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Bryan, TX, United States

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Past articles by Mekena:

At least $50k worth of tires stolen from Brazos County business

Investigators say at least one person broke into the business along Crosswind Drive off Highway 21 stealing at least 100 tires. → Read More

College Station father of 12 loses battle to COVID-19

Reed Hickson was 49 when he lost his battle to COVID-19 after testing positive in August. → Read More

Brazos County Health Authority gives COVID update at Intergovernmental Committee meeting

During Monday’s meeting, Brazos County Health Authority Dr. Seth Sullivan and Assistant to the College Station City Manager, Brian Pisacacek gave local, state, and national COVID updates. → Read More

Two shootings in one month at College Station apartment, neighbors concerned for safety

Friday, a shooting occurred for the second time this month at an apartment complex off University Oaks and Stallings. → Read More

Brazos Valley counties resolve issues with 911 call centers

TxDot cut a Verizon line that disconnected the counties to callers. → Read More

City of Bryan to spend $2.8 million on flooding improvements in Oaks Subdivision

A Bryan neighborhood is expecting to see some major improvements after years of flooding. → Read More

Brazos County COVID-19 case investigators working on confirming back logged cases

Brazos County Health District and Texas A&M COVID-19 Operations Center are working to get all raw numbers confirmed as they investigate positive COVID cases. → Read More

Habitat for Humanity makes ever lasting impact on the Villeda family

KBTX is partnering with Habitat for Humanity BCS to Make Change Possible. Learn more on how you can help create affordable housing in our area. → Read More

If approved, Senate Bill 15 would allow school districts to offer virtual learning option

During a board meeting Tuesday, Bryan ISD staff presented plans of a virtual academy should SB 15 be approved with updated guidelines from the state. → Read More

College Station restaurants looking for workers as enhanced unemployment benefits end

Two federal programs expired on Monday that provided funds to self-employed and gig workers, those unemployed for more than six months, and the $300 weekly supplemental unemployment benefit. → Read More

Bryan High student competing for Miss Texas Teen USA, advocating for childhood cancer

Addison Seay is competing for Miss Texas Teen USA but her real goal is to bring change to childhood cancer research. → Read More

College Station Police Chief addresses officer-involved shootings

College Station Police Chief Billy Couch addresses two officer-involved shootings after a Brazos County Grandy Jury found "No Criminal Conduct" in the cases. → Read More

Brazos Valley Food Bank ready to assist Louisiana evacuees

The Brazos Valley Food Bank is working with Super Partner Agencies in the area to help supply food to any evacuees in the area from Louisiana. → Read More

Nonprofit donates equipment to Grimes County Sheriff’s Office

Grimes County True Blue Foundation was created in 2020 to help support law enforcement agencies throughout the county. → Read More

College station business replaces child’s stolen bike

A local business owner donated a bike to a College Station kid whose bike had been stolen for the second time this summer. → Read More

Bryan mother loses unborn baby due to COVID-19

The Hines family contracted COVID-19 just a week prior to losing their baby boy. They're hoping their story will help educate other parents and get them to make the right decision when contemplating vaccination. → Read More

Brazos County jury duty postponed due to COVID-19

Officials say after speaking with local health authorities and government leaders, the decision was made to cancel jury duty for the week of August 23. → Read More

Brazos Valley law enforcement show support for Chief Deputy Pollock

According to officials Chief Deputy John Pollock underwent surgery Wednesday after being shot during a standoff in Burleson County. → Read More

Bryan family adjusts to COVID-19 hospital visitor policies

Despite not being allowed in the delivery room because of COVID-19, a Bryan family is making the best out of the birth of their newest addition. → Read More

Bryan and College Station schools host in-person “Meet the Teacher Night”

Bryan and College Station schools hosted Meet the Teacher Night in person this year, a big change from last year where things were virtual due to COVID-19. → Read More