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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!

College Station Police Investigate Alcohol-Related Injury Crash

News release from College Station police: On August 01, 2015 at about 0156 hours officers responded to the 3500 block of Kenyon Dr. for a major crash. On arrival they found that a pickup truck was lying upside down in a field near here. An investigation revealed that a silver colored Ford pickup was traveling […]

One Dies From A Fireworks Explosion At Palo Duro Canyon

PALO DURO CANYON STATE PARK, Texas (AP) _ A stage manager of the amphitheater at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Texas is dead after two containers of fireworks exploded. Randall County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Alexander says the 21-year-old woman was taking inventory when the explosion happened shortly before 6 p.m. Friday. No cause has […]

Texas Attorney General Indicted For Felony Securities Fraud

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A special prosecutor says Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been indicted on felony charges accusing the Republican of misleading investors before taking office. Kent Schaffer, a Houston defense attorney appointed by a judge to the case, told The New York Times on Saturday that Collin County grand jurors indicted Paxton […]

Kevin O’Connor Kommentary July 31

Bryan School Board Will Have One New Member After November’s Election

There will be at least one new member of the Bryan school board following the November election. Retired Bryan ISD administrator and teacher Ruthie Wilkins Waller is filing for the single member district four seat now held by Kelli Levey, who is not seeking re-election. Also up for re-election is at-large member Tommy Bosquez, who […]

Golfer’s Missing Father Is Found Safe In Texarkana

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The father of PGA Tour player Billy Hurley III was found safe in Texas after he went missing for nearly two weeks, police said Friday. Willard Hurley Jr., 61, was unharmed and told police in Leesburg, Virginia, he had simply been traveling. Police had traced him to Texarkana, Texas, before a […]

Free College For Some Inmates Starts A Year From Now

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Some federal and state prisoners could begin receiving federal student aid to take college courses _ while still behind bars _ as early as the 2016-2017 school year. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Loretta Lynch are announcing the pilot Pell grant program during a visit to the Maryland Correctional Institution […]

Status of Current and Future BTU Construction Projects

The Bryan city council this week was updated on a variety of current and future construction projects involving its electric utility. Among the new items shared by BTU General Manager Gary Miller as part of his budget presentation was a joint project to build a new substation on the Texas A&M west campus. The tentative […]

Hiring An Undercover Cop As A Hit Man Results In A 15 Year Prison Term

An ex-wife who thought she hired a hit man to kill her ex-husband, then was arrested when the hit man was a College Station police detective, has made a deal on her punishment. 35 year old Nicolette Beard of Willis could have received life in prison after a Brazos County district court jury convicted her […]

Bryan City Council Sees FY 16 Budgets

The Bryan city council liked what it saw when next year’s proposed budget was unveiled this week. Councilman Mike Southerland stunned city manager Kean Register and mayor Jason Bienski with his endorsement of spending $4 million dollars next year from reserves on parks and public safety.   Southerland was referring to the million dollar skatepark, […]

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