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18-Wheeler Hits Overpass

Updated: 11/28/2006 - Traffic was slowed for several hours on Highway 290 in Washington County Monday morning after an 18-wheeler crashed into a support beam of an overpass. According to the Department of Public Safety, a passenger car cut off the semi at the SH 36 exit around 9 a.m.

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Cyber Monday

Updated: 11/27/2006 - The holiday shopping rush which kicked off with "Black Friday" continued on Monday. After braving the crowds on "Black Friday", many shoppers are ready to sit back and make their purchases via the internet.

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Easterwood Runway Upgrades Underway

Updated: 11/27/2006 - Runway upgrade work started early Monday morning at Easterwood Airport. The project is being funded by a $2.7 million Federal Aviation Administration grant.

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Madisonville Group Calls for Police Chief's Resignation

Updated: 11/27/2006 - The citizens group calling for change in the methods of Madisonville's police department are now calling for the resignation of its leader. The calls for the step-down of Chief George Sweetin come after comments he made to News 3.

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Good Mental Health

Posted: 11/27/2006 - 'Fess up -- have you ever called in sick when you're feeling fine? If so, you're in good company. A new survey by CareerBuilder-dot-com finds nearly one-third of us have done just that in the last year.

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Fuel Spill Slows Traffic in College Station

Updated: 11/27/2006 - A slippery situation was quickly taken care of in College Station Monday morning. Just before 9 a.m., an 18-wheeler traveling south on Highway 6 was struck by a piece of metal. The debris hit the vehicle's gas tank, spewing diesel onto the highway.

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In Need of a Good Home

Posted: 11/27/2006 - Two ten-year-old quarter horses used as ceremonial mounts in the Army's First Cavalry Division at Fort Hood are now looking for good homes. They are heading into retirement.

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Sexual Predator Statute Used by State for First Time on Killer

Posted: 11/27/2006 - The state's first convicted murderer to be tried under an obscure law designed to identify dangerous sexual predators will face strict treatment guidelines after his release from prison next year. Wesley Wayne Miller is nearing the end of a 25-year prison sentence. The 44-year-old was convicted for the 1982 murder of 18-year-old Retha Stratton. She was stabbed 38 times after refusing his sexual advances.

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Bryan Council to Consider 29th Street Widening, Tax Freeze

Updated: 11/27/2006 - A major construction project is among the items on the agenda when Bryan City Council meets this week.Council members will consider awarding a $2.3 million dollar contract for the widening project on 29th Street.

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Bryan ISD Hosts Attendance Zone Meeting

Updated: 11/27/2006 - The Bryan Independent School District is asking for public opinion on the proposed attendance zones for BISD. Trustees are hosting the hearing Monday at 6 p.m. to allow you to see and comment on proposed attendance zones.

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College Station Hosts City Cemetery Feedback Meeting

Updated: 11/27/2006 - The city of College Station is holding a public hearing Monday night. The meeting is to allow for public feedback on a proposed city cemetery that includes an Aggie Field of Honor for former students, faculty, and friends of Texas A&M University.

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Blinn Student Dead After Pair of Unrelated Accidents

Updated: 11/26/2006 - A Brazos County man is dead after a one-vehicle accident Sunday morning near Wixon Valley. Authorities say 18-year-old David Plagens was headed eastbound on Highway 21 in the westbound lane about four o'clock Sunday morning when he hit a bridge cement barrier.

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Convicted Killer Faces Intense Scrutiny Upon Release

Posted: 11/26/2006 - HOUSTON (AP) - The state's first convicted murderer to be tried under an obscure law designed to identify dangerous sexual predators will face strict treatment guidelines after his release from prison next year. Wesley Wayne Miller is nearing the end of a 25-year prison sentence. Miller was convicted for the 1982 murder of 18-year-old Retha Stratton.

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One Final Game

Updated: 11/27/2006 - It's been par for the course for nearly 20 years. Almost two decades, several owners, a few additions to the course, and a couple of name changes later, the miniature golf course which is currently known as Brazos Valley Golf and Games, will close its doors.

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Brazos County Boy Revived After Near-Drowning

Updated: 11/26/2006 - It was a close call Saturday for a Brazos County family enjoying the extended Thanksgiving weekend. It happened in the 11000 block of Gold Nugget just off Texas 30. A two-year-old boy playing with other children accidentally slipped into a pond and disappeared under the water.

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Border Watch Group Criticized for Use of Funds

Posted: 11/25/2006 - HOUSTON (AP) - Questions are being raised about how an Arizona civilian border group is spending its money. That's because the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps spent $1,000 of the $54,000 collected from registration fees collected for background checks.

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Apartment Fire Forces Mother to Make Decision

Posted: 11/25/2006 - HOUSTON (AP) - A mother responding to shouts from firefighters dropped her two-month-old and two-year-old daughters to safety from a second-story window during an apartment fire. The fire Friday night left the children with first and second-degree burns, and the mother had cuts and bruises after she jumped from the window, officials said.

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Texas Legislators File Get-Tough Bills on Immigration

Posted: 11/25/2006 - AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas lawmakers are poised to pounce on illegal immigrants when the next session starts in January. They're filing a slew of get-tough bills -- including one designed to challenge the automatic citizenship of babies born in the United States.

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Blackshear's 27th Reunion

Updated: 11/26/2006 - Instead of family ties, it was school ties that had people gathering in Hearne on Saturday. This Thanksgiving marked the 27th year that members of the Blackshear Alumni Association and their descendants reunited.

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Brazos Valley Residents Hit The Stores

Updated: 11/25/2006 - Swarms of eager shoppers staked out stores overnight and showed up at parking lots in the wee hours of the morning. Brazos Valley stores were ready for Black Friday and they too got an early jump to the holiday shopping season.

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Fans Revel in Aggies' Austin Win

Updated: 11/25/2006 - Aggies across the Brazos Valley were glued to the screen Friday afternoon watching the Lonestar Showdown game, including at one local establishment where Aggies also prevailed in number of fans.

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Black Friday

Posted: 11/24/2006 - Black Friday started on Thursday for some retailers, including a few big ones who offered consumers Thanksgiving Day hours to get a jump on the holiday shopping season. BJ's Wholesale Club, Wal-Mart Supercenters and Comp-USA opened their doors Thanksgiving Day.

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Police Say Hand-washing Dispute Led to Stabbing

Posted: 11/24/2006 - Police say an assailant stabbed a man in a Fort Worth bar parking lot because he apparently grew angry that one of the man's friends didn't wash his hands in the bathroom. Twenty-seven-year-old Eric Jennings Kisiah was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Man Convicted in Somerville Deaths Protests Judge's Rule

Updated: 11/25/2006 - A former death-row inmate awaiting retrial on a capital murder charge is challenging the judge's gag order in the case. Defense lawyers for Anthony Graves say the order prevents him from receiving a fair trial.

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Drunk Driving Panel: Healing and Helping (Pt. 2)

Posted: 11/24/2006 - Unless you've had a brush with the law over alcohol, there's a good chance you've never heard of the Drunk Driving Impact Panel. But this powerful program is changing perceptions and lives.

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