A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for Leon, Milam, and Robertson Counties until 5:00am Monday morning. A line of strong to severe thunderstorms is on its way to the Brazos Valley and should arrive between 2 and 3 am. Heavy rain, frequent lightning, and winds above 50 mph are our main concerns. However, an isolated tornado, especially in our northern counties, cannot be ruled out.
Two hot-button issues will certainly make for one big Bryan city council meeting March 27. Not only will there likely be a heated debate over construction on Briarcrest Drive, the council will also discuss the Bryan Business Council.
At issue will be the four total resignations from the seven-member board, including three on Tuesday: Mitch Morehead, Louis Newman, and John Godfrey. Chairperson Dick Perkins stepped down days earlier.
Speculation continues as to the reason they left, with some saying focus on Texas A&M's Health Science Center was too great, and others saying recent appointments put a rift between the councilmembers.
City manager David Watkins says at the upcoming meeting, the council will talk about future role of the BBC, the governance model, and any recommendations on day-to-day operations.
An audit of the council is possible, and something Watkins says is customary. But he adds the investigation would be directed more at how the BBC can best serve the city, not at why the resignations were tendered.
The Briarcrest Drive discussion stems from a proposed multi-million dollar construction project aimed at alleviating conjested traffic on the road. TxDOT estimates the road is at capacity, and is proposing adding medians and additional turn lanes.
Many business owners are opposed to it because of the medians, which would eliminate left turns into some establishments.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.