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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!

State Board Of Education Rejects Textbook Proofreading On An 8-7 Vote

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Texas has rejected allowing university experts to fact-check its public-school textbooks in the wake of a 9th grade world geography book mistakenly calling African slaves “workers.” The Republican-controlled Board of Education approves textbooks for statewide use. It defeated 8-7 on Wednesday a proposal that would have included scrutiny from academic experts […]

Two Texas A&M Transportation Services Rescue Trapped Person

News release from Texas A&M: “I kept telling him I’m not going to leave you … if we go, we go together,” Joel Luce assured a young man trapped in a burning vehicle as he and co-worker Greg Stuenkel worked to pull an accident victim from the car. Texas A&M University officials are now sharing […]

Bush School Dean Ryan Crocker Testifies on Capitol Hill About ISIS

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A one-time top CIA official and a former ambassador to Syria and Iraq are calling on the U.S. to ramp up the air campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria and set up a safe zone to protect citizens from Syrian President Bashar Assad’s bombing raids. Ambassador Ryan Crocker told the House […]

Brazos County Commission Approves East Bryan Economic Development Agreement

A local developer now has the green light to proceed on a major master planned community on the east side of Bryan. Brazos County Commissioners on Tuesday approved an economic development with the company owned by Don Adam for the Oakmont community. Up to 800 homes will be built in the area that is generally […]

Bryan City Council Adopts New Ambulance Discount On Split Vote

The city of Bryan writes off $1.7 million dollars a year from people without insurance who don’t pay for using fire department ambulances. A city council majority at its last meeting voted to lower ambulance bills as a trial to see if that will increase collections from those users. The one year experiment was proposed […]

District Court Criminal Pleas & Arrests For Repeat Suspects

A second man is headed to prison after admitting to being part of a carjacking and a bank robbery in north Bryan a year ago. 25 year old Jarrell Johnson of Bryan was sentenced to 40 years for the armed robbery of the Prosperity Bank at Highway 21 and Texas and before that taking a […]

Blue Bell Resumes Production in Brenham

Video & news release from Blue Bell’s website: Thank You for Your Support from Blue Bell Creameries on Vimeo.   Blue Bell Creameries resumed operations at its Brenham, Texas, facility today. “We are excited to announce that Blue Bell Ice Cream is once again being made at our main production plant in Brenham,” said Greg […]

CSISD Board Promotes the CSHS Principal, Ends a Construction Contract, and Names Its New Officers

College Station school board members have approved the promotion of the principal of College Station High School to the central office. Mike Martindale starts January 1 as the district’s new deputy superintendent for business and operations. Martindale is taking over for Glynn Walker, who is retiring after more than 30 years in public education. No […]

Blinn College Trustees Take Two More Steps Towards New West Bryan Campus

The next steps towards Blinn College building its new campus in west Bryan were taken during Tuesday night’s board of trustees meeting. One involves naming the construction company for the $35 million dollar first phase, which is scheduled for completion for classes to start in the fall of 2017. That includes the first of seven […]

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