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Senator Cruz Walks Out After Hearing Boos

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says he walked out of a speech Wednesday night after audience members booed his comments in support of Israel. The Texas senator spoke at the “In Defense of Christians” dinner Wednesday night in Washington. He said in a statement late Wednesday that when he spoke about Israel and […]

College Station School Board Completes Rezoning Public Hearings

The College Station school board finished its series of public hearings about proposed elementary school boundary changes on Wednesday. The noon hour gathering drew the most speakers. Comments from four people included requests to grandfather third graders who have moved due to past rezonings, confirm enrollment numbers of affected schools to achieve balance, expand the […]

Bryan Council Approves Economic Incentives For Biocorridor Development

Economic incentives have been given by a majority of the Bryan city council to build a biocorridor development valued at a minimum $500 million dollars. Supporters of the Atlas Town Center include Chuck Konderla.   Al Saenz, one of two council members who voted no, says Atlas will succeed without the additional incentives because of […]

Blinn Trustees Hear More Possible Sites For New Brazos County Campus

Blinn College trustees met behind closed doors Tuesday to hear more possible locations for new campuses in Brazos County. No action was taken after the meeting in Brenham, and none is expected when they hold their regular monthly meeting in two weeks. During the executive session, trustees heard from Blinn administrators and outside consultants who […]

Bryan Council Asks Attorney General To Investigate City Charter Petition Passer

The Bryan city council is asking the Attorney General’s office to investigate a woman who has collected city charter petition signatures and has voted in city elections, but does not live in the city. Councilwoman Ann Horton did not identify the person who has also attended multiple meetings. WTAW News left a phone message and […]

Texas A&M Presidential Search Enters Second Year While Aggie Dean is a Finalist at Florida State

It’s been a year since a search committee was formed to select the next president of Texas A&M University. At Monday’s faculty senate meeting, speaker Jim Woolsey says the A&M system has hired a second search firm to join the original company.   Woolsey says applications will continue to be taken until the end of […]

Former Hearne Policeman No Billed by Robertson County Grand Jury

News release courtesy of Robertson County District Attorney Coty Siegert: Today the Robertson County District Attorney’s Office presented to Grand Jury the case regarding the May 6, 2014 shooting death of Pearlie Golden by Hearne PD Officer Stephen Stem. Upon conclusion of the presentation of evidence and deliberation, the Grand Jury returned a “No Bill” […]

Texas Ag Commissioner Not Happy With School Lunches in Dripping Springs

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The state’s agriculture commissioner says he’s not pleased with a school district that’s started a pilot program aimed at encouraging kids to go without eating meat during lunch once a week. The pilot program at the Drippings Springs School District offers meat-free lunch options on Mondays to students in its three […]

Janitor Arrested For Stealing Cheerleaders Credit Cards & Cell Phones

HOUSTON (AP) _ A Texas janitor has been arrested after police say he stole credit cards and cellphones from cheerleaders at the University of Houston’s new stadium. University police Lt. Bret Collier says 27-year-old Jacob Lee Bryant has been charged with theft and credit card abuse. He says the theft happened on Aug. 28, the […]

BTU Buying More Wind Generated Electricity

By the end of next year, ten percent of the electricity distributed by BTU will come from wind sources. That’s the result of entering a 25 year agreement with the owner of a new wind farm being built along the Mexican border. General Manager Gary Miller says it is a bonus that they’re using a […]

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