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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!

Brazos County Cold Case Murder Investigation Being Assisted By Nat Geo Explorer

A 36 year old murder investigation in Brazos County will be getting some help from the National Geographic Explorer channel. A local realtor, Virgina Freeman, was killed in 1981 while showing a house in southern Brazos County. The sheriff says Nat Geo Explorer is paying for its on DNA analysis to identify the possible killer. […]

Have You Seen These People?

From Bryan police: On 2/23/17 at 1:30 a.m. the Bryan Food Mart was broken into. If you recognize these two suspects please contact Detective Beau Wallace at 979-209-5455 or Brazos County Crime Stoppers at 979-775-TIPS. Refer to case #17-0200949.

Research Valley Partnership President Tells Board He Will Resign At The End Of 2017

The president of the Research Valley Partnership (RVP) economic development agency has announced his resignation. The RVP board was notified Friday by Todd McDaniel that he will leave at the end of this year, which marks the end of his contract. McDaniel, who has led the organization since November 2005, says the timing gives the […]

Texas A&M Announces First Group of Presidential Impact Fellows

Out of 2,100 faculty members at Texas A&M University, 24 have been selected as the first group of Presidential Impact Fellows. Provost Karan Watson says the recipients have taught long enough to establish themselves, but with this nudge will become changemakers in their fields. Each of the recipients will receive $25,000 dollars each of the […]

CS Man Accused Of Escape From City Jail

A College Station man arrested for credit or debit card abuse and failing to identify himself is also accused of attempting to escape from the College Station city jail. 20 year old Ryan Reilly was transported to the Brazos County jail, where he was held Sunday afternoon on bonds totaling $15,000 dollars. According to a […]

DWI Arrest After Highway Construction Workers Are Struck

From College Station police: On March 12, 2017, at about 0428 hours, officers responded to a vehicle crash near the intersection of Raymond Stotzer Pkwy. and Harvey Mitchell Pkwy. This area is currently under construction, the roadway closed, and has off-duty officers assisting with traffic direction. A white pickup truck was traveling east on Raymond […]

UPDATE: Interview With Bryan School Board’s Choice For Superintendent

  Click below for comments from Christie Whitbeck, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.   Original story: The Bryan school board has named a sole finalist for the district’s next superintendent. Christie Whitbeck is currently the deputy superintendent in Fort Bend ISD. The final vote on hiring Dr. Whitbeck will take place as early as 21 […]

Woman On Photo Shoot Struck And Killed By A Train In Navasota

A photo shoot in Navasota Friday afternoon winds up in the death of the woman being photographed. Assistant city manager Shawn Myatt told our sister station Navasota News 19 year old Fredzania Thompson of College Station…who grew up in Navasota…was getting out of the way of a Burlington Northern train when she turned into the […]

Downtown Bryan Restaurant Closed Following A Fire

There was a fire that closed a downtown Bryan restaurant Friday morning. The call came shortly before 11:30 at Rx Pizza. Fire chief Randy McGregor says the fire was on the second floor, involving a pipe chase between a pizza oven and the roof. McGregor says one firefighter was treated for minor burns. Click below […]

55 Years For Unlawful Possession Of A Weapon In the Death Of A Bryan Man

A family celebration almost three years ago in Bryan that ended in gunfire and the death of the host has resulted in prison time for a guest. A Brazos County district court jury convicted 53 year old Joe Becerra of College Station of unlawful possession of a gun that prosecutors believe was used to kill […]

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