Brazos County state senator Charles Schwertner’s weekly visit with Scott Delucia on WTAW’s The Infomaniacs included a review of recent issues and what’s to come as the regular session enters its final days.

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College Station City Manager Kelly Templin discussed state legislation limiting city ordinances on hydraulic fracturing activities, legislation which could expand the scope of hotel occupancy tax (HOT) funds in Bryan and College Station, citizens recording police activities, and more during an appearance on The Infomaniacs, Wednesday, May 13.

Click below to listen to City Manager Kelly Templin’s discussion with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.

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District 14 State Representative John Raney of Bryan discussed the recent flurry of legislation making it out of the House, the possibility of the legalization of marijuana, the future of the Hazlewood Act, and more during his regular update on The Infomaniacs Wednesday, May 13.

Click below to listen to State Representative John Raney’s discussion with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.

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U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-TX) of Bryan discussed partisan bickering over a pending trade bill, authorization of new arctic drilling in Alaska, a visit from the B/CS and Waco Chambers of Commerce, and more during his weekly Washington update on The Infomaniacs Wednesday, May 13.

Click below to listen to Congressman Bill Flores’ discussion with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.

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Brandon Webb of the Bryan school district visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about an online parent survey (click HERE to be directed to the survey home page), new administrators, how the district is employing a new state law giving high school seniors another opportunity to graduate, and an invitation for incoming 7-12 grade students and their parents to attend an Athletics Town Hall meeting May 20 from 5:30 to 6:30 at the Bryan High silver campus cafeteria.

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Officer Kelley McKethan of the Bryan police department visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about the annual law enforcement memorial service, Wednesday at noon at Veterans Park, more reminders about how to avoid being the victim of a vehicle burglary, and locations of increased traffic enforcement.

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College Station Police Assistant Chief Chuck Fleeger visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about Saturday’s law enforcement barbecue fundraiser at Santa’s Wonderland, next Wednesday’s law enforcement memorial service at Veterans Park, and the public’s involvement in locating three suspects of vehicle burglaries early Friday morning.

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Details of the law enforcement barbecue fundraiser:

On Saturday May 9, 2015 local law enforcement officers from across the state will participate in a BBQ Cookoff on the grounds of Santa’s Wonderland (18898 Highway 6 South, College Station, TX) from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Teams from local law enforcement agencies will include:

• Brazos County Constables Pct 1, 2, 3, and 4
• Brazos County Sheriff’s Office
• Bryan Police Department
• College Station Police Department
• Department of Public Safety
• Texas A&M University Police Department
• Texas Department of Criminal Justice

The public is invited to participate as part of a fund raising effort to benefit local charities and Officers’ Benevolent Fund with food service of a BBQ sandwich, chips and a soft drink between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM on Saturday May 9th. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Tickets are available at the door.

Details of the law enforcement memorial service:

The College Station Police Department will host a Law Enforcement Memorial Service on Wednesday, May 13th at the American Pavilion located at the north end of Veteran’s Park on Harvey Road. This is a covered area that will protect the participants in case of rain.

The College Station Police Department cordially extends an invitation to all Law Enforcement, citizens, family and friends to join us on Wednesday, May 13th at 12:00 Noon for a ceremony to honor those Law Enforcement Officers nationwide who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while protecting their communities. The address will be given by Brigadier General Joe E. Ramirez Jr., Commandant Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets.

An honor guard consisting of members from the College Station Police Department, Bryan Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, and the Texas A&M University Police Department will be participating. Immediately following the ceremony, a light lunch will be provided by the College Station Police Department, Bryan Police Department, and the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Police Academy Alumni Associations.

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District 12 state representative Kyle Kacal discussed the Supreme Court decision not to take up a case involving the Edwards Aquifer, a bill for marijuana legalization, and more during his weekly visit on The Infomaniacs Friday, May 8.

Click below to listen to Representative Kyle Kacal’s discussion with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.

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Brazos County state senator Charles Schwertner of Georgetown discussed Senate Bill 577, campus concealed carry, the Governor’s Pre-K expansion program, and more during his call to The Infomaniacs, Thursday, May 7. Click below to listen to Senator Charles Schwertner’s discussion with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.

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District 14 State Representative John Raney of Bryan discussed the legislative calendar, budget negotiations, a bill requiring community college financial reporting, and more during his regular update on The Infomaniacs Wednesday, May 6.

Click below to listen to State Representative John Raney’s discussion with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.

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