In early June, Texas Rep. John Cyrier, Class of 1995, requested an opinion from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on the potential move of the Lawrence Sullivan Ross statue in Academic Plaza on Texas A&M’s campus.
Following the retirement of Texas A&M Police Chief J. Michael Ragan, Assistant Police Chief Mike Johnson will assume the role of chief according to a news release from the university.
Texas has implemented a mask mandate requiring individuals to wear a mask in public in most counties unless driving or eating. The mask mandate looks slightly different in every business environment, and each establishment is responsible for its enforcement. In a town dominated by college st…
When Katina Cooper left her home to check the mail on July 29, she expected the usual — bills, coupons and maybe some advertisements. So when she opened her mailbox and found a package from China, she was surprised.
For months, Texas politicians have been working to relieve colleges facing funding cuts due to COVID-19. This month alone, Texas has invested a total of $175 million in post-secondary students and institutions in the state.
After Texas A&M athletic director Ross Bjork hinted to it in an appearance on Studio 12 on Wednesday, the SEC has decided to make changes to the 2020 football season, first reported by Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger.
In the face of recent spikes in COVID-19 cases, Texas A&M professors analyzed the impact of the virus’ spread, predicted its course in the state of Texas for the months to come and commented on some of the missteps of politicians.
Small businesses have been seriously struggling since the outbreak of COVID-19. According to NBC, college towns have been turned into ghost towns as students all moved home for the pandemic, and small businesses are hanging by a thread.
The outbreak of the coronavirus in the Bryan-College Station area has affected move-in dates as well as student residents’ ability to pay rent this summer.
Texas governor Greg Abbott announced on July 27 that early voting for the Nov. 3 election will begin on Oct. 13 instead of Oct. 19. The early voting period will conclude on Oct. 30, as scheduled.
As Texas A&M prepares to welcome back students this fall, new precautions have been established for the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors. As the Class of 2024 arrives in College Station, for many this will be their first time on campus as many orientation visits…
Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci testified before the U.S. Senate on June 30 to provide updates on COVID-19.
The Texas A&M University System announced in a university-wide email on July 14 that about 15,000 COVID-19 tests would be distributed between the 11 system campuses each month this fall.
Following backlash, the U.S. has repealed the July 6 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) guideline requiring international students to take a minimum of one in-person course or be deported.
Dean of Student Life Anne Reber, Ph.D., informed students via a campus-wide email that before returning to campus and no later than Aug. 11, all students must complete a required COVID-19 Training and Certification in Howdy.
Following the June 17 announcement of the development of a race relations task force and commission on historical representations, President Michael K. Young announced 45 members of a new Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on July 13. Associate Vice President of Marketing and Comm…
Pro-Sully and anti-Sully protesters gathered in Academic Plaza on July 12 to voice their concerns and opinions regarding the Lawrence Sullivan Ross statue.
The state of Texas will invest $57 million in federal funds to help maintain need-based financial aid programs and keep students enrolled at their colleges and universities, according to a July 8 press release from the Office of the Governor.
Following several protests regarding the Lawrence Sullivan “Sully” Ross statue, the Texas A&M Student Senate released the results of their Sully Statue Survey on July 8.
The return of all Texas A&M employees to campus has been postponed until July 20 due to health concerns related to COVID-19, according to university officials.
The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced new guidelines on Monday, July 6 prohibiting international students from taking exclusively online course loads this fall.
July 9 UPDATE: In the police report released to The Battalion on Thursday, Texas A&M police said their investigation into racist notes left on an A&M students car concluded “no other person had enough time to place the messages on [Isaih] Martin’s car other than himself.” Martin deni…
The Battalion editor-in-chief Brady Stone spoke with Ryan Brown, the Head Director of Fish Camp and discussed the camp’s recent move to virtual delivery, what students can expect with an online camp and how camp counselors feel about the change.
The Gibbons Creek Coal Power Station has the potential to reopen, despite a rocky history of financial difficulties and significant environmental liabilities.
Several dozen people gathered in front of the Jack K. Williams Administration Building on June 26 to protest racial injustice and the presence of the Lawrence Sullivan “Sully” Ross statue.
The Fish Camp Director Staff announced in a statement today that all 2020 camps will be held in a virtual format. Freshmen and staff members will be able to participate from their homes, and no events will take place in College Station. Additionally, Aggie Transition Camps will also be held …
Bryan Mayor Andrew Nelson and Brazos County Judge Duane Peters have both signed orders requiring workers and customers to wear masks in businesses beginning June 30.
College Station Mayor Karl Mooney signed an emergency order late Thursday night that requires both employees and visitors to wear face masks in College Station businesses. The order received unanimous support from city council members and will be effective June 29 at 6 a.m. and will expire o…
The Texas A&M University System now allows researchers and entrepreneurs to use its intellectual property for free on the grounds that it is for COVID-19 related medical solutions.
After remaining under a tarp since its June 10 vandalization, the statue of Lawrence “Sully” Sullivan Ross has been restored to its former condition and has been back on display in Academic Plaza since June 24.
Texas A&M President Michael K. Young announced on June 25 that a reward would be offered to anyone with information regarding a racist event that occurred on June 24 at an off-campus apartment complex.
Director of University Relations Lesley Henton announced in a university-wide email that applicants for the 2021 spring, summer and fall semesters will not be required to submit SAT or ACT scores.
Under new COVID-19 guidelines, some student organizations will continue in the coming fall semester, while others await further announcements from the university.
In response to recent social media discussions and emails to Texas A&M administration, President Michael K. Young and Chancellor John Sharp released a campus-wide email revealing the creation of a task force on race relations and a commission on historic representations.
This morning, Hoar Construction, a company employed by Texas A&M for construction on campus, confirmed that 55 out of 153 workers have tested positive for COVID-19, according to an article by KBTX.