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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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Man Questioned in Death of Anchor's Aunt

Posted: 09/11/2006 - A 49-year-old man is being questioned in connection with the death of the elderly aunt of "Dateline NBC" anchor Stone Phillips. Authorities say the man led investigators Friday night to an abandoned farmhouse outside Bardwell where they found the body of 81-year-old Doris Phillips.

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Minuteman Project Plans Border-Watch Effort

Posted: 09/11/2006 - Civilian border-watchers Monday plan to begin monitoring the Texas-Mexico border for illegal immigrants. The Minuteman Project will team with its Texas affiliate and the American Border Patrol of Arizona to track suspected illegal immigrants and report them to the US Border Patrol.

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Cry for Help Foils Attempted Sexual Assault

Posted: 09/10/2006 - A College Station man is in Brazos County Jail, charged with breaking into a woman's apartment and trying to sexually assault her. It happened just before 2 a.m., Sunday, in the 100 block of Holleman Drive at Sterling University Village Apartments.

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Bryan ISD Trustees Consider Another Over-Budget School

Updated: 09/11/2006 - Bryan school trustees meet Monday night with another construction project on the agenda. Trustees will consider authorizing the district's construction manager to continue with site construction of the new Rudder High School.

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Bryan Council to Consider Budget, Tax Rate

Updated: 09/11/2006 - The tax rate and the city budget are on the agenda for Bryan City Council Tuesday night. Two public hearings are set: the first for the proposed budget, while the second will focus on the proposed tax rate.

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Church Shooting Leaves One Dead

Posted: 09/10/2006 - RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) - Police are searching for a Garland man in connection with a Sunday morning shooting in a church parking lot. Police say Alveda Edwards, 43, of Richardson, was fatally shot. Authorities say Tommy Edwards Jr., of Garland, and Alveda Edwards met in the parking lot of Greenville Avenue Church of Christ before services began to discuss their relationship.

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Traveling Post 9/11

Updated: 09/11/2006 - As the nation prepares to mark the fifth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, it is not hard to find changes that have occurred since that fateful day. Whether it's by train or plane, September 11, 2001 changed the way we live, and the way we travel.

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Celebrating Two Decades

Updated: 09/11/2006 - A long-time spiritual leader in the Brazos Valley was honored Sunday evening. Pastor Chris Osborne celebrated his 20 year anniversary at Central Baptist Church.

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Old Doors Open at New Macy's

Updated: 09/10/2006 - Just the other day it was Foley's, but now Macy's has taken over. The store held it's official grand opening Saturday morning a Post Oak Mall. Eager Brazos Valley shoppers waited in line before the store opened.

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Kolache Capital Hosts Annual Festival

Updated: 09/10/2006 - The 22nd Annual Kolache Festival has taken over Caldwell for the weekend. The festival is held to celebrate the deeply rooted Czech heritage in Burleson County.

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Fiestas Patrias Underway

Updated: 09/10/2006 - Back in the Brazos Valley, the local festival celebrating the Hispanic Culture kicked off Saturday afternoon. Fiestas Patrias cultural and educational event was held and the George Bush Presidential Library.

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