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Entries Being Accepted for 88th B/CS Christmas Parade10/24/14
The 88th Bryan/College Station Christmas Parade is now accepting entry forms. Co-chair Penny Zent says the 12 Days of Christmas theme should be a hit. Zent is also excited about the participation of three camels in this year’s parade, who live near...
Anchor Changes at KBTX
Viewers to newscasts on KBTX have started seeing anchor changes. General Manager Mike Wright says Meredith Stancik is leaving the evening newscasts the week of Thanksgiving for full time motherhood. Wright says Stancik will join Barbara Smith and...
Recap of Union Pacific Plans to Add Second Rail Line
Union Pacific representatives met with local officials Thursday about the railroad’s plan to build a second rail line south of Wellborn. U-P spokesman Jeff DeGraff says they’re in the design phase of almost two miles of track (10,000 feet) that will...
CSISD Principal To Be Duct Taped Thursday Night
The parent teacher organization at Oakwood Intermediate School in College Station has found a sticky way to raise money for technology purchases. Principal Jeff Mann has been persuaded to be stuck to the wall with duct tape during Thursday’s fall...
Bryan PD Investigating Homicide
Update: According to Bryan police officer Kelley McKethan, the disturbance and shooting took place at Peterson’s home. McKethan says two people who live with Peterson were there at the time of the disturbance and shooting and have been questioned by...
College Station School Board Starts Discussion of Next Bond Issue
Tuesday’s meeting of the College Station school board was the first time there was discussion that could lead to the district’s next bond issue. Continued enrollment growth is calling for a 10th elementary school, a third intermediate school, and a...
Blinn College Trustees Take Next Step in Presidential Search
A search firm will assist the Blinn College board of trustees find its third district president in six years. Blinn spokesman Richard Bray says the board could make its selection as early as next month’s meeting. Last month, Harold Nolte announced he...
Bryan Mayor Jason Bienski on WTAW
Bryan Mayor Jason Bienski discussed early voting, road projects, railroad quiet zones, and more during his regular appearance on The Infomaniacs, Wednesday, October 22. Click below to listen to Mayor Jason Bienski visit with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia. The...
CS Council Interested in New Gateway Signs
The College Station city council has directed staff to move forward with new gateway signage. The city currently has signage along the northbound freeway near the College Station business park, in front of the mall, and on University in front of the...
Bryan Council To Explore Purchase of Former TxDOT District Headquarters
The Bryan city council has exercised its right of first refusal to explore the purchase of the former district office of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Mayor Jason Bienski says this allows staff to check out the condition of the...
Wayward Pregnant Cow Keeps CS Authorities Busy
It took the better part of three hours Friday afternoon for a pregnant cow to be corralled back into a trailer parked off Texas Avenue in College Station. Police Lt. Chuck Fleeger says the driver stopped because the trailer had a mechanical problem....
Twists in Bryan Council Appointments to Advisory Committees
What is normally routine, the annual appointment to volunteer advisory boards, wasn’t so ordinary at this week’s Bryan city council meeting. A portion of the council’s Tuesday afternoon workshop was spent recommending candidates. Before the council...
Citizens Rescue Child Who Was Assaulted
A Bryan man working on his vehicle in the parking lot of his apartment complex put a choke hold on a man he saw knock a boy to the ground. Bryan police were sent Tuesday afternoon to a call of a disturbance with weapons in the parking lot of the Buena...
Recap of College Station Structure Fires
College Station firefighters were called to a pair of structure fires in a ten hour hour period this week. Tuesday night was a house fire east of the Emerald Forest subdivision on Indian Trail. Deputy Fire Marshal Steve Smith says a downstairs...
CS Council Takes Up Northgate Traffic and Parking
The last College Station city council meeting addressed traffic and parking in the Northgate district. The council received an update on continuing safety improvements for motorists and pedestrians along University from College Main to South College....
Bryan & Huntsville Hosting High Speed Rail Meetings
The last week of October, there will be public meetings in Bryan and Huntsville to get your opinions about the alignment of a $10 billion dollar high speed passenger train between Houston and Dallas. The president of the Texas Central Railway, Robert...
Weekend Law Enforcement Recap
Postgame traffic leaving Kyle Field was aggravated further due to a motorist who died behind the wheel. College Station Police Lt. Chuck Fleeger says shortly after 11 Saturday night on FM 2818 near George Bush, EMS was dispatched to a medical call....
Bryan Man Meeting Woman in College Station an Armed Robbery Victim
A Bryan man meeting a woman in the parking lot of a College Station apartment complex at 5 a.m. Friday did not go as planned when he became the victim of an armed robbery. College Station Police Lt. Chuck Fleeger says the victim was not injured, and...
College Station Council Approves Contested Fracking Well Permit
There are more than 20 oil and gas wells in College Station. Construction of the next one ran into opposition at Thursday night’s city council meeting before there was a 5-1 vote approving the application. Drilling on the first of possibly two...
Bryan Man Convicted of Multiple Crimes Against His Ex-Girlfriend
A Brazos County district court jury has convicted a Bryan man for burglarizing and setting fire to his ex-girlfriend’s apartment in August 2013. 26 year old Labrison Young told investigators he didn’t burn the apartment, because if he did, he would...
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