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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!

Recent Cases Filed by Bryan and College Station Police

Bryan police received five reports of thefts from the Autumn Lake subdivision on Monday. Four of the five thefts from the westside neighborhood north of Villa Maria were tires and rims taken off trucks and SUV’s. A fifth victim had hubcaps taken off a SUV. The total loss was estimated at $7,500 dollars. A Bryan […]

Videocam Found in Bastrop Scout Camp Shower Leads To Employee Being Fired

BASTROP, Texas (AP) _ A worker at a Cub Scout Camp in Central Texas has been fired after a camera was found in a staff shower and some individuals were videotaped. The Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office is considering charges against the 24-year-old man who worked at Camp Tom Wooten, about 30 miles east of Austin. […]

Kayakers Find Body in Brazos River

ROSENBERG, Texas (AP) _ Investigators are trying to identify a man whose body was found in the Brazos (BRAZ’-uhs) River by two kayakers. The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office says the body was discovered Tuesday afternoon near Rosenberg, about 25 miles southwest of Houston. Authorities are not sure how long the body was in the […]

CSISD Trustees Approve Replacing Consol Baseball and Softball Fields

Tuesday evening update: The College Station school board Tuesday evening approved replacing the baseball and softball fields at Consolidated High School. Original story: Tuesday’s College Station school board agenda includes a million dollar makeover of the baseball and softball fields at Consolidated High School. CSISD facilities director Jon Hall says rebuilding the fields will solve […]

Blinn Trustees Approve Consultant Contract to Address Bryan Campus Space Needs

Tuesday evening update: Blinn College trustees Tuesday night approved a consulting contract to study space needs on the Bryan campus. Original story: Blinn College officials continue to study how to resolve space issues on the Bryan campus. Spokesman Richard Bray says Blinn trustees Tuesday night will consider a consulting contract with Bryan-based Arkitex Studio to […]

Kevin O’Connor Kommentary July 15

Discussion of Proposed Bryan ISD Bond Issue Continues Wednesday

The Bryan school board resumes discussion Wednesday of a proposed $132 million dollar bond issue. Receiving public attention is moving administrative offices to Stephen F. Austin and replacing classrooms with a new three story building between the civic auditorium and the SFA gym. Superintendent Tommy Wallis told the board at last week’s workshop the present […]

Federal Appeals Court Rules UT Can Use Race In Admissions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ A federal appeals court panel has ruled that the University of Texas can continue using race in its undergraduate admissions. A 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in New Orleans ruled 2-1 Tuesday that barring the University of Texas from “limited use of race” would hurt diversity on campus. The […]

Private Developers to Take Over Bryan Icehouse Building

A recent investor in downtown Bryan is adding to its portfolio. Advent GX plans to put at least $2.5 million dollars into the former Icehouse building at North Main and Martin Luther King. Mayor Jason Bienski says the commerce and development board, which is the city council, approved the agreement at its last meeting. In […]

Emergency Repairs Underway to Damaged Railroad Overpass

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) district office in Bryan has announced an emergency contract has been awarded to repair the railroad overpass south of Navasota damaged by a train derailment three weeks ago. Work began Monday on the overpass bridge substructure and weather permitting should be completed by mid-August. TxDOT reports northbound traffic on […]

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