Kristen Distributing Expanding Into Former Gunler Property

A local business expansion includes the purchase of buildings and land vacated earlier this year in north Bryan. Kristen Distributing CEO Mark Kristen says he has purchased what was the short lived Gunler Foods plant off Highway 6 north of 2818. Kristen purchased two buildings and 32 acres from the bankruptcy court divesting the assets […]

Congressman Flores Named to House Energy and Commerce Commitee

News release courtesy of Congressman Bill Flores: U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) will serve on the House Energy and Commerce Committee for the 114th Congress. “Bill brings great firsthand energy sector experience and knowledge to the Energy and Commerce Committee. He will be a real asset to the committee and provide some unique perspectives as […]

Texas A&M Commencement Speaker is Governor Perry

News release from Texas A&M University: Gov. Rick Perry will be the commencement convocation speaker at Texas A&M University Dec. 18, setting the stage for three graduation ceremonies the next day at Texas’ largest university—his alma mater. The selection of Gov. Perry as the speaker for the convocation for Texas A&M’s mid-term graduates was announced […]

Texas Family Killed Driving to Disney World, None Were Wearing Seat Belts

CALHOUN, La. (AP) _ Louisiana State Police say three children and two adults from a family in Texas were killed when their vehicle veered off the interstate and rolled over in northeast Louisiana. State police spokesman Michael Reichardt says the car was driven by a 16-year-old who likely fell asleep at the wheel just before […]

More Money Being Spent on the Astrodome

HOUSTON (AP) _ Houston’s historic Astrodome is set to receive a scrubbing. KHOU-TV reports The Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation voted unanimously on Wednesday to wash the exterior of the building. Officials say the cleaning will cost nearly $64,000. The work will begin in early December and run through January. The multipurpose stadium opened […]

Montgomery County Jury Orders Life in Prison for Kidnapping

CONROE, Texas (AP) _ A Montgomery County jury has sentenced a man to life in prison for kidnapping a convenience store clerk. Jurors deliberated for about one hour on Wednesday before handing down the longest possible sentence to 52-year-old Jose Garcia. He is convicted of kidnapping a female Valero gas station worker in December 2012. […]

Former Galveston County Court Clerk Gets Probation

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) _ A fired judicial clerk in Southeast Texas who stole more than $23,000 in public funds must serve four years of probation and repay the money. Cheryl Annette Copley of Alvin was sentenced Wednesday in Galveston after pleading guilty last month to felony theft by a public servant. Copley had worked for […]

Former McLennan County JP Heads to Federal Prison

WACO, Texas (AP) _ An ex-judge already on probation in a mileage reimbursement scam must serve nine months in federal prison for stealing a dead Texan’s Social Security benefits. Jean Laster Boone was sentenced Wednesday in Waco. Boone in September pleaded guilty to theft of government property. Boone, who in October 2013 resigned as a […]

Senator Schwertner Pre-Files Proposal to Stop Diverting State Fuel Tax Revenue

Brazos County state senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) wants to keep all the money generated by the state’s fuel tax for highways. He has pre-filed legislation to stop diverting $620 million dollars a year for other things. Schwertner calls it “truth in taxation”, that he believes “when we have a dedicated tax, it should go to […]

Texas Reds Review to City Council

The Bryan city council has its first report of the first Texas Reds festival managed by the Downtown Bryan Association. Executive director Sandy Farris says 10,000 attended the two day event. Based on electronic ticket sales for wine, beer, and the kids zone, people came from 84 counties and 14 states. How many of the […]

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