Blinn College Trustees Approve New College Station Campus

Overcrowding at the Blinn College campus in Bryan will be reduced with a second location in College Station. Blinn trustees Tuesday night approved the purchase of what was originally the Westinghouse plant, located across the freeway from Central Park. Several locations were pitched to trustees to address projections of continued enrollment growth during the next […]

Sentencing for 1 of 2 in Bryan Medical Fraud Case

HOUSTON (AP) _ A Central Texas medical supply operator has been sentenced to 11 years in federal prison in a nearly $3.4 million health care fraud scheme. Prosecutors in Houston on Wednesday announced the penalty for 42-year-old Yolanda Nowlin of Bryan. Nowlin must also repay more than $850,000 to government programs. A federal jury last […]

Another Lockdown at Davila Middle School

For the second time in as many weeks, there was a lockdown at Davila Middle School in Bryan. School district spokesman Brandon Webb says Wednesday at noon, 9-1-1 dispatchers received a call reporting someone with a gun outside the building. Students and employees were held inside their rooms while police surveyed the area. Webb says […]

Fundraiser Tonight for Victim of Freak Accident

Friends of a local woman recently paralyzed from a freak accident are putting on a fundraiser tonight. Earlier this month, Sarah Bailey fainted in a restaurant and hit her head on the tile floor, resulting in a broken neck. A benefit concert and silent auction is tonight at Chicken Oil Company from 6:30 until 9:30. […]

Benefit for Parker’s Park Project in West this Saturday

The rebuilding in West from last year’s fertilizer plant explosion includes the city park…the idea of a then four year old whose father died while serving as a volunteer firefighter. This Saturday is the second major fundraiser for Parker’s Park Project. Parker Pustejovsky’s grandfather Joe says they’re still collecting auction items that will be sold […]

Bryan Council to Consider Expanding Proposed Apartment Complex

Two years ago, the Bryan Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council approved building 240 apartments north of the Blinn College campus. Developers now want to add another 72 units, and that has generated neighborhood opposition. Tuesday’s council meeting takes up a P&Z recommendation granting the expansion on land bordered by Villa Maria, Nash, and […]

Future Bryan ISD Bond Issue on Monday’s School Board Agenda

The Bryan school board may decide Monday how to proceed with a November bond election. A draft resolution was discussed during a board workshop two weeks ago. Click HERE to read the draft resolution. Superintendent Tommy Wallis says the price tag might be less than the last estimate of $140 million dollars. The resolution calls […]

Perry’s Choice for A&M Interim President Leaves TAMU System

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) _ A top Texas A and M University executive who Governor Rick Perry wanted promoted to school president has resigned after not getting the job. Guy Diedrich is the latest in an exodus of Perry allies who have recently left the Texas A and M system. The Bryan-College Station Eagle reported […]

Drought Lowered Lake Reveals 35 Year Old Skeletal Remains

GRANBURY, Texas (AP) _ Authorities believe skeletal remains found inside a truck recovered from a North Texas lake are those of a woman missing for 35 years. A statement released by the Hood County Sheriff’s Office says a passer-by discovered the partially exposed 1970s-model Chevy truck Thursday in Lake Granbury. The ongoing drought has dropped […]

Judge Says American Airlines Can’t End Retiree Benefits Yet

DALLAS (AP) _ A federal judge is telling American Airlines that it can’t yet act alone to cut off benefits for many retirees. Fort Worth-based American wants retirees who wish to keep their benefits to pay all the cost. Now the dispute could go to negotiations or a trial. On Friday, bankruptcy court Judge Sean […]

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