District 14 state representative John Raney visits with Scott DeLucia on WTAW’s The Infomaniacs Wednesday, April 1 2015.

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Congressman Bill Flores had his weekly visit with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia Wednesday, April 1 2015.

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Topics in this week’s interview included upcoming town hall meetings.

Monday, April 6, 2015 – Waco
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Texas State Technical College – John B. Connally Technology Center Auditorium
3801 Campus Drive
Waco, TX 76705
(located at the main entrance of campus on the corner of Crest and Campus Drives)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 – Telephone Town Hall Meeting
7:00 – 8:00 PM
Call-in information will be made available prior to the event

Thursday, April 9, 2015 – Bryan/College Station
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Rudder High School – Margaret Rudder Auditorium
3251 Austin’s Colony Parkway
Bryan, TX 77808

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Officer Kelley McKethan of the Bryan police department visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about Wednesday’s Blue Ribbon Tree program (details are below from Scotty’s House), the first “Coffee With A Cop” reception on April 8 from 8 until 10 a.m. at the Brazos Valley African-American Museum, and locations of increased traffic enforcement.

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News release from Scotty’s House:

In Texas, one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. Of those, only one in ten will tell. On Wednesday, April 1st, at 10:30am, representatives from Scotty’s House, College Station Police Department, Bryan Police Department, and the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office will be at the Bryan Police Department for the 5th Annual Blue Ribbon Tree dedication ceremony honoring the 201 child victims of sexual abuse in Brazos County in 2014. The public is invited to attend the event at 303 E 29th St. in Bryan. The ribbon tree will remain at the Bryan Police Department through the end of April.

This year, 201 blue ribbons will be tied to branches of a tree at the Bryan Police Department. The 201 ribbons represent the 201 child victims of sexual abuse that were brought to Scotty’s House by Brazos County law enforcement. Scotty’s House works with law enforcement to investigate child abuse cases. Children from birth to 17 years of age receive forensic interviews, forensic medical exams, and counseling at Scotty’s House. Founded in 1995, the mission of Scotty’s House is to provide safety, healing and justice for children victimized by abuse through professional assessment, counseling and education in a compassionate and collaborative approach.

Child abuse is entirely preventable, but not without your help. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Scotty’s House recognizes this month as an opportunity to raise awareness of the tragedies of child abuse and neglect, and in doing so we hope to brighten the future for generations to come. This month-long observance engages the Brazos Valley community to show support and concern for our most vulnerable citizens.

It’s your turn to make a difference! Everyone has a role to play in child abuse prevention. To find out how to get involved in child abuse prevention efforts in your community, contact Scotty’s House at 979-703-8813, or visit www.scottyshouse.org. If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, it is your responsibility to make a report to the Texas Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-5400, or online at www.txabusehotline.org.

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Richard Bray of Blinn College visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about the upcoming faculty hiring fair, the new Blinn-Texas A&M Engineering Academy on the Brenham campus, a clay shootout fundraiser for the Blinn Foundation, news about Blinn’s livestock judging team, the upcoming “Give Kids a Smile” dental services event for children, and the start of May minimester registration in Bryan and Brenham.

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More about the “Give Kids a Smile” event from Blinn College:

Students and dental professionals will volunteer their time and expertise Thursday, April 9, for the College’s seventh annual Give Kids a Smile program, an initiative of the American Dental Association that provides free dental services to local children without access to regular dental care.

Give Kids a Smile offers children in kindergarten through fifth grade free dental exams, X-rays, dental cleanings, sealants and oral health education and will take place from 5-8 p.m. in the Dental Hygiene Clinic at the College’s Workforce Education Center, located at 301 Post Office St. in Bryan.

Parents and guardians can schedule appointments for their children beginning April 1 by calling 979-209-7283. Spanish-speaking personnel can assist with scheduling and will be available the day of the event. Registration is limited and reserved for children who do not typically receive regular dental care.

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District 12 state representative Kyle Kacal visited with WTAW’s Bill Oliver on The Infomaniacs Friday, March 27 2015:

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Deputy Fire Marshal William Bouse of the Bryan fire department visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about spring safety tips.

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District 14 State Representative John Raney of Bryan discussed his bill seeking to keep Blinn revenue generated at the Bryan campus in Brazos county, the House Higher Education Committee meeting with Blinn officials regarding the same bill, and more during his regular update on The Infomaniacs Thursday, March 25.

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

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Brazos County state senator Charles Schwertner of Georgetown discussed tax relief legislation passed by the Senate, upcoming education bills, and more during his call to The Infomaniacs, Thursday, March 26.

Click below to listen to Senator Charles Schwertner’s discussion with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.

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Bryan Mayor Jason Bienski discussed details from a senior advisory committee, ramped up code enforcement, Blinn College expansion plans and pending legislation about funding, and more during his regular appearance on The Infomaniacs, Wednesday, March 25.

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

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U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-TX) of Bryan discussed a possible budget plan heading before the House, court progress on the case against amnesty related executive action, and more during his weekly Washington update on The Infomaniacs Thursday, March 25.

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

 

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