Unlucky Friday The 13th For A Construction Worker On The Texas A&M Campus

Friday the 13th proved unlucky for a construction worker on the Texas A&M campus. On the site of the veterinary school expansion, university police lieutenant Allan Baron says a man was in the process of placing a pipe into a manhole when the pipe bounced back…knocking the man into the manhole. The victim was conscious […]

Soldier Surprises Son on Heroes Day at School

Second graders at Spring Creek Elementary in College Station were celebrating Super Hero Day on Friday. Students were visited by a firefighter, a police officer and a solider at a presentation this afternoon celebrating local heroes. Three students were picked to hand each hero a special card. Texas Redwine knew he would be handing his […]

Recap of B/CS Chamber Legislative Trip to Washington D.C.

The president of the Bryan/College Station chamber of commerce, Royce Hickman, visited with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about the chamber’s 16th trip to Washington D.C. to meet federal lawmakers and their staffs.   Click HERE to read and download the B/CS Chamber federal legislative action plan.

Brazos County Jury Convicts And Sentences Bryan Man Of Aggravated Assault With A Knife

A Bryan man will serve at least six years in prison after a Brazos County district court jury found him guilty of threatening his ex-girlfriend at knifepoint and stabbing her mother’s boyfriend. The district attorney’s office says the jury sentenced 22 year old Luke Gonzalez to 12 and a half years. According to state law, […]

Two Former Texas A&M Football Players Admit To An Armed Robbery

In June 2014, two former Texas A&M football players were arrested for the armed robbery of $1,500 dollars from three people who thought they were buying marijuana from them. The Brazos County district attorney’s office has reached plea agreements with 21 year olds Isaiah Golden and Darian Claiborne. Prosecutors say the deal with Golden requires […]

Hearne Man Indicted On Arson And Murder Charges

A Hearne man arrested in January for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and violating parole now faces arson and murder charges. 45 year old William Davenport has been indicted for setting a fire that destroyed a mobile home in Hearne and killed 34 year old Wanda Vinton and her 15 year old daughter, Chyene. […]

Texas Supreme Court Upholds School Finance Law

The Texas Supreme Court has declared the state’s school finance law is constitutional. The opinion, released on Friday, stated “Our Byzantine school funding “system” is undeniably imperfect, with immense room for improvement. But it satisfies minimum constitutional requirements. Accordingly, we decline to usurp legislative authority by issuing reform diktats from on high, supplanting lawmakers’ policy […]

St. Mary’s Catholic Center Pastor Named Bishop Of Tulsa Catholic Diocese

The pastor of College Station’s St. Mary Catholic Center has been appointed bishop of the Catholic diocese in Tulsa. Father David Konderla, a Bryan native who has led St. Mary’s since 2005, will be ordained and installed in his new position on June 29. Additional information from the Catholic Diocese of Austin: We announce with […]

Lt. Gov. Patrick Willing To Pass On Federal Money Over LGBT Policy

DALLAS (AP) – Texas’ lieutenant governor says the state is prepared to forfeit billions of dollars in federal funding for public schools following an Obama administration directive over bathroom access for transgender students. Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Friday that Texas “will not yield to blackmail” and urged superintendents to defy the new federal […]

Texas GOP Convention Update

Texas governor vows to ‘fight back’ for North Carolina law DALLAS (AP) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is vowing to help defend North Carolina’s law on transgender restrooms – and hinting that a similar measure could be coming soon to his state. Abbott, a former state attorney general, told delegates at the Texas GOP convention […]

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