BRAZOS VALLEY LATEST NEWS

March 17, 2015

Workforce Grant Awarded to Blinn

Texas Workforce Commissioner Ronald G. Congleton presented Blinn College with a grant for $115,145 to provide safety and skills training for almost 200 employees at a new pipe mill located in Bryan.
March 17, 2015

Katy Scott Joins Ronald McDonald House Charities in Brazos Valley

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas has announced the appointment of Katy Scott as the Director of Community Engagement Brazos Valley.
March 17, 2015

Local Pianist & Composer Present “Just A House” Benefit Concert

First Christian Church and local pianist Greg Tivis present “Just a House,” a musical program benefitting Habit for Humanity that debuts the works of local composer Cheryl Aufderheide, hosted by Saint Thomas Episcopal Church on Sunday afternoon at 2:30, March 22.  
March 17, 2015

Former Transportation Secretary to Headline Lecture Series

Ray LaHood, former United States Secretary of Transportation, will be at Texas A&M University Bush School to give the 2015 ConocoPhillips White House Lecture on March 25. Known as a bipartisan leader and skilled conciliator, LaHood will speak on the challenges to governing in a highly partisan political environment.
March 17, 2015

11th Annual Tribute Luncheon

The Community Foundation of the Brazos Valley will host the 11th Annual Tribute Luncheon presented by BB&T on Tuesday, April 14, from 11:30am to 1pm at the Hilton College Station & Conference Center.
March 17, 2015

Local Donations Provide Upgrade for WIC Office

When Amy Rensvold, with the local Women, Infants and Children’s (WIC) office called Stearns Design Build she was hoping to get a bid to have some laminate countertops replaced.
March 10, 2015

First Lady of Aggieland Selected

Texas A&M University’s mascot-in-waiting has been selected—a female collie, in keeping with the university’s decades-old tradition—and is scheduled to assume her role May 9 as Reveille IX.
March 10, 2015

Strawberry Production Expanding in Texas

Having fresh, local strawberries within reach across Texas is getting closer to reality, though growers and researchers alike say producing the popular fresh fruit is a new field altogether.
March 10, 2015

Texas Ranger Day

The Burton Heritage Society hosts the fifth annual Texas Ranger Day in historic Burton with an action-packed day that benefits the restoration of Mt. Zion Historical Chapel on March 14.
March 10, 2015

Texas Dept. of Agriculture Market Recap

For the week ending February 28, Texas auctions quoted feeder cattle prices mostly higher, ranging from $2 to $4 higher per hundredweight.
March 9, 2015

17th Annual Chamber of Commerce Crawfish Boil

It is almost time for the 17th Annual Crawfish boil hosted by the B/CS Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Council.  Enjoy delicious crawfish and live entertainment at the Brazos County Expo on Friday, March 20 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. 
March 9, 2015

Money Matters: Lemonade Day

It would not be summer in Texas without an ice-cold glass of lemonade to keep you cool in the sweltering heat.  Thanks to the annual Lemonade Day program, there will be plenty of lemonade stands from which to purchase that glass of lemonade on May 3.
March 9, 2015

Home & Garden Tour: Honoring Our Past– Embracing Our Future

The Bryan/College Station Woman’s Club’s 47th Annual House and Garden Tour and Luncheon will be Wednesday, April 15, from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. In honor of The Woman’s Club’s 120th year, the theme for this year’s tour is “Honoring Our Past -- Embracing Our Future.”
March 9, 2015

Home, Health & Happiness: City Homesteading

On an unseasonably warm Saturday afternoon, Lavell and Andrea Merritt are toiling in their expansive garden. Lines of neat dirt rows crisscross with a few red and green lettuce sprouts joining tiny carrot tops in peeking through the soil. Nearby, chickens cluck in their homey coop.
March 9, 2015

BVSO 3rd Annual Premiere Market

The Brazos Valley Symphony Society is bringing high-end merchants and shoppers together again for the 3rd Annual Premiere Market Fundraiser at the Brazos County Expo Complex, April 9 through 11.