The potential closing of the post office in downtown Bryan has been known for some time to downtown property owners. Sandy Farris of the Downtown Bryan Association says city officials notified them several months ago. The only information the postal service has released is that the downtown Bryan location has lost revenue and volume over the last several years and there are a number of alternative sites nearby that can sell stamps and mail most packages. Farris says postal service officials have not said how much longer the branch will remain open.
A near drowning was reported to Bryan Police Saturday night. Police say four boys, aged six to 10, were swimming without their parents’ permission at the Oak Creek condos pool near West Villa Maria and FM 2818 when a nine-year-old was at the bottom of the pool. The ten year old knocked on doors until a 21-year-old man was found and rescued the victim from the pool and administered CPR. The victim was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, where he was last listed in stable condition.
More than a dozen teams of community and school district leaders participated in Bryan I-S-D’s community drop out blitz Friday looking for students. Communications director Brandon Webb says the annual community drop out blitz targets those who didn’t return to high school this year. Webb says when they locate students the volunteers attempt to have a heartfelt conversation about how the school cares about their future. More than 100 addresses will be checked throughout Bryan I-S-D.
And, what’s being described as a major announcement about bringing ultra-high-speed internet to the twin cities will be made today. College Station city councilman James Benham says he’s been working on this for the last year-and-a-half. Benham says Bryan and College Station has been losing business opportunities to other cities that already have the ultra-high-speed internet service. Benham is part of the The Research Valley Technology Council, which has been recruiting private investors with the financial support of both cities, Brazos County, Texas A and M, and the Brazos Valley Council of Governments for ultra-high-speed internet for residential and commercial customers.