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B/CS Chamber Hosts Candidates Forum

10/22/2018
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The Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce hosted a local candidates forum Monday night at the George Bush Presidential Library & Museum. Speakers included candidates for the contested College Station city council and school board seats, Brazos County commission, and Brazos County positions in the Texas legislature. […] The post B/CS Chamber Hosts Candidates Forum appeared first on WTAW.

Fifth Bryan City Council Report On Castle Heights Neighborhood Projects In 18 Months

10/17/2018
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For the fifth time in 18 months, Bryan city staff has reported to the city council on what’s being done in the Castle Heights neighborhood east of the freeway and south of Highway 21. Councilman Prentiss Madison, who represents the district, talked about efforts by city staff to educate Castle Heights residents, particularly about flooding. […] The post Fifth Bryan City Council Report On Castle Heights Neighborhood Projects In 18 Months appeared first on WTAW.

Duration:00:02:02

College Station School Board Approves New Elementary School Boundaries

10/17/2018
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Update, October 16 2018: College Station school board members Tuesday night approved new elementary school boundaries beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. Tuesday night’s unanimous vote followed adjusted recommendations made last week by administrators. Michael Wesson, who made the motion, noted the volume of community input. Geralyn Nolan referred to the experience of one […] The post College Station School Board Approves New Elementary School Boundaries appeared first on WTAW.

Names Chosen For Bryan ISD’s Career And Technology Education Center

10/16/2018
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The Bryan school board has approved three names for the district’s new career and technology education (CTE) center. First, the overall property will be known as the career and technical education complex. Two buildings on that property were named for longtime Bryan ISD educators. The office and classroom building was named for the late Becky […] The post Names Chosen For Bryan ISD’s Career And Technology Education Center appeared first on WTAW.

Duration:00:01:53

College Station Council Wants An Update On New Rental Bicycle Regulations

10/15/2018
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Three and a half months after the College Station city council began regulating rental bicycles that leave the Texas A&M campus, the city council wants to revisit the issue. Councilman John Nichols received support to get a full update. Among other things, Nichols wants to know the status of OFO’s permit with the city, and […] The post College Station Council Wants An Update On New Rental Bicycle Regulations appeared first on WTAW.

Duration:00:01:08

Bryan Mayor Gives iBio Update To The City Council

10/15/2018
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Last July, Bryan based pharmaceutical manufacturer iBio and a Chinese company issued a joint announcement about the production of a new plant-based drug. At the last Bryan city council meeting, mayor Andrew Nelson recapped a four day series of meetings that were held at the iBio plant earlier this month. The mayor thanked the Brazos […] The post Bryan Mayor Gives iBio Update To The City Council appeared first on WTAW.

Duration:00:01:04

Texas A&M System Regents Chairman Visits The A&M Faculty Senate

10/11/2018
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The chairman of the Texas A&M system’s board of regents spent one hour at this month’s meeting of the Texas A&M faculty senate. Topics included the Texas Tech system’s efforts to open a veterinary school, which Schwartz said “it’s just lunatic.” Schwartz says instead of starting a vet school in hopes of keeping graduates, there […] The post Texas A&M System Regents Chairman Visits The A&M Faculty Senate appeared first on WTAW.

Duration:00:06:29

Bryan City Project Update Includes Continuing Delay By Suddenlink To Finish Work On South College

10/11/2018
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Bryan city manager Kean Register’s update to the city council on city projects included a continuing delay by Suddenlink to finish new sidewalks along South College. Register says a paperwork snag related to a corporate restructuring at parent company Altice is preventing Suddenlink from moving overhead lines underground. Mayor Andrew Nelson responded to Register’s report […] The post Bryan City Project Update Includes Continuing Delay By Suddenlink To Finish Work On South College appeared...

Duration:00:02:47

Bryan Council & Planning And Zoning Commission Discuss New Restrictions On Mobile Homes

10/10/2018
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A joint meeting of the Bryan city council and planning and zoning commission (P&Z) included a discussion about changing regulations on mobile and other manufactured homes. P&Z member Leo Gonzalez, who leads a subcommittee on the subject, says most mobile homes in Bryan are used as rental properties. Councilmen Reuben Marin and Prentiss Madison […] The post Bryan Council & Planning And Zoning Commission Discuss New Restrictions On Mobile Homes appeared first on WTAW.

Duration:00:00:21

Changes Coming Parking Regulations In College Station Residential Neighborhoods

10/10/2018
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Changes are coming in College Station regulations regarding parking in residential neighborhoods. Community services director Debbie Eller told the city council most of 310 complaints received in the code enforcement office over the last ten years have dealt with vehicles parked in front yards but not in driveways. The council decided to require RV’s, trailers, […] The post Changes Coming Parking Regulations In College Station Residential Neighborhoods appeared first on WTAW.

Duration:00:04:44

UPDATE: College Station Council Awards Construction Contract For New Police Headquarters

10/10/2018
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Update: Here is an update to our story about the College Station city council awarding a construction contract for the city’s new police department headquarters building. The project manager tells WTAW News the new building includes a large breakroom. But the break room does not have a commercial kitchen that includes a stove or oven. […] The post UPDATE: College Station Council Awards Construction Contract For New Police Headquarters appeared first on WTAW.

Duration:00:01:20

Houston Woman Killed In Friday Crash South Of Calvert

10/6/2018
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A two car crash on Highway 6 south of Calvert late Friday afternoon killed a Houston woman. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the car driven by 18 year old Chelsea Spratlin lost control for an unknown reason, crossed the center left turn lane, and t-boned a northbound car. Spratlin died at the […] The post Houston Woman Killed In Friday Crash South Of Calvert appeared first on WTAW.

Duration:00:01:24

Texas A&M President Delivers His State Of The University Address

10/5/2018
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Texas A&M President Michael Young’s annual state of the university address included four key initiatives for the upcoming year. One is adding 130 faculty, 30 in the short term and 100 in the long term. Another is increasing student retention and graduation rates. A third is growing the president’s research excellence fund. And the fourth […] The post Texas A&M President Delivers His State Of The University Address appeared first on WTAW.

Duration:00:03:21

College Station Council Takes First Step To Reduce Number Of Abandoned Shopping Carts

10/4/2018
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The College Station city council is giving store operators a chance to retrieve abandoned shopping carts without paying registration fees and fines. The council at its last meeting agreed to some new requirements presented by community services director Debbie Eller. The council directed staff to write an ordinance requiring stores to tell the city who […] The post College Station Council Takes First Step To Reduce Number Of Abandoned Shopping Carts appeared first on WTAW.

Duration:00:00:07

Completion Of Veterans Park Expansion Is Delayed & Suggestion To Name New Fields

10/3/2018
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A more than $5 million dollar expansion at Veterans Park was originally scheduled for completion sometime this fall. According to an update from College Station parks and recreation, the project won’t be finished until next February…weather permitting and if other issues don’t come up. The project includes two more lighted synthetic turf fields, another parking […] The post Completion Of Veterans Park Expansion Is Delayed & Suggestion To Name New Fields appeared first on WTAW.

Duration:00:00:43

Did Your Cell Phone Receive Wednesday’s Test Alert?

10/3/2018
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Wednesday’s nationwide cell phone test alert had mixed results. WTAW listeners let us know through our text line at 979-695-1620 and our Facebook page NewsTalk 1620 WTAW that some did not receive the alert, others with two phones received the test on one but not the other, and others received two alerts on the same […] The post Did Your Cell Phone Receive Wednesday’s Test Alert? appeared first on WTAW.

Duration:00:03:41

Bryan Council Approves Consultant’s Contract To Develop Midtown Area Plan

10/3/2018
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The Bryan city council at its last meeting approved a consultant’s contract to continue future development of the area south of the former city golf course. Planning administrator Martin Zimmerman says the focus of the Midtown area will involve a variety of development ideas south of Villa Maria and between South College and Wellborn Road. […] The post Bryan Council Approves Consultant’s Contract To Develop Midtown Area Plan appeared first on WTAW.

Duration:00:08:09

College Station School Board Gets One Option To Rezone Elementary School Boundaries

10/2/2018
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College Station school district administrators presented to the school board, one option to change elementary school boundaries when River Bend elementary opens next August. Students from six existing elementaries would be moved to River Bend, located at Rock Prairie and Holleman. They are Creek View, Forest Ridge, Greens Prairie, Rock Prairie, South Knoll, Spring Creek, […] The post College Station School Board Gets One Option To Rezone Elementary School Boundaries appeared first on WTAW.

A College Station YMCA Is Not Coming Anytime Soon

10/2/2018
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For five years, local leaders have been working on bringing a YMCA to the twin cities. The College Station city council was told at its last meeting that the Houston Y is not in the position to open a local branch anytime soon due to a combination of factors. Mayor Karl Mooney says the city […] The post A College Station YMCA Is Not Coming Anytime Soon appeared first on WTAW.

Duration:00:03:17

College Station City Council Approves Towing In No Parking Zones

10/2/2018
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Vehicles in College Station that are unlawfully parked or are violating any city code can be towed at the expense of the owner or the operator. That was unanimously approved during the city council’s September 27th meeting. The focus is on vehicles parked in the Northgate surface lot on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights in […] The post College Station City Council Approves Towing In No Parking Zones appeared first on WTAW.

Duration:00:07:24