Local News Headlines–11/6/2013

Just over ten percent of registered voters in BrazosCounty participated in yesterday’s election.  There will be one runoff.  Out of 500 votes in the three way race for Bryan city council in single member district two, Perry Stephney received 45-percent and Rafael Pena 32-percent.  Elsewhere, Jason Bienski won re-election as Bryan mayor.  Al Saenz returns to single member district one, with more votes than the combined total when he lost his re-election bid three years ago.  Winners of other contested races included Trey Moore on the Bryan School Board.  Other winners were Steve Aldrich on the College Station city council and Michael Wesson on the College Station school board. And the C-S-I-S-D $83-million bond issue, the third in the last six years, was approved.

Texas A&M staff employees told System Chancellor John Sharp yesterday morale has tanked since outsourcing started and they are wondering if and when it will happen to them. Sharp told those attending a university staff council meeting an administrative review that is underway is about respecting taxpayers, those who pay tuition, and the state lawmakers.  Sharp also said anyone with concerns is welcome to send him an email to discuss those concerns.  Sharp says they are not looking at outsourcing transportation services, and the only other outsourcing proposal under consideration is the management of EasterwoodAirport.

And, Bryan Police are searching for a man who robbed a Bryan store Monday night.  Officer Kelley McKethan says he had a weapon and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash from the Mobile Zone USA on south Texas Avenue.  McKethan says he is described as a short male, 5’3 to 5’5, and his race is unknown because he had his face covered.  She says a clerk was injured, but did not need medical attention.