The two state representatives serving Brazos County are back from a tour of the border. District 12 Representative Kyle Kacal was a part of the delegation. District 14 Representative John Raney has been in contact with state lawmakers whose districts are along the border. Raney says they have noticed an increased presence in law enforcement. Raney says the added law enforcement presence along the border includes six helicopters and six gunboats along the Rio Grande. Their trip came the day after Governor Perry announced deploying up to one thousand Texas National Guard troops to the border. Raney says the border representatives are concerned about the role of Texas National Guard troops, which Raney says will be a support element.
The College Station city council is considering possible action to increase the number of people enforcing city building codes. Mayor Nancy Berry says it means adding $43,000 to this year’s budget. Another topic being considered by the council is forming a committee to develop recommendations for a city bond issue that would go to voters next year. Another item is the annual update of the city’s comprehensive plan, which Berry says stays the course of past years.
College Station city crews are continuing to repair Welsh Avenue in front of Consolidated High School. Thru traffic is blocked until at least tomorrow. A culvert under the pavement collapsed yesterday when a dump truck drove over it. There’s also a street closure today in downtown Bryan. The intersection of Bryan and 28th is closed due to repairing the railroad crossing. And, a reminder from TxDOT that the new northbound freeway ramps between Harvey and University are open today and northbound ramps between University and Briarcrest will close tomorrow.