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New Museum Gets New Money

Posted: 06/16/2006 - The area's newest museum will have some extra funding from Washington. The Brazos Valley African American Museum has $75,000 written in to an appropriations bill that just passed the House committee.

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A&M's Genomics Institute Gets First Collection

Updated: 10/28/2006 - The first volume for what will be the world's biggest gene libraries is on the proverbial shelves as groundbreaking on Texas A&M's newest facility is days away.

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Old, Torn, and Tattered Flag Project

Posted: 06/16/2006 - If you're looking for a way to get rid of an old, torn, or tattered flag, local boy scouts have the answer. The project is underway in College Station to help members of the community dispose worn American and Texas flags properly. Flags can be dropped off at any of College Station's fire stations.

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Beware of Attacking Squirrel

Posted: 06/16/2006 - Squirrels--their furry, fuzzy, and eat nuts. They've starred in cartoons and maybe you've even had one as a pet. But there's one unique squirrel that's attracting attention at Texas A&M, and it's making sure everyone knows it's the ruler of it's domain.

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Making Money from the Grave

Posted: 06/16/2006 - Long after they've left this life, some celebrities still rake in the bucks. Forbes magazine says Elvis Presley, Albert Einstein, Kurt Cobain and Marilyn Monroe continue to earn enviable incomes from the grave.

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Phony Bank Robber Report in Tyler

Posted: 06/16/2006 - Tyler police are investigating a prank call that drew dozens of gun-wielding officers to a bank, causing a startled diabetic woman to seek medical attention. The officers responded to a 911 call yesterday afternoon, reporting someone was shot during a bank robbery. About 30 officers responded.

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Washington Area Snipers in Texas?

Posted: 06/16/2006 - The Washington area snipers may have been responsible for more shootings than earlier thought -- including a fatal shooting in Texas. The Washington Post, citing a person familiar with the case, reports that Lee Malvo has told investigators he and fellow sniper John Muhammad shot four other people in 2002, two of them fatally.

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More Airport Security for Houston Travelers

Posted: 06/16/2006 - Travelers at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston could encounter new high-tech security machines. The Transportation Security Administration has installed two explosives-detection machines as part of federal efforts to make airports safer.

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Conditions Keep Firefighters on High Alert

Posted: 06/16/2006 - Firefighters are bracing for a high risk of wildfires across the northern half of the state today. Gusty winds combined with dry conditions are expected.

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U.S. Bishops Approve New Mass Translation

Posted: 06/15/2006 - The nation's Roman Catholic bishops signed off Thursday on a new English translation for the Mass that would change prayers ingrained in the memories of millions of American parishioners.

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Barron Road Projects

Posted: 06/15/2006 - The future of Barron Road was the topic on everyone's tongue at a meeting in College Station. There were a variety of opinions and questions ranging from "why now?" to "why not sooner?"

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CS Extends Power Supplying Deal

Posted: 06/15/2006 - College Station will continue getting electricity from the same source for two extra years. The city signed an agreement with Ohio-based American Electric Power which adds 24 months to its current deal.

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Dead Bat Tests Negative for Rabies

Posted: 06/15/2006 - There is good news about a dead bat found at the bottom of a College Station's public pool. The bat has tested negative for rabies. At least two kids had touched the water-logged critter after it was discovered at Thomas Park.

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Fireworks Allowed in Brazos County

Posted: 06/15/2006 - There will not be a fireworks ban in Brazos County for the 4th of July. Commissioners confirmed Thursday they've missed the deadline to vote due to a mistake by a state association.

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Texas A&M Hurricane Preparations

Posted: 06/15/2006 - The devastation of last year's hurricane season came as a surprise to most. And there's no way Texas A&M could anticipate the important role it would play in housing evacuees. But, this time around, the university wants to make sure there are no surprises.

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A&M Among 29 Sites Vying for DHS Lab

Updated: 10/28/2006 - Three San Antonio-area sites and Texas A&M are among the field of candidates for a proposed federal lab for study of the nation's most dangerous disease threats.

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New Tanks Make for Bigger Messina Hof

Updated: 06/15/2006 - Six new additions to Messina Hof will make it the second largest winery in the state. State-of-the-art tanks that will store 50,000 gallons of wine were installed Thursday morning.

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Car Engine Sparked Oil Well Fire

Posted: 06/15/2006 - Fire officials believe a vehicle parked next to a pair of oil tanks sparked a fire in Brazos County Wednesday night. It took firefighters less than an hour to put out the fire in a oil tank off of FM 974 near FM 2038.

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Dads Want More Time with Kids

Posted: 06/15/2006 - Four-in-ten working dads say they'd assume the role of Mr. Mom if their spouse earned enough to support their families. A survey conduced by CareerBuilder-dot-com finds 44 percent would take a pay cut to spend more time with their kids.

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DOJ Investigation Finds County Election Faults

Updated: 06/15/2006 - Brazos County officials will be named in a lawsuit to be filed by the justice department. But the county won't have to go to court after reaching an agreement with the DOJ. The allegations surround the county's lack of bilingual election workers during the March primaries.

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Army Post Put on Notice

Posted: 06/15/2006 - Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio has received 13-hundred utility service termination notices for delinquent bill payments. Post officials blame the late payments on a $26 (M) million dollar budget shortfall this year.

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Probe Finds Airlines Owe Millions

Posted: 06/15/2006 - The security fee you pay every time you fly may not be ending up where it's supposed to go. The Homeland Security Department's inspector general has found that airlines are holding on to an estimated 14-point-five (m) million dollars every year from the fee -- money that's supposed to go to the Transportation Security Administration.

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Lawsuit Seeks to Stop Electronic Voting System

Posted: 06/15/2006 - An Austin civil rights group has filed a lawsuit claiming Travis County's electronic voting system violates state law because it doesn't produce paper ballots. The lawsuit names Secretary of State Roger Williams and Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir. It seeks to block the county from using the system in upcoming elections.

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Oil Tanks Ignite in Brazos County

Posted: 06/14/2006 - Around 7:30pm Thursday evening, firefighters responded to an oil tank fire near FM 2038 just off of FM 974, near the Cottonwood community.

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TEA Questions TAKS Scores

Updated: 06/14/2006 - The Texas Education Agency is taking its first steps to try to identify cheating on the TAKS test. The agency paid a private testing security firm over $500,000 to help find irregular testing patterns.

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