Bryan city councilman and mayor pro tem Art Hughes visits with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia Thursday, November 6 2015, on the eve of the end of his service on the council.ArtHughes110515.mp3
Bryan city councilman Chuck Konderla visits with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia Wednesday, November 4 2015, on the eve of the end of his service on the council.ChuckKonderla110415.mp3
U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-TX) of Bryan discussed Speaker Paul Ryan’s stated goals for the future of the legislation in the House, replacing Ryan on the House Ways and Means committee, upcoming legislation, and more during his weekly Washington update on The Infomaniacs Wednesday, November 4.
Click below to listen to Congressman Bill Flores’ discussion with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.BillFlores110415.mp3
Officer Kelley McKethan with the Bryan police department visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about a car that drove into a restaurant and an aggravated assault from earlier today, an update about a man who lost his hand from an assault the day before, the launch of the Blue Angel holiday assistance program, and locations of increased traffic enforcement.Kelley-McKethan-interview-110315.mp3
Three key players in the development of the Americans with Disabilities Act…which was signed by President George H.W. Bush 25 years ago, will be speaking at the Bush Library and Museum Thursday evening.
Director Warren Finch says the panel discussion starts at 7 p.m. There’s no admission but reservations are requested by contacting the museum.
A 25th anniversary A-D-A exhibit remains on display in the museum’s rotunda through January.
Click below for comments from Warren Finch, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.WarrenFinch103015.mp3
News release from the Bush Library and Museum:
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we are pleased to present a panel discussion featuring Professor Lex Frieden, Ambassador C. Boyden Gray and Dr. Larisa DeSantis. Mr. Frieden will talk of his involvement in the grassroots campaign to implement the ADA. He worked tirelessly to garner support for this much-needed legislation. Ambassador Gray, White House Counsel to President George H.W. Bush, authored the bill and ensured its passage. Dr. DeSantis served as poster child for the epilepsy society during the Bush Administration, and has since gone on to become a world-renowned paleontologist. She will discuss how her life has been affected by ADA.
A mere 25 years ago, being disabled often meant being unable to function easily in society. Buildings weren’t properly outfitted, even simple adjustments weren’t made to make work life functional. People who weren’t fully physically functioning were ostracized and seen as simply “less.” The Americans with Disabilities Act sought to change the way America as a whole viewed those who were considered disabled, to give everyone a chance to be productive and included. There is still work to be done, but the sweeping changes made by ADA can be seen all around us.
Be sure to visit the focus exhibit in the Bush Library and Museum’s rotunda to learn more about the Americans with Disabilities Act, on display through January 2016.
Please join us on Thursday, November 5, as we celebrate the first 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The panel discussion will take place in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center and will begin at 7 p.m. A reception will follow. Seating is limited, and reservations are encouraged. The event will be captioned and signed for the hearing impaired. Please inform us of any necessary accommodations by calling 979-691-4068 or by emailing email@example.com. You can also make reservations by clicking the button below.
United Way of the Brazos Valley (UWBV) president Alison Prince visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about the end of the State Employees Charitable Campaign and the upcoming “United We Roll” event sponsored UWBV’s youth leadership cabinet.UnitedWay110215.mp3
B/CS Convention and Visitors Bureau president Shannon Overby visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about available hotel rooms for Texas A&M home football games, pre-registering to attend the annual meeting planners showcase on November 18, and an invitation to register holiday events online at visitaggieland.com.ShannonOverby102815.mp3
College Station Mayor Nancy Berry discussed the Brazos Central Appraisal District’s plan to purchase land for new offices, pedestrian and traffic safety, and more during her regular appearance on The Infomaniacs, Wednesday, October 28.
Click below to listen to Mayor Nancy Berry visit with WTAW’s Scott DeluciaNancyBerry102815.mp3
U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-TX) of Bryan discussed the latest budget legislation, a move to impeach IRS commissioner John Koskinen, Paul Ryan’s bid for Speaker of the House, and more during his weekly Washington update on The Infomaniacs Wednesday, October 28.
Click below to listen to Congressman Bill Flores’ discussion with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.BillFlores102815.mp3
Statement released from Congressman Flores following his no vote to raise the debt ceiling:
“Nothing is more important than securing American’s fiscal future, but unfortunately this budget deal falls far short. It does offer some positive reforms, including a reduction in Obamacare’s burden on employers. It also provides greater funding on a more predictable basis for our military in an increasingly dangerous global environment. Unfortunately, as a whole, this deal does not deliver the broad entitlement reforms we need. It breaks the current budget caps without adequate offsets. It also raises the debt ceiling by $1.5 trillion without any reforms attached to restore responsibility.
“After careful consideration, I have decided I cannot support this budget because it is a bad deal for hardworking American taxpayers. The ‘spend now, save later’ approach in this bill fails to address the critical drivers contributing to Washington’s fiscal nightmare.”
Officer Kelley McKethan of the Bryan police department visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about Friday’s United Way cookout and dessert auction at Sue Haswell Park, Halloween safety, and locations of increased traffic enforcement.KelleyMcKethan102715.mp3