Bryan City Council Spends Tuesday Morning in Executive Session

The Bryan city council spent almost three hours behind closed doors Tuesday morning, then emerged without taking action. Mayor Jason Bienski was asked what went on, considering the council was not scheduled to meet this week. Bienski says the council discussed matters they didn’t have time to address during their regularly scheduled meeting last week. […]

Former Eagle Publisher Wins State Award

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Longtime Texas journalist Donnis Baggett has been selected as recipient of the 2014 James Madison Award presented by the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas. Baggett, executive vice president of the Texas Press Association, will receive the award Sept. 12 during the John Henry Faulk Awards luncheon at the foundation’s Bernard […]

Aggie Home Football Reminders From A&M Transportation Services

Texas A&M Transportation Services encourages those attending home football games to take advantage of new services. Associate Director Debbie Hoffmann says pre-paid parking is going well enough that the West Campus Garage is already filled for the opener. The advance payment option is available for all home games. RV parking has been expanded and space […]

Weekend Crimes Reported to Bryan and College Station Police

Bryan police made at least four trips to the emergency room during the weekend to speak with victims of three assaults and one robbery. On Sunday night, officers took a report from a good samaritan who was cut by a knife several times. The victim told officers they were on the west side of town […]

Weekend Law Enforcement Arrests

A disturbance involving a large butcher knife early Sunday morning at a College Station apartment complex resulted in two arrests. Police reported no injuries after the victim used one of the suspects as a shield to prevent the other from stabbing him. 21 year old Grant Northcutt of Tomball is accused of swinging the knife […]

Don’t Fall For A Jury Duty Scam

News release courtesy of the Bryan police department: The Brazos County Sheriff’s Office and Bryan Police Department are currently investigating a number of recent incidents in the county where citizens have received calls from one or more individuals posing as an officer with the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office or Bryan Police Department telling them that […]

Longtime Extension Cotton Marketing Expert Dies

News release and photo courtesy of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension: Dr. Carl Anderson, considered by his peers as Texas’ leading cotton marketing authority and one of the nation’s leading cotton analysts, passed away Aug. 30 at the age of 83. Anderson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist emeritus and agricultural economics professor, served the Texas […]

Texas State Fair Food Winners Announced

DALLAS (AP) _ A Cajun creation and funnel cake flavored beer have won the culinary competition ahead of this year’s State Fair of Texas. Fair officials in Dallas on Monday announced the winners for the Best Tasting and Most Creative new foods at the expo. The Best Tasting Award was won by a fried Gulf […]

More Delays In New STAAR Tests

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The rollout of more rigorous standards in Texas schools has been postponed. The Dallas Morning News reports ( ) that Texas education officials have pushed back the 2016 deadline to meet standards of “postsecondary readiness.” Now, the deadline is 2021, meaning today’s first-graders won’t be subject to State of Texas Assessments […]

Governor Perry Says Indictment Tweet Was Unauthorized

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says a disparaging tweet from his personal account about the Democratic district attorney he’s charged with unlawfully trying to oust was unauthorized. A tweet from Perry’s account Sunday, after the other post was deleted, said he does “not condone the tweet.” The tweets were sent from […]

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