“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.
Getting kids outdoors and actively engaged in learning is a tough task in a day where TV and video games seem to come first. But that is exactly what Project Learning Tree’s Walk in the Forest aims to do—starting with teachers.
Dr. Marcelo Bussiki is a musician, conductor, educator, and musical director of the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra. The acclaimed conductor is also the equivalent of a Brazilian knight after being bestowed with the title of “Oficial,” the highest honor Brazil’s executive power confer upon an artist.
The mid-morning sun shines into the windows of The Village Cafe, outlining a tall figure. Daniel Gonzales waves at an employee as he sits, his long fingers, callused from hours of playing guitar, wrapped around an iced coffee.