Outdated Vehicle Registration Leads to Four Drug Arrests

A drug bust conducted by College Station police had a “Breaking Bad” theme. One of four people arrested had a wallet bearing the name Heisenburg and a caricature of actor Bryan Cranston, who portrayed the methamphetamine-making professor. The wallet was in a silver case belonging to 21 year old Matthew Hayhurst of Bryan. According to […]

Governor-Elect Abbott Considering Whether to Sue President Obama Again

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott says “odds favor” that Texas will sue the Obama administration over executive actions on immigration but is stopping short of his earlier vow to file a lawsuit. The outgoing Texas attorney general said Monday his office will finalize a decision within two weeks. After President Barack Obama […]

TxDOT Closes Two Highways in Grimes County

Weekend rains in Grimes County has closed a second highway. The TxDOT district office in Bryan has blocked FM 149 until repairs are completed, which is projected to be Tuesday afternoon. The detour to and from Anderson is using FM 2819 and FM 2562. This is in addition to FM 3090 being closed, also due […]

Texas A&M System Announces Kyle Field West Side Implosion Plans

News release courtesy of the Texas A&M University System: Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp today announced Dec. 21 as the implosion date of the west side of Kyle Field, representing a significant milestone in the second phase of the $450 million stadium redevelopment. Texas A&M’s last football game of the 2014 regular season […]

DA Dismissing Ticket Against Texas Teen Driver in Deadly Crash

MONROE, La. (AP) — A prosecutor says he is dismissing the ticket issued to a Texas teenager who apparently fell asleep at the wheel and caused a wreck that killed five members of his family as they were headed to Disney World. District Attorney Jerry Jones tells The News-Star (http://tnsne.ws/11pd4nb) that the 16-year-old has been […]

Magnolia Pilot Killed After Small Plane Crashes Near Elgin

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ State officials have identified a pilot who died in a small plane crash in Central Texas. The Department of Public Safety says 63-year-old Daniel Disbrow of Magnolia died when his plane crashed Sunday in Lee County near Elgin. The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash on […]

UPD Arrests and Bryan Officer on Light Duty Following Altercation

A Texas A&M student who went to the President’s office in order to change her major was taken to the Brazos County jail. 19 year old Cecilia Kruso of Arizona was arrested on multiple charges by University police, including kicking an officer twice in the groin area. According to the arrest report, Kruso was told […]

State Auditor Calls For More Controls On Tax Break Program

DALLAS (AP) _ The Texas state auditor is criticizing an economic development program run by school districts. State Auditor John Keel’s criticisms are contained in an audit report released Friday. Keel was required to audit the program, known as “Chapter 313,” as part of a law extending it through 2024. He says Texas school districts […]

New Textbooks Approved by the Texas Board of Education

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ A Texas panel has approved 89 history and social studies textbooks for use in classrooms across America’s second-largest state, after one top publisher withdrew a book. The Republican-controlled State Board of Education voted along party lines 10-5 Friday, sanctioning most proposed books and electronic lessons. It defeated six books, however, and […]

Judge Upholds Brazos County Jury’s $27 Million Award

Last July, a Brazos County district court jury ruled the Northgate McDonald’s was responsible for the deaths of two teenagers. Friday, the trial judge upheld the jury’s 10-2 decision and ordered McDonald’s to pay $27 million dollars to the families of the deceased. 18 year old Denton James Ward of Flower Mound and 19 year […]

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