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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!

Forest Service Returns Money to Austin

The Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) has announced its intention to return more than $43 million dollars in remaining appropriated fire suppression funds back to the State of Texas this fall. The 83rd Texas Legislature appropriated $161 million to pay wildfire suppression costs incurred during the years 2011 and 2012. According to a TFS news […]

Kevin O’Connor Kommentary September 8

United Way Update

United Way of the Brazos Valley President/CEO Alison Prince visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about the progress of the state employees and community campaigns and the upcoming official campaign kickoff event.

Two Hospitalized Following College Station House Fire

A house fire in north College Station Saturday afternoon resulted in two occupants being taken to the hospital. Fire investigators have not determined the cause of the fire at 402 Eisenhower, a home north of University and east of Texas. Fire trucks were delayed in arriving at the scene due to traffic associated with the […]

Texas A&M Working on Contract Compliance With Private Companies

How Texas A&M University is monitoring its contracts with private companies was discussed at length at this week’s board of regents meeting. The Chief Auditor for the A&M System, Cathy Smock, reported the flagship campus was not ensuring textbook prices at Barnes & Noble were in compliance with contract terms. Smock also reported A&M and […]

Two CS Policemen The First In Texas To Receive Congressional Bravery Award

Local law enforcement and dignitaries saluted two College Station policemen for their actions during the Fidelity Street mass shooting in August 2012. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz presented the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery to College Station Police Department Sergeant Travis Lacox and Investigator Andy Murph for their heroic actions. Murph and Lacox are the […]

Kevin O’Connor Kommentary September 5

Preliminary Texas A&M Fall Enrollment Numbers Given to the Board of Regents

Preliminary fall enrollment information for Texas A&M University was provided at this week’s Board of Regents meeting. Chancellor John Sharp reported 10,000 new first time students, 2,400 additional transfers, and 3,800 additional graduate and professional students. The chancellor also brought up continuing growth in the college of engineering, which is supposed to have 25,000 students […]

Not Enough Federal Money For Texas Army National Guard Training

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Texas Army National Guard officials say a federal budget shortfall is forcing it to postpone drills to late September with the hope that funding will become available later. In a statement Friday, the Texas Army National Guard said the National Guard Bureau announced Aug. 29 that the Army National Guard was […]

B/CS Stores Not Involved in Federal Lawsuit Settlement Against CVS and H-E-B

News release courtesy of the U.S. Attorney’s office in Houston: CVS Pharmacy Inc. and H-E-B have paid the Southern District of Texas respective penalties of $1,912,500 and $262,500 to resolve numerous alleged violations of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. The CVS penalty was paid yesterday, while H-E-B […]

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