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Tinted Water Not Unclean, Says Somerville

Updated: 08/25/2006 - Faucets in Somerville are producing water with a less than desirable color. And that water may not seem clean, but city officials say the brown tint is part of the process to make the H2O A-OK.

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Morning After Pill Available Over-the-Counter

Updated: 08/24/2006 - Women can buy the morning-after pill without a prescription, the government declared Thursday, a major step that nevertheless failed to quell the politically charged debate over access to emergency contraception. The manufacturer, lawmakers and other advocates said they will press the government to let minors purchase the pills over the counter.

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Twin City Mission To Rebuild, But Not in Downtown

Updated: 08/24/2006 - Less than a week after fire destroyed the longtime home of the Twin City Mission, eyes are already on the future. The shelter announced Thursday it will not be rebuilding in downtown Bryan.

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Energy Leaders to Speak at A&M

Posted: 08/24/2006 - Key energy leaders from government, industry and academia will gather in College Station next Thursday for a one-day symposium, “The Energy Policy Act of 2005: One Year Later, a Look to the Future,” at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at Texas A&M University.

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Quadruplets Join Texas A&M Class of 2010

Updated: 08/24/2006 - It's nothing new for Texas A&M to accept siblings, but this year a set of Texas quadruplets are part of the 2010 class. Reagan, Patrick, Daniel, and Kayla Thompson of Stephenville are settled in their dorms and ready to start school.

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Border Security Drawing Attention at Governors Conference

Posted: 08/24/2006 - Governor Rick Perry today will host his counterparts from both sides of the border with Mexico in sessions that could focus on crime. The Border Governors Conference -- through Friday in Austin -- is expected to include discussions about border security.

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Former Volunteer Firefighter Charged with Setting Fire

Updated: 08/24/2006 - A former volunteer firefighter faces a charge of setting a fire in Atascoa County and is suspected of starting others over the past year. Thirty-one-year-old Jesse Rios Junior was with the Primrose Volunteer Fire Department and the Somerset department. Investigators say he called 911 to report the blaze after starting it on February 10th.

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Execution Set for Tonight

Posted: 08/24/2006 - Convicted murderer Justin Fuller says he was in the vicinity when a Tyler man was killed -- but denies firing the fatal shots. Final appeals are pending as Fuller faces execution Thursday night over the 1997 abduction, robbery and killing of 21-year-old Donald Whittington the Third.

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Judges Recommend Against Robertson County Plant

Posted: 08/24/2006 - Two administrative law judges have recommended TXU be denied a permit for its proposed Oak Grove coal-fired power plant. The facility is planned in Robertson County, near Franklin.

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A New Name For SHSU?

Updated: 08/24/2006 - Sam Houston State University could be in line for a name change. In his state of the university address Wednesday, President James Gaertner confirmed the moniker makeover is a possibility.

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Sergeant Paralyzed by West Nile Improving

Updated: 08/24/2006 - The most recognizable case of West Nile in the Brazos Valley is undoubtedly that of Bryan Police Sergeant Donnie Manry. He remains at the St. Joseph Rehab Center, but there are encouraging signs of improvement.

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Local Teenager Sentenced to 12 Years Behind Bars

Updated: 08/23/2006 - A Brazos County Jury sentenced a local teenager Wednesday to 12 years in prison for his involvement in a drive-by shooting. Frankie Lee Bell plead guilty to two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Local Elementary Teacher Honored

Updated: 08/24/2006 - A College Station elementary teacher received a top honor Wednesday. Maureen Haggerty with South Knoll Elementary was named elementary school teacher of the year for Region 6.

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Allen Academy Enforces Team Work

Posted: 08/23/2006 - Allen Academy students put their team working skills to the test Wednesday. The middle and upper-class students took part in Texas A&M University's challenge course.

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Texas A&M Revamps Kyle Field Security

Updated: 08/23/2006 - The first Aggie Football game is Saturday, September 2 against The Citadel. If you're planning on going to Kyle Field this year, you will find some changes regarding stadium security.

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Identity Theft Awareness Seminar

Posted: 08/23/2006 - Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. That's why Citibank Texas is aiming to educate the public on the financial risks involved when this crime occurs. The seminars will be held at locations in Bryan, College Station, and Caldwell.

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BP Holds off on Pelican Island Plant

Posted: 08/23/2006 - BP has shelved plans to built a liquefied natural gas facility in Pelican Island. The U.K.-based energy giant said it chose to hold off for now on the $650 million project because of economics -- not the resistance its encountered.

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Heroin Bust

Posted: 08/23/2006 - A woman from Mexico is accused of trying to smuggle half-a (M) million dollars worth of heroin into Texas -- in her girdle. Authorities noticed something didn't seem right about the clothing worn by the 51-year-old woman from Santa Catarina, Mexico.

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Toddlers Hospitalized after Eating Pills at Day Care

Posted: 08/23/2006 - Police say eleven toddlers at a day care were hospitalized Tuesday after eating over-the-counter pain medicine found in a teacher's purse. Police say the children, all about 2 years old, are expected to recover, according to Tuesday's online edition of The Dallas Morning News.

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Fourth Human WNV Case Confirmed

Updated: 08/23/2006 - The Brazos County Health Department has confirmed a fourth human case of West Nile and is awaiting tests on four other cases. The Texas Department of State Health Services laboratory confirmed the positive results August 18, according to Brazos County Health Department officials.

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Helping Evacuees Return Home

Posted: 08/23/2006 - A services center that's now open in Houston is meant to help Hurricane Katrina evacuees recover more and return to Louisiana. New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin told evacuees Tuesday that his city is troubled -- but ready to welcome them back.

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Medicare Drug Benefit Hits a Glitch

Posted: 08/23/2006 - A glitch is sure to leave many Medicare recipients confused about their prescription drug coverage but the government is assuring them that they still have coverage. Just don't cash those checks from the Social Security Administration that you may have gotten.

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