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Falling Gas Prices

Posted: 09/25/2006 - US retail gas prices dropped nearly 24 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, according to a national survey. It's the third consecutive decline since a mid-August peak.

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East Texas Remembers Rita

Posted: 09/25/2006 - Petrochemical interests started to bring together the communities of Southeast Texas and West Louisiana early last year. Hurricane Rita cemented that connection.

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Prison Term Debated for Teen

Posted: 09/25/2006 - Some youth advocates are criticizing the possibility that a 16-year-old girl could get a 40-year sentence for smuggling cocaine. The El Paso girl faces trial next month. She was arrested on a charge of trying to smuggle nearly 50 pounds of cocaine across the Mexican border into El Paso.

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Trial Begins in Deadly Rita Bus Fire

Updated: 09/25/2006 - Trial begins Monday in McAllen for a bus company over a fire that killed 23 nursing home residents who were fleeing Hurricane Rita. The head of Global Limo is accused -- in federal court -- of conspiring to falsify driver time records and failing to inspect buses to ensure their safety.

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Three Hurt in Madisonville Accident

Updated: 09/25/2006 - Three people were injured Sunday night after a two-car accident in Madisonville. It happened at the intersection of State Highways 21 and 75 near downtown. Authorities say one driver pulled in front of another and was broadsided.

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Two Wounded in Bryan Mobile Home Park Shooting

Updated: 09/25/2006 - Bryan Police are investigating a shooting early Sunday morning at a mobile home park. Police say an argument broke out at a party at the Greenbriar Mobile Home Park in the 1100 block of Turkey Creek.

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Bryan Council to Hear Senior Property Tax Freeze Proposal

Updated: 09/25/2006 - Bryan City Council meets Tuesday. And one thing on the agenda is the discussion of a property tax freeze for the elderly and the disabled. Bryan Mayor Ernie Wentrcek is scheduled to make the presentation during council's workshop session Tuesday afternoon.

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Highway 6 Improvement Action

Updated: 09/25/2006 - Mangled metal, emergencies crews, and devastated lives are becoming all too common on Highway 6. A non-fatal accident Saturday on Highway 6 came only hours after Brazos Valley officials met to discuss the cause of so many accidents. All of them agree that one of the biggest problems is speed.

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Missing North Texas Toddler Found Safe

Posted: 09/24/2006 - ALVARADO, Texas (AP) - A two-year-old boy has been found about a mile from his home Sunday -- nearly three days after he was reported missing. Authorities say a helicopter pilot doing his final search sweep of the day spotted Kevin Brown drinking water from a stock tank.

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Texas, Louisiana Mark One Year Rita Anniversary

Posted: 09/24/2006 - LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Hundreds marked the anniversary of Hurricane Rita Sunday with a church service in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco said it's been "the longest year of our lives."

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House Fire Leaves Family Homeless

Updated: 09/24/2006 - A pair of Edge residents have been displaced after a house fire. It happened just before 6pm Saturday evening on Jack Manning Road in the north Brazos County community. A lightning strike is believed to be the cause.

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More Chaos: Hwy 6 Shut Down After Accident

Updated: 09/24/2006 - Déjà vu on Highway 6. Just eight days after four people died in South Brazos County, another major accident on Highway 6 stopped traffic. The accident happened early Saturday afternoon about three miles north of FM 2154.

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Young Girl Has Big Heart, "Locks of Love" To Give

Updated: 09/24/2006 - A young girl, with a big heart gladly made a unique donation to some needy young patients. 7-year-old Kaylee Ramos first heard about Locks of Love during the summer of 2004, and decided then that she wanted to donate her hair to children suffering long-term medical hair loss.

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A&M's Mrs. Gates Honored at Ceremony

Updated: 09/24/2006 - Texas A&M's Children's Center was renamed for Becky Gates Saturday morning. The center received a major endowment by Arthur and Dorothy McFerrin, Jr., and also a generous grant from the Rashal Foundation.

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Gas Prices Fall for 7th Week

Posted: 09/23/2006 - Gas prices continue to fall across Texas for a seventh week running. The AAA Texas gas price survey released Friday finds the retail price of regular, self-serve gasoline averaging $2.33 per gallon statewide -- 12 cents less than a week ago.

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Osama Dead? Reports Conflicting on Terror Leader

Posted: 09/23/2006 - French President Jacques Chirac says a report that Osama bin Laden may be dead is "in no way whatsoever confirmed." A French newspaper has printed what it says is a copy of a confidential document from the French foreign intelligence service DGSE.

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Nye Center Dedicated for Student Athletes

Updated: 10/28/2006 - The Alice and Erle Nye Academic Center has been dedicated on the campus of Texas A&M. In all, there are 29 tutoring rooms, a 50-station computer center, and the facility is large enough for all 600 athletes to use at the same time.

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More Signage Likely in Hwy 6 Construction Zone

Updated: 09/24/2006 - It was September 15's fatal accident that prompted a meeting Friday morning. The Texas Deparment of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety, along with State Senator Steve Ogden and others met to discuss steps they could take in the wake of the wreck.

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Most Wanted Jailed, Bail $1 Million

Updated: 09/24/2006 - Larry Brown, one of Bryan Police Departments most wanted men, is behind bars tonight. A judge set his bail at one million dollars.

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A&M Regents Select New TTI Director

Updated: 10/28/2006 - Dr. Dennis L. Christiansen, deputy director of the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) since 1993, was named the sole finalist for the position of director of TTI Friday in a unanimous vote by the Board of Regents of the Texas A&M University System.

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FBI Investigating Cold Case in Grimes County

Updated: 09/24/2006 - FBI and Grimes County officials aren't saying much about an on-going investigation. Thursday, authorities acted on a tip, but found nothing in the Roans Prairie area after an extensive search.

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Observance of Rosh Hashanah

Updated: 09/24/2006 - At sunset Friday, Jews across the nation will gather to celebrate one of their most important religious holidays, Rosh Hashanah. For those of the Jewish faith, Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the year 5767. According to Rabbi Peter Tarlow, the emphasis of the holiday is not on the change of year, but on the change of the person.

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Former Brazos County Employee Headed to Jail

Updated: 09/24/2006 - Queen Walker, a former Brazos County employee, will spend 120 days behind bars. Friday she paid $100,000 as part of her punishment. Walker was found guilty in May for embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the district attorney's office.

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Bryan High Graduate Remembered

Posted: 09/22/2006 - Friends and family have said goodbye to 18-year-old Bryson Thompson. His funeral service was held Friday at New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Bryan. Thompson was a 2006 Bryan High graduate. He was currently attending Prairie View A&M University majoring in English.

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Children's Allergies on the Rise

Updated: 09/24/2006 - Children's allergies are increasing worldwide, and doctors are scrambling to find causes and treatments for the growing problem. Experts say the very young are most affected. "Allergies are usually runny noses and the kid can be fussy and congested," Andrew de Jong, a Brazos Valley Pediatric EMT said. "Just depending on the age, the symptoms can vary."

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