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Bryan Gang Member Arrested for the 18th Time

For the 18th time in the last five years, a Bryan gang member has been arrested. 23 year old Jaime Rodriguez, Jr. is accused of participating in 60 burglaries around College Station over the last two months. He’s also charged with evading arrest on December 20th. And when Rodriguez was captured December 29th he was […]

Bristol Palin to Speak at Local Fundraiser

Bristol Palin is coming to the Brazos Valley. A Bryan non-profit agency, the Central Texas Orphan Mission Alliance (CTOMA), booked Palin as the guest of their first-ever charity event on January 22nd. Event coordinator Teresa Medearis says it was great timing to schedule Palin before it was announced she was selected for the TV show […]

CS Planning & Zoning Commission Advances Annexation Process

The first step has been taken on the road to decide whether Wellborn will be annexed into College Station. Planning Director Bob Cowell says the Planning and Zoning Commission recently voted 5-2, continuing the process. Comments from Bob Cowell. Responding to accusations the city is fastracking the annexation process, Cowell says they’re taking over twice […]

Keep Brazos Beautiful Update

WTAW’s Bill Oliver visits with Amy Reed of Keep Brazos Beautiful.

Fight Looms Over Classroom Size Cap

AUSTIN (AP) _ Among proposed solutions to the state’s massive budget deficit is changing a Texas law that holds most elementary school classes to no more than 22 students. Legislative leaders and Comptroller Susan Combs say easing the requirement would save hundreds of millions of dollars and give school districts more flexibility in educating students. […]

Enrollment Surges at Two-Year Colleges

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Community college enrollment in Texas surged 12.2 percent from 2008 to 2009, a trend officials expect to continue even as educators worry whether funding levels during a state budget crunch can support the growth. Citing the most recent state-certified statistics, the Austin American-Statesman reported Thursday that the enrollment increase at two-year […]

Police: Arlington Officer Died Trying to Protect Child

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) _ Arlington police say a preliminary investigation shows that a 24-year-old officer responding to a call about domestic violence was shot to death by a man who then shot and killed his ex-girlfriend before killing himself. Arlington police spokeswoman Tiara Ellis Richard says that it appears Officer Jillian Michelle Smith was shot […]

Audit Critical of Chambers Ike Cleanup Expenses

HOUSTON (AP) _ A scathing audit by the federal Department of Homeland Security questions whether some $45 million in public money was spent properly to remove debris for cleanup of Chambers County, one of the Southeast Texas counties most devastated by Hurricane Ike two years ago. The review by the department’s Office of Inspector General […]

Burglary Victim Says Accused Pastor is Lying

DALLAS (AP) _ A Texas woman says a pastor who’s accused of stealing valuable items from her house knew she wasn’t home and that the clergywoman’s excuse that she was trying to protect her belongings is unbelievable. In an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Wednesday, Serita Agnew says she was “devastated and in disbelief” […]

Texas, EPA Spat Intensifies

HOUSTON (AP) _ A longstanding tit-for-tat between Texas and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over pollution regulation has grown fierce in recent months. Both sides and conservation groups agree with the battle has put the health of Texas residents and the environment at risk. But the back-and-forth over everything from who should issue permits to […]

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