Local Red Cross Installs Free Smoke Alarms

This Saturday, in honor of Martin Luther King Day, which is also a nationwide day of service, the local Red Cross is participating in a Home Fire Campaign. Amy Grace, Executive Director of American Red Cross Serving the Heart of Texas, said their goal is to install 500 free smoke alarms in the Escandido and […]

Two Vehicle Crash Involves Waller County Ambulance

DPS is investigating a two vehicle crash involving a Toyota SUV and a Waller County ambulance Monday morning around 6 a.m. According to Trooper Jimmy Morgan, the ambulance was traveling southbound on State Highway 6 when it struck the SUV crossing the roadway at the intersection of FM 2. The two paramedics in the ambulance, […]

Community Supports Local Family Who Loses Wife and Mother

A local family is in need of community support after the mother, Dr. Faith Kairu, unexpectedly fell ill and died while her family was traveling over the holidays. Faith, her husband Tim, and their three children were in Kenya visiting loved ones when she started feeling unwell a few days before returning to Texas. On […]

Bryan School Board Approves Superintendent Qualifications

At last week’s Bryan I-S-D school board meeting, members approved a list of qualifications and characteristics for their next superintendent following a presentation by a consultant from the Texas Association of School Boards. Mark McCall, Vice President, said all nine qualifications and characteristics presented by the consultant were considered and approved. McCall said one point […]

F.O.G Management

F.O.G stands for fats, oils and grease. Disposing of F.O.G in the proper way is important for your pipes. Jennifer Nations, College Station’s Water Resource Coordinator, says flushing grease is never a good idea, but especially during the colder months when F.O.G solidifies faster. This is because solidified F.O.G clogs sewer lines and creates backup […]

Cold, But Not Record Cold In B/CS

Sub-freezing temperatures Friday and Saturday in Bryan/College Station did not set new records. According to the Houston/Galveston office of the National Weather Service, Saturday morning’s low at Easterwood Airport was 17 degrees. The record for January 7 was set in 1912 at 15 degrees. Friday’s low temperature was 23 degrees at 11:24 p.m. The record […]

Prepare for Freezing Temperatures

Freezing temperatures are expected this weekend, and there are some precautions you need to take around your house. Jennifer Nations, College Station’s Water Resource Coordinator, said your sprinklers should be a priority. “Go into the garage, look at your irrigation controller and make sure it is in the “off” position,” said Nations. Business owners should […]

TEA Releases Preliminary Grades

The Texas Education Agency released preliminary campus and district grades Friday using their proposed A-F rating system. More than 100 districts across the state oppose the new system, including Bryan and College Station ISD’s. Each campus and district was given four grades. One for student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps, and postsecondary readiness. BISD […]

Former BISD Superintendent Dies

Former Bryan ISD School Superintendent, Wesley Kenton Summers, died January 4, at the age of 91. A 1948 Texas A&M graduate, Summers worked for BISD for 32 years before retiring as Superintendent in 1984. Funeral services are at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 8 at Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1515 S. College Avenue, Bryan, TX.

Registration Ending For Blinn-Bryan Campus Community Orientation Days

Blinn College’s Bryan campus is hosting the semi-annual Community Orientation Days event January 18 and 19. Student activities coordinator Lane King says non-profit organizations as well as for-profit businesses are exposed to the largest number of students at the start of the spring semester. While Friday is the official registration deadline, King says they will […]

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