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Date TBD for Davis-Phelps Hearing

Posted: 05/23/2006 - The office of the Tyler judge assigned to Judge Rick Davis's court of inquiry request says a hearing date could be set as early as next week. District Court Judge Cynthia Stevens Kent has been assigned the case.

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Bryan Swears In New Councilmembers

Posted: 05/23/2006 - The city of Bryan has two new councilmembers. Annette Stephney and Mike Southerland were sworn in at Tuesday evening's council meeting. Ben Hardeman also took the oath to retain his place.

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Emergency Operations Center Will Move During Disasters

Posted: 05/23/2006 - The Brazos County Emergency Operations Center will relocate during major emergencies. Tuesday morning Brazos County Commissioners approved a measure that would allow the center to move to College Station when necessary.

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Used Hybrids Cost More Than New Ones

Posted: 05/23/2006 - As gasoline prices soar, so do sales of hybrid vehicles. Local Toyota dealership owner Paul Atkinson says that's not going to change. But used hybrids can cost more than new ones.

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Smuggling Yacht

Posted: 05/23/2006 - A yacht owner and his deck hand were arrested for an attempt to use the boat to smuggle six illegal immigrants north to Corpus Christi. That's according to a report by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Drunk Driver Denied Parole

Posted: 05/23/2006 - A former Texas A&M student who killed two local women after driving drunk, will not be getting out of prison early. Kyle Johnson was denied parole this week because of the excessive amount of alcohol involved in the offense, and because his crime was a conscious disregard for life, safety and the property of others, according to the parole board's findings.

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Former U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen Dies

Updated: 05/23/2006 - Lloyd Bentsen, a courtly Texan who represented the state in Congress for 28 years and served as President Clinton's first treasury secretary, died Tuesday, his family said. He was 85.

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Student Pilot and Instructor Killed in Crash

Posted: 05/23/2006 - A student pilot and his instructor were killed in the crash of their small plane at a South Plains airport. The crash happened at Levelland's airport, about 30 miles west of Lubbock.

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Religious Scam

Posted: 05/23/2006 - Prosecutors say that the founder of an import-export company and other top officials scammed millions of dollars out of religious investors. Then they allegedly used the money on yachts, planes, a helicopter and plastic surgery.

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Veterans' Personal Information Stolen

Posted: 05/23/2006 - The head of the Veterans of Foreign Wars says the theft of personal information from 26 (m) million vets is a "serious breach" of security. VA officials say they have set up a call center for veterans who think their information has been misused.

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New Duo Heads to Bryan's Council

Posted: 05/22/2006 - Two familiar faces are taking their places on the Bryan City Council. Annette Stephney and Mike Southerland ran on different issues, but plan on making good on their promises.

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Miller Becomes Navasota Mayor

Posted: 05/22/2006 - The city of Navasota has a new mayor. Bert Miller was chosen to take on the role at Monday evening's city council meeting. Miller is a local insurance agent who has spent the last year on the council.

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EMT Shortage Hits Brazos Valley

Posted: 05/22/2006 - The Brazos County Volunteer Fire Department is often the first response team dispatched to medical 911 calls outside of the city limits. But these days, they are having a hard time making it to all the calls.

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A&M Professor Receives National Science Award

Updated: 10/28/2006 - A faculty member from the Texas A&M Health Science Center is gaining national attention. Brian Colwell, Ph.D., associate professor and head of the Department of Social and Behavioral Health at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, is this year's recipient of the Health Promotion Medal of Excellence.

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Back to School Date Pushed Back for 2007

Posted: 05/22/2006 - School used to start after Labor Day, but in recent years it's crept up to early August. Now it looks like students will get more of a summer, but are local school officials pleased with the change?

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Buying an HDTV

Updated: 05/22/2006 - HDTV's first came on the scene in 1998 and since then, different off-shoots of HD have hit the market. So much so, it can be confusing.

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Blinn Student Killed in Car Accident

Posted: 05/22/2006 - A Blinn Student is dead following an early morning accident at an apartment complex. Police say around 5:30 a.m. Monday, 19-year-old Dylan Graves of Austin lost control of his pick-up truck in front of the Melrose Apartment complex.

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Not Your Grandmother's Coca Cola

Posted: 05/22/2006 - Are you ready for Coca Cola Hot Tamale? Coca Cola has partnered with the Culinary Institute of America to design specialty beverages that combine unusual flavors to pair with foods, similar to selecting different wines.

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School Districts Worry about Gas Prices

Posted: 05/22/2006 - Texas school district officials will be checking gasoline prices when they begin cobbling their budgets this summer. They're worried about the rising cost of fuel to transport students.

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Lay Expecting Another Trip to Witness Stand

Posted: 05/22/2006 - Enron founder Kenneth Lay and prosecutor John Hueston confront each other again. Lay's expected to testify in his own defense as soon as Monday at his bank fraud trial -- that is, if prosecutors finish presenting their case by midday today, as they've predicted.

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"The Da Vinci Code" Hits the Box Office

Posted: 05/22/2006 - It's opening weekend of "The Da Vinci Code." The movie has stirred controversy with its themes many say are anti-Christian. But will the negative publicity promote low box office numbers?

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Fire Destroys Bryan Home

Posted: 05/21/2006 - Firefighters from both Bryan and College Station were busy Sunday, battling a house fire in Bryan. Crews were called to the 3100 block of Broadmoor about 6 p.m. There they found smoke pouring from the home, with fire apparent in one part of the house.

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Five Dead in Louisiana Church Shooting

Posted: 05/21/2006 - BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Investigators are trying to figure out the motive behind Sunday's shooting rampage in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, that left five people dead. Four of the victims were killed while worshipping in church. A fifth person, the suspect's wife, was found dead in a car at a nearby apartment complex.

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