BRAZOS VALLEY LATEST NEWS

January 13, 2015

Why Health Insurance Is Important

As part of the Affordable Care Act, most U.S. citizens were required to have health insurance beginning in 2014. In 2015, there is a penalty if you’re not excluded for a particular reason. Pamela McCauley, Patient Access Manager at College Station Medical Center explains why health insurance is so important.
January 13, 2015

Piney Woods Fine Arts Presents Ruthie Foster Concert

Piney Woods Fine Arts will present a special event concert with the award winning and Grammy-nominated Ruthie Foster, January 31 at Bear Hall in Crockett.
January 13, 2015

Weather Report: Historic Cold Snaps

Q: When did the worst period of cold weather occur in Texas?

A:  The record was more than 100 years ago, says Texas A&M University’s John Nielsen-Gammon, who also serves as the state climatologist. “On February 12, 1899, both Texas and Oklahoma had its coldest weather ever,” he reports.

January 13, 2015

Stay Warm & Conserve Energy

While Bryan Texas Utilities is prepared to respond to high-energy demand, with the colder than normal temperatures there is always the risk of an unexpected energy shortage. To help support the high electric demand expected, BTU customers are encouraged to conserve energy when possible.
January 13, 2015

Sexual Assault Resource Center Advocate Training Class

The Sexual Assault Resource Center will begin its 80th Advocate Training Class on Monday, February 2. The training class is open to individuals interested in serving as advocates for survivors of sexual assault, their family members, and loved ones.
January 13, 2015

Texas Brigades Accepting Applications

The Texas Brigades program is looking for a few good leaders. Actually, they are looking for 170 leaders. The Texas Brigades’ mission is to educate and empower youths with the leadership skills and knowledge in wildlife, fisheries, and land stewardship to become conservation ambassadors for a sustained natural resource legacy.
January 6, 2015

Get Fit in the New Year: Yoga

Try a new way to get fit in the New Year with yoga. We found three great locations to tap into your inner yogi. 
January 6, 2015

Play a Hand for Hospice

It’s time to break out your favorite card game and brush up on your skills; Hospice Auxiliary is hosting its annual “Play a Hand for Hospice” on January 28 at the Miramont Country Club.
January 6, 2015

A Legacy of Gratitude

There are nearly 20 million military veterans and 1.46 million military service members in the United States. As a nation, we celebrate veterans and service members but one aspect of the military is far too often overlooked: the 2 million children of current soldiers and veterans.
January 6, 2015

Cooking Up Education: 50 Men Who Can Cook Fundraiser

CNB Commits to Three-Year $10,000 Top Sponsorship for the CSISD Education Foundation’s 50 Men Who Can Cook
January 6, 2015

B/CS Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Conference

COVER ILLUSTRATION BY BRIAN YEEFollow the money in 2015: new industry, new commercial and residential construction, plus community-wide growth in Bryan and College Station. Add in future growth at Texas A&M and you have the blueprint for information that will be presented at this year's annual Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Conference on January 28.
January 6, 2015

Growing, Growing, Gone

College Station is ranked the second fastest growing city in the nation, followed closely by Bryan at number 17, according to a study completed by Sreekar Jasthi of NerdWallet. Jasthi is an analyst for NerdWallet, a website based out of San Francisco that offers financial advice to users and “transparency as to what cities are prospering across the U.S.” says Jasthi. “Lots of cities growing in Texas.”
December 15, 2014

Holiday Safety Reminders

As the Christmas holiday approaches many of residents will be traveling out of town to visit family and friends.  The local law enforcement offices would like to remind all citizens of some basic safety tips that can help keep you and your valuables safe and may keep you from becoming a victim of crime.
December 15, 2014

Free Flu Shots

The Brazos County Health Department will be providing free flu shots on Thursday, December 18, at the Brazos Valley African American Museum located at 500 E. Pruitt Street in Bryan.
December 15, 2014

A New Map for Poverty

Government assistance programs like Medicaid, food stamps and home heating aid all play an important role in the war against poverty but that assistance is poorly targeted, say two scholars from The Mosbacher Institute