Recap of Union Pacific Plans to Add Second Rail Line

Union Pacific representatives met with local officials Thursday about the railroad’s plan to build a second rail line south of Wellborn. U-P spokesman Jeff DeGraff says they’re in the design phase of almost two miles of track (10,000 feet) that will run parallel to the main line. This allows one of two trains approaching each […]

Why the Daughter of Houston’s Mayor Had Trouble Getting Her Driver’s License

HOUSTON (AP) _ Houston Mayor Annise Parker says her daughter faced difficulty in getting a Texas driver’s license because she listed two mothers as her parents on her application. Parker is gay and married partner Kathy Hubbard in a California ceremony earlier this year. Together, they adopted daughters Daniela and Marquitta in 2003. Texas doesn’t […]

Infectious Disease Task Force Holds First Public Hearing

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The top health official in Texas says most hospitals can’t handle Ebola patients and infected people should instead be treated at specialized care centers. State Health Commissioner David Lakey’s (LAY’-kees) comments represent a dramatic break with past federal assertions that nearly any American hospital can cope with the virus. Lakey said […]

Rudder Freeway Construction Moving to Next Phase

We are still a year away from completing construction of new on and off ramps along the Earl Rudder freeway. The Texas Department of Transportation says the latest phase of the $13 million dollar project is wrapping up. Sometime Friday, new northbound ramps will open between University and Briarcrest. Next Tuesday, the northbound ramps will […]

CSISD Principal To Be Duct Taped Thursday Night

The parent teacher organization at Oakwood Intermediate School in College Station has found a sticky way to raise money for technology purchases. Principal Jeff Mann has been persuaded to be stuck to the wall with duct tape during Thursday’s fall festival. PTO member Miranda Crisone says one dollar strips of duct tape go on sale […]

McLennan County Family Headed To Prison

WACO, Texas (AP) _ A Central Texas man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and his mother must serve nearly six years behind bars for helping run a marijuana ring. Conner Phillip Koss and Le’Ann Koss, both of Hewitt, were sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Waco. The 26-year-old son in June pleaded […]

Suspension For Recently Promoted Austin Policeman

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The Austin police chief has indefinitely suspended a lieutenant who he says had an affair with a woman and embellished and falsified reports in an effort to arrest her husband. Chief Art Acevedo announced the suspension of Lt. Jason Disher on Wednesday. He has been with the department since 1999 and […]

Texas Lottery Ending Scratch Off Game

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ A Texas Lottery scratch-off game that some players complained has confusing rules will end just months after it began. A statement from the Texas Lottery Commission says “a few opportunistic individuals” appear to be exploiting the Fun 5 game, which launched Sept. 1. Commission officials say the agency has received feedback […]

Abandoned Baby Found in a Houston Post Office

HOUSTON (AP) _ Houston authorities are searching for the parents of an infant who was abandoned in a post office lobby. A Texas Department of Family and Protective Services spokeswoman says the 1-month-old boy was found on Wednesday. He was wearing a white onesie and the name Jesse was written on his diaper. The spokeswoman […]

WTAW & B/CS Chamber Hosts Local Candidates Forum

WTAW and the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce hosted a local candidates forum Wednesday night at the Bush Library. WTAW’s Scott DeLucia presented questions to candidates for the Bryan and College Station city councils and school boards along with candidates for Texas Senate in District 5 and the Texas House in District 14. Click below […]

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