BISD Assistant Principal is Promoted

News release from the Bryan school district: The Bryan ISD Board of Trustees approved the hire of Amy Newbold as principal of Johnson Elementary during its regular meeting May 18. Newbold, who currently serves as Johnson’s assistant principal, has been an educator for nearly 25 years. At Johnson, she will fill the role of principal […]

Bryan School Board Bans Public Comments By Supporters of Reassigned Bryan High Band Director

The Bryan school board at Monday night’s meeting banned public comments from supporters of the reassigned Bryan High band director. Only board president David Stasny spoke, and he made no specific reference to Robert Towell, who was transferred to Mitchell Elementary to teach music. But nine individuals who signed up to speak were allowed to […]

Busy Monday at the Texas Capitol

LAWMAKERS HEAR ABOUT THE WACO BIKER GANG SHOOTOUT A restaurant shootout among rival biker gangs in Waco has become a last-ditch rallying cry for opponents of legalizing openly carried handguns in Texas. The shootout that left nine people dead and 18 wounded happened with only two weeks remaining for the Texas Legislature. Police chiefs and […]

Brazos County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Double Murder

Update Monday afternoon: Danny Diaz was released from a local hospital Monday afternoon and was returned to the Brazos County Jail. In addition to being held on a murder charge, Diaz is also accused of violating probation from convictions associated with plea agreements he made in 2013 for marijuana possession and evading arrest with previous […]

Arrests Involving a Repeat Offender, Theft From Employer, and a Stakeout

A Bryan man who admitted to breaking the jaw of a Brazos County jail inmate nearly two years ago is back behind bars. According to the arrest report, Bryan police were working undercover in a high burglary neighborhood at 3 a.m. last Friday when they stopped a man walking through a strip center on East […]

UPDATE: Twin Peaks Pulls Waco Franchise Agreement And Number of Arrests Are Adjusted

Monday afternoon update from the Associated Press and Twin Peaks corporate Facebook page: WACO, Texas (AP) _ About 170 people have been arrested and a Central Texas restaurant and bar closed after a shootout between rival motorcycle gangs left nine bikers dead. Waco police on Monday announced the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission closed Twin Peaks […]

Online Survey For Designing Bryan’s New Sadie Thomas Park Pool

More is known about the process that will lead to a new pool at Bryan’s Sadie Thomas Park. City councilman Al Saenz reported at last week’s meeting the old pool, which was shut down seven years ago, will be demolished. Saenz says city staff has met with the contractor in charge of designing its replacement, […]

Bryan PD Investigating Saturday Night C-Store Robbery

A west Bryan convenience store was held up Saturday night. Police say no one was hurt and an undisclosed amount of money was taken from the Chevron at Harvey Mitchell Parkway and Leonard Road. A Hispanic male entered the convenience store, displayed a firearm and demanded money. The suspect is described as 20-25 years of […]

Blue Bell Announces Layoff

News release and video from Blue Bell’s website: Due to the extended timeline required to ensure the highest quality and safety of Blue Bell’s products when the company resumes production, and because supply and distribution will be limited for some time to come, Blue Bell Creameries CEO and President Paul Kruse today announced “the agonizing […]

Proposed Change In Grand Jury Selection Process Clears Texas House and Senate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Texas is closer to revamping the grand jury system that was in place for hundreds of Houston police shootings that didn’t result in any officer indictments. The Republican-controlled House gave final approval Friday to ditching the “pick-a-pal” way the biggest counties in Texas choose grand juries. Federal courts stopped using a […]

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