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The American Dream

Posted: 09/19/2006 - It's never too late to become an American. A 99-year-old woman from Ecuador became a US citizen and received best wishes and flowers from Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.

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Funeral Scheduled for Navasota Student

Posted: 09/19/2006 - Funeral Arrangements have been made for an 11-year-old Navasota girl killed in a weekend car accident. Taylor Meschke's funeral will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Navasota.

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DPS Troopers in Trouble

Posted: 09/19/2006 - More than half of Bowie County's Department of Public Safety troopers have been suspended or fired over the last two weeks. A DPS spokesman confirmed suspensions, firings and trooper appeals, saying the disciplinary action resulted from an internal investigation since January

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Willie & Crew Cited for Misdemeanor Drug Possession

Posted: 09/19/2006 - Willie Nelson and several members of his band were issued misdemeanor citations for drug possession in Louisiana. The Louisiana Highway Patrol says troopers smelled a strong odor of marijuana when the driver opened the door to Nelson's band bus.

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FEMA to Offer Grants for Housing Ideas

Posted: 09/19/2006 - The feds are offering 400 (M) million dollars in grants for ideas on how to provide emergency and interim housing for hurricane victims. Competition for the grant money is open to five coastal states - Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

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Evidence Left at Hit and Run Scene

Updated: 09/18/2006 - Preliminary autopsy results released Monday confirmed that a Bryan man was killed after being struck with a vehicle on Sandy Point Road. The body of Raymond Chambers, 53, was found in a ditch across from the Juvenile Correction Center at approximately 7 a.m. Sunday.

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Classmates, Faculty Mourning the Loss of Navasota Student

Updated: 09/18/2006 - Students and Faculty at Navasota Junior High are mourning the loss of Taylor Meschke. The 11-year-old was killed in a car accident Sunday morning and Monday crisis councilors were on hand to help those grieving.

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Expo Center Costs Up for Discussion

Updated: 09/18/2006 - The cost to use the new Brazos County Expo Center could be decided Tuesday. Brazos County commissioners met Monday morning to hear recommendations from the center's new director, Tom Quarles.

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Westlake's Nader Won't Play Football Again

Updated: 09/18/2006 - Austin Westlake senior offensive lineman Matt Nader will likely never play another down of football. Nader collapsed on the sidelines during the game against A&M Consolidated Friday night forcing officials to call the game.

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Funerals Set for Local Teens Killed in Hwy 6 Accident

Updated: 09/19/2006 - Funeral arrangements have been made for three local teens killed Friday in a car accident on Highway 6. According to the Department of Public Safety, the accident happened around 3 p.m. Friday a mile north of FM 2154.

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Richards Admirers Pay Last Respects

Posted: 09/18/2006 - With a mixture of laughter and tears, but mostly laughter, former Gov. Ann Richards was remembered Monday for her deep love of Texas and her sense of fairness for all.

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Navasota Girl Killed in Accident

Posted: 09/18/2006 - An 11-year-old girl is dead after a one-vehicle accident on Highway Six this morning in Navasota. Police say the girl was riding with her parents and two siblings when their car hydroplaned and overturned in the center median north of Highway 105.

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Company Says its Organic Spinach Not to Blame

Posted: 09/18/2006 - A company linked to contaminated spinach says its organic spinach is not the source of deadly E. coli. Natural Selection Foods says federal and state health inspectors confirmed that through manufacturing codes from packages of spinach that infected patients turned over. All the codes came from non-organic spinach.

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Shuttle Getting Final Inspection for Damage

Posted: 09/18/2006 - One last inspection for Atlantis before the trip home. This is part of the post-Columbia accident routine for shuttles, as astronauts look for the kinds of cuts and tears that caused the fatal break-up in 2003.

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Memorial Service Today for Ann Richards

Updated: 09/18/2006 - A memorial service will be held Monday afternoon at the University of Texas for former Texas Governor Ann Richards. Among the scheduled speakers are Democratic Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, former San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros and syndicated columnist Liz Smith. A private burial is planned at the Texas State Cemetery.

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Kennedy Sister, Patricia Lawford Dies at 82

Posted: 09/18/2006 - Patricia Kennedy Lawford, the sister of President John F. Kennedy and wife of actor Peter Lawford, died at her New York home of complications of pneumonia on Sunday, according to a spokeswoman for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. She was 82.

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County to Consider Expo Center Fees

Updated: 09/18/2006 - How much it will cost you to use the new Brazos County Expo Center could be decided Monday. County commissioners meet Monday morning. The only item on the agenda is a discussion of proposed fees for the Expo Center.

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Officials Investigating Fatal Fairground Fight

Updated: 09/18/2006 - A fight at a Robertson County rodeo has left one dead. Robertson County authorities say the fight broke out late Saturday night at the Robertson County Fairgrounds near Hearne, off of FM 485.

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Police: Bryan Man Killed in Hit and Run

Updated: 09/18/2006 - Police believe a Bryan man found dead on the side of Sandy Point Road is a victim of a hit and run. According to Bryan police a motorist spotted the body of Raymond Chambers, 53, around 7 a.m. Sunday morning in a ditch across from the Juvenile Correction Center.

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The CW Hits the Air

Updated: 09/18/2006 - Starting Monday, September 18, there will be a new television network you can watch in the Brazos Valley. That's when the CW Network makes its debut, replacing both UPN and The WB. It may be a new network, but you can still catch your favorite shows on the CW.

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Former Consol Player Among Four Dead in Hwy 6 Crash

Posted: 09/17/2006 - An investigation is underway after a gruesome accident that shut down Highway 6 for much of the day Friday. One of the victims is former A&M Consolidated offensive lineman Ed King. Three others are confirmed dead.

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Train Fire Rolls Into College Station

Updated: 09/17/2006 - A train fire in College Station had officials working into the evening. Around 9pm Saturday, authorities got word of one car on a train coming through College Station being on fire.

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Orchestra Celebrates 25 Years

Posted: 09/16/2006 - The Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra celebrated it's 25th year of beautiful music Saturday evening. The gala event featured dinner, dancing and some history.

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Children, Parents Spend "A Day for Kids"

Updated: 09/17/2006 - Boys and Girls Club of America has started a program to bring parents and their children closer together. The national effort is called "A Day for Kids." Saturday, clubs across the country hosted free events for parents and their children.

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Crew Hits Small Oil Pipeline

Updated: 09/17/2006 - A small oil spill in south Brazos County had crews rushing to the scene. It happened around 2:30pm Saturday at Navasota Ridge Road, just south of FM 159 off Highway 6.

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