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Brazos County Health Officials Preparing For Ebola

Brazos County Health Department officials met with local media Friday to share what they’re doing to prepare for the Ebola virus. That’s after the office has fielded calls from concerned residents about Ebola coming to the Brazos Valley. Brazos County Alternate Health Authority Dr. Seth Sullivan says people carrying the virus are not contagious until […]

One Aggie Reminisces About University Tower Days

Photos courtesy of Nathan Brewer Nathan Brewer traveled from Katy, TX to see the Plaza Hotel implosion. But unlikes others who were excited to see the abandoned building crumble to pieces, Brewer was sad to see the building go. Brewer lived in what used to be University Tower from 1999-2002 when he was a student […]

Bryan Police Reserve Officer Retires After 35 Years

Information courtesy of the Bryan Police Department On April 26, 1977, Don Foltermann was sworn in as a Bryan Police Reserve Officer.  After three decades of dedicated service with the City of Bryan, Don is retiring from the Bryan Police Department.  As a Reserve Officer, he was very active in the community serving our citizens.  […]

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Releases Report on Local Employment and Wages

Information courtesy of the Dallas office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment and Wages in College Station-Bryan, May 2011  This report contains employment and wage information for 22 major occupational groups and 300 detailed jobs in the greater College Station metropolitan area. You may examine average wages by major occupational group, such […]

Early Voting Numbers: Republicans Up, Democrats Down

In 2008, the last presidential election year, 2246 local Republicans had voted at this time and 2700 Democrats had gone to the polls. This year, almost 2900 Republicans have cast their vote, while only 293 Democrats have. Kristy Roe, Voter Registrar, said Republicans have more contested races on their ballot compared to Democrats.  She also said […]

Scotty’s House Hosting Workshop for Faith Leaders

Scotty’s House Brazos Valley Child Advocacy Center is hosting a 2-hour workshop for faith community leaders wishing to learn more about child abuse and how to best deal with it in their congregation. The workshop will include a viewing of “Hear Their Cries… A Religious Response to Child Abuse & Neglect”. The video, produced by the […]

CSFD Personnel Recognized at Heroes Awards Banquet

Six members of the College Station Fire Department were recognized at The 100 Club of Houston’s 58th annual Heroes Awards Banquet. The club honored more than three dozen law enforcement officers and firefighters from an 18-county region who went above and beyond the call of duty. Among them: Firefighter/Paramedic Michael Armstrong Firefighter/Paramedic David Copeland Firefighter/Paramedic […]

Motorcycle Accident Closes Hwy 6 N for Several Hours

The collision of a motorcycle and a car closed the northbound lanes of the Earl Rudder Freeway much of Thursday afternoon. Authorities say two passengers on the motorcycle were taken to a nearby hospital. The driver of the car was not transported. Northbound lanes between University Drive and Briarcrest were shut down for several hours. […]

Blinn College Wins State Grant for Hospital Simulation Equipment

Information courtesy of Blinn College. Blinn College has won a grant from the Texas Comptroller worth almost $300,000 that will be used to create the most realistic simulation experience possible for tomorrow’s health care professionals. Blinn was awarded $292,177 from the state’s Job Building Fund, which was designed by the Texas Legislature to fund training […]

College Station Physician Receives Honor

Information courtesy of College Station Medical Center The Certifying Commission in Medical Management (CCMM) has designated Dr. Rajesh Harrykissoon a Certified Physician Executive. Dr. Harrykissoon is a pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine physician at the College Station Medical Center where he is also Chairman of the Internal Medicine Department and Co-Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit. […]

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