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Ultimate Drive Pulls Into Bryan

Updated: 08/16/2006 - Garlyn Shelton BMW in Bryan is doing their part to help the fight against breast cancer. Tuesday the dealership held the 10th Annual BMW Ultimate Drive, an event that raises funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Brazos School Starts Classes

Updated: 08/15/2006 - It has been a tough year for the Brazos School for Inquiry and Creativity. First the school had to deal with an investigation by the Texas Education Agency, which found the school misused $300,000 worth of expenditures. The investigation also found the school overpaid Brazos School Superintendent Robert Slater and Board President Thomas Reynolds more than a quarter million dollars.

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Katrina Insurance Deadlines

Posted: 08/15/2006 - Louisiana's top regulator says nearly all the insurance companies operating in the state have agreed to give homeowners more time to settle their claims from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Commissioner James Donelon says more than 99 percent of companies have voluntarily agreed to the extension.

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Third Human WNV Case Confirmed

Updated: 08/15/2006 - The Brazos County Health Department has confirmed a third human case of West Nile and is awaiting tests on five other cases. The Texas Department of State Health Services laboratory confirmed the positive results Monday, according to Brazos County Health Department officials.

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Scientists Search for Moon Landing Tapes

Posted: 08/15/2006 - NASA wants to find the original videotapes from the first moon landing in 1969 to see if they can be made sharper. One Australian expert says modern technology would make it possible to recover the original high quality TV of the moon landing and make it available to the public for the first time.

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School Vouchers

Posted: 08/15/2006 - A Republican contributor is taking his pro-school voucher message to the streets and airwaves. It's an effort to allow state education dollars to be spent on private school tuition.

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DeLay's Replacement

Posted: 08/15/2006 - Some Republican leaders Thursday will decide who to back as a write-in candidate to replace embattled former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. The lawmaker from Sugar Land won his March primary, then quit Congress in June -- and said he's moved to Virginia.

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Dell to Recall Millions of Laptop Batteries

Posted: 08/15/2006 - Dell is recalling four-point-one (M) million notebook computer batteries because they can overheat and catch fire. Round Rock-based Dell says the batteries were made by Sony and placed in notebooks that were shipped between April of 2004 and July 18th of this year.

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Marijuana Field Discovered

Updated: 08/14/2006 - What started out as a call to check on a dead person in Grimes County, ended with the discovery of more than three hundred marijuana plants. The site is just off FM 1486 near the south-east county line.

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Militant Texan Jailed in Brenham

Updated: 08/14/2006 - A top leader of a militant Texas splinter group is still behind bars in Brenham. Vincent Ross, 52, is the vice president of The Republic of Texas. The Fredericksburg resident was arrested Saturday in Washington County following a traffic stop.

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Bryan PD Seeks Major Recognition

Updated: 08/14/2006 - Bryan's Police Department is seeking an honor only three percent of North American law enforcement agencies have attained. The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies is in town to decide if Bryan PD deserves to be mentioned among the elite.

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New Task Force Gets State Grant

Updated: 08/14/2006 - A seven hundred fourty thousand dollar grant from the state will supply most of the money needed to bring the Criminal Law Enforcement Assistance and Response Team, or CLEAR, up to full staff in Brazos County.

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TAKS Online, No Pencil Required

Updated: 08/14/2006 - Texas joins 21 other states this year by offering its standardized test, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills or TAKS, online. Although districts aren't required yet to offer the exam online, Bryan and College Station are trying to stay ahead of the game.

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CS Moves Closer to Filling Vacancies

Updated: 08/14/2006 - As Bryan searches for a new city manager, College Station has a number of vacancies in city staff of their own, three of which they are making big moves to fill.

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Foley's Changes Name to Macy's in September

Updated: 08/14/2006 - In 2005, Federated Department Stores, Incorporated, announced a merger to build its nationwide Macy's brand. A merger between Foley's and Macy's was effective in August of 2005, and even though you may have seen some changes at Post Oak Mall, come September Foley's will change its name.

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College Station Budget Workshops Begin

Posted: 08/14/2006 - A full slate of budget workshops in College Station is underway. Monday afternoon, city staff made their first full budget presentation to the city council.

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Bryan Closes In On City Manager Selection

Updated: 08/14/2006 - Bryan city officials will spend the next week pouring over the bios of their three finalists for the city manager spot. The city council has scheduled a Saturday morning executive session to discuss and possibly name a lone candidate for the job.

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82-Year-Old Arrested in Knife Incident

Posted: 08/14/2006 - An elderly Bryan man was arrested Friday after police say he cut his tenant with a knife following an argument about a table. Henry Carter, 82, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Teachers Prepare for the First Day of School

Posted: 08/14/2006 - Area teachers have been getting ready for the first day of school for several weeks, but some Bryan teachers have had a shorter amount of time to get their classrooms ready. Bryan Independent School District's Navarro and Crockett Elementary schools underwent renovations this summer, so teachers have had less time to fix up their classrooms.

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Wildfires Continue to Pose a Threat

Posted: 08/14/2006 - Wildfire-related injuries and fatalities are on the rise this season in several states. Sprawling suburban growth, dry conditions and changes in land-use patterns all contribute to the problem.

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Flooding Forces Rescues on Odessa Streets

Posted: 08/14/2006 - Strong storms moved through portions of West Texas Sunday, stranding motorists on Odessa streets and damaging mobile homes in Fort Stockton. No injuries were reported, but more rain is expected.

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Crawford Protesters

Posted: 08/14/2006 - Anti-war demonstrators in Crawford say they hope that the end of President Bush's ranch vacation doesn't hurt attendance at their protests. They urged those who oppose the war in Iraq to keep coming the rest of this summer to the five-acre campsite that Cindy Sheehan purchased last month.

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Bush Faces World Challenges

Posted: 08/14/2006 - President Bush plans to huddle with top diplomats and military advisers on the inaugural day of a Mideast truce, with a list of challenges spreading far beyond the Israel-Hezbollah conflict. While the Mideast has dominated headlines and the administration's attention, sectarian violence has surged in Iraq and efforts to get North Korea and Iran to restrict their nuclear ambitions remained stalled.

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Vehicle Fire Causes Traffic Delays

Posted: 08/14/2006 - A vehicle fire had traffic backed up on Highway Six. The driver stopped in the middle of the road Sunday night after the vehicle caught fire.

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Incident Disrupts Cease-fire

Updated: 08/14/2006 - There has been a clash between Israel and Hezbollah in south Lebanon. The Israeli Army says troops fired on a group of armed Hezbollah fighters, hitting one. The incident occurred about three hours after a cease-fire took effect.

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