Brazos County Issuing Marriage Licenses to Same Sex Couples

After hearing from state officials, the Brazos County Clerk’s office has started issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples. County Clerk Karen McQueen says she’s not going to force employees to issue a license if they’re not comfortable because there’s enough workers in her office…in her words…”to get the job done.” McQueen says the state […]

Celebrate the Arts 2015

Celebrate the Arts is an annual event hosted by The Arts Council to pay tribute to individuals and organizations that have made a lasting local impact in the arts. The event, which includes entertainment, food and a raffle, also recognizes six award recipients for their work in helping the arts thrive in the Brazos Valley. […]

New Traffic Patterns Around Northside Garage

Reducing the congestion getting in and out of Northside Garage is something that has been studied by Texas A&M Transportation Services for the last couple of years. Executive director Peter Lange says this summer, some gates out of Northside garage on Ross and Ireland are being raised at 5 p.m. instead of 6. That change […]

CS School Board Delays Action on Possible Pay Increases

The College Station school board has postponed a decision about pay raises for the next school year. Administrators were ready to recommend a two percent raise at the last board meeting. Then new rates were announced for health insurance that would mean a net loss for most employees. Board president Valerie Jochen and secretary Jeff […]

College Station Police Warn of a Security Company Scam

News release from the College Station police department: The College Station Police Department recently learned that some of our citizens have received a recorded phone message from a company offering free installation of equipment for a security system that “is monitored 24 hours a day by police, fire and EMS.” The College Station Police Department […]

More U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Affecting Texas

Supreme Court blocks Texas abortion-clinic rules WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Texas to enforce restrictions that would force 10 abortion clinics to close. The justices voted 5-4 on Monday granting an emergency appeal from the clinics after a federal appeals court upheld new regulations and refused to keep them on […]

Three Violent Crimes Reported to Local Law Enforcement

Local law enforcement is asking for the public’s assistance in finding suspects in three violent crimes. Brazos County sheriff’s officers went to an armed robbery Sunday morning shortly before 5:30 at the Smetana Store west of Bryan off Highway 21. The suspect struck the clerk with his weapon before taking off with an undetermined amount […]

Texas Attorney General Opinion on Same Sex Marriage Licenses

Statement issued by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, June 28 2015: Attorney General Ken Paxton today made the following statement and issued an opinion in response to questions about the impact of Obergefell v. Hodges, the case that redefined marriage: “Friday, the United States Supreme Court again ignored the text and spirit of the Constitution […]

Concrete Truck Overturns in CS, Driver Escapes Serious Injury

College Station police reports the driver of a cement truck escaped serious injury Friday afternoon when the truck flipped while attempting a right turn. Lt. Steve Brock says firefighters rescued the driver, who was trapped for a short time, then the driver was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The truck […]

Prison For C-Store Armed Robbery and Big Theft From Bryan Home

Two men from Lamar County in northeast Texas are headed to prison after ransacking a Bryan home two years ago and taking more than $25,000 dollars of electronics and jewelry. As part of a plea agreement, 26 year old Chad Salyer of Powderly and 27 year old Johnny Dale Smith Jr. of Paris were sentenced […]

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