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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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Coulson Could Get CSISD Job After Tuesday

Posted: 08/13/2006 - The 21-day waiting period is almost up for College Station ISD trustees. That means longtime CSISD employee Eddie Coulson is just a few days away from being officially named superintendent.

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Public Input Invited for Bryan PD Accreditation

Updated: 08/13/2006 - The Bryan Police Department is putting its best face forward as it seeks accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA for short. With the accreditation process comes the opportunity for public comment.

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Traffic Switch Coming to Texas Avenue

Updated: 08/13/2006 - A major traffic shift is coming to Texas Avenue in College Station Monday. It's all part of the Texas Avenue Widening Project between George Bush Drive and Holleman.

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Texas Men Jailed in Michigan on Terrorism Charges

Posted: 08/13/2006 - CARO, Mich. (AP) - The FBI says it is helping Michigan authorities investigate three Palestinian-American men from Texas jailed on terrorism-related charges. The men were arrested Friday outside a Wal-Mart in Caro, Michigan, about 80 miles north of Detroit, after employees became suspicious over their purchase of 80 cell phones.

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Northeast Texas Land in Dispute Again

Posted: 08/13/2006 - Months after Texans voted to clear state claims on 55-hundred acres in Northeast Texas, a lawsuit has brought the issue up again. And while state officials consider the issue resolved, the new lawsuit worries property owners like Eddie McFarland, who thought after the November vote that his property was safe.

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Back to School: Texas schools now give TAKS online

Posted: 08/13/2006 - Texas students seventh grade and up will take state standardized tests a new way this year: by logging onto the Internet and clicking a mouse. But there still remains the old-school way with paper and a freshly sharpened number two pencil.

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Weekend Shopping In Calvert

Updated: 08/13/2006 - It wasn't a normal quiet Sunday in Calvert. Visitors from all over the state came to the Brazos Valley town for a little sightseeing and antique shopping at the 26th Annual Antique Sale and Celebration.

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Two Dead, One Injured in Brazos Valley Accidents

Posted: 08/12/2006 - Two people are dead and one was injured in unrelated accidents Saturday. The first accident happened Saturday afternoon on Texas 21 west of Bryan. The second accident happened Saturday morning in Milam County on F.M. 1600 between Cameron and Rockdale.

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Police Investigate Robbery at Mini-Golf Course

Updated: 08/13/2006 - College Station Police are investigating an armed robbery at Putt and Putt Saturday morning. The victim told police he was closing for the night and counting the day's receipts when two black males robbed him at gunpoint.

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Texas Men Arrested in Michigan On Terrorism Suspicion

Posted: 08/12/2006 - CARO, Mich. (AP) - Three Texas men were arraigned Saturday on terrorism-related charges after police found about 1,000 cell phones in their minivan in Michigan. Investigators believe the men were targeting the five-mile-long Mackinac Bridge, which connects Michigan's Upper and Lower peninsulas.

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