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More Trouble For The New Texas Attorney General

DALLAS (AP) — A special prosecutor says he plans to present a North Texas grand jury with evidence of first-degree felony securities fraud against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. In an interview Wednesday with WFAA-TV of Dallas-Fort Worth, special prosecutor Kent Schaffer said he planned to present the evidence to a Collin County grand jury […]

Employee Retirement System of Texas and Texas A&M System Starts Enrollment for Same Sex Spouses and Dependents

Employees and retirees covered by the Employee Retirement System of Texas (ERS) are now eligible to enroll their same-sex spouses and their dependent children. According to the ERS website, the same coverages and services at the same costs as opposite-sex spouses are available to those in the Texas Group Benefits Program. Participants who are not […]

DNC Changing Format of Texas Democratic Presidential Primary

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Texas’ Democratic presidential primary is set to shift to allocating delegates based solely on voting results, after national party leaders rejected the state’s traditional “Two-Step” method. America’s second-largest state votes March 1st as part of the 2016 presidential election’s “Super Tuesday.” Its likely 250-plus delegates will be that day’s big prize. […]

Bryan Council Refunding $615,000 To Business That Overpaid Sales Taxes

The state comptroller’s office will be getting a check for more than $615,000 dollars from the city of Bryan. That’s after the city council approved going into reserves to cover an overpayment made by an unidentified business between 2010 and 2014. City Manager Kean Register says this happens from time to time, but never for […]

Austin Based Bar Enters Agreement With Justice Department Over Discrimination Charges

DALLAS (AP) _ An Austin-based bar has agreed to make changes to its business practices to end a federal investigation into alleged discrimination. Kung Fu Saloon entered into a consent decree Tuesday with the U.S. Department of Justice “to avoid protracted and costly litigation.” The Justice Department says the bar discriminates against African-American and Asian […]

SPCA Has Custody of Horses From Conroe Area Ranch

WILLIS, Texas (AP) _ An animal rescue group has been granted custody of about 200 neglected horses seized last week from a Houston-area ranch. A judge Tuesday ruled for the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Montgomery County law officers on June 24 carried out search warrants at the ranch operated by […]

New Employer For Brett Giroir

Former Texas A&M Health Science Center chief executive Brett Giroir has a new employer. Dr. Giroir posted on his Twitter account Tuesday that he’s joining the Houston-based Texas Medical Center as part of their healthcare technology accelerator and their health policy institute. Giroir stated his big policy issues are improving the Veterans Administration health system, […]

Update on Million Dollar CS Traffic Signal Improvement Project

Two months ago, the Texas A&M System announced a $1 million dollar contribution to improving traffic signal operations in College Station. An update was recently given about the technology that city manager Kelly Templin says can change with the volume of vehicles. Senior researcher Dr. Tim Lomax of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute says the […]

John Raney Announces Reelection Bid

News release from John Raney Campaign: State Representative John Raney (R-Bryan-College Station) announced he will seek reelection to the Texas House of Representatives. Representative Raney was first elected to represent House District 14 in 2011. He currently serves on the Committees on Higher Education, House Administration, and Appropriations, where he also serves on the sub-committee […]

UPDATE: Still No Cause of Townhome Fire in North College Station

Tuesday morning update from the College Station fire department: · College Station Fire Department and Bryan Fire Department units responded to 923 Spring Loop at 20:48 hours for a reported structure fire. · First arriving unit on scene within four minutes at 20:52 and advised smoke showing from a single story structure and would be […]

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