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Barron Road Projects

Posted: 06/15/2006 - The future of Barron Road was the topic on everyone's tongue at a meeting in College Station. There were a variety of opinions and questions ranging from "why now?" to "why not sooner?"

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CS Extends Power Supplying Deal

Posted: 06/15/2006 - College Station will continue getting electricity from the same source for two extra years. The city signed an agreement with Ohio-based American Electric Power which adds 24 months to its current deal.

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Dead Bat Tests Negative for Rabies

Posted: 06/15/2006 - There is good news about a dead bat found at the bottom of a College Station's public pool. The bat has tested negative for rabies. At least two kids had touched the water-logged critter after it was discovered at Thomas Park.

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Fireworks Allowed in Brazos County

Posted: 06/15/2006 - There will not be a fireworks ban in Brazos County for the 4th of July. Commissioners confirmed Thursday they've missed the deadline to vote due to a mistake by a state association.

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Texas A&M Hurricane Preparations

Posted: 06/15/2006 - The devastation of last year's hurricane season came as a surprise to most. And there's no way Texas A&M could anticipate the important role it would play in housing evacuees. But, this time around, the university wants to make sure there are no surprises.

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A&M Among 29 Sites Vying for DHS Lab

Updated: 10/28/2006 - Three San Antonio-area sites and Texas A&M are among the field of candidates for a proposed federal lab for study of the nation's most dangerous disease threats.

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New Tanks Make for Bigger Messina Hof

Updated: 06/15/2006 - Six new additions to Messina Hof will make it the second largest winery in the state. State-of-the-art tanks that will store 50,000 gallons of wine were installed Thursday morning.

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Car Engine Sparked Oil Well Fire

Posted: 06/15/2006 - Fire officials believe a vehicle parked next to a pair of oil tanks sparked a fire in Brazos County Wednesday night. It took firefighters less than an hour to put out the fire in a oil tank off of FM 974 near FM 2038.

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Dads Want More Time with Kids

Posted: 06/15/2006 - Four-in-ten working dads say they'd assume the role of Mr. Mom if their spouse earned enough to support their families. A survey conduced by CareerBuilder-dot-com finds 44 percent would take a pay cut to spend more time with their kids.

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DOJ Investigation Finds County Election Faults

Updated: 06/15/2006 - Brazos County officials will be named in a lawsuit to be filed by the justice department. But the county won't have to go to court after reaching an agreement with the DOJ. The allegations surround the county's lack of bilingual election workers during the March primaries.

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Army Post Put on Notice

Posted: 06/15/2006 - Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio has received 13-hundred utility service termination notices for delinquent bill payments. Post officials blame the late payments on a $26 (M) million dollar budget shortfall this year.

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Probe Finds Airlines Owe Millions

Posted: 06/15/2006 - The security fee you pay every time you fly may not be ending up where it's supposed to go. The Homeland Security Department's inspector general has found that airlines are holding on to an estimated 14-point-five (m) million dollars every year from the fee -- money that's supposed to go to the Transportation Security Administration.

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Lawsuit Seeks to Stop Electronic Voting System

Posted: 06/15/2006 - An Austin civil rights group has filed a lawsuit claiming Travis County's electronic voting system violates state law because it doesn't produce paper ballots. The lawsuit names Secretary of State Roger Williams and Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir. It seeks to block the county from using the system in upcoming elections.

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Oil Tanks Ignite in Brazos County

Posted: 06/14/2006 - Around 7:30pm Thursday evening, firefighters responded to an oil tank fire near FM 2038 just off of FM 974, near the Cottonwood community.

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TEA Questions TAKS Scores

Updated: 06/14/2006 - The Texas Education Agency is taking its first steps to try to identify cheating on the TAKS test. The agency paid a private testing security firm over $500,000 to help find irregular testing patterns.

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Dead Bat Found in College Station Is Tested for Rabies

Posted: 06/14/2006 - A scary situation at a College Station pool, when two children came in contact with a dead bat. College Station police say the bat was found Tuesday morning in the Thomas Park Pool. A child who was attending the C.S.I.S.D Summer Day-Camp Program, retrieved the bat from the deep end of the pool.

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Fireworks Ban

Posted: 06/14/2006 - In anticipation of Fourth of July, Washington County Commissioners have restricted most fireworks. The ban was put in place Tuesday morning, because of dry conditions. The ban covers missiles with fins and sky rockets with sticks.

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Justice Department Looks at Local Voting

Updated: 06/14/2006 - Brazos County officials have scheduled a press conference for 8:30am Thursday after meetings this week with the Justice Department. The topic of discussion has been bilingual election workers -- or a possible lack thereof.

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Newman 10 Winners

Posted: 06/14/2006 - The top ten fastest growing small businesses in the Brazos Valley have been named. For the thirteenth year, the Newman Ten awards recognized the hard work entrepreneurs put out, and the benefit it brought to our community this year.

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Juneteenth Celebration

Updated: 06/15/2006 - The George Bush Presidential Library is celebrating Juneteenth a little early. Festivities start Thursday morning at 9 with the 4th Annual Freedom March. The march starts at the Lincoln Recreational Center and finishes at the Bush Library.

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Southern Baptists to Consider Leaving Public Schools

Posted: 06/14/2006 - The nation's largest Protestant denomination is considering creating an 'exit strategy' from public schools. The proposal before the Southern Baptist Convention comes amid concerns about how public school classrooms are handling subjects ranging from homosexuality to intelligent design.

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Houston Tourist Stabbed on New York Subway

Posted: 06/14/2006 - Police say two people were stabbed in separate incidents on the New York subway system in a roughly 12-hour period. A 21-year-old tourist from Texas was hospitalized in critical condition after a stabbing yesterday afternoon in a subway car on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Police say the attack was random and apparently unprovoked.

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Cuban to Finance Stock-Fraud Web Site

Posted: 06/14/2006 - Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is financing a new Web site that will investigate stock fraud and corporate wrongdoing. The Dallas (B) billionaire also says he'll buy and sell stocks based on information before the site publishes it.

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Bryan Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Restaurant Robbery

Posted: 06/14/2006 - A Bryan man convicted of armed robbery has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Stephen Gilbert, 32, was sentenced Tuesday after a Brazos County jury found him guilty last week of aggravated robbery in the holdup of a Bryan mexican food restaurant.

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Congressional Audit Uncovers Fraud in Katrina and Rita Aid

Posted: 06/14/2006 - From luxury vacations to a sex change operation, much of the money meant to help victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita was lost to fraud. An audit by congressional investigators concluded that up to one-point-four (b) billion dollars of hurricane assistance funding was spent for bogus reasons.

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