College Station Mayor Nancy Berry discussed pedestrian safety in light of recent fatality and injury accidents, impact fees and tax rates, her appointment to the Blinn board of trustees, and more during her regular appearance on The Infomaniacs, Wednesday, November 25.
Click below to listen to Mayor Nancy Berry visit with WTAW’s Scott Delucia
United Way of the Brazos Valley Vice President of Community Impact Lindsey LeBlanc visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about volunteering for UWBV’s community impact grant committee and announces contributions can be made on the agency’s Facebook page.
Three recent vehicle burglaries in College Station where forced entry was made and firearms were taken have led to reminders to reduce your chances of being a victim.
Lt. Steve Brock says if you’re going to be out of your vehicle for any length of time, get the guns…and any other valuables…out of plain sight.
Brock also suggest hiding or taking out of the vehicle, firearm accessories like ammo boxes and even earplugs.
From College Station police:
The College Station Police Department would like to remind everyone that it is that time of the year when thefts increase, including theft of firearms from vehicles and residences. Recently there were three vehicles broken into that all had firearms stolen. All of these vehicles were locked and forced entry was made. The police department encourages our citizens to make it difficult on would-be criminals to burglarize their vehicles and homes by taking specific measures. Regarding vehicles, remember to:
• Park your vehicle in a locked garage. If a garage is not an option remember to always lock your doors.
• Take any items of value inside with you if possible, if not lock them in the trunk
• Hide items of value out of plain sight, including auxiliary cords that would suggest there is an electronic device in the vehicle.
• When shopping or running errands park in well-lit areas.
It is also that time of year where drivers have more firearms, both handguns and long rifles in their vehicles due to hunting season and traveling. If this is the case remember:
• Do not leave firearms in your vehicle if at all possible.
• If weapons have to remain in a vehicle make sure they are locked in the truck. If that is not an option make sure the firearm is hidden. This includes any firearm accessories, such as gun cases, ammunition boxes and ear protection.
• Criminals will target vehicles that have subtle indicators that a firearm might be inside. These indicators could be gun support or hunting club stickers.
To help prevent theft of firearms during a residence burglary remember to:
• Keep all doors and windows locked, including the garage door.
• Activate the security system if you have one.
• Store weapons in a locked safe.
• Firearms that might be kept out over night for security purposes should be locked in a safe before departing the residence.
Finally, always be aware of your surroundings and call your local police department to report any suspicious people and activity in your area.
College Station City Councilman John Nichols discussed a Brazos Central Appraisal District proposal for a new building and land, taking a third look in six years at impact fees for new construction, and more during his weekly visit on The Infomaniacs Friday, November 20.
Click below to listen to Representative John Nichols’ discussion with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.
Bryan Mayor Jason Bienski visited with Scott DeLucia on WTAW’s The Infomaniacs Wednesday, November 18 2015. Topics included Bryan’s new ambulance discount for uninsured patients, opportunities for public input in the city’s next comprehensive plan and master parks plan, a recap of this month’s city council election, and a reminder of upcoming events.
Congressman Bill Flores of Bryan visited with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia on Wednesday, November 18 2015 about legislation that puts a pause on the Middle Eastern refugee program, the impact of continuing lower gas prices in the oil industry, and co-sponsoring legislation that forces the TSA to allow concealed carry permits as acceptable identification.
United Way of the Brazos Valley president Alison Prince visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about today being National Information Referral Day and a recap of last week’s United We Roll event.
U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-TX) of Bryan discussed plans for his Veterans Day activities, the possible future for the Keystone XL pipeline, thoughts on increasing the minimum wage, and more during his weekly Washington update on The Infomaniacs Wednesday, November 11.
Click below to listen to Congressman Bill Flores’ discussion with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.
United Way of the Brazos Valley (UWBV) president Alison Prince and the executive director of the Sexual Assault Resource Center of the Brazos Valley (SARC), Martha Garcia-Opersteny, visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.
Click HERE to link to the SARC website.
Click HERE to link to the UWBV website.
Amanda Reynolds of the Downtown Bryan Association visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about awards from the Texas Downtown Association, November’s First Friday, and other events in November and December.