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Emergency Response Vehicle Visits Brazos Valley

Updated: 02/05/2007 - Since 2001, whenever a natural disaster occurs, the Emergency Communications Response Vehicle or ECRV is always close by.The first prototype for the vehicle was used in the aftermath of 911, since then eight other vehicles have been created to aid in disaster response.

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Students Get A Lesson In Pizza

Updated: 10/04/2006 - Area students got a lesson in agriculture production courtesy of "pizza slices" during Monday's Brazos County Pizza Ranch at Texas A&M University. The Ag Extension Office sponsors the program which uses the making of a pizza as a way to teach students about the importance of agriculture.

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Local Company to Lay Off Workers

Updated: 10/04/2006 - The Agency Management Services office in College Station is laying off more than 60 workers as the company relocates some of its operations to Washington State.

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Edwards Offers Negative Campaign Truce; Taylor Declines

Updated: 10/05/2006 - In an interview with News 3, Democratic Congressman Chet Edwards made an offer to Republican candidate Van Taylor to end the negative political ad campaigning. The Taylor campaign has chosen not to, comparing Edwards to "a school yard bully."

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Fog Plays Role in Crash

Posted: 10/04/2006 - Wednesday morning's heavy fog likely played a factor in a chain reaction accident, according to the Department of Public Safety. The accident happened just after 6 a.m. at Highway 6 and FM 2154.

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Rabid Bat At SHSU

Posted: 10/04/2006 - An unwelcome intruder at Sam Houston State University in September, turned out to be infected with rabies. A bat flew into the Bearkat Village Apartments on September 28.

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Power Outage Cause Still Unknown

Updated: 10/04/2006 - It's the largest power outage in three years. An estimated 86,000 homes and businesses lost power Tuesday night. The source of the widespread power outage has been traced to the Texas Municipal Power Agency power plant at Gibbons Creek in Grimes County.

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The High Cost of College Station Housing

Posted: 10/04/2006 - Housing costs in the US are straining budgets according to a national study, and College Station made the list. The Census Bureau says Americans are spending more of their paychecks on housing.

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Brazos County Burn Ban

Posted: 10/04/2006 - Brazos County commissioners have decided not to enforce a burn ban. Residents are still urged to use precaution when burning materials outdoors.

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Court of Inquiry Tab

Updated: 10/04/2006 - The bill has been tabulated for the Judge Rick Davis court of inquiry request of Shane Phelps. Tuesday, Brazos County received the final bill of $53,621.15.

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Fatal Accident in Burleson County

Posted: 10/04/2006 - One person is dead following an 18-wheeler accident in Lyons. Department of Public Safety officials say the driver lost control on south Highway 36, struck a car and then went through two buildings Tuesday.

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Fallen BPD Officer to be Remembered

Updated: 10/04/2006 - Services have been set for the Bryan Police officer who died Monday evening. Visitation for Jim Do will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at Hillier Funeral Home.

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Massive Power Outage Affects Thousands

Updated: 10/03/2006 - A massive power outage left thousands of Brazos Valley residents in the dark Tuesday night. The source of the wide-spread power outage has been traced to the Texas Municipal Power Agency (TMPA) Gibbons Creek Generation Station in Carlos which is connected to the ERCOT grid.

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Drought Aid Available

Updated: 10/03/2006 - Summer temperatures continue to hang on in the Brazos Valley and rain is still in short supply. To help livestock producers cope with this years dry season, the government has issued about 16 million dollars in grants.

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Hot Holiday Toys Already Hot Sellers

Posted: 10/03/2006 - Even before the frost is on the pumpkin, the hot holiday toys are flying off the shelves. And major toy sellers like Wal-Mart and Toys R Us say it's an encouraging economic sign when shoppers peel off big bucks to get their hands on the expected must-have gifts.

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Perry Announces Agreement with Wind Developers

Posted: 10/03/2006 - Governor Rick Perry says Texas will ensure construction of power transmission lines in exchange for a ten (b) billion dollar investment from wind energy developers. If the development comes to fruition, the state would gain about ten-thousand megawatts of power supplied by wind. That's enough to light up about two-point-three (m) million homes.

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School Shooting Death Toll Rises

Posted: 10/03/2006 - Tuesday brought more bad news to a peaceful Amish community already rocked to its core by the execution-style shootings of eleven girls in a one-room schoolhouse Monday in Lancaster County, Pa.

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Houston Police to Change Immigration Policy

Posted: 10/03/2006 - The Houston police will begin asking all arrested suspects whether they're citizens. Anyone without identification will be fingerprinted and their criminal histories checked in a national database.

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Some Schools Reject Incentive Grants

Posted: 10/03/2006 - A handful of Texas schools are rejecting a merit-pay program. The schools are turning down thousands of dollars in state money intended to reward teachers for high test scores in low-income areas.

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Police Officer Dies Unexpectedly

Updated: 10/03/2006 - The city of Bryan and its police department are in shock after the sudden death of one of its own. Jim Do, 34, died while off-duty late Monday afternoon.

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Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Updated: 10/02/2006 - October is breast cancer awareness month. To mark that, and to help spread awareness, ice legend and breast cancer survivor Peggy Fleming spoke to a packed crowd at the Hilton Monday morning. Her visit was part of the 4th annual Surviving and Thriving Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon.

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Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

Updated: 10/02/2006 - Each October, in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Month, fallen fire heroes are honored. Those fire fighters from across Texas, who died in the line of duty, were honored Monday in College Station.College Station Fire Department hosted the event at Fire Station 2. The service was a tribute to eight Texas firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2005.

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Is Heat to Blame?

Updated: 10/02/2006 - Statistics show 12 football players die nationwide every year. Three players have died in Houston within the last couple of weeks, and the Brazos Valley has had its share of scares. Friday a Hempstead football player collapsed during the game because of exhaustion, and last month Austin Westlake's Matt Nadar was revived during an A&M Consolidated football game.

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CS Police Investigate Burglary

Posted: 10/02/2006 - College Station police are looking for two men they believe are responsible for a morning burglary. According to authorities, around 9:30 a.m. Monday two black men broke into an apartment in the 400 block of University Oaks Boulevard and demanded money from the resident.

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Police: Amish Students Shot 'Execution Style'

Updated: 10/02/2006 - A 32-year-old truck driver barged into a one-room schoolhouse Monday in Pennsylvania, brandished an automatic handgun and ordered students to line up next to the blackboard, a state police official said.

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