BRAZOS VALLEY LATEST NEWS

May 18, 2015

College Reunion Edition: Road Trip Texas

Texas offers a variety of road trip destinations that cater to adventurous broke college students or young-at-hearts looking for a different kind of vacation.
May 18, 2015

A Lesson in Creative Retreat: Learning Pottery

There’s a quiet elegance in a carefully designed coffee mug. The contour of the lip to the base. The trajectory of the handle. The varying essence in basic architecture. Perhaps the real beauty of said mug lies in the contents: coffee or tea. The coffee mug in itself is an archetype for the book and cover cliché: an ugly mug, devoid of leaks, still holds good coffee.
May 18, 2015

Parks & Recreation: Summer Fun

The cities of Bryan and College Station offer fun, sun, splash and dash options for people – and dogs with people. The city websites for Bryan and College Station each list 50+ parks, trails and recreation facilities ensuring there is a perfect fit for your brand of recreation.
May 18, 2015

New OPAS 2015-16 Lineup

The “Positively Enchanting” season includes three Broadway national tours
(Beauty And The Beast, Million Dollar Quartet, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), performances by VoicePlay, The Hot Sardines, Texas Native Grady Gaines, Cirque Mechanics and a mystery concert event starring a legend to be announced soon.
May 18, 2015

The Art of Going Solo At the Movies

It takes a certain type of person to brave going to a movie theater alone. I am one of those rare few. According to the 2014 Harris Poll, only four in 25 Americans prefer to go to the movies alone. I started going to the movies by myself for one simple reason – I love movies and I was tired of waiting on my friends or family to see the next hit (or flop) with me.
May 18, 2015

Downtown Bryan: Take a walk

When you think of ghosts, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Creaking doors, unexplained footsteps, or eerie whispers?  How about an old, abandoned building with peeling paint and a mysterious back-story?  What probably does not immediately come to mind is Bryan, Texas. Yet, one of Downtown Bryan’s most popular attractions is a ghost tour that explores the creepy history of rumored spirits in some of the historic buildings.
May 18, 2015

Camping Companion

For those who enjoy the great outdoors, camping during the springtime can be a perfect weekend getaway.  However, if you don’t want to leave your four-legged friends behind while setting out on your adventure, try bringing them along. 
May 18, 2015

The Town Formerly Known as Plasterville: Bringing Back Mayberry

As the crow flies east of Bryan/College Station and at the point where radio reception turns static, the idyllic town of Bedias patiently waits. Squirrels run along the quiet Main Street making a game of provoking the birds. The entire setting is worthy of a Norman Rockwell postcard. Time seems to run more slowly. While the second hand lags, whispers from the town’s past roll through the single blinking stoplight and into the Bedias Library and Museum.
May 18, 2015

American Heart Association’s Red Heart Ball

The American Heart Association Heart Ball is a nationwide event that celebrates our mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke,” says Brittany Cervantes, AHA corporate market director for Bell, Brazos & Walker counties. The American Heart Association will host the Brazos Valley “Ravishing in Red” Heart Ball on June 5 at the Miramont Country Club.
May 18, 2015

Renowned Sound: Round Top Music Festival

Founded 45 years ago by concert pianist James Dick, the Round Top Festival Institute annually selects, after challenging auditions, 95 talented young artists –from over 600 applicants – who reside for six weeks and study with distinguished international faculty.
May 5, 2015

Property Owners’ Rights Conference

The public is invited to attend an educational seminar to discuss the rights of Texas property owners facing condemnation and eminent-domain proceedings.
April 28, 2015

Blinn Choral Spring Concert

The Blinn College-Bryan campus Choral Union will explore the emotions evoked by the night during its upcoming Spring Concert.
April 28, 2015

May First Friday

First Friday in Downtown Bryan is this Friday, May 1. A full line up of performances will play at both the Palace and Sale Park throughout the night.
April 28, 2015

Weather Report: California Drought vs Texas Drought

For most of Texas, the five-year-long drought has eased considerably, but not so for California, where conditions are the driest in the past 1,200 years. 
April 28, 2015

The Retirement of Reveille VIII

Texas A&M University will host a celebration Wednesday, April 29, marking the retirement of Reveille VIII, the university’s outgoing mascot. The celebration is open to the public and will be held at the Clayton Williams Jr. Alumni Center.