The Hot Seat in Waco: Rep. Charles "Doc" Anderson, Sen. Brian Birdwell, Rep. Kyle Kacal

The Hot Seat: Waco - Featuring Sen. Brian Birdwell, Rep. Charles "Doc Anderson" and Rep. Kyle Kacal
The Hot Seat: Waco - Featuring Sen. Brian Birdwell, Rep. Charles "Doc Anderson" and Rep. Kyle Kacal
  • 11:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
    Conversation begins promptly at noon
  • Stone Room at the Ferrell Center
    1900 S. University Parks Drive, Waco, TX 76706 (map)
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Join us for a light lunch and discussion about the 83rd legislative session with state Rep. Charles "Doc" Anderson, R-Waco, state Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, and state Rep. Kyle Kacal, R-College Station. The program will be introduced by Baylor University President Ken Starr and moderated by Evan Smith.

Rep. Charles "Doc" Anderson has represented House District 56 since 2005 and has served as the vice chairman of the House Agriculture and Livestock Committee. A Waco veterinarian since 1981, Anderson has also sat on the Rules and Resolutions and Pensions and Investments committees.

Sen. Brian Birdwell represents Senate District 22 and serves as Vice-Chair of the Veteran Affairs committee and as a member of the Higher Education, Government Organization and Economic Development committees. First elected in 2010, Birdwell is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, survivor of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon and the founder of a nonprofit called "Face the Fire Ministries," which assists critical burn survivors and wounded servicemen and women.

Rep. Kyle Kacal is serving his first term in the Texas House after winning a primary runoff and general election race in 2012. Kacal lives and works on his 2,400-acre ranch in Brazos County, where he serves on various business and community boards, including Texas AgriLife Beef Extension, the Brazos Valley Farm Bureau and the Allen Academy School Board.


The Hot Seat conversation series is hosted by universities across the state. This event will take place in the Stone Reception Room at Baylor University.

Guest parking is available in the lots near the Ferrell Center box office. The entrance to the Stone Reception Room is to the left of the box office in between the first entrance doors to the arena and the entrance to the Jack Whetsel Jr. Basketball Practice Facility. See map here.

The Hot Seat is underwritten by the KDK-Harman Foundation, with additional support from AT&T, BP, Raise Your Hand Texas, Christus Health, the Texas Coalition of Dental Service Organizations, Texas A&M University and 83rd legislative session sponsor My Plates. Special thanks to our promotional sponsor, Deborah Ingersoll of Legislative Solutions. Tribune events are also supported through contributions from our founding investors and members.

AT&T BP Christus Health TCDSO 
Raise Your Hand Texas Texas A&M University My Plates


Disclosure: though donors and corporate sponsors underwrite our events, they play no role in determining the content, panelists or line of questioning.