Local Observance of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial

Monday’s local observance of the annual National Fallen Firefighters memorial service took on added meaning. Bells signaling the last call were played in honor of 20 Texas firefighters and 106 around the country who died last year. Names that were read included Bryan’s Greg Pickard and Eric Wallace, who lost their lives in the Knights […]

Blinn College Faculty Hiring Fair Tuesday

Continued growth at Blinn College means administrators are looking for more faculty members in all disciplines. Blinn’s Brazos County campus president Dr. Sylvia McMullen says hiring fairs are taking place Tuesday from 3 until 8 p.m. at the student centers in Bryan and Brenham. There are open positions for next spring as well as the […]

Your Suggestions Sought For College Station’s Fun For All Playground

Earlier this year, representatives of several service clubs announced plans to develop the twin cities first playground for children with special needs. City of College Station communications director Jay Socol says organizers have reached the point where they want to collect public input about the Fun For All area of Central Park. Planners are looking […]

Teen Drowns During Hunting Trip

ALVARADO, Texas (AP) _ A 14-year-old North Texas boy has drowned in a stock pond while trying to retrieve a dove that was shot during a hunting trip. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office on Monday identified the victim as Joseph Lopez of Fort Worth. Lt. Tim Jones says the boy was part of group hunting […]

Highland Park ISD Ends Book Ban

DALLAS (AP) _ A suburban Dallas school has reversed course and will let students read seven books removed from an approved list amid concerns about sex, abortion and rape references. Highland Park Independent School District Superintendent Dawson Orr on Sunday night apologized for the disruption. Orr says he decided earlier this month to suspend the […]

Blinn District President Announces His Retirement

The person in charge of all Blinn College campuses is stepping down. District president Dr. Harold Nolte announced his retirement Friday, effective the end of January next year. That will complete more than four years at Blinn and a 35 year career in Texas higher education. A special meeting of Blinn’s board of trustees will […]

Former McLennan County JP Admits to Taking Dead Man’s Social Security Benefits

WACO, Texas (AP) _ A former Central Texas judge already on probation in a records and mileage reimbursement scam faces prison for stealing a dead man’s Social Security benefits. Ex-McLennan County Justice of the Peace Jean Laster Boone pleaded guilty Thursday to theft of government property. Boone, who’s free on bond, faces up to 10 […]

Balch Springs Councilwoman Arrested for 911 Abuse

BALCH SPRINGS, Texas (AP) _ A Dallas-area city council member has been charged with 911 abuse over a call the day after a store burglary. Balch Springs police on Thursday arrested Councilwoman Wanda Adams on a misdemeanor charge of silent or abuse calls to 911. Adams was released on $500 bond over the Sept. 17 […]

Mother Accused of Using 7 Year Old Daughter in Drug Deals

HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) _ Texas authorities have arrested a Waller County woman who they say used her 7-year-old daughter to collect and inspect cash during a cocaine deal. The Waller County district attorney tells KPRC-TV (http://bit.ly/1rnfw6i ) the woman was arrested this month after an undercover officer video recorded a drug deal. He says the […]

TxDOT Keeps New Highway Closed Until Street Lights Work

FLORENCE, Texas (AP) _ Transportation officials have delayed the opening of a 7.6-mile stretch of a Central Texas highway after thieves stole copper wiring from its street lights. A Texas Department of Transportation spokeswoman tells the Austin American-Statesman (http://bit.ly/1v6ZJeB ) that Texas 195 is ready to drive on but officials won’t to open the highway […]

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