Local News Headlines–3/26/2013

ANOTHER STEP IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BIO-CORRIDOR WILL BE ANNOUNCED TODAY.  OFFICIALS OF THE A&M SYSTEM AND INTERNATIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURER GLAXO-SMITH-KLINE WILL PROVIDE DETAILS OF AN AGREEMENT TO RESEARCH, DEVELOP, AND PRODUCE BIOSECURITY VACCINES.  THE WORK WILL BE DONE AT A&M’S CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING. LAST SUMMER WHEN THE CENTER WAS DEDICATED, SYSTEM VICE-CHANCELLOR BRETT GIROIR TALKED ABOUT THE MULTIPLE PARTNERSHIPS ASSOCIATED WITH A $285-MILLION FEDERAL GRANT.  GLAXO-SMITH-KLINE IS ONE OF 19 PARTNERS IN THE A&M VACCINE PROJECT.

AND, A BRYAN WOMAN NO LONGER FACES A CHARGE OF MAKING A BOMB THREAT AT TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY LAST FALL.  A HAYS COUNTY ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY TOLD THE AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN NEWSPAPER THERE WAS NOT SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE TO PROCEED IN THE CASE AGAINST 19-YEAR-OLD BRITTANY HENDERSON.  AN ASSISTANT FEDERAL PROSECUTOR TOLD THE NEWSPAPER HE THINKS HENDERSON’S EX-BOYFRIEND, DEREON KELLEY, ACTED ALONE. KELLEY IS ACCUSED OF ACCESSING HENDERSON’S E-MAIL ACCOUNT AND SENDING BOMB THREATS TO TEXAS STATE AND TEXAS A&M ON CONSECUTIVE DAYS LAST OCTOBER. HENDERSON’S LAWYER TOLD THE STATESMAN THEY PLAN TO MEET THIS WEEK TO DISCUSS TO A POSSIBLE LAWSUIT RELATED TO THE CASE.