July 15, 2013

Texas A&M President Steps Down

Students at Texas A&M University can expect to see some changes at their new school this year. In a news release published by Texas A&M University, Dr. R. Bowen Loftin announced his plans to resign as President in the beginning of next year. In a statement published by the Houston Chronicle, Loftin said, “my greatest joy has always been found in our students, That being said, I do miss the opportunity to teach and do […]
July 3, 2013

Beat the Heat and Stay Cool This Summer

    The Fourth of July is upon us, and summer celebrations are in full swing in the Brazos Valley. Summer is a time for backyard barbecue, pool parties, vacations and lazy days, a time to get out and enjoy life. But summer is also the deadliest time of the year in our area. Texas is known for being hot, and College Station is no exception. With temperatures soaring past 100, it’s more important than ever […]
July 1, 2013

The Times, They Are A’ Changing`

The twin cities of Bryan/College Station have fallen headlong into very exciting times. The slow and gradual growth of the cities since the days of A&M College of Texas is about to be put into high gear, and the pioneer of most of the changes happening around Aggieland is, not surprisingly, Texas A&M University. A number of factors are responsible for this higher-than-normal speed of growth and development. Primary among these is the university’s initiative […]
May 6, 2013

Storm Shelter in Brazos Valley

When it comes to your family’s safety, you always pray for the best, but sometimes you have to prepare for the worst. Luckily here in the Brazos Valley we are safe from a lot of the inclement weather that folks in other parts of the country have to look out for. However we are still at risk of tornados touching down and causing havoc. If you and your family have ever discussed the possibility of […]
May 1, 2013

Thank Goodness It’s First Friday

Downtown Bryan is full of things to do on a Friday night, and  First Fridays in Downtown Bryan have even more to offer. Every first Friday of the month Downtown comes alive with sights and sounds the locals bring together. There are art galleries where you can meet and talk with the artist at hand.  Musicians are on almost every block playing for a little cash, but mostly to have a lot of fun.  Almost […]
March 27, 2013

5th Annual Acappellooza at TAMU

If you have never had the experience of going to TAMU’s HardChord DynaMix Acappellooza, then you don’t know what you’re missing.  This past Saturday marked the 5th annual Acappellooza, it was quite a treat.  The group who host’s this show, HardChord Dyna-Mix, is a great co-ed a cappella group and A&M.  The only instrument this group needs is its voice, and what a voice it is.  They perform contemporary songs ranging from Paramore to Carrie […]
February 15, 2013

Local Dojo holds Retreat 2013 – Montoya’s Shorin Kempo Karate

  February 8-10, 2013 Hanshi Raymond L. Montoya was an active police officer in Bryan, Texas, for 27 years.  He was involved in training and recruiting and was a Pressure Point Control Tactics (PPCT) instructor.  Currently, he holds the following martial arts ranks: Hanshi Raymond L. Montoya 9th dan:  American Shorin Kempo Karate under Hanshi Terry L. Bryan, 9th dan 6th dan:  Shaolin Kempo/Mu Ying Tao under Dr. Harold Mayle, 10th degree (through Terry L. […]
February 14, 2013

Aggieland Saturday

Consider yourself warned. On February 16th thousands of high school juniors and seniors will descend with their hopeful parents on Aggieland. Expect move-in weekend amounts of traffic as the uninitiated try to maneuver their way around a rapidly changing campus. All of this hubbub will be caused by Aggieland Saturday, the annual campus-wide open house put on to court bright youngsters interested in Texas A&M. And with Johnny Manziel’s Heisman win bringing national attention to […]
February 4, 2013

New Build Homes vs Resale Homes

Buying a home is an emotional experience.  It is exciting and your emotions will naturally go up and down through the entire process.  I remember when I built my home.  I picked my builder, wrote the contract, made selections and everything was great until day of closing.  My stomach was in my throat, it was hard to swallow and thank goodness the Title Company offered me some cookies and water.   My husband just smiled and […]