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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!

Natural Gas Line Hit By Contractor Closes Texas A&M’s Beutel Health Center

Texas A&M issued a Code Maroon alert Thursday afternoon shortly before 2 p.m. due to a natural gas leak that closed the Beutel Health Center. A spokesman at Atmos Energy reports a contractor hit a gas line, which caused the leak. The health center reopened shortly after 3 p.m., then closed again shortly before 4 […]

Bryan Police & Fire Present Citizen Lifesaving Awards

This week’s Bryan city council meeting opened with the presentation of three citizen awards by the police and fire departments. Officer Kelley McKethan said on the morning of May 14th, Leonardo and Lydia Garcia pulled over and found a vehicle had struck a tree and was smoking. While Mrs. Garcia called 9-1-1, Mr. Garcia flagged […]

Trapped Inside A Corpus Christi ATM

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) _ Police say a Texas man who became trapped inside an ATM slipped notes to customers via the receipt slot pleading for them to help him escape. Corpus Christi police Lt. Chris Hooper says the contractor became stuck Wednesday when he was changing a lock to a Bank of America room […]

Judge Denies Tommy Wallis Contempt Motion Against Bryan ISD

Former Bryan school district superintendent Tommy Wallis has lost his attempt to hold the district in civil contempt of court for not protecting documents critical of his job performance. Wallis wanted the district to pay up to $54,000 dollars in legal fees. A Travis County district judge referred to three related cases in ruling she […]

Bryan Council Approves Charter Review Committee Report

Bryan voters will decide on at least 13 proposed changes to the city charter this November. That’s after the city council supported all the recommendations of its charter review advisory committee. The 5-1 vote also supports the committee’s rejection of ten proposed charter amendments that are the subject of a petition campaign by “Bryan New […]

Death Of A Texas A&M Fraternity Student Last December Was Ruled Accidental

Last December’s death of a Texas A&M fraternity member has been ruled accidental. Brazos County sheriff Chris Kirk says Matthew Hayes of Beaumont took several drugs after returning home not feeling well from a night out. Kirk says one of drugs Hayes took was hydrocodone. Investigators were told Hayes borrowed hydrocodone from a friend. The […]

New Bryan ISD Superintendent Creating Chief Of Staff Position

The Bryan school district could be adding another new administrator. On Bryan ISD’s employment page is information about a chief of staff who will report to new superintendent Christie Whitbeck. According to the job posting, this person will “serve as a key strategic advisor and problem-solver for the Superintendent.” It is a position that has […]

Bryan P&Z Postpones Recommendation On Proposed Residential-Commercial Development

Last Thursday, the Bryan Planning and Zoning commission postponed action on a zoning change request to create a residential and commercial development in the area of Boonville and Briarcrest. That’s after a two hour public hearing, which focused on a 32 acre area along Briarcrest and Green Valley Drive, backing up against the Wheeler Ridge […]

San Antonio Man Sentenced To 60 Years For Killing Two Year Old Grandson

SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ A Texas man accused of allowing his 2-year-old grandson to swallow a lethal dose of methamphetamine then burning his body to hide the evidence has been sentenced to 60 years in prison. A Bexar (bayr) County jury last month found Joel Soto, of San Antonio, guilty of murder, arson and other […]

Lt. Governor Updates His Campaign Warchest

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says his campaign war chest has grown to almost $17 million. The legislative session prohibited lawmakers from raising money before June 19, and they faced a financial disclosure deadline at the end of last month. In a statement Monday, Patrick said he used that 12-day window alone […]

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