B/CS Chamber Announces Community Impact Award Recipients

The Bryan/College Station chamber of commerce has announced this year’s recipients of community impact awards. The chamber’s Kim Dyer says this year’s recipients are Katherine Kleemann of Spherion employment services, Barbie Patterson of Patterson Architects, and Gabriel Garcia of Traditions Oil and Lube. Ticket information for the luncheon on February 28th is available online at […]

Murder-Suicide Between Bastrop and Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ A man is hospitalized in critical condition after investigators say he abducted a woman he knew from a Bastrop barber shop, drove her toward Austin, shot her dead as deputies approached, then turned the gun on himself. The Travis County Sheriff’s Office says a man walked into the barber shop about […]

UTSA President On Paid Leave Six Months Before Retiring

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – The president of the University of Texas at San Antonio has been placed on leave pending a review of allegations related to his conduct. Ricardo Romo was scheduled to retire in August after almost two decades with the university when the University of Texas System chancellor announced the review in a […]

One Day In Jail For 19 Offenses, Two Years For Assaulting A Bryan Police Officer, & 90 Years For Molesting Two Girls

A Dallas man who five years ago was sentenced to prison for family violence assault in Brazos County returned to the local jail. According to online jail records, 38 year old Michael James Blair was picked up by the Bryan city marshal to resolve 19 charges between 2008 and 2012. Blair was released the day […]

19 Criminal Mischief Cases Reported To B/CS Police Last Weekend

The owners of 19 vehicles parked in the twin cities last weekend dealt with the aftermath of criminal activity. On Saturday, Bryan police received 11 reports of vehicles getting egged. And most of the nine reports College Station police took of broken vehicle windows were on Sunday. There was a variety of locations where the […]

RELLIS Advisory Committee Will Include B/CS Mayors & Brazos County Judge

A new advisory committee for the Texas A&M system’s new RELLIS campus will include the mayors of the twin cities and the Brazos County judge. College Station mayor Karl Mooney was appointed by the council after learning Andrew Nelson and Duane Peters are joining the group. Mooney, Nelson, and Peters have been active in the […]

UPDATE: Bryan Police Officer Involved In What The Chief Says Was A Justified Shooting

Bryan police on the scene of a domestic disturbance Sunday night led to a standoff that resulted in a civilian being shot by an officer. Chief Eric Buske says the shooting was justified. According to what Buske says he saw on officer Steven Laughlin’s body camera, a 33 year old man placed his right hand […]

Bryan Woman Arrested After Repeatedly Ramming Her SUV Into A CS Building Pillar

A College Station business was damaged Friday morning by a woman who is accused of driving her SUV into a brick pillar of the building four times. 50 year old Mikki Smith of Bryan was arrested for recklessly engaging in conduct that put her husband in danger of serious bodily injury. According to the arrest […]

CS Council Pursues Another Affording Housing Proposal While Approving Two Rezoning Requests For More Apartments & Townhomes

The College Station city council is making its annual pitch for state funding to create more affordable housing. That was one of three housing-related items addressed at their last meeting. The council directed staff to come back with the paperwork necessary to pursue state assistance to create low income apartments for those 55 and older. […]

Texas Lawmakers Attempting Again To Bar Voluntary Payroll Deductions From State Employee Paychecks

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ A bill barring voluntary payroll deductions of union dues from state employee paychecks is drawing questions as it begins a long, potentially contentious journey through the Texas Legislature. Chairwoman Joan Huffman of the Senate State Affairs Committee introduced the proposal Monday, saying many other states already have similar rules, and that […]

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