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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!

Arrest Recap Includes Northgate Stabbing, Mall Robbery, Stealing Electricity, & Going 135 MPH On The Freeway

There was a stabbing in front of the Northgate promenade on Church Saturday night after the bars closed. The victim was treated and released from a local hospital for a wound to the chest. A Bryan man, 23 year old Jorge Puente Jr., was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. College Station police […]

Rep. Kyle Kacal Named To Statewide Advisory Council

Brazos County state representative Kyle Kacal has been named to represent the Texas House on an advisory council addressing rural health and economic development issues. Kacal says this will help him promote legislation in future sessions and in communicating rural issues with urban lawmakers. Speaker Joe Straus, who appointed Kacal, says the council is housed […]

Arrest & Capital Murder Charge in Death of Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy

HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors in Texas are charging a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a sheriff’s deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman identified the man as Shannon J. Miles, who had a previous […]

Kevin O’Connor Kommentary August 28

Freebirds Returns College Station To Its Website

More than 20 years ago, a couple of roommates in College Station brought a California burrito restaurant to Northgate, which expanded throughout B/CS. Along the way, the roommates sold Freebirds to a corporation and moved the home office to Austin. A recent nationwide survey of the best burritos led to the discovery that corporate officials […]

CS Council Approves New Housing Restrictions In The City’s Last Black Neighborhood

The College Station city council was applauded Thursday night by a large crowd after its unanimous vote to ban new multi-story rental housing in their neighborhood. Residents of the McCulloch subdivision told the council they wanted to save College Station’s last black neighborhood. 10 of 11 public speakers wanted to block what has been nicknamed […]

Sons of Confederate Veterans Loses Another Appeal on Moving the Jefferson Davis Statue at UT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ A Southern heritage group has lost an appeal to block the removal of a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis at the University of Texas. A state district judge on Thursday rejected efforts by the Sons of Confederate Veterans to force the university to leave the statue near the campus’s iconic […]

Texas Has Its First Case of German Measles in 10 Years

Update: FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ Health officials have confirmed that a Texas Christian University student has contracted the first known case of rubella in Texas since 2004. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Tarrant County officials are working to notify about 70 students who may have had contact with the unidentified student. The student had […]

Texas Transportation Commission Awards Prop 1 Contracts in Bryan District

The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday awarded $11 million dollars in contracts in the Bryan district for four projects that will be paid by Proposition 1 funds approved by voters last year. Two of the four projects are in Brazos County, one is in Madison County, and one is in Milam County. Here is a […]

CS Council Moves Forward With Embassy Suites, A New Retirement Community, More Student Housing, and Pappadeaux’s

Another large hotel chain received the green light to build in College Station. The council approved a rezoning request for Embassy Suites to build on the north side of University, east of Texas, between Jane and Eisenhower. No timeline was given when construction would begin and when it would open. Developers say it will be […]

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