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Gates Gets Thumbs Up From Senate Committee

Updated: 12/06/2006 - With unanimous approval from the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday, Texas A&M President Robert Gates is a full Senate vote away from becoming the nation's Secretary of Defense.

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Few Surprises Expected at Gates' Hearings

Posted: 12/04/2006 - All eyes will be on Texas A&M President Robert Gates Tuesday morning. The Senate Armed Services Committee will question the nominee for Secretary of Defense, though many experts say Gates is all but a lock for the job.

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Aggie Students Offer Visions for New HSC

Updated: 12/04/2006 - Now that we know Texas A&M's Health Science Center will be located in Bryan, some students are giving the public an idea of what it could look like.

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Aggie Indicted on Sex Charges

Updated: 12/04/2006 - A Texas A&M graduate student has been indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury for allegedly using the Internet to sexually proposition a teenager. Guadalupe "Wally" DeLaGarza of College Station was arrested on July 18.

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Sam Houston State Student Killed in Murder-Suicide

Updated: 12/04/2006 - Rachel Pendray, a sophomore pre-nursing major from Houston, was shot to death at the Brook Place Apartments in Huntsville at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Huntsville police. The 20-year-old was killed by Jake Taylor, who police say Pendray had known since high school.

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Reward Offered in Animal Cruelty Case

Updated: 12/04/2006 - The brutal treatment of a seven-month-old pit bull puppy has prompted a reward for the arrest of the perpetrator. A Caldwell animal shelter is offering a $200 reward if anyone will identify who tossed out the puppy at a College Station area dump Saturday afternoon.

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Blinn, A&M Ink Pilot Transfer Agreement

Posted: 12/04/2006 - Blinn College students who meet specific course and grade requirements will be automatically admitted to Texas A&M University under the Pilot Transfer Agreement signed by the presidents of both institutions.

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Franklin Bank Buys First National Bank

Updated: 12/04/2006 - First National Bank's historical roots can be traced back more than one-hundred and forty years, and Monday it announced its plans to turn over ownership.

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Fire Destroys Palm Harbor Plant

Posted: 12/04/2006 - Two-hundred workers won't be able to go to work today because a four-alarm fire destroyed a mobile-home factory in suburban Fort Worth. The fire happened Saturday at the Palm Harbor Homes plant. No one was working there at the time. The cause of the fire is unknown.

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Inmate Escapes West Texas Jail

Posted: 12/04/2006 - West Texas authorities searched overnight in subfreezing temperatures for an Idaho man who escaped from a privately operated prison in Spur. A dispatcher with the Dickens County Sheriff's Office says Scott Noble Payne escaped from the Dickens County Correctional Center at about 7:30 pm Sunday night.

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No Smoking with Texas Foster Kids

Posted: 12/04/2006 - Texas will join a handful of states that prohibit foster parents from smoking in front of children in their homes and cars when a new state rule takes effect January first. Under rules passed this year, foster parents can't smoke in their homes if they have foster children living there. They also can't smoke while driving if children are in the car.

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Country Singer Visits Brazos Valley

Posted: 12/03/2006 - She has won CMA awards for Album of the Year, and Female Vocalist of Year, to name a few. Lee Ann Womack kicks off the first week of December with a whirlwind tour in her home state, including a stop at Hurricane Harry's in College Station.

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Local Residents Celebrate Annual Tradition

Posted: 12/03/2006 - It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Brazos Valley.Sunday afternoon spectators lined up along roadways for the annual Bryan-College Station Holiday Parade.

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Special Gifts for Holiday Season

Posted: 12/03/2006 - It's an event 25 years in the making.The Brazos Center hosted more than 100 vendors for the Christmas Craft Show this weekend.

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Dashing Down the Streets

Posted: 12/03/2006 - Runners came dashing down the streets, for the Jingle Bell Fun Run. The race which began on University Drive, drew more than 100 participants.

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Gates Prepares for Senate Confirmation Hearings

Posted: 12/03/2006 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Robert Gates -- President Bush's choice to replace Donald H. Rumsfeld as defense secretary -- may bring more of a change in style than substance to the Pentagon and the fractious debate over Iraq. That's judging from his statements and the assessment of associates.

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College Station Seeks Input on Comprehensive Plan

Posted: 12/03/2006 - The city of College Station wants your thoughts on future plans for the city. The city is hosting a Citizen's Congress tomorrow night at the College Station Hilton.

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Racing To Make A Difference

Updated: 12/03/2006 - Professional car racers are used to seeing the world pass by. But one racing team is making it a point to slow down to try and make a difference.

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Preparing To Comfort Accident Victims

Posted: 12/02/2006 - When emergency personnel are working to free car accident victims, someone has to make sure the victims stay calm. On Saturday Blinn College in Bryan held their fall semester Extrication Day.

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Eating With Santa

Posted: 12/02/2006 - The Children's Museum of the Brazos Valley also sponsored a Brunch with Santa on Saturday. Parents brought their children to the museum to enjoy a holiday-themed brunch, plus story time, arts and crafts.

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Christmas Spirit Helping Kids To Get Healthy

Updated: 12/02/2006 - This is the first weekend in December and the Brazos Valley is getting into the Christmas spirit. Nearly 80 parents and kids took part in the first annual Rudolph 5-K Fun Run and Walk today.

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Ethics Committee Fines Two Texas Legislators

Posted: 12/02/2006 - DALLAS (AP) - Two legislative leaders have been fined $1,000 each for failing to report "appreciation gifts". Such gifts have been part of the state House and Senate committee process for generations.

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Farm Bureau Wants Eminent Domain Overhaul

Posted: 12/02/2006 - ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Farm Bureau wants to overhaul state laws on how governmental bodies can seize private property. The group says it's too easy for Texans to lose their land. The issue will be discussed at the Texas Farm Bureau's 73rd annual convention this weekend in Arlington.

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Local Holiday Celebrations Get Underway

Updated: 12/01/2006 - Deck the halls…and the trees, too. The annual Christmas in the Park Celebration is officialy underway. They were also in the holiday spirit at Sue Haswell Park as the annual Holiday Magic event got underway.

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