Ground-penetrating radar could help producers dig potatoes early

Water savings, premium markets could be realized Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dirk Hays, 979-458-0032, dbhays@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Ground-penetrating radar might help the potato industry save water,…

Different Decisions On Pay Raises By Local School Boards As A Brazos Valley Lawmaker Calls To Add Teacher Retirement Benefits To The Special Session

The Bryan school board has not decided on all pay raises for next year. Action was postponed on what teachers and other professionals receive. The board sided with the recommendation…

CS Police Announce 1 Of 4 Suspects Arrested In June 30 Armed Robbery

Photo of Ledarius Hill from https://jailsearch.brazoscountytx.gov/JailSearch/default.aspx One of four suspects have been arrested from an armed robbery inside a College Station apartment the night of June 30th. According to the…

Growing organic rice for market niche not simple

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Shane Zhou, 409-752-2741, xzhou@aesrg.tamu.edu Dr. Fugen Dou, 409-752-2741, f-dou@aesrg.tamu.edu Dr. Mo Way, 409-658-2186, moway@aesrg.tamu.edu Dr. Muthu, Bagavathiannan, 979-845-3041, muthu.bagavathiannan@tamu.edu BEAUMONT —  A market…

Tuesday Afternoon Power Outage In College Station

Update: As of 6:08 p.m., College Station Utilities reported all power has been restored. Original story: More than 4,400 hundred College Station electric customers were without power Tuesday afternoon. College…

Texas-bred potatoes headed to grower fields, marketplace

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Creighton Miller, 979-219-3388, jcmillerjr@tamu.edu SPRINGLAKE – Texas-bred potatoes were highlighted recently at the 26th annual Texas A&M Potato Breeding and Variety Development Program…

Bryan School Board Promotes Two Administrators And Hires A Third

The Bryan school board unanimously promoted two administrators and added a third at Monday night’s meeting. The new position is chief of staff to new superintendent Christie Whitbeck. Filling that…

Private water well screenings set for San Jacinto, Liberty, Chambers counties

Contact: John Smith, 979-845-2761, jwsmith@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Well Owner Network will present water well screenings in July and August in San Jacinto, Liberty and Chambers counties to…

Texas A&M entomologist hot on the trail to stop global locust devastation

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Hojun Song, 979-845-2481, hsong@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – From time immemorial, man has suffered from the devastation wrought by locust swarms of biblical…

College Station Mayor Karl Mooney On The Infomaniacs

College Station mayor Karl Mooney visited with WTAW’s Scott Delucia about the start of the legislature’s special session and topics from the last city council meeting on The Infomaniacs the…

College Station Council Rejects Low Bid Due To 2005 Court Case

The College Station city council avoids doing business with a contractor who conspired with a former city employee to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars by overcharging the city 15…

Have You Seen This Pit Bull?

From College Station animal control: On 7/15/17, College Station Animal Control recieved a report of an animal bite that occurred on 7/13/17. The victim advised around 2000 hours on 7/13/17,…

Rotary Club awards grants to nonprofit groups

The Bryan Rotary Club recently awarded grants totaling $10,000 to several Brazos County nonprofits, including Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity and Save Our Streets Ministry among others. Source: The Eagle…

Tomato growers workshop set for July 28 in College Station

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.eduContact: Dr. Kevin Crosby, 979-845-7012, k-crosby@tamu.edu  COLLEGE STATION — Tomato growers, whether at-home or commercial, are encouraged to attend a workshop on production improvement from 9…

Recapping Seven More Recent Local Arrests

Two people remain in jail after they were arrested earlier this week on charges of shoplifting more than six thousand dollars of televisions and other merchandise at two local Wal-Marts.…

Arrests On Weapons-Related Charges

A College Station woman was arrested this week on a charge of breaking her cousin’s arm last October with a three foot long closet coat hanger rod. 18 year old…

Four Arrests Following Armed Robbery And Beating Inside A CS Apartment

College Station police use surveillance video to track down the first of four Texas A&M students who are accused of robbing and beating a man last week. The victim, who…

Stranger Forces His Way Into A CS Apartment And Attacks The Resident

News release from College Station police: On 7-12-17, at approximately 2322 hrs, College Station Police were dispatched to the report of a Burglary of Habitation in progress call at an…

Texas A&M AgriLife celebrates 50 years in Overton

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charles Long, 903-834-6191, charles.long@ag.tamu.edu OVERTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton celebrated its 50th year of research, innovation…

Agricultural leases to be covered by AgriLife Extension in four workshops

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, 806-677-5668, tiffany.dowelllashmet@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – After such a positive response last year, four new Rancher Leasing Workshops covering grazing, hunting and livestock…