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DPS Releases Sandra Bland Dashcam Video

Tuesday’s recap from the Associated Press: HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) _ The latest on the investigation into the recent death of a woman in a Texas jail cell (all times local): ___ 6:30 p.m. A newly released dashcam video documents how a routine traffic stop escalated into a shouting confrontation between a Texas state trooper and […]

Trial Judge Recommends Resentencing Brazos County Death Row Inmate

Five years ago, a Brazos County district court jury decided on the death penalty man for a College Station convicted killing his ex-girlfriend and her brother. Another jury could be called for a second sentencing. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the state’s highest appeals court, has been asked by the trial judge to resentence […]

College Station Council Approves Design of New Gateway Signs

We’re still months away from seeing the first of new gateway signs welcoming motorists to College Station. Public Works Director Donald Harmon told the city council at its last meeting the first sign will be installed on the freeway for southbound motorists to see near University. Harmon says it is modeled after what is in […]

Bryan School Board Selects New Navarro Principal

The Bryan school board has picked the new principal for Navarro elementary school. Assistant principal Sara Rueda, who has been in that position since 2012, was promoted Monday night on a unanimous vote. Before going to Navarro, she was an assistant at Davila Middle School. Rueda, who joined the district as a middle school teacher […]

Easterwood Airport Projects Include Grant Application For Service To and From Atlanta

The private company operating Easterwood Airport since June of last year has enlisted several local partners to ask the federal government for a matching grant to recruit Delta for non-stop passenger service to and from Atlanta. Airport manager Josh Abramson of Astin Aviation says if the $475,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation is […]

Texas A&M Another Step Closer to Building 3,400 Bed Student Housing Complex

In the near future, Texas A&M and system officials will have more details about a $355 million dollar student housing complex on the west campus. At the last Brazos County commission meeting, approval was given to support a public-private bond issue to build more than 3,400 beds. County Judge Duane Peters says while the county […]

Pickup Drives Into Bryan Goodwill Store

Those inside the Bryan Goodwill store Monday during the noon hour were not hurt after a pickup drove inside the building. The driver told police he was parking when he hit the accelerator. The driver and a passenger were not hurt. Photos courtesy of Bryan police:

Texas A&M Fighting Release Of Animal Research Records

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Animal rights activists are pushing to get records from Texas A&M University over dozens of cats and dogs undergoing lab testing. But the school, backed by a legal opinion from Attorney General Ken Paxton, isn’t releasing information that ranges from daily care logs to health records. University officials have declined to […]

Bryan ISD’s District Improvement Plan Includes Discussion on State’s Pre-K Grant

Many Bryan school district students will be experiencing academic changes when classes resume in about six weeks. That’s the result of the school board approving the district’s improvement plan (DIP). Superintendent Tommy Wallis referred multiple times to focusing on reading and writing from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Dr. Wallis also talked about providing an expanded […]

Quarter of Texas Listeria Cases Not Tracked or Recorded

HOUSTON (AP) _ State health records reviewed following the Blue Bell ice cream listeria outbreak show that a quarter of Texas cases involving the foodborne illness are not recorded or tracked. The Houston Chronicle reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/1RH7ipI ) that Texas has never enforced a law that requires laboratories to submit confirmed listeria samples to the […]

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