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FEMA Appeals to Keep from Making Katrina Housing Payments

Posted: 12/06/2006 - The Bush administration is challenging a court order requiring it to make housing payments to thousands of families whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Katrina. US District Judge Richard J. Leon says confusing, often contradictory letters to hurricane victims from the Federal Emergency Management Agency didn't explain why housing funding was cut.

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Panel: Bush Iraq Policy 'Not Working'

Posted: 12/06/2006 - President Bush's policy in Iraq "is not working," a high-level commission said bluntly on Wednesday, prodding the administration to embrace diplomacy to stabilize the country and allow withdrawal of most combat troops by early 2008.

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Two Problems May Hinder Discovery Launch

Posted: 12/06/2006 - NASA engineers expect to spend most of Wednesday trying to figure out whether a couple of late-breaking glitches are a threat to Thursday night's scheduled space shuttle launch. Discovery, which is slated to take off on a mission to rewire the international space station's electrical system, experienced a brief power surge yesterday. Early tests show no damage.

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Punishment Phase Starts Today in Smuggling Deaths

Posted: 12/06/2006 - The punishment phase begins today in the trial of a truck driver convicted for taking part in the nation's deadliest human smuggling attempt. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Tyrone Williams.

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Aggie Cadet Arrested for Child Porn

Updated: 12/06/2006 - A former member of the Texas A&M corps of cadets has been arrested and charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography. Rolando Patlan, 20, surrendered to authorities Tuesday after Texas A&M University Police secured an arrest warrant.

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Hunter's Creek Public Hearing Date

Posted: 12/05/2006 - Help may soon be on the way to the residents of Hunter's Creek, whose roads are in need of some serious repair. A public hearing has been scheduled for January 16, 2007 at 10 a.m. at the Brazos County courthouse in Bryan.

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College Station Woman Relives Shooting

Updated: 12/06/2006 - College Station police say a Bryan man is behind bars after shooting a woman at a College Station gas station. Byron Cunningham, 18, was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery and three counts of aggravated assault.

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Giving Food to Families

Updated: 12/06/2006 - The Brazos Valley Food bank has been working to alleviate hunger in the Brazos Valley for more than twenty years. The food bank works with various food donors, volunteers, and hunger-relief organizations.

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Students Interested in Gates' Senate Hearing

Updated: 12/06/2006 - As Texas A&M President Robert Gates sat in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee for his confirmation hearing, some Aggies made time to get in front of the television to watch their university president.

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Friendswood Debates English as Official Language

Posted: 12/05/2006 - Friendswood officials and residents are debating a proposed amendment to the city charter that would make English the city's official language. Council member Chris Peden has proposed putting the measure to city voters on a May 12th ballot.

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Vigil Set for Sam Houston Student

Posted: 12/05/2006 - Sam Houston students will remember one of their own Wednesday evening, during a vigil held on the university campus. The service is in memory of 20-year-old Rachel Pendray, who was killed in an apparent murder-suicide Sunday night. It will take place in the Student Center Ballroom at 6 p.m.

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Truck Driver Convicted in Smuggling Deaths

Posted: 12/05/2006 - Defense attorneys for a truck driver convicted in the nation's deadliest human smuggling attempt are focused on one thing: sparing him a death sentence. The federal jury convicted Tyrone Williams of all 58 counts of conspiracy, harboring and transporting he faced. Williams ferried dozens illegal immigrants during a May 2003 smuggling attempt from South Texas to Houston.

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Bryan Man Arrested in CS Shooting

Updated: 12/05/2006 - A Bryan man was arrested Tuesday after shooting a woman at a College Station gas station, according to College Station police. It happened at the Max Express Shell station at the intersection of Rock Prairie and Wellborn Road.

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Federal Drought Relief May Not Be Likely This Year

Posted: 12/05/2006 - After a devastating year losing crops and cattle to drought or wildfires, farmers and ranchers probably won't see federal relief anytime soon. US Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison says obtaining federal drought assistance this year would be an "uphill fight" but promised to keep working for it.

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Gates Gets Thumbs Up From Senate Committee

Updated: 12/06/2006 - With unanimous approval from the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday, Texas A&M President Robert Gates is a full Senate vote away from becoming the nation's Secretary of Defense.

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Few Surprises Expected at Gates' Hearings

Posted: 12/04/2006 - All eyes will be on Texas A&M President Robert Gates Tuesday morning. The Senate Armed Services Committee will question the nominee for Secretary of Defense, though many experts say Gates is all but a lock for the job.

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Aggie Students Offer Visions for New HSC

Updated: 12/04/2006 - Now that we know Texas A&M's Health Science Center will be located in Bryan, some students are giving the public an idea of what it could look like.

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Aggie Indicted on Sex Charges

Updated: 12/04/2006 - A Texas A&M graduate student has been indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury for allegedly using the Internet to sexually proposition a teenager. Guadalupe "Wally" DeLaGarza of College Station was arrested on July 18.

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Sam Houston State Student Killed in Murder-Suicide

Updated: 04/22/2015 - Rachel Pendray, a sophomore pre-nursing major from Houston, was shot to death at an apartment complex in Huntsville at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Huntsville police. The 20-year-old was killed by Jake Taylor, who police say Pendray had known since high school.

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Reward Offered in Animal Cruelty Case

Updated: 12/04/2006 - The brutal treatment of a seven-month-old pit bull puppy has prompted a reward for the arrest of the perpetrator. A Caldwell animal shelter is offering a $200 reward if anyone will identify who tossed out the puppy at a College Station area dump Saturday afternoon.

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Blinn, A&M Ink Pilot Transfer Agreement

Posted: 12/04/2006 - Blinn College students who meet specific course and grade requirements will be automatically admitted to Texas A&M University under the Pilot Transfer Agreement signed by the presidents of both institutions.

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Franklin Bank Buys First National Bank

Updated: 12/04/2006 - First National Bank's historical roots can be traced back more than one-hundred and forty years, and Monday it announced its plans to turn over ownership.

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Fire Destroys Palm Harbor Plant

Posted: 12/04/2006 - Two-hundred workers won't be able to go to work today because a four-alarm fire destroyed a mobile-home factory in suburban Fort Worth. The fire happened Saturday at the Palm Harbor Homes plant. No one was working there at the time. The cause of the fire is unknown.

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Inmate Escapes West Texas Jail

Posted: 12/04/2006 - West Texas authorities searched overnight in subfreezing temperatures for an Idaho man who escaped from a privately operated prison in Spur. A dispatcher with the Dickens County Sheriff's Office says Scott Noble Payne escaped from the Dickens County Correctional Center at about 7:30 pm Sunday night.

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