Prison For White Collar Theft, 4th DWI, & 2nd Robbery

Stealing $275,000 dollars from her former employer means prison time for a College Station woman. How long 59 year old Debra Sikes serves depends in part to how much restitution she pays. According to the Brazos County district attorney’s office, Sikes may be eligible for probation after six months if she pays back what she […]

Texas A&M Announces The Death Of Longtime Supporter John Lindsey

A Texas A&M graduate who assisted his alma mater for seven decades has died. 93 year old John Lindsey of Houston, class of 1944, passed away Friday after a lengthy illness. President George H.W. Bush issued a statement (see below for a screen shot of the entire statement) that read in part “I will always […]

44th Season Of MSC OPAS Is Revealed

News release from MSC OPAS: COLLEGE STATION, TX: OPAS officials announced the events coming to the 2016-17 “Expect the Unexpected” season on Thursday, May 19. The lineup of performances to be presented from August 2016 to April 2017 as part of the 44th season includes six events on the Ann Cobb Wiatt Main Stage series, […]

Brazos County Detention Operations Pass Annual State Inspection

From Brazos County Sheriff Chris Kirk: On May 18, 2016, Texas Commission on Jail Standards Inspector Fred St. Amant completed a two day inspection of the Brazos County Detention Facilities. Inspector St. Amant found the Brazos County jails to be in compliance with Texas Jail Standards and authorized the issuance of a Certificate of Compliance […]

UPDATE: 2 C-Store Armed Robberies In 12 Hours

Update: Local law enforcement is investigating two armed robberies in an 12 hour period on Thursday. The first, just before midnight, sent Bryan police to the Valero Corner Store at William Joel Bryan and the freeway. The clerk told officers three men came inside wearing ski masks. One displayed a firearm, and they took off […]

Recap of Blinn Trustees Regular Meeting & Preview Of Special Meeting

This month’s regular meeting of the Blinn College trustees included a response to repeated faculty senate requests for shared governance. In February and again last month, faculty representatives asked to be included in the decision making process. This week, administrators presented a 23 page document demonstrating how the college is meeting standards set by its […]

Local Leaders Selected for National Organization

Two women from our local city governments were selected to join an elite network of more than 5,000 female leaders across the country. Alsie Bond, Community Development Manager with the City of Bryan and Debbie Eller, Director of Community Services with the City of College Station, were selected as members of the Leadership America Class […]

College Station City Council Reviews Internal Audit of Convention and Visitors Bureau

The College Station city council debated recommendations by its city auditor about the operation of the local convention and visitors bureau (CVB) at this week’s meeting. In the 2016 fiscal year, the CVB is receiving more than $1.7 million dollars from College Station’s share of the hotel occupancy tax. City auditor Ty Elliott said the […]

Research Valley Partnership Moves Ahead Without Texas A&M’s Support

The Research Valley Partnership economic development agency (RVP) is moving ahead after notification that Texas A&M was leaving the organization. A letter from Vice President for Research Glen Laine stated A&M is directing “financial assets (funding for RVP strategic planning) and personnel efforts to the University’s economic development initiatives.” Two A&M representatives to the RVP […]

29th Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service

Wednesday marked the 29th Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service held at Veterans Park. Local law enforcement and community members gathered to remember officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. College Station Chief of Police, Scott McCollum, started the presentation before introducing the keynote speaker, Bryan’s Chief of Police, Eric Buske. Sergeant Jason […]

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