Brazos County Commission Creates Medical Director Position

Brazos County Commissioners at this week’s meeting approved creating the position of Medical Director. County Judge Duane Peters says this person will replace a third-party provider of health care services for jail inmates and will be in charge of a future employee health clinic. The budget for this position is $155,300. Peters says the goal […]

Another Reminder to Lock Your Vehicles!

The Brazos County Sheriffs Office is again asking those living outside city limits to lock their vehicles. Chief Deputy Jim Stewart says 13 burglary reports came in on Monday. The latest victims were along Chick Lane near west Bryan and near east Bryan on Old Reliance, Gemstone Drive, and Vintage Hills Drive. Stewart says thieves […]

Northgate Farmers Market Debuts Thursday

Thursday afternoon marks the opening of a farmers market in Northgate. Sponsored by the Howdy Farm student group at Texas A&M, spokeswoman Jessica Newman says it’s part of a $45,000 fundraising effort to expand and add features to their sustainable farm on west campus. Newman says 10 to 15 vendors will sell local produce and […]

Maroon Bluebonnets Being Removed from UT Campus

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Officials at the University of Texas in Austin say they intend to pluck the maroon bluebonnets that have mysteriously appeared in the shadow of the UT Tower. It’s believed that Texas A&M pranksters at some point planted the seeds for a variant of bluebonnet known as Alamo Fire, which is a […]

Record Cold Morning in College Station

Tuesday was a record cold morning in College Station. According to hourly readings from the National Weather Service, it was 37 degrees shortly before 7 a.m. at Easterwood Airport. That breaks the previous low temperature for April 15 of 38, set in 1928. Wednesday’s forecast predicts a low of 37, which is near the record […]

Weather Service Review of Sunday Tornado in Lovelady

The National Weather Service determined it was a small tornado that hit east of Bryan/College Station Sunday afternoon in Houston County. The E-F 1 tornado that touched down in Lovelady stayed on the ground for three quarters of a mile, had a maximum speed of 100 miles an hour, and was 20 yards wide. Here’s […]

CS Council Supports Rental Registration Regulations

There’s no opposition among members of the College Station city council to change regulations on rental housing. No date has been set to take a vote on proposals developed over the last three months with input from neighborhood residents and the owners of rental properties. The proposal calls for fines up to $2,000 for having […]

B/CS Residents Asked to Complete Recycling Survey

The operators of the Twin Oaks Landfill are asking Bryan/College Station residents and businessowners to complete a survey regarding recycling. Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency (BVSWMA) executive director Bryan Griespach says the BVSWMA board, made up of elected officials and others from the twin cities, wanted to assess current practices and gauge opinions about […]

Wendy Davis Having Surgery Wednesday

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is scheduled to undergo neck surgery to relieve pain in her shoulder and right arm. Spokesman Zac Petkanas said Tuesday that doctors will remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck. The procedure is scheduled for Wednesday in […]

18 Months in Jail for Urinating on the Alamo

SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ A judge has ordered a 23-year-old El Paso man to spend 18 months in a state jail facility for urinating on the Alamo. State District Judge Ray Olivarri sentenced Daniel Athens on Monday in San Antonio. Athens had pleaded guilty to felony criminal mischief in February in exchange for a deal […]

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