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Houston’s Mayor Withdraws Sermon Subpoenas

HOUSTON (AP) _ Houston’s mayor says the city has withdrawn subpoenas seeking speeches and other information from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination of gay and transgender residents. Mayor Annise Parker said Wednesday that the subpoenas weren’t intended to infringe on anyone’s religious freedoms, but rather to help the city defend itself […]

Texas A&M Foundation Update

The Texas A&M University Foundation’s silent phase of their next capital campaign has exceeded one billion dollars. Campaign director Mark Klemm told members of the Faculty Senate this month that former students are looking for projects to fund. Klemm says the number of alumni between the ages of 55 to 75, who are most likely […]

Divided Bryan City Council Joins CS in Raising Ambulance Rates

Ambulance rates are rising in the twin cities. The Bryan city council approved the increase asked by College Station on a three to two vote. Al Saenz joined Rafael Pena in voting no.     Art Hughes joined Ann Horton and Jason Bienski in voting to keep ambulance prices the same in both cities.   […]

Texas A&M Tuition and Fees Could Increase

The Division of Finance and Administration at Texas A&M University held a public forum on Tuesday to discuss tuition and fee plans for the 2015-2015 academic year. The proposals included were a 1.93% increase from current tuition levels, a $2.32 per student credit hour increase in the University Advancement Fee, and an increase in program […]

Monday Night Arrests

A Bryan man is accused of a drunk driving crash during the midnight hour Tuesday that took out a brick mailbox in front of a home near Allen Academy. Police received multiple calls hearing what happened on Woodcrest Drive. Officers found no skid marks showing the driver attempted to slow down. Bricks were found in […]

Chamber of Commerce Announces Annual Banquet Guest Speaker

News release from the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce: Bryan/College Station, Texas — “We are excited to announce today that Gerald W. Parker, Jr., D.V.M., Ph.D., M.S. Vice President Public Health Preparedness and Response Principal Investigator Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) has agreed to speak at our Annual Banquet on November […]

Owner of The Eagle Selling Its Direct Mail Subsidairy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Berkshire Hathaway’s media unit is selling its marketing company to a Wisconsin group, so it can focus more on its newspapers. Warren Buffett’s company announced the sale of World Marketing Inc. to businessman Robert M. Kraft on Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed. Terry Kroeger, who leads BH Media, says the direct […]

New Rules for Texas Oil & Gas Drilling

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The Texas Railroad Commission has amended rules for disposal well operators amid concerns that high-pressure injections can trigger earthquakes. As of Nov. 17, disposal well operators must research U.S. Geological Survey data for a history of earthquakes within 100 square miles of a proposed well site before applying for a permit. […]

Nearly 20 Burglaries & Criminal Mischief Reports to CS Police

12 home and vehicle burglaries were reported across the twin cities Monday. Ten were in College Station, with six vehicle burglaries at two locations. Three RVs were broken into “smash and grab” style at the Lock & Roll Storage at Harvey Road and the freeway. At the District on Luther, while investigating a single burglary, […]

Missing Children Found.

Update: At 12:45 a.m. Tuesday College Station Police said the brothers were reunited with their parents. A press release said an investigation into their disappearance remains open. Original Story News release from College Station police: On Monday, October 27, 2014 at approximately 1815 hrs, officers of the College Station Police Department were dispatched to a location […]

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