Sandy Farris of the Downtown Bryan Association visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about September’s First Friday, the debut of Football Fridays, and an update on the upcoming Texas Reds Festival that includes a call for volunteers.SandyFarris090414.mp3
A Bryan native who was part of the leadership when the United States began and ended Operation Iraqi Freedom shared his experiences during a presentation at this week’s Bryan Rotary Club meeting.
Army Reserve Brigadier General Kenneth Jones and his wife Cheryl returned to Bryan two years ago following his second tour of duty in Iraq.
The general continues to make regular trips to Wichita Kansas, where he commands supply distribution for a six state region.
Click below for Brig. Gen. Jones comments to members of the Bryan Rotary Club.
Click below for comments from Brig. Gen Jones visit with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.090314-Brigadier-General-Kenneth-Jones-interview.mp3
Biography of Brigadier General Kenneth Jones courtesy of the United States Army Reserve 451st Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) in Wichita, Kansas:
After graduating from Bryan High School in 1976, Brig. Gen. Kenneth D. Jones was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Ordnance Corps, through the ROTC program at Texas A&M University in December 1980 and departed for Active Duty service with the 82nd Airborne Division in North Carolina.
Brig. Gen. Kenneth D. Jones and his wife Cheryl recently returned to Bryan upon retiring from Hallmark Cards in Topeka, Kansas, where they lived for 28 years. Brig. Gen. Jones remains an active member of the Texas A&M Corps of the Cadets Association, a member of the Association of Former Students, and America Legion Post 159, Bryan, Texas.
His parents, Margaret and Lowell Jones and his two brothers, David and Bruce Jones, remain active members of the Bryan/College Station community.
In his civilian capacity, Brig. Gen. Jones is a Manager in the family business Jones & Associates, Inc., an independent insurance agency that has been part of the Bryan/College Station community since 1967.
Brig. Gen. Kenneth D. Jones is the commanding general of the 451st Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)[/caption] in Wichita, Kansas covering a 6-state region throughout the Central Plains.
College Station Mayor Nancy Berry discussed business responses to a proposed ordinance on e-cigarettes, the Chimney Hill property, tax plans, and more during her regular appearance on The Infomaniacs, Wednesday, September 3.
Click below to listen to Mayor Nancy Berry visit with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.NancyBerry090314.mp3
U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-TX) of Bryan discussed the possible US responses to the continued growth of the Islamic State, border control, and more during his weekly Washington update on The Infomaniacs, Wednesday, September 3.
Click below to listen to Congressman Bill Flores’ discussion with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.BillFlores090314.mp3
This week’s WTAW United Way of the Brazos Valley update features Don Dickenson talking about the start of the State Employees Charitable Campaign.UnitedWay090114.mp3
The Texas school finance formula has again been declared unconstitutional.
Brazos County state senator Charles Schwertner says it wasn’t unexpected and he doesn’t anticipate a quick resolution to school finance when lawmakers return next year.
With the state collecting more money, Schwertner says the competition for those dollars includes keeping the economic momentum going, criminal justice, health care, highways, and water.
State representative Kyle Kacal, whose district goes from College Station to north of Waco, has to balance the interests of 32 ISD’s.
Click below for interviews WTAW’s Bill Oliver did with Senator Charles Schwertner and Representative Kyle Kacal.CharlesSchwertner082814.mp3
College Station’s Director of Planning and Development Services Lance Simms discussed the continuing growth of the city and how it compares to the city in past decades during an appearance on The Infomaniacs, Friday, August 29.
Click below to listen to Lance Simms’ visit with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.LanceSimms082914.mp3
Bryan Mayor Jason Bienski discussed tax breaks for a proposed hotel and conference center in the biocorridor, potential “super park” designs, and more during his regular appearance on The Infomaniacs, Wednesday, August 27.
Click below to listen to Mayor Jason Bienski visit with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.JasonBienski082714.mp3
U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-TX) of Bryan discussed the latest developments in ongoing stories about the VA, IRS, Middle East, congressional stalemates, and more during his weekly Washington update on The Infomaniacs, Wednesday, August 27.
Click below to listen to Congressman Bill Flores’ discussion with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.BillFlores082714.mp3
Ryan Crocker, Dean of the Bush School and a former ambassador to six countries under four presidents spoke with WTAW’s Patrick Zeinert about conflict in the Middle East as it relates to American citizens.RyanCrocker082514.mp3