BRAZOS VALLEY LATEST NEWS

August 12, 2014

Princeton Review and NerdWallet Rank College Station

College Station is among the nation’s top 10 cities for work-life balance and for great “town-gown” relations, according to separate online rankings released this week. The Princeton Review and NerdWallet rank College Station among best in U.S.
August 12, 2014

Merle Haggard Coming to East Texas

The Piney Woods Fine Arts Association is gearing up for its 24th year of bringing the best in the performing arts to East Texas.  Merle Haggard opens the season on September 1.  Enjoy Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Shoji Tabuchi, Mary Stuart & Yakov Smirnoff and the talents of many more artists this year. With world-music, classical Christmas shows, country music legends and hilarious stand-up comedy, this year’s season is fun for the whole family!
August 5, 2014

Gerling Appointed at Community Foundation

The Directors of the Community Foundation of the Brazos Valley has announced the appointment of Patricia W. Gerling as its next President and CEO.
August 4, 2014

Lavender Feast Dinner

In celebration of the lavender season, Home Sweet Farm Market and Funky Art Café will provide an all-inclusive multi-course meal emphasizing lavender.
July 29, 2014

Farewell Night for Children’s Museum

The Children's Museum of the Brazos Valley is bidding a fond farewell to their current home in the old Municipal Building with Farewell Lemonade, Cookies and Play Night. Everyone is invited to the free admission event at The Children's Museum, Friday, August 1, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm to enjoy a lemonade- and cookies-filled night of play.
July 29, 2014

BTU Honored with Award

Bryan Texas Utilities has been honored with a System Achievement Award from the Texas Public Power Association. This award recognizes outstanding system achievement by TPPA member organizations.
July 29, 2014

Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive

Stuff the Bus, the signature project of The Junior League of Bryan/College Station, Inc., will take place on Thursday, August 7.
July 29, 2014

Keep Brazos Beautiful Awarded

Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) has recognized Keep Brazos Beautiful (KBB), a Gold Star Affiliate serving the cities of Bryan and College Station and Brazos County, as one of the 2014 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards- Award of Excellence recipients for outstanding community improvement.
July 29, 2014

Landmark Citizen Police Academy

The College Station Police Department will host the 50th session of the College Station Police Department-Citizen Police Academy.
July 29, 2014

Reminisce: Friends of E.M. “Buck” Schiwetz

The Stark Galleries will host former close friends of E.M. “Buck” Schiwetz, who will discuss the artist’s career through reminiscences and memorabilia from their days together. The event will be held, Wednesday, August 6, from noon to 1:30pm.
July 28, 2014

SEC NATION on the SEC Network

Football season kicks off August 28 with Texas A&M University playing The University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. When the Aggies line up against the Gamecocks the only two ways fans will be able to watch the game is from inside Williams-Brice Stadium or by watching on the SEC Network, says Justin Connolly, ESPN senior vice president, college networks.
July 28, 2014

The Pink Alliance

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among American women, and approximately one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. Pink Alliance, a non-profit organization in the Brazos Valley, has been helping local women and families affected by breast cancer for more than seven years. 
July 28, 2014

Hope Pregnancy Center – Planning for Growth

For the past 29 years Hope Pregnancy Center of Brazos Valley has existed to serve women and men facing unplanned pregnancies by offering free and confidential services. Since the summer of 2013, Hope has seen a significant increase in clients. In response, the organization is working to expand programs to better assist each and every client. 
July 28, 2014

4th Annual Hog Splash Volleyball Tournament

More than 70 corporate and individual teams will battle it out on August 23 in the Hog Splash Volleyball Competition, where contestants will play volleyball knee-deep in three feet of mud to raise money for the patients of Hospice Brazos Valley.
July 28, 2014

HEALTH In the News

Jeffrey Cirillo, Ph.D., professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, in collaboration with GBDbio, a Texas A&M spinoff company, and investigators at Stanford University, have identified a new chemical compound to spot the bacteria that cause TB with a level of sensitivity that currently takes months to produce.