50+ inches of rainfall, 130,000+ residences lost, and 500,000+ vehicles damaged or destroyed By Sens. John Cornyn & Ted Cruz Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — By now, we all…

By Michael Brown The city of Berkeley was on alert. Barriers were erected to stop violent protesters. Bank of America boarded up windows. Police were authorized to use pepper spray…

Former Public Agency Executives Are In New Places

Two former leaders of local public agencies are now in new places. The former president of the Research Valley Partnership, Todd McDaniel, is now with the city of Bryan as…

Bryan Police Department helps out in Bridge City

Five Bryan police officers helped repair the home of Bridge City police officer Brittany Hilton recently. Hilton’s home was extensively damaged by Hurricane Harvey. A separate group of officers from…

EPA approves expedited loan funding for Harvey-related water projects

The Environmental Protection Agency this week approved a request from Texas officials to expedite funding to help local governments restore water and wastewater systems damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The Texas…

EPA won't release benzene levels collected post-Harvey; private tests show elevated levels

As a longtime resident of Manchester, Guadalupe Hernandez is used to the chemical smells that waft through his southeast Houston neighborhood, a low-income, predominantly Hispanic community near a Valero Energy…

Texas World Speedway Holding Flood Damaged Vehicles From Harvey

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…

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

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…

Houston's 'flood czar' says Harvey has brought the city to a decision point on flood control

When we caught up with Houston’s newly-appointed “flood czar” last year, he told us he had no money and no staff. That’s still largely the case, Stephen Costello told us in…

Post-Harvey, Houston officials hope Congress is up for funding Ike Dike

HOUSTON — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Tuesday gave his strongest endorsement to date for constructing a physical coastal barrier to protect the region from deadly storm surge during hurricanes. Though such a barrier system would not…

“We love locking arms with our fellow Texans to make big things happen.” By Weston Martinez Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — It wasn’t easy for Texas to win the intense…

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

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…

Texas GOP leaders pushing for high-dollar, long-delayed flood infrastructure projects

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is calling for the construction of flood control infrastructure in the Houston area — things he said should have been built “decades…

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

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…

Looking For A Dog That Bit A Person Sunday Morning In Bryan’s Dog Park

From the city of Bryan: The Bryan Animal Services Division is asking for the public’s help in locating a dog that bit a person on September 10, 2017 around 9:30…

At peak performance, Summit will perform 200 million billion operations a second and require as much energy as a decent-sized city. Source: Science News

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…

Mexico City’s earthquake protections worked beautifully last night. When will the rest of the country have them, too? Source: Science News

What lessons will Houston-area officials learn from Harvey? History gives us a clue

A growing chorus of voices — from scientists to some government officials to members of the public — say big policy changes need to be made in the Houston region after Hurricane…

A year before Harvey, Houston-area flood control chief saw no "looming issues"

As the Houston region begins its recovery from the worst rainfall to ever befall a major metropolitan area in modern U.S. history, many flooded-out residents are asking whether local officials…