40 Years in Prison for Selling $550 of Crack Cocaine

A Bryan man convicted by a Brazos County District Court jury for selling $550 of crack cocaine to a confidential informant was sentenced by the judge to 40 years in prison. 28 year old Lee McKinney was one of 14 arrested two years ago. Assistant District Attorney John Brick says it was part of a […]

A&M Presidential Search Committee Update

Monday’s meeting of the Texas A&M Faculty Senate included an update on the search for the university’s next permanent President. Provost Karan Watson responded to a query from a senator who was wondering what was going on, eight months after a search committee was appointed. Dr. Watson says the seven member committee held some interviews, […]

Maroon Bluebonnets Will Stay at UT

News release courtesy of the University of Texas-Austin Over the last several days, wildflower lovers in Texas have been interested to learn about some maroon-colored bluebonnets that mysteriously appeared in gardens at The University of Texas at Austin. The bluebonnets grew from seed selectively bred at Texas A&M University, leading to speculation they were planted […]

Wendy Davis Has Successful Neck Surgery

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’ campaign says she has undergone successful neck surgery to relieve pain in her shoulder and right arm. Spokesman Zac Petkanas said Wednesday that doctors in Davis’ hometown of Fort Worth removed bone spurs and degenerative discs that were creating compression on the nerves in her neck. […]

Convicted Corpus Christi Murderer is Executed

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) _ A man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a Corpus Christi home has been executed by Texas prison authorities. Jose Villegas was lethally injected Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected arguments he was mentally impaired and ineligible for the death penalty. […]

More State Money Headed to West

WEST, Texas (AP) _ State officials say an additional $4.8 million in disaster assistance will be provided to the Central Texas community of West as it continues to rebuild from the devastating fertilizer plant explosion last year that killed 15. The office of Gov. Rick Perry announced Wednesday that the funding comes at the request […]

College Station School Board Meeting Recap

The College Station school board took final action Tuesday night to hire the district’s next superintendent. Deputy Superintendent Clark Ealy was received with a standing ovation from the board and audience. Dr. Ealy begins his new position June 27. He was given a three year contract with a starting salary of $195,000 and the same […]

West Campus Project Includes Teaching Garden, Amphitheater Inspired by Former Grove

Spring has sprung on part of Texas A&M’s West Campus set aside in 1998 by the Board of Regents. Wildflowers planted by Wildseed Farms last year at the corner of Discovery Drive and John Kimbrough Boulevard were part of the 45-acre Gardens and Greenway Project to restore White Creek. Project Coordinator Dr. Doug Welsh said […]

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 […]

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