Texas Transportation Commission Awards Prop 1 Contracts in Bryan District

The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday awarded $11 million dollars in contracts in the Bryan district for four projects that will be paid by Proposition 1 funds approved by voters last year. Two of the four projects are in Brazos County, one is in Madison County, and one is in Milam County. Here is a […]

CS Council Moves Forward With Embassy Suites, A New Retirement Community, More Student Housing, and Pappadeaux’s

Another large hotel chain received the green light to build in College Station. The council approved a rezoning request for Embassy Suites to build on the north side of University, east of Texas, between Jane and Eisenhower. No timeline was given when construction would begin and when it would open. Developers say it will be […]

Texas Central Railway Hears From Federal Officials As Opposition Continues To The Bullet Train Between Houston & Dallas

The developers of a high speed bullet train between Houston and Dallas were recently notified by the Federal Railway Administration that it can be built along high-voltage power lines. While the Texas Central Railway (TCR) conducts an environmental review as part of finalizing its alignment, there continues to be opposition. Brazos County state senator Charles […]

Death of Brazos County Jail Inmate Dennis Brown Ruled A Suicide

A Madisonville man accused of capital murder in the deaths of a Bryan woman and her father last year took his own life while being held in the Brazos County jail. Sheriff Chris Kirk says autopsy results of Dennis Wayne Brown III concluded he overdosed on a medication he was prescribed to take for a […]

Bryan Fire Department Update

Bryan deputy fire marshal William Bouse visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about the impact of the county’s burn ban inside city limits, the cancellation of this fall’s citizens fire academy, back to school reminders, and an invitation to watch the local public safety community participate in the upcoming 9-11 memorial stair climb in downtown Bryan.

Evacuations & Closures Follow Natural Gas Leak at Texas A&M

A routine inspection caught a major natural gas leak Thursday morning on the Texas A&M campus. There were a variety of evacuations and closures for two and hours until the leak was isolated and the all-clear was given at 2:35 p.m. University police (UPD) reported Atmos Energy employees discovered the leak at the Central Utility […]

Congressman Flores Announces Town Hall Meeting Schedule

Congressman Bill Flores of Bryan has announced his next series of town hall meetings. Here is the list, taken from the congressman’s website: Groesbeck-Monday, August 31, 2015 5:00 PM Groesbeck Convention Center, Club Room 106 E. Navasota St. Groesbeck, TX 76642 Cameron-Tuesday, September 1, 2015 5:00 PM C.H. Yoe High School – Performing Arts Center […]

Former Milam County Extension Agent To Be Posthumously Inducted Into The National 4-H Hall of Fame

News release from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension: Margaret Christine “Chris” Holcombe will be posthumously inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame this October during a ceremony at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. “We are pleased and excited to announce Chris will be inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame this fall,” […]

Bryan Council Takes Three Votes To Make Two Reappointments To The BTU Board

The Bryan city council spends more than 20 minutes and takes three votes to decide what’s been in the past has been the routine appointment of board members overseeing BTU operations. The reappointment of Bentley Nettles and Ben Hardeman was approved by five councilmen Tuesday night. Al Saenz voted no after saying he wanted the […]

Texas Comptroller Asks For AG Opinion on Governor’s Line Item Vetoes

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Texas’ comptroller is seeking an opinion from the state attorney general on how to proceed after officials questioned the constitutionality of some of Gov. Greg Abbott’s line-item budget vetoes. In a statement Wednesday, Comptroller Glenn Hegar said there are “complex questions” surrounding the vetoes. He asked fellow Republican and Attorney General […]

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