Residents voice concerns at first Bryan council meeting of 2017

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - Tuesday was the first Bryan City Council meeting of the new year.

Before the meeting started, some community members said they were upset no one on council addressed the arrest of Councilman Reuben Marin.

Marin was charged with assault in late December for an incident involving his girlfriend.

"The fact is less than a year ago somebody on the city council made the news and other members of the city council condemned him," said Bryan resident Debra Miller.

"If the current matter is allowed to go undisputed, and this is supposed to be a body of government not politics, the city council, particularly those who sat last year on council, owe the former councilman an apology," said husband of Debra, John Miller.

The couple was referencing the abuse allegations against former councilman Rafael Pena. He was never charged or arrested.

The council voted to spend $1.8 million on improvements to Nutrabolt Stadium - home of the Brazos Valley Bombers.

That will help pay for a new scoreboard. New turf and portable bleachers are being considered.

Also approved tonight was spending one hundred thousand dollars on changes to make Texas Avenue more aesthetically pleasing.