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Rita Nears the Texas Coast

Updated: 09/22/2005 - Traffic came to a standstill and gas shortages were reported Thursday as hundreds of thousands of people in the Houston metropolitan area rushed to get out of the path of Hurricane Rita, a monster storm with 165 mph winds.

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How to Prepare

Updated: 09/21/2005 - With the imminent arrival of Hurricane Rita, A&M Homeland Security expert Dave McIntyre has tips for famlies in the Brazos Valley.

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Grimes County Residents Rally Against I-69

Updated: 09/21/2005 - Hundreds in Grimes County rallied in front of the courthouse to show opposition to I-69 also known as the Trans Texas Corridor. A proposed interstate highway that could run through the county.

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Huntsville Getting Ready for Hurricane Rita

Updated: 09/23/2005 - Volunteers have been getting ready for folks in the affected areas to head north and make their home in Huntsville, at least for the next few days.

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Local Officials Prepare for Rita

Updated: 09/21/2005 - As Rita makes its way to the Texas Coast, Brazos County officials are making plans to deal with the storm. Local responders are counting on the lessons learned from Katrina to play a big role in preparing for this hurricane.

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Brazos County Approves Budget

Updated: 09/20/2005 - Brazos County Commissioners approved the county's budget and set the tax rate Tuesday.

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Texas Task Force 1 Prepares for Hurricane Rita

Updated: 09/20/2005 - Texas Task Force 1 demobilized its New Orleans search and rescue operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on Tuesday and began preparing for Tropical Storm Rita.

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Response to Rita Set in Motion

Updated: 09/21/2005 - As soon as Wednesday, evacuees fleeing the Texas coast could arrive in Brazos County. Emergency Management leaders have already taken a call that 100 special needs patients may be coming from a coastal hospital.

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Country Music Singer Faces Judge

Updated: 09/19/2005 - Bryan-born country music star, Doug Supernaw made an appearance at the Brazos County courthouse Monday morning.

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Slow Weekend At Lake Somerville

Updated: 09/19/2005 - Lake Somerville had an unusually slow weekend. The lull in traffic comes on the heels of a tragic incident where a young boy caught a rare illness from swimming in the lake.

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Largest Black Rodeo In Texas Held In Hearne

Updated: 09/17/2005 - The Glover Rodeo started in Madisonville 23 years ago and has grown into an event that draws a crowd of more than six thousands. From barbecue to barrel racing, the Robertson county fairgrounds were packed with people eager to watch the rodeo events. Melvin Glover started the event as a family tradition, now it is one of the largest black rodeo's in the country.

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Romei Responds to Salary Questions

Updated: 09/16/2005 - The Arts Council of the Brazos Valley has faced increased scrutiny through the on-going budget meetings. It's something the director of the organization says is unwarranted and unwanted.

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Study Will Determine Fate of Bryan Municipal Golf Course

Updated: 09/16/2005 - Bryan City Council has gone back and forth on plans for its Municipal Golf Course. Now council plans to hire a firm to conduct a special study and the future of the course may depend on finding a new home.

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Huntsville Closes Shelters

Updated: 09/16/2005 - Huntsville closed both of its Red Cross shelters on Friday. The last hurricane Katrina evacuees left Family Faith Church and First Baptist Church.

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Computer Crime Class

Updated: 09/16/2005 - More people are using the advancements of computer technology to commit crimes. Police say it's a growing segment of crime, one they're not quite sure how to handle. But a new program at Sam Houston State University could change that.

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Lexington Boy Fights Rare Illness

Posted: 09/16/2005 - The eight year old is diagnosed with primary amebic meningoencephalitis, or PAM. He caught the illness while swimming in Lake Somerville. According to the Texas Department of Health there are only three cases ever recorded of someone surviving PAM.

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Bush Vows Aid for Storm-Struck Gulf Coast

Updated: 09/15/2005 - President Bush promised Thursday night the government will pay most of the costs of rebuilding the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast in one of the largest reconstruction projects the world has ever seen.

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Presidential Library Proposal, Up to the White House

Updated: 09/15/2005 - Texas A&M's proposal for a second presidential library is now at the White House. If chosen, Texas A&M will be the only university in the country with two presidential libraries.

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Most Caring Coach

Updated: 09/15/2005 - A local teacher is gaining national attention for helping students excel in and out of the classroom. Bruce Unger, a 5th grade teacher at Neal Elementary, has been named “Most Caring Coach" for the difference he's making in the lives of his students.

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Rare Illness from Germ in Lake Somerville

Updated: 09/15/2005 - A rare illness is found in a child who picked up the germ in Lake Somerville. The state won't confirm how the child is doing, but the illness, meningoencephalitis, is usually fatal.

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Bremond ISD Super May Have Stolen Thousands

Updated: 09/15/2005 - The former Bremond schools superintendent is under indictment as of Wednesday. The Robertson County grand jury handed up the indictment after a lengthy investigation into improper use of the district's money.

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A&M Unveils Bush Library Proposal

Updated: 09/14/2005 - Texas A&M University's George W. Bush presidential library proposal is on it's way to the White House. The 43 page proposal, made available Wednesday, details everything from the location and facility design, to educational programs, and even includes a timetable for completion.

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