One Brazos County District Court Jury Issues The Death Penalty & A Second Jury Is Dismissed Following A Guilty Plea

BRYAN, Texas (AP) _ A man has been sentenced to death for the slayings of six people at a remote East Texas campsite in 2015. A Brazos County jury deliberated about 45 minutes Wednesday before deciding 35-year-old William Hudson should be face execution. The same jury last week found Hudson guilty on three counts of […]

College Station School Board Proceeds With Refurbishing Middle Schools To Separate Identities With High Schools

The College Station school board is moving ahead with giving identities to the district’s middle schools that are not related to College Station and Consolidated high schools. Tuesday night’s vote authorizes spending almost $1.8 million dollars in what the board says is deferred maintenance. This includes new millwork, flooring, paint, and graphics. Board members agreed […]

Funeral Service Held For Eight Members Of One Family Murdered In Sutherland Springs

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) _ The Latest on the funeral for some victims of the Texas church shooting (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A funeral service for eight members of one family who were among the more than two dozen killed in a shooting at a small Texas church has gotten under way with 3,000 […]

Some CS Council Members Not Happy With Latest Design And Cost Of New Police Department Building

Some members of the College Station city council were not happy with recommendations about the exterior design and cost of the city’s new police department. Julie Schultz offered the first reaction to three options of how the outside looked.   Jerome Rektorik and James Benham reacted to city staff and their outside consultant that three […]

Texas A&M’s First Dean Of Faculties Dies

A former Texas A&M history professor and administrator who became the university’s first dean of faculties has died. Haskell Monroe, who died Monday at the age of 86, was also a member of President Earl Rudder’s Aspirations Committee. In an interview with WTAW’s Tom Turbiville, Monroe recalled the recommendations Rudder received 50 years ago. The […]

United Way Of The Brazos Valley Update

United Way of the Brazos Valley update president Alison Prince visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about the upcoming open house of UWBV’s new offices, and a visit about the decision to sell its office building and lease office space.  

Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce Holds Its Annual Banquet

More than 500 gathered Monday night at the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce annual banquet. The dean of the Bush School at Texas A&M was the featured speaker. Mark Welsh recently completed his first year in Aggieland after retiring as a general in the Air Force where he was chief of staff.   Speakers also […]

Divided CS Council Approves Expanding Current City Hall Site

A very divided College Station city council decided to build an expanded city hall complex at its current location instead of moving south. James Benham and Jerome Rektorik were among the four members endorsing city staff’s plan for new construction in phases over multiple years.     Also voting to expand the current site were […]

Appeals Court Hears History Making Case At Blinn College Bryan Campus

The sixth annual visit by the Texas 10th court of appeals to the Blinn College campus in Bryan including a historical event. The director of Blinn’s paralegal program, Robert Stanberry, says the justices heard an appeal of someone convicted of the misdemeanor offense of unlawful disclosure or promotion of intimate visual material. Arguments were also […]

Filing For 2018 Elections Is Underway

The Texas Secretary of State’s elections website has as of Tuesday morning, the names of 21 people who have filed for 16 Brazos County elected positions in next year’s election. So far, there are three primary races. For district clerk, Republican incumbent Marc Hamblin tells WTAW News he will announce his future plans on December […]

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