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Need an update on what happened while you were at work? Tune in between 5 and 6 pm to get the latest in News, Weather, and Sports.

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Former WTAW News Anchor/Reporter And Family Return To Their Florida Keys Home Following Irma

9/22/2017
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Cleanup and damage assessment is underway in the Florida keys, two weeks after hurricane Irma. Former WTAW news anchor and reporter Gena Parsons, who lives three miles from where Irma made landfall, returned home Thursday after their family evacuated from a home that was built and held up to the category five storm. Parsons says […] The post Former WTAW News Anchor/Reporter And Family Return To Their Florida Keys Home Following Irma appeared first on WTAW.

Duration: 00:16:52


CSISD Board Awards Contract To Build Elementary School #10 On A 6-1 Vote

9/21/2017
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A rare no vote on the College Station school board took place at Tuesday’s monthly meeting. Michael Schaefer voted against the contract to proceed with building CSISD’s tenth elementary school, which was approved by voters in a 2015 bond issue. Schaefer considered spending almost $2.7 million dollars over the original budget as excessive. When board […] The post CSISD Board Awards Contract To Build Elementary School #10 On A 6-1 Vote appeared first on WTAW.

Duration: 00:05:06


UPDATE: Proposed Residential Development In East Bryan Will Include Services From College Station

9/21/2017
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Original story: There will be a unique group of utilities serving a proposed east Bryan housing development. During the Bryan city council’s second public hearing on the voluntary annexation request for the proposed Yaupon Trails community at Highway 30 and Hardy Weedon Road, city manager Kean Register brought up sewer services will be provided by […] The post UPDATE: Proposed Residential Development In East Bryan Will Include Services From College Station appeared first on WTAW.

Duration: 00:07:33


Bryan School Board Awards Contracts For The Last 2014 Bond Projects

9/21/2017
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Monday night’s Bryan school board meeting included awarding the final two projects approved by voters in the 2014 bond issue. Nearly $8 million dollars will be spent to turn the former Stephen F. Austin (SFA) school building into new administration offices. BISD’s construction director, Jeff Windsor, says that’s a few hundred thousand under the original […] The post Bryan School Board Awards Contracts For The Last 2014 Bond Projects appeared first on WTAW.

Duration: 00:06:48


Update On Bryan ISD Busing Issues

9/20/2017
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Monday night’s Bryan school board meeting included action on the board’s goals for the school year that is underway. One focus will be on transportation. Busing students in Bryan ISD has been an issue since the first day of classes. Last Friday, Bryan ISD’s careers website posted an opening for a new transportation director. Superintendent […] The post Update On Bryan ISD Busing Issues appeared first on WTAW.

Duration: 00:03:21


B/CS Home Sales and Median Price Rise, but Slower than Before

9/18/2017
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Texas home sales volume, home prices and listings activity experienced strong gains in the first half of the year, according to the midyear report released by the Texas Association of Realtors. Home sales in the twin cities increased 8.1% in the first half of the year, while the median price also increased 8.1% Chad Hovde, […] The post B/CS Home Sales and Median Price Rise, but Slower than Before appeared first on WTAW.

Duration: 00:09:40


Bryan Council Response To Continuing Complaints From Castle Heights Neighborhood

9/18/2017
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The agenda for the next Bryan city council meeting includes a proposal to address continuing calls for help by property owners to resolve flooding issues in a neighborhood south of Highway 21 and east of the freeway. Before councilman Prentiss Madison summarized his September 7th meeting with residents in the Castle Heights area during the […] The post Bryan Council Response To Continuing Complaints From Castle Heights Neighborhood appeared first on WTAW.

Duration: 00:00:18


Invitation to Sunday’s Fiestas Patrias

9/17/2017
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Sunday is Fiestas Patrias, the twin cities festival celebrating Mexican culture since 1990. Roy Lopez, on WTAW’s The Infomaniacs, says they’re expecting 20,000 to 25,000 people at the festival, which begins with a parade at noon. Click HERE for more information from the Fiestas Patrias website. The post Invitation to Sunday’s Fiestas Patrias appeared first on WTAW.

Duration: 00:05:00


Rebuild Texas Update From John Sharp

9/15/2017
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Three weeks has passed since Hurricane Harvey. Governor Abbott’s team to rebuild Texas after Harvey gathered for an update on Thursday. Texas A&M system chancellor John Sharp, who is in charge of the recovery effort, says the system’s agriculture extension service is getting 30 to 50 requests a day from local and state officials in […] The post Rebuild Texas Update From John Sharp appeared first on WTAW.

Duration: 00:08:32


Thanks Tucker/Frito!

9/15/2017
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Friday marked the end of nearly 20 years at Bryan Broadcasting for Operations Manager Tucker Young…who most of you know as Frito on Candy 95’s Morning Candy program. Frito reminisced with listeners and thanked multiple people. Tucker was the leader who brought Candy three national awards from the National Association of Broadcasters…two Crystals for public […] The post Thanks Tucker/Frito! appeared first on WTAW.

Duration: 00:08:29


BTU Improves Bill Pay Service

9/14/2017
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Bryan Texas Utilities has changed the way customers pay online. The new pay system has additional security measures to make accessing your account and making a bill payment more secure. Vicki Reim, Division Manager of Customer Operations, says this system also has additional features. “We are not getting rid of anything, but we are actually […] The post BTU Improves Bill Pay Service appeared first on WTAW.

Duration: 00:06:08


Texas World Speedway Holding Flood Damaged Vehicles From Harvey

9/14/2017
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For at least the next six months, Texas World Speedway will be the home of more than 30,000 parked cars damaged beyond repair by flooding from hurricane Harvey. Bill Mather at the speedway says 400 acres of land has been leased for six months by a company that works with insurance companies processing claims for […] The post Texas World Speedway Holding Flood Damaged Vehicles From Harvey appeared first on WTAW.

Duration: 00:10:25


College Station Council 4-3 Vote To Remove Local Ban On Wireless Devices While Driving

9/13/2017
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The College Station city council, on a 4 to 3, has directed staff to repeal a city ordinance banning the use of wireless devices while driving and bicycling. That follows the state’s new text ban which mayor Karl Mooney says lawmakers did not go far enough. James Benham, who voted against the city ban […] The post College Station Council 4-3 Vote To Remove Local Ban On Wireless Devices While Driving appeared first on WTAW.

Duration: 00:00:14


BTU Continues Substation Repairs And Bryan Council Reaction To Weekend Fire

9/13/2017
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BTU continues to make repairs and investigate the cause of last weekend’s fire that shut down their substation on William Joel Bryan near Villa Maria. BTU’s Vicki Reim says warmer temperatures predicted this week will not affect the substations which are serving extra customers. Click below for comments from Vicki Reim, visiting with WTAW’s Chelsea […] The post BTU Continues Substation Repairs And Bryan Council Reaction To Weekend Fire appeared first on WTAW.

Duration: 00:01:45


College Station Council 4-3 Votes Approves Aggieland Outfitters Rezoning & Repeals Local Ban On Wireless Devices While Driving

9/12/2017
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The College Station city council had a pair of 4-3 votes Monday evening. Following two and a half hours of comments, the divided council approved a rezoning request for Aggieland Outfitters to move two blocks from their current location at George Bush Drive and Highlands to George Bush and Fairview. The motion to approve the […] The post College Station Council 4-3 Votes Approves Aggieland Outfitters Rezoning & Repeals Local Ban On Wireless Devices While Driving appeared first on WTAW.

Duration: 00:05:20


Bryan Councilman And Bryan Woman Will Not Be Prosecuted On Domestic Violence Assault Charges

9/11/2017
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Last December, Bryan city councilman Reuben Marin and a local woman were arrested on domestic violence related assault charges. Brazos County Attorney Rod Anderson said the decision was made two weeks ago not to pursue prosecution of Marin and Valerie Mendoza. Anderson says that’s after both parties completed requirements by his office and both signed […] The post Bryan Councilman And Bryan Woman Will Not Be Prosecuted On Domestic Violence Assault Charges appeared first on WTAW.

Duration: 00:02:42


Brazos Valley Media Giving Back Says Thanks AGAIN!

9/8/2017
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The partners in Brazos Valley Media Giving Back…Bryan Broadcasting, KBTX, and The Eagle…thanks everyone for their contributions to Friday’s Harvey relief efforts. Trucks from Little Guys Movers loaded your donations of cleaning supplies at The Eagle in Bryan and The Bank and Trust branch at Towerpoint in College Station. TB&T’s Mike Holmgreen was among those […] The post Brazos Valley Media Giving Back Says Thanks AGAIN! appeared first on WTAW.

Duration: 00:02:20


Get To Aggie Game Day

9/8/2017
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Texas A&M Transportation Services and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute work every year to improve the Aggie football game day transportation experience. Debra Hoffman, from Transportation Services, said there are a wide variety of options for getting to Kyle Field from premium across the street, made in advance reservations for Cain Garage to completely free […] The post Get To Aggie Game Day appeared first on WTAW.

Duration: 00:11:22


Brazos County Commissioners Decisions & Reactions To Staffing Constable Offices

9/7/2017
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It is rare when the Brazos County commission does not cast a unanimous vote. But it happened during Tuesday’s meeting, following an unusually extended debate on adding a deputy requested by precinct three constable J.P. Ingram, who is based on George Bush Drive across from Texas A&M. Voting for the additional deputy were commissioners Nancy […] The post Brazos County Commissioners Decisions & Reactions To Staffing Constable Offices appeared first on WTAW.

Duration: 00:08:52


Bryan Police Update

9/6/2017
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Officer Kelley McKethan of the Bryan police department visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about Thursday’s National Night Out kickoff from 4-7 p.m. in the parking lot of the Bryan Target store, a retirement reception for two BPD reserve officers Thursday from 4-5 p.m. at the police department’s secondary courtroom, an upcoming fundraising golf tournament sponsored […] The post Bryan Police Update appeared first on WTAW.

Duration: 00:03:38

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