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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!

Layoffs Announced At MD Anderson Cancer Center

HOUSTON (AP) – One of the nation’s top cancer hospitals, Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center, is cutting about 1,000 employees to address millions of dollars in operating losses. Officials say the reductions, through layoffs and retirements, account for about 5 percent of the hospital’s workforce and will not include doctors and nurses. During the September-November […]

Lt. Gov. Unveils Texas “Bathroom Bill”

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas lawmakers will decide whether to embrace an issue that caused a national uproar in North Carolina – banning transgendered people from using the bathroom of their choice. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a top social conservative voice in the state, unveiled the proposed law Thursday at a news conference. Patrick says […]

Post Oak Mall Macy’s Not On New Store Closure List

Last August, Macy’s announced closing 100 of its 730 stores as part of a restructuring. The department store chain announced Wednesday 65 locations are closing. The Post Oak Mall store is not among the eight in Texas that will close by the middle of the year. The list includes two locations in Houston…West Oaks Mall […]

Messina Hof Owner Says Texas Wine Industry Is Threatened By Chemical Spraying Of Other Crops

A Texas Tribune article on the plight of wine producers whose crops are being lost to chemicals applied by cotton farmers points out the experiences of the owner of Bryan-based Messina Hof winery. Paul Bonarrigo, who bought 800 tons of grapes from the high plains last year…where most of the state’s grapes are grown…told WTAW […]

First Meeting For New Brazos County Commissioners & Swearing In Of New Judge

Most Tuesdays, the regular meeting of the Brazos County commission is wrapped up in less than 30 minutes. The first meeting of 2017 lasted seven minutes. And that included a welcome by county judge Duane Peters to a pair of newly elected commissioners and the reply from Steve Aldrich and Nancy Berry.   Commission action […]

TxDOT Projects In Grimes County

15 months of road construction is underway along Highway 6 between the south side of Navasota and the Waller County line. The TxDOT district office in Bryan says the six million dollar project means daily lane closures through April of next year. Ten miles of new median crossovers will be built, featuring acceleration and deceleration […]

Armed Robbery At North Bryan C-Store Early Tuesday Morning

Bryan police continue to look for a white man who committed an armed robbery at a northside convenience store early Tuesday morning. Four employees and a customer were not hurt, no shots were fired, and the suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of money from the TETCO store at Highway 21 and the freeway. […]

Two Texas Lawmakers Seek To Tighten Open Records Law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Two Texas lawmakers want to tighten public records laws to make it harder for governments and the companies they do business with to keep financial information secret. Sen. Kirk Watson, who’s an Austin Democrat, and GOP Rep. Giovanni Capriglione of Keller said Tuesday they’ll file bills to require companies to prove […]

Texas AG Sues Feds Over Impounded Execution Drug

HOUSTON (AP) – Texas has filed a lawsuit to force the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to decide whether an impounded shipment of a drug used for executions should be delivered to the state. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says the FDA is either incompetent or willfully obstructing the shipment of sodium thiopental that the […]

DWI Charge Dismissed Against Texas A&M Board of Regents Member

Eight months after a member of the Texas A&M system board of regents was arrested for drunk driving in Harris County, the misdemeanor charge has been dismissed. Tony Buzbee completed what prosecutors described in online court records as a pre-trial intervention program. The online court records also showed the case against Buzbee was reset seven […]

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