Changes Coming to “Get to the Grid”

Changes are coming to the free shuttle bus service getting Texas A&M football fans on and off campus. Tim Lomax of the A&M Transportation Institute told the Bryan city council Tuesday that Post Oak Mall has ended its agreement with A&M Transportation Services. That’s after 2,000 to 2,500 vehicles parked each game on a lot […]

Bryan Council Updates Residents on Northside Projects

Residents of Bryan’s north side returned to the city council to ask for improvements. Larry Gilbert was among four speakers at Tuesday’s council meeting. He said he’s been asking for the same things since 2007, including reopening Sadie Thomas pool, improvements at Scurry Park, and repaving Martin Luther King, Jr. Street.   City Manager Kean […]

Bryan Council Debates Police Department

Tuesday’s Bryan city council meeting included an exchange over the performance of the police department. In the end, the council agreed to meet with the police chief on an individual basis. That’s after Mayor Jason Bienski challenged Mike Southerland and Rafael Pena about why they added to the agenda a request to learn how BPD […]

Abbott Orders Review of HHS Commission

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Republican Governor-elect Greg Abbott wants a review of the state’s sprawling health agency in the wake of $110 million in no-bid contracts that criminal prosecutors are now investigating. Abbott said Wednesday that a new “strike force” will become the latest outfit to investigate contracting and management at the Texas Health and […]

Opening Day at the Texas Legislature

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Texas legislators returned to work Tuesday without Gov. Rick Perry at the helm for the first time in 14 years, vowing to slash taxes and ease gun laws under new Republican leaders and facing little resistance to one of the most conservative agendas in the nation. Open-carry supporters slung AR-15s over […]

Brazos County Commission Approves Closing Railroad Crossings

Union Pacific railroad’s request to close two crossings south of Wellborn has been approved by Brazos County Commissioners. Commissioners saw few in the audience and none spoke before the unanimous vote. County Judge Duane Peters repeated if the crossings at Wade and Straub aren’t closed, UP won’t build a new crossing at Greens Prairie Trail, […]

Bryan School Board Advances Building Projects

The Bryan school board continues to move ahead with projects, some approved by voters and others funded by oil and gas revenue. The board voted Monday night to split architectural duties in its $132 million dollar bond issue between at least two firms. The board approved entering negotiations with an international company with a Houston […]

BTU Phone Scam

Courtesy of Bryan Texas Utilities: Bryan Texas Utilities¬†(BTU)¬†is warning customers about a potential phone scam affecting area customers. This fraudulent call is asking customers to render payment in a short time frame or services will be disconnected. Normal procedures for residential customers do not include a phone call from BTU. Instructions on payment for outstanding […]

It’s Election Day in Grimes, Burleson, and Washington Counties

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ As lawmakers open Texas’ legislative session, voters in state House District 13 are choosing a new representative. Republican Rep. Lois Kolkhorst of Brenham was a 14-year House veteran and chaired the powerful Public Health committee. But she’s moving to the state Senate after winning a special election last month. Kolkhorst replaces […]

CVB Declines Additional Funding from Bryan Council

The Convention and Visitors Bureau is declining $96,000 dollars in additional funding from the city of Bryan. CVB president Shannon Overby sent an e-mail asking to keep the original funding request of $238,000 dollars. Overby tells WTAW News “we want to make sure we do our due diligence and just don’t take extra money just […]

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