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Kevin O’Connor Kommentary July 31

Bryan School Board Will Have One New Member After November’s Election

There will be at least one new member of the Bryan school board following the November election. Retired Bryan ISD administrator and teacher Ruthie Wilkins Waller is filing for the single member district four seat now held by Kelli Levey, who is not seeking re-election. Also up for re-election is at-large member Tommy Bosquez, who […]

Golfer’s Missing Father Is Found Safe In Texarkana

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The father of PGA Tour player Billy Hurley III was found safe in Texas after he went missing for nearly two weeks, police said Friday. Willard Hurley Jr., 61, was unharmed and told police in Leesburg, Virginia, he had simply been traveling. Police had traced him to Texarkana, Texas, before a […]

Gomez Traded to Astros After Mets Deal Falls Through

HOUSTON (AP) _ The Astros have added another bat to their lineup as they make a push for the postseason by acquiring two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Gomez from, the Milwaukee Brewers. Houston, which also received right-hander Mike Fiers in the deal, sent four prospects to the Brewers: left-hander Josh Hader, right-hander Adrian Houser and outfielders […]

Reliever Sam Dyson Sent to Rangers by Marlins

MIAMI (AP) _ The Miami Marlins traded right-handed reliever Sam Dyson to the Texas Rangers on Friday for catcher Tomas Telis and a minor league pitcher. Dyson was 3-3 with a 3.68 ERA in 44 appearances for Miami this season. He appeared in 80 games with the Marlins over the last three seasons, after breaking […]

Free College For Some Inmates Starts A Year From Now

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Some federal and state prisoners could begin receiving federal student aid to take college courses _ while still behind bars _ as early as the 2016-2017 school year. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Loretta Lynch are announcing the pilot Pell grant program during a visit to the Maryland Correctional Institution […]

Status of Current and Future BTU Construction Projects

The Bryan city council this week was updated on a variety of current and future construction projects involving its electric utility. Among the new items shared by BTU General Manager Gary Miller as part of his budget presentation was a joint project to build a new substation on the Texas A&M west campus. The tentative […]

Hiring An Undercover Cop As A Hit Man Results In A 15 Year Prison Term

An ex-wife who thought she hired a hit man to kill her ex-husband, then was arrested when the hit man was a College Station police detective, has made a deal on her punishment. 35 year old Nicolette Beard of Willis could have received life in prison after a Brazos County district court jury convicted her […]

Bryan City Council Sees FY 16 Budgets

The Bryan city council liked what it saw when next year’s proposed budget was unveiled this week. Councilman Mike Southerland stunned city manager Kean Register and mayor Jason Bienski with his endorsement of spending $4 million dollars next year from reserves on parks and public safety.   Southerland was referring to the million dollar skatepark, […]

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