BRAZOS VALLEY LATEST NEWS

November 4, 2014

Health For All Open House

Health For All has moved to a new location, and will host an open house November 10 from 5:30 to 7:00pm.
November 3, 2014

Weather Report: Deadly Weather

Weather Report question: What type of weather kills the most people?
November 3, 2014

A Howdy Harvest

Horticulture has been a popular field of interest at Texas A&M University since the beginning of the university itself. The students in the department are passionate about their work, and in 2009, several took it upon themselves to establish an on-campus garden.

The horticulture students gained inspiration for the farm as a way to apply lectures while obtaining hands-on gardening experience. The project was dubbed the “Howdy Farm.”

November 3, 2014

Holiday Spirits

“I really love whiskey,” says Cody Schilling. When asked his favorite, he answers with an all-encompassing, “yes.” At the first hint of cold, Schilling says he abandons his favorite summertime drink of gin, and pours into his love affair with whiskey.
November 3, 2014

Building Dreams

The three houses lining the street expose only bones as workers toil and tackle more of the structure at hand. The new homes will soon belong to citizens seeking a helping hand to transform their lives in ways they never thought feasible.  This advancement embodies the entire purpose of Habitat for Humanity, an organization dedicated to building homes for low-income families.
November 3, 2014

Home Sweet Farm for the Holiday

“Nothing that we have you’ll find in a grocery store,” says Brad Stufflebeam, lit by the skylight of the Home Sweet Farm Market.  An old plow hangs like a chandelier from the open rafters of the market, dangling over shelves of locally sourced harvest and the Stufflebeam family. A couple walks in, as Jenny Stufflebeam greets them with a hug and Brad offers a hearty handshake.
November 3, 2014

Around the World in 2 Days

“Come celebrate the world at Brazos Valley Worldfest,’” says Kim Fox, festival coordinator and manager, community programs in public partnership and outreach of Texas A&M University. “Our mission is to promote and celebrate the international diversity and heritage of the Brazos Valley.”
November 3, 2014

Men With Six Packs

“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.
November 3, 2014

A Twist on the Average Farmers’ Market

Entering the outdoor market known as the Farm Patch emits a fresh combination of crisp produce and plants with complimenting vibrant colors.  Customers leisurely shop around the delectable fruits and vegetables, but owner Mark Scarmardo moves swiftly through the displayed crates eager to assist anyone looking for their favorite ingredients.
November 3, 2014

The Buzz on ‘Mad Honey’

From licking toads to pouring vodka into the eyes (don’t try these at home), folks have invented some crazy ways to catch a buzz, but one way just might be the sweetest (but still stupid). It’s called “mad honey” and even though most people have probably never heard of it, this honey with hallucinogenic properties has been around since ancient times.
November 3, 2014

Caution Urged: Prevent the Spread of Oak Wilt

Firewood is an important commodity to Texans, whether it is used for firing up the barbecue pit or for warming up on a chilly winter morning. And with cooler temperatures arriving, now is the time to pay close attention to the firewood you are picking up and storing for use in winter. Transporting and storing diseased wood can actually spread the devastating oak wilt fungus.   
October 27, 2014

Community Pumpkin Patch

Each October, The Farm Patch opens their doors to a free pumpkin patch complete with an abundant assortment of pumpkins that vary in size and color.
October 27, 2014

Educational Walk in the Forest

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.
October 27, 2014

Chocolate Covered Disaster

The Halloween season brings with it much amusement and excitement, and one anticipated tradition is the variety of chocolate you have an excuse to enjoy. While all of these Halloween treats may only bring your children a sugar rush and a tummy ache, it can do much more serious damage to your pets.
October 21, 2014

Haunted History: Downtown Bryan Ghost Tours

“Once the owners figured out they weren’t the only ones experiencing things, everyone wanted to tell their story,” says Debbie Jasek, co-founder of the Ghost Tours in Downtown Bryan.