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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!

Installing New Kyle Field Turf Starting Sooner Than Expected

Texas A&M University System officials say the installation of the new turf at Kyle Field will start sooner than expected. Carolina Green, assisted by Texas A&M University personnel, hopes to start laying the sod late on Saturday and should have the installation completed by Tuesday. The sod is being shipped from North Carolina and will […]

Blinn District President Announces His Retirement

The person in charge of all Blinn College campuses is stepping down. District president Dr. Harold Nolte announced his retirement Friday, effective the end of January next year. That will complete more than four years at Blinn and a 35 year career in Texas higher education. A special meeting of Blinn’s board of trustees will […]

Former McLennan County JP Admits to Taking Dead Man’s Social Security Benefits

WACO, Texas (AP) _ A former Central Texas judge already on probation in a records and mileage reimbursement scam faces prison for stealing a dead man’s Social Security benefits. Ex-McLennan County Justice of the Peace Jean Laster Boone pleaded guilty Thursday to theft of government property. Boone, who’s free on bond, faces up to 10 […]

Balch Springs Councilwoman Arrested for 911 Abuse

BALCH SPRINGS, Texas (AP) _ A Dallas-area city council member has been charged with 911 abuse over a call the day after a store burglary. Balch Springs police on Thursday arrested Councilwoman Wanda Adams on a misdemeanor charge of silent or abuse calls to 911. Adams was released on $500 bond over the Sept. 17 […]

Mother Accused of Using 7 Year Old Daughter in Drug Deals

HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) _ Texas authorities have arrested a Waller County woman who they say used her 7-year-old daughter to collect and inspect cash during a cocaine deal. The Waller County district attorney tells KPRC-TV (http://bit.ly/1rnfw6i ) the woman was arrested this month after an undercover officer video recorded a drug deal. He says the […]

TxDOT Keeps New Highway Closed Until Street Lights Work

FLORENCE, Texas (AP) _ Transportation officials have delayed the opening of a 7.6-mile stretch of a Central Texas highway after thieves stole copper wiring from its street lights. A Texas Department of Transportation spokeswoman tells the Austin American-Statesman (http://bit.ly/1v6ZJeB ) that Texas 195 is ready to drive on but officials won’t to open the highway […]

Texas Carnival Worker Killed

WINNIE, Texas (AP) _ Authorities say a carnival worker has died after a piece of equipment hit her while she set up for a barbecue cook-off in Chambers County. The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1pfyEjo ) the 30-year-old woman was killed Wednesday at a job site in Winnie Stowell Park. The county sheriff’s office hasn’t released […]

BB&T Bank Presents United Way of the Brazos Valley’s Largest Gift Ever

The newest bank in Bryan/College Station hosted a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting Thursday. Guests of BB&T included members of the United Way of the Brazos Valley. BB&T market president Glen Davis presented United Way a 100 thousand dollar check, the largest gift in the agency’s history. Click below for comments from Glen Davis and […]

Bryan Fire Department Update

Bryan Deputy Fire Marshal William Bouse visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about the upcoming Texas Reds Festival, National Night Out, Monday’s fallen firefighter memorial service, and Fire Prevention Week activities.

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