Lake Somerville News

3/26/2021
Lake News
On March 17th, the IRS announced that individual taxpayers have until May 17th to file and pay their 2020 federal income tax. You don’t need to file any forms for this relief it’s automatic. It’s important to note that this extension does not apply to corporations, partnerships, estates, or trusts. You…

3/24/2021
BoatUS News
ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 23, 2021 – In recreational boating, cellphones are just fine for routine communications. So why do you need a VHF radio – either a handheld or fixed mount – on your boat? Because in an emergency it’s the only thing that can directly connect you to the U.S. Coast Guard’s…

3/15/2021
BoatUS News
Applies to boats less than 26 feet operating on plane or above displacement speed SPRINGFIELD, Va., March 15, 2021 – There are new engine cutoff device wear requirements for recreational boat operators as part of the January 1, 2021, passage of National Defense Authorization Act that included a U.S. Coast Guard…

2/10/2021
NWS
Water Resources Outlook (February 2021)

10/30/2020 10:00:00 PM
The Eagle
The Rio Brazos Audubon Society is asking the public’s help to raise money for a bird blind to be build at Lake Somerville State Park’s Birch Creek Unit.

10/27/2020 5:01:00 PM
KBTX
Olivia Paige Sweeney, a College Station hair stylist drowned at Lake Somerville back in July while boating with friends. Monique Compton is sharing her story of survival. She and Paige were hit by the ...

10/27/2020 9:05:00 AM
MSN
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Hurricane Hunters will again fly into Zeta Tuesday, which has weakened after landfall in the Yucatan Peninsula, but will likely strengthen again upon emerging in southern ...

10/11/2020 5:00:00 PM
KBTX
Many visitors at Lake Somerville's Birch Creek Unit didn't realize an order closing state parks had been put in place, or that they were about to be sent home Tuesday evening.

9/18/2020 10:00:00 PM
The Eagle
Lynda Jane Welch Black, 72, of College Station, passed away Thursday September 17, 2020. Visitation will begin at 2pm Sunday, September 20, at Grace Bible Church Anderson Campus until the time of ...

9/13/2020 7:47:00 AM
The Eagle
Brazos County health officials said the county’s public school districts have reported “between 20 and 25” cases of COVID-19 among thousands of students and staff members since Aug. 18 ...

9/8/2020 5:00:00 PM
KBTX
Many visitors at Lake Somerville's Birch Creek Unit didn't realize an order closing state parks had been put in place, or that they were about to be sent home Tuesday evening.

9/5/2020 10:54:00 PM
KBTX
Roughly 300 boats of all shapes and sizes participated in Saturday’s Trump Boat Parade, proudly waving flags for the president and the country.

9/4/2020 9:07:00 PM
KBTX
Local authorities are gearing up for a busy Labor Day weekend, especially with a large crowd expected to make their way to Lake Somerville. John Pollock with the Burleson County Sheriffs Office said ...

9/4/2020 8:26:00 PM
MSN
SOMERVILLE, Texas (KBTX) - Local authorities are gearing up for a busy Labor Day weekend, especially with a large crowd expected to make their way to Lake Somerville. John Pollock with the ...

9/3/2020 5:01:00 PM
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9/3/2020 12:30:00 PM
KBTX
Boat parades that show support for President Donald Trump have become a big draw this election year and there’s one planned this weekend here in the Brazos Valley. On Saturday, September 5, more than ...

9/3/2020 12:06:00 PM
MSN
On Saturday, September 5, more than 150 boats are expected to participate in a parade on Lake Somerville. Click here to be directed to the event’s Facebook page for more information. The event ...

9/3/2020 10:10:00 AM
The Eagle
For the second consecutive week, positive samples of West Nile Virus in mosquitoes trapped in the 77802 ZIP code of Bryan have been confirmed by the Brazos County Health District Mosquito ...

9/3/2020 9:11:00 AM
The Eagle
Franklin's junior varsity football games on Thursday against Lake Belton and Anderson-Shiro have also been canceled. Franklin ISD said all boys athletics have been canceled until Tuesday. "We do ...

9/2/2020 5:00:00 PM
The Eagle
A Bryan man was arrested Tuesday on accusations he possessed multiple images and videos of child pornography. According to authorities, an investigator with the Office of the Attorney General of ...

9/2/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., September 2, 2020 – A new video from Wildlife Forever, funded in part by a BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grant shows watersport boat owners how to easily follow “Clean, Drain, Dry” at the boat ramp to help prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). Support for the video also…

9/1/2020 5:00:00 PM
The Eagle
A Madisonville police sergeant has been indicted by a grand jury on a charge of official oppression on accusations he kicked a person in the back as they were surrendering. According to Washington ...

9/1/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. September 1, 2020 – For the nation’s 12 million boat owners, Labor Day weekend is the last blast, with many enjoying the end-of-summer boating ritual with family and friends aboard, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services and safety…

8/31/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 31, 2020 – Last year, 76,418 recreational boaters had a reason to summon nonemergency, routine assistance from TowBoatUS, the nation’s largest on-water towing service for recreational boaters. Accidentally running aground, dead batteries and dead engines were the chief culprits. Instead…

8/24/2020
BoatUS News
Aims to increase fishing line and soft bait recycling by tapping the public for ideas ANNAPOLIS, Md., August 24, 2020 – Have you ever wondered how old, discarded fishing line is recycled and reused? You may be surprised to learn that turning fishing line into new products is labor intensive, requiring a series of…

8/17/2020 2:40:25 PM
KAGS-TV Waco-Temple-Bryan on MSN.com
On Sunday night, the Burleson County Sheriff's Office received a call about a missing swimmer at Lake Somerville's Welch Park. After searches that night and Monday morning, the victim's body was ...

8/17/2020 11:57:00 AM
The Eagle
A 27-year-old man drowned at Lake Somerville’s Welch Park on Sunday, officials from the Burleson County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday.

8/17/2020 11:31:00 AM
MSN
SOMERVILLE, Texas (KBTX) - A 27-year-old Honduran man has died after going missing on Lake Somerville Sunday. The body of Douglas Adelin Portillo-Funes was found by Game Wardens around 10:35 ...

8/17/2020 10:09:00 AM
KBTX
Burleson County officials confirm they are looking for a 27 year-old male at Welch Park. They say the man went missing on Lake Somerville around 9 p.m. Sunday night. Investigators don’t believe it was ...

8/17/2020 7:28:00 AM
MSN
They say the man went missing on Lake Somerville around 9 p.m. Sunday night. Investigators don’t believe it was weather-related, but they had to suspend their search around midnight Monday due ...

8/11/2020
BoatUS News
PROVIDENCE, R.I., August 11, 2020 – With the move to phase 2 of the Rhode Island Fiberglass Vessel Recycling (RIFVR) Pilot Program to address the disposal issue of recreational boats, project managers have released “Facing the Legacy: Lifecycle Solutions for Fiberglass Boats.” The short video shares the…

8/10/2020 8:52:00 PM
KBTX
This marks the second drowning this summer at Lake Somerville. In late May, a 20-year-old Sealy man jumped off a boat into the water and never resurfaced. A memorial service for slain Fort Hood ...

8/5/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 5, 2020 - More first-time boat buyers are getting on the water this season than in summers past. Along with the boat, many new owners also find themselves shopping for boat insurance for the first time. What are the most basic things new boat owners should know about buying a boat policy? BoatUS…

8/2/2020 8:00:00 PM
The Eagle
The Bureau of Land Management hopes to lease some 384 acres for drilling and hydraulic fracturing along Lake Somerville's southern rim.

8/1/2020 5:00:00 PM
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7/31/2020 10:18:00 PM
The Eagle
A Brenham man was indicted last week in connection to a May collision near Lake Somerville that killed four people. Ignacio Reyes Aviles, 37, was indicted on four counts of murder and one count of ...

7/31/2020 10:24:00 AM
KBTX
SOMERVILLE, Texas (KBTX) - A Brenham man is in custody for a fatal accident that killed four people including a child near Lake Somerville. The crash happened on Saturday, May 9 when authorities ...

7/28/2020
NWS
Water Resources Outlook (July 2020)

7/27/2020 6:12:00 PM
The Eagle
I've got to up and on the road by 5AM to be on the lake by 6AM for that very slim chance of putting a hybrid striper or whitebass on the fly as they chase shad to the shore in a feeding frenzy.

7/23/2020 8:52:00 PM
The Eagle
They won the Houston Regional title last year on Lake Somerville as sophomores with 20.48 pounds, earning a pair of $2,500 scholarships. Danford and Murski’s effort helped Bryan win the 2019 reg ...







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