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BV Schools Soar in Federal Report

Updated: 08/17/2006 - Brazos Valley schools had a strong showing in an important federal evaluation program. Of the more than 380 schools in Region VI which includes the Brazos Valley, only 10 schools failed to meet the requirements of the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) report.

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Couple Arrested For Aggravated Assault

Updated: 08/18/2006 - One of Bryan's ten most wanted suspects has been arrested after police say he and his girlfriend pulled a gun on a man and threatened to kill him.

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Boeing Donates to Prairie View A&M

Updated: 08/17/2006 - An aerospace giant takes an interest in engineering students at a Brazos Valley University. Thursday, Boeing presented Prairie View A&M with $30,000.

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Guard Accused of Intimacy with Inmate

Updated: 08/18/2006 - A corrections officer at the Federal Prison Camp in Bryan is out of jail on bond after being arrested for allegedly having sex with an inmate. Vincent Rosas, Junior, 37, was arrested Tuesday and charged with three counts of improper sexual activity with a person in custody.

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With High Temps Comes Near-Record Power Use

Updated: 08/17/2006 - The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT), the electric grid operator for most of the state, is encouraging the public to practice energy conservation today as continued high temperatures lead to a record-breaking demand for electricity.

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Search for Missing California Man On-Going

Updated: 08/17/2006 - Family and friends continue to search for a California man who went missing in Robertson County two months ago. 70-year-old Byron Freeman was driving to a class reunion in Palestine when he got lost.

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Prosecutors Will Oppose Wiping Lay's Record Clean

Posted: 08/17/2006 - Lawyers for the estate of the late convicted Enron founder Kenneth Lay have filed court papers formally asking a judge to erase Lay's convictions. Also in Wednesday's filing, they asked that the indictment against Lay be dismissed because he died before he had appealed.

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San Antonio Man Faces Execution

Posted: 08/17/2006 - Condemned inmate Richard Hinojosa says a previous manslaughter conviction for which he served prison time is costing him his life. The 44-year-old former custodian in San Antonio faces execution Thursday night in Huntsville.

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DeLay's Replacement

Posted: 08/17/2006 - Republicans Thursday will try to choose a candidate to back in place of former US House Majority leader Tom DeLay. About 150 precinct leaders of District 22 will meet privately in Pearland to hear from potential write-in candidates.

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Fishermen's Bodies Discovered off Texas Coast

Posted: 08/17/2006 - The Coast Guard has recovered the bodies of a father and son who disappeared after they went fishing off Bolivar Peninsula. A rescue boat found one of the bodies floating yesterday evening in the Intracoastal Waterway.

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Suspect Arrested in JonBenet Ramsey Murder

Posted: 08/17/2006 - The suspect in the murder of JonBenet Ramsey says he was with her when she died, but claims it was "an accident." The suspect, American teacher John Mark Karr, was arrested in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday and was brought before reporters today at a news conference announcing his capture.

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Missing Man's Mother Pleads for Return

Updated: 08/17/2006 - Bryan Police continue to ask for help in the search for a missing mentally handicapped man. Filiberto Espinoza disappeared without a trace two weeks ago Wednesday. Two weeks on, and his mother pleads for his safe return.

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Sheriff's Office Investigating Horse Deaths at Carousel Acres

Updated: 08/17/2006 - The Brazos County Sheriff's Office is investigating the deaths of the 27 horses at Carousel Acres. The College Station equestrian center's owner, Brad Raphel, contacted sheriff officials two weeks ago, saying he believes the horses were intentionally killed.

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Murder Suspect Jailed

Updated: 08/17/2006 - After weeks of speculation about the hit and run death of a Burton woman, Lee County Sheriff's officials think they found the driver. They didn't have to go far to get the suspect. He was already in jail in Washington County.

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Another Bad Grade for Bryan ISD

Updated: 08/17/2006 - Low TAKS scores are coming back to haunt Bryan ISD. First, their TEA accountability ratings left some schools with the "academically unacceptable" label. Now, the federal government has released its own scores, and once again, a few Bryan Schools fell below the mark.

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Local Homeland Security Expert Weighs In

Updated: 08/17/2006 - Dave McIntyre with Texas A&M University addressed the Mid-East conflict and the foiled plot to allegedly blow up United States bound planes. As Israeli troops pulled out of Lebanon Wednesday because of the on-going cease fire, McIntyre said the cease fire is not an end all to the conflict.

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Mosquitoes and Bird Test Positive for WNV

Updated: 08/17/2006 - Mosquitoes collected on August 2, in College Station have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The sampling location was the 300 block of Dexter Drive West. A blue jay tested on August 15, was positive for WNV. It was collected in the 2400 block of Hardwood Drive in Bryan.

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Elvis Fans Remember his Death

Posted: 08/16/2006 - Fans of the King from around the world are in Memphis, Tennessee, honoring the 29th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death. Presley died of heart disease and prescription drug abuse at his Graceland mansion on August 16th, 1977.

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Astronomers Consider Enlarging the Solar System

Posted: 08/16/2006 - An international group of astronomers may be planning to add three planets to the solar system. No, it's not science fiction. It's a draft resolution set to be presented to the International Astronomers meeting Wednesday in Prague.

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Houston Mayor Hopes Job Fair Will Help Evacuees

Posted: 08/16/2006 - Houston Mayor Bill White and other officials used a job fair to urge unemployed Hurricane Katrina evacuees to get to work. Authorities say there are more than five-thousand jobs available in Houston and neighboring Louisiana.

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Bush OK's El Paso Disaster Area

Posted: 08/16/2006 - President Bush has declared El Paso a federal disaster area due to this month's heavy rain and flooding. The designation clears the way for federal assistance.

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Terror Charges

Posted: 08/16/2006 - A prosecutor in Michigan has defended his decision to bring terrorism charges against three Dallas-area men. Their bulk purchases of cell phones have raised terrorism suspicions.

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Grimes County Bust One of the Biggest

Updated: 08/15/2006 - It's one of the biggest pot busts in Grimes County history. Monday's discovery of more than 300 marijuana plants came after the crop owner's death, ending his growing spree and curbing a potential distribution network.

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Argument Over Ex Ends in Stabbing, Arrests

Updated: 08/15/2006 - A pair of Grimes County men allegedly out for blood over a former flame are now in hot water. Steven Massey and Ryan Schnell were arrested Monday and Tuesday respectively and charged with aggravated assault.

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Time's Up: Coulson Closer to CSISD Top Spot

Updated: 08/15/2006 - The wait will soon be over at College Station ISD. Tuesday marked the last day of a mandatory waiting period concerning the superintendent's job.

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