Lake Bryan Dam Undergoing $1.5 Million In Repairs

The Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) board has approved $1.5 million dollars of repairs to the dam at Lake Bryan. BTU general manager Gary Miller says this is separate from repairs…

Bryan & College Station Police Resolve Suspicious Package Incident

The city of Bryan’s municipal building and BTU offices were closed Wednesday morning for about one hour following the discovery of a suspicious package. The only information released by Bryan…

Electric Contractor Employee Injured In One Of Two Power Outages In South College Station

Thursday morning update: An employee of a private electric contractor was injured in the second of two power outages that took place Wednesday afternoon in south College Station. According to…

BTU Responds To Two Power Outages In South College Station On Wednesday

Update: There were two power outages in the same south College Station neighborhood on Wednesday. The second outage, affecting more than 2,100 BTU customers, lasted about 30 minutes Wednesday afternoon.…

Bryan Council Has No Opposition To BTU Continuing Building Program

The green light has been given by the Bryan city council for BTU’s plans to spend almost $8 million dollars over the next three years to build a new distribution…

BTU Bond Ratings Improve Ahead Of Borrowing $264 Million Dollars

The Bryan city council learned at its last meeting that the cost of borrowing $264 million dollars for BTU is going down. Bond attorney Steven Adams told the council that’s…

BTU Announces Investing In More Solar Power

BTU (Bryan Texas Utilities) has announced an expansion of its alternative energy sources. BTU will be among the customers of a new solar project that will be built in northeast…

BTU Power Outage Hits Central Bryan Friday Afternoon

3400 BTU customers east of downtown Bryan were without power part of Friday afternoon. The general perimeter of the outage was Highway 21, the freeway, Briarcrest, 29th, and Texas. The…

Scam Warnings From BTU And Texas A&M Police

BTU and Texas A&M police (UPD) on Wednesday issued new warnings about phone scammers following multiple reports from targeted victims. BTU posted on its social media that “We do NOT…

Lake Bryan Icehouse To Be Temporarily Closed

Lake Bryan’s Icehouse will be temporarily closed. BTU, which owns the lake, posted on its Facebook page the lake and park will remain still open. The third party operators of…

BTU Executives Talk About Generating Electricity During Heat Waves

As the state of Texas continues to break power generation records, the timing of the heat wave was just after millions of dollars of repairs were finished at BTU generation…

BTU Response To WTAW Listener Question About Lake Bryan Water Qualilty

A WTAW listener who recently visited Lake Bryan sent The Infomaniacs a text asking if the water is safe because the water is…in their words…”so oily and nasty”. Here’s the…

BTU Preparations For More People During The July 4th Holiday Period At Lake Bryan

Too many people during the July 4th holiday period have closed a lake in the Dallas suburb of Garland and restricted those at Lake Waxahachie to only residents. There no…

Local Arrests For DWI, Evading Arrest, And Business Burglaries

On Sunday night, a College Station police officer saw a car swerving numerous times along Texas Avenue. According to the arrest report, that’s after multiple citizens reported the driver nearly…

BTU Part Of Statewide Record For Electric Consumption

From December through January 3, the Bryan/College Station area has had 81 and a half hours of temperatures below freezing. According to BTU customer operations manager Vicki Reim, that’s the…

Two Crashes Ring Out 2017 And Ring In 2018 In Bryan

Photo of Marvin Cortez-Torres from https://jailsearch.brazoscountytx.gov/JailSearch/default.aspx 75 minutes before the end of 2017, Bryan police responded to a hit and run crash on Finfeather near Cottage Grove. A witness reported…

Grass Fire At Texas World Speedway

Four small grass fires Tuesday night at Texas World Speedway resulted in no injuries. There was also no report of the fires threatening tens of thousands of salvaged vehicles parked…

Sunday Fire At BTU Substation Causes Power Outage

At least 6,800 BTU electric customers in Bryan were without power Sunday following a fire at the substation on William Joel Bryan Parkway near Villa Maria Road. The cause of…

Monday’s Harvey Update

Flash flood warning continues until 12:45 p.m. Rainfall at Easterwood Airport from Friday 10 p.m. through Monday 9 a.m. measures 13.36 inches. Friday night rainfall was .02 inches. Saturday rainfall…

Lake Bryan Is Closed After Two Are Hospitalized Following A Near Drowning

From Bryan police: On August 26, 2017 just before 6:00 p.m. a Bryan Police Officer was patrolling Lake Bryan when he was flagged down. Two young adults, in their 20’s,…