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BVVM Dedicates Vietnam War Memorial

Saturday’s dedication of the Vietnam War memorial at the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial (BVVM) was attended by a crowd estimated at 1,000. The gathering not only filled the bleachers, but in some areas stood four rows deep. Hosting the 70 minute program was the President of the BVVM Board of Directors, Randy House. The retired […]

New Highway 105 Bridges West of Navasota

The Texas Transportation Commission announced Friday awarding a contract to replace bridges on Highway 105 west of Navasota. Construction is slated to start this fall and be completed in the winter of 2016. The $23.6 million dollar project includes new bridges over the Brazos and Navasota Rivers and Coles Creek.

OSHA Fines Two Kyle Field Contractors

News release from OSHA titled “Texas A&M University football stadium contractors cited by US Department of Labor’s OSHA following the death of a skid-steer loader operator Willful violations issued to Lindamood Demolition Inc. and Texas Cutting & Coring” AUSTIN, Texas – Lindamood Demolition Inc. and Texas Cutting & Coring were both cited by the U.S. […]

Brazos County Commissioners Address Two Economic Development Issues

Brazos County Commissioners addressed two economic development projects at this week’s meeting. County Judge Duane Peters says the commission unanimously passed a resolution intervening in a lawsuit attempting to limit operating hours of the new Axis Pipe and Tube production and distribution center to between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. 19 plaintiffs filed the lawsuit […]

Hearne Man Admits to Bryan Area Arson

A Hearne man is off to prison for setting a fire to a mobile home near Bryan occupied by a former best friend who was in a relationship with his ex-wife. 43 year old Robert Goethe had pleaded guilty and was convicted of arson of a habitation. Goethe had asked for probation, but District Judge […]

Reaction to Shinseki Resignation

Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding the resignation of the Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki: “I would like to thank Secretary Shinseki for his service to our nation. Unfortunately, the VA continues to enable a culture that fails to provide the proper health care and benefit services for America’s veterans. […]

Texas AG Rules the Identity of Execution Drug Supplier Can Remain a Secret

DALLAS (AP) _ Texas’ attorney general has determined the state can keep secret the name of its supplier for its execution drugs, after law enforcement argued that suppliers face serious danger. In the decision, Attorney General Greg Abbott’s Office cited a “threat assessment” signed by Texas Department of Public Safety director Steven McGraw. It says […]

No Injuries From Fertilizer Plant Fire in Athens

Update Friday 12:30 p.m. from the State Fire Marshal’s Office: The evacuation zone has been reduced to a one block area surrounding 105 W. Larkin St. Persons with health conditions, such as asthma, pulmonary or cardiac issues, should be aware there is still smoke in the area. If you have one of these conditions, please […]

Galveston Reviewing Beach Parking Regulations Following Complaints

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) _ Galveston officials are taking a look at policies covering closing of Gulf of Mexico beaches after some visitors complained police using loudspeakers and sirens ordered them to leave the beaches and a pavilion over the Memorial Day weekend. Police say they were just following the direction of the Galveston parks board […]

Univ. of North Texas Improperly Obtained $83.5 Million in State Money

DENTON, Texas (AP) _ Financial documents show the University of North Texas improperly obtained $83.5 million in state money for employee benefits and salaries over more than 10 years ending in April. Chancellor Lee Jackson says it’s not clear how much the Denton school may have to repay and how much time it might get […]

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