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Gas Prices A Mixed Bag

Updated: 11/10/2006 - The weekly AAA-Texas gas price survey released Friday shows the price of regular, self-serve gasoline averaged $2.08 per gallon in Texas, down a penny from last week. The average price rose in three Texas metro areas and fell in eight others.

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Perry Asking Feds for Drought Assistance

Posted: 11/10/2006 - Some ten counties could get aid to offset the consequences of severe drought conditions that have lasted more than a year. Governor Rick Perry asked the federal government for disaster relief assistance for Angelina, Falls, Freestone, Goliad, Limestone, Midland, Refugio, Shackelford, Shelby and Trinity counties.

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Cotton Crop Down, but Still Good

Posted: 11/10/2006 - The lingering drought will cause the cotton harvest in Texas to drop by 32 percent. But farmers in the nation's leading cotton-producing state are hardly panicking.

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Switch Leaves Texans in Minority in Senate

Posted: 11/10/2006 - Despite the Democratic takeover of the Senate and the House, Texas' Republican senators confidently say that the state will still get the federal money it needs. The switch will occur when Congress convenes a new session next year.

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A Trip For Pizza

Posted: 11/09/2006 - Some local kids were lucky enough to take a field trip to a pizza restaurant. Kindergarten students from Kemp Elementary took a trip to Boston's Pizza.

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Bryan Murder Suspect Extradited from Mexico

Updated: 11/10/2006 - The long arm of the law reached all the way to Mexico to bring home a Bryan murder suspect. A three year extradition process ended Wednesday when Bryan police took custody of Juan Delira Martinez as he stepped off a plane at a Houston airport.

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Guilty Plea In Cattle Fraud Scheme

Updated: 11/10/2006 - A Bryan woman pleads guilty in federal court to charges stemming from a fraudulent cattle sale operation. Lisa Smith admitted guilt on 26 charges.

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New On The Bench

Updated: 11/09/2006 - Tuesday's elections resulted in changes across the nation and right here at home. And no where is the change more noticeable than with Brazos County's justices of the peace.

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Aggies Support Gates

Posted: 11/09/2006 - A day after Texas A&M President Robert Gates was selected by President Bush to head up the Department of Defense, Aggie students have taken on a homework assignment to show him their gratitude.

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Plagiarism Plagues Former A&M Adminstrator

Updated: 11/10/2006 - A former Texas A&M University official, and current chancellor of Southern Illinois University, will be reassigned.Walter Wendler faced allegations of plagiarism, when similarities between the Texas A&M Vision 2020 program, and the long term plan for Southern Illinois surfaced.

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Ed Bradley Dead at 65

Updated: 11/09/2006 - Veteran 60 Minutes correspondent Ed Bradley died Thursday at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan of complications from leukemia.

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Texas Avenue Fatal Accident

Updated: 11/09/2006 - Parts of Texas Avenue were closed Thursday following an afternoon fatal accident.The accident happened in the 4800 block of Texas Avenue, just south of Highway 6.

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BISD Teacher Arrested on Sex Charges

Updated: 11/09/2006 - A Bryan I.S.D. teacher was arrested Wednesday, accused of having sexual relations with a student. Bruce Unger, 27, has been charged with two counts of indecency with a child.

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Families Called to Identify Victims of Smuggling Attempt

Posted: 11/09/2006 - Prosecutors will have to call family members from out of the country to identify the 19 illegal immigrants who died in a tractor-trailer during a smuggling attempt. That's because the truck driver on trial for their deaths has refused to enter an agreement acknowledging the victims' identities and that they were in the country illegally.

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Carjacker Executed Over 1992 Slaying

Posted: 11/09/2006 - Convicted killer Willie Shannon has been executed over the 1992 carjack-slaying of a Lubbock man. Shannon Wednesday night spoke directly to the widow, two children and brother of his victim -- Benjamin Garza -- and acknowledged that he "took a father."

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Perry Declines to Commit to Full Term

Posted: 11/09/2006 - Savoring his re-election victory, Republican Governor Rick Perry is pledging to work with lawmakers from both political parties as he pushes to secure the border, create jobs and improve schools. And although he said he's proud to be governor, he wouldn't commit Wednesday to completing the four-year term he just won.

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Transcript of Oval Office Speech Announcing Gates

Posted: 11/09/2006 - President Bush announced his intention to nominate A&M's Robert Gates to serve as Secretary of Defense. The President and Secretary Rumsfeld agreed that at this time in the conflict the Pentagon would benefit from a fresh perspective.

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A&M Officials React to Their President's Nomination

Updated: 11/09/2006 - On the campus of Texas A&M, there have been a lot of surprised faces. And the faculty and staff of Texas A&M certainly weren't immune to the suddenness of the announcement that Robert Gates is leaving for Washington.

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Rally For Unity

Updated: 11/08/2006 - Members of the Texas A&M student body gathered with one voice and one mind to declare racism is not welcomed anywhere on campus. A&M student Tyler Wellborn came to show his support for the rally.

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"Prize Patrol" Visits Bryan Schools

Posted: 11/08/2006 - Teachers in Bryan Schools were awarded over thirty-five thousand dollars in grants Wednesday morning. The Bryan ISD Education Foundation awarded fifteen grants and made twelve surprise visits to campuses.

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Power Shift in House

Updated: 11/08/2006 - A day after the American people went to polls, signs of change in Washington are already underway. The most noticeable difference is the Democratic party re-capturing the House for the first time since 1994.

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Gates Receives Praise From Powerful Peers

Updated: 11/09/2006 - There is reaction from campus, state lawmakers and Washington regarding A&M President Robert Gates being picked to head the Department of Defense.

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Gates Releases Statement on DoD Nomination

Posted: 11/08/2006 - Texas A&M President Robert Gates has released a statement following his nomination to become the new Secretary of Defense. Donald Rumsfeld resigned his position Wednesday.

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Rumsfeld Resigns, A&M's Gates Nominated to Head DoD

Updated: 11/09/2006 - Donald Rumsfeld has resigned as Defense Secretary, and Texas A&M President Robert Gates has been nominated by President Bush to replace him. Gates is the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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