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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!

Bryan Council Adopts Eight Recommendations From The Planning & Zoning Commission

The Bryan city council held eight public hearings Tuesday night before voting 5-0 to adopt recommendations made by the planning and zoning commission. The council approved the expansion of an eastside manufactured housing community by almost 60 lots. Stone Haven is located on the north side of Highway 21 between the freeway and Coulter Field. […]

College Station City Council Approves Multimillion Dollar Construction At Two Parks & TxDOT Agreement To Add Lighting To New Shared Use Path

Action at Tuesday night’s College Station city council meeting included a more than $2 million dollar construction contract affecting two parks. Demolition and replacement would take place at the Bee Creek park softball restroom and storage building. And demolition and replacement of two structures are planned at Central Park…the pavilion and the athletic field restroom […]

Brazos County Democrats Have Two Primary Elections March 3rd

Brazos County Democrats have at two primary races to decide March third. Two have filed to be the Democratic nominee for the Texas House district 14 seat now held by Republican John Raney. The nominees are Bryan CPA Janet Dudding and Texas A&M senior and College Station High School graduate Raza Rahman. Three Democrats are […]

B/CS Salvation Army Christmas Campaigns Are Behind Their Targets

Bryan Broadcasting stations and publications, including WTAW, are taking your phone calls Wednesday to adopt children from the Bryan/College Station Salvation Army’s Angel Tree. Monetary donations can be made by calling Bryan Broadcasting’s business office at 979-695-9595. Salvation Army captain Paul Ryerson said Tuesday that the Angel Tree campaign, which ends Saturday, still needs gifts […]

United Way Of The Brazos Valley Update

United Way of the Brazos Valley vice president community Peggi Goss visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about reading programs supported by UWBV. This includes two more opportunities to pick up free children’s books as part of UWBV’s Jingle Book Bash promotion on December 14 and 21 at Post Oak Mall. Listen to “United Way of […]

Texas A&M To Go Smoke Free And Tobacco Free January First

From Texas A&M University: Texas A&M University will become a smoke-free and tobacco-free campus effective Jan. 1, 2020, President Michael K. Young announced today. The initiative is in compliance with recommendations and requests from The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. The announcement reflects efforts concerning the health and well-being of students, faculty, staff […]

Brazos County Republicans Have Five Primary Races

There are 21 Republican candidates seeking one of five positions in the March third Republican primary in Brazos County. The list from county chairman David Hilburn shows 12 want to be the next member of Congress. Three of the 12 from the Bryan/College Station area are Trent Sutton, Todd Kent, and Elianor Vessali. Two from […]

Three Crashes In 13 Hours Kills Three Brazos Valley Residents

Three Brazos Valley residents were killed in a 13 hour span of weekend crashes in Grimes, Madison, and Robertson counties. DPS sergeant Jimmy Morgan reported a woman from Anderson died Saturday night after her motorcycle left FM 244 and overturned. 64 year old Rebecca Lewis was not wearing a helmet. During the midnight hour Sunday, […]

Bryan Man Now Jailed On Nine Charges & College Station Woman Arrested For Assaulting Another Woman And Endangering The Victim’s Child

A Bryan man who was booked into the Brazos County jail for the 32nd time seven months ago, now faces nine criminal charges. Over the weekend, Bryan police released the arrest report accusing 40 year old Craig Burleson of an armed robbery May third at an apartment on Finfeather. Burleson remains jailed in lieu of […]

School Safety Discussed At Recent Bryan School Board & Brazos County Commission Meetings

A common topic at recent meetings of Bryan school board and Brazos County commission was school safety and security. Bryan ISD spokesman Matt LeBlanc says there is a new school resource officer covering Jane Long intermediate and west side elementaries. And five campus monitors have been added to Bryan ISD’s intermediate and middle schools. Click […]

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