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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!

Bryan Police Update

Sgt. Ryan Bona of the Bryan police department visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about the upcoming “Blue Bunny” Easter children’s event, recruitment for this summer’s Junior Police Academy, and locations of increased traffic enforcement.  

No Criminal Action Will Be Taken Against A Bryan Police Officer From A February Shooting

A Brazos County grand jury is taking no criminal action against a Bryan policeman who shot a man on February 12th. District attorney Jarvis Parsons issued a statement Tuesday that the grand jury concluded its review of evidence from his office along with Bryan police and the Texas Rangers. Bryan police has scheduled a news […]

Revisions Revealed To B/CS MPO 2050 Highway Plan

Public feedback is credited with changing long-range highway plans in and around the twin cities. The Bryan/College Station metropolitan planning organization (MPO) unveiled a revised concept map showing more than $2 billion dollars of projects through the year 2050. MPO executive director Dan Rudge thanked those who provided 1,300 comments during a series of nine […]

Second Attempt For Apartment Complex In A Bryan Residential Neighborhood Goes To The City Council

There is a second attempt by a developer to build apartments in an established Bryan neighborhood near CHI St. Joseph health center. Opponents say traffic and flooding issues will only get worse if the complex is built. The proposal, which was defeated by the planning and zoning commission two and a half years ago, is […]

Bryan Council Opposes A-F School Accountability Rating System

Add the Bryan city council to the governing bodies opposed to the state’s new public school accountability system being based on an A through F letter grade. The council was thanked for passing a resolution at last week’s meeting by Bryan ISD communications director Brandon Webb. Webb says Bryan ISD is among more than the […]

CS Council Takes Next Step In Expanding Lick Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

Business at the last College Station city council meeting included approving a nearly $5 million dollar contract to design what is budgeted as a $36.5 million dollar expansion of the Lick Creek wastewater treatment plant. Mayor Karl Mooney, on WTAW’s The Infomaniacs, says the cost of meeting state standards for treated sewage is almost as […]

Brazos County Expo Presents Its Annual Economic Impact Report

Administrators of the Brazos County Expo Complex have presented its fourth annual economic impact report. Texas A&M agricultural economist Rebekka Dudensing reported without counting the Brazos Valley Fair and other local functions, the Expo staged 176 events for out of county organizations last year that drew more than 92,000 attendees.   Dr. Dudensing brought up […]

Texas Panhandle Wildfires Kills Three Ranch Hands and Injures Firefighters

From The Associated Press Authorities say a wildfire killed three ranch hands in the Texas Panhandle who were trying to usher cattle away from the flames. Gray County Judge Richard Peet said Tuesday that the two men and the woman were killed by a wildfire that flared Monday afternoon. Peet, the county’s top administrator, says […]

United Way of the Brazos Valley Update

United Way of the Brazos Valley president Alison Prince and Ron Crozier of Twin City Mission visit with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.  

Life In Prison For Continuous Sexual Abuse Of A 13 Year Old Girl

A Calvert man was found guilty by a Brazos County district court jury of continuous sexual assault of a 13 year old girl in Cameron and College Station between September 2011 and September 2012. The district attorney’s office reports the jury sentenced 52 year old Rayford Smith to life for a crime where he is […]

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