to cocaine use during pregnancy. Dollie Green, 32, and Bethany Witzel, 19, received probation after pleading guilty Tuesday to possession of a controlled substance.

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Alleged Shooter Faces More Charges

Updated: 12/06/2006 - A Bryan man police said shot a woman getting gas Tuesday morning is facing additional charges. Byron Cunningham, 18, has been charged with assaulting a public servant. That's in addition to three counts of aggravated assault and one count of aggravated robbery. According to police, Cunningham acted disorderly at the Brazos County Jail.

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FEMA Appeals to Keep from Making Katrina Housing Payments

Posted: 12/06/2006 - The Bush administration is challenging a court order requiring it to make housing payments to thousands of families whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Katrina. US District Judge Richard J. Leon says confusing, often contradictory letters to hurricane victims from the Federal Emergency Management Agency didn't explain why housing funding was cut.

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Panel: Bush Iraq Policy 'Not Working'

Posted: 12/06/2006 - President Bush's policy in Iraq "is not working," a high-level commission said bluntly on Wednesday, prodding the administration to embrace diplomacy to stabilize the country and allow withdrawal of most combat troops by early 2008.

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Two Problems May Hinder Discovery Launch

Posted: 12/06/2006 - NASA engineers expect to spend most of Wednesday trying to figure out whether a couple of late-breaking glitches are a threat to Thursday night's scheduled space shuttle launch. Discovery, which is slated to take off on a mission to rewire the international space station's electrical system, experienced a brief power surge yesterday. Early tests show no damage.

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Punishment Phase Starts Today in Smuggling Deaths

Posted: 12/06/2006 - The punishment phase begins today in the trial of a truck driver convicted for taking part in the nation's deadliest human smuggling attempt. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Tyrone Williams.

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Aggie Cadet Arrested for Child Porn

Updated: 12/06/2006 - A former member of the Texas A&M corps of cadets has been arrested and charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography. Rolando Patlan, 20, surrendered to authorities Tuesday after Texas A&M University Police secured an arrest warrant.

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Hunter's Creek Public Hearing Date

Posted: 12/05/2006 - Help may soon be on the way to the residents of Hunter's Creek, whose roads are in need of some serious repair. A public hearing has been scheduled for January 16, 2007 at 10 a.m. at the Brazos County courthouse in Bryan.

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College Station Woman Relives Shooting

Updated: 12/06/2006 - College Station police say a Bryan man is behind bars after shooting a woman at a College Station gas station. Byron Cunningham, 18, was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery and three counts of aggravated assault.

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