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Teacher Offers Cash for Weight Loss

Updated: 12/12/2006 - A Houston-area health teacher is showing how the chance for some extra cash can motivate teenagers -- even when it comes to losing weight. The Biggest Loser challenge at MacArthur Ninth Grade School in Aldine wraps up with this week. At last week's final tally, the school's 215 students had lost a combined 852 pounds.

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Monday Edition Of The Eagle Delayed

Updated: 12/11/2006 - Monday's edition of the The Bryan/College Station Eagle was delayed about six hours due to a technical problem. According to publisher and editor Donnis Baggett, an electronic part on the press went down which caused the delay.

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Teenager Killed in Leon County Accident

Updated: 12/11/2006 - A Central Texas High School student is dead after an accident Sunday morning in Leon County. DPS says Megan Danielle Atchley, 17, of Teague was one of six people on the side of the road about 12:40 a.m. trying to fix a disabled vehicle.

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Kosovo Troops Return to the Brazos Valley

Updated: 12/11/2006 - After a year of service in Kosovo, and time spent away from family and loved ones, troops were welcomed back at the Texas National Guard Armory in Bryan, to the words, "Welcome home, Soldier".

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Painting to Raise Money for Habitat for Humanity

Posted: 12/10/2006 - Habitat for Humanity's Youth United Program teamed up with U Paint It for a fundraising event, Sunday afternoon. People who visited the U Paint It store on Harvey Road and created their own works of art, also helped some local kids raise money.

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School Suspends Boy, 4, For Sexual Misconduct

Posted: 12/10/2006 - WACO, Texas (AP) - A school suspended a 4-year-old student for what the school says was - quote - "inappropriate sexual contact and/or sexual harassment" of a teacher's aide. A letter from the La Vega school district to the boy' parents says the boy hugged a teacher's aide last month and then rubbed his face in her chest.

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Three Killed in Waco Plane Crash

Updated: 12/11/2006 - WACO, Texas (AP) - Three people died Sunday when a small airplane crashed near the Waco Regional Airport. A Department of Public Safety spokesman says the twin-engine Cessna 310 crashed in a field a half mile north of the airport.

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Middle School Zones on Bryan ISD Agenda

Updated: 10/02/2009 - Bryan ISD Trustees meet Monday night, giving parents and taxpayers their first chance to address the board since high school zones were selected last week. Trustees, on Thursday, chose an attendance zone plan for high school students.

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Two B-CS Residents Killed in Maryland Plane Crash

Updated: 12/11/2006 - EDGEWATER, Md. (AP) - Authorities have identified the two Texans who died in a small plane crash Saturday in Edgewater. They are Timothy Kramer of College Station and Deborah Giant of Bryan. The single-engine Cessna 210 crashed about 6 p.m., Saturday, during an approach to Lee Airport outside of Annapolis.

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Two Texans Killed in Iraq

Posted: 12/09/2006 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Two soldiers from Texas were killed in Iraq this week in separate attacks, the Defense Department said Saturday. Specialist Yari Mokri, of Pflugerville, and four others were fatally wounded Wednesday when an explosive detonated near their vehicle in Hawijah, Iraq.

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Galveston Seeks to Clean Up Image

Updated: 12/10/2006 - GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - One of the state's best-known but disparaged beach towns is trying to decide how to best promote itself. Galveston residents and tourists alike repeatedly cited "dirty beaches" and the "unclean feel" during recent interviews by a marketing firm hired to help boost the island city's image.

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Christmas Hogs Hit The Streets

Updated: 12/10/2006 - For the 18th year the Brazos de Dios Chapter of the Harley Owners Group Foundation and the Independence Harley Davidson Dealership joined together to strap Holiday cheer onto their bikes and deliver it to those who need it most. Alice Blue-McLendon is a member of the Brazos de Dios Chapter and serves a the family selection chairperson.

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Cleaning The Way To Community Service

Updated: 12/10/2006 - Area teenagers did not let the cold stop them from cleaning up the road, in a way. United Way Youth Cabinet members held a car wash at the Saturn of Aggieland dealership on Saturday.

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Coming To Bat For One Of Their Own

Updated: 12/10/2006 - College Station and Bryan's finest took to the baseball field to show support. The College Station Fire Department hosted a benefit baseball game for Lance Norwood on Saturday at Southwood Athletic Park.

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An Emotional Farewell from Gates to Aggies

Updated: 12/09/2006 - Texas A&M students turned out in force to bid farewell to their president. Robert Gates took to the steps of Rudder Tower for a brief but poignant moment to say "thank you" Friday. And those students said it right back.

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Fast Track for Aggie Transfers

Updated: 12/08/2006 - A new A&M transfer program is giving community college students a clear cut entrance into the university. Beginning Spring of 2007, students who attend specific community colleges for two semesters will be able to directly transfer to Texas A&M University.

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Area Soldiers Home for Holidays

Posted: 12/08/2006 - About one hundred Brazos Valley soldiers who have been deployed since late 2005 are coming home. Members of the Texas Army National Guard the soldiers have been stationed in Kosovo carrying out security missions.

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Conroe Man Found Guilty of Stabbing

Posted: 12/08/2006 - A Conroe man was found guilty Friday of stabbing an employee at the Silk Stocking in 2004. Barry Dudzik, 22, could face up to 20 years in prison for the aggravated-assault charge.

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Food For Families Food Drive a Success

Updated: 12/08/2006 - The pounds of food and dollar donations have been counted from the KBTX Food For Families Food Drive. More than $51,000 and 220,000 pounds of food were given Thursday to the Brazos Valley Food Bank. Friday, food bank volunteers and staff started sorting the donations.

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Navasota Prize Patrol

Posted: 12/08/2006 - The Navasota ISD Education Foundation presented grants totaling nearly $18,000 to 14 teachers on Friday. The money will be used to develop innovative instructional programs.

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Plans Announced for Texas Inauguration

Posted: 12/08/2006 - The inauguration of Governor Rick Perry and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst will have the theme "Texas: Imagine the Possibilities." Ceremonies will be held January 16th in Austin to inaugurate the Republican leaders, who were re-elected last month.

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Waller County Abolishes Election Office

Posted: 12/08/2006 - The Waller County Commissioners Court is closing the county elections office amid mounting complaints about voting irregularities. County Judge Owen Ralston says complaints about voting machine failures, inadequate staffing, and delayed tallies led to the court's decision. The decision passed on a three-to-two vote Thursday.

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Robbery Reported at T.J. Maxx

Posted: 12/08/2006 - College Station police are looking for a robbery suspect. Authorities say a black male left T.J. Maxx Thursday without paying for several items.

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Brownsville School Locked Down After Attack

Posted: 12/07/2006 - Police in Brownsville were searching for a ski-mask wearing man who attacked a boy at a school. The assault happened at Skinner Elementary School, which was locked down briefly after the morning incident.

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No Launch Yet for Shuttle Discovery

Posted: 12/07/2006 - Low clouds forced NASA to delay the launch of space shuttle Discovery Thursday night. Strong winds around Kennedy Space Center could delay another attempt for a day or two.

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