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Ready to Roll on Highway 40

Updated: 06/23/2006 - Highway 40 will finally open Friday. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 AM just past the east construction barricades off Highway 6.

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Endangerment Indictment Handed Up

Posted: 06/22/2006 - A Huntsville man accused of child endangerment has been indicted by a Brazos County grand jury. Drake Doughty is accused of putting his six-month-old in harm's way.

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U.M. ARMY Invades B/CS

Updated: 06/22/2006 - It's not your typical camp in the woods and there's no arts and crafts. It's hammer and nails, paint brushes and saws, and a mission to help others. It's a community service camp called United Methodist Action Reach-Out Mission by Youth, or U.M. ARMY.

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Highway 290 Improvements

Updated: 06/23/2006 - More talks about transportation needs in our area, this time in Washington County. The city of Brenham and Washington County Commissioners are working together on improvements for Highway 290.

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House to Vote on Estate Tax Proposal

Posted: 06/22/2006 - The House is expected to vote later today on a bill that would reduce estate taxes after 2011. House Republican leaders have been trying to rework the current law, which eliminates the tax in 2010 but brings it back a year later.

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Group Wants Police to Question Immigration Status

Posted: 06/22/2006 - A Houston group wants police to be allowed to question people about their immigration status. The group -- called Protect Our Citizens -- is conducting a petition drive to force a vote on what it calls the city's --quote-- "sanctuary policy."

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County to Bill Countries for Treatment of Foreign Indigents

Posted: 06/22/2006 - Dallas County plans to bill foreign countries for the cost of treating their indigent citizens -- but county officials acknowledge it's unlikely they'll be reimbursed. Parkland Memorial Hospital earlier this week began documenting the number of indigent foreign nationals it treats, says John Gates, the hospital's chief financial officer.

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Dallas Fire

Posted: 06/22/2006 - The investigation continues into what caused a six-alarm fire that destroyed a historic Dallas theater and several neighboring businesses. There were no injuries reported in yesterday's fire in Dallas' Lower Greenville Avenue entertainment district -- that destroyed the Arcadia Theater and at least two restaurants.

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Jury Selection Beginning in Yates Retrial

Posted: 06/22/2006 - Jury selection starts today in the Houston retrial of 41-year-old Andrea Yates. The Houston woman is accused of drowning her five children in a bathtub. Her 2002 conviction was overturned on appeal last year because of erroneous testimony.

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Anderson Celebrates Champion Owls

Updated: 06/22/2006 - The Anderson-Shiro High School Owls took home the 1A state baseball championship. Wednesday, the city celebrated in style. The baseball title is the first for a team from Anderson-Shiro.

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Bryan Toddler Nearly Drowns, Taken to Hospital

Updated: 06/21/2006 - A Bryan ISD administrator's daughter is fighting for her life. School officials say Shannon McGehee's 21-month-old daughter almost drowned Wednesday.

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Brazos School Administrators Resign

Updated: 06/22/2006 - Two Brazos School Administrators voluntarily stepped down Wednesday night. Dr. Robert Slater, the school's founder and superintendent resigned along with the board's president Thomas Reynolds.

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West Nile Arrives Again in Brazos County

Updated: 06/22/2006 - For the first time this year, Brazos County neighborhoods have tested positive for West Nile Virus. Mosquitoes collected at a pair of Bryan neighborhoods last week were found to have West Nile.

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Animal Shelter Board to Meet on Personnel

Updated: 06/22/2006 - The three-member board of the Brazos Animal Shelter will meet to discuss what is simply being described as personnel matters. The board will meet in executive session Friday at 2:30 PM at the Bryan Municipal Building.

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Sturdivants Say Goodbye

Updated: 06/22/2006 - After a year of service, the local Salvation Army Captains are leaving the Brazos Valley. Captains Gary and Beth Sturdivant and their three children are headed to Hendersonville, North Carolina.

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Updated: 06/22/2006 - Post traumatic stress cases among war veterans is at an all time high according to the department of Veterans Affairs. Some experts say TV coverage of war is one big factor.

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New Snook Superintendent

Posted: 06/21/2006 - Snook's school board has named a sole finalist for superintendent. Larry Williams was selected for the position Tuesday night.

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2006 Air Race Classic

Updated: 06/22/2006 - The Air Race Classic is a true example of women empowerment. It's the only all-woman, cross country air race flying today. Over 60 women left Mesa, Arizona Tuesday and will land in Michigan on Saturday. But it was an optional pit-stop that brought some pilots to Bryan.

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CS Man Accused of Sexual Assault, Again

Updated: 06/22/2006 - A College Station man awaiting trial for sexual assault is behind bars again, accused of raping a woman at a party. Elton Yarbrough, II, 23, was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual assault.

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Soldier From Willis Killed in Iraq

Posted: 06/21/2006 - A 23-year-old soldier from Montgomery County has been killed in action in Iraq. Sergeant Reyes Ramirez of Willis died Saturday in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device went off near his vehicle, according to the Defense Department.

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Good News / Bad News for Texas Cities

Posted: 06/21/2006 - Some cities in Texas have made the Census Bureau's list. Texas has some of the fastest growing and fastest shrinking cities.

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MySpace Plans New Restrictions

Posted: 06/21/2006 - It's the latest effort to make MySpace safer for its younger users. The social networking site is planning to set into place new restrictions on how adults may contact its younger users.

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Houston Crime Lab Set to Resume DNA Testing

Posted: 06/21/2006 - City officials say the DNA division of the Houston Police Department's crime lab is set to reopen. It's been closed for more than three years because of concerns over flawed testing.

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Willis Man Dies in Iraq

Posted: 06/21/2006 - The Department of Defense has announced that a Willis man has been killed in Iraq. Twenty-three-year-old Sargeant Reyes Ramirez was killed by an IED in Ar Ramadi on June 17th.

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