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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!

UPDATE: 2 C-Store Armed Robberies In 12 Hours

Update: Local law enforcement is investigating two armed robberies in an 12 hour period on Thursday. The first, just before midnight, sent Bryan police to the Valero Corner Store at William Joel Bryan and the freeway. The clerk told officers three men came inside wearing ski masks. One displayed a firearm, and they took off […]

Kevin O’Connor Kommentary May 19

Invitations From Sexual Assault Resource Center of the Brazos Valley

The board vice president and a volunteer advocate of the Sexual Assault Resource Center of the Brazos Valley (SARC), Brooke Conrad, visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about Saturday’s annual fundraising softball tournament and the start of the next round of volunteer training June 13th.   More information from SARC: Sexual Assault Resource Center’s 13th annual […]

Recap of Blinn Trustees Regular Meeting & Preview Of Special Meeting

This month’s regular meeting of the Blinn College trustees included a response to repeated faculty senate requests for shared governance. In February and again last month, faculty representatives asked to be included in the decision making process. This week, administrators presented a 23 page document demonstrating how the college is meeting standards set by its […]

College Station City Council Reviews Internal Audit of Convention and Visitors Bureau

The College Station city council debated recommendations by its city auditor about the operation of the local convention and visitors bureau (CVB) at this week’s meeting. In the 2016 fiscal year, the CVB is receiving more than $1.7 million dollars from College Station’s share of the hotel occupancy tax. City auditor Ty Elliott said the […]

Research Valley Partnership Moves Ahead Without Texas A&M’s Support

The Research Valley Partnership economic development agency (RVP) is moving ahead after notification that Texas A&M was leaving the organization. A letter from Vice President for Research Glen Laine stated A&M is directing “financial assets (funding for RVP strategic planning) and personnel efforts to the University’s economic development initiatives.” Two A&M representatives to the RVP […]

Kevin O’Connor Kommentary May 18

Reminder of Thursday Public Hearing For Highway Improvements Near Easterwood Airport

From the TxDOT Bryan district office: PUBLIC HEARINGS ON FM 60 OVERPASS & FM 2818 WIDENING May 19, 2016, on the Texas A&M west campus at the Gilchrist Building, from 5-7 p.m. BRAZOS COUNTY– The Bryan District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct a public hearing for plans to improve the overpass […]

CPRIT Awards 35 Grants, 7 With Ties To Texas A&M System

News release from CPRIT: The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) today surpassed the halfway point of its funding authority after awarding 35 new grants totaling around $79.2 million. Thirty-three of the grants were made through CPRIT’s academic research program and two through its product development research program. To date, CPRIT has awarded […]

Recent Arrests Include Counterfeit Money & Pushing Over A Motorcycle

Bryan police at the westside Walmart on an unrelated call arrested a man for trying to spend counterfeit money to send a wire transfer to family. 23 year old Jason Perez of Bryan was charged with 52 counts of government forgery. Each count carries a bond of $8,000 dollars. That means Perez is being held […]

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