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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!

College Station Council Approves Sale Of Milled Asphalt, Awards Contract For Veterans Park Project, & Buys Land For Street Extension

The city of College Station is picking up an unexpected $219,450 for repairing streets. That’s after the city council at its last meeting approved the sale and removal of about 19,000 tons of surplus asphalt that was milled or removed from city streets. Public works director Donald Harmon told the council it was the first […]

Bryan Council Approve Designing Two New Drainage Projects

The Bryan city council at its last meeting approved contracts to design two new drainage improvement projects targeted to stop repeated flooding of homes. Public works director Jayson Barfknecht one contract addresses flooding off Burton Creek, affecting homes on Melba Circle and Willow Bend Drive. The second contract will design new culverts at two locations […]

New South Brazos County Road Opens With A Ribbon Cutting

For the first time in recent history, Brazos County officials held a ribbon cutting of a major road project. County judge Duane Peters did the honors Wednesday at Mesa Verde Drive, which connects Highway 6 between Texas World Speedway and the Indian Lakes subdivision south of College Station. Developer Paul Clarke donated the land and […]

Bryan ISD’s Superintendent Started Year Two This Week

Bryan school district superintendent Christie Whitbeck started her second year on the job this week. Reviewing her first year with WTAW News, she says she is farther along than she expected a year ago. Doctor Whitbeck brought up as an example, resolving unexpected problems with busing students last August. Whitbeck continues to work on her […]

Texas Health And Human Services Rebuked For Bungling Contracts Worth Millions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Texas lawmakers have rebuked a state agency for botching millions of dollars in contracts. The Austin American-Statesman reports that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission discovered earlier this month that staff members incorrectly scored five managed care contracts worth an estimated $600 million. The State Auditor’s Office released a report […]

Navasota 5th Graders & Adults Are Out Of The Hospital Following A Crash In Houston

Update: Two Navasota ISD school buses headed to Houston on a fifth grade field trip were involved in a collision with a dump truck this Wednesday morning. Superintendent Stu Musick tells sister station Navasota News that 25 students and seven adults…including both bus drivers…were taken to Houston area hospitals where all were treated and released. […]

College Station Police Release More Details Of Saturday’s Barbara Pierce Bush Motorcade

From the College Station police department: On Saturday afternoon, April 21, 2018, a motorcade honoring Mrs. Barbara Bush will proceed through College Station. The motorcade will travel northbound on Texas Avenue from Highway 6 to George Bush Drive, then travel westbound on George Bush Drive to Barbara Bush Drive. It is estimated that over 50 […]

College Station School Board Continues To Study Random Student Drug Testing Proposal

College Station school district administrators have been given more questions from the school board on the idea of random drug testing of students. During the board’s Tuesday workshop, president Jeff Harris asked what percentage of CSISD’s 4,000 seventh through twelfth graders should be tested for the program to be an effective deterrent.   Chief administrative […]

George H.W. Bush Statement Following The Death Of His Wife And Saturday’s College Station Motorcade Information

Update, Wednesday 4/18/18 at 12:50 p.m. Update, Wednesday 4/18/18 at 10 a.m. Texas A&M officials say the motorcade bringing Barbara Pierce Bush to her burial site on Saturday afternoon will exit Highway 6 at Texas Avenue in College Station, proceed north on Texas to George Bush Drive, then turn west to the Bush Library. Public […]

Lifesaving Award Presented To Five Bryan Police Officers

Five Bryan police officers recently received lifesaving awards from the department. Officer Kelley McKethan says the group assisted a man in crisis after he threatened to jump from the six story parking garage at CHI St. Joseph health center. McKethan says the officers, some who were also on the ledge, pulled the man to safety. […]

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