News Headlines–3/28/2013

THE COLLEGE STATION CITY COUNCIL WILL TAKE UP NEARLY $9-MILLION OF PROJECTS DURING THIS EVENING’S MEETING.  FIVE YEARS AGO, VOTERS APPROVED A BOND ISSUE THAT INCLUDED EXTENDING JONES-BUTLER ROAD FROM LUTHER TO GEORGE BUSH, CONNECTING TO PENBERTHY ROAD ON THE A&M CAMPUS.  TONIGHT, THE COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER A $3-MILLION CONTRACT TO EXTEND THE STREET WITH SIDEWALKS, BIKE LANES, AND STREET LIGHTING.  ANOTHER $1.5-MILLION WILL BE SPENT TO REPAIR BIRD POND ROAD FROM ROCK PRAIRIE TO THE CITY LIMITS.  THEN THERE’S MORE THAN $2-MILLION GOING INTO LAYING ALMOST ONE-AND-A-HALF MILES OF NEW SEWER LINES ALONG BEE CREEK FROM BEE CREEK PARK, CROSSING HARVEY MITCHELL PARKWAY, AND ENDING WEST OF WELSH AVENUE IN FRONT OF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH. THIS IS THE FIRST OF A FOUR PHASE REPLACEMENT.  AND, THERE ARE A COUPLE OF THINGS IN NORTHGATE. ONE INVOLVES A NEW ELECTRIC SUBSTATION AT UNIVERSITY AND WELLBORN WHERE THE CITY WILL PAY $1-MILLION FOR LAND AND A TRANSFORMER.  AND, THE COUNCIL HAS BEEN ASKED TO LET STAFF BUY THE REMAINING LAND NEEDED TO CREATE A LOADING ZONE ALONG UNIVERSITY BETWEEN THE FORMER COLLEGE MAIN AND LODGE STREET.

 

250 JOBS ARE AVAILABLE IN ONE LOCATION TODAY.  THE NEW SCOTT AND WHITE HOSPITAL IN COLLEGE STATION IS HOLDING A CAREER FAIR.  HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR BOB SCHUBERT SAYS THEY’LL BE INTERVIEWING FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF POSITIONS.  POSITIONS IN NURSING, REHABILITATION SERVICES, NUTRITIONAL SERVICES, RADIOLOGY, HOUSEKEEPING AND MAINTENANCE, PHARMACY, BUSINESS SERVICES AND PATIENT SERVICES ARE ALL AVAILABLE.  THE CAREER FAIR IS TODAY FROM 2 UNTIL 8:30 AT THE HILTON.

 

AND, THE BRYAN FIRE DEPARTMENT’S FACEBOOK PAGE POSTED YESTERDAY THAT ONE OF THE TWO FIREFIGHTERS BURNED IN THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HALL FIRE HAS BEEN DISMISSED FROM A BURN UNIT.  RICKY MANTEY IS STAYING IN GALVESTON WITH HIS FAMILY, AS HE WILL CONTINUE ALMOST DAILY TRIPS TO THE HOSPITAL FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY.  THE SECOND BURNED FIREMAN, MITCH MORAN, IS REPORTED AS MAKING GREAT PROGRESS AND IMPROVING EVERY DAY.