February 9, 2011 by · Comments Off on KBTX 

KBTX, The annual “Go Texan” began Saturday night in the hall of Fame in Bryan Texas. The annual fundraiser helps to provide scholarships to students pursuing studies in agriculture. “This year we received and 166,000 in scholarships to young local Brazos County under the Livestock Show and Rodeo Houston,” said Ricky Hail, president of the Brazos County “Go Texan”. “The dance and auction is really where it all begins.” The event began at 8 am, which featured live music, dance and silent auction

KBTX-TV 3 is the television channel CBS affiliate station located in Bryan / College, Texas, and the organization of television as news based in the Brazos Valley. It is broadcast in digital UHF channel 50 and is owned by Gray Television. It is a sister station KWTX-TV in Waco. Its transmitter is located in Carlos, Texas.

In its own market, emissions on the cable KBTX – including Suddenlink Channel 5 – and on DirecTV and Dish Network.

KBTX also offers the CW programming on its digital stream. Before the September 2006 merger of The WB and UPN, UPN KBTX offers digital programming. Texas CW is a joint effort between KWTX and KBTX.

KBTX-TV is the “KBTX Media ‘banner, which also includes CW Texas and

KBTX was the first television station in the Brazos Valley. It aired in the same building on East 29th Street in Bryan since its on-air May 22, 1957, although the building was added repeatedly. Originally broadcast on both CBS and ABC programming, KBTX became a wholly owned subsidiary of CBS in 1984.

On October 14, 1983, KBTX switched the switch on a new transmitter in the community Grimes County Carlos. The tower of 1700 feet almost doubled the number of homes reached the station.

Perhaps the most remarkable coverage KBTX was on November 18, 1999. Early this morning the Aggie Bonfire stack collapsed, killing 12 people and wounding 27. The resort, a non-stop coverage of the event, and served as the main source of local and national news in the hours that followed.

KBTX began celebrating its 50th anniversary in May 2007. Many former members of the air staff returned to the celebration, some news reports that guest anchored.

In accordance with the original date in February 2009 commissioned by the federal government, KBTX shut down its analog effective January 20, 2009, as he made the transition to digital television.

On February 28, 2009, KBTX began broadcasting at full digital power tower strengthened Carlos, once again expanding its signal dramatically. The station had been broadcasting low-power digital signal stops between its analog and enabling full power, in addition to being carried on cable systems and DirecTV.

KWTX and KBTX experimented with a noon show jointly completed by early 2009. News stories for the two observation areas were read from Waco KWTX studios for the first half of the show, with KBTX live weather and running additional local content of its studios for the rest of the broadcast in the Brazos Valley. KWTX released its own climate and life content in their part of the market during this period. However, at the end of March 2009, both stations return to managing their own different shows, with KBTX citing “overwhelming demand of viewers for the show to be based in the Twin Cities again.”

In 2009, KBTX agreements with two suppliers of the nation’s major satellite. For years, Dish Network had refused to offer the area KBTX Bryan / College Station, instead of simply transporting KWTX. However, in 2009, ceded dishes, and April 23 this year, was made available KBTX in the Waco / Temple / Bryan area market. In May 2009, after years of achievement KBTX market, DirecTV announced it would drop its service KBTX. KBTX and DirecTV said they were bombarded with calls from frustrated customers, that negotiations were underway, they say keep on KBTX DirecTV. In June 2009 an agreement was reached to keep the station available to customers of satellite provider.

KBTX serves Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Milam, Montgomery, Robertson, Walker and Washington counties, some of which are also in the Houston market, but receive KBTX. Texas A & M University, Sam Houston State University and Blinn College are within its coverage area.

With its digital signal at full power transmission of the maximum allowed by law in early 2009, the signal also reaches KBTX Houston County in the Tyler / Longview market, Trinity, San Jacinto, Austin, Harris and Waller counties Houston market, and Lee County Market Austin. News 3 Weather team oversees the county and provides forecasts and updates, including during severe weather events.

KBTX is part of a market for rare American television, the Waco / Temple / Bryan market space. Only a handful of DMA in the country have several stations in the network affiliate serving viewers (KBTX serving the Bryan / College Station area, serving KWTX Waco / Temple / Killeen area), although in this case, both stations are linked to each other.

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December 15, 2010 by · Comments Off on Waff Weather 

Waff Weather, (AP) – Authorities say a second victim has died following a fatal shooting in a strip mall in Sacramento. Sacramento County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tim Curran said Wednesday 20-years Marvion Barksdale died after being taken to hospital with a chest wound. Monique Nelson also died when she was caught in a gunfight that erupted on Tuesday when at least one man walked into a hairdresser and started shooting. Curran said that 30 years, Nelson had just tied his 2 year old son in his car seat when she was hit in the chest and killed in the shooting spread through the parking lot. Five other men were injured in the shooting and are expected to survive. Authorities are still investigating and say they have no motive for the shooting.

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December 15, 2010 by · Comments Off on Whnt 19 Weather 

Whnt 19 Weather, Snow in the Tennessee Valley makes for pretty scenery, but you can not have snow without the cold and extreme cold with just extreme risk. Huntsville emergency room doctor William Fialkowska says frostbite is a real concern in this kind of weather. “The skin becomes pale at first, and then becomes red and swollen. Then, when he becomes pale you lose sensation in your ears, your nose or your fingers. You do not want to rub keep warm because you can do tissue damage. ”
Once your body temperature drops below 92 degrees Fahrenheit, hypothermia can set in “The symptoms are the mouth and changes in gas, carried by chills, loss of the ability of organizations to maintain the heat of body. They become weak and dizzy and may actually lose consciousness. ”

Dr. Fialkowska said how you dress for the weather is your first line of defense. “Our clothes are dry and layered that all parts of the body that are exposed to cold or wind are covered.”

He says the worst thing you can do in cold weather is drinking alcohol, drinks containing caffeine and cigarette smoke. “Alcohol allows your body to lose heat and not maintain body heat, cigarettes, beta-blockers; people who are older or younger are at greater risk of injury hypothermia. Ultimately, if you do go out, you should have a buddy system, so if you encounter problems with your friend can help you and get you out of this cold environment. “

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October 26, 2010 by · Comments Off on Waff Weather 

Waff Weather, (AP) – Charlie Sheen was hospitalized Tuesday for a psychiatric evaluation of a woman told police he threw furniture and screaming in his hotel room, a police officer said. His publicist blamed an allergic reaction to a drug.

Police were called to the Plaza hotel security about 2 hours and Sheen appeared intoxicated, the official said. The actor was not arrested and went voluntarily. The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the meeting and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.

Sheen publicist Stan Rosenfield said the 45-year-old was to be published Wednesday.

“Charlie has an adverse allergic to certain drugs and was taken to hospital,” he said.

It is not known who the woman in the hotel room was. Sheen was in New York on a family holiday. His ex-wife, actress Denise Richards, and their two children, Sam, 6, and Lola, 5, were also staying at the hotel in another room, the official said.

Police have not received any complaints from the hotel on any damage. A message left at the historic hotel at the foot of Central Park was not returned.

Sheen, star of CBS ‘Two and a half men, “has had past problems with alcohol and drugs that have earned him legal trouble.

In August, he pleaded guilty in Aspen, Colorado, for the crime of third degree assault after an altercation on Christmas Day with his wife, Brooke Mueller Sheen. Prosecutors dropped charges more serious and he has avoided jail, instead sentenced to 30 days in a rehabilitation center, 30 days probation and 36 hours of anger management.

Mueller Sheen, who is the mother of twins with Sheen, told the police that the actor threatened to kill her and brandished a knife after she told him she wanted a divorce. Charlie Sheen said they argued, but he denied having threatened, and he told police he was upset by the threat of divorce.

Previously, he experienced a bitter divorce and custody battle with Richards. His publicist said Tuesday she had no comment on Tuesday’s meeting hotel.

In December 1996, Sheen was charged with assaulting a girlfriend in his Southern California. Later, he did not contest and was placed on two years probation.

In 1998 his father, actor Martin Sheen, was denounced for violating parole after a cocaine overdose was sent to hospital. He was ordered to undergo a rehabilitation program.

Sheen also starred in such films as “Platoon,”Wall Street” and “Hot Shots! “