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KBTX Media The Brazos Valley's News Leader. Newsroom Hotline: (979) 268-1497 | [email protected] KBTX Media consists of two television stations -- KBTX-TV and the CW8 Aggieland -- as well as our web channel, KBTX.com.

For more than 50 years, KBTX has been the news, weather and sports leader in the Brazos Valley. Based in Bryan, Texas, KBTX actively covers nine counties in southeast Texas.

For more than 50 years, KBTX has been the news, weather and sports leader in the Brazos Valley. Based in Bryan, Texas, KBTX actively covers nine counties in southeast Texas.

Mission: To provide the highest quality news, weather and sports coverage to the Brazos Valley

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Happy Friday! We've got some festive activities to fill your weekend
12/04/2020
Holiday Events happening this weekend

Happy Friday! We've got some festive activities to fill your weekend

The first weekend of December does not disappoint with local holiday festivities.

Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, said Texans should expect the first shipment of vaccines to arrive the week of Dec. 14.
12/04/2020
States submit vaccine orders as coronavirus death toll grows

Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, said Texans should expect the first shipment of vaccines to arrive the week of Dec. 14.

The number of Americans hospitalized with COVID-19 hit an all-time high in the U.S. on Thursday at 100,667, according to the COVID Tracking Project.

“We had a good conversation. I think we’re both interested in getting an outcome, both on the omnibus and on a coronavir...
12/04/2020
COVID-19 relief: What’s on the table as Congress seeks deal

“We had a good conversation. I think we’re both interested in getting an outcome, both on the omnibus and on a coronavirus package,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Pelosi told reporters that she and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are in sync on a plan to reach agreement on the massive omnibus spending bill and to add COVID-19 relief to it.

Health care workers and long-term care facility residents will be the first to get the vaccinations from CVS and Walgree...
12/04/2020
CVS, Walgreens get ready to give out coronavirus vaccines

Health care workers and long-term care facility residents will be the first to get the vaccinations from CVS and Walgreens.

In October, the Trump administration announced agreements with CVS and Walgreens to vaccinate residents of long-term care facilities nationwide.

Southwest is operating far fewer flights, and it asked unions in October for help with “overstaffing costs” that it esti...
12/04/2020
Southwest warns nearly 7,000 workers of possible furloughs

Southwest is operating far fewer flights, and it asked unions in October for help with “overstaffing costs” that it estimates will amount to more than $1 billion in 2021.

Southwest Airlines warned nearly 7,000 workers on Thursday that they could lose their jobs unless labor unions accept concessions to help the airline cope with a sharp drop in travel caused by the pandemic.

12/04/2020

Beautiful start to the weekend! Grab the extra layers and enjoy the sunshine coming today and Sunday. Saturday brings more clouds and a shot at some very light rain by day's end.

BREAKING NEWS: The bill would reverse what supporters called a failed policy of criminalization of pot use and take step...
12/04/2020
House votes to decriminalize marijuana at federal level

BREAKING NEWS: The bill would reverse what supporters called a failed policy of criminalization of pot use and take steps to address racial disparities in enforcement of federal drug laws.

Supporters say it would help reverse adverse effects of the decades-long “war on drugs” by removing marijuana, or cannabis, from the list of federally controlled substances while allowing states to set their own rules on pot.

The ability to act more quickly “does not mean steps and the expected standards of safety, quality and effectiveness hav...
12/04/2020
UK defends vaccine decision amid criticism it moved too fast

The ability to act more quickly “does not mean steps and the expected standards of safety, quality and effectiveness have been bypassed,” the MHRA said.

U.K. regulators went on the offensive Friday to beat back criticism that they rushed their authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine, saying they rigorously analyzed data on safety and effectiveness in the shortest time possible without compromising the thoroughness of their review.

America’s employers sharply scaled back their hiring last month as the viral pandemic accelerated across the country, ad...
12/04/2020
US hiring slows sharply to 245,000 jobs as virus intensifies

America’s employers sharply scaled back their hiring last month as the viral pandemic accelerated across the country, adding 245,000 jobs, the fewest since April and the fifth straight monthly slowdown.

So far, the economy has regained only about 12 million of the 22 million jobs that were shed in March and April after the virus struck.

The player was escorted from the stadium by police officers.
12/04/2020
Texas prep football player attacks referee

The player was escorted from the stadium by police officers.

Senior defensive lineman Emmanuel Duron of Edinburg High School came running from the sideline area after the referee announced the ejection, slamming into the official during the first half of the zone play-in game against Pharr-San Juan-Alamo.

The Houston man and three other suspects were arrested for the crime within weeks of the robbery.
12/04/2020
2016 Commerce National Bank robber sentenced to 30 years

The Houston man and three other suspects were arrested for the crime within weeks of the robbery.

The Brazos County District Attorney’s office says Deshaun Winbush, 36, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in a Bryan bank robbery in 2016.

The district originally planned to keep kids off-campus through the holidays.
12/04/2020
Bremond ISD resuming in-person classes on December 7

The district originally planned to keep kids off-campus through the holidays.

According to the Bremond ISD page, schools will resume in-person class instruction on Monday, December 7 following recent a spike in COVID-19 cases.

12/04/2020

Friday starts with clouds, but should finish with lots of sunshine.

Clouds go in and out through the weekend, with a small shot at showers, too.

kbtx.com/weather

12/04/2020
Thursday Evening Weather Update 12/3

Cold night ahead -- most of us keep it just above a freeze...but not by much.

Clouds increase this weekend. Check out why we don't expect rain to fall from them with Meteorologist Shel Winkley KBTX

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Why can’t Max Crawford do his weather reports from the studio like the rest of the reporters?
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Hey KBTX Joe Biden is NOT in the Whitehouse working on his COVID task force as you anchor just reported and it has not been determined that he is the president elect🤥
On behalf of the Bryan High Class of 1980, we are asking B-CS to come out and support a local icon Pepe's Mexican Cafe. Covid has hit many hard and we are trying to raise support for Pepe's. Ken Martin family has always supported B-CS in more way to even count. Let's give back!!
Can we get a update on Chief Wayland Rawls case? KBTX Media