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Deleted DeLay Files?

Updated: 11/17/2006 - New Representative Shelley Sekula-Gibbs wants Congress to investigate destruction of files in her office -- apparently by staffers of her predecessor. Tom DeLay quit Congress in June.

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Senator Proposes Smoke-free Workplace Law for Texas

Posted: 11/17/2006 - Smoking in bars, restaurants and other public places in Texas would be banned under legislation offered by a lawmaker from Houston. Senator Rodney Ellis says he'll file the proposed "Texas Smoke-Free Workplace Law." His bill would ban smoking in all public places and work sites.

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BISD Board Hears Zone Recommendations

Updated: 11/16/2006 - It's a critical time in Bryan ISD's history, as the school board prepares for the creation of two new schools. Thursday evening, members of the board heard the recommendations of a community committee on the redrawing of attendance zones.

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Rock Prairie Students Urged to Dress Warm

Updated: 11/16/2006 - Parents of Rock Prairie Elementary school students are encouraged to dress their kids for the cold Friday. Classes will be without heat for most of the day so that a broken gas meter can be repaired.

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Brazos County Murder Conviction Overturned

Updated: 11/16/2006 - A new trial has been ordered for a College Station man convicted of murder. The 10th Court of Appeals in Waco has overturned the verdict after ruling that the defendant's confession was improperly allowed into evidence.

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PETA Condemns Bryan Horse Attack

Updated: 11/16/2006 - The animal rights group PETA is calling for stiff punishment for two local college students accused killing a horse. Blinn student Kenneth Peterson, 21, and Texas A&M student Walter Williams Jr., 20, were indicted earlier this month for cruelty to animals and criminal mischief.

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Edwards' Vote: Hoyer for Majority Leader

Updated: 11/16/2006 - The Brazos Valley's representative in Congress is expressing support for the new Majority Leader. Newly-re-elected Chet Edwards (D-District 17) said he voted for Maryland's Steny Hoyer to become the leader.

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Americans Urged to Kick the Habit

Updated: 01/12/2007 - Around 173,000 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year. Nearly 85 percent of them will die from the disease within five years. For the past three decades the American Cancer Society has hosted the "Great American Smokeout."

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Madisonville Group Demands Apology From Chief

Updated: 11/16/2006 - The group protesting the practices of Madisonville's police department are now demanding an apology from its leader. On Tuesday, the city council heard demands from the Concerned Citizens of Madisonville, a group that formed complaining the department was racial profiling.

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Playstation 3 Arrival

Updated: 11/16/2006 - People all around the nation have been lining up and camping out in hopes of getting their hands on the newest Sony gaming installment, PlayStation 3.

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Pelosi Wins, Then Loses

Updated: 11/16/2006 - Democrats picked Rep. Steny Hoyer to be House majority leader on Thursday, spurning Rep. Nancy Pelosi's handpicked choice moments after unanimously backing her election as speaker when Congress convenes in January.

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Clear Channel Has Deal To Go Private

Updated: 11/16/2006 - The nation's largest radio station owner, Clear Channel Communications, says it has a deal to be sold to a group of private investors.

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College Station Water Outage

Updated: 11/16/2006 - Water service will be turned off to customers in a limited area along Harvey Rd. from Munson Avenue to Stallings Drive. beginning at approximately 2 p.m. Thursday.

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Plano Senator Pushes for Stricter Punishment

Posted: 11/16/2006 - A legislator who authored child protection measures known as "Ashley's Laws" has filed bills to toughen penalties for sexual predators of youngsters. The chief measure filed by Senator Florence Shapiro of Plano creates a new offense of continuous sexual abuse -- punishable by 25 years in prison.

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HS Students to Take More Math and Science

Posted: 11/16/2006 - The State Board of Education has given preliminary approval to new rules requiring high school students take four years of classes in both math and science. The board Wednesday approved adding a year to the current minimum requirement of three years in both subjects.

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Madison County Recount Changes Results By One

Updated: 11/16/2006 - When all the votes were counted election day, only 35 separated the two candidates for Madison County Judge. After Tuesday's recount, the end result stayed the same, but the race turned out a little tighter.

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CSPD Talks To, Hears From Citizens

Updated: 11/16/2006 - While they'll be the first to admit crime in College Station is among the lowest in the state, the department still needs citizens' help to keep it that way.

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Keeping Donations Patriotic

Posted: 11/15/2006 - When Congress passed the Patriot Act in 2001, the goal was to keep a watchful eye any and all possible activities of terrorists and, or terrorist supporters that may be within the borders of the United States. The scope of the Act places ordinary transactions of people under the watchful eye of the government.

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Local Reaction to Farmers Branch Stance

Updated: 11/16/2006 - Earlier this week, the Farmers Branch city council touched off a fire storm when it voted unanimously to make English the city's primary language, and to ban landlords from leasing to undocumented immigrants.

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Six Suffer Minor Injuries in Bus Accident

Posted: 11/15/2006 - More than half the occupants of a Bryan city bus had to be taken for medical attention after an afternoon accident involving a pickup on 29th Street.

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McTeer Will Head to NCPA After A&M

Updated: 11/16/2006 - The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) has named Bob McTeer as a Distinguished Fellow. McTeer, currently chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, will lead the NCPA's work on economic policy issues ranging from fiscal and monetary policy to tax reform.

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Bryan Residents Speak Out About Prostitution

Updated: 11/16/2006 - To some residents in Bryan, prostitution is no secret. It's been played out in their neighborhood for months. Now, people who see it everyday are speaking out about the issue and letting others know they are happy with how police are handling the problem.

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Brazos Valley Winds Gust to Year-High Speeds

Updated: 11/16/2006 - If you were outside Wednesday, chances are you've done one of the following: struggled to stay upright, chased papers or trash across the yard, or performed emergency repairs to your hair.

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