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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!

Public Transportation Discussed This Week in Three Meetings

Public transportation was a common topic at this week’s meetings of the College Station and Bryan city councils and the Texas A&M board of regents. No one on the College Station council opposed Blanche Brick’s request for a workshop after other groups meet on that subject.   The Brazos Transit District and Texas A&M Transportation […]

Construction Starting Soon on Three More Texas A&M Projects

The Texas A&M System board of regents Thursday gave the green light to the start of three construction projects on the flagship campus, with a combined value of $367 million dollars. The most private money raised for a building on the A&M campus is not Kyle Field. Dean of Engineering Dr. Katherine Banks told the […]

Bryan Schools Launch New Communications Tool

Brandon Webb of the Bryan school district visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about the district’s new communications tool, “Let’s Talk”.

State Representative Kyle Kacal on WTAW

District 12 state representative Kyle Kacal had his weekly visit with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia on The Infomaniacs February 13, 2015.

District Court Update Includes Death Penalty Notice

A Madisonville man arrested last April for killing a Bryan woman and her father now faces the death penalty. A notice was filed this week in district court by the Brazos County district attorney’s office. Dennis Brown the third, whose 35th birthday was Thursday, is accused of stabbing Noel and Mac Devin. The indictment does […]

Thursday’s Texas Legislature Recap

STATE SENATOR BANS TAXPAYER-FUNDED LOBBYISTS FROM OFFICES AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ First-year Sen. Konni Burton says she won’t negotiate with taxpayer-funded lobbyists. Burton, a Tea Party activist who won the seat vacated by unsuccessful Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, has banned lobbyists who represent governmental entities from her office. Burton’s chief of staff Art Martinez […]

UT President Approves Handful of Admissions Over Objections

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ A new report says a “handful” of applicants to the University of Texas are approved each year at the direction of the school president over the objections of the admissions office. According to an investigation conducted for the regents and released Thursday, those applicants approved by President Bill Powers were typically […]

Bryan Police Looking For More Suspects

Bryan police has received video from the Family Dollar store at Highway 21 and Texas of an electronics theft that took place January 26. If anyone recognizes them they are encouraged to contact BPD officer Stewart at 979-209-5301 or Crime Stoppers at 979-775-TIPS.

Fifth Man Sought in Bryan Convenience Store Robberies

Bryan police are looking for a fifth man accused in a series of convenience store robberies last month. An arrest warrant has been issued for 18 year old William Sweeps of Bryan. Sweeps is wanted for participating in the armed robbery of the Handi-Stop on West William Joel Bryan. Sweeps joins three others charged with […]

Texas A&M Eliminating Vacant Non-Faculty Positions

The day before the Texas A&M System board of regents meets in College Station, comes the announcement of eliminating non-faculty positions on the flagship campus. Interim president Mark Hussey says $8.2 million dollars will be transferred to what he called “the university’s core mission of teaching, research, and engagement/outreach.” System chancellor John Sharp, who teased […]

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