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Anderson Woman To Prison For Putting Gun In Boy’s Backpack

CONROE, Texas (AP) _ A Houston-area woman must serve three years in prison for putting her boyfriend’s gun in his son’s backpack to get the child in trouble at school. Montgomery County jail records show 28-year-old Heather Hodges of Anderson was being held Friday pending transfer to a Texas prison. A judge in Conroe on […]

State of the City of Bryan Goes Video For the First Time

For the first time in many years, the City of Bryan has a State of the City report. For the first time ever, that report is on video. City Manager Kean Register says he and City Secretary Mary Lynne Stratta had talked about rolling out a report following the close of the fiscal year on […]

Groundbreaking to Replace Schools Destroyed By West Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Update: A year and a half ago, the fertilizer plant explosion in West took out the town’s middle and high schools. Thursday morning was the groundbreaking of the new $50 million dollar campus. Among those in attendance were Congressman Bill Flores of Bryan and State Representative Kyle Kacal of rural Brazos County, whose district includes […]

Leader of International Atomic Energy Agency Visits Texas A&M

The man in charge of the International Atomic Energy Agency spent three days this week on the Texas A&M University campus before going to the United Nations. It was the first extensive visit to a U.S. university by Director General Yukiya Amano. His stops included the vet school’s diagnostic imaging and cancer treatment center, the […]

Bryan City Council Renews RVP Contract on Split Vote

Another split vote at this week’s Bryan city council meeting approved the yearly contribution to the Research Valley Partnership. Click HERE to read the background information presented to the Bryan city council. Al Saenz, who along with Rafael Pena voted against the $350,000 dollar payment, says city staff can recruit major employers for less money […]

League City’s City Manager Removes Council Request To Buy Ammo For Personal Use

LEAGUE CITY, Texas (AP) _ The city manager of League City has denied two council members’ requests to get a discount on ammunition purchases by including them in the police department’s bulk order. The Galveston County Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1vj4o9T) Mark Rohr removed the council members’ personal requests before the department’s order was approved by […]

Dr. Murano Named Permanent Director of Borlaug Institute

The Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M University named Dr. Elsa Murano the permanent director earlier this month. Dr. Murano has been the interim director since June 2012. “I am happy to be doing this and serving the Aggie community and serving people around the world and carrying this legacy of Dr. […]

Austin Activist Not Guilty of Violating Police Officer’s Order

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ An Austin activist has been found not guilty of violating a police officer’s order when he tried to take photos of police arresting someone two years ago. A five-member jury acquitted Antonio Buehler on Wednesday after five hours of deliberations. The Austin American-Statesman reported (http://bit.ly/1yIvb2M ) that while the 37-year-old Buehler […]

Houston’s Mayor Withdraws Sermon Subpoenas

HOUSTON (AP) _ Houston’s mayor says the city has withdrawn subpoenas seeking speeches and other information from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination of gay and transgender residents. Mayor Annise Parker said Wednesday that the subpoenas weren’t intended to infringe on anyone’s religious freedoms, but rather to help the city defend itself […]

Texas A&M Foundation Update

The Texas A&M University Foundation’s silent phase of their next capital campaign has exceeded one billion dollars. Campaign director Mark Klemm told members of the Faculty Senate this month that former students are looking for projects to fund. Klemm says the number of alumni between the ages of 55 to 75, who are most likely […]

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