Local News Headlines–6/27/2013

Tonight’s College Station City Council meeting includes a presentation and possible action about the possibility of building a new natatorium.  Voters in the College Station school district could have an aquatic facility as part of a bond election this November. Last month, the list of possible projects given to the board included a natatorium. While the board has not made a decision, there was discussion about asking the city to participate in some way. One of two possible scenarios has the school district giving the property and the city building and operating it, or the city giving the property and the school district building and operating the facility. The latter option has been suggested by city staff. The city report also noted what’s being done in Bryan, Conroe, Corpus Christi, McAllen, Pearland, and Texas City.  College Station’s current natatorium is owned by the school district and operated by the city.  Three-fourths of the usage belongs to the city. Depending on the size, the cost of a new natatorium could range from $25- to $32-million.

College Station Police have arrested a Maryland man for online solicitation of a girl under 14-years-old.  22-year-old Nathaniel Jahromi was released from the Brazos County Jail Tuesday after posting bond.  The Baltimore-area man is accused of using Skype to communicate with the juvenile last December and January.  The victim’s father gave detectives his daughter’s computers and cell phone in February. The devices were examined by the Greater Houston Regional Forensic Computer Lab. In addition to contacting the Baltimore County Maryland Police Department, the allegations were forwarded to the NationalCenter for Missing and Exploited Children. In a separate case, a College Station man arrested nearly three months ago for firing a shotgun at his ex-girlfriend and two others is off to prison.  As part of a plea agreement, the five-year term served by 26-year-old Andrew Sausage will also include a two-year sentence for WalkerCounty charges of forgery and theft. On April 30, police surrounded Sausage’s home on Mile Drive after he fired a 12 gauge shotgun when the woman was there to pick up her property after ending their relationship.

A family of four survived a serious wreck north of Bryan Tuesday night.  D-P-S Trooper William Langehennig says all were wearing seatbelts when the single vehicle wreck happened on Highway 6 at the intersection with the Old Bryan Highway in southern Robertson County.  Langehennig says on Highway 6 at the curve near Old Bryan Highway, the vehicle flipped onto its passenger side at a corner and slid backwards into the woods.  Distracted driving is being blamed as the cause of the rollover accident.  Langehennig says the parents were not injured, but a one-year-old and three-year-old were taken to St. Joseph’s in Bryan. The three year old was later transferred to Scott and White in Temple.  No names were released.