U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-TX) of Bryan discussed passage of the omnibus bill which included security and oil export provisions, improving the legislation writing process, working with the Senate next year, and more during his weekly Washington update on The Infomaniacs Wednesday, December 23.

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

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Bryan police officer Kelley McKethan visits with WTAW’s Chelsea Reber about holiday shopping safety.

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United Way of the Brazos Valley (UWBV) president Alison Prince and a member of the UWBV board, Wells Fargo district manager Brad Wade, visit with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.

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U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-TX) of Bryan discussed a tax extender bill and omnibus spending bill, energy prices and their impact on the national and state economy, and more during his weekly Washington update on The Infomaniacs Wednesday, December 16.

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

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Bryan Mayor Jason Bienski discussed council contention over committee appointments, new Downtown Bryan developments, the installation of Bryan mayor pro-tem Ann Horton and College Station mayor Nancy Berry on the Blinn Board, and more during his regular appearance on The Infomaniacs, Wednesday, December 16.

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

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This week’s United Way of the Brazos Valley update features B/CS Habitat For Humanity, one of the partner agencies that receives community impact funding. Habitat’s Carl Orozco joins UWBV president Alison Prince and WTAW’s Bill Oliver.

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Bryan deputy fire marshal William Bouse visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about fire safety during the Christmas season, the introduction of a new investigator, and job openings at the department.

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For the first time, Blinn College is holding a job fair for students in its applied sciences programs.

College officials are asking employers to participate in the job fairs, scheduled for February 17 on the Bryan campus and February 24 in Brenham.

Dean of instructional administration Greg Phillips says there are 2,600 students in the applied sciences, which includes a wide variety of specialties (refer to the Blinn news release below).

There is no registration fee, and employers can participate in one or both job fairs.

Click below for comments from Greg Phillips, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.

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Employers can click HERE for registration information from Blinn College.

News release from Blinn College:

Blinn College is inviting local businesses to recruit students from its exceptional Applied Sciences programs during a pair of job fairs in February.

The job fairs will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Bryan campus Student Center and from 10 a.m.- p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Brenham campus Student Center. Businesses may register to attend one or both locations at http://www.blinn.edu/twe/job_fair. Registration is free.

“These job fairs will provide local businesses a convenient opportunity to recruit high-energy, motivated students who have the latest training in their fields,” said Dr. Greg Phillips, dean of Instructional Administration.

Blinn enrolls approximately 2,600 Applied Sciences students who receive training in programs such as Associate Degree Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Science, Health Information Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology, Therapeutics Manufacturing, Veterinary Technology, Vocational Nursing, Applied Business, Child Development, Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Office Administration, Legal Assistant, Real Estate and Art & Visual Communication.

Blinn Applied Sciences students exceeded statewide averages with a licensure exam pass rate of 94.77 percent in 2013-14 and a graduate job placement rate of 96.45 percent in 2012-13.

This marks the first time Blinn has hosted a job fair specifically for its Applied Sciences students. In partnership with Blinn’s Service Learning and Dual Credit programs and the Prospective Student Relations Department, the job fairs are hosted by the Carl D. Perkins Grant, a federally-funded program that provides community colleges with resources to develop and maintain programs that serve faculty, staff and students in technical and vocational education departments.

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College Station mayor Nancy Berry visited with Scott DeLucia on WTAW’s The Infomaniacs Wednesday, December 9 2015.

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U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-TX) of Bryan discussed upcoming legislation including funding the government, tightening the visa waiver program, energy prices and their effect on state budgets, and more during his weekly Washington update on The Infomaniacs Wednesday, December 9.

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

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