Local News Headlines–10/18/2013

A Bryan convenience store was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night and Bryan Police are asking for the eyes and ears of the community.  Officer Kelley McKethan says the Chevron at the corner of College and Carson was robbed around nine, and the only clue they have is surveillance video. McKethan says the man his face completely covered making it difficult to identify and distinguishing features.  Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 979-209-5316, or Crimestoppers at 979-775-TIPS.

The search committee appointed to hire the next president at Texas A&M has met for the first time.  System Chancellor John Sharp provided an update at this week’s faculty senate meeting, and was asked if Bowen Loftin’s successor has already been chosen and the committee was just going through the motions. The chancellor says he’s heard from no one that someone has been pre-ordained to succeed Bowen Loftin.  He says the search committee met to set the ground rules which included keeping absolute secrecy about the process.  Sharp says nominations are still being taken, and the goal is to send the names of three finalists to the Board of Regents by the end of January.

And, it’s been a month since the last Aggie home football game.  And, A&M Transportation Services has announced some changes and new features in time for the Auburn game.  June Broughton says the fan field next to the Bush library has been changed due to standing water from this week’s rains. She suggests fans watch for signs that will direct them as to where to go.  Debbie Hoffman says a new Twitter account has been established, “Get To Aggie Game,” to give out parking information. Two other reminders from Transportation Services are the free shuttle to and from the game from Post Oak Mall, which starts three hours prior to kickoff and the new underpass at Wellborn and Old Main is now fully open.  Broughton says the Northside garage has been filling up earlier and there’s heavy traffic congestion coming to campus from the south on Wellborn Road and F-M 2818.