U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-TX) of Bryan discusses the latest ACA enrollment numbers, the budget outlook, Dodd/Frank reforms, and more during his weekly Washington update on The Infomaniacs, Wednesday, April 2. Click below to listen to Congressman Bill Flores’ discussion with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.

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

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Scotty’s House Volunteer Services Coordinator Melanie Scarpace detailed a full calendar of events for the month of April to recognize Child Abuse Prevention month.

Motorists may have noticed a sea of pinwheels on the Prosperity Bank lawn north of Villa Maria on Texas. The 800 wind-spun toys represent child victims of abuse and neglect in the Brazos Valley last year. Scarpace said many of those cases start with frightened children, but the process can be rewarding.

“Those same kids, three, four months later, I see them on the counseling side of our agency,” Scarpace said. “They’re happy and they’re laughing and they’re skipping down the hallway. There really is an amazingly positive side to this. We get to see that transformation in them.”

See a list of events on their website, ScottysHouse.org. Events include a five-K run, hot dog eating contest and library book displays.

Click below to listen to Patrick Zeinert’s full interview with Melanie Scarpace.

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Officer Kelley McKethan of the Bryan Police Department visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about Child Abuse Prevention Month, this weekend’s “no tolerance” DWI arrest campaign, and locations of increased traffic enforcement.

The toll free number to report child abuse and elder abuse cases to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is 800-252-5400.

Click here to be directed to the DFPS website.

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David Werley from Bryan Texas Utilities discussed credits and rebates for energy saving additions or modifications to homes during his appearance on The Infomaniacs, March 28.

Click below to listen to BTU’s David Werley visit with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.

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College Station Director of Public Communications Jay Socol discusses Thursday’s council meeting and the unanimous approval of changes to the solicitation ordinance on The Infomaniacs, March 28. Click below to listen to Jay Socol’s visit with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.

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Read more at the College Station city blog.

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William Bouse of the Bryan Fire Marshal’s office visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about a residential fire early Thursday morning that resulted in minor damage, the upcoming Lt. Greg Pickard Memorial Golf Tournament (click HERE for details), those going to Indianapolis for the presentation of the Ray Downey Courage and Valor award (click HERE for details), and the 35th anniversary of Assistant Fire Chief Ricky Van.

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Chuck Glenewinkel of the College Station school district visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about recent student honors and this month’s board of trustees meeting.

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Jordan Meserole of the B/CS Convention and Visitors Bureau visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about upcoming events drawing guests to the twin cities, a traffic study getting in and out of the expanded Kyle Field, the relocation of the CVB office, and the introduction of three new employees.

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Bryan Mayor Jason Bienski discussed Tuesday’s council meeting including why no action was taken on items related to a petition focusing on appointment of family members and more during his regular appearance on The Infomaniacs, Wednesday, March 26.

Click below to listen to Mayor Jason Bienski visit with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.

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Lt. Chuck Fleeger of the College Station Police Department visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about Saturday’s fundraiser for the Brazos County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a police escort Sunday afternoon and Monday morning for several hundred bicyclists, a reminder of the upcoming Easter Egg Hunt at the Bush Library, and a final reminder of the next testing for those interested in joining CSPD.

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