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Birth of a New Child, Life in the Twin Cities

Updated: 09/09/2005 - Eight-and-a-half months of one evacuee's pregnancy was spent in the New Orleans area. The birth of her child won't happen back in Louisiana, but a new life will begin as the family begins a new life here.

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Charities Feel Stress Serving Residents, Evacuees

Updated: 09/11/2005 - The influx of evacuees into the Brazos Valley is stretching the resources of local charities. Because of Katrina, their list of clients has grown by more than 1,000. Agencies are now faced with serving the needs of visitors and those of local residents.

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More Police For B/CS

Updated: 09/11/2005 - Growing populations and growing crime rates have local police looking to expand. Both Bryan and College Station's police departments are asking for more money to hire additional officers.

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Arts Funding Debate Reaches New Heights

Updated: 09/08/2005 - At the end of it all, the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley will receive $440,000 from the city of College Station. The three-and-a-half hours it took to reach that decision Thursday night didn't make for the smoothest of council workshops.

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KBTX Hurricane Katrina Relief Drive

Updated: 09/08/2005 - KBTX, in partnership with Clear Channel Radio, The Eagle and the United Way, is hosting a one day relief drive Friday, September 9, from 6am untill 7pm.

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Local Schools Enroll Students Displaced By Katrina

Updated: 09/09/2005 - More than 250 displaced students have enrolled in local schools. School employees are working overtime to ensure the new students are acclimated and have proper mental and academic support.

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2-1-1 Success

Updated: 09/08/2005 - United Way is pleased with the success of 2-1-1 in response to Hurricane Katrina.

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Medical Care for Evacuees

Updated: 09/09/2005 - The local medical community has been responding to the health needs of Hurricane Katrina evacuees. Doctors and nurses have been volunteering their supplies and time and caring for the sick and wounded.

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A Louisiana Wedding, Texas-Style

Updated: 09/07/2005 - Weddings happen everyday. Some are lavish, others are sparse, but all are special. But for one couple who exchanged their vows Wednesday, the ceremony carried even more significance.

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Texas Task Force One Returns

Updated: 09/08/2005 - An elite force made up of heroes from around the state returned home today after rescuing thousands stranded by Hurricane Katrina. About 130 members of Texas Task Force One returned to headquarters in College Station after a along 10 days of service.

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Local Agencies Say Communication Still Needs Work

Updated: 09/08/2005 - The Emergency Operations Center had a plan to accommodate the hundreds who eventually found a temporary home in the Brazos Valley. But the unexpected nature of this particular disaster is throwing officials for a loop. Not knowing how many evacuees would show up in the area, when, or where is still a challenge for planners.

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Housing for Senior Citizen Evacuees

Updated: 09/07/2005 - As we continue to bring you the stories of hurricane evacuees in the Brazos Valley, we want to highlight the good works of one retirement community that is providing homes for senior citizens.

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Kids Start Apartment Fire

Updated: 09/06/2005 - Children playing with matches are to blame for a fire at Southgate Apartments Saturday night.

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Evacuee Job Seekers Finding Solutions

Updated: 09/07/2005 - For some evacuees, their stay in the Twin Cities may become permanent. Others may head back to the Gulf Coast when the time is right. But a job right here, right now has become a major task.

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Louisiana Native Turns Texan

Updated: 09/06/2005 - With so many Gulf Coast residents taking refuge in the Brazos Valley, some are deciding to make Bryan-College Station their permanent home.

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Aggies Welcome Storm Students

Updated: 10/28/2006 - As Texas A&M University begins their new semester, they'll have a few more new students in class. That's because the university has extended an invitation to college students who attend schools damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

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Evacuees Find Sunday Strength

Updated: 09/04/2005 - For many evacuees, Sunday was their first away from home. Some seeking a place of worship didn't have to look far. A congregation's helping hands led one family back to their church.

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Labor Day Closings

Updated: 09/04/2005 - Both Bryan and College Station offices will be closed Monday for Labor Day. Find out what which ones, and what your trash collection schedule will look like in the Twin Cities.

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More Evacuees Make Their Way to the Brazos Valley

Updated: 09/04/2005 - Evacuees are still coming in to the processing area at the Brazos Center, where they're being assigned a shelter. Reed Arena will be accepting up to 350 evaucees as of Sunday morning.

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Huntsville Churches Provide Shelter for Evacuees

Updated: 09/04/2005 - The number of evacuees in Huntsville is dwindling slowly as family members are being found and picking up their relatives. But while many are relieved to be away from the Superdome, they're still in search for their loved ones.

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Chief Justice William Rehnquist Dies

Updated: 09/04/2005 - Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist died Saturday evening of cancer, ending a remarkable 33-year tenure on the Supreme Court and creating a rare second vacancy on the nation's highest court.

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Relief Donations Distributed

Updated: 09/03/2005 - Hurricane evacuees began collecting supplies Saturday morning at the distribution center at 29th and Carter Creek in Bryan. One New Orleans family says they're thankful for the generosity of the Brazos Valley.

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