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Election Day Turnout Could Break Record

Updated: 11/07/2006 - Brazos County voters wasted no time heading to the polls on Election Day. Voter Tim Owens walked out of the Brazos Center and proudly stated, "I voted for Kinky." National issues seemed to be foremost on the minds of many voters.

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District 17 Candidates Make Final Pitch

Updated: 11/07/2006 - One of the races a lot of people have their eyes on is 17th District of the US Congress. The candidates vying for the spot actually spent their Tuesdays at opposite ends of the district map.

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Racist Video Earns Stern Response from A&M

Posted: 11/07/2006 - Texas A&M's top official is denouncing a web video that portrayed Aggies as racists. The video, which appeared on the You Tube site, reportedly showed three students, one with his face painted black, and a subsequent whipping as if the student was a slave.

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Democrats Challenge Incumbents in Texas' Courts

Posted: 11/07/2006 - Voters will elect eight new judges to fill spots in the Texas Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeals. One race features a Democratic state district judge who walked across the state to challenge Supreme Court Justice Don Willett's bid for a full term.

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Friedman: "It's Really Up to Texas"

Updated: 11/07/2006 - Kinky Friedman is hoping for a long night. That would mean the independent would still be close and have a chance for victory over Republican Rick Perry, Democrat Chris Bell and independent Carole Keeton Strayhorn.

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Voting Stopped Briefly in DeLay's Former District

Posted: 11/07/2006 - Voting at one Fort Bend County poll was delayed 45 minutes thanks to a mix-up with a voting machine. Fort Bend is one of three counties where voters will decide a heated race to replace former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

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Border Security, Education on Texas Voters' Minds

Updated: 11/07/2006 - Carole Keeton Strayhorn's message of shaking Austin up resonated with Rhonda Gordon. The 50-year-old North Texas teacher says she was impressed by the independent gubernatorial candidate's education plan.

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Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Passenger

Posted: 11/07/2006 - The U.S. Coast Guard says it has suspended its search for a 42-year-old man last seen falling from the Carnival Conquest cruise ship. The search began Saturday when a passenger reported seeing a person go overboard.

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Students Accused of Plotting High School Attack

Posted: 11/07/2006 - Police say two Central Texas high school students have been charged with conspiracy to commit capital murder after authorities uncovered what they call a "violent and deadly" school attack plot. The boys attended Round Rock's McNeil High School. Their names have not been released.

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Campaign 2006: Brazos County Polling Places

Updated: 11/07/2006 - Votes cast in the Brazos Valley Tuesday will have a major impact in the regional, state and national landscapes. If you plan on voting in Brazos County, here is a list of your polling places, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Campaign 2006: Texas Senate, District 5

Updated: 11/07/2006 - The contest for Texas Senate District 5 pits a Bryan/College Station Republican against a Georgetown Democrat. Incumbent Steve Ogden is facing challenger Stephen Wyman.

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Milam County Inmate Dies Shortly After Arrest

Updated: 11/07/2006 - A bizarre death of a man in custody in Milam County is now under investigation by the Texas Rangers. Rosendo Gayton, 52, died Wednesday, November 1, at an Austin hospital after collapsing at the Milam County jail.

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A&M Mourns Loss of Noted Alum

Updated: 11/07/2006 - One of Texas A&M University's most honored alums has passed away. Bernard C. Richardson, 87, died Sunday night at his weekend home in Washington County.

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A&M Chemistry Building Evacuated

Updated: 11/07/2006 - Signs of smoke and a burning smell prompted a 9-1-1 call from the Texas A&M Chemistry Building Monday night. Everyone was evacuated about 8 p.m.

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Driven to Distraction: Eyes on the Road

Updated: 11/07/2006 - Pull up to any stoplight in Aggieland and you're bound to see drivers focusing on everything but the road. A study found that drivers who attempt to perform complex tasks while driving are three times more likely to be involved in a traffic accident.

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Deer Safety Tips

Updated: 11/07/2006 - You're driving along, when all of a sudden out of nowhere out jumps a deer, right in front of your vehicle.This was just the case for Henry Politz."It happened so quickly, my foot never came off the gas pedal. I looked down and could see deer horns, antlers, hide, fur in a flash of light," said Politz who struck a two-hundred pound ten point deer.

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Campaign 2006: The Home Stretch

Updated: 11/07/2006 - It was a rally of mega proportions Monday at Texas A&M University. That's where several Republican candidates made one of their final stops on the campaign trail. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison was the keynote speaker at the 'Get Out and Vote Rally' held at the MSC.

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CSPD Unveils New Patrol Cars

Updated: 11/07/2006 - The College Station Police department has stepped back in time. CSPD will be returning to the time-honored black and white patrol car. Monday the department unveiled the new look. The police department has had the current blue and white car design since 1997.

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School Bus Injury Reports are Up

Posted: 11/06/2006 - New national data show that school bus-related accidents send 17-thousand children to emergency rooms each year. While the numbers are higher, they represent a small fraction of the more than 23 (m) million children who travel on school buses nationwide each year.

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Texas Tells: Nettles Stirrups

Updated: 11/06/2006 - If you mention the name "Nettles" in Madisonville, the name Ronnie Nettles probably comes to mind. Nettles is a champion cutting horse rider and trainer. But these days, his horse barn is transformed into a full-scale production facility.

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Chet Edwards Signs Taken

Updated: 11/06/2006 - With just a few days left until the election, people are throwing their support behind their chosen candidate with full force.However, some College Station residents in the 1000-block of South Dexter woke up Sunday morning to find their signs supporting U.S. Representative Chet Edwards missing from their front yards.

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Girl Scouts Highest Achievement

Updated: 11/06/2006 - Eleven girls from Girl Scout Troup 1505 were honored Sunday afternoon, for earning their Gold Award.The award is the equivalent of an Eagle Scout, and was earned by the young women for working on volunteer projects with Habitat for Humanity and the Brazos Valley Animal Shelter.

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Parade Honoring Veterans

Posted: 11/05/2006 - The Bryan Rotary club hosted a parade Sunday afternoon in support of military veterans and active duty troops.The parade themed " We will never forget you" stepped off in downtown Bryan.

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Saddam Hussein Sentenced to Death by Hanging

Posted: 11/05/2006 - Saddam Hussein and his half brother were convicted and sentenced Sunday to death by hanging for war crimes in the 1982 killings of 148 people in the town of Dujail, as the visibly shaken former leader shouted "God is great!"

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