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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!

Franklin Man Accused Of Pointing One Of Four Firearms In His Car At A Fed Ex Driver

Three handguns and an assault rifle were found in a car, whose driver is accused of pointing one of the handguns at a Federal Express driver. According to a Bryan police arrest report, the Fed Ex driver said he was driving north on the freeway Thursday during the afternoon commute, when a Mustang changed lanes […]

College Station City Council Receives Street And Highway Project Update

It’s been almost a year since the College Station city council agreed to close the railroad crossing at Cain Road when the new crossing at Deacon is completed. During the council’s last regular meeting, councilman John Nichols relayed a staff report that Union Pacific railroad is getting closer to approving that and other new crossings. […]

Blinn College Reports Record May Minimester Enrollment

Blinn College’s enrollment for recently completed May minimester classes drew 15 percent more students compared to last year. Headcount for the all online program reached a record number of more than 1,400 students. And the number of credit hours increased by 15 percent over last year. Blinn’s first summer session is underway. Administrators expect an […]

Brazos County Grand Jury Manslaughter Indictment This Week From A Fatal Hit And Run Last September

Last September, a Texas A&M student walking home was struck and killed by a hit and run driver. A Brazos County grand jury this week has added a manslaughter charge against the driver. According to the district attorney’s office, 18 year old Pedro Puga of Bryan is accused of recklessly causing the death of A&M […]

UPDATE: Bryan Police Issue Arrest Warrants For Three Men Related To Fatal Drive By Shooting

Bryan police has issued three arrest warrants related to a fatal drive by shooting Wednesday night in northeast Bryan’s Castle Heights neighborhood. According to a BPD news release, do not attempt to apprehend or detain them. Instead, contact local law enforcement or Brazos County Crime Stoppers at 979-775-TIPS (8477). Warrants have been issued 24 year […]

Downtown Bryan Association Update

The Downtown Bryan Association’s interim executive director, Katelyn Brown, visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about June First Friday activities, the DBA’s “Summer Sunset” concert series, and the status of reopening the Queen Theatre from the pandemic. Listen to “Downtown Bryan Association update, June 4 2020” on Spreaker.

Brazos County Disaster Declaration Issued To Accelerate Temporary Repairs Of Hail Damaged Roofs

Last week’s hail storm has generated a disaster declaration from Brazos County. That’s after several county-owned buildings sustained significant roof damage. Click HERE to read and download the disaster declaration issued June 3, 2020. County judge Duane Peters specifically referred to the football field size roofs at the jail and nearby juvenile detention center. Peters […]

College Station Man Arrested This Week For A March Aggravated Assault

A College Station man awaiting six trials on criminal charges in Brazos County district court is back in jail. College Station police arrested 22 year old Robert Golden for breaking the jaw of a man in the Northgate district the early morning of March 6. The arrest report referred to video cameras showing Golden and […]

UPDATE: Bryan Police Release Identity Of Pedestrian Who Was Struck And Killed By A Hit & Run Driver

Bryan police on Thursday identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed by a hit and run driver as 49 year old Peter Cohen of Bryan. BPD is still asking for assistance in finding the driver responsible for striking Cohen Wednesday during the midnight hour at West William Joel Bryan and North Bryan Avenue. Original […]

Texas A&M Investigating Racist Or Offensive Social Media Posts By Current Or Incoming Students

Texas A&M announced Wednesday evening an investigation of racist or offensive social media posts by current or incoming students. Quoting A&M’s Twitter page, “Over the past week, we have been made aware of social media posts shared online of racist or offensive statements attributed to current or incoming Texas A&M students. We have brought all […]

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