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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!

Kevin O’Connor Kommentary July 20

Easterwood Airport Projects Include Grant Application For Service To and From Atlanta

The private company operating Easterwood Airport since June of last year has enlisted several local partners to ask the federal government for a matching grant to recruit Delta for non-stop passenger service to and from Atlanta. Airport manager Josh Abramson of Astin Aviation says if the $475,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation is […]

Texas A&M Another Step Closer to Building 3,400 Bed Student Housing Complex

In the near future, Texas A&M and system officials will have more details about a $355 million dollar student housing complex on the west campus. At the last Brazos County commission meeting, approval was given to support a public-private bond issue to build more than 3,400 beds. County Judge Duane Peters says while the county […]

Pickup Drives Into Bryan Goodwill Store

Those inside the Bryan Goodwill store Monday during the noon hour were not hurt after a pickup drove inside the building. The driver told police he was parking when he hit the accelerator. The driver and a passenger were not hurt. Photos courtesy of Bryan police:

Texas A&M Fighting Release Of Animal Research Records

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Animal rights activists are pushing to get records from Texas A&M University over dozens of cats and dogs undergoing lab testing. But the school, backed by a legal opinion from Attorney General Ken Paxton, isn’t releasing information that ranges from daily care logs to health records. University officials have declined to […]

Bryan ISD’s District Improvement Plan Includes Discussion on State’s Pre-K Grant

Many Bryan school district students will be experiencing academic changes when classes resume in about six weeks. That’s the result of the school board approving the district’s improvement plan (DIP). Superintendent Tommy Wallis referred multiple times to focusing on reading and writing from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Dr. Wallis also talked about providing an expanded […]

Quarter of Texas Listeria Cases Not Tracked or Recorded

HOUSTON (AP) _ State health records reviewed following the Blue Bell ice cream listeria outbreak show that a quarter of Texas cases involving the foodborne illness are not recorded or tracked. The Houston Chronicle reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/1RH7ipI ) that Texas has never enforced a law that requires laboratories to submit confirmed listeria samples to the […]

Prayer Walk Held For Sandra Bland While Her Family Orders An Independent Autopsy

Sunday update: LISLE, Illinois (AP) _ Her pastor and members of the Illinois church she attended have held a prayer walk in honor of a woman who died in a southeast Texas jail last week. Authorities say Sandra Bland hanged herself in the Waller County Jail with a plastic bag three days after being pulled […]

UPDATE: President George H.W. Bush Released From the Hospital

Screen shot Sunday morning from the Twitter account of Jim McGrath, spokesman for President George H.W. Bush: Thursday afternoon update from the Associated Press: PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The latest on Former President George H.W. Bush, who fell at his summer home on Wednesday and broke a bone in his neck (all times local): ___ […]

Governor Abbott Order For Arming National Guard Personnel

News release from Governor Abbott: Governor Greg Abbott announced today he will authorize the Adjutant General John Nichols of the Texas National Guard to arm National Guard personnel at military facilities across Texas. This order comes following the recent shooting on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee that resulted in the deaths of four United […]

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