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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!

Private Accountant Charged With Stealing Thousands from B/CS Habitat for Humanity

Five years ago Wednesday, Bryan police received a report from a Habitat for Humanity employee about financial discrepancies. That has led to an indictment by a Brazos County grand jury against an accountant hired by Habitat. 42 year old Michael Lickteig, who now lives in the Dallas suburb of Grapevine, was arrested this week. Lickteig […]

Bryan Man Has First of Three Possible Armed Robbery Trials

A Bryan man has faced the first of possibly three Brazos County district court juries on charges of armed robbery. This week, the jury convicted 28 year old Brandon Moore of the December 2013 holdup of Pepe’s Mexican restaurant, where two employees were held up at gunpoint but no customers were threatened. Then the jury […]

Blinn College Receives Texas Workforce Grant to Train Axis Pipe & Tube Employees

Updated story: Officials of Blinn College and the Texas Workforce Commission were at the new Axis Pipe and Tube plant in north Bryan Thursday. The reason was a check presentation for a grant to provide skills training almost 200 Axis employees. Original news release from Blinn College: The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded Blinn College […]

“Lone Ranger” Bandit Rides Off to Prison

A north Texas man arrested last summer for armed robberies at financial institutions in College Station and elsewhere in Texas and two other states is riding off to prison. Richard Swicegood, who was known as the “Lone Ranger”, entered a plea agreement to 13 holdups in Texas and Arkansas over a three year period. The […]

Bryan Council Postpones Regulating Ride Sharing

New regulations for Uber and other ride-sharing companies in Bryan are on hold until the state legislature takes action. Before the city council tabled action at this week’s meeting, they heard from Uber’s general manager that includes the twin cities. Sarfraz Maredia says Uber is opposed to the city’s background check, signage on their vehicles, […]

Central Texas Sex Crime Arrests and Prosecution

WACO, Texas (AP) _ A Central Texas law officer has been fired after being charged in an online sting into alleged soliciting of girls for sex. McLennan County Deputy Constable Steve Canava (kuh-NAH’-vuh) was put on unpaid leave after his Feb. 27 arrest. County officials on Wednesday announced his dismissal. Investigators say the 51-year-old Canava […]

Kevin O’Connor Kommentary March 11

Blinn College Update

Blinn College spokesman Richard Bray visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about the opening of new offices at the Tejas Center in Bryan and this week’s special meeting of the board of trustees where action was taken regarding two bills in the legislature calling for reducing Blinn’s service area.   Click HERE to read House Bill […]

Bryan Garbage Truck Overturns at Texas and University

The intersection of Texas and University was blocked for almost two hours Wednesday afternoon after a city of Bryan garbage truck overturned. The driver, who was alone in the cab, was not injured after the truck rolled while in the process of making a left turn from southbound Texas to eastbound University. A city spokeswoman […]

Changes to Bryan Conditional Use Permit Requirements Defeated by City Council

The latest 4-3 vote by the Bryan city council rejected stricter regulations for land developers to get a conditional use permit. Click HERE to read the proposal that was defeated. At the heart of the debate was requiring a 6-1 council supermajority to uphold a planning and zoning commission recommendation when property owners within five […]

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