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Ellington Field

Posted: 09/13/2006 - Supporters of Ellington Field say a plan to retire 17 fighter jets there would jeopardize the defense of the Houston Ship Channel and area petrochemical plants. The Defense Department's Base Realignment and Closure Commission has recommended that the Air National Guard jets be retired from the Houston airport to help cut expenses.

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Cosmic Construction Zone

Posted: 09/13/2006 - Atlantis astronauts Dan Burbank and Steve MacLean are expected to venture outside the shuttle Wednesday. Two of their colleagues ventured outside the shuttle Tuesday and started hooking up a 45-foot addition to the international space station. That's the first since construction was put on hold following the Columbia disaster in 2003.

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USDA Expects a Drop in Cotton Crop

Posted: 09/13/2006 - Blame it on the lingering drought. The dry spell is a big reason behind the US Department of Agriculture predicting a 35 percent drop in Texas cotton production, compared to last year.

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Fire Forces A&M Building's Evacuation

Updated: 10/28/2006 - A building at Texas A&M was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after it caught fire. It happened at Kleberg Animal and Food Sciences Center around 4:45 p.m.

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Police Search for Shooting Suspects

Updated: 09/12/2006 - A pair of suspected car-jackers, last seen in the Huntsville area, remained on the loose Tuesday night. Authorities say the suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.

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Rudder's Rangers Recruit with Mock Assault

Updated: 10/28/2006 - One of the most recognizable groups in Texas A&M's Corps is Rudder's Rangers. Cadets with the desire to learn infantry tactics sign up with the group. But Tuesday afternoon, the Rangers used one of their loudest and most intense displays to recruit new cadets.

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Reagan Touts Adoption to Aggieland Crowd

Updated: 09/12/2006 - One of the nation's "First Sons" made a plea for people to adopt, just as he was adopted years ago. Talk show host and author Michael Reagan, the son of Ronald Reagan, was the keynote speaker for Aggieland Pregnancy Outreach's fundraiser Tuesday evening.

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CS Residents Concerned About Overgrown Creek

Updated: 09/12/2006 - Some College Station neighbors are concerned that a creek in their backyard is a breeding ground for West Nile mosquitoes. They say the city hasn't done its part to maintain the creek and the problem is only getting worse.

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Brazos County Commissioners Approve Budget and Tax Rate

Updated: 09/12/2006 - Brazos County Commissioners have approved this year's budget, but it didn't come without a few disapproving remarks. County Judge Randy Sims voted against the budget, which is roughly 5 percent higher than last year's, because of several amendments approved Tuesday morning.

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Former Bryan Firefighter, Aggie, Killed in Afghanistan

Updated: 10/28/2006 - She started her educational career at Texas A&M and then moved on to the Bryan Fire department for her professional career. Many in the Brazos Valley still remember Sgt. 1st Class Merideth Howard for her work ethic.

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CS Woman Recognized in Business

Updated: 09/12/2006 - A College Station woman is tops in the country when it comes to business. Lina Lawson of College Station has been selected as one of the 2007 Top Ten Business Women of ABWA.

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National Preparedness Week Declared for Brazos County

Posted: 09/12/2006 - Brazos County Commissioners have declared the week of September 10-16 as National Preparedness Week. The declaration coincides with the fifth anniversary of September 11, 2001. The Texas Cooperative Extension proposed the declaration because they say the organization recognizes a great deal has changed since 9/11, and residents are more aware of the devastation caused by unexpected disasters.

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Longer Life in Border Counties

Posted: 09/12/2006 - Residents of three overwhelmingly Hispanic counties along the Texas-Mexico border enjoy some of the longest life spans in the state. Hidalgo and Cameron counties ranked first and second when it comes to Texas residents and life expectancy, living an average of 80-point-two and 80-point-one years, respectively.

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Are Americans More Religious Than Previously Thought?

Posted: 09/12/2006 - A Baylor University study finds that more Americans are active in religious groups than previously thought. The study released Monday also found that most traditional Christians reject the label "evangelical" and prefer to describe themselves as "Bible-believing" or "born again."

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High School Dropouts Face Steeper Costs in US

Posted: 09/12/2006 - Americans pay the highest price for dropping out of school compared to other dropouts around the world. Adults who don't finish high school in the United States earn 65 percent of what people who have high school degrees make. No other country has such a significant income gap.

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Feds to Investigate South Texas Youth Prison

Posted: 09/12/2006 - Federal investigators plan Tuesday to visit a South Texas youth prison as part of an ongoing probe into possible civil rights violations. The federal investigation comes as the state Senate Criminal Justice Committee conducts its own investigation into confirmed reports of inmate abuse at Evins.

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4 Killed Outside U.S. Embassy in Syria

Updated: 09/12/2006 - Islamic militants attempted to storm the U.S. Embassy in Damascus on Tuesday using automatic rifles, hand grenades and at least one van rigged with explosives, the government said. Four people were killed in the brazen attack, including three of the assailants.

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Controversy Again for Bonfire

Updated: 09/11/2006 - The Aggie Student Bonfire date is approaching. But even though students are planning the event, county officials say it isn't going to happen.

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Prostitution Sting Nets Six

Posted: 09/11/2006 - Six men were arrested this weekend in Bryan's fifth prostitution sting of the year. The operation targeted men, who were soliciting undercover female officers, posing as prostitutes, according to Bryan police.

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Doing a Good Deed

Updated: 09/11/2006 - Some local cub scouts are doing a good deed in response to the September 11th tragedy. September 12 will forever be known as Good Deed Day in the City of Bryan.

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Students Helping the Homeless

Updated: 09/11/2006 - Bryan Independent School District is lending a helping hand to the Twin City Mission, following a devastating fire.

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Caldwell High School Students Remember 9/11

Updated: 09/11/2006 - They couldn't drive or vote, but they were old enough to understand something bad had happened. Caldwell High School students were only in middle school on September 11, 2001, but they remember exactly where they were.

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60 Years of Longhorn Memorabilia Sold at Auction

Posted: 09/11/2006 - A picture of the 1963 championship football team was among more than 100 Longhorn memorabilia items auctioned Sunday in Austin. The Rooster Andrews Tribute Auction featured memorabilia collected by sporting goods salesman Rooster Andrews over the past 60 years.

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Perry Gets Unexpected GOP Heat

Posted: 09/11/2006 - Governor Rick Perry faces an unprecedented challenge from three well-known opponents. Now, the Republican incumbent's bid for a second full four-year term is drawing some flak from those who should be among his strongest supporters -- staunch GOP conservatives.

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Remembering the Lost, Honoring the Dead

Updated: 09/11/2006 - At the sad tolling of bells and a rabbi's hopeful reading, President Bush and a sea of firefighters and police officers silently bowed their heads Monday to mark the moments five years ago when terrorists pierced the nation's defenses.

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