More support has been voiced for proposed changes to railroad crossings south of Wellborn. Among those wanting to see improvements at Wellborn Road and Greens Prairie Trail, in exchange for closing crossings at Straub and Wade Roads, were College Station deputy city manager Chuck Gilman. No financial assistance was offered by College Station, since the intersection was not annexed with the rest of Wellborn. But a TxDOT representative said the state would provide an undisclosed amount of money. The director of the local metropolitan planning organization said his board also supports the project. Also on hand for both of last week’s public hearings but not speaking were College Station school district administrators. Brazos County commissioners have not decided when they will take a vote the offer from Union Pacific railroad.
College Station police continue to investigate 11 reports of graffiti spray-painted in an apartment parking lot. Investigators say this took place sometime between late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning at the Woodbrook parking lot off Dartmouth south of Harvey. Total damage was estimated at only $2,000 because wet paint could be wiped off of some of the ten vehicles without causing permanent damage. A fence was also hit.
And, the B-C-S Salvation Army is still recruiting volunteers to ring bells at their red kettles. Lieutenant Jeremy Walker says more are participating over last year, as they continue to collect donations to fund next year’s programs. Heading into the weekend, the B-C-S Salvation Army was at 46 percent of their fundraising goal for next year. 82-cents of every dollar is spent on local Salvation Army programs. The kettles will be out through Christmas Eve.