Today marks the return of the Texas 4-H Roundup to Texas A&M. The roundup involves 4,000 youth and adults in the organization’s premiere leadership event. After 64 years in Aggieland, the event moved to Lubbock last year. Coordinator Kyle Merten says they learned a lot in planning for this year. For instance, local fundraising has lowered registration costs so more can attend. And, for the first time, participants are staying in motels instead of on-campus. The four day roundup includes more than 50 leadership and competitive events and the awarding of more than $2-million in scholarships. The public is invited to most of the events.
BlinnCollege continues to enjoy enrollment growth. For the first summer session the headcount on Blinn’s Bryan campus reached nearly 4,100, which marks an eight-percent increase. And, the number taking classes online is at its highest level in five years at almost 6,700. For the entire Blinn system, the number of credit hours is up by five-and-a-half percent over the same period last year. At A&M, summer numbers are about the same as last year at nearly 17,000 students.
And, a Washington man died early yesterday morning after being hit twice by vehicles. Dispatchers say 30-year-old Charles Sweed, Junior, was lying in the road about half a mile outside of Washington on F-M 1370 when he was struck by a car driven by a Navasota woman. He had apparently been hit earlier by someone who did not stop and has not been found. D-P-S Troopers from the surrounding area spent about five hours investigating the scene.