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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!

CS Woman Arrested For Threatening Roommate With Piece Of A Broken Mirror

For the third time in ten months, a College Station woman is in the Brazos County jail. College Station police arrested 44 year old Kimberly Calhoun Thursday on a charge of aggravated assault with a weapon. According to the arrest report, Calhoun denies chasing another woman their home with a six inch piece of a […]

Two Opportunities To Visit With Bryan Police Saturday

Officer Kelley McKethan of the Bryan police department visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about two opportunities on Saturday to visit one-on-one with officers.   Both gatherings are in the downtown area. “Coffee with A Cop” is Saturday morning at Village CafĂ© from 8 until 10 a.m. That is followed by “Lunch with Law Enforcement” at […]

Children Removed From Bryan Home And Parents Arrested

Bryan police responding to a report of a young family living in deplorable conditions lead to child protective services removing three young children from the home and the arrests of the parents. BPD and CPS responded July 1 to a mobile home off Leonard Road. According to police, the home had no running water, no […]

North Texas Man Heading To Prison For 2008 Sexual Abuse Of A Child In Brazos County

In 2012, a north Texas man was given probation for sexually abusing a 15 year old girl in Brazos County in 2008. 28 year old John Henry Pelser is back in the Brazos County jail, awaiting transport to a state prison. That’s after another district judge sentenced Pelser to ten years for the attack that […]

Madison, Leon, & Falls Among More Counties Added To Federal Disaster Declaration From May Flooding

From Governor Abbott’s office: The federal government today granted Governor Greg Abbott’s federal disaster request for Public Assistance for Bosque, Brazos, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Erath, Falls, Fisher, Lee, Leon, Madison, Palo Pinto, Somervell, Stephens, Trinity, Tyler and Walker Counties, amending the June 11th disaster declaration following severe flooding across the State of Texas in May.

No Injuries After Train Hits Car Near Downtown Bryan

No was was injured after a train struck a car near downtown Bryan Tuesday night. Bryan police reported a car was stuck on the tracks at 27th and Sims. The occupants got out and police were attempting to contact the railroad when the train struck the car.

Houston Man Arrested In 2010 For Bryan Theft Convicted & Sentenced In 2016

A Brazos County district court jury last week convicted and sentenced a Houston man for stealing $18,000 dollars of tires and wheels from the Bryan Freightliner store. 52 year old Ray Washington, who was arrested shortly after the theft in September 2010, was sentenced to three and a half years for jacking up two semis […]

Recap of Bryan School Board Meeting

The Bryan school district has all its building principals for next year. The school board Monday night promoted Becky Ryberg, who spent the last six years as an assistant principal at Milam elementary, to take over as principal at Fannin elementary. The board also spent more unexpected revenue generated by higher student attendance and more […]

Car Fire In Downtown Bryan Leads To Arson Arrest

A car fire Tuesday just before 6 p.m. in downtown Bryan resulted in an arrest on an arson charge. According to the arrest report from the Bryan fire department, 36 year old Belle Anne Gates of College Station told investigators she filled the car with anhydrous ammonia hoping it would blow up. She said when […]

Federal Appeals Court Orders Changes To Texas Voter ID Law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ A federal appeals court has ruled that Texas’ strict voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act and has ordered changes before the November election. The ruling was issued Wednesday by the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling instructs a lower court to make changes that fix […]

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