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State Fire Marshal Wants More Measures to Control Ammonium Nitrate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The state fire marshal wants 46 facilities that store ammonium nitrate in Texas to make safety improvements following the deadly West fertilizer plant explosion last year. State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy on Monday proposed new building requirements ahead of this week’s anniversary of the April 17 blast at West Fertilizer Co. […]

Prosecutors Have UT Regent Legislative Report

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ A special legislative report that accuses University of Texas System regent Wallace Hall of possibly criminal misconduct has been forwarded to the Travis County District Attorney’s Office. The report commissioned by the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations focuses on Hall’s efforts to oust Bill Powers from the […]

Prison for Torching Wendy Davis’ Senate Office

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ A 42-year-old man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for igniting a bag of Molotov cocktails outside the Fort Worth office of state Sen. Wendy Davis. Cedric Carmond Steele pleaded guilty to arson Monday as part of a plea deal. Tarrant County prosecutors say Steele tossed the bag […]

Split Bryan Council Vote on New Housing Development

88 acres of new homes in east Bryan will have sidewalks on one side of the street instead of both. The Bryan city council, on a 4-2 vote, accepted a trade offered by the developer to build a ten foot wide path connecting a park next to Sam Rayburn school and Austin’s Colony Park. Rafael […]

UPDATE: Shooting Outside Bryan Convenience Store

UPDATE: Bryan police issued a warrant Monday for the suspected shooter, 17-year-old Daquandrance Quindre Bell, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The 32-year-old victim was released from St. Joseph’s Saturday. Previous story — April 11, 3:56 p.m. Bryan Police are looking for the person who shot a man in the parking lot of a […]

WTAW Receives 25 Awards from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters

News/Talk 1620 WTAW was recognized by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters (TAPB) Saturday night with 25 awards for news and sports coverage and online content during 2013. Awards were presented at the Headliners Club in downtown Austin to News Director Bill Oliver, former News Reporter Kat McMullen (who is now an announcer on Peace 107), […]

Recommendation to Name CSISD’s Ninth Elementary School

In a year and a half, College Station’s ninth elementary school will open. During Tuesday night’s school board meeting, consideration will be given to naming it Spring Creek Elementary. Superintendent Eddie Coulson says the recommendation reflects district policy, which includes naming schools based on location and geographic landmarks. Click HERE to read the recommendation made […]

12th Man Foundation to Hold Candlelight Memorial for Noel and Mac Devin

The 12th Man Foundation is hosting a candlelight vigil Saturday evening to remember Noel and Mac Devin, who were killed in a house fire started by an accused arsonist. The public is invited to the program, starting Saturday at 8 p.m. on the Zone Plaza between Kyle Field and the Memorial Student Center. Following the […]

CS Council Approves Additional CVB Event Grants

The College Station city council has approved a request from the Convention and Visitors Bureau to award more grants with money from the hotel occupancy tax. Added to unspent funds, $59,377 will go to 12 events through mid-July that will have a projected economic impact of ten million dollars. It’s the second time this fiscal […]

More Freeway Construction Activity Starts Sunday

Two more snags are coming for those driving the Earl Rudder Freeway. TxDOT’s Bob Colwell says the Rock Prairie exits will be closed in both directions parts of Sunday and Monday as part of the expanding the Rock Prairie bridge. And beginning Tuesday, the northbound on and off ramps from University will be closed for […]

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