Officer Kelley McKethan of the Bryan police department visits with WTAW’s Chelsea Reber about the Special Olympics law enforcement torch run coming through the twin cities on Wednesday, along with reminders to register for the department’s junior police academy and locations of increased traffic enforcement.KelleyMcKethan052416.mp3
United Way of the Brazos Valley president Alison Prince visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about this week’s “Thank You” activities, and a reminder to participate in the “Baby Bundles” Day of Action campaign.UnitedWay052316.mp3
Carl Orozco of Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity visited with Scott DeLucia on WTAW’s The Infomaniacs about Habitat’s Corporate Challenge fundraiser.052316-Habitat-For-Humanity-Corporate-Challenge.mp3
The City of College Station’s Mayor Pro Tem, John Nichols discussed the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau budget and reserve fund, the new police facility, Southern Pointe, and more during his visit on The Infomaniacs on Friday, May 20.
Click below to hear John Nichols visiting with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.
U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-TX) of Bryan discussed legislation on the confederate flag, his response to the Democratic Party calling the Republicans the “party of hate”, Donald Trump, and more during his weekly Washington update on The Infomaniacs Friday, May 20.
Click below to hear Congressman Bill Flores visiting with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.
The board vice president and a volunteer advocate of the Sexual Assault Resource Center of the Brazos Valley (SARC), Brooke Conrad, visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about Saturday’s annual fundraising softball tournament and the start of the next round of volunteer training June 13th.BrookeConrad051916.mp3
More information from SARC:
Sexual Assault Resource Center’s 13th annual Bob Wiatt Crosstown Lockdown Softball Tournament starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, with 16 teams and more than 200 players ready to participate at College Station Central Park. Teams will be made up of community members as well as law enforcement and criminal justice professionals from across Bryan-College Station.
The tournament gets its namesake from the late Bob Wiatt, a former FBI agent perhaps best known for exchanging himself for hostages during a prison siege, who also was a former director of security and university police at Texas A&M, a founding board member of the nonprofit and an active supporter of the center until his death in 2010.
The tournament will also feature a kid’s zone, raffle prizes and food. All profits will benefit SARC.
The Sexual Assault Resource Center is a nonprofit organization offering free, confidential services to the victims of sexual assault in seven counties, including Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson and Washington.
To donate or volunteer, call 979 731 1000
Want to volunteer? Here’s what we’re looking for:
Our victim’s advocates have completed 40 hours of training required by the Texas Attorney General. They are available 24 hours a day (for hotline calls or hospital accompaniment). Information they can help provide, but are not limited to, includes:
· Survivor’s legal rights
· Legal reporting process
· Forensic exam
· Community medical resources
· Community legal Resources
· Crime victim’s compensation
Bryan Mayor Jason Bienski discussed the situation with councilman Rafael Pena, the Convention and Visitors Bureau budget and future location, his take on Texas A&M’s decision to part ways with the Research Valley Partnership, and more during his regular appearance on The Infomaniacs, Wendesday, May 18.
Click below to listen to Mayor Jason Bienski visit with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.
U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-TX) of Bryan discussed legislative action addressing prescription drug and opioid use, renewable fuel standards, the Fort Worth transgender bathroom controversy, and more during his weekly Washington update on The Infomaniacs Wednesday, May 11th.
Click below to hear Bill Flores visiting with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.
Mark Price, Chief Appraiser for the Brazos Central Appraisal District, provides an in-depth look at the process for assessing taxes and protesting those assessments in his visit with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia on Tuesday, May 10.
Click below to hear the full interview with Mark Price on WTAW’s the Infomaniacs.
Sandy Farris of the Downtown Bryan Association visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about May’s First Friday and Sip ‘n Shop events, along with a review of the first Firken Fest held last month and other activities.050516-Sandy-Farris.mp3