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Texas A&M Improving The Taste In Space

Updated: 01/19/2007 - On Friday officials at Texas A&M announced the university will help astronauts to have more choices at dinner time in space. A&M teamed up with Wyle Laboratories and the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) to produce ready-to-eat foods.

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Family's Search For Justice Goes National

Updated: 01/20/2007 - Wanda McGill and her family have be re-adjusting to life without one of their family members. In September of 2002, Matthew McGill was driving back home on FM 2154 when a driver flipped their vehicle and came into his lane.

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Walking Tall: West Nile-Stricken Sergeant Goes Home

Updated: 01/19/2007 - Nearly six months ago, Donnie Manry made headlines, not only for contracting the West Nile Virus and becoming paralyzed from the waist down, but also for his determination in the face of adversity. Friday, the Bryan Police officer finally went home.

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Gas Leak Prompts Evacuation

Posted: 01/19/2007 - A gas leak near Franklin forced the evacuation of a handful of area residents on Friday. According to Robertson County officials, gas began spewing from a Conoco Phillips natural gas well.

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Fire Awakes Madisonville Family

Updated: 01/19/2007 - A Madisonville family was displaced early Friday morning after their home caught fire. According to fire officials, the fire began in the garage of the home on Eastridge Lane at approximately 2:30 a.m.

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Confederacy Controversy in Austin

Posted: 01/19/2007 - The Confederacy is creating a stir this week in Texas government. Rocker Ted Nugent on Tuesday wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the Confederate flag on stage at Governor Rick Perry's inaugural ball.

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Gates Back in Iraq

Posted: 01/19/2007 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates is in Iraq, for the second time in less than a month. He arrived with no advance public announcement in the southern city of Basra this morning to talk to allied military commanders, including the British. Britain has some seven-thousand soldiers in the Basra area but plans to send a lot of them home this year.

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Study Links Houston Pollution and Child Cancer Risk

Posted: 01/19/2007 - A new study finds cancer risks are greater for children who live close to the Houston Ship Channel and adjacent industrial plants. The 18-month study examined Harris County cancer cases from 1995 to 2003 and emissions including 1,3-butadiene and benzene. It's the first study to identify a possible link between cancer risks and toxic air pollution in Harris County.

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White Announces Bid for College Station Mayor

Updated: 01/18/2007 - The College Station mayor's race has its first contestant. Mayor Pro Tem Ben White announced his candidacy for the top job Thursday. He says he made the decision after listening to concerned citizens, discussing it with his family and much prayer.

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Quick Recovery For Boy Shot By BB

Posted: 01/18/2007 - A Magnolia boy who was accidentally shot in the eye with a BB gun continues to make a remarkable recovery. The 11 year old was shooting with his older brother the day after Christmas when an errant shot ricocheted into his eye.

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Bryan Street Under Construction Now Under Slush

Updated: 01/19/2007 - Days worth of wintry weather has left roads messy in the area. Officials say it will take days, if not weeks, until the clean-up is truly complete. That's certainly the case on Westwood Main in Bryan between Lorito Circle and Gabbard Road.

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Verdict Changed Yet Again in College Station Murder

Updated: 01/19/2007 - In April 2003, Roger Russell was arrested and charged with the murder of James Davidson. Russell was found guilty in 2004, but just two months ago, an appeals court voided that verdict. Now, Russell is guilty again after that same appeals court changed its mind.

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Missing Milam County Woman Found

Updated: 01/18/2007 - The body of a missing Milam County woman has been recovered. Sharon Thompson's body was found by search teams early Thursday afternoon.

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Freeze Heats Up Business

Updated: 01/18/2007 - The Brazos Valley seems to be defrosting, and most residents are back to travel as usual, at least those people whose cars have not been damaged. Now that the roads are more accessible, wrecker drivers expect there will be no rest for them.

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CS Man Indicted for Attempted Sexual Assault

Updated: 01/19/2007 - A Brazos County grand jury handed up 19 indictments Thursday including one for a College Station man accused of breaking into a woman's apartment and trying to sexually assault her. Daniel Estrello, 19, was indicted for burglary of a habitation with intent to commit sex offense.

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Bryan Teacher Arrested Again on Sex Charges

Updated: 01/19/2007 - A man once known for the difference he made in the lives of his students, has found himself on the wrong side of the law for a second time. Bruce Unger, of Bryan, was arrested Thursday.

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Navasota Man Arrested For Sexual Assault

Updated: 01/19/2007 - A man wanted for sexually assaulting a teenage girl in California has been arrested by Bryan Police. Byron Hightower of Navasota was arrested Tuesday by the police department's Drug Enforcement Team. The United States Marshal's Office had asked the Bryan Police Department to help with the investigation.

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Ice Likely Culprit in College Station Power Outage

Updated: 01/18/2007 - The big freeze which turned the Brazos Valley into an iced over winter wonderland, is now turning into a liquid mess. But before the ice could melt away, it may have played a part in leaving some College Station residents in the dark Thursday morning.

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Big Bopper's Son Hopes Autopsy will Answer Questions

Posted: 01/18/2007 - The son of the "The Big Bopper" says he's hired a famous forensic anthropologist to exhume his father's remains from his Beaumont grave. Jay Richardson says he's doing it in hopes of answering questions about how his father died in a 1959 plane crash -- one that also claimed the lives of rock 'n' rollers Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens.

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SMU Sees Bush Library as a Benefit to the School and Dallas

Posted: 01/18/2007 - SMU's president says building George W. Bush's presidential library will increase the school's visibility nationwide. R. Gerald Turner also says the library will lead to debate for professors and spur economic development in the city.

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Texas Lawmakers Seek Aid for Mexican Drug War

Posted: 01/18/2007 - A group of Texas Democrats has proposed legislation that would provide 850 (m) million dollars in federal aid to Mexico to combat drug cartels and border violence. The bill would give 170 (m) million dollars annually to Mexico over a five-year period for costs such as training Mexican police and improving coordination with American law enforcement.

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Power Outages Caused by Winter Blitz

Updated: 01/17/2007 - The winter weather caused some power outages throughout the area, with power companies busily making repairs in a number of counties.

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Arrest Made in Conroe Murder; More to Come?

Updated: 01/30/2007 - Authorities in Montgomery County may be one step closer to solving a murder in Conroe. Alan Whitfield, 25, was arrested Monday by Patton Village Police after a vehicle chase that ended near Humble.

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Easterwood Deals With Wintry Weather Delays

Updated: 01/17/2007 - The inclement weather battering the area and the country has put a damper on airline schedules. While major airports are bearing the brunt of the delays, smaller airports like Easterwood haven't been immune.

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