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History Lesson in Hearne

Posted: 10/07/2006 - Texas and U.S. history can now be found in Hearne in one spot. The city of Hearne dedicated Camp Hearne on Saturday.

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Court-TV To Honor Officer Do

Posted: 10/06/2006 - A nationally televised police reality show set to air this weekend will be dedicated to the memory of a Bryan police officer. Court TV will honor the late officer Jim Do during an episode of "SWAT USA."

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Mystery Millionaire

Posted: 10/06/2006 - A big jackpot winner is on the loose and the Texas Lotto Commission is trying to track 'em down. One of the two winning tickets for the 2.1 million dollar, Texas Two Step, drawing on Monday was sold in Bryan.

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Student Assault Investigation

Posted: 10/06/2006 - Bryan police are investigating a sexual assault report involving more than one student from Sam Rayburn Middle School. The district will only say that police are investigating an "incident."

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No Flu Shot Shortage

Posted: 10/06/2006 - You may not be able to tell by the weather, but flu season is just weeks away. A lot of people choose to get a flu shot. However, in the past, vaccines have often been hard to find.

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Aircraft Carrier to be Named for Bush 41

Updated: 10/07/2006 - The Navy is set to honor one of its heroic pilots, one that went on to become leader of the free world. The latest aircraft carrier in the US fleet will be dedicated Saturday to Former President George Bush.

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Bryan Police Officer Laid to Rest

Updated: 10/06/2006 - The City of Bryan and its police force said good-bye Friday to one of their own. Bryan police officer Jim Do was laid to rest Friday afternoon. Do passed out while running on Monday. A preliminary autopsy report showed heart disease as the cause of death.

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Shelter Search for Director Continues

Posted: 10/06/2006 - The Brazos Animal Shelter is just a few weeks away from naming a permanent director, but also has had to replace their interim. Carolyn Berrow stepped down from her post after two-and-a-half months as the interim.

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Former Presidents Receive Liberty Medal

Posted: 10/06/2006 - Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton received the 2006 Liberty Medal in Philadelphia. The two put politics aside Thursday to help raise more than one (b) billion dollars for disaster relief efforts.

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Weekend KBTX Programming Notes

Updated: 10/06/2006 - CBS has cleared KBTX to re-broadcast the episode of "NCIS" that did not air Tuesday because of the widespread power failure. The episode will air Friday evening at approximately 1:10 a.m. following the "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson."

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Families Criticize CHIP Renewal Process

Posted: 10/06/2006 - Texas needs to ensure it helps parents track renewal applications to the state's low-cost health insurance program for children. The state also needs to improve the way a private contractor handles incomplete files for CHIP enrollment. That's according to a study by a children's health-policy institute at the University of Florida.

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Border Cameras

Posted: 10/06/2006 - Governor Rick Perry has touted his plan to let anyone with Internet access report crime along the Texas-Mexico border by watching surveillance camera feeds. But three months later, the virtual border watch program is still not online.

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Researchers Say Texas Inflates Graduation Rates

Posted: 10/06/2006 - Researchers say Texas is in the middle of a graduation crisis, with one out of three students failing to finish high school. The study says the problem is worse than people thought because Texas grossly inflates its high school graduation numbers. But, state officials are standing by those numbers.

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Creek Drained to Keep West Nile Out

Posted: 10/05/2006 - A somewhat controversial creek in south College Station is getting a mini face lift. Early in September, we told you about a group of condo owners who were worried the creek behind their complex on Longmire was a West Nile breeding ground.

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Fewer Family Doctors Being Seen

Posted: 10/05/2006 - Many people grew up with a family doctor. But the number of medical students choosing family medicine is on the decline. So why are physicians in training are steering clear of this time-honored specialty?

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Councilman's Son Indicted Again

Posted: 10/05/2006 - The son of a Bryan city councilman will have to answer new charges about a familiar subject. Joe Marin III was indicted Thursday for evading arrest stemming from a July 26 chase.

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Helicopters Set to Check BTU Power Lines

Posted: 10/05/2006 - In order to check all the BTU power lines, helicopters will be flying low Friday and Saturday morning. The survey choppers will start about 8 a.m. and fly until dinnertime.

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Vigil Held for Domestic Violence Victims

Posted: 10/05/2006 - Area residents took time out to remember victims of domestic violence. The 11th annual candlelight vigil was put on by the Brazos Valley Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

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Local Officials Hope 55 Saves Lives

Posted: 10/05/2006 - Drivers be warned -- a dangerous road has some new rules. Thursday afternoon, local officials unveiled the changes, most notably, a 55 mile-per-hour speed limit from FM 159 to the Navasota River.

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Racers Rally At Lake Bryan

Updated: 10/05/2006 - More than 1,000 cyclists are expected to participate in this year's BTU Power Pedal Races. In addition to blazing some of the most challenging trails in the Brazos Valley, racers will also have a chance to compete for several prizes.

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Businesses Scrambling After Power Outage

Updated: 10/05/2006 - The restoration of power to roughly 86,000 customers Tuesday night did not leave everyone completely satisfied. For many area residents the outage not only knocked out power, but damaged appliances and left some in the heat. Now, area businesses are scrambling to make repairs.

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$20 Million to Celebrate

Posted: 10/05/2006 - Congress has set aside 20 (m) million-dollars for the "commemoration of success" in Iraq and Afghanistan. The money is in this year's defense spending bill. It was also included in last year's budget but went unspent as violence in Iraq and Afghanistan surged.

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Side Air Bags and Safety

Posted: 10/05/2006 - A study by the insurance industry finds that driver deaths in side-impact collisions dropped by more than half in SUV's equipped with head-protecting side air bags. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety estimates that side air bags could save the lives of about two-thousand drivers a year if every vehicle on the road had them.

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Lyons Accident Under Investigation

Posted: 10/05/2006 - The name of the driver killed in Tuesday's 18-wheeler accident in Lyons has been released. The Department of Public Safety says Joe Smith, 28, of Gainsville was delivering milk when he lost control of his vehicle.

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