July 20, 2012

The Florida Gators are Coming to College Station, Texas

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 […]
July 10, 2012

Facing Down the Crimson Tide: Alabama and Texas A&M in the SEC

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 […]
June 28, 2012

Reopening Of Texas A&M’s Memorial Student Center

The reopening of the Texas A&M’s Memorial Student Center was set for April 21, 2012. This date was actually several months ahead of schedule. The new MSC was originally scheduled to reopen in the summer of 2012. The facility has been under construction since 2009. R. Bowen Loftin said he was “extremely delighted to announce that the Memorial Student Center – a powerful and symbolic living memorial to all fallen Aggies – will officially reopen […]
June 26, 2012

Texas A&M and the University of Missouri Enter the SEC

When Texas A&M University announced their intention of leaving the Big 12 Conference on August 31st of 2011, there were mixed reactions. Many Aggies had been anticipating the potential transfer to the Southeastern Conference and were excited and enthusiastic about the declared resolve. In this moment it was likely that many of them, blinded by their aspirations for the future competition, overlooked the fact that they would be leaving behind their history in the Big […]
May 19, 2012

Demolition and Renewal: a History of the Plaza Hotel in College Station

Almost every Bryan/College Station resident would admit to driving past the abandoned Plaza Hotel occasionally in their weekly routine, if not daily. The seventeen story concrete shell stands at the intersection of Texas Avenue and University Drive, arguably the two busiest streets in the whole city. And after 6:30am on Thursday, May 24th 2012, this once pivotal structure will be reduced to nothing more than a pile of shattered concrete and useless rubble. If you’ve […]
May 3, 2012

Art Abounds in Bryan & College Station, Tx

The phrase “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is something you’ve likely run across at one point or another in your life. It is also probable that on a regular basis you either think about what you count as beautiful or you vocalize it to someone you are with. Beauty is something that unites us and attracts us all, regardless of background, gender or race. But how we define beauty is what sets […]
April 13, 2012

TEXAS A&M Has Been Yarn Bombed!

“I had to tramp down a dirt road in Bryan, Texas. I remember always hugging and kissing her at the door and then pushing my way in to see what she was cooking for our Sunday lunch. I remember, the musty smell of mothballs hanging in the air mingling with the cherry pie on the kitchen table that I wasn’t allowed to touch until after I had eaten all of my meal. I also remember […]
April 4, 2012

The Barracks Townhomes Best Student Housing in Aggieland

The Barracks at Rock Prairie Townhomes is located at 3302 General Parkway near the intersection of Rock Prairie road and Wellborn road in College Station. They offer townhomes for sale or for lease. Varying townhomes are available, beginning at 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and ranging to 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms townhomes.  The location is very convenient and right off of Wellborn road which allows for direct access to campus. It also offers a unique college-community […]
April 2, 2012

TEXAS AGGIE RING – Nothing is a More Prized Possession

Ring Day, perhaps one of the most memorable days of an Aggies’s life, originated with the class of 1889. Anxious Aggies finally earn the chance to join the world of the ring baring Aggie. The rings worn by all Aggie graduates are exactly the same except for the class year. This acts as a link between all Aggies. Everything on the ring represents the values every ring bearer should hold. The shield represents the desire […]