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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!

Sons of Confederate Veterans Loses Another Appeal on Moving the Jefferson Davis Statue at UT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ A Southern heritage group has lost an appeal to block the removal of a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis at the University of Texas. A state district judge on Thursday rejected efforts by the Sons of Confederate Veterans to force the university to leave the statue near the campus’s iconic […]

Texas Has Its First Case of German Measles in 10 Years

Update: FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ Health officials have confirmed that a Texas Christian University student has contracted the first known case of rubella in Texas since 2004. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Tarrant County officials are working to notify about 70 students who may have had contact with the unidentified student. The student had […]

Texas Transportation Commission Awards Prop 1 Contracts in Bryan District

The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday awarded $11 million dollars in contracts in the Bryan district for four projects that will be paid by Proposition 1 funds approved by voters last year. Two of the four projects are in Brazos County, one is in Madison County, and one is in Milam County. Here is a […]

CS Council Moves Forward With Embassy Suites, A New Retirement Community, More Student Housing, and Pappadeaux’s

Another large hotel chain received the green light to build in College Station. The council approved a rezoning request for Embassy Suites to build on the north side of University, east of Texas, between Jane and Eisenhower. No timeline was given when construction would begin and when it would open. Developers say it will be […]

Texas Central Railway Hears From Federal Officials As Opposition Continues To The Bullet Train Between Houston & Dallas

The developers of a high speed bullet train between Houston and Dallas were recently notified by the Federal Railway Administration that it can be built along high-voltage power lines. While the Texas Central Railway (TCR) conducts an environmental review as part of finalizing its alignment, there continues to be opposition. Brazos County state senator Charles […]

Death of Brazos County Jail Inmate Dennis Brown Ruled A Suicide

A Madisonville man accused of capital murder in the deaths of a Bryan woman and her father last year took his own life while being held in the Brazos County jail. Sheriff Chris Kirk says autopsy results of Dennis Wayne Brown III concluded he overdosed on a medication he was prescribed to take for a […]

Judge Denies Attempt To Stop Removal Of Jefferson Davis Statue At UT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ A judge has denied efforts to prevent the University of Texas’ from removing a statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis from the main area of campus. During a hearing Thursday, the Sons of Confederate Veterans called attempts to remove the Davis statue a “cultural atrocity.” They compared doing so to Islamic […]

Bryan Fire Department Update

Bryan deputy fire marshal William Bouse visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about the impact of the county’s burn ban inside city limits, the cancellation of this fall’s citizens fire academy, back to school reminders, and an invitation to watch the local public safety community participate in the upcoming 9-11 memorial stair climb in downtown Bryan.

Kevin O’Connor Kommentary August 27

Evacuations & Closures Follow Natural Gas Leak at Texas A&M

A routine inspection caught a major natural gas leak Thursday morning on the Texas A&M campus. There were a variety of evacuations and closures for two and hours until the leak was isolated and the all-clear was given at 2:35 p.m. University police (UPD) reported Atmos Energy employees discovered the leak at the Central Utility […]

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