Think Brazos

Think Brazos

”Think local. Think Brazos!” The Think Brazos podcast hosts conversations with locals, politicians, and experts to discuss policies that impact housing affordability, economic opportunity, and financial resiliency for families in Brazos County. Disclosure and disclaimer: The purpose of the Think Brazos Podcast is to present to the public a deeper sense of who the candidates are who hope to lead this community and to create a space for them to present their ideas, especially about housing and affordability. However, as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Bryan-College Station Habitat for Humanity (which created and sponsors Think Brazos) does not and cannot endorse any particular candidate or political party. The open dialogue we create by doing our utmost to speak to every candidate for a particular political race we decide to cover should in no way be construed as an endorsement of the candidate or his/her political party. Further, the ideas and opinions expressed by the candidates we interview are purely their own and not necessarily those of Habitat for Humanity. Housing affordability is an important issue, so we thank you for following the Think Brazos Podcast. Executive Producer - Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity, Inc. Producers - Charles and Whitney Coats Host - Charles Coats Videographer and Sound Engineer - Mario Treviño

Episodes

November 9, 2022 23 min

Lindsay Hackett, certified urban planner and consultant, discusses “missing middle housing” on this episode of the Think Brazos Podcast. Hackett earned both her bachelors and masters degrees in urban planning from Texas A&M University. Since graduating, she has enjoyed using her skills to improve housing options that enable people to thrive in Bryan and College Station, Texas, known to insiders and outsiders as Aggieland

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Barry Moore is the chair of the newly formed Brazos County Regional Mobility Authority. In this episode of the Think Brazos Podcast, Moore discusses the transportation organization and Proposition B on the November 8th ballot.

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Wanda Watson is running for Brazos County Precinct 4 Commissioner. In this episode of the Think Brazos Podcast, she gives an update of the issues for the November 8th election. This is a follow-up interview because Think Brazos also covered the Democratic primary run-off for this race in May of 2022. You can also listen to Ms. Watson's original interview. 

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Timothy Delasandro is running for Brazos County Commissioners Court Precinct 4 and he makes his case to the voters on this episode of the Think Brazos Podcast. This episode is part of our candidate interview series for the November 8, 2022 election.

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Councilman Bobby Gutierrez is running for mayor of Bryan, Texas. In this episode of the Think Brazos Podcast, Gutierrez discusses his background, motivations for running, and strategy for housing affordability in Bryan. 

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Jacob Randolph is running for mayor of College Station, Texas. In this episode of the Think Brazos Podcast, Randolph discusses his motivations for running and his concerns about the financial future of College Station.

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Rick Robison is running to be the next mayor of College Station, Texas. In this episode of the Think Brazos Podcast, he tells us why he's running and what is priorities are for the Heart of Aggieland.

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John Nichols is currently a city councilman and is running to be the next mayor of College Station, Texas. In this episode of the Think Brazos Podcast, he discusses his background, role of the mayor, housing affordability, and the city's purchase of Macy's.

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Brent Hairston sits down with the Think Brazos Podcast. Hairston is currently a city councilman and is running to be the next mayor of Bryan, Texas. In this episode, he discusses his background, housing affordability, local government transparency, and Downtown and Midtown in Bryan, Texas.

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Mike Southerland sits down with the Think Brazos Podcast to discuss how he got involved in politics and what his goals are should he become the next mayor of Bryan, Texas. Topics include Mike's time in the military, housing affordability in Bryan, and relations with College Station and Texas A&M University.

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Wanda Watson is the former chair of the Democratic Party in Brazos County and is running to represent Precinct 4 on the Brazos County Commissioners Court. In this episode, she talks about her background and goals with Think Brazos Podcast host Charles Coats.

The run-off election for the Democratic primary is May 24th, 2022 between Wanda Watson and Prentiss Madison. Early voting is May 16-20, 2022. The winner will face a Republican ...

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Prentiss Madison is running for Precinct 4 Brazos County Commissioner. In this episode of the Think Brazos Podcast, he discusses his experience and goals with host Charles Coats. 

Madison is currently a member of the Bryan City Council and has served on the Bryan Planning and Zoning Commission and the Bryan Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

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James Edge will soon be sworn in as the new city council member in the City of Bryan for single member district 4. He's filling a vacant seat previously held by Flynn Adcock who died earlier this year. 

James spent almost 10 years working in the local district office for former Congressman Bill Flores and now brings that experience to the Bryan City Council.

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Russ Ford is running for re-election to the Brazos County Commissioners Court. He represents precinct 2, which is the northeast quadrant of Brazos County. In this interview, he talks with Think Brazos host Charles Coats about his experience and how he would continue serving as commissioner. Some of the issues discussed include urban growth, housing, and broadband. Think Brazos interviewed all four Republican candidates running for ...

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The former mayor of Kurten, Texas sits down with the Think Brazos Podcast to talk about his campaign for Brazos County Commissioner. Ronnie Vitulli Sr. is running for Brazos County Precinct 2 Commissioner, which is the northeast quadrant of Brazos County and includes Kurten, Wixon Valley, Edge, Tabor, and portions of Bryan and College Station, Texas. The Think Brazos Podcast interviewed all four Republican candidates for this prima...

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Chuck Konderla is one of four candidates vying for Brazos County Precinct 2 Commissioner. Precinct 2 is the northeast quadrant of Brazos County and includes Kurten, Edge, Wixon Valley, Tabor, and parts of Bryan and College Station, Texas. Mr. Konderla is a Bryan business owner who brings experience from city council and the Brazos County Commissioners Court. The Think Brazos Podcast conducted with all four candidates to help voters...

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Silas Garrett is running for Precinct 2 of the Brazos County Commissioners Court.  Precinct 2 is the northeast quadrant of Brazos County. Mr. Garrett and his wife own George's Paint and Body in Bryan, Texas and, on this show, Mr. Garrett describes how he would serve as your next county commissioner. The Think Brazos Podcast interviewed all four Republican candidates vying for this position, so check out the other videos in this...

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In this episode, Think Brazos Podcast host Charles Coats interviews Fred Dupriest about the use of impact fees for College Station. What are impact fees? They're basically an up front, one-time charge to a developer (someone who prepares land for or builds a home or business) in order to help the city pay for anticipated future expenses related to the development (water, sewer, roadway, etc). Here's a link to the College S...

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In this episode, Think Brazos Podcast host Charles Coats interviews former owner of Stylecraft Builders Randy French about why he opposes impact fees for College Station. What are impact fees? They're basically an up front, one-time charge to a developer (someone who prepares land for or builds a home or business) in order to help the city pay for anticipated future expenses related to the development (water, sewer, roadway, e...

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On November 2, 2021, the residents of College Station, Texas will have an opportunity to decide who will represent them in two places on their city council. Many potential voters will stay home and let others decide the future of College Station. What will you do?

In this episode, Think Brazos host Charles Coats talks with David Levine, who is running for the College Station City Council Place 6 seat against challenger Marie-Anne M...

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