BRAZOS VALLEY LATEST NEWS

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 […]
April 16, 2012

‘Visas for Freedom: Spanish Diplomats and the Holocaust’ at Bush Library and Museum

"Visas for Freedom: Spanish Diplomats and the Holocaust" will be on display at the Bush Library and Museum until April 29.The George Bush Library and Museum will host “Visas for Freedom: Spanish Diplomats and the Holocaust” in memoriam of Holocaust Remembrance Day through April 29.

Documents and photographs in honor of Spanish diplomats who used their position to save the lives of thousands of Jews during World War II will be displayed to memorialize their humanitarian work.

Mayor Jason Bienski of Bryan and Mayor Nancy Berry of College Station have issued a joint proclamation in support of the exhibit and are calling all community members to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 19.  

“This exhibit shows our community an example of service and selflessness that all of us should strive to achieve,” Bienski says. “The City of Bryan is proud to help sponsor an exhibit that honors and remembers this important history.”

“The story told through this exhibit is important for people of all ages and backgrounds to understand,” Berry says. “The Spanish people are to be commended for allowing the safe passage of the Jewish people fleeing from the Holocaust.”

The exhibit is free and available for viewing in the Bush Library and Museum’s rotunda. For more information, visit http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/visas.
April 9, 2012

Order Up! Congregation Beth Shalom’s Deli On The Brazos

Congregation Beth Shalom’s Deli on the Brazos is April 23 from 11am-2pm.Deadline to order is April 16.Deadline to order a delicious box lunch from Congregation Beth […]
April 9, 2012

Ladies Night, Festivals & More With Raindrop Turkish House

Ladies Coffee Night at Raindrop Turkish House gives insight into the Turkish culture.The public is invited to Raindrop Turkish House for its monthly seminar on Thursday, […]
April 9, 2012

See History Sunday: Union Pacific’s 150th Birthday & Engine No. 844

Steam Engine No. 844 was the last steam engine Union Pacific built. Experience Union Pacific’s 150th Birthday Party in Hearne on Sunday, April 15, beginning at […]
April 9, 2012

B/CS Chamber Events: Job Fair, Softball Classic & Business After Hours

The B/CS Chamber of Commerce has several networking opportunities beginning with the Job Fair Wednesday, April 11.The B/CS Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair […]
April 4, 2012

This is Larry’s Story

Larry Hodges, age 45 and in the best shape of his adult life, was sure he was having a stroke. story by Angelique Gammon, photos by Marci Greenbaum, Specialties Photography

It was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Not unusually, Larry was at his desk at Copy Corner early. Dressed in sweats, his plan was to finish at his office for the morning and head to the gym for a workout before showering and getting dressed for an evening engagement.

Gym time figured large in Larry’s routine. About five years before he’d had one of those age-related reappraisals and come to the conclusion that the years between 30 and 40 had been too fast: too fast food; too fast and furious entrepreneurial lifestyle; too fast on his way to being heavier than he’d ever been in his life.

So he changed gears, started working out and eating better and dropped the excess weight.

Thinking back on that morning Larry says he felt great, even better than when he was 15 years younger. Life was good.

“I was about ready to go work out. Then I felt lightheaded,” Larry recalls, “but I’d had that before.” He wasn’t really worried, thinking maybe it was leftover from a winter cold. “I didn’t feel bad really,” he explains, “just odd.”  

Then his left foot went numb.

April 4, 2012

MSC OPAS Presents ‘Unsinkable’ April 17-18

MSC OPAS will host “Unsinkable Women: Stories & Songs from the Titanic” April 17-18 at Rudder Theatre on the Texas A&M Univeristy campus. While touring the […]
April 4, 2012

Scholar’s Cup 5K & 10K April 15; Teal Ribbon 5K April 21

40th Anniversary Celebration & Scholar’s Cup 5K & 10K Sunday, April 15, St. Michael’s Episcopal School will host the Scholar’s Cup 5K and 10K. Both races […]
April 4, 2012

Stroke? Think F-A-S-T

Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of their face droop

Arm: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

Speech: Ask the person to say, "The sky is blue." Does their speech sound slurred or strange?

Time: Time is IMPORTANT. Stroke is an EMERGENCY!

TOP 5 SYMPTOMS OF A STROKE

1. Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg (especially on one side of the body)

2. Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech

3. Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes

4. Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination

5. Sudden severe headache with no known cause

If you experience any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately. 

On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, dies of stroke every four minutes and 795,000 people will suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year in the U.S.

Source: www.st-joseph.org/strokecare        

What is a stroke?

A stroke is what happens when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. Brain cells in the immediate area begin to die because of a lack of oxygen. The two most common types of strokes are ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke.

The more common ischemic stroke is caused by blockage in a blood vessel leading to the brain, either fatty deposits from the walls of arteries or blood clots that travel to brain.

A hemorrhagic stroke is when a blood vessel in the brain bursts destroying the brain tissue around it. Hemorrhagic stokes are more common in patients with high blood pressure or an aneurysm, a weakness in the wall of a blood vessel.

April 4, 2012

Make Plans: Dancing, Book Sale, Trash Off & More

Dancing For The Health Of It April 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Brazos County Expo, Health For All will host the 3rd […]
April 2, 2012

Brazos Valley Earth Day April 21 At Wolf Pen Creek, plus Wander ID Registration

Celebrate our natural and cultural environments during the 17th annual Brazos Valley Earth Day celebration at College Station’s Wolf Pen Creek April 21 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Educational booths will include rainwater harvesting, backyard composting, green lawn care techniques and alternative transportation. The Kid’s Zone will include an inflatable bounce and obstacle course and environmental story times.

Band Vocal Trash will perform from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., making “music in harmony with the environment by fusing world class singing, industrial style drumming, award winning break-dancing and comedy antics into a unique and uplifting experience.”

April 2, 2012

Better Business Bureau Torch Awards & Centennial Celebration

The Torch Awards hosted by the Better Business Bureau will honor three businesses for Marketplace Ethics at the Pebble Creek Country Club from 11:30am to 1:30pm […]
April 2, 2012

Friday & Saturday: Fiddler On the Roof!

Adults and children will both enjoy this dinner theatre production of the classic Fiddler on the Roof by the Fine Arts department of Frist Methodist Church […]
April 2, 2012

Saturday is Last Day to Support Huggyz 4 Hope Diaper Drive

The freshman class of 2015 has made it their mission to collect 70,000 diapers to donate to the Hope Pregnancy Center.The freshman class at KOR Education School is having a Huggyz 4 Hope diaper drive to support the Hope Pregnancy Center. The kickoff for the drive begins April 12 and will continue until April 21. They have set an impressive and challenging goal of collecting at least 70,000 diapers to verify Hope Pregnancy’s mission.

The project is part of KOR’s class service initiative. The children considered a number of community service projects but have chosen Hope Pregnancy because of the organizations dedication to assist couples and individuals during crisis pregnancies.

April 12 will kick-off the first day of drop-off donations at KOR from 12:30-1:30pm at Parkway Baptist Church. A celebration at the Hope Pregnancy Center will conclude the event on April 21. The event will feature music, food and the total amount of diapers collected will be announced at 8pm. The event is come and go from 4-8pm.