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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!

Not A Lovely Valentine’s Day For Victims Of Local Vehicle Burglaries

Valentine’s Day was anything but lovely for the victims of 12 vehicle burglaries in College Station. According to College Station police, the vehicles were parked on sidestreets off Deacon between Welsh and Rio Grande…including Pueblo, Arroyo, Mescalero, and Cimmaron Courts. A stolen vehicle was also reported in that area. Bryan police received one report of […]

Bryan City Council Approves Speeding Up Timetable For Downtown Quiet Zone While Keeping Two Railroad Crossings Open

Motorists in Bryan will be able to continue crossing railroad tracks on Groesbeck and East 15th. That was part of city council action on Tuesday that includes moving up the start of construction to establish a downtown quiet zone to the spring of next year. Public works director Jayson Barfknecht did not expect moving up […]

Bryan School Board Has First Discussion Of Its 2018-19 Budget

Next year’s Bryan school district budget could have a revenue decrease of between $1 and more than $4 million dollars. Assistant superintendent Amy Drozd told the school board at their last meeting that’s in part to getting less state money because the district won’t match the 12 percent increase in property values that happened in […]

Bryan Council Awards Managing The City’s New Municipal Golf Course To Its Previous Owner

The Bryan city council has been told to expect a financial turnaround of municipal golf operations of a half million dollars. That’s according to financial information presented to the city council as part of a staff recommendation to hire the former owner of the Briarcrest golf couse to manage what Wallace Phillips donated to the […]

Former & Suspended Texas A&M Men’s Basketball Players Apologize

More information has been obtained by WTAW News into last weekend’s arrests of two Texas A&M basketball players on misdemeanor marijuana charges…one who has since been dismissed from the team and the second who is on indefinite suspension. According to the arrest report from university police, J.J. Caldwell and Jay Jay Chandler were arrested about […]

College Station City Council Hires Designer For The First Part Of A New Regional Park

Eight more synthetic ballfields are eventually coming to College Station. At the last city council meeting, approval was given to a $1.22 million dollar design contract that includes the first four fields at the new Southeast Park. There is an overall budget of $10 million dollars for Southeast Park, which is located along Rock Prairie […]

College Station City Council Continues Support Of New Memorial Day Weekend Event

The Friday, Saturday, and Sunday before Memorial Day, the city of College Station will hold its first Texas Weekend of Remembrance. The city council at its last meeting agreed with city staff that this could be a signature event to draw out of town tourists. Jerome Rektorik wanted assurances that the event stayed with the […]

Return Of Vehicle Burglaries In College Station

There’s another uptick in vehicle burglaries in College Station. After nearly 50 cases during a three week period last month, CSPD received 18 more vehicle burglaries last weekend. That made up half of the 36 property crimes reported last Friday through Sunday. There were also ten thefts, four reports of criminal mischief, three stolen vehicles, […]

Another Lawyer In Governor Abbott’s Office Is Nominated To Be A Federal Appeals Court Judge

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – President Donald Trump has picked Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s new general counsel for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Andrew Oldham had only served as the governor’s general counsel for about a month. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, he will join two other Texans who were recently nominated […]

Prairie View A&M Sued By A Female Athlete

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) – A federal lawsuit alleges a Prairie View A&M University coach helped a male student accused of sexual assault flee Texas to avoid arrest. The Houston Chronicle reports that an unidentified female athlete filed the lawsuit Friday in in Houston. It accuses the university of creating a hostile educational environment and […]

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