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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!

Pre-K And High School Graduation Among Topics Addressed Tuesday by State Lawmakers

TEXAS PRE-K Texas lieutenant governor advisers: Pre-K a `Godless’ choice AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Socialist and keeping kids in a `Godless environment’ is what advisers to the new Texas lieutenant governor are calling a major push to improve pre-K statewide. The letter sent Tuesday to lawmakers is a direct jab at a major priority for […]

No Cause Yet For Fire That Destroyed Bryan Trash Trucks

Residential trash pickup was completed in Bryan Tuesday after four trucks were destroyed by fire Monday night. Investigators from the state fire marshal’s joined Bryan deputy fire marshal William Bouse…where what’s left of the trucks were still parked along the fence of the city’s municipal services center. Bouse says nothing has been found yet that […]

City of Bryan Proposing Changes to Thoroughfare Plan

Wednesday is the first of three public hearings the city of Bryan is holding regarding proposed changes in its long range plan for streets and highways. There are 38 proposed changes in west Bryan, in an area between FM 2818 and the Brazos River and between Highway 21 and Sandy Point Road/FM 1687. City Engineer […]

UPDATE: CDC Reports 10 Listeria Cases Associated With Blue Bell

Tuesday update: HOUSTON (AP) _ Federal regulators say they’re now aware of 10 listeria illnesses linked to ice cream and other products made by Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries over the last five years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had previously reported eight illnesses from Kansas and Texas, including three deaths in Kansas. The […]

Bryan School Board Receives Bond Project Update and Hires Administrators

Progress continues on designing the major pieces of the Bryan school district’s $132 million dollar issue passed by voters last November. The school board was told Monday night by the district’s new director of construction services, Jeff Windsor, that they’re fitting what needs to be done at the Civic Auditorium within their budget. Windsor said […]

First Waiting Period Ends For New UT-Austin President

The new president at the University of Texas-Austin went to Twitter to mark the end of the 21 day waiting period after the UT Board of Regents named him sole finalist. The Associated Press reports Greg Fenves is the school’s provost and has been second in command since 2013. He will take over as president […]

Texas Senate Vote on School Vouchers, House on Open Carry

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The Texas Senate voted Monday to advance a contentious but potentially landmark school voucher plan that would use taxpayer funds to help parents send their children to private and religious schools instead of public ones. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and top tea party Republicans have long championed dedicating state funding to […]

You’re Invited to College Station Police Promotion Reception

You’re invited to congratulate four College Station police officers who spent their first day Monday in new positions following recent promotions. Tuesday’s reception starts at 4 p.m. at College Station city hall’s council chambers. Background information on the four officers are courtesy of CSPD: Assistant Chief Charles Fleeger: AC Fleeger has been with the department […]

Update: Fire at Bryan’s Municipal Service Center

Update Tuesday¬†10 a.m. From a City of Bryan press release, regarding residential trash service: As of this morning, three residential trash trucks are running normal routes. Six residential routes are scheduled each weekday. The City of Bryan has borrowed two residential trash trucks from the City of College Station. Also, when the City of Bryan’s […]

Bryan Council Continues Homebuilders Incentive Program

The Bryan city council at its last meeting continued an incentive program started last year for companies that build what is considered a mid-sized house, something that is considered to continue to be in short supply. Those who build new detached single family homes between 2,200 and 3,000 square feet are eligible to pay no […]

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