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Stuff the Bus

Posted: 08/03/2006 - With the school year fast approaching, one group is making sure all area kids have the supplies they need. Volunteers from the Junior League of Bryan-College Station are running their Stuff the Bus campaign, in an effort to collect supplies for students who can't afford them.

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Baylor Chancellor Lone Finalist for HBU Presidency

Posted: 08/03/2006 - Baylor University Chancellor Robert Sloan is the lone finalist for the presidency of Houston Baptist University. Trustees will meet next Tuesday to vote on the recommendation. Sloan has served as Baylor chancellor since last year after serving ten years as the university's president.

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Texas A&M Receives $600,000 Teaching Grant

Posted: 08/03/2006 - Grants to help high-need districts meet No Child Left Behind Highly Qualified Teacher requirements Texas A&M University will receive a $600,000 Transition to Teaching grant to help high-need school districts recruit and retain highly qualified mid-career professionals to teach in its high-need schools.

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AG Looking for Child Support Evader in Bryan

Updated: 08/03/2006 - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Thursday asked Bryan residents to be on the lookout for Child Support Evader Marcus Snodgrass, who owes more than $87,000 for the care of three children from Harlingen.

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Governor to Assess El Paso Damage

Posted: 08/03/2006 - Governor Rick Perry is scheduled to visit El Paso later today to review recovery efforts and damage reports after massive flooding in and around the city this week. Officials say parts of western El Paso have been inundated by almost one foot of rain since the weekend.

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Texas Wildfires

Posted: 08/03/2006 - Soaring temperatures, persistent drought and gusting winds are keeping firefighters struggling to control wildfires in much of the state. The Texas Forest Service said a fire in northwest Comanche County was 90 percent contained after threatening 15 homes.

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Texas Redistricting

Posted: 08/03/2006 - The three-year-old Texas congressional redistricting fight returns to an Austin federal court today. There, all sides are scheduled to argue their cases to a three-federal-judge panel. The judges must decide how the boundaries of a huge southwest Texas congressional district should be redrawn to restore minority voting power.

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Bryan Man Continues His Neighborhood Watch

Posted: 08/03/2006 - Back in January, home surveillance footage caught a glimpse of what one man says is a regular occurrence -- vandals and thieves canvassing his Bryan neighborhood. Now, he thinks they could be back, and he wants it to stop.

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Bush Talks Immigration En Route to Crawford

Updated: 08/03/2006 - President Bush heads to Texas Thursday for a briefer-than-usual ranch vacation. On the way to the ranch, the president's stopping at the Border Patrol headquarters in Mission, Texas, to make another pitch for immigration reform.

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One-Car Rollover Injures Driver

Updated: 08/03/2006 - An accident in Burleson County has sent a Caldwell man to a hospital with serious injuries. The accident happened around 7pm Wednesday on FM 2000 northeast of Caldwell.

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A&M Dedicates Park to Explosion Victim

Updated: 10/28/2006 - It has been two years since a deadly apartment explosion rocked Texas A&M University and the local community. Lamiya Zahin, the four-year-old daughter of a graduate student, died as a result of injuries sustained during an explosion at the University Apartments.

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Child Molester Gets Jail Time

Updated: 08/02/2006 - A Bryan child molester has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. The 29-year-old man plead guilty Wednesday to a charge of sexually abusing his nine-year-old step daughter.

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Reaction to the TEA's Accountability Ratings

Updated: 08/02/2006 - The Texas Education Agency's accountability summary has some Brazos Valley schools scratching their heads. Bryan had three schools rated exemplary, but also had three schools rated academically unacceptable. While in College Station the number of exemplary schools went down.

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St. Joseph Facility to Get Much-Needed Roof Work

Posted: 08/02/2006 - If you want to know why they're smiling at the Madison St. Joseph Health Center, all you have to do is look up. The facility's roof will be fixed up soon thanks to money from Washington.

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More Brazos County West Nile Discovered

Posted: 08/02/2006 - Four more Brazos County locations have been found to have West Nile, including three spots in College Station. The Bryan street that tested positive saw a West Nile case earlier this year.

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Texas Shoppers Prepare for Tax-Free Weekend

Updated: 07/26/2011 - This year marks Texas's eighth annual weekend of savings which runs all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The sales tax holiday is expected to save Texas consumers millions in state and local taxes.

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Bryan Hopes to Narrow City Manager List Soon

Updated: 08/02/2006 - Their list of candidates for a new city manager isn't shorter, but Bryan's City Council has given orders to try and make that happen soon.

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A&M Working to Preserve Pointe du Hoc

Updated: 10/28/2006 - Texas A&M's efforts to preserve an historic battle site during World War II are well underway. On Wednesday, researchers met with Congressman Chet Edwards to update the project to preserve Pointe du Hoc in Normandy, France.

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Former Magnolia Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault

Updated: 08/02/2006 - A former teacher at Magnolia High School now faces allegations that she sexually assaulted a number of students. Lisa Minchew was arrested Wednesday morning on three counts of sexual assault of a child.

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Senate Approves More Offshore Drilling

Posted: 08/02/2006 - The Senate has voted to open more than eight (m) million acres of federal waters in the central Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas drilling. The bill now must be reconciled with much broader drilling legislation passed by the House in June. Negotiations are likely in September.

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Police Say Dallas Boy Died in a Hot Van

Posted: 08/02/2006 - A police affidavit says a four-year-old Dallas boy died July 20th after being left for hours in a hot day-care van, not at a playground as previously reported. The police now say evidence indicates Jacob Fox died after spending hours in a van outside the Dream House Learning Center in Southeastern Dallas.

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Two Die from West Nile

Posted: 08/02/2006 - Two West Nile deaths have been reported in Tarrant County as the mosquito-borne disease enters its peak summer season. One victim was in his 70s, the other in his 80s.

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El Paso Floods

Posted: 08/02/2006 - A fourth day of heavy rain in a row is in today's El Paso weather forecast. The state declared El Paso a disaster area Tuesday.

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Brenham State School Patient Found

Updated: 08/02/2006 - A resident of the Brenham State School missing since Tuesday night has been found. A maintenance worker from the school found Mary Butler around 9 a.m. Wednesday in a heavily wooded area, a half mile from the school.

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Area Neighbors Meet to Talk Crime

Posted: 08/01/2006 - Getting neighborhoods and police departments together before crime happens is the goal of National Night Out, an event that happens every August 1.

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