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Palestine Doctor Indicted

Posted: 09/07/2006 - A Palestine doctor is behind bars charged with medicaid fraud. An Anderson County grand jury indicted Dr. Robert J. Byrnes with felony identity theft and possession of dangerous drugs.

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Step Forward for New Middle School Plans

Updated: 09/07/2006 - A Brenham Company will be the builder behind Bryan's new middle school. The plans were all approved Thursday for Collier Construction to take on the 20+ million dollar project.

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Bryan Chooses Watkins for City Manager

Updated: 09/08/2006 - Bryan has a choice for its city manager. All that's left is for him to say yes. Thursday, the council selected David Watkins of Auburn, Alabama, as the lone finalist for their top staff spot. But a visit in 10 days could make or break the deal.

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Suspected Home Burglars Arrested

Updated: 09/07/2006 - Two men arrested in a Bryan mobile home park have only been charged with one burglary, but police expect more charges soon. Three mobile homes in the Oakwood Subdivision, off 2818, were broken into Thursday afternoon.

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Blinn Hosts CSI Day

Updated: 10/28/2006 - Blinn College has enlisted the help of community businesses to get students involved on and off campus. For the third year, Blinn hosted Community Scene Investigation, or CSI Day.

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Survivor of 9/11 Attack on Pentagon Opens ICHS Lecture Series

Updated: 09/07/2006 - As the fifth anniversary of 9/11 draws near, one man is sharing his first hand account of September 11, 2001. Retired Colonel Tom Matthews, the former chief of the Weapons of Mass Destruction of the Joint Staff, was in the Pentagon when terrorists flew American Airlines Flight 77 into the building.

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CSPD Officers Become Collectables

Posted: 09/07/2006 - They may not be worth the money of a Honus Wagner rookie, but College Station Police hopes you'll pick up their new trading cards.

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CS Pools Cleared for Use

Updated: 09/07/2006 - A pair of College Station pools now have a clean bill of health. Tests run on the waters at Adamson Lagoon and Thomas Park show no sign of a microorganism that forced the pools to close.

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CS Fills Economic Development Spot

Updated: 09/08/2006 - One of the top positions at the city of College Station has been filled. David Gwin has been selected to take over as director of economic development.

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New (Old) Tax Rate Discussed in Bryan

Updated: 09/08/2006 - As part of a special meeting Thursday afternoon, Bryan's city council heard from citizens on the proposed tax rate. The rate itself is actually the same as last year's -- just over 63 cents.

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A&M's Marketing Video Ready

Updated: 09/07/2006 - The cornerstone of Texas A&M University's nearly $1 million dollar marketing campaign is ready for its debut. Students will be shown the new promotional video after president Robert Gates' state of the university address Friday.

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Robbers On The Loose

Updated: 09/07/2006 - Police are on the hunt for two men who robbed the Cricket Wireless store in Bryan. They are asking for the community's help to track the pair down.

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Local Teacher Wins National "Unsung Heroes" Award

Posted: 09/07/2006 - Dawn Galloway, a life-skills teacher at A&M Consolidated High School, was honored Thursday for her hard work. At a check presentation, ING U.S. Financial Services honored Galloway through the ING Unsung Heroes Awards Program.

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TI Racing to Develop Chips for Cell Phone TV Recorders

Posted: 09/07/2006 - Texas Instruments will show off its technology that enables cell phones to record TV shows. The Dallas-based chip maker will go up against Qualcomm in a market that analysts say holds huge potential. TI says it will demonstrate its recording and picture-within-picture technology at a trade show this week in Amsterdam.

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Nuclear Courier Accused of Selling Restricted Items

Posted: 09/07/2006 - A former nuclear materials courier with top clearance is accused of obtaining restricted items and selling them over the Internet. Prosecutors say 41-year-old Joe Allen Sizemore of Amarillo has been indicted on charges of wire fraud, theft of government property and possession of unregistered firearms.

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Man Sentenced for FEMA Fraud

Posted: 09/07/2006 - A Dallas man must serve ten and a-half years in prison over a scheme to recruit the homeless to act as hurricane evacuees and get benefits. A federal judge sentenced 33-year-old Kenneth Reven McClain to ten and a-half years in prison.

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Feds Hope to Amend Law to Preserve Lay Conviction

Posted: 09/07/2006 - The Justice Department hopes Congress will pass legislation to prevent the criminal record of late Enron founder Kenneth Lay from being wiped clean. Prosecutors in Houston Wednesday asked a judge to hold off on ruling on a request by lawyers for Lay's estate to erase his convictions and dismiss the indictment.

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Pool Tests Still Out

Updated: 09/07/2006 - A back-log at a lab in Austin meant test results on a pair of College Station pools did not come back Wednesday as expected. Officials now hope their pools will get a clean bill of health Thursday.

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Will Bryan Manage to Select Finalist?

Posted: 09/06/2006 - Could a city manager selection be on the horizon in Bryan? That's the question on the minds of many residents, and one that could be answered Thursday.

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Preliminary Plans Unveiled for Bryan Development

Updated: 09/07/2006 - An Indianapolis-based construction firm brought its plans for a big project to Brazos County Commissioners. Wednesday, officials heard that major retail development is in the works for 60 acres in Bryan.

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Students Impact Census Bureau Survey of College Station

Updated: 09/07/2006 - According to the Census Bureau's annual snapshot of America, College Station ranks as having one of the highest poverty ratings for small to mid-size cities in the United States. The ranking is based on questionnaires mailed out in 2005.

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Aggies To Help Improve Trinity River

Updated: 10/28/2006 - Thanks to Governor Rick Perry, and a group of Aggies, the Trinity River Basin will be getting some VIP treatment. Wednesday, Gov. Perry announced more than 500 thousand dollars will be made available to the Environmental Restoration Project for the Trinity River Basin.

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Top Rankings for TAMU

Updated: 10/28/2006 - The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine has joined five other state universities on a tops list in a business magazine. Hispanic Business magazine named the school in the top ten medical schools for hispanics.

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Bush Acknowledges Secret CIA Prisons

Updated: 09/06/2006 - President Bush on Wednesday acknowledged the existence of previously secret CIA prisons around the world and said 14 high-value terrorism suspects — including the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks — have been transferred from the system to Guantanamo Bay for trials.

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Texas AARP Asks the Governor for Help

Posted: 09/06/2006 - Texans are being urged to ask Governor Rick Perry to restore funding to a program designed to help low-income customers pay their electric bills. The Texas wing of a retirement group -- AARP -- has announced the hot line -- 1-888-633-3650.

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