Next month, the Bryan city council is expecting to receive a presentation about changing the municipal golf course into a superpark. Deputy city manager Hugh Walker says there three long running issues with the course, irrigation, drainage, and changes to the 10th hole. Whatever the future holds for that land, it includes a body of water that at one time was nicknamed “Lake Arsenic” due to high levels of the cancer causing chemical from a plant that closed 20 years ago. Last year, the final owner of the chemical plant entered an agreement with the U.S. Interior Department that in included paying $1.1-million for what was described as “natural resource restoration activities”. That’s after the plant produced from 1944 until 1993 a variety of chemicals, including arsenic acid that made its way into the municipal lake and Finfeather Lake. Walker says according to state authorities, the lake water is safe while the bottom needs to be dredged again.
Friday night just after eight, you may have seen at least seven law enforcement vehicles outside a convenience store in Bryan at Briarcrest and Wildflower. That’s after a Texas Ranger located a car and followed it to the c-store. Four Bryan police officers assisted, followed by a pair of D-P-S troopers. According to the Bryan police arrest report, there were three people inside the car. The driver, 18 year old Michael Bradley of Caldwell, was arrested for unauthorized use of the car, disorderly conduct for swearing at the officers, and having no driver’s license. He was being held in the Brazos County jail without bond on an arrest warrant from Burleson County accusing him of injuring a child or disabled person.
And, College Station fire investigators say they cannot determine the cause of a fatal house fire on Eagle Avenue that took place more than two weeks ago due to the amount of fire damage on the second floor and down the stairway. Fire department spokesman Eric Dotson says the cause of death of the victim, Janet Davis, remains under review by a medical examiner.