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Texas Senate Passes Infectious Disease Response Law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Should Ebola _ or another infectious disease _ plague Texas again, the governor may declare a state of emergency and cede control of the situation to a state commissioner, under a bill Texas senators have passed. The measure cleared the Senate 25-5 on Tuesday and now heads to the house. Georgetown […]

Kevin O’Connor Kommentary March 31

SEC Athlete of the Week Honors for Deon Lendore, Shelbi Vaughan

BIRMINGHAM – A pair of Aggies earned SEC track and field honors this week following their performances at the 88th Texas Relays. Senior sprinter Deon Lendore was selected as men’s Runner of the Week while junior Shelbi Vaughan shared the women’s Field Athlete of the Week. Vaughan broke the meet record in the discus as […]

Bryan Police Update

Officer Kelley McKethan of the Bryan police department visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about Wednesday’s Blue Ribbon Tree program (details are below from Scotty’s House), the first “Coffee With A Cop” reception on April 8 from 8 until 10 a.m. at the Brazos Valley African-American Museum, and locations of increased traffic enforcement.   News release […]

Blinn College Update

Richard Bray of Blinn College visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about the upcoming faculty hiring fair, the new Blinn-Texas A&M Engineering Academy on the Brenham campus, a clay shootout fundraiser for the Blinn Foundation, news about Blinn’s livestock judging team, the upcoming “Give Kids a Smile” dental services event for children, and the start of […]

BTU Working to Bring Back Pre-Paid Electrical Service

Customers of Bryan’s electric utility will at some point have the option again of pre-paying for power. Councilman Rafael Pena, whose parents used that service when he was growing up, asked to bring it back. BTU General Manager Gary Miller says their third party vendors are working to resolve operational issues.   The discussion took […]

No. 1 Aggie Baseball Hosts Sam Houston State This Evening on Zone 1150

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The top-ranked Aggies look to send March out on a winning note as they host Sam Houston State in a Tuesday evening affair on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park. Tuesday’s game marks the beginning of a string of 27 games in which 21 games will be against teams that played […]

UPDATE: One Found, One Still Sought by CS Police

A Bryan woman sought by College Station police saw her photo on Facebook and turned herself in. Lt. Chuck Fleeger says 44 year old Wendy Babineaux went to the Brazos County Jail Tuesday afternoon, where she was arrested on a misdemeanor theft charge. Online jail records indicate she spent less than one hour in jail […]

What Do You Want in the Next Rudder High School Principal?

News release courtesy of the Bryan school district: Bryan ISD has launched a short online survey that seeks to gain an understanding of the traits desired in the next principal for Rudder High School. Parents, students, employees and community members are invited to participate in the anonymous survey by computer or smart phone. The survey […]

Vols Agree to Hire Former Texas Coach Rick Barnes

By STEVE MEGARGEE KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ A person familiar with the situation says Tennessee has reached an agreement to hire former Texas coach Rick Barnes as its next men’s basketball coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the hiring hasn’t been announced. Barnes went 402-180 at Texas […]

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