United Way of the Brazos Valley Meets Increased Campaign Goal

United Way of the Brazos Valley has announced its community campaign has met two goals. President Alison Prince says the original goal of $700,000 dollars was increased after BB&T Bank kicked off the drive with a gift of $100,000, which adjusted the goal to $800,000. That’s compared to the $581,000 generated the year before. This […]

Blinn Trustees Take Next Steps On The New West Bryan Campus

Blinn College trustees have selected two firms to develop the new Bryan campus. Trustees and administrators acknowledged an ambitious schedule in order to have streets, utilities, and a building holding 2,000 students ready to go in the fall of 2017. During that discussion, chief financial officer Kelli Shomaker was asked if they will be able […]

CS School Board Asked To Consider a $140 Million Bond Issue

The College Station school board has been asked to consider a $140 million dollar bond issue this November. No action was taken on the recommendations from a 34 member committee, which were shared at Tuesday night’s board meeting. The board also approved the administration’s request to negotiate a contract with a construction company that will […]

CS Police Arrest a 14 Year Old For Shooting a Man With a BB Pistol

College Station police are investigating a random shooting by a 14 year old with a BB pistol. This was Tuesday night just after 9 on Cherry, between Stasney and Tauber, north of the Northgate district. The juvenile was arrested for aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury after a man who was walking down the street […]

Murder Arrest Becomes a Plea to Aggravated Assault

A Bryan woman has admitted to stabbing to death the man who was letting her stay at his apartment. 49 year old Inez Busby was originally charged with murdering 54 year old Raymond Lockett in March of last year. But as part of a plea agreement, Busby was convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly […]

Prison Sentences Part of DWI Plea Agreements in Brazos County District Court

A Mississippi man stopped last September in College Station turned out to be the driver’s 11th drunk driving arrest since 1998. 34 year old Duane Pitts was sentenced to seven years in prison for what local prosecutors say was his fifth conviction. Records could not be found for what became of five of nine arrests […]

Blinn College Trustees Name New District President

Blinn College trustees have selected a new district president. Dr. Mary Hensley, an executive vice president of Austin Community College, joined the trustees by telephone following the board’s unanimous vote. Hensley, who starts July 1, is in charge of the Blinn campuses in Brenham, Bryan, Sealy, and Schulenburg. She was given a three year contract. […]

European Company Buying Suddenlink

News release from Altice Group: Altice (Euronext: ATC) announces today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 70% of the share capital in Suddenlink from existing shareholders BC Partners, CPP Investment Board and Suddenlink management. BC Partners and CPP Investment Board will retain a 30% stake in Suddenlink. Suddenlink is the 7th largest […]

Listeria Lawsuit Filed Against Blue Bell

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ A man is suing Blue Bell, saying he contracted listeria-related meningitis after eating ice cream produced by the company. David Philip Shockley seeks unspecified damages in the negligence lawsuit filed Tuesday in Austin. Texas-based Blue Bell recalled all its ice cream and halted production in April after a series of listeria […]

Bryan PD Investigating C-Store Robbery

News release courtesy of Bryan police: On May 20, 2015 at approximately 3:00am Bryan Officers responded to Raceway located at 2105 E. William J. Bryan for an aggravated robbery that had just occurred. A male with his face covered entered the convenience store, displayed a firearm and demanded money. The suspect fled on foot with […]

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