Sgt. Calder Lively with College Station Police Department talks Halloween safety on The Infomaniacs, Friday, 25 October.CalderLively102513.mp3
Bryan Special Events Coordinator Gwynne Shillings gives a sneak peak at the grand opening for Bryan’s new dog park at Morris Buzz Hamilton Park on Saturday, October 30, during an appearance on The Infomaniacs, Thursday, 24 October.
Click below to listen to Gwynne Shillings visit with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.GwynneShillings102413.mp3
Additional information, courtesy of the city of Bryan:
Morris Buzz Hamilton Memorial Dog Park opens
The City of Bryan’s new park has tails wagging.
The first dog park in Bryan, Texas is now located within the ten acres of the Morris Buzz Hamilton Memorial Park.
Plans for the park began in 2011, when Darrell Lovelette, City of Bryan Director of Parks and Recreation, saw potential in the land within the park.
Existing non-motorized trails were already popular among dog owners, and the surrounding population and housing growth generated an increased interest in the area.
“There was a need and interest in a dog park expressed by citizens,” said Lovelette. “The city already had space that could best be used for something like this.”
Lovelette had previously constructed a dog park in another city and utilized that experience to lead a complete in-house design.
His team began researching other parks and what amenities would work best for dogs and owners alike.
Susan Monnat is a civil engineer with the city and designer of the project.
“We referenced other dog park layouts from across the country, from Florida to Georgia and North Carolina,” said Monnat. “We also reviewed the dog park in College Station for ideas on what to do and what to improve on.”
The dog park features three fenced areas, for both large and small dogs, and a common area for all breeds.
Unlike at a public park, dogs will be allowed off leash within the fenced areas.
The park’s fences, gates and turf are specifically designed for durability and pet safety.
Amenities, such as water fountains, are uniquely designed for pets and people.
The park also features showers for pets.
Lovelette looks forward to partnering with community groups to ensure the dog park’s long-term success.
Bob Holmes works as a City of Bryan parks manager and also leads a dog owner’s group.
His group is excited to assist in developing a culture at the new park.
“We hope to build a sense of community within the people who utilize the park,” said Holmes. “We want to assist the city by being the eyes and ears of the area, helping run special events at the park and fundraising to add additional amenities in the future.”
The park’s Howl-O-Ween Grand Opening is on October 30, 2013 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Owners are encouraged to bring their pets in costume.
Following a short ceremony, dogs and owners are welcome to explore the park and enjoy refreshments.
Dog treats and surprises will also be available.
The park is located off Park Hudson Trail between Highway 158 and Copperfield Drive.
Patron parking will be available at Bowen Elementary School.
B/CS Convention and Visitors Bureau President Shannon Overby visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about the recent consultants study of local sports facilities, the continuing growth in the number of local hotels, the upcoming meeting and planners showcase November 5, and a reminder to visit the CVB’s website to see the schedule of upcoming events and how to submit your event.ShannonOverby102313.mp3
Bryan Mayor Jason Bienski discussed Axis Pipe and Tube’s approval for some state incentives, competition, and job and business opportunities in Bryan, among other topics, during his regular appearance on The Infomaniacs, Wednesday, 23 October.
Click below to listen to Mayor Jason Bienski visit with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.JasonBienski102313.mp3
U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-TX) of Bryan discusses Obamacare problems and ongoing briefings during an appearance on The Infomaniacs, Wednesday, 23 October.
Click below to listen to Congressman Bill Flores’ discussion with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.BillFlores102313.mp3
Officer Kelley McKethan visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about public assistance in identifying a criminal suspect, another case where the public’s help led to an arrest, a report of a recent scam, welcoming a former officer back to the department, a reminder of the department’s Blue Angel program, and locations of increased traffic enforcement.KelleyMcKethan102213.mp3
United Way of the Brazos Valley (UWBV) President Andy Martin provides an update on the State Employee Charitable Campaign and Cary Haynes of Scotty’s House shares services funded by UWBV.
Click below to hear comments from Andy Martin & Cary Haynes, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.102113-Andy-Martin-and-Cary-Haynes.mp3
College Station City Councilman John Nichols discusses neighborhood development, HOA concerns, spending choices and tax rates during an appearance on The Infomaniacs, Friday, 18 October.JohnNichols101813.mp3
The College Station Police Department reminds those attending A&M home football games about parking regulations.
Lt. Chuck Fleeger recently posted a blog on the city website titled “10 game day parking citations you can easily avoid”.
Fleeger says problems are the greatest in residential neighborhoods south of Kyle Field.
Homeowners and renters are reminded that selling parking spaces is considered a business, which is illegal in residential areas. The maximum fine is $2,000 per offense.
It is also illegal to park on the grass, whether it’s for monoey or not.
And there are a variety of other regulations.
Click below to hear comments from Chuck Fleeger, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.ChuckFleeger101813.mp3
And examples of parking violations are shown below are part of Lt. Fleeger’s blog.
Brandon Webb of the Bryan school district visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about recent grants awarded by the Bryan ISD Education Foundation, the hiring of a new principal, a new icon on the district’s smartphone app, and an upcoming performance by the Rudder High theater and choir departments.BrandonWebb101713.mp3