U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-TX) of Bryan discussed legislative planning with House Speaker Paul Ryan, thoughts on the Supreme Court bench, priorities for the next session, and more during his weekly Washington update on The Infomaniacs Thursday, February 18.

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

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College Station Mayor Nancy Berry discussed council’s decision last week to deny two development proposals, a potential texting while driving ban, Blinn updates as a member of the board of trustees, and more during her regular appearance on The Infomaniacs, Wednesday, February 17.

Click below to listen to Mayor Nancy Berry visit with WTAW’s Scott Delucia 

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Sichan Siv, former UN Ambassador appointed by George W. Bush, joined Scott Delucia in the WTAW studio to talk about his time as ambassador, working for both Bush administrations, escaping to America from the killing fields in Cambodia, and even marrying his Texan (via Bangkok) wife.

Click below to listen to Fmr. Ambassador Sichan Siv’s interview with Scott Delucia.

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Background information about Ambassador Siv from the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum:

Sichan Siv is the international bestselling author of Golden Bones, an American dream memoir. He also authored the political thriller Golden State: Love and Conflict in Hostile Lands, the poetry book Golden Words, and Golden Niner, a tribute to President George H. W. Bush.

In 2001, after unanimous confirmation by the Senate, Sichan Siv was appointed by President George W. Bush as Ambassador to the United Nations, serving until 2006. In June 2005, Ambassador Siv addressed the 60th anniversary of the U.N., in the footsteps of Presidents Truman in 1945, Eisenhower in 1955, Johnson in 1965 and Clinton in 1995.

From 1989 to 1993, Ambassador Siv served at The White House as Deputy Assistant to President George H.W. Bush and at the State Department as Deputy Assistant Secretary. He has held various positions in the private sector.

Ambassador Siv holds a master of international affairs from Columbia University. He escaped Cambodia’s killing fields in 1976 and was resettled as a refugee in Connecticut with his mother’s scarf, an empty rice bag and $2.

He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the George H.W. Bush Award for Outstanding Public Service, DAR Americanism Medal, U.S. Army Commander’s Award and Brazilian Academy of Art, Culture and History Honors. He has been a volunteer in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol and an honorary commander of the U.S. Air Force. He is married to the former Martha Pattillo of Pampa, Texas.

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United Way of the Brazos Valley president Alison Prince and the executive director of Health For All, Liz Dickey, visit with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about the non-profit clinic and the continuing UWBV community campaign.

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Congressman Bill Flores of Bryan visited with Scott DeLucia on WTAW’s The Infomaniacs Friday, February 12 2016.

Topics include legislation to stop “Operation Choke Hold”, additional requirements for federally funded research grants, reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s stay of the Clean Power Act, a preview of a meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan, and announcing his nominees to U.S. military academies.

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Bryan city councilman Mike Southerland (SMD4) discussed whether city investments in the Traditions development have been financially beneficial, infrastructure needs in the city at large, and more during his regular update on The Infomaniacs Thursday, February 11.

Click below to listen to Councilman Mike Southerland visit with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.

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Bryan Mayor Jason Bienski discussed Governor Abbott’s testimony on property tax rates, a tax investment refinancing zone (TIRZ) near CHI St. Joseph Regional Health Center, the latest on new developments, and more during his regular appearance on The Infomaniacs, Wednesday, February 10.

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

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United Way of the Brazos Valley board chair Alsie Bond and UWBV president Alison Prince visit with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.

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Brazos County justice of the peace Rick Hill visited with Scott DeLucia on WTAW’s The Infomaniacs Monday, February 8 2016.

They discussed changes in state laws regarding student truancy and changes in how that is being administered in Brazos County.

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Amanda Reynolds of the Downtown Bryan Association visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about February’s First Friday activities along with Mardi Gras events on Saturday and next Tuesday.

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