College Station School Board Approves District Of Innovation Plan

Ten recommendations for the College Station school district to take local control of what are now state laws have been approved by the school board. The action to become a district of innovation followed comments from one public speaker. School board candidate Jackie Huff questioned the district deciding how much time teachers get to plan […]

Bryan City Council Sorts Out Naming Member To The BCAD Board Of Directors

Business at one of the Bryan city council’s six meetings this week included what is typically a routine appointment to the Brazos Central Appraisal District (BCAD) board of directors. When Greg Owens nominated and mayor Andrew Nelson seconded naming former mayor Jason Bienski, they were told former councilman Art Hughes was interested in serving a […]

Recapping Arrests Of Four More Local Repeat Offenders

Bryan police officers were sent at three in the morning to the parking lot of an office building off Briarcrest near the freeway, about a block east of Stripes, on the report of someone yelling for help. According to the arrest report, officers found a man outside a parked pickup who was soaking wet. The […]

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Joins The Investigation Of The Death Of A Texas State Fraternity Pledge

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ State alcohol regulators have opened an investigation into the death of a Texas State University fraternity pledge after an initiation ritual. The university about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Austin, Texas, suspended all fraternity and sorority chapters after Matt Ellis was found unresponsive Monday at an off-campus apartment. The 20-year-old […]

Former United Airlines Pilot Admits To Running Brothels Around Houston

HOUSTON (AP) _ A former United Airlines pilot has been placed on five years of deferred adjudication probation after pleading guilty to running about a half dozen brothels in the Houston area. Besides probation, state District Judge Jim Wallace ordered 53-year-old Bruce Wayne Wallis to pay a $2,000 fine and perform 150 hours of community […]

Bryan Council Learns Of Two New Eastside Business Developments

This week’s Bryan city council meeting included information about two eastside businesses. Deputy city manager Hugh Walker reported a site plan was submitted by those building a Hooters restaurant in the Premiere Cinema plaza. And Walker reported owners of the Colony Park shopping center, where Kroger is located off Boonville Road, have also submitted a […]

Texas Democratic Party Megadonor Steve Mostyn Has Died

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Democratic mega donor Steve Mostyn, a powerful Texas trial lawyer and prominent backer of liberal causes and candidates, has died after what his wife called “a sudden onset and battle with a mental health issue.” He was 46. In a statement Thursday, Amber Mostyn didn’t confirm a cause of death. But […]

One Month To Go For Employees In The Texas A&M System To Learn Their New Payroll And HR System

For the first time in 35 years, the more than 10,000 employees at Texas A&M and more than 26,000 throughout the A&M system are dealing with a new way to process payroll and other human resources functions. A&M vice president of human resources, Barbara Abercrombie, presented an update during this week’s faculty senate meeting. The […]

Bryan School Board Begins Discussion Of How To Comply With The State’s New School Bus Seat Belt Law

This week’s Bryan school board meeting included the first discussion of addressing the increased cost of running buses. That’s after the legislature passed Senate Bill 693, which requires seat belts with harnesses on new buses. Bryan ISD communications director Brandon Webb says there are two sides to the seat belt debate; the side that prevents […]

Deadline Approaching To Enter 91st B/CS Christmas Parade

A reminder that the deadline to register for the 91st Bryan/College Station Christmas parade is Friday at 5 p.m. Those who participate in the B/CS parade the afternoon of Sunday, December 2 are also invited to be a part of the Christmas parade in downtown Bryan the evening of Friday, December 8. Click HERE to […]

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