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Bryan Street Shows Signs of Speed Limit Lawbreakers

Updated: 02/16/2007 - Bryan Police say one city street has drivers feeling the need for too much speed. People living on Austin's Colony Parkway in Bryan have been lodging complaints with authorities because of a large number of speeding drivers, and even some that are racing on the street.

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Councilman Questions Choice of External Interim Chief

Posted: 02/16/2007 - Within half-a-year, Bryan PD will go through three different chiefs. Mike Strope's last day was this week, and Interim Chief Bobby Whitmire has stepped in. But at least one councilmember in Bryan isn't sure about the city's replacement route.

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Copper: Thieves' New Precious Metal

Updated: 02/16/2007 - When cold temperatures move in, heating units are a hot commodity. But some thieves are more interested in what's inside those units...copper

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Local Development Bans Sex Offenders

Updated: 02/16/2007 - How would it feel to not have to lock your doors at night or worry about your kids when they're at the neighborhood playground? One local developer is following a trend that he claims could help this happen, by prohibiting sex offenders from moving next door.

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CS Man Arrested in Drug Bust

Posted: 02/16/2007 - A repeat offender was arrested Thursday following a drug bust at a College Station home. Paul Jones, Junior, was jailed after police found 277 grams of marijuana and more than $800 in cash, according to officials.

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Judge Approves Settlement in Insurance Discrimination Case

Posted: 02/16/2007 - Minority customers who paid higher premiums under an old Allstate formula can seek 50 to 150 dollar refunds under a a class-action settlement. This after a federal judge approved settlement in a case accusing Allstate of discriminating against minority policyholders.

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Perry on Cancer: "I'm going to get it."

Posted: 02/16/2007 - Cancer has struck multiple times in Governor Rick Perry's family and he says he thinks he'll be diagnosed, too. The governor says every generation of Perry back to the 1850s has died of prostate cancer, and quote: "I'm going to get it."

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Charity From Citibank

Updated: 02/15/2007 - Citibank announced today more than half a million dollars in charitable contributions to local Bryan/College Station Organizations. They awarded the donations to organizations based on their dedication and success to education and building communities.

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Johnny Cash Band Live And In Person

Updated: 02/16/2007 - When a group of Aggies gather in their humble studio, they may look like a typical college band. However, most country music lovers would not classify the music they play as typical.

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Country Music Is Helping Children

Posted: 02/15/2007 - A local country music station is devoting continuous airtime to raising funds for St. Jude. Aggie 96 FM kicked off its' annual two-day Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radiothon.

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Dr. Duke Comes Calling at Bush Library

Updated: 02/16/2007 - One of the state's most prestigious doctors made a house call to the Bush Library. Dr. James "Red" Duke spoke as part of the Bush Library's Issues Forum Thursday evening.

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Peanut Butter Recall Causes Sticky Situations Locally

Updated: 02/16/2007 - Peanut butter lovers be warned -- a salmonella outbreak has prompted a recall of some Peter Pan and Great Value jars. The Food and Drug Administration says the outbreak began last summer and was just recently traced to a Georgia plant. Locally, the reaction has been quick.

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Centerville Looking for a Catch Phrase

Updated: 02/16/2007 - The folks in Centerville are asking for everyone's help in coming up with a new slogan for the city. The Centerville Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the slogan contest. You don't have to be a resident in Centerville to submit an entry.

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Snow Coming to Aggieland to Discuss the White House

Updated: 02/15/2007 - This March, Texas A&M will welcome White House Press Secretary Tony Snow to the George Bush Presidential Library. Snow has served as Assistant to the President and Press Secretary since last May.

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Health Center Services Leon County

Updated: 02/15/2007 - For diabetes patient, Steve West, going to the doctor on a regular basis is a necessity. But due to long travel distances to get to the physician's office, West says he was rarely able to get medical assistance.

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Salmonella Outbreak Traced to Peanut Butter Brands

Updated: 02/16/2007 - A salmonella outbreak has prompted a recall of peanut butter. The Food and Drug Administration says the outbreak began last summer and was just recently traced to peanut butter made at a single ConAgra plant in Sylvester, Georgia.

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Former A&M Student Indicted on Child Porn Charges

Updated: 02/16/2007 - A former member of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets was indicted Thursday by a Brazos County grand jury on 10 counts of possession of child pornography. Rolando Patlan, 20, of Irving, surrendered to the Texas A&M University Police Department in December.

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Huntsville Apartment Fire Under Investigation

Posted: 02/15/2007 - Fire officials are trying to determine what caused a fire that ripped through a Huntsville apartment complex Wednesday evening. According to the Huntsville Fire Department, the fire broke out around 8:30 p.m. at an apartment complex located at 1308 Mesquite Street.

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CS Man Wanted in Two Counties Arrested

Updated: 02/15/2007 - Revenge is a possible motive behind an attack that has landed a College Station man in a Harris County jail. Authorities there believe Labrandon Searcy,22, travelled to the Houston area to settle an old score with a ex-girlfriend.

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Death Penalty Possible for Some Child Predators?

Posted: 02/15/2007 - A get-tough measure to punish sex offenders who abuse children has been filed in Austin -- with the death penalty option. The proposal is one of the top issues for Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst in the legislative session. The plan has minimum 25-year sentences for first convictions and the death penalty option for repeat molesters.

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Junior College Player Dies after Collapsing at Halftime

Posted: 02/15/2007 - Hillsboro police say a Grayson County College basketball player died last night after collapsing during halftime of his team's game. Hillsboro police Corporal Kyle Cox says Mike Ndiribe collapsed in a locker room during a game at Hill College.

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Texas Senate Votes to Exceed Spending Cap

Posted: 02/14/2007 - The Texas Senate Wednesday adopted a resolution that would pave the way to exceed the state's constitutional spending limit. The Legislature is grappling with higher spending this year because of $14 billion promised to schools for decreased property taxes.

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Madisonville Names Interim City Manager

Posted: 02/14/2007 - Madisonville didn't have to look far to find an interim city manager. In fact the person picked already has an office at city hall. Her name is Ruth Smith, and she's spent the past 27 years as the city's director of finance.

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SMU Faculty Opposes Limiting Release of Bush Documents

Posted: 02/14/2007 - The Faculty Senate of Southern Methodist University wants President Bush to rescind his order allowing former presidents to keep White House documents secret forever. SMU is in exclusive talks with the presidential library site selection committee.

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TX Senate Adopts Elderly Property Tax Rate Relief

Posted: 02/14/2007 - The Texas Senate Wednesday approved a bill that means elderly homeowners would get the same property tax relief everyone else has already benefited from. The measure now goes to the House.

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