Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, was selected by the national government to implement one of three national biosecurity centers on June 13th of 2012. This designation was accompanied by $285.6 million contract to Texas A&M, most of which came directly from the Federal government while the rest was generated by academic and commercial partners, as well as the state of Texas. To put the magnitude of this project and grant in perspective, John Sharp (Chancellor of Texas A&M University)...Continue Reading!
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If you own a home in Texas or the Brazos Valley there is about a 20% chance that you live under a Homeowners Association, better known as HOAs. If your lifestyle doesn't match that of the HOA you often feel like a victim. In the words of David Dobs, a homeowner in North Atlanta, “It’s like living under communism — someone gets to dictate every possible thing you do.” Dobs’ bitterness, however, was sparked by something of a personal matter. The...Continue Reading!
Independence Day in Aggieland came a few days early this year. While 99% of the nation was most likely gathering fireworks, refreshments, and preparing for their mid-week break, College Station, Texas was celebrating its own independence day: because on July 1st, 2012, Texas A&M University was officially and formally inducted to the Southeastern Conference. While the Aggies might have left the Big 12 Conference several months before, marking their true state of independence, July 1st was the day worth celebrating. For...Continue Reading!
The University of Florida has been around for a while. Their academic standing and consistent national rankings in NCAA athletics have held them as one of the most widely recognized universities. That’s not to mention their original production of the sports drink “Gatorade”, named after the Florida mascot and developed by University of Florida researchers in 1965 to replenish water, carbohydrates and electrolytes. And, of course, there’s the recent NFL celebrity Tim Tebow, graduated from U of F, leading the...Continue Reading!
College Station, Texas was recently recognized on the Forbes website as the 6th best “small place” for business and careers. Among other things, this is confirmation of a popular trend surrounding the city right now. Growth is constant, the economy is prominent, and the market for jobs and real estate matches those of many of the healthiest cities across the nation. Forbes Magazine, internationally known as a leading source for reliable business news and financial information, is likely most famous for...Continue Reading!
The last time the Texas A&M Aggies played the University of Alabama (UA) in an NCAA football game it was 1988 at Kyle Field. Alabama gained an immediate upper-hand, finishing the game with a victorious score of 30 to 10. Since then, the Alabama Crimson Tide has won five national titles, including the their victories in 2009 and 2011. And on November 10th, 2012 Texas A&M is scheduled to play the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. It might be too much...Continue Reading!