Texas A&M University is renowned for its engineering program, and the students of Dwight Look College of Engineering have emerged to make incredible contributions to society.
Art Never Tasted So Good
From artisticly embellished lattes to colorful macaroons, the culinary geniuses at 1541 Coffee & Pastries are sure to delight your taste buds with a host of confectionary bliss.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service is now accepting applications for the the Brazos County 2015 Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course until December 1.
United Way of the Brazos Valley and Brazos Valley Council of Governments are working to make Volunteer Brazos Valley the top place for volunteers to connect with opportunities in the community.
The Raindrop Foundation will be participating in a blanket drive organized by Embrace Relief in collaboration with the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) from November 1 through November 22. It is an effort to collect blankets for refugees who have fled Syria and Iraq for Turkey due to the erupting violence in Syria and Iraq. The effort is to help Syrian and Iraqi refugee families in need during the harsh winter months what will soon be upon them.
The Bryan College Station Convention and Visitor Bureau is partnering with Twin City Mission to host a community coat drive. The BCS CVB will serve as one of the official coat collection points for the Twin City Mission coat drive, beginning on Wednesday, November 5 and running through November 19.
Horticulture has been a popular field of interest at Texas A&M University since the beginning of the university itself. The students in the department are passionate about their work, and in 2009, several took it upon themselves to establish an on-campus garden.
The horticulture students gained inspiration for the farm as a way to apply lectures while obtaining hands-on gardening experience. The project was dubbed the “Howdy Farm.”
College Station is ranked the second fastest growing city in the nation, followed closely by Bryan at number 17, according to a study completed by Sreekar Jasthi of NerdWallet. Jasthi is an analyst for NerdWallet, a website based out of San Francisco that offers financial advice to users and “transparency as to what cities are prospering across the U.S.” says Jasthi. “Lots of cities growing in Texas.”
“I really love whiskey,” says Cody Schilling. When asked his favorite, he answers with an all-encompassing, “yes.” At the first hint of cold, Schilling says he abandons his favorite summertime drink of gin, and pours into his love affair with whiskey.
The three houses lining the street expose only bones as workers toil and tackle more of the structure at hand. The new homes will soon belong to citizens seeking a helping hand to transform their lives in ways they never thought feasible. This advancement embodies the entire purpose of Habitat for Humanity, an organization dedicated to building homes for low-income families.
“Nothing that we have you’ll find in a grocery store,” says Brad Stufflebeam, lit by the skylight of the Home Sweet Farm Market. An old plow hangs like a chandelier from the open rafters of the market, dangling over shelves of locally sourced harvest and the Stufflebeam family. A couple walks in, as Jenny Stufflebeam greets them with a hug and Brad offers a hearty handshake.
“Come celebrate the world at Brazos Valley Worldfest,’” says Kim Fox, festival coordinator and manager, community programs in public partnership and outreach of Texas A&M University. “Our mission is to promote and celebrate the international diversity and heritage of the Brazos Valley.”
“We don’t take ourselves too seriously – we take the beer making seriously,” says Josh Bass. Surrounded by stacks of kegs, fluorescent lights reflecting off of the row of silver fermenters, Bass sits comfortably in Brazos Valley Brewery’s 7700 square feet. “I fell into it because it was fun,” says Bass.