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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!

Fifth Man Sought in Bryan Convenience Store Robberies

Bryan police are looking for a fifth man accused in a series of convenience store robberies last month. An arrest warrant has been issued for 18 year old William Sweeps of Bryan. Sweeps is wanted for participating in the armed robbery of the Handi-Stop on West William Joel Bryan. Sweeps joins three others charged with […]

Texas A&M Eliminating Vacant Non-Faculty Positions

The day before the Texas A&M System board of regents meets in College Station, comes the announcement of eliminating non-faculty positions on the flagship campus. Interim president Mark Hussey says $8.2 million dollars will be transferred to what he called “the university’s core mission of teaching, research, and engagement/outreach.” System chancellor John Sharp, who teased […]

Flu Activity Continues in Brazos County

Flu activity in Brazos County continues to run well ahead of those afflicted last year. The latest update from the Health Department shows 134 cases during the week ending February 7. That’s compared 68 the year before. The last four weeks, the Health Department has had 821 flu cases, compared to 235 during the same […]

Roommates Arrested for Armed Robberies

Two Bryan men who share an apartment are the latest to be arrested in a series of recent armed robberies of convenience stores. 20 year old Jonathan Lett has been charged with three aggravated robberies, involving two victims at Palasota Grocery on January 20 and one victim at Sodolak’s Grocery on January 13. 18 year […]

Bryan Police Advisory on Door to Door Solicitors

Bryan police has issued an advisory about door to door solicitors following several complaints about salesmen acting suspiciously. Officer Kelley McKethan says on Tuesday, a group of individuals was contacted about selling magazines without a permit. McKethan says the salesmen went away and as of Tuesday afternoon have not applied for a permit. McKethan says […]

Bryan Council Doesn’t Vote on Proposed Conditional Use Permit Changes

Anyone expecting Bryan city council action Tuesday night on increasing requirements to get a conditional use permit will continue to wait. There were a dozen speakers during the public comment portion of the council meeting supporting the request that were first made last year. 021015 Public speakers for changes to CUP requirements A motion to […]

New Pool Approved for Bryan’s Sadie Thomas Park

Two weeks ago, the Bryan city council set aside $1.5 million dollars in reserves with the goal of having all four swimming pools open this season. The council was told Tuesday the estimated cost was nearly $7 million. The council decided to replace the pool at Sadie Thomas Park, which was closed seven years ago, […]

Brazos Appraisal District Withdraws Building Request

What’s been a ten year process of creating more room for the Brazos Central Appraisal District is going to get longer. That’s after the appraisal district board decided to rescind the request for funding what was a $3.8 million dollar building located off Copperfield near University. Appraisal district board chairman Bill Lero told WTAW News […]

U.S. House Final Passage of Keystone Pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Republican-controlled Congress has cleared a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. That sets up a confrontation with President Barack Obama, who has threatened to veto the measure. The House voted 270-152 on Wednesday to send the bill to the president. Neither chamber has enough votes to overcome […]

Tuesday State Legislature Recap

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ National Guard troops sent to the Texas-Mexico border last summer are now in line to stay indefinitely and not come home in March as originally planned, Republican Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Tuesday. The shift comes only four weeks after Rick Perry, who ordered 1,000 armed guard troops to the […]

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