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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!

Blinn College, The Blinn Foundation, And The Texas A&M System Celebrate Its Partnership

Blinn College and Blinn’s Foundation hosted more than two hundred guests in Bryan Thursday at an event to celebrate the community college’s partnership with the Texas A&M system. System Chancellor John Sharp brought up a relationship approaching nearly 50 years, as Blinn prepares to open its first building on the system’s RELLIS campus next fall. […]

Twin City Mission Launches Million Dollar Capital Improvement And Community Awareness Campaign

Twin City Mission has launched a $1.3 million dollar capital improvement campaign. Chairman Steve Vaughn says there is also an awareness component to the campaign, which is titled “Because You Care We Can”. Twin City Mission is composed of The Bridge homeless shelter, housing services for the homeless, Phoebe’s Home for victims of domestic violence […]

39 Vehicle Burglaries In College Station In Seven Days

Update for the last seven days, ending October 5 2017: In the seven day period between September 29 and October 5, College Station police has received 39 reports of vehicle burglaries. Eight more were reported Thursday, at seven locations around the city. And there were three on Wednesday. Adding five vehicle burglary reports to College […]

College Station City Council Not Ready To Approve Design Of New Police Headquarters

The process of designing of College Station’s new police headquarters will take longer. The $28 million dollar project is financed by bonds as part of a two cent increase in College Station property taxes in the fiscal year 2018 budget. At a special meeting this week, the council directed staff to make changes to the […]

Restoration of Alamo Cannons Begin At RELLIS Campus

News release from Texas A&M: The Conservation Research Laboratory on the RELLIS Education and Research Campus of Texas A&M University in Bryan is doing its part to help the world, “Remember the Alamo!” Research Associate Jim Jobling and his team are conserving seven of the 21 cannons used during the Texas Revolution’s 1836 Battle of […]

Brazos County District Court Update

Six members of a former local fraternity were in a Brazos County district courtroom last Friday making their case to throw out felony drug charges. Following oral arguments on their motion to suppress evidence found by College Station police at the now dormant Sigma Nu house, lawyers were told to submit written arguments by October […]

Downtown Bryan Association Update

Katelyn Brown of the Downtown Bryan Association visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about the recently completed Texas Reds Festival, the schedule for October’s First Friday, and other events in October, November, and December.

Father Cleared Of Murdering Two Year Old Daughter After Seven Year Old Son Confesses

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ A capital murder charge has been dismissed against a North Texas man in the death of his 2-year-old daughter, after prosecutors learned her then-5-year-old brother said he caused her death. Anthony Michael Sanders was accused of smothering his daughter, Ellie Mae, at their home in the Fort Worth suburb of […]

Crash Closes Holleman Between Wellborn & Marion Pugh

A major College Station street was closed Thursday night for at least 24 hours. Holleman is closed between Wellborn and Marion Pugh until at least Friday at 7:30 p.m. College Station police report a car on Holleman struck a railroad crossing arm near Wellborn, causing the crossing arm to fall across the tracks. CSPD had […]

Recapping Brazos County Expo Participation In Hurricane Harvey Response

The tenth anniversary of the Brazos County Expo has included responding to a second Texas hurricane. General Manager Tom Quarles says volunteers assisted the Expo as they hosted response teams from 18 states and 12 FEMA units, along with Texas Task Force One, and 2,000 troops and all their equipment form the Texas and Arkansas […]

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