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Testimony Continues in Capital Murder Trial

Updated: 02/23/2007 - In Day Four of one of Brazos County's most high-profile capital murder trials, prosecutors continued building their case against Bryan resident Willie Davis. Expert witness Lt. Dan Jones with the College Station Police Department took the stand Friday morning.

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Search Continues for Shooting Sonic Robbers

Posted: 02/23/2007 - Montgomery County authorities are searching for a pair of suspects in a shooting and robbery at a restaurant near The Woodlands. Surveillance cameras captured footage of the two men entering the Sonic along I-45 on Saturday with handguns.

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Vikings Collecting Paper Products for Food Bank

Posted: 02/23/2007 - The geography students of Bryan High School are participating in a service-learning program for the next two weeks. The project is designed to benefit the Brazos Food Bank while raising awareness among students about local and global poverty.

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Bryan Accident Victim Still Hospitalized

Updated: 02/24/2007 - A Bryan man injured in a Friday morning accident is still listed in serious condition. Around 7 a.m. Bryan police said Ryan Eilrich, 24, was headed north on Texas Avenue when his vehicle drifted into another lane.

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Lawmaker Wants to Make Angelo State Part of Texas Tech System

Posted: 02/23/2007 - A state representative is working on a bill that would realign Angelo State University with Texas Tech. Rep. Drew Darby, R-San Angelo, said a delegation of Angelo State boosters met with Governor Rick Perry this week to express their desire that the school be taken out of the Texas State University System.

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Dallas DA Joins Effort to Overturn Man's Rape Conviction

Posted: 02/23/2007 - The Dallas County district attorney's office says it will support efforts to exonerate a man who was convicted of participating in a 1982 gang rape. Lawyers for James Curtis Giles have asked a state district judge to throw out his conviction. They contend police investigating the case in 1982 failed to share evidence with defense attorneys that would have implicated a man named with an almost identical name.

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A&M Honors Major Donor in Tragedy's Aftermath

Updated: 02/23/2007 - The Texas A&M Foundation is giving thanks for a multi-million dollar donation to the university. Thursday afternoon in Houston, Eva Rowe was honored for her donation of $12.5 million to A&M.

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Voices of Reed Provide Vocal Experience, Excitement

Updated: 02/23/2007 - Chace Murphy and Mark Edwards would be the first to tell you they aren't the stars of the show at Reed Arena. But they certainly play a big part in the Aggie basketball experience as the arena's public address announcers.

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Demonstrating Support For Local Congressman

Updated: 02/23/2007 - A handful of anti-war demonstrators gathered Thursday outside the local office of a state representative to show support for a recent vote of his.

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Will British Troop Reduction Effect War Effort?

Updated: 02/23/2007 - Great Britain's decision to reduce its military presence in Iraq is being met with mixed reaction. While the White House said it's a positive sign that progress is being made, others interpret the news differently.

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MHMR Welcomes New Executive Director

Updated: 02/23/2007 - New Executive Director Bill Kelly was officially welcomed Thursday by the Brazos Valley Mental Health Mental Retardation Center. For the past 15 years, Kelly has served at two of the other MHMR centers within the state of Texas.

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Candy Making Miracles

Updated: 02/23/2007 - Candy just got a little sweeter for some Brazos Valley kids. Radio personalities from Candy 95.1 kicked off their live "Candy Cares for Kids" radiothon at the Wal-Mart in College Station.

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Emotions Run High in Capital Murder Trial

Updated: 02/23/2007 - It was an emotional day Thursday for a Bryan resident on trial for capital murder. The accused, Willie Davis, broke down in court as a letter was read from the elder to his incarcerated son, Chad. It was the first day the senior citizen showed any emotion.

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Preparing for West Nile Season

Updated: 02/23/2007 - It's become an annual rite in the Brazos Valley: preparing for the West Nile season. After an active 2006 season with 13 confirmed human cases, the Brazos County Health Department hosted a 2007 West Nile Virus Control Strategy meeting Thursday afternoon.

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Blinn Students Appeal to Lawmakers

Updated: 02/23/2007 - Students from Blinn College ascended the steps of the state capital Thursday afternoon. It was all a part of the Texas Community College Student day in Austin.

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Convicted Killer Set to Die in Huntsville

Updated: 02/22/2007 - Frank and Bertha Cobb had lived in their rural East Texas home for more than 20 years without ever having a break-in. Then on March 4th, 1999, they came home to find a burglar. The burglar, Newton Anderson, says in a frenzy, the couple ended up tortured and killed.

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Vision Tests Proposed for Senior Drivers

Posted: 02/22/2007 - The Senate transportation committee has approved a bill establishing increased scrutiny of older drivers. The bill filed by state Senator John Carona of Dallas would set up a vision test for drivers to renew their licenses at age 79.

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The Mark Of The Repenting Season

Updated: 02/21/2007 - Ash Wednesday marks the observance of the Lent season for many. Reverend David Konderla is the pastor at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and he said this special Wednesday gives believers room to ask for forgiveness and recommit to their faith.

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Design For A New Mission

Updated: 02/22/2007 - The Twin City Mission is a step closer to learning what their facility will look like. Fourteen architecture students from Texas A&M University unveiled their proposed designs for the new mission.

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After the Storm, Part 2

Updated: 02/21/2007 - A former defensive back for the New Orleans Saints, Antonio Gibson made a career out of taking down 200-pound men. But when Hurricane Katrina hit, it was Gibson who was brought to his knees.

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Juror Denied Dismissal in Willie Davis Trial

Updated: 02/21/2007 - Wednesday marked the second day in one of Brazos County's most high-profile capital murder trials. Bryan resident Willie Davis is accused of orchestrating the death of local rap producer Tommy Andrade.

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Tuition Again on the Rise at A&M?

Updated: 02/22/2007 - New tuition proposals are on the table at Texas A&M, but will depend greatly on the state legislature. In a presentation to faculty, staff and students Wednesday afternoon, the university's Tuition Policy Advisory Council laid out its recommendations for Fiscal Year 2008.

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Texas House Votes to Exceed Spending Cap

Posted: 02/21/2007 - The Texas House has adopted a resolution that would allow members to exceed the state's spending limit by (B) billions of dollars. The constraints were added to the Texas constitution in 1978. The resolution was earlier approved in the Senate. The plan now goes to Governor Rick Perry.

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DNA Confirms Wrong Brother was Imprisoned for Rape

Posted: 02/21/2007 - Recent DNA tests confirmed that a Conroe man sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl in 1986. It's the same crime for which his innocent older brother spent 18 years behind bars. Montgomery County prosecutor Marc Brumberger says the statute of limitations has expired and it's too late to try 36-year-old Charles Mumphrey.

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Texas A&M Chemist Dies at 76

Updated: 02/22/2007 - Texas A&M University is mourning the loss of professor and inorganic chemist F. Albert Cotton. University officials say he died Tuesday at the age of 76. Cotton was director of the university's laboratory for molecular structure and bonding.

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