BRAZOS VALLEY LATEST NEWS

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.
October 21, 2014

Hit the Road: Prop 1 Forum

Todd Staples, Texas commissioner of agricultures, Andrea French, executive director of Transportation Advocacy Group (TAG)-Houston Region, Michael Parks, the assistant executive director of the Brazos Valley Council of Governments, and Brad McCaleb, the executive director of the Bryan/College Station Metropolitan Planning Organization joined together to speak at a forum encouraging the passing of Proposition 1.
October 20, 2014

Documentary about President George H. W. Bush

The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation will host a special screening of 41ON41 at the Rudder Theatre Complex on the Texas A&M University campus on October 29, at 6:00pm.
October 20, 2014

Pumped About Pumpkins: Just Hype About Health, or the Real Deal?

Pumpkin purveyors have reason for grins as wide as those of jack-o’-lanterns this time of year. Pumpkin products are proliferating for autumn — and not just for standard pies, breads and Halloween décor, but also for whimsical goodies that may not live up to the pumpkin’s healthy reputation.
October 14, 2014

Save your Pipes: City of Bryan Partners with Service Line Warranties

The City of Bryan has announced a partnership with Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) to offer the National League of Cities (NLC) Service Line Warranty Program to homeowners. The NLC Service Line Warranty Program offers voluntary warranty protection at an affordable price for water lines in the event of a failure.
October 14, 2014

Warrant Amnesty Roundup

To clear thousands of outstanding warrants totaling millions of dollars from the City of College Station and Brazos County, the fall warrant amnesty period has begun and runs through October 31.
October 7, 2014

Rotary Youth Exchange: Quality School Year and Summer Exchange

Throughout the world, the Rotary Club places a great emphasis on education, ethical behavior and the development of leadership skills for youth.
October 7, 2014

MonuMetal Event: State Award Finalist

MonuMetal, an event organized by the Downtown Bryan Association, is a finalist in the Best Promotional Event category of the 2014 Texas Downtown Association (TDA) Presidents Awards Program.