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Bryan Scraps Major Road Project

Updated: 04/26/2006 - Thanks, but no thanks. That's the city of Bryan's response to road improvement plans for Highway 1179, otherwise known as Briarcrest and Villa Maria.

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Cell Phone Mapping Capabilities

Updated: 04/26/2006 - At Brazos County 911 they're facing the problem head-on. They now have a computer program that plots the longitude and latitude of a caller's location on a map.

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Real Gas Savings

Posted: 04/25/2006 - We've all heard of some common tips for saving gas like checking your tire pressure or using cruise control. While they're certainly worth doing, do they really improve gas mileage?

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Shelter Rally

Posted: 04/25/2006 - Local emergency management officials are trying to stay ahead of hurricane season. A shelter rally was held Tuesday at the Brazos Center.

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Charges Against Activist Dropped

Posted: 04/25/2006 - Charges have been dropped against a local pro-life activist accused of impersonating a city of Bryan official. The Brazos County Attorney's Office dismissed the case against Donald Parsons, 69.

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Juror's Racist Remark Prompts Mistrial

Posted: 04/25/2006 - A juror's racist remarks about the defendant in a Central Texas capital murder trial have prompted the judge to declare a mistrial. Michael Paul Boyd of Copperas Cove was indicted last year on charges he killed apartment manager Kenneth Ray Haney at an apartment complex in Killeen.

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Famed Prison Journalist Paroled

Posted: 04/25/2006 - A convicted killer who won awards as an inmate journalist and called attention to a 1980's Louisiana pardon-selling scandal -- is now out of prison. Officials say the next stop for Billy Wayne Sinclair is Houston.

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Shots Fired Between Suspected Immigrant Smugglers

Posted: 04/25/2006 - Houston authorities say rival immigrant smugglers are probably to blame for a gunbattle yesterday. The shootout occurred at a Houston drop house for undocumented immigrants.

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Highlights from the Texas Legislature

Posted: 04/25/2006 - The Texas House has approved a three-point-four (B) billion-dollar expansion of the state business tax. Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst was hoping the House would pass all the bills under consideration so they could go to the Senate.

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Tuition Deregulation

Posted: 04/25/2006 - Some university administrators are standing by double-digit tuition increases in Texas. The school officials say they needed higher tuition to compensate for state funding that hasn't kept up with inflation or enrollment growth.

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Man Charged with Child Endangerment

Updated: 04/25/2006 - A Huntsville man is in jail after allegedly dragging his girlfriend into the backseat of a car while she was driving. Authorities say Drake Doughty was in the backseat with the couple's six-month old child as they returned from a night of partying.

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Longtime A&M Professor Dies

Updated: 10/28/2006 - A Texas A&M professor, who's work with fiber optics may be used in border security, has died. Henry Taylor died Monday morning after battling cancer.

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Jail Altercation Raises Questions About Security

Updated: 04/25/2006 - The woman who was injured during a weekend scuffle outside the Brazos County Detention Center was cited Monday for assault. Authorities say Serina Boylan actually started the altercation that led to her being injured by a woman with a box cutter.

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Playboy Looking For Aggies

Updated: 10/28/2006 - Playboy magazine is in College Station for two days hoping to recruit some A&M students for an upcoming Big 12 issue. A&M is the last stop on the magazines Big 12 tour, but officials for the magazine say response has been good.

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TX House: Fund Schools With Surplus

Updated: 04/25/2006 - The Texas House today tentatively approved a plan to use $2.4 billion of the budget surplus to help fund public schools. The money would help support a property tax cut as lawmakers face a June 1 court-ordered deadline to revamp the way schools are funded.

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Third Child Dies After February Fire

Posted: 04/24/2006 - A Bryan house fire in February has claimed a third child's life. Five-year-old Victor Hamilton died Saturday at the Shriner's Burn Unit in Galveston where he had been undergoing treatment.

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Grain Train Derails in Brazos County

Posted: 04/24/2006 - A train going from Somerville to Silsby made an unwanted stop in Brazos County Monday afternoon. Four cars carrying grain came off the tracks near FM 157 south of Millican after the engineer put the train in reverse.

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Washington Co. Deputy Killed

Posted: 04/24/2006 - An early morning accident in south Washington County proved tragic for the sheriff's office. Deputy Donald Wass was killed Sunday morning on Highway 36 north of Bellville.

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Desirable Employers

Posted: 04/24/2006 - Within the next couple of weeks, newly minted MBA's will be hitting the bricks, looking for work -- assuming they haven't already found jobs. According to a survey done for Fortune-dot-com, these students have a pretty good idea of where they'd like to be employed.

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Immigration Detention

Posted: 04/24/2006 - A private prison in Taylor could become the second facility in the country to house immigrant families detained by federal authorities. Currently, the nation's only facility allowed to house detained families is in Pennsylvania.

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Rita Repayments

Posted: 04/24/2006 - The federal government is asking 625 Texans to pay back hurricane money they shouldn't have received. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is sending out letters asking for a total of 1-point-26 (M) million dollars to be returned.

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Bus Crash Follow Up

Posted: 04/24/2006 - Crime scene photos of a bus that exploded while evacuating nursing home residents from Hurricane Rita show rusted, fused and broken wheel bearings. Yet maintenance records kept by the company that owned the bus indicate the problem wasn't noticed.

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School Finance: Taxes Take Center Stage

Posted: 04/24/2006 - Lawmakers in Austin continue to work on a fix for the state's school finance system. The Republican-led House will start tackling the question of taxes in a number of proposals today.

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Lay to Testify in Enron Trial

Posted: 04/24/2006 - This is the day people following the Enron trial have been anticipating for a long time. Ken Lay will settle into the witness chair.

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