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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!

Weather Service Review of Sunday Tornado in Lovelady

The National Weather Service determined it was a small tornado that hit east of Bryan/College Station Sunday afternoon in Houston County. The E-F 1 tornado that touched down in Lovelady stayed on the ground for three quarters of a mile, had a maximum speed of 100 miles an hour, and was 20 yards wide. Here’s […]

CS Council Supports Rental Registration Regulations

There’s no opposition among members of the College Station city council to change regulations on rental housing. No date has been set to take a vote on proposals developed over the last three months with input from neighborhood residents and the owners of rental properties. The proposal calls for fines up to $2,000 for having […]

B/CS Residents Asked to Complete Recycling Survey

The operators of the Twin Oaks Landfill are asking Bryan/College Station residents and businessowners to complete a survey regarding recycling. Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency (BVSWMA) executive director Bryan Griespach says the BVSWMA board, made up of elected officials and others from the twin cities, wanted to assess current practices and gauge opinions about […]

Wendy Davis Having Surgery Wednesday

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is scheduled to undergo neck surgery to relieve pain in her shoulder and right arm. Spokesman Zac Petkanas said Tuesday that doctors will remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck. The procedure is scheduled for Wednesday in […]

18 Months in Jail for Urinating on the Alamo

SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ A judge has ordered a 23-year-old El Paso man to spend 18 months in a state jail facility for urinating on the Alamo. State District Judge Ray Olivarri sentenced Daniel Athens on Monday in San Antonio. Athens had pleaded guilty to felony criminal mischief in February in exchange for a deal […]

Peaceful End to Three Hour Standoff

A three hour standoff south of Wellborn Monday afternoon ended peacefully. Brazos County Sheriff Chris Kirk says deputies responded to a call from grandparents worried about their safety after their adult grandson became agitated, displayed a gun, and went to his home next door after saying he was going to kill himself. Kirk says they […]

Safe Parking to View Bluebonnets and Child Safety Seat Reminders

WTAW’s Bill Oliver visits with DPS Trooper Jimmy Morgan about parking along highways to view bluebonnets, and with AgriLife Extension’s Cindy Kovar about proper use of child safety seats-including a car seat checkup on April 26 from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. at College Station Medical Center. Click HERE for more information from AgriLife Extension’s Brazos […]

Texas A&M Outsourcing Athletics Concessions

Updated information courtesy of Texas A&M University System Chief Business Development officer Phillip Ray The university is expecting $50 million over the life of the 12 year contract with Levy Restaurants. Ray says this agreement tops Levy’s contract with Ohio State University, which was considered the top in the U.S. collegiate market. Ray says as […]

State Fire Marshal Wants More Measures to Control Ammonium Nitrate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The state fire marshal wants 46 facilities that store ammonium nitrate in Texas to make safety improvements following the deadly West fertilizer plant explosion last year. State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy on Monday proposed new building requirements ahead of this week’s anniversary of the April 17 blast at West Fertilizer Co. […]

Prosecutors Have UT Regent Legislative Report

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ A special legislative report that accuses University of Texas System regent Wallace Hall of possibly criminal misconduct has been forwarded to the Travis County District Attorney’s Office. The report commissioned by the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations focuses on Hall’s efforts to oust Bill Powers from the […]



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