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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!

Crime Stoppers Asking For Information on Conroe Double Homicide

News release from the Conroe Police Department: On 10-11-14, at approximately 8:30 am, Conroe Police responded to a call of two bodies in the 800 block of W. Santa Fe. Upon arrival, officer located the bodies of 43 year old Lisa McWashington and 58 year old Louis Wilkerson. McWashington and Wilkerson were both the victims […]

City of Houston Subpeonas Pastor’s Sermons

HOUSTON (AP) _ The dispute over Houston’s equal rights ordinance has extended to the pulpit. Houston city attorneys recently subpoenaed sermons by local pastors who oppose the measure and are tied to conservative Christian activists. The activists have sued Houston, claiming they had enough valid signatures to put a repeal referendum on the ballot. They […]

Dallas Ebola Update

DALLAS (AP) — Officials say a second health care worker who’s tested positive for Ebola was in isolation at a Dallas hospital within 90 minutes of the worker finding she had an elevated temperature. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said at a news conference Wednesday that the health care provider at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital […]

Kevin O’Connor Kommentary October 14

Bryan Police Update

Bryan police officer Kelley McKethan visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about preventing dating violence and how to report it, a reminder of Thursday night’s domestic violence candlelight vigil, tips for getting a safe Halloween costume, and locations of increased traffic enforcement.

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Key Parts of Texas Abortion Facility Regulations

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Supreme Court has blocked Texas from enforcing key parts of a 2013 law that would close all but eight of the state’s abortion facilities. The justices largely granted the request of abortion providers Tuesday. With three dissenting votes, the court suspended a ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Texas Voter ID Law For The Upcoming Election

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ A federal appeals court has reinstated a Texas voter ID law that the U.S. Justice Department describes as the state’s latest tool to suppress minorities in elections. Tuesday’s ruling from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is at least a temporary victory for Republican-backed photo ID measures that have swept across […]

Brazos County Draws Second Most New Residents in Texas in 2013

A new report shows each day last year, Brazos County gained 23 new residents. The Texas Association of Realtors annual relocation report shows Brazos County was second in the state in the net number of new residents last year at nearly 8,600. All but 1,000 moved to Brazos County from within the state. Texas remained […]

CS Council Takes Up Northgate Traffic and Parking

The last College Station city council meeting addressed traffic and parking in the Northgate district. The council received an update on continuing safety improvements for motorists and pedestrians along University from College Main to South College. Funding was approved as part of 2008 bond package. Public Works Director Donald Harmon says negotiations continue between the […]

What To Do About A Dog Exposed With Ebola & What To Do With The Incinerated Remains From The Apartment Of Thomas Duncan

DALLAS (AP) _ Texas officials say they’re trying to find an appropriate place to monitor a dog that belongs to a nurse diagnosed with Ebola. The nurse’s Dallas apartment is being thoroughly cleaned after tests over the weekend confirmed she is infected. A Dallas spokeswoman says the city will make sure the dog is cared […]

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