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Lightning Causes Robertson County Explosion

Posted: 05/14/2006 - Firefighters from seven Robertson County departments and three departments in other counties spent Sunday afternoon fighting a tank explosion north of Franklin. It happened on F.M. 979 about six miles north of Franklin, near F.M. 2293.

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Deadline Looms for Medicare Drug Enrollment

Posted: 05/14/2006 - WASHINGTON (AP) - A pivotal Republican is joining the congressional drive to eliminate the financial penalty for people who miss tomorrow's deadline for enrolling in the Medicare drug benefit. Connecticut Congresswoman Nancy Johnson says she has talked to enough colleagues to believe such a proposal would pass, probably in the fall, and plans to introduce legislation to waive the penalty.

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Bush to Place National Guard on Mexican Border

Posted: 05/14/2006 - WHITE HOUSE (AP) - White House officials say President Bush will call for thousands of National Guard troops to be deployed along the Mexico border in support of patrols aimed at keeping out illegal immigrants. The president is expected to speak to the nation about immigration Monday evening.

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Bryan Charter Amendments Recap

Posted: 05/14/2006 - The voters in Bryan have spoken and the City's charter will be changing. Saturday, voters approved all proposed amendments to the city charter, except for one.

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Texas Teen Dies of Rabies

Posted: 05/13/2006 - A Houston-area teen stricken with rabies died Friday afternoon. The Humble High School sophomore had been in critical condition at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston after showing symptoms last week.

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New Court Filing Focuses on Cheney

Posted: 05/13/2006 - A new court filing from the prosecutor in the CIA leak case. It says Vice President Dick Cheney made handwritten references to CIA officer Valerie Plame -- though not by name -- before her identity was publicly exposed.

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Grandmother Injured in Grimes County Wreck

Posted: 05/13/2006 - Two people were injured Saturday night after a motorcycle accident in Grimes County. Eyewitnesses say Barbara Cooper, 56, was on FM 244 near Carlos when she lost control of her motorcycle. Her granddaughter was also on the bike, but not seriously injured.

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Incumbents Berry, Bradley Unseated in B/CS

Updated: 05/14/2006 - Both of the Twin Cities saw a sitting council member beaten in Saturday's city elections. College Station's Nancy Berry and Bryan's Russell Bradley were defeated by Dave Ruesink and Mike Southerland, respectively.

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Alleged Bank Robbers Suspected in Other Holdups

Posted: 05/13/2006 - The suspects accused of robbing a College Station bank are also suspects in armed robberies in other parts of the state. It started April 15 when the State Bank branch on Wellborn Road was robbed at gunpoint.

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Local Cemetery Gets Historical Marker

Posted: 05/13/2006 - Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Bryan which dates back to 1873 is now a historical site. A Texas Historical Marker was dedicated at the cemetery Saturday.

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Aggie Grads Hear From Bush 41

Updated: 10/28/2006 - It's the annual event that brings thousands to Aggieland, and sends thousands out into the real world. College graduation is a rite of passage in a young person's life, but rarely do graduates get to hear from a former leader of the free world.

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Brenham Man Arrested for Cyber Crime

Posted: 05/12/2006 - For the second time in six months, a Brenham man is behind bars accused of soliciting a minor over the Internet.

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Med Celebrates 75 Years

Posted: 05/12/2006 - The College Station Medical Center is celebrating its 75th birthday. The health care facility has undergone lots of changes over the years.

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Medicare Deadline Monday

Posted: 05/12/2006 - There are only a few days left for seniors to sign up for the new Medicare prescription program. The sign up deadline is this Monday May 15. A poll shows that close to half of seniors surveyed aren't convinced the plan is a good one.

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Walker's Punishment Phase Could Take Place Next Month

Posted: 05/12/2006 - It could be another month before Queen Walker knows her punishment. The former Brazos County employee was found guilty Thursday of stealing thousands of dollars from the Brazos County District Attorney's office.

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Junk Gypsies

Posted: 05/12/2006 - You could call it "Texas Couture." It's a hip style that's taking the United States by storm. It's trendy, it's Texas, but the style isn't only adored in the lone star state, it's branching out. And, at the heart of the style you'll find two Texas A&M graduates that call themselves the "Junk Gypsies."

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Duo of Drug Busts in Bryan

Updated: 05/12/2006 - A Bryan man is in jail after police busted him with a lot of pot. The Tabor Road residence of Jeramy Steen, 32, was searched Friday morning as part of an on-going investigation.

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Independents for Governor

Posted: 05/12/2006 - Kinky Friedman and Carole Keeton Strayhorn have submitted signatures to put them on the ballot in November for the governor's race. The two independent candidates need 45,540 valid signatures each.

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Rita Bus Fire Victims Reach a Settlement

Posted: 05/12/2006 - Victims of a bus explosion that killed 23 nursing home patients fleeing Hurricane Rita have reached a settlement with the bus company and travel broker. Global Limo, the owner of the bus, and BusBank, which hired the bus company for the nursing home, will pay the group eleven (M) million dollars.

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Border Defense

Posted: 05/12/2006 - Defense officials say the Pentagon is looking at ways the military can help provide more security along the US border with Mexico. If such plans were approved, it would be another politically sensitive domestic role for the armed forces.

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School Reform Bill

Posted: 05/12/2006 - The Texas Senate has approved legislation that includes several education reform measures. Here's a look at some of those initiatives.

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Gas Prices Fall Again

Updated: 05/12/2006 - Retail gasoline prices eased statewide for a second week in a row. The highest and lowest prices can be found along the Texas coast.

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Noland Trial Recesses Until Monday

Posted: 05/11/2006 - The state continued presenting it's case today in the Texas Renaissance Festival murder trial. The prosecution was expected to wrap up Thursday morning, but did not finish.

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Queen Walker Found Guilty

Updated: 05/12/2006 - After four days of witness testimony, a Brazos County jury says Queen Walker is guilty of stealing thousands of dollars from the District Attorney's office. A date for the penalty phase to begin has not been set.

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Pair Involved in Motorcycle-Bike Accident OK

Posted: 05/11/2006 - Both riders involved in an auto pedestrian accident involving a motorcycle and eight-year-old on a bike are expected to be OK. The accident happened in the residential area at 1000 Eleanor Street in front of the Lincoln Center shortly before 9pm Wednesday.

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