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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!

DWI Update

Brazos County district court criminal cases this month have included plea agreements with three people with multiple DWI convictions from as long as almost four years ago. One involves a College Station man arrested in December 2012 for his third DWI and November 2014 for his fourth. The total punishment for 33 year old Jim […]

Texas Education Agency Fines & Keeps Company In Charge Of STAAR Tests

News release from the Texas Education Agency: Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that the Texas Education Agency will assess Educational Testing Services (ETS) – the company responsible for the statewide delivery and administration of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) – with liquidated damages in the amount of $5.7 million […]

Federal Audit Indicates Texas Received Too Much Medicaid Money

DALLAS (AP) _ An audit shows Texas received nearly $58 million from the federal Medicaid program for health services that did not qualify for reimbursement. The Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/2c2FHSo ) reports Texas may have to return some money. Audit details were released this month by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of […]

UT Professors Lose Bid To Block Concealed Carry

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – A federal judge has denied a last-minute attempt by professors to block a new Texas law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms. The decision Monday comes two days before the fall semester begins at the University of Texas at Austin. The 50,000-student campus has led opposition to […]

Last Day Filings For Bryan Mayor And City Council

The last day to file for Bryan mayor and city council has included two more candidates. Retired Bryan city manager Mary Kaye Moore has filed for the mayor’s race. There is (as of 2:15 p.m. Monday) one opponent, Andrew Nelson. Also filing Monday afternoon is a third candidate for the Bryan council’s single member one […]

CS Police Release More Information About Saturday’s Fraternity House Death And Arrests

College Station police (CSPD) has identified the Sigma Nu fraternity member who died Saturday morning as 19 year old Anton Gridnev, a permanent resident of Frisco, Texas. A CSPD news release stated Gridnev recently moved into the multi-room Sigma Nu home. An autopsy has been ordered in an attempt to determine cause of death. The […]

College Station Council Asks Staff For Update On Enforcing Game Day Rentals & Neighborhood Parking

As we get closer to the start of the Texas A&M football season, the College Station city council is hearing about possible violations of local ordinances related to residential parking and housing rentals. At the council’s August 11th regular meeting, John Nichols asked staff for an update following complaints of residential homes being rented. Steve […]

Bryan Council Agrees To Look Into Annexation Around Texas A&M’s RELLIS Campus

The Bryan city council at its August 16th meeting unanimously agreed this week to look into annexing land around Texas A&M’s RELLIS campus, formerly the Riverside campus. Councilman Mike Southerland initiated the request after hearing about the A&M system’s 150 million dollar investment.   City manager Kean Register told Southerland he does not recommend annexing […]

Brazos County Commission Denies Refunding Property Tax Penalties And Interest

34 Brazos County property owners who thought they made timely payments but did not because the statements were mailed to the old tax office will not get a refund on penalties and interest. County commissioners denied the group’s request for reimbursement because they are not allowed to do so by state law. Tax Assessor-Collector Kristy […]

Bryan ISD Employee Resignation & College Station ISD Teacher Turnover Rates

The first day of public schools means our annual review of the number of existing employees staying on the job. The Bryan school district reports 17 percent of all employees resigned last year. That’s down from 20 percent the year before and 21.5 percent two years ago. The percentages…which reflect those who left the district…take […]

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