Local News Headlines–4/17/2013

More than six months in the making, an oil company is considering an investment of more than $30-million in Bryan’s Triangle Business Park.  The Bryan school board this week hired consultants who will assist in economic development negotiations with the prospect.  Superintendent Tommy Wallis says the primary employer would generate 200 jobs.  Wallis says three or four supporting businesses would be created to service the main employer.  The size of the project qualifies the still unidentified prospect to take advantage of a state program.  Bryan I-S-D’s Chief Financial Officer, Amy Drozd, says the district would receive payment in lieu of property taxes that won’t reduce the amount of state funding.  Wallis says the district might receive $1.5-million that has no strings on how it can be spent.

The expansion of Scott and White Healthcare not only includes the new hospital in College Station.  A primary clinic has also opened this week in Bryan.  Chief Medical Officer William Rayburn says four physicians will staff the clinic, which also features an associated laboratory and a physical therapy gym.  The clinic is located at the northbound freeway service road and Austin’s Colony Parkway. A ribbon cutting and open house is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at 4:30.

And, organizers of the Bryan/College Station marathon are getting the word out about a solidarity run today for those impacted by the Boston Marathon.  Marathon director Chris Field says their facebook page is titled Run for Boston 4-17.  Field says runners should wear blue and yellow, the colors of the Boston Marathon, and take a picture holding a Run for Boston 4-17 sign to post to their facebook page.  Field says this is designed for small groups to get together and map out their own course and time that they run.