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Sheehan Arrested Outside Bush's Ranch

Posted: 12/29/2006 - Authorities say peace activist Cindy Sheehan and four other protesters were arrested Thursday for blocking a road near President Bush's ranch. Their protest briefly delaying state troopers who were to serve in escort motorcades for government officials meeting with Bush. An eyewitness says Sheehan and the others lay or sat in the road about two minutes and didn't heed requests to move.

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Looking to the Eyes to Find Missing Children

Posted: 12/29/2006 - Galveston County is joining a national project to keep track of children by recording unique characteristics of their irises. Biometric Intelligence and Identification is working to build a national database of children's eye scans and identification info. The project is working with other missing peoples organizations.

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One Dies in I-45 Accident

Posted: 12/29/2006 - An 18-wheeler accident in Walker County backed up traffic for hours. Another 18-wheeler accident in that traffic killed one person.

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Bears Maul Ags In Holiday Bowl

Updated: 12/29/2006 - Marshawn Lynch ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns and the 20th-ranked California Golden Bears rode a strong defense in beating number-21 Texas A&M 45-to-10 in the Holiday Bowl.

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Burnt Cow Patties New Source Of Energy

Updated: 12/28/2006 - Most people already know that cow manure makes a great fertilizer for lawns and crops. Now it's being used to produce energy.

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Bush Library Mourns the Loss of President Ford

Updated: 12/28/2006 - The George Bush Presidential Library is honoring the life of former President Gerald Ford. In memory of Ford a memorial has been set up in the museum rotunda. The public is invited to write their condolences on a large scroll, that will be sent to the Ford family.

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Blue Bell Celebrates 100 Years

Updated: 12/28/2006 - The so-called official ice cream of Texas is celebrating its 100th year of creating smiles. In 2007 Blue Bell Creameries hits the century mark, and in celebration of the milestone the company is taking a road trip. The Blue Bell "rolling birthday party" caravan, will be making stops in 66 cities throughout 16 states where Blue Bell is sold.

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NASA Hopes to Reverse Youth Apathy

Posted: 12/28/2006 - NASA's image-makers are taking a hard look at how to win over media-saturated teens and 20-somethings growing up on YouTube and Google and largely indifferent to manned space flight. Recent surveys show young Americans have high levels of apathy about NASA's new vision of sending astronauts back to the moon by 2017 and eventually on to Mars.

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FDA Poised to Approve Food from Cloned Animals

Posted: 12/28/2006 - The Food and Drug Administration plans to brief industry groups in advance of an announcement Thursday morning. The agency already has indicated it would approve cloned livestock.

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Brenham Man Stabbed

Updated: 12/28/2006 - An argument over a car accident landed a Brenham man in the hospital and a teenager in trouble. Police say the two tangled in a Wal Mart parking lot over the weekend.

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New Year Brings Higher Cigarette Prices

Updated: 12/27/2006 - Asalm Abdullah is the owner of Tobacco And More and starting January 1st he and other tobacco retailers will have to raise cigarette prices significantly. A one dollar sales tax is being tacked on to every pack of cigarettes sold in the state of Texas and in South Dakota.

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The Holiday Gift Of Blood

Updated: 12/27/2006 - A much needed holiday boost to the blood bank was delivered to at St. Joseph Regional Health Center. The health center and the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center held an impromptu blood drive on Wednesday.

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Boy Shot With BB Gun

Updated: 12/28/2006 - An 11-year-old Magnolia boy was in stable condition Wednesday after being shot in the eye with a BB gun. According to Grimes County Sheriff's officials, the boy was shot in the right eye by his 12-year-old brother on Tuesday night.

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Local Reaction to Ford's Death

Updated: 12/27/2006 - The news of Former President Gerald Ford's death has Americans remembering the 38th president and his legacy. Hundreds have already signed condolence books at the Ford Presidential Museum in Michigan that will be passed along to Ford's family. Local residents are also mourning, while sharing their memories of the former president.

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Texas Supreme Court to Tackle Religious Freedom Law

Posted: 12/27/2006 - When a pastor set up a rehab program for prison parolees across the street from his church, the Coastal Bend city of Sinton stepped in to stop it. Now, the Texas Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether a zoning ordinance that shuttered the Grace Christian Fellowship's program violated the state Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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Lost Luggage Found in Trash Bin

Posted: 12/27/2006 - Authorities are trying to figure out how dozens of pieces of luggage belonging to air travelers ended up in a trash bin behind a Houston pet store. FBI special agent Rolando Munoz says 68 pieces of luggage from various international flights were discovered yesterday.

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Pipeline Rupture Causes Offshore Oil Spill

Posted: 12/27/2006 - Dive crews will inspect a ruptured pipeline today to determine the extent of damage after a 42-thousand-gallon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A spill occurred this weekend about 30 miles southeast of Galveston after a rupture in a medium crude oil pipeline.

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Former President Gerald Ford Dies

Updated: 12/27/2006 - Gerald R. Ford, who picked up the pieces of Richard Nixon's scandal-shattered White House as the 38th and only unelected president in America's history, has died, his wife, Betty, said Tuesday. He was 93.

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Fire Scorches Huntsville Lumber Yard

Updated: 12/27/2006 - It was bad, but could've been worse. That's how the owner of a Huntsville sawmill and lumber company describes a fire that swept through his business.

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The Christmas Trees Gives More

Posted: 12/26/2006 - Your Christmas Tree has already given out lot of gifts and now it can keep on giving. Bryan and College Station will be hosting a tree recycling event.

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Bryan Business Robbed

Updated: 12/27/2006 - Bryan police are looking for a man who robbed a business Tuesday after attacking an employee. According to police, a black man was waiting outside Rentway, Inc. on South Texas Avenue just before 11 a.m.

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Hitting The Sales The Day After Christmas

Updated: 12/26/2006 - Christmas may be over, but the hunt for holiday bargains continues. Shoppers flocked to stores Tuesday, looking for deep discounts.

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Holiday Blood Drive

Updated: 02/05/2007 - Enormous need and generous hearts has St. Joseph Regional Health Center scheduling a blood drive for Wednesday, December 27. You can sign up online here.

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Saddam's Noose Tightens

Posted: 12/26/2006 - Iraq's highest court says Saddam Hussein's death sentence has to be carried out sometime in the next 30 days. Saddam was condemned to death after his first trial for the 1982 killings of nearly 150 people in a Shiite Muslim town.

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Home for Christmas

Updated: 12/26/2006 - Last Christmas, Donnie Manry would have never imagined that he would spend this Christmas in a wheelchair, or that a little mosquito could change his life in such a big way.

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