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Amber Alert Stamp

Posted: 05/25/2006 - A stamp from the Postal Service honoring the Amber Alert system is available nationwide today. The alert system is used to find missing children by notifying surrounding communities within the first few hours of the crime.

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Helping Evacuees Return to Louisiana

Posted: 05/25/2006 - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Houston Mayor Bill White are discussing ways to help Hurricane Katrina evacuees return to Louisiana. Housing and job information centers will be set up in Houston, as will a Return to New Orleans Housing Task Force.

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Critics Question Funding of Day-Labor Site

Posted: 05/25/2006 - Some residents are at odds with Houston officials over the use of federal funds to operate a day-labor site. The critics argue that illegal immigrants could use the site to find work and so the city is encouraging illegal immigration.

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Can't Drive 55? Don't Worry.

Posted: 05/25/2006 - Texans who brag they do things bigger and better are about to go faster, too. State transportation officials are expected today to boost speed limits on two stretches of rural highway from 75 miles-per-hour to 80.

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Alleged Abductors of Los Angeles Infant Arrested Near Dallas

Posted: 05/25/2006 - Two women accused of abducting a six-week-old boy from Los Angeles were arrested last night south of Dallas. Investigators allege the child was taken after the pair failed in an attempt to purchase the child from his mother.

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Ground Broken on Mitchell Physics Buildings

Updated: 10/28/2006 - For science studies alone, Aggie alum George P. Mitchell has donated nearly $45 million to Texas A&M. Some $35 million of that is going towards a pair of physics and astronomy buildings which will bear his name.

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Adoption Fraud

Posted: 05/24/2006 - A South Texas woman is accused of soliciting people online to adopt her baby. FBI agents arrested 24- year- old Belinda Ramirez Tuesday near Corpus Christi.

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SFA Middle School Burglary

Posted: 05/24/2006 - Bryan police have no suspects in a Stephen F. Austin Middle School burglary. According to police, someone smashed an outside window at the school.

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Burglaries Spike During Summer Months

Posted: 05/24/2006 - FBI statistics show burglaries peak during the summer months. When homeowners go away on vacation, the home becomes an attractive target. The College Station Police Department is now offering burglary prevention tips for homeowners.

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Immigration Bill Faces a Key Vote Today

Posted: 05/24/2006 - It's yet another challenge for the bipartisan coalition striving to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill. A key procedural vote is set for today that could clear the way for a final vote on the bill.

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Evacuating New Orleans

Posted: 05/24/2006 - A drill aimed at avoiding the chaos that followed last year's deadly Hurricane Katrina continues in New Orleans today after day one of the event had some hiccups. The city's homeland security director says he believes the drill shows New Orleans is ready for hurricane season.

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No Cause for Bryan House Fire

Posted: 05/24/2006 - Bryan fire officials say they'll never know the cause of a fire that destroyed a home in the Briarcrest West subdivision. They say the damage was so significant they can't determine why it started.

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More Than 30 Arrested in Austin Gambling Sting

Posted: 05/24/2006 - Authorities in Austin have arrested more than 30 people for their part in a gambling operation that police say netted millions from the illegal use of gambling machines. Fifteen suspects face federal charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering. Another 19 people have been charged with state misdemeanors of gambling promotion and possession of a gambling device.

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Lotto Lawsuit

Posted: 05/24/2006 - A Lubbock woman is suing six other women and the Texas Lottery Commission over part of a 36 (M) million-dollar Lotto Texas jackpot. Betty Domingo alleges she was part of the pool that won the jackpot but was excluded from the winnings.

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Environmental Group Warns Texas About Global Warming

Posted: 05/24/2006 - An environmental advocacy group says it wants Texas lawmakers to begin taking global warming seriously. New York-based Environmental Defense released a report today that argues Texas lags behind other states in developing a plan to reduce greenhouse gases linked to global warming.

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Construction Begins on Sheriff Administration Building

Posted: 05/24/2006 - Years of planning and hard work have paid off for the Brazos County Sheriff's Office. Construction has started on the new administration building across from the Sandy Point jail facility, and the sheriff's department is already counting down the days to move in.

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From the Corps: Jeremy Button

Updated: 10/28/2006 - Sometimes, you don't get a second chance to fulfill your dreams. Jeremy Button's had that chance and made the most of it. Soon, he'll be serving in the Army, but wherever that path takes him, his road to A&M has him ready.

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Proposed Interstate 14

Posted: 05/23/2006 - Bryan's city council is considering spending thousands of dollars to become part of a group lobbying to bring an interstate to the Brazos Valley. The proposed Interstate 14 project would pass through six different states.

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Date TBD for Davis-Phelps Hearing

Posted: 05/23/2006 - The office of the Tyler judge assigned to Judge Rick Davis's court of inquiry request says a hearing date could be set as early as next week. District Court Judge Cynthia Stevens Kent has been assigned the case.

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Bryan Swears In New Councilmembers

Posted: 05/23/2006 - The city of Bryan has two new councilmembers. Annette Stephney and Mike Southerland were sworn in at Tuesday evening's council meeting. Ben Hardeman also took the oath to retain his place.

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Emergency Operations Center Will Move During Disasters

Posted: 05/23/2006 - The Brazos County Emergency Operations Center will relocate during major emergencies. Tuesday morning Brazos County Commissioners approved a measure that would allow the center to move to College Station when necessary.

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Used Hybrids Cost More Than New Ones

Posted: 05/23/2006 - As gasoline prices soar, so do sales of hybrid vehicles. Local Toyota dealership owner Paul Atkinson says that's not going to change. But used hybrids can cost more than new ones.

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Smuggling Yacht

Posted: 05/23/2006 - A yacht owner and his deck hand were arrested for an attempt to use the boat to smuggle six illegal immigrants north to Corpus Christi. That's according to a report by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Drunk Driver Denied Parole

Posted: 05/23/2006 - A former Texas A&M student who killed two local women after driving drunk, will not be getting out of prison early. Kyle Johnson was denied parole this week because of the excessive amount of alcohol involved in the offense, and because his crime was a conscious disregard for life, safety and the property of others, according to the parole board's findings.

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Former U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen Dies

Updated: 05/23/2006 - Lloyd Bentsen, a courtly Texan who represented the state in Congress for 28 years and served as President Clinton's first treasury secretary, died Tuesday, his family said. He was 85.

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