What Was “The Grove” At Texas A&M Becoming “The 21st Century Classroom Building”

North of Kyle Field, Texas A&M’s hotel and conference center, and the Cain parking garage, groundbreaking takes place next month on a new academic building. That’s after the A&M system’s board of regents on Thursday approved “The 21st Century Classroom Building”, which will be built at the corner of Wellborn Road and Old Main. The […]

You Can Help Veterans Get Caps, Gowns, And Tassels For Texas A&M Graduation Ceremonies

In less than two weeks, a Facebook post went viral to provide caps, gowns, and tassels for veterans graduating Texas A&M who could not afford them. Karen Allen at A&M’s veteran resource and support center says many vets have to choose needs, particularly the 49% of vets who are married and have children. Allen says […]

City of Calvert Celebrates 150th Anniversary

This Saturday, Calvert is celebrating their 150th anniversary. Brenda Van De Walle says the event’s theme, “A Texas Celebration – Fit for a Queen” honors their Victorian era roots dating back to 1868. “We have 40 blocks on the national registry, which many of those are Victorian architecture,” said Van De Walle. Among other things, […]

College Station City Council Approves Design Contract For Third Water Tower

The next step has been taken towards building College Station’s third water tower. The city council at its last meeting approved a design contract that will cost almost $1 million dollars for the tower off Rock Prairie Road near Baylor Scott & White hospital. Interim water services director Alan Gibbs told the council the third […]

College Station Council Approves Sale Of Milled Asphalt, Awards Contract For Veterans Park Project, & Buys Land For Street Extension

The city of College Station is picking up an unexpected $219,450 for repairing streets. That’s after the city council at its last meeting approved the sale and removal of about 19,000 tons of surplus asphalt that was milled or removed from city streets. Public works director Donald Harmon told the council it was the first […]

Bryan Council Approve Designing Two New Drainage Projects

The Bryan city council at its last meeting approved contracts to design two new drainage improvement projects targeted to stop repeated flooding of homes. Public works director Jayson Barfknecht one contract addresses flooding off Burton Creek, affecting homes on Melba Circle and Willow Bend Drive. The second contract will design new culverts at two locations […]

New South Brazos County Road Opens With A Ribbon Cutting

For the first time in recent history, Brazos County officials held a ribbon cutting of a major road project. County judge Duane Peters did the honors Wednesday at Mesa Verde Drive, which connects Highway 6 between Texas World Speedway and the Indian Lakes subdivision south of College Station. Developer Paul Clarke donated the land and […]

Bryan ISD’s Superintendent Started Year Two This Week

Bryan school district superintendent Christie Whitbeck started her second year on the job this week. Reviewing her first year with WTAW News, she says she is farther along than she expected a year ago. Doctor Whitbeck brought up as an example, resolving unexpected problems with busing students last August. Whitbeck continues to work on her […]

Texas Health And Human Services Rebuked For Bungling Contracts Worth Millions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Texas lawmakers have rebuked a state agency for botching millions of dollars in contracts. The Austin American-Statesman reports that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission discovered earlier this month that staff members incorrectly scored five managed care contracts worth an estimated $600 million. The State Auditor’s Office released a report […]

Navasota 5th Graders & Adults Are Out Of The Hospital Following A Crash In Houston

Update: Two Navasota ISD school buses headed to Houston on a fifth grade field trip were involved in a collision with a dump truck this Wednesday morning. Superintendent Stu Musick tells sister station Navasota News that 25 students and seven adults…including both bus drivers…were taken to Houston area hospitals where all were treated and released. […]

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