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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!

Madisonville DPS Trooper in Stable Condition Following Accidental Shooting

MADISONVILLE, Texas (AP) _ A Central Texas trooper has undergone surgery after being shot in the stomach when his personal firearm accidentally fell from his truck and discharged. Department of Public Safety Trooper Felipe Garcia was transported to St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan and was in stable condition Thursday. DPS officials say the […]

Beer Available at University of North Texas Home Football Games

DENTON, Texas (AP) _ North Texas will begin selling beer on the public concourse level at football games this fall. UNT officials announced Thursday that beer will be sold in controlled areas of Apogee Stadium, away from a family fun area under the north end zone stands. The beer sales will be managed by the […]

UPDATE: Senator Schwertner’s New Committee Appointments

Friday update: State Senator Charles Schwertner of Georgetown, whose district includes Brazos County, has received a second new committee assignment. Dr. Schwertner was named chairman of the Senate’s Health and Human Services Committee. The opening came when Jane Nelson was named chairwoman of the Senate Finance Committee. From a news release, Schwertner stated “As a […]

Kevin O’Connor Kommentary July 17

Former Bryan Dentist Enters Plea Agreement to Improper Visual Recording

A Bryan dentist who told police he secretly videotaped a dental assistant in the employee bathroom has entered a plea agreement in Brazos County district court. 67 year old William Birdwell was sentenced to the maximum two years for the felony crime of improper visual recording. As part of four years probation, Birdwell will serve […]

Bryan School Board Told To Expect First Surplus Budget in Years

For the first time in recent history, the Bryan school board may be able to adopt a budget with surplus funding. During a board workshop Wednesday, assistant superintendent Amy Drozd says the district could have an additional $3.2 million dollars.   The proposed budget includes two department directors and three other fulltime professional positions that […]

CSISD Sets Public Hearings For Changing Elementary School Boundaries

On August 19th, College Station school board members will learn recommendations of redrawing elementary school boundaries that will take place a year from now. Superintendent Clark Ealy says a rezoning committee has completed its work, taking into account the opening of Spring Creek elementary in August of 2015. The CSISD board has scheduled three public […]

Brazos Valley Fair Announces Entertainment and Special Events

Headline entertainment has been announced for this year’s Brazos Valley Fair. Senior Manager Fiona Meyer says Kevin Fowler will perform Friday, October 17; Earl Thomas Conley on Saturday the 18th, and Las Fenix and Elida Reyna Y Avante on Sunday the 19th. Those performances will begin after each evening’s CPRA Rodeo Performance in the North […]

Emu Rescued Near Kurten

KURTEN, Texas (AP) _ Texas deputies and some good Samaritans have helped return a domesticated one-eyed emu to its owners. The Bryan College-Station Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1jSYAoo ) the large bird believed to be named Elliott was discovered Wednesday afternoon near Kurten. Mariann Balcar and her mother discovered the bird wandering near the road. Worried for […]

Aide to Former Galveston Mayor Convicted of Embezzlement

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) _ A personal aide to a now-former Southeast Texas mayor has been sentenced to 10 years of probation for embezzling more than $360,000 from the city leader. Prosecutors in Galveston say Mary Louise Castano stole from then-Galveston Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas. Castano must also repay nearly $160,000 as part of her guilty […]

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