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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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Retired, But Not Through Working

Updated: 12/01/2006 - A group of Brazos Valley senior citizens were recognized for their continued hard work. Members of the the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program held their annual RSVP luncheon Friday at the Hilton.

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Waco VA Hospital Survives

Updated: 12/02/2006 - Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson will sign off Friday on a decision to retain all services at the Waco VA Hospital, ending a three-year fight to save the hospital, which was targeted for downsizing or closure in 2003.

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da Vinci Robot Arrives at The Med

Updated: 12/01/2006 - It's a year in the making, and the College Station Medical Center couldn't be more pleased. On Friday, The Med unveiled their new da Vinci S Surgical System.

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Regents Meetings Mark McKinney's First

Updated: 12/01/2006 - The last two days of A&M System Board of Regents meetings marked the first for new System Chancellor Michael McKinney. The Centerville native replaces the retired Bob McTeer.

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Bryan Chosen as Health Science Center Home

Updated: 12/01/2006 - The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has authorized acceptance of a gift of 200 acres of land on State Highway 47 in Bryan for expansion of the Texas A&M Health Science Center during Friday's regular meeting on the campus of Prairie View A&M University.

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No Charges Filed in Alleged Stabbing

Posted: 12/01/2006 - There will be no charges filed in the alleged stabbing of a woman at a Bryan apartment complex on Thursday, according to Bryan police. It appears to be a domestic dispute and the woman doesn't want to press charges, said officials.

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Bedias Resident Killed in Mobile Home Fire

Updated: 12/01/2006 - A space heater could be to blame for a fatal mobile home fire in Bedias. According to Grimes County officials, the fire started around 7 a.m. on Friday, at 21744 Highway 90 in Bedias. Fire crews arrived within minutes, but were unable to save 63 year old, Jerry Goolsby.

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NASA to Wait on Fuel Tank Redesign

Posted: 12/01/2006 - NASA will wait until 2008 before redesigning the space shuttle's external tank -- the source of the problem that led to the Columbia disaster. A NASA spokesman said the current design has proven to be more robust than initially thought.

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Travelers Could Experience a New Airport Scan

Posted: 12/01/2006 - Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix is about to become the first one in the country to test a controversial new federal screening system. A technology called backscatter takes close-up X-rays of the human body in an effort to find concealed explosives and other weapons.

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Family Settles Lawsuit in Waco Pastor's Death

Posted: 12/01/2006 - The family of a Waco pastor who was electrocuted during a baptism has settled its wrongful death lawsuit against an electrical contractor. Neither side would release details of the settlement stemming from the October 2005 death of the Reverend Kyle Lake during a baptism at University Baptist Church.

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Bryan Stabbing Shadowed by Shady Stories

Updated: 12/01/2006 - Bryan authorities are still trying to piece together a puzzling set of statements over a stabbing Thursday evening. Authorities were called to the Emerald Park Apartments off Rebecca Street where Margie Wallace had been stabbed twice.

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