UPDATE-Two Arrests Made in Connection with Bryan Armed Robberies

Friday afternoon update: Bryan police has announced the arrests of two teenagers from recent armed robberies at convenience stores. Friday afternoon, a 16 year old was arrested for holdups at Palasota Grocery, the Handi-Stop on West William Joel Bryan, and Sodolak’s Grocery. Officers found him at the same location where 17 year old Tylar Davis […]

Flooded Roads Meant No School For Some in Bryan ISD

More than three inches of rain Thursday and Friday meant no school for about 300 students at 13 Bryan ISD buildings. Spokesman Brandon Webb said flooded roads meant no access to get to students on Elmo Weedon Road to Timberwilde Drive, Red Angus Road, and Grassbur Road. Webb says the impacted schools appear to be: […]

Brazos County Flu Cases Increasing Again

There’s been a uptick in the number of flu cases reported to the Brazos County Health Department. Officials say the increase, from 174 in the week ending January 10 to 284 in the week ending January 17, could have been due to the influx of college students returning to the area. Since the start of […]

College Station Council Updates Oil and Gas Drilling Regulations

It took 27 drafts to come up with College Station’s first update to regulating oil and gas drilling in 24 years. The College Station city council has unanimously approved its first changes in regulating oil and gas drilling since 1991. That’s after spending two hours listening to more than 40 speakers, most who wanted 1,500 […]

Arson Arrests in Two Local Residential Fires

Two recent residential fires have led to arrests on arson charges. One definition of arson is failing to use proper caution with a lit match around flammable material. That’s what led to the arrest of a College Station man following a house fire Wednesday night behind Central Baptist Church. According to the arrest report, 20 […]

Pope Francis Names First Auxiliary Bishop of Austin Diocese

WTAW News note that the area served by the Catholic Diocese of Austin includes Bryan and College Station. AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The Roman Catholic Diocese of Austin has announced the appointment of the Rev. Daniel E. Garcia as its first auxiliary bishop. The diocese announced Wednesday that Pope Francis appointed Garcia to help serve […]

Governor Abbott Announces Board of Regents Appointments

Governor Abbott has announced board of regents appointments to the Texas A&M, University of Texas, and Texas Tech systems. One of three members of the A&M board will continue, subject to Senate confirmation. That’s current chairman Phil Adams of Bryan. Not reappointed were Jim Schwertner of Austin and John White of Houston. The new members […]

TxDOT Releases 2015 Project List

The Texas Department of Transportation has released a list of 201 highway projects statewide for 2015. Three are located in Brazos County, with a combined value of $6,822,003. One was previously announced, the continuation of Earl Rudder freeway ramp relocations from the FM 158 exit north to Highway 21. Also on the list are maintenance […]

Reveille 1 Painting Recovered

Update courtesy of Texas A&M University: The Texas A&M Police Department (UPD) today returned to the university and its Corps of Cadets a painting of Reveille I, the university’s first mascot, a piece of nostalgia missing for the past 25 years. Prior to the painting’s unveiling, Asst. Chief Mike Johnson of UPD told a crowd […]

Texas Senate GOP Increases Its Power

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Republicans in the Texas Senate have strengthened their majority power, shrugging off decades of tradition with a rules change that scraps Democrats’ ability to block bills on party-line votes. The GOP holds a 20-11 Senate majority. The old “two-thirds” rule left them one vote short of bringing up especially controversial bills […]

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