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Businesses Scrambling After Power Outage

Updated: 10/05/2006 - The restoration of power to roughly 86,000 customers Tuesday night did not leave everyone completely satisfied. For many area residents the outage not only knocked out power, but damaged appliances and left some in the heat. Now, area businesses are scrambling to make repairs.

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$20 Million to Celebrate

Posted: 10/05/2006 - Congress has set aside 20 (m) million-dollars for the "commemoration of success" in Iraq and Afghanistan. The money is in this year's defense spending bill. It was also included in last year's budget but went unspent as violence in Iraq and Afghanistan surged.

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Side Air Bags and Safety

Posted: 10/05/2006 - A study by the insurance industry finds that driver deaths in side-impact collisions dropped by more than half in SUV's equipped with head-protecting side air bags. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety estimates that side air bags could save the lives of about two-thousand drivers a year if every vehicle on the road had them.

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Lyons Accident Under Investigation

Posted: 10/05/2006 - The name of the driver killed in Tuesday's 18-wheeler accident in Lyons has been released. The Department of Public Safety says Joe Smith, 28, of Gainsville was delivering milk when he lost control of his vehicle.

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Poll Shows Perry's in the Lead

Posted: 10/05/2006 - A newspaper poll shows Republican Governor Rick Perry leading in the upcoming election with slightly more than one-third of Texans saying they'll vote for him. The statewide poll conducted for The Dallas Morning News found that 38 percent of likely voters back Perry's re-election in the November 7th election.

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The Good Of Rolling Blackouts

Updated: 10/05/2006 - Most of the Brazos Valley was affected by Tuesday's blackout. Some customers had power back on within minutes of the initial blackout, but they too would spend some time in the dark.

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Community Mourns Loss of Attorney

Posted: 10/04/2006 - Many in the community are expressing shock and sadness over the tragic death of local attorney Sam Rowland. Rowland, 72, died Tuesday after being struck by a garage door at his Bryan home.

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Emergency Response Vehicle Visits Brazos Valley

Updated: 02/05/2007 - Since 2001, whenever a natural disaster occurs, the Emergency Communications Response Vehicle or ECRV is always close by.The first prototype for the vehicle was used in the aftermath of 911, since then eight other vehicles have been created to aid in disaster response.

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Students Get A Lesson In Pizza

Updated: 10/04/2006 - Area students got a lesson in agriculture production courtesy of "pizza slices" during Monday's Brazos County Pizza Ranch at Texas A&M University. The Ag Extension Office sponsors the program which uses the making of a pizza as a way to teach students about the importance of agriculture.

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Local Company to Lay Off Workers

Updated: 10/04/2006 - The Agency Management Services office in College Station is laying off more than 60 workers as the company relocates some of its operations to Washington State.

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Edwards Offers Negative Campaign Truce; Taylor Declines

Updated: 10/05/2006 - In an interview with News 3, Democratic Congressman Chet Edwards made an offer to Republican candidate Van Taylor to end the negative political ad campaigning. The Taylor campaign has chosen not to, comparing Edwards to "a school yard bully."

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Fog Plays Role in Crash

Posted: 10/04/2006 - Wednesday morning's heavy fog likely played a factor in a chain reaction accident, according to the Department of Public Safety. The accident happened just after 6 a.m. at Highway 6 and FM 2154.

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Rabid Bat At SHSU

Posted: 10/04/2006 - An unwelcome intruder at Sam Houston State University in September, turned out to be infected with rabies. A bat flew into the Bearkat Village Apartments on September 28.

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Power Outage Cause Still Unknown

Updated: 10/04/2006 - It's the largest power outage in three years. An estimated 86,000 homes and businesses lost power Tuesday night. The source of the widespread power outage has been traced to the Texas Municipal Power Agency power plant at Gibbons Creek in Grimes County.

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The High Cost of College Station Housing

Posted: 10/04/2006 - Housing costs in the US are straining budgets according to a national study, and College Station made the list. The Census Bureau says Americans are spending more of their paychecks on housing.

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Brazos County Burn Ban

Posted: 10/04/2006 - Brazos County commissioners have decided not to enforce a burn ban. Residents are still urged to use precaution when burning materials outdoors.

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Court of Inquiry Tab

Updated: 10/04/2006 - The bill has been tabulated for the Judge Rick Davis court of inquiry request of Shane Phelps. Tuesday, Brazos County received the final bill of $53,621.15.

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Fatal Accident in Burleson County

Posted: 10/04/2006 - One person is dead following an 18-wheeler accident in Lyons. Department of Public Safety officials say the driver lost control on south Highway 36, struck a car and then went through two buildings Tuesday.

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Fallen BPD Officer to be Remembered

Updated: 10/04/2006 - Services have been set for the Bryan Police officer who died Monday evening. Visitation for Jim Do will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at Hillier Funeral Home.

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Massive Power Outage Affects Thousands

Updated: 10/03/2006 - A massive power outage left thousands of Brazos Valley residents in the dark Tuesday night. The source of the wide-spread power outage has been traced to the Texas Municipal Power Agency (TMPA) Gibbons Creek Generation Station in Carlos which is connected to the ERCOT grid.

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Drought Aid Available

Updated: 10/03/2006 - Summer temperatures continue to hang on in the Brazos Valley and rain is still in short supply. To help livestock producers cope with this years dry season, the government has issued about 16 million dollars in grants.

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Hot Holiday Toys Already Hot Sellers

Posted: 10/03/2006 - Even before the frost is on the pumpkin, the hot holiday toys are flying off the shelves. And major toy sellers like Wal-Mart and Toys R Us say it's an encouraging economic sign when shoppers peel off big bucks to get their hands on the expected must-have gifts.

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Perry Announces Agreement with Wind Developers

Posted: 10/03/2006 - Governor Rick Perry says Texas will ensure construction of power transmission lines in exchange for a ten (b) billion dollar investment from wind energy developers. If the development comes to fruition, the state would gain about ten-thousand megawatts of power supplied by wind. That's enough to light up about two-point-three (m) million homes.

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School Shooting Death Toll Rises

Posted: 10/03/2006 - Tuesday brought more bad news to a peaceful Amish community already rocked to its core by the execution-style shootings of eleven girls in a one-room schoolhouse Monday in Lancaster County, Pa.

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