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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!

Injured Texas Congressman Moved to Rehab Center

PLANO, Texas (AP) _ The oldest-ever member of the U.S. House has been transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation center to continue his recovery from injuries suffered in a car wreck. In a statement Tuesday, a spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall said the 91-year-old Texas Republican was discharged from Medical Center of Plano […]

McLennan County Man Admits To Setting Deadly 1986 Fire

DALLAS (AP) _ A Texas man has admitted to setting a backyard fire in 1986 that killed his two stepsons, ending a yearslong fight over whether faulty fire science had wrongfully put him behind bars. In a surprising twist, Ed Graf pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of murder just as a jury in Waco […]

Governor Perry’s First Criminal Court Appearance Delayed Until After The Election

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Gov. Rick Perry’s first court appearance to face abuse of power charges has been pushed back a week to Nov. 7. A judge in Austin last week had ordered the Republican to appear for a pretrial hearing Oct. 31. But Perry attorney Tony Buzbee said Tuesday that the appearance has been […]

Former Dewhurst Campaign Manager Plans to Plead Guilty To Embezzlement

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ An Austin political consultant says he will enter a guilty plea after federal authorities charged him with embezzling nearly $1.8 million from the campaign of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. The Austin American-Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/1FuQlWY ) Dewhurst’s former campaign manager Kenneth Barfield agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud, making a false […]

United Way Update

WTAW’s Patrick Zeinert visits with United Way of the Brazos Valley president Alison Prince and the executive director of Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Cheryl Allen.

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Texas To Use New Voter ID Laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing Texas to use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. A majority of the nation’s highest court on Saturday rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit the state from requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo […]

Wayward Pregnant Cow Keeps CS Authorities Busy

It took the better part of three hours Friday afternoon for a pregnant cow to be corralled back into a trailer parked off Texas Avenue in College Station. Police Lt. Chuck Fleeger says the driver stopped because the trailer had a mechanical problem. Somehow, the gate unlatched and the cow went out to explore. The […]

Recap of St. Joseph RHC Decontamination Incident

Friday evening statement released by Texas A&M University: 20-year-old Texas A&M senior biochemistry major Christian Amadeus Taylor of Killeen passed away earlier today at St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan. The precise cause of his death is pending. A police investigation is ongoing, including awaiting results of toxicology reports. Authorities believe Taylor may have ingested sodium […]

Kevin O’Connor Kommentary October 17

New College Station Police Chief is Named

College Station’s new police chief has filled the interim role three times. On Friday, Scott McCollum was promoted to the top position. McCollum, who has spent his career at CSPD, began in 1985 and has been an assistant chief since 2001. Click below for comments from Scott McCollum, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.   News […]

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