One Bus Rear Ends Another In College Station

Two buses were damaged in a crash Thursday morning north of Consolidated High School. College Station police reports there were no passengers on board the CSISD and Brazos Transit District buses and neither driver was hurt. Officers were told the transit district bus was still stopped after dropping off a passenger on Welsh when it […]

Texas A&M’s Ag College Dean Announces His Return To The Faculty

Texas A&M’s dean of the college of agriculture and life sciences and vice chancellor of four system agencies said some already knew he would not be seeking a third term in that post. Mark Hussey has announced he will be returning to a faculty position after the end of the legislative session and his successor […]

TEEX Announces Death Of Longtime Fire School Director Henry Smith

From TEEX, the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service: The Texas A&M Engineering Extension (TEEX) family is mourning the loss of former Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI) Division Director Chief Henry Smith, 99, of Bryan. Chief Smith passed away peacefully on January 11, 2017. Chief Smith was the head of the Fire School from 1957‐1986. Prior […]

Mad Men Items Headed To The University of Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Props, scripts, costumes and other items from the television show “Mad Men” are heading to Texas. Show creator Matthew Weiner and production company Lionsgate have donated the “Mad Men” archive materials to the University of Texas’ Harry Ransom Center humanities library in Austin. The acquisition was to be announced Thursday. Some […]

Date Set For Ken Paxton Criminal Trial

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is set to stand trial on criminal securities fraud charges in May. The trial date finally set by state District Judge George Gallagher comes 18 months after Texas’ top prosecutor was indicted on felony charges of defrauding wealthy investors. Paxton has pleaded not guilty and faces […]

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush Teaching & Lecturing This Week At Texas A&M

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is spending this week on the Texas A&M campus at the Bush School of Government teaching a course he calls “a course on leadership through trial and error”. Tuesday night he spoke at a public lecture where his parents, President George H.W. and Barbara Bush, were in attendance. Jeb Bush […]

Madison County 9-1-1 Dispatcher Gets House Fire Call From Her Daughter

MADISONVILLE, Texas (AP) _ An emergency call a 911 dispatcher in Texas recently answered turned out to be from the dispatcher’s daughter who was reporting that their house was burning. Layla Wray was working an overnight shift in Madison County, north of Houston, when her 14-year-old daughter called to say the fire began on a […]

Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Armed Robbery

A Bryan man is sentenced to 25 years in prison for committing an armed robbery two years ago. Tylar Denzel Davis, 19, is one of four men who hit the Handi Stop Convenience Store on William Joel Bryan in January 2015. The crew threatened the two clerks and stole cash out of the registers, various […]

Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit by Semi

One person is dead after being struck by a semi on Highway 6 in Robertson County around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. According to DPS Trooper Jimmy Morgan, 57 year-old James Fachorn of Hearne, had entered the northbound lanes of Highway 6 when he was hit. Fachorn was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bryan where he […]

Public Comments At Bryan Council Meeting About A Councilman’s Arrest Leads To Microphone Being Turned Off Twice

Tuesday night’s Bryan city council meeting was the first since Reuben Marin was arrested two weeks ago on a charge of family violence assault. Marin said nothing about that, and he had no reaction to comments from two public speakers whose microphones were turned off for a combined three and a half minutes. City Secretary […]

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