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Southwest Spies Opportunities in Merger

Posted: 11/21/2006 - Southwest Airlines sees US Airways' eight-billion dollar hostile merger bid for Delta Air Lines as an opportunity for the Dallas-based airline to make inroads on the East Coast. Spokeswoman Edna Ruano says Southwest founder and board chairman Herb Kelleher has called the CEOs of both airlines to express interest in any assets that might become available.

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Local Organizations Give Thanks to Agriculture Industry

Posted: 11/21/2006 - Thanksgiving came early Tuesday morning for local residents involved in the agriculture industry. The Taste of the Brazos Membership Breakfast was held at the Brazos Center for those who grow, produce, and sell agricultural products to the Brazos Valley.

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Closing Arguments Set for Trucker Retrial

Posted: 11/21/2006 - Both sides have rested in the Houston retrial of a trucker accused in the nation's deadliest human smuggling attempt. The federal jury has the rest of the holiday week off in the Tyrone Williams case. He did not testify.

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Death Row Woman Gets Execution Date

Posted: 11/21/2006 - A Pflugerville-area woman condemned over the 1994 slaying of a boy she was babysitting faces execution April 18th. A judge in Austin set the execution date for 49-year-old Cathy Lynn Henderson. The body of three-month-old Brandon Baugh was found in a wine cooler carton and buried in a field outside Temple.

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Congresswoman Talks Diversity with Aggies

Updated: 11/21/2006 - The ripple effects from a racist video posted on You Tube weeks ago continues. Monday Aggie students invited Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee to talk diversity with both the administration and the student body.

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Traffic Cameras Get Tentative Approval

Updated: 11/21/2006 - Cameras to catch red light runners got the green light from the College Station city council. After hearing a presentation on the proposal during Monday's workshop, the council directed staff to move forward with preparing an ordinance.

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Suspicious Powder Found At Waco Federal Courthouse

Updated: 11/20/2006 - The Federal Courthouse in downtown Waco was quarantined after a suspicious powder was discovered Monday, but authorities say the substance was not a chemical or biological toxin. Two employees and two firefighters exposed to the substance were hospitalized as a precaution.

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ISDs To Bring Wireless Option?

Updated: 11/20/2006 - A plan in the works by area school districts could bring a new wireless internet service to the area. Bryan, College Station and Hearne ISDs will team up to either rent or sell low powered channels each of the districts own.

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Navasota Citizens Oppose Residential Treatment Center

Updated: 11/20/2006 - A controversy has been brewing in Navasota. A Residential Treatment Center operated by Gardener's Kids Center may open outside the city. The center is designed for at-risk boys. Most of the boys would have special needs, like behavioral problems and mental disorders.

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Mayor Silvia: On His Toes

Updated: 11/21/2006 - The Nutcracker, is a favorite holiday production for many. The production has danced its way in to the hearts of audiences all over, and this evening's performance was no different.

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Business Behind Bars - Part 1

Updated: 11/20/2006 - Behind the barbed wire and prison walls, some inmates at the Hamilton Unit in Bryan have found themselves in the business of business. But these inmates aren't up to no good, as a matter of fact they are trying to turn bad choices into good.

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Leon County Fatal Accident

Updated: 11/21/2006 - A Buffalo man was killed Monday in an early morning accident in Leon County. The accident happened around 6:15 a.m., less than a mile north of Jewett on Highway 79.

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Twin Cities' PDs Earn Accreditation Honors

Updated: 11/20/2006 - Representatives from Bryan PD are back from a conference in Reno, Nevada, and they've brought a major accolade. College Station PD also earned high marks.

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Aggie Student Bonfire to Burn Tuesday

Updated: 11/20/2006 - Maroon and white will shine from afar Tuesday evening, when students light Aggie Student Bonfire. The bonfire will burn at 7 p.m. Tuesday just outside of Hearne in Robertson County.

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Cause Determined in Bryan Apartment Fire

Updated: 11/20/2006 - A pot of grease left on a stove inside an apartment is to blame for a fire at the Plainsman Apartments, according to Bryan fire officials. The fire broke out around 2 p.m., Friday at the Plainsman Apartment Complex.

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One Killed in Fuel Tanker Crash

Posted: 11/20/2006 - A man driving a fuel tanker was killed in a fiery wreck near downtown Dallas when his truck struck a car on the side of the freeway. The accident happened Sunday morning. Thirty-seven-year-old Charles Luckey of Garland died.

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Police Search for Suspect in Girl's Death

Posted: 11/20/2006 - Harris County authorities are looking for a man suspected of fatally shooting an 8-year-old girl and wounding her 10-year-old sister during a confrontation with the girls' father. The man suspected of shooting them, 18-year-old Nashal Leonard, is the boyfriend of the girls' 15-year-old sister.

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Gates Heads Back to Hill

Posted: 11/20/2006 - President Bush's choice to head the Pentagon goes back up to Capitol Hill today. Robert Gates may not find the going as smooth as he did Friday, when top Senate Democrat Harry Reid was among those endorsing him.

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Hoyer Wants Pelosi's Word She Won't Retaliate

Posted: 11/19/2006 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressman Steny Hoyer says he will seek assurances from incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that she won't retaliate against his supporters after he won the chamber's number-two leadership post.

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Man Dead After Accident; Cause of Death Unclear

Updated: 11/20/2006 - A Brazos County man is dead after a one-car accident in College Station. It happened about 5:30 p.m., Sunday, on Rock Prairie Road near Bird Pond road. Preliminary evidence indicates that Leroy Rodriguez, 51, lost consciousness due to a possible heart attack, and was pinned in his vehicle following the accident, according to College Station police officials.

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CS Council to Consider Red Light Cameras

Updated: 11/20/2006 - Red Light cameras could be in the future for city of College Station. City Council, in their Monday workshop, will hear a presentation on a possible red light camera system for the city.

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Church Marks Landmark Anniversary

Posted: 11/19/2006 - Voices and songs of praise have filled the walls of the First Christian Church of Bryan-College Station for 140 years now. On its anniversary the church celebrated with music, songs of thanksgiving, communion, and prayer.

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Poinsettias in Bloom

Updated: 11/19/2006 - The holiday season is in full bloom. Visitors at Ellison's Greenhouses in Brenham were treated to the spectacular sights of poinsettias, that stretched the landscape as far as the eye could see.

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College Station Honors Top Employees

Posted: 11/18/2006 - The city of College Station named their best employees at their annual awards banquet. The city took the opportunity to recognize and honor many of their city employees for their service.

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Investigation Continues in Horse Shooting

Updated: 11/20/2006 - The Brazos County Sheriff's office continues to investigate the shooting death of a miniature horse by an off-duty police officer. Sheriff Chris Kirk said Monday, they will finish presenting details to the District Attorney's office on Tuesday. It will then be up to prosecutors to determine if any charges will be filed.

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