Officer Kelley McKethan of the Bryan police department visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about a recent donation made by a Rudder High School class to the K-9 unit, reminders of Thursday’s community softball classic and next week’s Coffee With a Cup, swimming safety tips, and locations of increased traffic enforcement.

KelleyMcKethan060215.mp3

 

Photos of the Rudder High donation to the BPD K-9 unit courtesy of Bryan police.

Photos of the Rudder High donation to the BPD K-9 unit from the Bryan police department’s Facebook page.

Permalink

Brazos County state senator Charles Schwertner visited with Scott Delucia on WTAW’s The Infomaniacs Friday, May 29 2015.

CharlesSchwertner052915.mp3 Permalink

BTU general manager Gary Miller visited with Scott Delucia on WTAW’s The Infomaniacs about this week’s power outages and the use of smartmeters by customers and the utility.

GaryMiller052815.mp3

 

BTU officials were at this week’s city council meeting providing an update on the development of a new customer pre-pay system.

Chief Information Officer Bernie Acre said pre-pay was part of a major billing upgrade that starts this November, involving seven to nine employees, and will take eight months to complete.

052615-comments-from-Bernie-Acre.mp3

 

052615-Bernie-Acre-expectations-of-a-pre-pay-system.mp3

 

Group Manager David Werley told councilman Rafael Pena pre-pay is projected to become available in the spring of 2017.

052615-comments-from-David-Werley-and-Rafael-Pena.mp3

 

Click HERE to read the BTU pre-pay presentation given at this week’s Bryan city council meeting.

Screen shot from the city of Bryan about the players involved in the BTU pre-pay system.

Screen shot from the city of Bryan about the players involved in the BTU pre-pay system.

Permalink

If you’re among those with property damage as the result of flooding, Texas lawyers are volunteering time to answer questions.

Lowell Brown with the State Bar of Texas says a website and toll free hotline are available to provide assistance.

Click below for comments from Lowell Brown, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.

LowellBrown052715.mp3

 

News release from the State Bar of Texas:

The State Bar of Texas has established a legal hotline — (800) 504-7030 — to help people find answers to basic legal questions and connect them with local legal aid providers following recent flooding and other severe weather in Texas.

The hotline — answered in English and Spanish — is designed to connect low-income persons affected by the disaster with local legal aid providers that can help with such issues as replacing lost documents, insurance questions, landlord-tenant issues, and consumer protection issues such as price-gouging and avoiding contractor scams in the rebuilding process.

Callers can leave a message at any time. People who qualify for assistance will be matched with Texas lawyers who have volunteered to provide free, limited legal help.

A partnership between the State Bar of Texas, Texas Young Lawyers Association, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, local bar associations, and legal services providers throughout Texas is making a range of assistance available.

Additional resources are available at texasbar.com/floodresponse and texaslawhelp.org.

The State Bar of Texas reminds the public that solicitation of a potential legal case is a crime unless the lawyer has a family relationship with you or you have been a client of the lawyer in the past or are currently a client. Solicitation of you is also a crime if perpetrated by a non-lawyer employee or representative of the lawyer, unless the previous conditions exist. Please report any prohibited contacts by lawyers or their representatives, whether in person, telephone, or otherwise, to your local law enforcement authority or the State Bar of Texas at (877) 953-5535.

Permalink

Bryan city councilman Mike Southerland (SMD4) discussed details about the requirements and expectations of city councilmembers, Tuesday’s dust-up at the P&Z workshop with the council, thoughts on a proposed update to the Bryan Animal Center, code enforcement, and more during his regular update on The Infomaniacs Wednesday, May 27.

 

MikeSoutherland052715.mp3 Permalink

District 14 State Representative John Raney of Bryan discussed late night work in the House, Senate passage of a bill relating to hotel occupancy tax (HOT) funds in Bryan/College Station, campus carry, and more during his regular update on The Infomaniacs Wednesday, May 27.

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

JohnRaney052715.mp3 Permalink

U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-TX) of Bryan discussed the America COMPETES Act,  predictions of court action for Obamacare and possible replacement, PATRIOT Act reauthorization, and more during his weekly Washington update on The Infomaniacs Wednesday, May 27.

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

BillFlores052715.mp3 Permalink

Officer Kelley McKethan of the Bryan police department visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about an aggravated assault this morning that left the victim hospitalized in critical condition, along with the B/CS Community Softball Classic June 4, the next Coffee With A Cop reception, at St. Theresa’s Church June 10 from 8-10 a.m., and locations of increased traffic enforcement.

KelleyMcKethan052615.mp3 Permalink

As part of Memorial Day activities, the Veterans of Foreign Wars hosted a ceremony at local Post 4692 on FM 2818.

Below are comments from the guest speaker Representative Bill Flores of Bryan.

BillFlores-VFWMemorialDay052515.mp3 Permalink

College Station Place 6 Councilman James Benham discussed food truck parks, the recent sale of Suddenlink and a fiber deal between them and the city, the impact of recent state legislation on municipalities, and more during his visit on The Infomaniacs Friday, May 22.

Click below to listen to College Station Councilman James Benham visit with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.

JamesBenham052215.mp3 Permalink

© 2015 WTAW. All Rights Reserved. Log in -