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Nancy and I arrived in B/CS in April 2010. First recollection of being a radio geek was as a 9 year old riding my bicycle around the neighborhood with a transistor radio in the front basket. First experience in a radio studio was KWDM-FM at Valley High School, West Des Moines, IA. Then on to Northwest Missouri State University (GO BEARCATS!). I've been blessed to enjoy great radio in Texas, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. Two adult daughters...though they'll always be my little girls!

Severe Weather Cleanup And Power Restoration Continues

Update from Brazos Community Emergency Operations Center Saturday 6 p.m. Bryan Public Works: City wide bulk debris and brush pickup has been suspended for the week of May 29 through June 4th. Please do not place debris at the curb in areas other than Wheeler Ridge. This will allow city resources to concentrate on the […]

UPDATE: Four Deaths From Record Flooding In Washington County

Saturday update from the Associated Press: Texas authorities now say four people have died in flooding and two remain missing as torrential rains have moved on but left behind swollen rivers that have overrun some communities. Washington County Judge John Brieden said the bodies of two missing motorists were found on Saturday in separate parts […]

National Weather Service Reviews Bryan & Navasota Tornadoes

From the National Weather Service office in Houston: PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX 119 AM CDT SAT MAY 28 2016 NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/26/16 TORNADO EVENT BRYAN TORNADO RATING: EF-1 ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 110 MPH PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.9 MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 50 YARDS FATALITIES: 0 INJURIES: 0 START DATE: […]

Day After Storm Information

Friday 9 p.m. update: Press release: Updates 9 p.m. Updated numbers on Bryan tornado damage, based on Red Cross designations: 153 homes damaged, 5 destroyed — (total or complete collapse or entire roof gone), 53 sustained “major damage” — (meaning large portion of roof structure missing or damaged, or walls damaged significant, etc.), 72 sustained […]

Brazos Valley Media Giving Back To Storm Victims

KBTX Media, The Eagle and Bryan Broadcasting are collecting funds for victims of Thursday’s Bryan tornado and those impacted by record flooding in the Brazos Valley. Donations to the Brazos Valley Media Giving Back fund can be made at any of The Bank and Trust locations: 2900 S. Texas Ave., 3400 Texas 21 or 1716 […]

Two Regional Non-Profits Establish Storm Recovery Funds

From United Way of the Brazos Valley, which serves Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson and Washington counties: United Way of the Brazos Valley has opened a Storm Recovery Fund in response to the storms throughout the Brazos Valley on May 26 and 27, 2016. Those wishing to make a financial contribution should visit www.uwbv.org/bvstorms […]

Armed Robbery At Texas A&M Student Recreation Center

From Texas A&M police: On May 27, 2016, at approximately 12:53 p.m., the University Police were contacted regarding a male subject armed with a knife, who was attempting to take a cell phone from an individual on the third floor of the Student Recreation Center. Multiple officers responded to the scene and located the suspect […]

Recapping Texas A&M Board Of Regents Special Meeting

During Thursday’s severe weather in Bryan/College Station, the Texas A&M system board of regents conducted a conference call special meeting. There was no public discussion before approving eight items that followed 27 minutes in executive session. That includes three personnel decisions, one of which is the new dean of the Bush School. Taking over August […]

City of College Station Reports Wastewater Spill To TCEQ

From the city of College Station: Heavy rains contributed to an overflow of wastewater from the City of College Station’s wastewater collection system on Thursday. The overflow stopped when the rain slowed, and operators cleaned and disinfected the affected area. College Station Water Services estimates that 171,200 gallons overflowed from a manhole located at Bent […]

Tornado Damage At Pack Unit Prison

News release from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice: The Pack Unit in Navasota sustained some damage at approximately 4 p.m. from what appears to be a tornado. All offenders and staff are accounted for and there are no reported injuries. Two pickets at the prison and a building outside of the perimeter fence suffered […]

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