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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 Police Ask If You’ve Seen This Person

Bryan police is distributing a YouTube video of a person of interest in a theft at the Wal-Mart on Briarcrest the morning of August 12. Anyone who recognizes the person is asked to contact Officer Angel Martinez at 979-209-5300 or martineza@bryantx.gov. Please refer to case #14-0800518.

Demonstrators With Historical Firearms in Downtown Bryan Saturday

Bryan police has issued a public awareness notice that applies to those in the downtown area Saturday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. At the corner of William Joel Bryan and Main Street, there will be people holding long rifles and pre-1899 black powder revolvers or replicas. Current state law allows for both types of […]

7 on 7 Football Returns To Veterans Park in 2015

Last month’s successful move of the state’s 7 on 7 football tournament to Veterans Park has led to bringing the event back next year. Kindra Fry of the Convention and Visitors Bureau says part of the credit goes to the College Station parks and recreation department. Fry also applauded everyone who provided hospitality services to […]

Houston Woman Sues Facebook for $123 Million

HOUSTON (AP) _ A Texas woman has filed a $123 million lawsuit contending that Facebook failed to remove a false profile of her created by a former friend who superimposed her face over pornographic images. Meryem Ali in a revised suit filed this week in district court in Houston claims the former friend then invited […]

Possessing Pot Means Beaumont’s Pistol Packing Pastor Will Surrender His CHL

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) _ A Beaumont preacher known as the “Pistol Packing Pastor” will have to surrender his concealed handgun licenses after taking a plea deal on a marijuana charge. The Beaumont Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/1z4vCTU ) James Arthur McAbee pleaded no contest Wednesday to one count of marijuana possession. He was sentenced to two years […]

Texas Gulf Coast Ranch To Become A State Park

HOUSTON (AP) _ A new state park and wildlife management area will be created with the almost $38 million purchase of a more than 17,000-acre ranch along the Texas Gulf Coast between Port O’Connor and Port Lavaca. The Powderhorn Ranch in Calhoun County is being donated to the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife by […]

Capital Murder Charges Against Constable’s Son

BURNET, Texas (AP) _ The son of a Hill Country constable is charged with capital murder for the shooting deaths of two friends. An arrest affidavit shows 21-year-old Garrett Ballard of Burnet was high on LSD when he used a rifle he took from his father’s patrol unit. The document reviewed by the Austin American-Statesman […]

How Governor Perry Is Paying For Defending Criminal Charges

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says any future legal bills he incurs fighting two felony indictments will be paid for with campaign funds, not taxpayer dollars. Perry has spent $80,000 in public funds on the case so far, and has retained a high-powered team of attorneys moving forward. But spokeswoman Lucy […]

Kevin O’Connor Kommentary August 20

Chamber Oil and Gas Production Update Draws 300

Oil and gas production in the Brazos Valley isn’t going away anytime soon. That was among the statements made during a panel discussion hosted Wednesday by the Bryam/College Station Chamber of Commerce. Five men involved in the industry spoke to more than 300 attending the economic outlook briefing. Len Legate, who works with nine trade […]

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