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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!

College Station City Council Reviews Internal Audit of Convention and Visitors Bureau

The College Station city council debated recommendations by its city auditor about the operation of the local convention and visitors bureau (CVB) at this week’s meeting. In the 2016 fiscal year, the CVB is receiving more than $1.7 million dollars from College Station’s share of the hotel occupancy tax. City auditor Ty Elliott said the […]

Research Valley Partnership Moves Ahead Without Texas A&M’s Support

The Research Valley Partnership economic development agency (RVP) is moving ahead after notification that Texas A&M was leaving the organization. A letter from Vice President for Research Glen Laine stated A&M is directing “financial assets (funding for RVP strategic planning) and personnel efforts to the University’s economic development initiatives.” Two A&M representatives to the RVP […]

Kevin O’Connor Kommentary May 18

Reminder of Thursday Public Hearing For Highway Improvements Near Easterwood Airport

From the TxDOT Bryan district office: PUBLIC HEARINGS ON FM 60 OVERPASS & FM 2818 WIDENING May 19, 2016, on the Texas A&M west campus at the Gilchrist Building, from 5-7 p.m. BRAZOS COUNTY– The Bryan District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct a public hearing for plans to improve the overpass […]

CPRIT Awards 35 Grants, 7 With Ties To Texas A&M System

News release from CPRIT: The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) today surpassed the halfway point of its funding authority after awarding 35 new grants totaling around $79.2 million. Thirty-three of the grants were made through CPRIT’s academic research program and two through its product development research program. To date, CPRIT has awarded […]

Recent Arrests Include Counterfeit Money & Pushing Over A Motorcycle

Bryan police at the westside Walmart on an unrelated call arrested a man for trying to spend counterfeit money to send a wire transfer to family. 23 year old Jason Perez of Bryan was charged with 52 counts of government forgery. Each count carries a bond of $8,000 dollars. That means Perez is being held […]

CS School Board Chooses Name Of The District’s Third Intermediate School

College Station school board members stayed with tradition when naming a new school. The board at its monthly meeting Tuesday night approved naming the district’s third intermediate school that is under construction Pecan Trail. A memo from Superintendent Clark Ealy points out trees are used in the names of Oakwood and Cypress Grove Intermediate and […]

Bryan Council Discusses Proposed Sandy Point Sidewalk Again

For the second time in three months, there has been debate about building a new sidewalk requested by a Bryan city councilman for more than two years. Because property owners won’t donate land and the council is not talking about eminent domain, the only other option for a sidewalk along Sandy Point Road from Highway […]

UPDATE: Police Called Again To The Parking Lot Of A Local Chase Bank

Bryan police investigators say a bank bag taking an undisclosed amount of money was taken from a customer by a black man, who ran to a white car and was driven away by a second unidentified suspect. No one was injured. Original story: Last Tuesday, a customer getting back in his car from a Chase […]

Kevin O’Connor Kommentary May 17

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