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Perry Wants Electricity Discount Restored

Posted: 08/11/2006 - Governor Rick Perry says the state should resume a program that provides discounts for poor electricity customers. In a letter to the Texas Public Utility Commission, Perry asks the agency to submit a budget proposal that includes the discount program.

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Arrest in CPS Slaying

Posted: 08/11/2006 - A 23-year-old Victoria man is jailed Friday over the March slaying of a Child Protective Services administrator. The Houston Chronicle reports the suspect is the son of the victim's former boyfriend.

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Cornyn Encourages No Change in Travel Plans

Posted: 08/11/2006 - US Senator John Cornyn says Americans shouldn't change their travel plans or lifestyles because of a thwarted terrorist plot. Airports across Texas have tightened security in response to word that British authorities foiled a terrorist plot involving commercial planes.

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Larsen: "Shocked, But Not Surprised"

Updated: 08/11/2006 - News 3 had a chance to speak with one of the nation's leading homeland security experts after Thursday's foiled terror plot. Randy Larsen has provided analysis for every major network in the aftermath of 9/11, and says another terror attack attempt was not unexpected.

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Shiro Woman Dies in Fire

Posted: 08/10/2006 - A kitchen fire turned deadly for an elderly Grimes County woman. Authorities say Priscella Jean Grassl died Thursday when fire consumed her home on FM 1486 south of Shiro.

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Fourth Human West Nile Case Being Tracked

Updated: 01/10/2007 - The Brazos County Health Department has confirmed they are tracking a fourth possible human case of West Nile virus. This comes as the Department of State Health Services confirmed earlier positive tests of two county residents.

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Texas A&M to Launch Marketing Campaign

Updated: 08/10/2006 - Texas A&M is paying big bucks to attract students. A nearly $1 million marketing campaign will debut this fall. The campaign will focus on the values that describe Texas A&M.

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Services Set for Teens in Fatal Wreck

Posted: 08/10/2006 - Funeral arrangements are set for two of the three local teens killed in an East Texas accident. Visitation for Elizabeth and David Pickens will be Friday evening from 5 until 9 at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in College Station.

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Highway 6 Reopens After Fatal Accident

Updated: 08/10/2006 - Parts of Highway 6, north of Calvert have been re-opened. TxDOT crews worked for several hours to repair the highway after a fatal accident involving three 18-wheelers damaged the road. At least one of the drivers died in the crash.

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Easterwood Tightens Security

Updated: 08/11/2006 - It was out with the coffee and bottled water as passengers at Easterwood Airport in College Station prepared to board flights Thursday. That's after British officials announced they thwarted a terror plot, prompting the U.S. government to ban liquids aboard flights.

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Shuttle Crew Prepares for Mission

Posted: 08/10/2006 - Shuttle Atlantis astronauts will hold a mock countdown in Florida Thursday, as they get ready for what they say will be one of the most challenging missions ever. The countdown test is part of the drill for each mission, and the installation of new solar panels on the space station by this mission is seen as seen as very complex.

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Citgo Accused of Violating Clean Air Act

Posted: 08/10/2006 - Citgo Petroleum has been indicted for allegedly violating the US Clean Air Act and Migratory Bird Treaty Act at its Corpus Christi refinery. The federal grand jury in Corpus Christi returned the ten-count indictment against Houston-based Citgo Wednesday.

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Security Tightened at Texas Airports

Posted: 08/10/2006 - All Texas air travelers should get to their airports earlier than usual Thursday. US counterterrorism officials say that Fort Worth-based American and Houston-based Continental airlines were specific targets of the plot.

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Airports on Alert

Updated: 08/10/2006 - Airline passengers around the country stood in line for hours and airport trash bins bulged with everything from mouthwash and shaving cream to maple syrup and fine wine Thursday in a security crackdown prompted by the discovery of a terror plot in Britain.

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British Police Thwart Aircraft Bomb Plot

Updated: 08/10/2006 - British authorities said Thursday they had thwarted a terrorist plot to simultaneously blow up several aircraft heading to the U.S. using explosives smuggled in carry-on luggage.

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Baseball on the Brink of Being Back in Bryan

Updated: 08/10/2006 - As we first reported Tuesday, Bryan ISD has given permission for their high school field to be used in case of scheduling conflicts if a semi-pro summer baseball league comes to Bryan. If one local business has its way, that will soon be a reality.

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Shirt Scam Hits Bryan

Posted: 08/09/2006 - Be on the lookout for a possible fraudulent t-shirt scam making its way through Bryan. Bryan ISD reported that some individuals are being solicited by phone to sponsor shirts for Jane Long Middle School students.

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Three Lives Remembered

Updated: 08/12/2006 - Devastation is the word used to describe the feeling of many community members after learning of the loss of three young siblings.

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Local Vietnam Vet Receives Purple Heart

Posted: 08/09/2006 - Back in 1966, Sergeant Nicolas Ortiz was fighting in Vietnam when he was wounded in battle. It took 40 years, but Wednesday, the humble Marine finally received one of this nation's highest honors: the Purple Heart.

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Feast Deemed A Success

Posted: 08/09/2006 - It was a record breaking year for a giant feast aimed at feeding the hungry in the Brazos Valley. Tuesday was the 13th annual "Feast of Caring" benefiting the Brazos Valley Food Bank.

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Bird Tests Positive For West Nile

Posted: 08/09/2006 - A blue jay found off Sweetwater Drive tested positive for West Nile virus. According to the Health Department the positive results came back Wednesday August 9.

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West Nile Patient Released From Hospital

Updated: 01/10/2007 - A Brazos County woman diagnosed with West Nile virus is on the road to recovery. The woman, who was being treated at The College Station Medical Center, was released Tuesday evening.

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Mumford Students Head Back to Class

Updated: 08/09/2006 - The first school bell of the year was heard Wednesday at the Mumford Independent School District. Students were greeted by familiar faces and new ones. Twenty percent of the entire student body is new.

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