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City Of Bryan Receives Floodplain Management Awards For Efforts That Were Used During Recent Flooding Storms

5/17/2024
Before flooding rains in May and April, the Bryan city council congratulated staff for receiving two of six awards from the Texas Floodplain Management Association. City engineer Paul Kaspar said the city received the state [Read More...]

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College Station City Council Continues Discussions On Increasing Fees For Parks And Recreation Activities

5/15/2024
The College Station city council resumes its conversation about fees charged for parks and recreation programs. The discussion at Monday’s council meeting (May 13), there will agreement to continue studying possible increases. Much of the [Read More...]

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Two Brazos County Event Venues Are Generating More Revenue Than Expected

5/15/2024
Business is better than expected at two event venues owned by Brazos County. During the county commission meeting on May 7th, commissioner Steve Aldrich confirmed with county auditor Katie Conner, $824,000 dollars in additional revenue [Read More...]

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Texas A&M System Still Auditing DEI Compliance At The Flagship Campus

5/14/2024
Texas A&M is one of two universities out of 11 in the A&M system that have yet to have system audits completed regarding compliance with the new state law eliminating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) [Read More...]

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College Station City Council Receives An Explanation About Police Department Phone Lines Going Down

5/14/2024
Multiple times this year, phone lines to the College Station police department’s non emergency number have gone down. That led city councilwoman Elizabeth Cunha to ask city manager Bryan Woods for an explanation at the [Read More...]

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Brazos County Commissioners Issue Proclamation For National Police Week And National Peace Officers Day

5/13/2024
This week (May 12-18) is National Police Week and Wednesday (May 15) is Peace Officers Memorial Day. Brazos County judge and former constable Duane Peters read a proclamation during last week’s county commission meeting. Sheriff [Read More...]

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Blinn College Trustees Increase Tuition And Fees For The 2024-25 Academic Year

5/10/2024
Blinn College trustees set tuition and fees for the 2024-25 academic year. Chief financial officer Clen Burton said increasing tuition one dollar per credit hour and fees by three dollars per credit hour for all [Read More...]

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Governor Names New Student Regents At Public Universities After Farewell Comments Are Made By This Year’s Texas A&M System Student Regent

5/10/2024
This week’s Texas A&M system board of regents meetings were the last for this year’s student regent. Click below to hear comments from Annie Valicek of West Texas A&M during the May 7, 2024 regents [Read More...]

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Bryan ISD School Board Deliberates Five Issues Behind Closed Doors Then Takes Action On One Item

5/9/2024
Another economic development prospect has approached the Bryan ISD school board for incentives. That was one of five items scheduled for discussion in private during Monday’s (May 6) board meeting. After a 75 minute executive [Read More...]

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Bryan ISD Administrators Announces Spending Cuts Of More Than $6 Million For The 2024-25 School Year

5/7/2024
More than $6 million dollars of spending cuts were identified by Bryan ISD administrators for the 2024-25 school year. BISD school board members expressed no opposition during Monday’s (May 6) meeting. Click HERE to read [Read More...]

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Bryan/College Station Chamber Of Commerce Delegation Returns To Washington D.C.

5/7/2024
A delegation from the Bryan/College Station chamber of commerce is in Washington D.C. for its annual meeting with federal lawmakers. The chamber’s community liaison, Royce Hickman, says 36 community leaders began their visit Monday (May [Read More...]

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Brazos County Tax Office Upgrading Property Tax Software Means No Property Tax Services On Wednesday

5/7/2024
Brazos County property owners will not be able to conduct business at the tax office on Wednesday, May 8. Tax assessor-collector Kristy Roe says they are making a change in computer software which will not [Read More...]

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College Station City Council Grants An Impact Fee Appeal

5/6/2024
Since 2015, a local developer has been working on a multi family housing and commercial project across FM 60 from Easterwood Airport along Turkey Creek Road. Having planned to pay the city of College Station [Read More...]

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Brazos County Commission Proclamations For Corrections Officers And Nurses

5/6/2024
This week is National Correctional officers and employees week and National Nurses week. Brazos County commissioners issued proclamations last week, which was followed by comments from county officials and employees. Click HERE to read and [Read More...]

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College Station ISD School Board Approves Buying New Computer Software For Employees, Students, And Parental Use

5/6/2024
College Station ISD employees, students, and their parents will soon have access to new computer software. Business during the April regular meeting of the College Station ISD school board included the purchase of new computer [Read More...]

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Senator John Cornyn Tells Reporters About An “Intriguing” Idea From A Texas A&M Team To Build Semiconductors

5/3/2024
U.S. senator John Cornyn says he is “intrigued” about a proposed project on the Texas A&M system’s RELLIS campus. Cornyn told Texas reporters Thursday (May 2) about a team from A&M proposing to the Commerce [Read More...]

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College Station City Council Approves Spending Another $104,000 On The Nearly $5 Million Dollar Visitor’s Center And Economic Development Office

5/3/2024
The cost of the relatively new city of College Station visitors center and economic development office gets closer to $5 million dollars. That’s after a city council majority approved spending $104,000 dollars to add ceiling [Read More...]

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Brazos County Commissioners Approve An Emergency Budget Amendment To Add Another Court Bailiff

5/1/2024
An emergency amendment to this year’s Brazos County budget was approved by county commissioners during Tuesday’s meeting (April 30). The amendment says the need for another court bailiff “is a case of grave public necessity [Read More...]

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George Bush Drive / Wellborn Road Intersection Update and Online Survey

4/30/2024
Construction is expected to begin on the Wellborn Road / George Bush Drive intersection improvement project in spring 2026. Dr. Susan Ballabina, Chief of Staff to Texas A&M’s president, says both the campus community and [Read More...]

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College Station City Council Considering Paid Parking On City Streets And Parking Lots For Kyle Field Events

4/30/2024
College Station city administrators hold their first public discussion with the city council about the idea of charging $25 dollars for people to park on some city streets and some city owned parking lots around [Read More...]

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