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Regional Mobility Authority

Updated: 06/02/2006 - Limited state funding coupled with population growth predictions have the Brazos Valley Council of Governments looking for alternative ways to build new roads. One way is to form a Regional Mobility Authority.

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Louisiana Governor Urges Advanced Planning

Posted: 06/02/2006 - Louisiana has lots of storm shelters, but the governor is telling people not to count on a space if a hurricane threatens this summer. Kathleen Blanco says the shelters should be a last resort.

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Possible Problems for Coastal Homeowners

Posted: 06/02/2006 - Beachfront residents whose homes have ended up on public land as a result of shifting sands face an uncertain future. That's because a two-year moratorium limiting state action against them expires next week.

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Baby Found

Posted: 06/02/2006 - The attorney for a wealthy Dallas-area woman accused of kidnapping a seven-week-old baby in Los Angeles says his client was actually adopting the boy. Attorney Scottie Allen says the boy's teenage mother, Dominique Calloway, agreed to let him go.

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Teens Plead Not Guilty to Party Attack

Posted: 06/02/2006 - Two teens accused of severely beating and sodomizing a 17-year-old boy near Houston have pleaded "not guilty" to aggravated sexual assault charges. The victim remains in the intensive care unit at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

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Refinery Fire

Posted: 06/02/2006 - San Antonio-based Valero Energy says it's still unclear when full production will resume at its Corpus Christi refinery. The fire forced the refinery to cut back production by about 20 percent.

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More Good News on Gas Prices

Posted: 06/02/2006 - Texas retail gasoline prices are down for a second straight week. The weekly Triple-A Texas gas price survey released today shows regular, self-serve gasoline averaging two dollars 76 cents per gallon at pumps around the state. That's four cents less than last week.

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P&Z Hears Concerns, Comments on Rezoning

Posted: 06/01/2006 - And a couple nights after the school board's marathon meeting, the city's Planning and Zoning Commission had one of their own Thursday. In the end, they voted to table an item concerning major zoning changes, and asked staff to do more studying on the topic.

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Big Bucks Go to Aggie-Founded Company

Updated: 10/28/2006 - A company founded by John Criscione, an assistant professor in Texas A&M University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, is one of four recipients of a total of nearly $6 million from the state’s Emerging Technology Fund that were announced May 31.

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More Shifts in CS City Staff

Posted: 06/01/2006 - The changes continue at the city of College Station. While they search for two new assistant city managers, Director of Public Works Mark Smith will act as an assistant for the time-being.

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Indictments Handed Up for Child Abuse, Bank Robbery

Posted: 06/01/2006 - An Arlington man accused of brutalizing a year old infant has been indicted on two counts of child abuse. Jerry Rangel, 23, was indicted Thursday for aggravated sexual assault of the child, injury to a child and failing to register as a sex offender.

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Animal Shelter Employees "Take a Stand"

Updated: 06/02/2006 - Saying they did it to save lives, Brazos Animal Shelter employees have spoken out, saying the Board of Directors doesn't share their concerns for animal welfare. What they didn't know about were significant talks a board member had earlier that morning.

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Personal Data of Millions of Loan Borrowers Lost

Updated: 06/02/2006 - Texas A&M's largest student loan provider has lost personal information of more than a million of its borrowers. Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, based in Round Rock, is scrambling to send letters to those affected, including some in the Brazos Valley.

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Several Accidents in Twin Cities

Updated: 06/02/2006 - College Station police became very busy around 3:30 p.m. Thursday after two accidents happened around the same time on East University Drive.

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Brazos County Jailer Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Updated: 06/02/2006 - A Brazos County jailer is out on bond after being arrested for having sexual contact with an inmate. 26-year-old Tiffany Baker is charged with violating an inmate's civil rights. Sheriff's investigators say Baker let a male inmate in a secure area, allowing him to have close contact with a female inmate.

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Creel's Attorney Weighing Options

Updated: 06/02/2006 - The attorney representing College Station Superintendent Jimmy Creel is considering filing an official complaint against the school board. This comes as a result of a report in The Eagle in which three board members admitted what led to him being placed on administrative leave.

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Cornyn Visits Nucor Plant in Jewett

Updated: 06/02/2006 - Senator John Cornyn stopped by Leon County Thursday to tour the Nucor steel plant. He met with managers and employees of the steel recycling facility.

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No Free Fuel

Posted: 06/01/2006 - The state is backing off a free fuel plan unveiled to the public earlier this week by a state official. A spokeswoman for Governor Rick Perry says the information was incorrect and not approved by top emergency leaders.

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Houston Approves Red-Light Cameras

Posted: 06/01/2006 - Houston police have a new tool to discourage reckless driving with the City Council's approval of a plan to place cameras at intersections. A contractor will begin installing the cameras within 45 days at ten city intersections.

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Personal Data of Millions of Texas Guaranteed Borrowers Lost

Posted: 06/01/2006 - Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation says the personal information of one-point-three million of its borrowers has been lost. The company says a contractor lost a piece of equipment containing the borrowers' names and Social Security numbers on May 24th.

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Davis-Phelps Showdown Set for July

Updated: 05/31/2006 - A court of inquiry has been granted to look into alleged wrongdoings by a Brazos County assistant district attorney. Tyler Judge Cynthia Stevens Kent has set the hearings for July 5-7 in Brazos County.

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Bryan Family Pleads for Daughter's Return

Posted: 05/31/2006 - Bryan Police are continuing their search for Jennifer Austin. The 29-year-old's family is continuing their search for the answer to one simple question: why?

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Hurricane Season Predictions

Posted: 05/31/2006 - Hurricane season officially starts June 1st and the National Hurricane Center is predicting a very active season. But are the areas that were hit last year ready for this season?

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FSIS Outreach Program

Posted: 05/31/2006 - The Food Safety and Inspection Service made a big announcement in College Station Wednesday.

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