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Fastow Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

Posted: 09/27/2006 - During his sentencing, Andrew Fastow was far from the confident man who devised schemes to hide Enron's precarious finances and enrich himself. Instead, the former chief financial officer was remorseful. Through tears, Fastow said Tuesday he was ashamed of the harm he had caused.

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Local Law Enforcers Discuss Tourism Security

Posted: 09/26/2006 - Bryan Police joined fellow area law enforcers in one of a series of meetings on tourism security. Rabbi Peter Tarlow, an expert in travel and tourism, has been meeting officials from Bryan and College Station PD's and the Brazos County Sheriff's office.

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Homeland Security Money to Fund A&M Program

Updated: 10/28/2006 - Twenty-two million dollars is on the way to a Texas A&M System program for training state authorities. The US Homeland Security Appropriations Bill includes those funds for the system's National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center.

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Bryan Council Makes Justice Center Cutbacks

Posted: 09/26/2006 - The Bryan city council made some choices to cut back on the cost of their justice center. It was just last month that the council voted to approve the low bid on the project, which came in well over budget.

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Big Game Means Big Bucks for Sam Houston

Updated: 09/26/2006 - The Sam Houston State football team will have their hands full this weekend when they take on the Texas Longhorns in Austin. While the outcome of the game isn't certain, one thing is: SHSU will make more than a quarter of a million dollars to play the game.

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Looks Matter

Updated: 09/26/2006 - Moms reassure their kids during their awkward teenage years by telling them looks don't matter. A number of people would more than likely agree, but research says good looks can offer advantages.

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Times Spotlights Twin Cities

Posted: 09/26/2006 - Bryan/College Station was recently mentioned in the New York Times for its unique charm. The article featured the top things to do in the twin cities in 36 hours or less.

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Bryan City Council Discusses Tax Freeze

Updated: 09/26/2006 - Bryan's city council has elected to take action on a possible property tax freeze. If passed, the ordinance would freeze property taxes on homes owned by Bryan senior citizens and the disabled. The item is tentatively scheduled for discussion at a council meeting during the second week of October.

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Brazos County Burn Ban Lifted

Posted: 09/26/2006 - Brazos County commissioners have lifted the burn ban. Commissioners made the decision Tuesday morning, citing substantial recent rains. However, the county is still close to drought levels, and residents are asked to take precautions while burning.

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Two New Human West Nile Cases Confirmed

Updated: 09/26/2006 - More human cases of West Nile have been confirmed in Brazos County. The health department said Tuesday that two new cases were positively identified by state tests.

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Possible Vote on Border Fence this Week

Posted: 09/26/2006 - Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist set up a possible vote for late this week on a proposal to build a fence along part of the US-Mexico border. Frist made the procedural move late Monday despite shaky support among some senators within his own party.

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Teen Facing Deportation gets Green Card

Posted: 09/26/2006 - A teenager who begged not to be deported to China because human smugglers would kill him over a debt has been granted permanent residency in the United States. He has been fighting for asylum since his arrival in 2003. He says he's not wanted by his father because he is the family's second-born.

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Andrew Fastow to be Sentenced Today

Updated: 09/26/2006 - Former Enron chief financial officer Andrew Fastow learns his fate Tuesday for his role in the energy giant's collapse. A federal judge in Houston is expected to sentence Fastow to ten years in prison, which is what Fastow agreed to when he pleaded guilty in 2004. The judge cannot increase Fastow's sentence but he can reduce it.

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Arrests Made in Montgomery County Attacks

Posted: 09/25/2006 - Seven suspects are in custody in Montgomery County in connection with last month's brutal rape and robbery of a pair of Spring women. The accused range in age from 17 to 21 and may have gang affiliations.

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High Tech Emergency Care

Updated: 02/05/2007 - A one of a kind, technologically advanced ambulance is now in service at St. Joseph hospital. Part of the brains behind the smart ambulance goes to a group of tech savvy Aggie Engineers.

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Meeting On Possible Tax Freeze For Bryan Residents

Updated: 09/25/2006 - The Bryan City Council will meet Tuesday and will likely discuss a property tax freeze for the elderly and the disabled. Bryan resident Perry Slagle is leading the movement to get Bryan to freeze property tax rates. An effort similar to one he led in 2004 to get Brazos County to put the proposal on a ballot. That initiative passed with 70% of the vote.

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Palestine Man on Trial for Rape

Updated: 09/26/2006 - Jury selection started Monday in the trial of a Palestine man accused of raping a woman at a party. 23-year-old Elton Yarbrough, was awaiting trial on a sexual assault charge when he was arrested.

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Tuition On The Rise Three Years After Deregulation

Updated: 09/25/2006 - Nearly 40 percent, that's how much tuition and fees at state-supported universities have gone up, on average, since deregulation three years ago. In 2003 the Texas legislature gave college governing boards the authority to set their own tuition rates.

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Falling Gas Prices

Posted: 09/25/2006 - US retail gas prices dropped nearly 24 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, according to a national survey. It's the third consecutive decline since a mid-August peak.

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East Texas Remembers Rita

Posted: 09/25/2006 - Petrochemical interests started to bring together the communities of Southeast Texas and West Louisiana early last year. Hurricane Rita cemented that connection.

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Prison Term Debated for Teen

Posted: 09/25/2006 - Some youth advocates are criticizing the possibility that a 16-year-old girl could get a 40-year sentence for smuggling cocaine. The El Paso girl faces trial next month. She was arrested on a charge of trying to smuggle nearly 50 pounds of cocaine across the Mexican border into El Paso.

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Trial Begins in Deadly Rita Bus Fire

Updated: 09/25/2006 - Trial begins Monday in McAllen for a bus company over a fire that killed 23 nursing home residents who were fleeing Hurricane Rita. The head of Global Limo is accused -- in federal court -- of conspiring to falsify driver time records and failing to inspect buses to ensure their safety.

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Three Hurt in Madisonville Accident

Updated: 09/25/2006 - Three people were injured Sunday night after a two-car accident in Madisonville. It happened at the intersection of State Highways 21 and 75 near downtown. Authorities say one driver pulled in front of another and was broadsided.

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Two Wounded in Bryan Mobile Home Park Shooting

Updated: 09/25/2006 - Bryan Police are investigating a shooting early Sunday morning at a mobile home park. Police say an argument broke out at a party at the Greenbriar Mobile Home Park in the 1100 block of Turkey Creek.

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Bryan Council to Hear Senior Property Tax Freeze Proposal

Updated: 09/25/2006 - Bryan City Council meets Tuesday. And one thing on the agenda is the discussion of a property tax freeze for the elderly and the disabled. Bryan Mayor Ernie Wentrcek is scheduled to make the presentation during council's workshop session Tuesday afternoon.

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