Local News Headlines–7/29/2016

A Bryan couple told police they woke up around 4 am yesterday morning and became victims of an attempted armed robbery that ended in gunfire. Bryan Police report no one was hit by the shots, but officers are not saying if the victims knew several black men in their 20’s, one who had a gun, that demanded money. The apartment is located on Broadmoor, south of 29th, east of the C-H-I St. Joseph Health campus. The male victim, who said he was physically assaulted, refused medical treatment after being struck. The woman was not injured.

Last night was the last chance to tell state officials about an application by an expanding west Bryan manufacturer to generate more air pollution. It will possibly be after Thanksgiving before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will decide whether to approve the Saint Goblin Ceramics permit to install another kiln or if opposition that included 13 of 16 speakers at a state hearing warrants a contested hearing which amounts to a civil lawsuit. The new kiln is expected to add 111 tons of pollution to the air in Brazos County. Opponents also called on T-C-E-Q to start monitoring air quality in the twin cities.

FEMA has announced two disaster recovery center will close tomorrow. The center in Todd Mission closes at noon, and the center in Somerville closes at 6 pm. FEMA’s center at Bryan High School’s blue campus will remain open through August 10th.

There are officially three openings on the College Station city council in this November’s election. Two filed last night after the council approved special elections for openings caused by the decisions of Karl Mooney and John Nichols to run for mayor. Seeking to fill out the remainder of Mooney’s term, which ends next year, is Linda Harrell. Filing for the remainder of Nichols’ term, which ends in 2018, is Barry Moore. The deadline to file for those openings is August 25th. Both incumbent members of the Bryan city council are running for re-election. Rafael Pena has filed for a second term representing Single Member District Two. He is opposed by Prentiss Madison. And, the current councilman in Single Member District One, Al Saenz, is opposed by Reuben Marin. Filing for the remainder of Bryan and College Station city council and school board positions continues through August 22nd.