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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!

Invitation To Join Brazos County’s A&M Club Muster Dinner and Program

The president-elect of the Brazos County A&M Club and the chairman of this year’s Muster program, Earl Wurzbach, visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about their dinner and program on April 21.   The event is at the Memorial Student Center’s Bethancourt Ballroom (second floor, southwest corner). Doors open at 5:30, the dinner starts at 6, […]

Principal Named For CSISD’s New Wellborn Middle School

College Station’s new Wellborn Middle School doesn’t open until August of 2018. But the principal has been named of CSISD’s third middle school. Upon final action by the school board next Tuesday, Julia Mishler will start this July. Mishler is currently an assistant principal at College Station High School. News release from CSISD: CSISD Superintendent […]

Private Prison Being Built In Conroe

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – A private prison company has announced a $110 million federal contract to build the first new immigrant detention center under the Trump administration. The GEO Group said Thursday the 1,000-bed detention center will be in Conroe, Texas, north of Houston. It’s scheduled to open by December 2018. The center coincides with […]

County Judge Of Limestone County Arrested For DWI

MART, Texas (AP) – A Central Texas elected official charged with drunken driving says he tried a whiskey home brew mixed to relieve his asthma before his arrest. Limestone County Judge Daniel Burkeen was arrested Wednesday in Mart after police say he was observed driving in an erratic matter. An affidavit says Burkeen, who told […]

Texas Insurance Commissioner Dies Of Cancer

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Texas Insurance Commissioner David Mattax has died of cancer. Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement Thursday that he was mourning “the loss of a friend, a colleague and a distinguished public servant” who “truly dedicated his life and career to the state of Texas.” Abbott appointed Mattax insurance commissioner _ […]

UPDATE: Delay In Highway 47 Repaving Until Monday

Thursday update: Due to the weather, the start of repaving Highway 47 from FM 60 to Health Science Center Parkway won’t start until Monday, April 17. The project is still expected to take two weeks. Original story: The TxDOT district office in Bryan has announced Highway 47, which was recently named Riverside Parkway by the […]

Lake Bryan Dam Repairs Are Holding

No news is considered good news by those monitoring repairs at the Lake Bryan dam since a crack was first discovered in December 2015. BTU uses the lake water for cooling power plants. General Manager Gary Miller told the city council at a March 28 workshop that there have been no problems since fixing the […]

Bryan Council Approves Two Contracts For South College Improvements

The Bryan city council on Tuesday without comment or opposition approved two contracts for improving South College from Villa Maria to the south city limits. A nearly $3 million dollar contract will rebuild the street and replace utilities along South College from Villa Maria to Sulphur Springs. Traffic signals will be replaced at College and […]

United Way Of The Brazos Valley Update

WTAW’s Bill Oliver visits with United Way of the Brazos Valley president Alison Prince, who provides an update on the community campaign, and with the executive director of the Sexual Assault Resource Center of the Brazos Valley, Martha Opersteny.  

Six Injured In Two Vehicle Crash

Five children in a SUV were among those injured in a two vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon. Bryan police report the children were among nine people in a Tahoe involved in a collision with a car at the intersection of the southbound freeway frontage road and MLK. The SUV was going south and the car was […]

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