BRAZOS VALLEY LATEST NEWS

November 6, 2012

Friday & Saturday: Visit Brazos Valley Worldfest

The annual Brazos Valley Worldfest will be held Friday and Saturday at the Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater. The free event promotes and celebrates the diversity and heritage […]
November 2, 2012

Hunter’s Wives Get the Bucks Weekend in Caldwell

  November 2-3: Hunter’s Wives “Get the Bucks!” Weekend Burleson County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a weekend for hunter’s wives where they can take advantage of […]
October 29, 2012

A&M Architecture Professor and Woodcarver

Texas A&M Presidential Professor Rodney Hill grew up with two artist parents, so he has never thought it was unusual to create something out of nothing. As a child, he would create Christmas decorations for his front yard out of simple materials, and the other children at school would bring him reams of papers to make drawings for them.

From that early start, Hill has become a well-known face around his new neighborhood, the Texas A&M University campus, as a beloved tenured professor of architecture with an incredibly interesting secondary profession – woodcarving.

October 25, 2012

73-year-old to Run 26.2 Miles… Again

Ramiro Galindo is not shy about sharing his view that using age as an excuse to not exercise is “bogus.” He also isn’t shy about challenging his friends to follow the exercise pathway to good health.

Galindo will turn 74 on October 5, just before he will compete in the BCS Marathon on December 9,

October 25, 2012

Wounded Warrior Shares His Story

On July 15, 2010, nine months after deploying to Afghanistan, Army Capt. David Inbody’s life exploded. An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that had been set for Inbody’s convoy hit its target.

David Inbody stands for the first time with a temporary prosthetic foot at the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio. On November 16, Brazos Charities will raise funds for the Warrior and Family Support Center at the Center for the Intrepid where Inbody and his familly recovered. Details about the "Saluting Our Wounded Warriors" event are below.

“A lot of violent groups didn’t like the Americans or Afghan government presence there,” says Inbody. He was riding in a large armored truck when the bomb went off with devastating repercussions. Inbody suffered life-altering injuries including one that lead to the amputation of his right foot below the ankle.

Inbody’s army commanders began trying to reach his wife Tiffany at work, many time zones away at Texas A&M University’s General Services Complex in College Station. Tiffany had stepped out of her office for a meeting, and for the first time since her husband’s deployment, left her cell phone behind.

 

October 25, 2012

Be Well: Finding Anti-inflammatory Foods

Inflammation is a part of the body’s natural defense system against injury and disease: the immune system calls up cells to devour or disrupt invaders and the inflammation eventually goes away.

Chronic inflammation is another story – it is actually a disease – when the system has gone into overdrive and instead of protecting our body it starts to kill us,

October 25, 2012

Zumba!

Four months ago, I walked into a Zumbathon hosted by Piranha Fitness benefitting The Princess Project not having a clue what Zumba was except some kind of exercise. The music was too loud, I learned 42 ways my hips didn’t move, and I signed up on the spot. That kind of sums up Zumba.

October 25, 2012

Get Involved With the BCS Marathon + Half Marathon

Groups are encouraged to volunteer as Cheering Stations along the course at this year's BCS Marathon, ranked one of the top marathons in Texas after its first year. New is a Kids Marathon the day before.Look at your mental picture of a marathon runner: is it a college age sylph with a high pony or a hard body twenty-year-old dude running for the beer after the race? You need to get a new picture. “Most people would be surprised to learn that when the expected 3,000+ runners line up at the start of the Scott& White Healthcare BCS Marathon + Half Marathon, the average runner is a 32-year-old mother with a couple of children who has never done sports competitively,” says race director Chris Field.

With 2,350 runners already registered for the December 9 marathon and half marathon, the single largest demographic by far is women age 30-39. Men comprise 55 percent of the marathon registrants; women are dominating the half marathon at 68 percent. Why does it matter? Because regardless of your age or fitness background, whether you are in the race or cheering runners somewhere along the course, “everybody who goes to a marathon is inspired,” says Field. Inspiration could easily be the BCS Marathon’s theme.

October 24, 2012

It’s Rocky Horror Time at the Theatre Company

The Theatre Comapny’s Monster Bash Halloween fundraiser presentation of The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be presented for only three performances Friday, October 26, at 8pm […]
October 24, 2012

Monday & Tuesday: Catch it if you can!

You can catch the MSC OPAS presentation of Catch Me If You Can Monday and Tuesday at 7:30pm in Rudder Auditorium. Based on the hit DreamWorks […]
October 24, 2012

Calling all Women: Habitat Has Special Weekends Just for You!

Local women working together to build two Habitat homes will raise the walls this Saturday and they are looking for women volunteers to come help them.

Habitat for Humanity will begin construction on the 6th Circle of Women house on Saturday at 8am in the new Faith subdivision along Martin Luther King Drive between Military and Bradley streets. Volunteer days are Saturdays until December 15 (except Thanksgiving weekend). This is a Women Build House and volunteers are especially needed the afternoon of October 27, but there is room for 4-6 volunteers most other Saturdays.  Contact Ryan Pierce at volunteer@habitatbcs.org or call (979) 703-1895 for more information and to sign up.

This Saturday is a special day for two Bryan mothers. Thanks to dozens of local women, Ella Foster and Chelsea Toliver will start building their news homes that day. 

B/CS Habitat for Humanity is excited to announce the first ever Aggie Women Build along with the sixth Circle of Women Build. Both home builds kick off this Saturday at 8:00 a.m., when nearly 50 women will raise the walls on two houses in Habitat’s new Faith Subdivision. 

October 17, 2012

Sunday: Brazos Breeze Flute Choir Halloween Concert

The Brazos Breeze Flute Choir will perform their annual fall concert Sunday, October 21, at A&M United Methodist Church beginning at 6 p.m. The church is […]
October 17, 2012

Saturday: Bake With Blue Baker During Bread Bakers Guild of America Open House

Reserve a place at one of several behind-the-scenes tours and opportunities to bake with Blue Baker’s artisan bakers during Saturday’s Bread Bakers Guild of America open […]
October 16, 2012

Genome Exhibit at the Bush Library and Museum

The exhibit will continue at the George Bush Library through July. Make plans to visit the fascinating new exhibit “Genome: The Secret of How Life Works” in the Ansary Gallery of American History at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University. The exhibit will be on display through July 5, 2013.

Designed for all ages, the Genome exhibit explores the nature and impact of advances in genome research through visually rich environments, interactives, artifacts and multi- media presentations.

In conjunction with the Genome exhibit, there will be monthly issues forums by experts discussing a wide range of topics related to genetics, health, agriculture and more.  

October 14, 2012

Q&A With Martha Graham Company: On Modern Dance & ‘Appalachian Spring’

MSC OPAS presents the Martha Graham Dance Company, Tuesday, October 23, in Rudder Auditorium.

MSC OPAS will present the Martha Graham Company performing their signature ballet “Appalachian Spring” with members of Brazos Valley Symphony providing the music on October 23. Janet Eilber, artistic director of Martha Graham Company, discusses modern dance, their acclaimed ballet, and why the Company is excited to perform in the Brazos Valley.  

Who is Martha Graham? Why is your company named after her?

“Martha Graham was one of the pioneers of modern dance and is recognized as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Her radical new stlye of dance in the 1930s used socially infused subjects and emotional themes paired with a powerful, risk-taking physicality. She developed contemporary dance as an American art form, which the nation has since shared with the world.”

Martha Graham started her company in 1926 with a group of young women who had been drawn to her creative work. They began teaching this new style, which eventually evolved into the Martha Graham School, now the oldest school of modern dance in the world.

Did Martha Graham create any new techniques of dance?

“Yes, she created a style of movement that is based on natural body language.  It’s very expressive type of dance.  The Graham technique includes Graham’s famous discovery – the contraction and the release, which are the driving movements behind all of Graham’s choreography.”