U.S. Supreme Court Upholds UT Admissions Program

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The University of Texas admissions program that takes account of race has survived another round at the Supreme Court. The justices on Thursday upheld the Texas program by a 4-3 vote. The university considers race among many factors in admitting the last quarter of incoming freshmen classes. Texas fills most of the […]

Obama Immigration Plan, Challenged By Texas & 25 Other States, Blocked By U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A tie vote by the Supreme Court is blocking President Barack Obama’s immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation. The justices’ one-sentence opinion on Thursday effectively kills the plan for the duration of Obama’s presidency. A tie vote sets no national precedent but leaves in […]

Third of Four CS Bank Robbery Suspects Is Arrested

From College Station police regarding a third arrest in last week’s armed robbery of the Commerce National Bank on University: On 06/22/16 at approximately 5:50 PM, as a part of their continued investigation, detectives with the College Station Police Department in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Houston Police Department were able […]

Burleson County & Five Others Added To Federal Disaster Declaration

From Governor Abbott’s office: Federal Disaster Declaration Granted For Additional Texas Counties AUSTIN – The federal government today granted Governor Greg Abbott’s federal disaster request for Individual Assistance for Bastrop, Burleson, Eastland, Lee, Liberty, Stephens and Tyler Counties, amending the June 11th disaster declaration following recent flooding across the State of Texas. Additional counties may […]

Plans for a Ronald McDonald House Family Room at The Med

Plans for a second Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Family Room in the Brazos Valley are underway. The 980 square-foot room will replace administrative offices at College Station Medical Center. Plans include two sleep rooms, a kitchen and dining area, and a laundry room. This is the sixth family room in the RMHC Central Texas […]

23rd Bryan Rotary 10 Business Performance Awards Are Announced

The 23rd Bryan Rotary 10 Business Performance Awards were announced Wednesday. The top ten small businesses based in Brazos County, based on the percentage of sales growth between 2013 and 2015, are: 10. 66.73% Capital Construction Services 9. 75.28% America’s Choice Roofing 8. 80.51% Tracy Stewart CPA, PLLC 7. 82.57% Computers, Electronics, Office Etc. 6. […]

Texas Prison System To Appeal Court Order Involving Navasota’s Pack Unit

HOUSTON (AP) _ A judge has ordered the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to provide safe drinking water to Pack Unit inmates amid concerns about arsenic levels in the well supply. The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/28M3W1P ) reported Tuesday that U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison has given the TDCJ 15 days to replace its water supply. […]

Brazos County Continues Repairs From May Floods & Applies For Flood Warning Grant

Thursday marks four weeks since severe flooding in the Brazos Valley. Brazos County engineer Alan Munger says road and bridge crews are making permanent repairs following band-aids after last month’s storms. Munger says repairs could top $1 million dollars. The repairs, in addition to regularly scheduled summer projects, means contract labor will be hired and […]

FEMA Looking For Storm Victims With Flood Insurance

Corrected to reflect storm victims need to bring a copy of the letter from their insurance company indicating what they will pay. FEMA officials in the Brazos Valley say they continue to hear rumors from those who have flood insurance indicating that they believe they cannot register for FEMA assistance if they have flood insurance. […]

College Station And Bryan School Boards Approve Pay Raises & Hire Administrators

College Station school board members Tuesday night approved pay raises for all employees of 2.5 percent. However, board members were reminded this is the second of two years to phase in state-mandated teacher contributions to their retirement plan. That makes the net raise for CSISD teachers next year at two percent. The Bryan school board […]

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