District 12 state representative Kyle Kacal discussed compromise between the House and Senate on $3.8 billion in tax relief, pre-kindergarten legislation, the improvement in the drought condition in Texas, and more during his weekly visit on The Infomaniacs Friday, May 22.

Click below to listen to Representative Kyle Kacal’s discussion with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.

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Brazos County state senator Charles Schwertner visited with Scott Delucia on WTAW’s The Infomaniacs Thursday, May 21 2015.

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Bryan city councilman Chuck Konderla visited with Scott Delucia on WTAW’s The Infomaniacs Thursday, May 21 2015.



Photo of Chuck Konderla courtesy of the city of Bryan.

Photo of Chuck Konderla courtesy of the city of Bryan.


District 14 State Representative John Raney of Bryan discussed border security, when the tax bill will be voted on, his optimistic thoughts on the budget, and more during his regular update on The Infomaniacs Wednesday, May 20.

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



U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-TX) of Bryan discussed the Waco shootout, Highway Trust Funding expiration, infrastructure issues, his take on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and more during his weekly Washington update on The Infomaniacs Wednesday, May 20.

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



Bryan Mayor Jason Bienski visited with Scott Delucia on WTAW’s The Infomaniacs May 20, 2015.

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Officer Kelley McKethan of the Bryan police department visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about an increase in illegal window tinting and vehicle lights, an invitation for tomorrow’s law enforcement torch run (details are below), an upcoming retirement (details below), and locations of increased traffic enforcement.



News releases courtesy of Bryan police:

The Gulf Coast leg of the Texas Law Enforcement Torch Run will be coming through Bryan/College Station on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. The group of Law Enforcement Officers hopes to raise awareness for the Special Olympics program. They will arrive in College Station at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant around 3:00p.m.

Our area Law Enforcement Officers will be there to donate a check to the Special Olympics. The donation is money raised during the Special Olympics Tip-a-Cop held at Texas Roadhouse. This year we will present a check for $12,230.41. All Law Enforcement personnel are welcome to join in the run.

At approximately 3:30p.m., the group will run from the Texas Roadhouse parking lot, at 1601 University Drive, to Tarrow Street East. The group will turn right on Tarrow Street East and run to Spring Loop. They will then take a right on Spring Loop and run back to University Dr. The group will turn back on University Dr. and run back to the Texas Roadhouse. The group that is running the entire route will leave for Brenham from The Texas Roadhouse at approximately 4:15pm. On Thursday, the group will run in Brenham, Conroe, and Huntsville. On Friday, they will head toward their final destination, The University of Texas at Arlington, where they will be joined by other groups from around the state. The University of Texas at Arlington campus is the site of the Special Olympics State Summer Games, which will start on Friday, May 22, 2015.

In Texas, the Law Enforcement Torch Run began in 1985. At its most basic level, the Torch Run is a running event where officers and athletes run the Special Olympics “Flame of Hope” to the opening ceremonies of competitions. Special Olympics Texas is a privately funded non-profit organization, providing year-round sports training and athletic competition to over 40,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Lone Star State. For more information about Special Olympics Texas and/or the Law Enforcement Torch Run, visit www.sotx.org or call 1-800-876-JOIN (5646).


Photo of Sgt. Shane Bush courtesy of Bryan police.

Photo of Sgt. Shane Bush courtesy of Bryan police.

Shane Bush started with the Bryan Police Department in June 1995. He served as a patrol officer for three years before receiving a K-9 partner, Caine, in 1998. In 2001 Shane Bush and Caine were transferred to the Brazos Valley Narcotics Task Force. K9 Caine was retired later that same year. In 2002 Shane Bush was promoted to Sergeant and was transferred to the Special Operations Division to assist in creating and supervising a new unit formed to work directed assignments and drug enforcement. In 2014 Sgt. Bush transferred to Night Patrol where he finished out his career.

During his career, Shane Bush has received recognition for his exceptional work and service to the community:

1995 Meritorious Service Citation – Provided CPR to an elderly female as a disturbance was ongoing
2000 Departmental Citation – Investigation and Search Warrant that led to $21,000 of Marijuana seized and 7 arrests.
2000 Meritorious Service Citation – saved a pregnant female and two children from a residential fire
2004 Police Commendation – For his continuous exceptional supervision as Sgt. during multiple shooting incidents.
2004 Received Special Investigator Certificate.
2005 Received Master Peace Officers License
2005 Received Mental Health Officer Certificate
2007 Received SFST Instructor Proficiency Certificate
2009 Master Peace Officer License
2011 Police Commendation – Lengthy drug investigation that led to the arrest of 8 persons and the seizure of $15,000, 4 guns, 56 grams of crack cocaine, and 5 grams of marijuana
2012 Graduated the National FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia

Shane Bush has been a member of the Crisis Negotiation Team for11 years and was selected as its team leader in 2007. Shane Bush is known as a fun loving prankster and is well loved by all who have worked for and with him, and he will be missed. We wish Shane Bush all the best in his retirement.

Please come and join us for Shane Bush’s retirement on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 3:30pm at the Bryan Police Department.


Bryan deputy fire marshal William Bouse visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver Thursday, May 14 2015.

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Once again, a delegation from the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce had the opportunity to visit with top leaders during their trip to Washington D.C.

That included a conversation with House Speaker John Boehner. Chamber board chairman Rich White says Boehner is feeling a stronger sense of optimism and positive outlook…moreso than he ever has.

Congressman Bill Flores of Bryan was thanked for arranging meetings with multiple leaders in the House and Senate over a two day period.

The chamber delegation also split up into smaller groups in order to share their legislative platform with members of the House and Senate or their staff representatives.

Click below for comments from Rich White, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.



Photo from the B/CS Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

Photo from the B/CS Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.


Brazos County state senator Charles Schwertner of Georgetown discussed today’s HHS hearing about mental health funding, worker status verification, an ethics bill the Senate sent to the House, and more during his call to The Infomaniacs, Thursday, May 14.

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




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