CASA Volunteers Helping Local Children in Need

In January, Governor Greg Abbott named four emergency items in his State of the State Address, including reforming Child Protective Services. Locally, Voices for Children recruits and trains Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA volunteers, to help children in the foster care system. Executive Director, Liana Rike said they help more than 200 children each […]

Nominations Open For 24th Bryan Rotary 10 Business Performance Awards

Which are Brazos County’s ten fastest growing private companies? This is the 24th year of the Bryan Rotary 10 Business Performance Awards. And the nomination period is underway. Applications are available online at bryan-rotary.org and at the Bryan/College Station chamber of commerce office. Anyone can submit a nomination, including self-nominations. Nominees will receive an application […]

FBI Separate Investigations Of San Antonio State Senator & School Board Member

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Federal agents have raided the office of a Democratic state Senator from San Antonio with close ties to a scandal ridden oil field services company. FBI spokesman Michelle Lee said Thursday that agents from the FBI and IRS are conducting a law enforcement operation at the office of Sen. Carlos Uresti. […]

Bryan Council Honors Councilman’s Mother Before And After Her Death

There were heavy hearts on Valentine’s Day at Tuesday night’s Bryan city council meeting, following the death of the mother of councilman Buppy Simank the night before. Deanna Simank was the woman who greeted you when you walked inside Buppy’s restaurant. Mayor Andrew Nelson presented Mrs. Simank a proclamation last week and repeated the presentation […]

DPS Places Bryan Man On Texas Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List

From the Texas Department of Public Safety: The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Michael Christopher Sanchez, 32, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Sanchez, a Latin Kings gang member, is wanted for parole […]

Early Morning Fatality Crash Near Bryan Municipal Golf Course

A Silsbee, Texas man died following a crash early Wednesday morning near the Bryan municipal golf course. Bryan police report a pickup driven by 23 year old Ross Lightfoot was going east on Villa Maria near Lakeview when it crossed the center line and struck the drivers side door of another pickup. Lightfoot was declared […]

Bryan Police Interview Man Who Was Shot By An Officer & Mayor Gives Shoutout to PD & All Public Safety Agencies

Bryan police has interviewed the man who was shot by an officer Sunday night. But the 33 year old’s account of what happened during a domestic disturbance call outside an ex-girlfriend’s home has not been released due to the ongoing investigation. The police department and all public safety agencies were given a shoutout by Bryan […]

B/CS Chamber Announces Community Impact Award Recipients

The Bryan/College Station chamber of commerce has announced this year’s recipients of community impact awards. The chamber’s Kim Dyer says this year’s recipients are Katherine Kleemann of Spherion employment services, Barbie Patterson of Patterson Architects, and Gabriel Garcia of Traditions Oil and Lube. Ticket information for the luncheon on February 28th is available online at […]

Murder-Suicide Between Bastrop and Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ A man is hospitalized in critical condition after investigators say he abducted a woman he knew from a Bastrop barber shop, drove her toward Austin, shot her dead as deputies approached, then turned the gun on himself. The Travis County Sheriff’s Office says a man walked into the barber shop about […]

UTSA President On Paid Leave Six Months Before Retiring

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – The president of the University of Texas at San Antonio has been placed on leave pending a review of allegations related to his conduct. Ricardo Romo was scheduled to retire in August after almost two decades with the university when the University of Texas System chancellor announced the review in a […]

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