Bryan Police Officer Kelley McKethan visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about Friday’s Community Softball Classic, summertime reminders about children staying at home alone, how to deal with door-to-door salespeople, and locations of increased traffic enforcement.KelleyMcKethan061014.mp3
WTAW’s Bill Oliver visits with Kyle Merten, the coordinator of the Texas 4-H Roundup, which begins Monday on the Texas A&M campus.KyleMerten053014.mp3
News release courtesy of Texas 4-H:
In just a few days’ time, the five-‐day pinnacle event for the Texas 4‐H will kickoff, bringing with it over 4,000 participants and an estimated economic impact over one million dollars.
Texas A&M’s campus will serve as the primary host site for the approximate 50 individual events, scheduled June 9 through 12.
Other events throughout the week include a “4K for 4-H Walk to Run” to promote healthy living, a “4-‐H Has Talent” competition, and evening assemblies to recognize contest winners.
Headlining the festivities will be Texas country music star Wade Bowen, who is set to perform Thursday evening in a private performance for the attendees.
“We are excited to have over 4,000 youth and adults in College Station for this year’s 2014 Texas 4-H Roundup,” said Kyle Merten, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist with Texas 4-H Youth Development. “4-H Roundup is Texas 4‐H’s premiere leadership event and we are always excited to see the best of the best come and compete at this exciting event.”
In addition to the many other activities, 200 4-H students are set to receive more than $2.3 million in scholarships, which will be applied to their collegiate studies. The participants will discover which scholarship they will be receiving at the Scholarship Assembly, set for Monday June 9 at Reed Arena.
The participants at the Texas 4‐H Roundup learn leadership skills, citizenship development, team building and competition skills as well as gain the opportunity to network with youth and adults.
Participants at 4‐H Roundup are selected from contests held at the county and district level in each of the 12 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension districts.
The general public is encouraged to track the 4‐H Roundup activities by using the social media hashtag #2014Roundup.
For more information, visit http://texas4-‐h.tamu.edu/roundup
Sandy Farris of the Downtown Bryan Association visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about June’s First Friday, the start of free movies on the second Saturday in June, July, and August; Bryan’s application to the state as a Cultural District, and an update on September’s Texas Reds Festival.SandyFarris060514.mp3
Bryan Councilwoman Ann Horton of Bryan discussed the recent approval of skate parks in Downtown Bryan, the roll out of the city’s new website, and more during the City of Bryan’s alternate week appearance on The Infomaniacs on Wednesday, June 6.
Click below to listen to Bryan Mayor Pro Tem Ann Horton’s visit with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.AnnHorton060414.mp3
U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-TX) of Bryan discussed the latest news on Shinseki’s resignation, the trade of five high-ranking Gitmo detainees for one American POW, and more during his weekly Washington update on The Infomaniacs, Wednesday, June 4.
Click below to listen to Congressman Bill Flores’ discussion with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.BillFlores060414.mp3
Bryan Police Officer Kelley McKethan visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about two softball tournament fundraisers, the dangers of leaving people and pets inside locked vehicles with the windows rolled up, and locations of increased traffic enforcement.KelleyMcKethan060314.mp3
DPS trooper Jimmy Morgan visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about summertime safe driving, the continuing Click It or Ticket campaign, reminders about construction work zones and barricades when high water block roads, heat stroke in vehicles with closed windows, and Motorcycle Awareness Month.JimmyMorgan052914.mp3
Bryan Special Events Coordinator Gwynne Shillings visited with Scott DeLucia to preview Pawpalooza and other upcoming public events in and around Bryan.
Click below to listen to the full interview.GwynneShillings052914.mp3
U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-TX) of Bryan discussed the latest news on VA hospital troubles, executive branch authority during civil unrest, upcoming legislative activity, and more during his weekly Washington update on The Infomaniacs, Thursday, May 29.
Click below to listen to Congressman Bill Flores’ discussion with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.BillFlores052914.mp3
Shannon Overby of the Bryan/College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about grand opening activities at their new office and visitor’s center, an update on local lodging activity, and upcoming events.
Wednesday’s ribbon cutting and reception is scheduled between 4:30 and 7 p.m. Thursday morning there is a breakfast reception from 7:30 and 10 a.m.
The CVB’s new office is on East University between the Holiday Inn Express and University Title, or across the street from McAlister’s Deli.ShannonOverby052814.mp3