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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!

CS Neighborhood Still Concerned About Loophole In Development Regulations

College Station’s mayor gives credit to the work of a neighborhood association who had opposed converting two large residential lots into nine smaller lots for stopping a proposal to build high density housing units. Karl Mooney, on WTAW’s The Infomaniacs, was referring to a proposed development across Gilchrist and Williams from College Hills elementary school. […]

Robbery Suspect Arrested Shortly After It Happened

Update: According to the arrest report from Bryan police, the suspect is accused of grabbing a stranger’s throat, taking his cell phone, then slamming him to the concrete pavement. The incident took place Friday afternoon outside Olvera Tires and Wheels on Texas near MLK. Original story: A man on a bicycle in the parking lot […]

B/CS CVB Rebranded To Experience Bryan/College Station

The Bryan and College Station city councils this week received presentations from officials of what used to be the B/CS Convention and Visitors Bureau. Board chairman Jim Ross and president Shannon Overby talked about the new direction of the agency that has been rebranded as “Experience Bryan/College Station”. Overby says the name change reflects the […]

Bryan Fire Department Update

Bryan deputy fire marshal William Bouse visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about the importance of emergency exit plans and invites golfers to the annual Lt. Greg Pickard memorial golf tournament.

Petitions For A Brazos County Based Community College To Be Presented To County Commissioners

The agenda for next Tuesday’s Brazos County commissioners meeting includes accepting a petition from supporters of creating a Brazos County based community college district. The talent initiative steering committee of Research Valley Partnership (RVP) economic development agency began the petition drive on election day last November. RVP spokesman Hayden Paul says more than 13,000 signatures […]

UPDATE: No Mumps Outbreak Locally Or Statewide

Just because Texas has its highest number of mumps patients since 1994 and the most in Brazos County since 2010, there is no outbreak. Brazos County health department nurse practitioner Julie Anderson said “I wouldn’t change travel plans. I wouldn’t change my daily routine. We’re just asking for people to be vigilant. We’re asking for […]

Auburn Cancels An Appearance By Richard Spencer

White nationalist speaker Richard Spencer, whose appearance at Texas A&M last December generated a university sponsored counter event at Kyle Field, is not being allowed to hold a function at Auburn University next Tuesday. AUBURN, Ala. (AP) _ Auburn University has canceled a speech by a white nationalist because of safety concerns. The university announced […]

DPS Traffic Stop Slows Freeway Traffic In College Station During The Thursday Afternoon Commute

Southbound traffic on the freeway was at a near standstill Thursday afternoon from Harvey Road to William D. Fitch. College Station police, which issued the traffic advisory, reported one lane was blocked between the Rock Prairie exit and Barron Road. CSPD officers directed traffic around a DPS traffic stop where an arrest was made on […]

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 […]

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