BRAZOS VALLEY LATEST NEWS

May 1, 2012

Police Officers Unite to Host Take 25 for Kid Safety

Take 25 will take place Thursday, May 24, at Grand Station from 4-7pm. The Bryan and College Station Police Departments, Texas A&M University Police Department and […]
May 1, 2012

FamFest 2012: Families Helping Families Prevent Child Abuse

Country Star Rodney Atkins will headline Family Fest 2012 at Wolf Pen Creak on May 12.

Family Fest 2012 will take over Wolf Pen Creek in College Station on May 12 with a daylong lineup of music, food and kid-friendly activities all in support of a local nonprofit that has family at the heart of its mission. Country music award winner Rodney Atkins will be headlining at this unprecedented Brazos Valley family event.

Atkins’ country music career is rich with accomplishment including six number one hits like “Watching You” and “These Are My People” to his most recent smashes, “Take A Back Road,” and “Farmer’s Daughter.” His work has been nominated for multiple awards including Song of the Year, Top Album of the Year, Top Male Vocalist and more.

Atkins’ life hasn’t always been so blessed; his infancy seemed very bleak at first having survived three adoptions. Rodney was born to a frightened teenager who became pregnant after a traumatic first date. She chose adoption for him instead of having an abortion, but her plans took some time to hit their mark. His first adoptive parents soon returned him to the adoption agency after he developed a major respiratory illness. He was adopted a second time, but once again the adoptive parents were not prepared to handle his health issues. By the third adoption, Rodney had a permanent home with Allan and Margaret Atkins. Now, as a wildly successful country music artist, Rodney Atkins has become the spokesperson for the National Council on Adoption. 

May 1, 2012

StageCenter Theatre Presents “Black Comedy”

The show begins at 7:30pm Thursday-Saturday. StageCenter Theatre will present Peter Shaffer’s Brirish comedy, “Black Comedy,” Thursday-Saturday through May 12. Struggling artist Brindsley Miller and his fiancée […]
April 28, 2012

Community Theatre Around The Brazos Valley

Bring the whole family to experience local theater at its best with these performances by Troupe Over the Hill and StageCenter Theatre.  Troupe Over The Hill […]
April 25, 2012

Brazos Valley Symphony Hosts Derby Day Gala Fundraiser

The Derby Day Gala Fundraiser will be May 5 at the Hilton Bluebonnet Ballroom. On May 5 beginning at 4pm, the Brazos Valley Symphony will host […]
April 25, 2012

Make Plans: First Friday, Viz-A-Gogo & BV Chorale

First Friday First Friday is back again for the month of May. Stop by Downtown Bryan Friday May 4 until 9 p.m. and experience live music, […]
April 25, 2012

Solve the Viz-A-Gogo 19 Murder Mystery!

The Viz-A-Gogo art exhibit is May 3-5 at the Federal Building in Downtown Bryan. Video creations will be screened at the Palace Theatre at 8:30pm Friday […]
April 24, 2012

Texas Hummingbird Author To Visit Bryan Public Library

The event will take place at the 2nd Floor Meeting room in the Clara B. Mounce Public Library.Jeanette Larson, Texas Hummingbird author, will visit the Clara […]
April 24, 2012

Sunday: The Brazos Breeze Flute Choir Spring Concert

The Brazos Breeze Flute Choir will hold their annual spring concert on Sunday, April 29, at the A&M United Methodist Church on University Drive in College […]
April 23, 2012

The BBB Announces Torch Award Recipients

The Better Business Bureau team announced the winners of the 2012 BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics on Tuesday, April 19. The luncheon was held at […]
April 23, 2012

Annual Coach Blair Golf Classic

Registration for the Golf Classic ends April 27.Gary Blair, head coach of the Women's Basketball Team at Texas A&M, is not stranger to winning. But when hosts the 9th Annual Coach Gary Blair Charities Celebrity Golf Classic on Friday, May 4, it won't matter what place Blair's athletes finish that he will remember -- it's the pure joy of participating. Blair says the first time he placed a medal around a child's neck at the Special Olympics that he was hooked. It didn't matter if the child was receiving a 1st place medal or 6th, the joy he saw in their eyes was indescribable.

"It's called the Special Olympics because these kids are truly special," says Blair, who has been involved with the Special Olympics for more than 20 years.

April 22, 2012

365DealsforU Expands Markets With Acquisition

The popular daily deal site, 365DealsforU.com, has expanded its market to reach Austin and Boulder, Colorado, by acquiring CollegeMint.com. The website is separate from 365Deals, but […]
April 17, 2012

Messina Hof’s Grape Stomp Competition To Benefit American Heart Association

Participants from Messina Hof’s 2010 Grape Stomp Competition are working hard to squish those grapes. Messina Hof’s Wine & Roses Festival is a celebration of spring […]
April 16, 2012

Celebrity Softball Classic & Family Fun Night April 27

Don’t miss out on the B/CS Chamber’s 4th Annual Celebrity Softball Classic at the Brazos Valley Bank Ball Park on April 27 from 6pm to 9pm. […]
April 16, 2012

Technology For All: Free Computer Classes at Libraries

The TFA classes are free and run for 3 hours.Technology For All is offering free computer and digital literacy classes at the Clara B. Mounce Public […]