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Todd Staples Stepping Down as Texas Agriculture Commissioner

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples says he’s leaving office to become president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association. Staples said in a statement released Thursday that he’ll step down sometime within the next two months. His departure was expected, following a failed bid for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. […]

Reveille VIII is Retiring

News release written by Interim President Dr. Mark Hussey and photo from Texas A&M University: Reveille VIII, who has faithfully served as the Texas A&M mascot, will formally retire following Final Review at the conclusion of the spring 2015 semester or upon selection of her successor. Until that time, she will continue to function in […]

Underage Texas Tech Student Dies of Alcohol Poisoning

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) _ A coroner has determined a Dallas-area freshman at Texas Tech University whose body was found last month in a house died of acute alcohol intoxication. Lubbock County’s medical examiner on Tuesday announced the death of 18-year-old Dalton Debrick of Irving has been ruled an accident. Lubbock police are continuing to investigate […]

Texas Limits Influence of New Advanced Placement History Courses

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Texas is limiting the influence of a new national Advanced Placement U.S. History course and exam amid conservative complaints that they’re rife with anti-American bias. The State Board of Education voted 12-3 on Wednesday to require that all Texas AP history classes adhere to state-mandated curriculum standards, rather than teaching to […]

Latest Texas Execution Is A Woman Who Killed A Nine Year Old

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) _ A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son a decade ago has been executed. Thirty-eight-year-old Lisa Coleman is the ninth convicted killer and second woman to receive a lethal injection in Texas this year. Nationally, she’s only the 15th woman executed since the Supreme […]

Hit and Run Driver Sought by College Station Police

News release courtesy of College Station police: On Tuesday September 16, 2014 at approximately 8:50 p.m. officers with the College Station Police Department were dispatched to the 800 block of Luther West in regards between a hit and run between a vehicle and a pedestrian. Through their investigation, officers were able to determine the following […]

College Station School Board Recap

College Station school board members took action Tuesday night involving two campuses that will open next August. Receiving the most attention was the board unanimously approving new elementary boundaries to accommodate the new Spring Creek campus. The board also agreed with a staff recommendation to change the name of the expanding alternative high school from […]

Another Bryan Council Divided Vote on Biocorridor Hotel & Conference Center

For the third time in as many weeks, two Bryan city councilmen attempted to block the sale of land going towards a hotel and conference center in the biocorridor. Only one item was on the agenda for Tuesday’s special meeting of the Bryan Commerce & Development (BC&D) board, which is composed of the city council. […]

Brazos County Commissioners Hire Computer Software Consultant

Brazos County commissioners will be paying a consultant from Waco up to $160,000 dollars through the end of next year to coordinate the installation of new computer software for the county’s criminal justice system. County judge Duane Peters says it wasn’t in their best interest to wait to join other former clients of a company […]

Torchy’s Tacos Announces Opening Date of CS Location

News release and photo courtesy of Torchy’s Tacos COLLEGE STATION – September 17th, 2014 — Torchy’s Tacos, the popular taco shop, is set to open their doors for a limited time on Wednesday, October 15th to celebrate their first College Station location. The 4,560 square foot store is located at 1037 Texas Ave South, is […]

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