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Rain Helps Local Farmers and Ranchers

Updated: 03/15/2007 - The recent rain the Brazos Valley has been well received by local farmers and ranchers. According to experts, farmers who just recently planted their corn are in the best shape. Many just planted last week.

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Betting on March Madness

Posted: 03/15/2007 - The NCAA tournament is underway. The games and gambling started Thursday. The FBI estimates basketball fans will wager more than $2.5 billion in illegal bets and the NCAA predicts more then 10 percent will participate in office pools.

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New Braunfels Relaxes Contentious River Rules

Updated: 03/15/2007 - The New Braunfels City Council has relaxed a slate of new rules for tubers on the Guadalupe and Comal rivers. The council voted yesterday to allow tubers to carry up to a 16-quart cooler. That's big enough to hold 20 12-ounce cans.

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Lawmakers Move to Require Vision Tests for Older Drivers

Posted: 03/15/2007 - Under legislation given preliminary approval in the Texas House, elderly Texans would have to pass a vision test every two years to keep their drivers license after age 90. The measure also will require drivers over 90 to renew their licenses in person every two years for an eight dollar fee.

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Methodists Approve Leasing SMU Land for Bush Library

Posted: 03/15/2007 - A Methodist council has given its blessing for Southern Methodist University to lease land for George W. Bush's presidential library. It's one of the last steps the school needed before officially sealing the long-awaited library deal.

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Business Council in Need of Members

Updated: 03/15/2007 - Speculation surrounds the sudden resignations of three members of Bryan's Business Council. On Tuesday, three members informed the city council they were resigning immediately, leaving just three members on the BBC.

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When It Rains, It Pours

Updated: 03/14/2007 - As much as four inches of rain fell in parts of the Brazos Valley. And while some enjoyed the much needed downpour, others found the excessive rainfall to be too much. Minor flooding caused some problems at Acme Glass in Bryan.

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Brazos Valley Home for McDonald's Pilot Program

Updated: 03/14/2007 - With the fast paced lifestyles of many Americans, fast food is often the answer. But now, some fast food chains are trying to offer healthier options.

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Supporting the Maroon and White

Updated: 03/14/2007 - What will basketball fans be wearing for the next few days? Aggie gear, of course. If you want to support the maroon and white, NCAA gear has made it to the Brazos Valley.

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Local Girl's Wish Granted by Country Star McGraw

Updated: 03/14/2007 - When local 11-year-old Taylor Hobson dreams, she dreams big, and Wednesday her dream came true. The Navarro Elementary student, who suffers from spina bifida, met her idol Tim McGraw.

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Morning Fire Forces Residents to Flee Home

Updated: 03/14/2007 - Two College Station residents escaped an early morning fire at their home. Around 7 a.m., a fire started at one of the mobile homes in the Oak Forrest Mobile Home Park on Krenek Tap Road.

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Relative Says Suspected Baby Snatcher had Miscarried

Posted: 03/14/2007 - A relative says the woman who is accused of abducting a newborn from a Texas hospital recently suffered her second miscarriage. Rayshaun Parson's great aunt says Parson had become so depressed that family members barely recognized her.

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Offended Lawmaker Removes Death-Penalty Artwork from Capitol

Posted: 03/14/2007 - It's not the death penalty that's sparking a controversy in the Texas legislature, it's an art exhibit about the death penalty. State Representative Borris Miles, a Democrat, has taken down a painting of a man hanging from a rope and an illustration of a man strapped to an electric chair, titled, "Doing God's Work."

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Other Bryan Council Talks Include Fuel Theft Discussions

Updated: 03/13/2007 - Don't waste your time -- that's Bryan PD's message after they looked at a possible ordinance for gas thieves. Acting on a council request, police studied whether the city would benefit from a new law forcing all gas stations to have customers pay before they pump.

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Calling for Help: 911 District Asks for Money, Employees

Updated: 03/13/2007 - Rising population equals rising 911 calls equals need for more people and newer technology. It's the equation Brazos County's emergency dispatchers are presenting to local leaders. It's a step local officials are calling proactive and reactive.

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A&M's Perry a Presidential Finalist Again

Updated: 03/14/2007 - A Texas A&M administrator is once again a candidate for a presidential position. Executive Vice President and Vice Provost William Perry is one of three finalists to become Eastern Illinois University's president.

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Restless Nights for Women

Updated: 03/13/2007 - Having restless nights? Feeling plain exhausted during the day? If you're a woman and answered yes to either or both of the above, you're not alone.

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Rain Waters Leave Milam County Motorists Stranded

Updated: 03/13/2007 - Milam County Sheriff's deputies had a busy night Monday evening because of heavy rain, and they could see more of the same. Several motorists were left stranded because of high water.

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New City in Brazos Valley?

Updated: 03/14/2007 - Health concerns over stagnant water and unpleasant smells has caused state and county officials to monitor Iola's waste management. Debbie Rowinsky lives in Iola and says resident sewer systems are the reason.

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Aggie Men are Kentucky Bound

Updated: 03/13/2007 - The Texas A&M men's basketball team has left for Kentucky. Tuesday afternoon the team departed from Easterwood Airport, for round one of the NCAA tournament. It's the first time in school history the team has made the tournament two years in a row.

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Mother Fights Doctors' Decision to End Baby's Treatment

Posted: 03/13/2007 - The mother of a critically ill baby says she'll do everything possible to find treatment for her son after a hospital concluded there's no hope of recovery for the boy. The Children's Hospital of Austin said yesterday that it will withdraw 16-month-old Emilio's respirator in ten days.

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Perry to Dedicate Aggie Facility in Qatar

Posted: 03/13/2007 - Governor Rick Perry today heads for the Middle East to help dedicate a Texas A&M-related engineering facility in Qatar. The new half-a (M) million square foot engineering facility in Education City is on the outskirts of Doha, Qatar. The project involves Qatar and A&M -- Perry's alma mater.

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Warning for Milam County Motorists

Updated: 03/13/2007 - Due to the recent rains, Milam County sheriff's officials are warning motorists not to attempt crossing any water over roadways. Barricades are in place warning motorists of road closings.

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