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Blaze Extinguished at Texas Petrochemicals Facility

HOUSTON (AP) – Crews have extinguished a fire that’s burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility. Intercontinental Terminals Company says the blaze in Deer Park was extinguished as of 3 a.m. Wednesday. The fire began Sunday at the facility southeast of Houston, sending a huge, dark plume of smoke thousands of feet in […]

Two Women Arrested After Standoff with Bryan Police

A standoff in Bryan Monday night into early Tuesday morning ended with two women being arrested. Bryan police officers responded to a home in the 800 block of Tanglewood Drive after the caller reported being threatened by a neighbor with a gun. When officers arrived, 36 year-old Jeannette Castillo refused to come out of her […]

UPDATE: Fire Breaks Out at a Houston-area Petrochemicals Terminal

Article from AP on Tuesday: HOUSTON (AP) — A large fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals terminal will likely burn for another two days, authorities said Monday, noting that air quality around the facility was testing within normal guidelines. The fire erupted Sunday at Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) southeast […]

The Battalion Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Texas A&M University’s student newspaper, The Battalion, is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a gala this weekend. Sue Owen of the Texas A&M Former Journalism Students Association says the event, which will bring together former Battalion employees from several decades, is also meant to raise awareness of the newspaper’s current struggles. “With the drop in […]

United Way of the Brazos Valley Update on WTAW

United Way of the Brazos Valley’s Peggy Goss visits with WTAW’s Chelsea Reber about Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and upcoming grant deadlines in this week’s UWBV update. Listen to “United Way of the Brazos Valley Update on WTAW” on Spreaker.

Beto O’Rourke Raises More than $6 Million Online in First 24 Hours

WASHINGTON (AP) – Beto O’Rourke’s Democratic presidential campaign says he raised more than $6 million online during the first 24 hours after he announced his White House bid last week. O’Rourke spokesman Chris Evans tweeted Monday the “record-breaking” $6.1 million came “without a dime” from political action committees, corporations or special interests. The $6.1 million […]

Southwest, Mechanics Reach Tentative Deal in Labor Dispute

DALLAS (AP) – Southwest Airlines and a union representing its mechanics say they’re on the verge of ending a bitter, long-running labor dispute that has triggered hundreds of flight cancellations and raised safety concerns. The two sides say the breakthrough announced Saturday consists of a preliminary agreement on a new contract after six years of […]

Online Customer Survey About Texas A&M Transportation Services Continues Through Monday

Customers of Texas A&M Transportation Services are invited to participate in the agency’s annual survey. That includes those who ride A&M buses, use parking lots, and/or take advantage of alternative transportation services that include rental bicycles and vehicles. Communications director Melissa Melissa Maraj says in addition to finding out about employee performance, survey results are […]

Arrests For Injuring Two Children And Vehicle Burglaries

A College Station man is in jail on charges of injuring two young children on Super Bowl Sunday. According to arrest reports from College Station police, 32 year old Bradley Dean Smith punched a four year old in the stomach so hard the child started screaming…and slammed his seven year old brother to the ground […]

Five Brazos Valley Sonic Restaurants Listed In Data Breach Settlement

Five Sonic Drive-In’s in the Brazos Valley were among 325 restaurants hit by a third party cyber attack two years ago. A more than $4 million dollar settlement has been reached to end a class action lawsuit. Sonic denied all claims, but agreed to the settlement as a compromise to end the lawsuit. This involves […]

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