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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!

Deion Sanders Charter School Fights to Stay Open

DALLAS (AP) _ The head of a charter school co-founded by former Dallas Cowboy Deion Sanders says he will appeal the state’s decision to revoke its charter. Superintendent Ron Price said Wednesday he will appeal the Texas Education Agency’s decision to shutter the two Prime Prep Academy campuses, home to nearly 500 students. The agency’s […]

Kevin O’Connor Kommentary July 16

Local Law Enforcement Looking For Possible Scam Victims

In local parking lots and along local streets, at least three motorists have been the targets of two women claiming they were mechanics who demanded money for doing repairs that weren’t done for problems that never existed. College Station Police Lt. Chuck Fleeger says they’re wanting to hear from any other victims. Law enforcement reports […]

McAllen Warehouse To Hold Illegal Immigrant Children

McALLEN, Texas (AP) _ A 55,000-square foot warehouse converted to process immigrant children who have entered the U.S. illegally will open July 20. According to a U.S. Border Patrol invitation to local political and law enforcement leaders obtained by The Associated Press, VIPs will be given a walkthrough of the new facility in McAllen on […]

DPS Trooper Accidentally Shot in Madisonville

A state trooper is hospitalized in Bryan following an accidental shooting in Madisonville. DPS Sgt. Jimmy Morgan says the unidentified officer was outside a gym after finishing a workout. Morgan says when the officer opened the door to his pickup, his off-duty weapon fell out of the truck and discharged, striking the unidentified officer. The […]

Chamber Day Survey Results Show More Optimism

The BCS Chamber of Commerce has compiled results of visits with 545 businesses this spring. Chamber president Royce Hickman says it’s the most optimistic owners and other decision makers have been in five years. One of three questions asked annually is how have sales changed from the year before. 66 percent reported an increase, compared […]

Five Recent Plea Agreements Made By Brazos County Prosecutors

The Brazos County district attorney’s office has made plea agreements in five recent criminal cases. A San Antonio man arrested for committing 39 property crimes in College Station between October and December of last year was sentenced to six years in prison. 33 year old Edward Toscano was arrested in February following 26 more burglaries. […]

Recent Cases Filed by Bryan and College Station Police

Bryan police received five reports of thefts from the Autumn Lake subdivision on Monday. Four of the five thefts from the westside neighborhood north of Villa Maria were tires and rims taken off trucks and SUV’s. A fifth victim had hubcaps taken off a SUV. The total loss was estimated at $7,500 dollars. A Bryan […]

Videocam Found in Bastrop Scout Camp Shower Leads To Employee Being Fired

BASTROP, Texas (AP) _ A worker at a Cub Scout Camp in Central Texas has been fired after a camera was found in a staff shower and some individuals were videotaped. The Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office is considering charges against the 24-year-old man who worked at Camp Tom Wooten, about 30 miles east of Austin. […]

Kayakers Find Body in Brazos River

ROSENBERG, Texas (AP) _ Investigators are trying to identify a man whose body was found in the Brazos (BRAZ’-uhs) River by two kayakers. The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office says the body was discovered Tuesday afternoon near Rosenberg, about 25 miles southwest of Houston. Authorities are not sure how long the body was in the […]

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