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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!

Bryan Council Decides to Continue Researching Proposed Superpark

The Bryan city council is moving ahead with the idea of a superpark. That followed a presentation from staff and a consultant during Tuesday’s council workshop. Using Veterans Park as a measuring stick, at least 140 acres of land is needed. Boting the location has not been determined, architect Wayne Cooper…who is the mayor pro-tem […]

College Station Council Meeting Recap Includes Deferring Action on E-Cig Regulations

For the time being, there are no new restrictions on e-cigarettes in College Station. The city council voted Monday night to defer any action to September 11th. That followed public comments. Chris Scotti of the Northgate Merchants Association says the proposed ban in businesses would hurt some members.   Northgate bar owner Frank Hageal says […]

Perry Says Taxpayers Should Have Picked Up His Legal Tab

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) _ Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he believes taxpayers should have picked up his legal tab but opted to use campaign funds “to keep from having folks grouse about it.” The possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate told reporters Tuesday in Midland that he had considered it appropriate for state funds to […]

Railroad Commission Proposes Tighter Fracking Regulations

DALLAS (AP) — The Texas Railroad Commission has proposed tightening regulations for injection wells as scientists explore a potential link between high-pressure wastewater disposal and the earthquakes rattling North Texas. The oil and gas regulator’s newly hired seismologist, Dr. Craig Pearson, testified Monday before a Texas House subcommittee on seismic activity that earthquakes are regularly […]

Two Fires in College Station Monday

College Station firefighters responded to a pair of structure fires Monday afternoon. No injuries were mentioned in the fire department’s news release. The first call was to Shipley Do-Nuts on Southwest Parkway. Investigators determined the fire originated in the building’s heating and air conditioning system. The first unit arrived at 1:21 p.m. and the fire […]

Maverick 102.7 Is ON THE AIR!

Bryan Broadcasting’s newest station is on the air. Maverick 102.7 had its official launch Friday afternoon. President Bill Hicks thanked the partners who made it possible, including Bryan Broadcasting employees and American Momentum Bank. In addition to the radio, Maverick 102.7 is on the Radio Aggieland smartphone app and online at maverickradio.com. Click below to […]

Kevin O’Connor Kommentary August 22

College Station Police Update

Lt. Chuck Fleeger of the College Station police department visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about safe driving during the back to school period.   News release courtesy of College Station police: Local law enforcement is joining together to remind everyone about the need for back to school awareness throughout our community. On Monday August 25th […]

Texas Ethics Commission Considering Identification of Dark Money Contributors

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The Texas Ethics Commission is considering a proposal to require some politically active nonprofits to reveal their anonymous donors. The San Antonio Express-News reports (http://bit.ly/1vp7HOC) the eight-member commission presented a draft proposal Thursday. It seeks to require a nonprofit to disclose donors if 25 percent or more of the nonprofit’s expenditures […]

Montgomery County Murder Victim’s Son Opposed to Plea Agreement

HOUSTON (AP) _ A Texas man has pleaded guilty to a 1990 strangulation murder of a pregnant woman whose 14-month-old son was found wandering in the road. The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1lkAkMF ) 50-year-old Robert Lawrence Wilson was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday for the murder of Tammy Bounds. His charge was reduced […]

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