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Wal-Mart Shakes Up Prescription Drug Prices

Updated: 11/30/2006 - With a slogans such as, "Always Low Prices, Always," Wal-Mart is trying to stick true to its word. The corporate giant has launched a $4 generic drug program across the nation.

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Gag Order Remains in Anthony Graves Case

Updated: 11/30/2006 - A gag order will remain in the case of a former death-row inmate awaiting retrial. Thursday, defense lawyers for Anthony Graves asked a Burleson County judge to lift the order issued in September, prohibiting prosecutors and defense attorneys from commenting on the case.

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Gates Continues His Rounds on Capitol Hill

Updated: 11/30/2006 - It's closing in on crunch time for Texas A&M President Robert Gates as his confirmation hearings in Washington approach. The nominee for Secretary of Defense made the rounds on Capitol Hill Thursday afternoon.

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Deliberations Continue in Trucker Retrial

Posted: 11/30/2006 - A federal jury will try again Thursday to decide the case of a trucker accused in a Texas smuggling run that left 19 people dead. It's day-four of deliberations in the Tyrone Williams case in Houston. He's charged over the May 2003 suffocation deaths of 19 illegal immigrants who were among about 70 people transported in a closed, sweltering truck trailer.

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Cameron County Approves a Tent for Prisoners

Posted: 11/30/2006 - Cameron County has approved placing a tent at the county jail to accommodate overcrowding. Sheriff Omar Lucio says the tent at the Carrizalez-Rucker Detention Center in Olmito is mainly a precaution to avoid future overcrowding, which could be exacerbated by an increase in arrests during the holidays.

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Houston Mayor Calls for Taser Study

Posted: 11/30/2006 - Houston Mayor Bill White has called for an independent study of the city police department's use of Tasers, two weeks after officers zapped a pro football player with the weapon. White says the city should "promptly" select an outside group to conduct the study, which would examine data accumulated since the department adopted Tasers for widespread use two years ago.

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Property Tax Deadline is Thursday

Updated: 11/30/2006 - If you plan to split up your property taxes into two payments, the first one is due Thursday. Brazos County offers a half-and-half plan for taxpayers, with the first installment due by November 30, and the second due on June 30.

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The Heat is On: Tips for Starting Your Heater

Updated: 11/29/2006 - Here are a few tips courtesy of one local heating expert as the Brazos Valley prepares for the arrival of winter weather. It may be the first time people turn their heaters on in quite some time, so there are some things to be aware of when turning up the heat.

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A Trip Back To Camp Hearne

Updated: 11/30/2006 - A special meeting took place Wednesday morning in Hearne. During that meeting, Carl Bruns, a former German Prisoner, met Bobby Sullivan, a former prison guard.

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Milam Man Missing Without A Trace

Updated: 11/30/2006 - After walking out of his parents' home Friday night, no one has seen or heard from Wade Whited. Wade's father, James, says he thought his son was heading to the family vegetable stand when he left the house Friday night.

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A&M Regents Prepare for Meetings

Posted: 11/29/2006 - The Texas A&M System Board of Regents are getting ready for two days of meetings. Thursday, the board will meet behind closed doors on the main A&M campus. Then on Friday, Regents will discuss their agenda from Prairie View A&M.

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Aggie Football Headed for Holiday Bowl

Updated: 12/11/2006 - The Texas Aggie football team is headed to San Diego to take on California in the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl on December 28.

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Despite Predictions, Hurricane Season Below Average

Updated: 11/30/2006 - The hurricane season officially comes to an end Thursday. The season turned out to be much more tranquil than originally thought, despite predictions for an eventful 2006.

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Bats Infest College Station Business

Updated: 11/29/2006 - Halloween may have come and gone, but the bats have stuck around. One Brazos Valley business has been bombarded with the furry creatures. Taekwondo USA, off of Harvey Road in College Station, has closed its doors for now because of the infestation.

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OPAS Gala to Feature Blood, Sweat & Tears

Updated: 11/30/2006 - Blood, Sweat & Tears, along with Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, will provide the entertainment for the next OPAS Gala, the annual fund-raiser for the OPAS Guild. The announcement was made Wednesday at a reception at the Vice President for Student Affairs' home at Texas A&M University.

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From the Corps XV: Karthik Venkatraj

Updated: 05/04/2007 - Karthik Venkatraj has a mother who is a doctor at The Med, and a father who is a professor at Texas A&M. He thought about being a doctor, but events where he was born and raised pointed him towards serving his country. For now, Venkatraj serves as a cadet.

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Tax Freeze on Bryan's Front Burner

Posted: 11/28/2006 - The push for a seniors' tax freeze is still alive in Bryan. By a 3-2 vote Monday, the Bryan City Council approved drafting an ordinance to lock in the property tax rate for taxes senior citizens and disabled residents.

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Madisonville Group Calls for Police Chief Change

Updated: 11/29/2006 - As expected the Concerned Citizens of Madisonville group made its biggest demand yet Tuesday night, calling for the resignation of Police Chief George Sweetin after comments he made two weeks ago.

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Spring Shooting Arrest

Updated: 03/11/2013 - One man is behind bars in Montgomery County, accused of shooting a fellow party-goer after an argument.

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A Double Dose of Protection

Updated: 11/28/2006 - Since 1995 children have been required to get one vaccination for chicken pox. Most kids receive the vaccine when they're between 12 and 18 months.

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CS To Host a Half Marathon

Posted: 11/28/2006 - If you are a marathon runner and look to Houston or Austin for races, look no further. The first ever Armadillo Dash was announced Tuesday at Boston's Pizza in College Station.

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Offer Made to Ease Road Woes

Posted: 11/28/2006 - For many people buying a new home is a dream come true. But for some residents of Hunter's Creek subdivision that dream has turned into a huge headache.

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Male Birth Control in the Works

Posted: 11/28/2006 - Women usually carry most of the responsibility for preventing an unwanted pregnancy, but scientists at Kings College in London are trying to make birth control more equal. If it works, the birth control would not hinder sexual satisfaction. It could be taken two hours before intercourse and it would wear off in 24 hours.

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Washington County Boy Pleads True to Indecency with a Child

Posted: 11/28/2006 - A 13 year old Washington County boy has pleaded true to several counts of aggravated sexual assault and indecency with a child. The boy was charged in September with six counts each, after allegations surfaced that he sexually assaulted young children between the ages of 5 and 9 at a Chappell Hill mobile home park.

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Officials Not Required to Disclose Value of Monetary Gifts

Posted: 11/28/2006 - The Texas Ethics Commission has ruled state officials don't have to report the value of monetary gifts they receive from political donors. Texas law requires officials to file personal financial disclosure statements, including a description of gifts they get in excess of 250 dollars.

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