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The Price Was Right For Brenham Woman

Updated: 12/06/2006 - A Brenham woman won big, when she and some friends attended a taping of The Price is Right, in honor of her 50th birthday. Wednesday was an exciting morning in Brenham, as a group gathered around the T.V. to watch the show.

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Area Students Get New Sneaks

Posted: 12/06/2006 - Some area school kids were the lucky recipients of new sneakers Wednesday morning. Living Hope Baptist Church collected more than 700 pairs of shoes for children in need.

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Food Bank Program Helping Local Students

Updated: 12/06/2006 - It's a Brazos Valley Food Bank program designed to make sure students in need don't go hungry at home. Every Friday and during holidays students selected by their school get backpacks full of healthy and ready to eat snacks.

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Robert Gates Confirmed as Secretary of Defense

Updated: 12/07/2006 - It only took two days, but the Senate says Robert Gates is the man to head up the Department of Defense. Wednesday, the full Senate gave its overwhelming approval to Texas A&M's president.

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Women Sentenced in Babies' Deaths

Updated: 12/06/2006 - Two Bryan women won't see the inside of a prison cell after admitting to cocaine use during pregnancy. Dollie Green, 32, and Bethany Witzel, 19, received probation after pleading guilty Tuesday to possession of a controlled substance.

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Alleged Shooter Faces More Charges

Updated: 12/06/2006 - A Bryan man police said shot a woman getting gas Tuesday morning is facing additional charges. Byron Cunningham, 18, has been charged with assaulting a public servant. That's in addition to three counts of aggravated assault and one count of aggravated robbery. According to police, Cunningham acted disorderly at the Brazos County Jail.

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FEMA Appeals to Keep from Making Katrina Housing Payments

Posted: 12/06/2006 - The Bush administration is challenging a court order requiring it to make housing payments to thousands of families whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Katrina. US District Judge Richard J. Leon says confusing, often contradictory letters to hurricane victims from the Federal Emergency Management Agency didn't explain why housing funding was cut.

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Panel: Bush Iraq Policy 'Not Working'

Posted: 12/06/2006 - President Bush's policy in Iraq "is not working," a high-level commission said bluntly on Wednesday, prodding the administration to embrace diplomacy to stabilize the country and allow withdrawal of most combat troops by early 2008.

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Two Problems May Hinder Discovery Launch

Posted: 12/06/2006 - NASA engineers expect to spend most of Wednesday trying to figure out whether a couple of late-breaking glitches are a threat to Thursday night's scheduled space shuttle launch. Discovery, which is slated to take off on a mission to rewire the international space station's electrical system, experienced a brief power surge yesterday. Early tests show no damage.

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Punishment Phase Starts Today in Smuggling Deaths

Posted: 12/06/2006 - The punishment phase begins today in the trial of a truck driver convicted for taking part in the nation's deadliest human smuggling attempt. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Tyrone Williams.

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Aggie Cadet Arrested for Child Porn

Updated: 12/06/2006 - A former member of the Texas A&M corps of cadets has been arrested and charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography. Rolando Patlan, 20, surrendered to authorities Tuesday after Texas A&M University Police secured an arrest warrant.

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Hunter's Creek Public Hearing Date

Posted: 12/05/2006 - Help may soon be on the way to the residents of Hunter's Creek, whose roads are in need of some serious repair. A public hearing has been scheduled for January 16, 2007 at 10 a.m. at the Brazos County courthouse in Bryan.

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College Station Woman Relives Shooting

Updated: 12/06/2006 - College Station police say a Bryan man is behind bars after shooting a woman at a College Station gas station. Byron Cunningham, 18, was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery and three counts of aggravated assault.

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Giving Food to Families

Updated: 12/06/2006 - The Brazos Valley Food bank has been working to alleviate hunger in the Brazos Valley for more than twenty years. The food bank works with various food donors, volunteers, and hunger-relief organizations.

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Students Interested in Gates' Senate Hearing

Updated: 12/06/2006 - As Texas A&M President Robert Gates sat in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee for his confirmation hearing, some Aggies made time to get in front of the television to watch their university president.

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Friendswood Debates English as Official Language

Posted: 12/05/2006 - Friendswood officials and residents are debating a proposed amendment to the city charter that would make English the city's official language. Council member Chris Peden has proposed putting the measure to city voters on a May 12th ballot.

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Vigil Set for Sam Houston Student

Posted: 12/05/2006 - Sam Houston students will remember one of their own Wednesday evening, during a vigil held on the university campus. The service is in memory of 20-year-old Rachel Pendray, who was killed in an apparent murder-suicide Sunday night. It will take place in the Student Center Ballroom at 6 p.m.

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Truck Driver Convicted in Smuggling Deaths

Posted: 12/05/2006 - Defense attorneys for a truck driver convicted in the nation's deadliest human smuggling attempt are focused on one thing: sparing him a death sentence. The federal jury convicted Tyrone Williams of all 58 counts of conspiracy, harboring and transporting he faced. Williams ferried dozens illegal immigrants during a May 2003 smuggling attempt from South Texas to Houston.

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Bryan Man Arrested in CS Shooting

Updated: 12/05/2006 - A Bryan man was arrested Tuesday after shooting a woman at a College Station gas station, according to College Station police. It happened at the Max Express Shell station at the intersection of Rock Prairie and Wellborn Road.

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Federal Drought Relief May Not Be Likely This Year

Posted: 12/05/2006 - After a devastating year losing crops and cattle to drought or wildfires, farmers and ranchers probably won't see federal relief anytime soon. US Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison says obtaining federal drought assistance this year would be an "uphill fight" but promised to keep working for it.

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Gates Gets Thumbs Up From Senate Committee

Updated: 12/06/2006 - With unanimous approval from the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday, Texas A&M President Robert Gates is a full Senate vote away from becoming the nation's Secretary of Defense.

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Few Surprises Expected at Gates' Hearings

Posted: 12/04/2006 - All eyes will be on Texas A&M President Robert Gates Tuesday morning. The Senate Armed Services Committee will question the nominee for Secretary of Defense, though many experts say Gates is all but a lock for the job.

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Aggie Students Offer Visions for New HSC

Updated: 12/04/2006 - Now that we know Texas A&M's Health Science Center will be located in Bryan, some students are giving the public an idea of what it could look like.

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Aggie Indicted on Sex Charges

Updated: 12/04/2006 - A Texas A&M graduate student has been indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury for allegedly using the Internet to sexually proposition a teenager. Guadalupe "Wally" DeLaGarza of College Station was arrested on July 18.

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