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Former Aggie creates app to recover lost items

BRYAN, Texas — A Texas A&M graduate launched a modern “lost-and-found” app that helps people who attended Chilifest, in Snook, tp recover nearly $50,000 worth of lost items. Aaron Wooten graduated from Texas A&M in May of 2021. Wooten said the idea for the app came to...
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Texas A&M reaches out to help Robb Elementary students

BRYAN, Texas — Texas A&M's School of Education and Human Development, former Aggie students and others are partnering up to give donations to ten students attending Robb Elementary. The donation will be used for ten students to attend Aggie STEM Day Camp in the summer. Jeff Blanton, class of...
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Brazos Valley museum opens new board game exhibit

BRYAN, Texas — On Friday, the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History opened the doors to its new exhibit entitled, “Checkered Past: The Story of Board Games.”. Deborah Cowman, the executive director of the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, said that she wanted to make the exhibit as interactive as possible. In the exhibit, she included a life-size chess display that people can play as they walk through and take part in other games as well.
MUSEUMS

Texas Umpires talk about working in the heat

GIDDINGS, Texas — Summer sports have begun, and kids and parents are going to feel the effects of being out in the sun. Little league umpires talked about their experiences during the summer heat and their working conditions during summer sports. Craig Oltomann is a Texas umpire, who has...
TEXAS STATE

Bryan Texas Utilities shares energy-saving tips

BRYAN, Texas — Temperatures in the Brazos Valley saw several 100-degree days across the area. ERCOT issued a warning for June earlier in the month about the State seeing a peak demand in energy usage. Meagan Brown, the Public Information Officer for Bryan Texas Utilities, said that there has...
BRYAN, TX

Texas A&M and Brazos County offering COVID-19 vaccines for kids

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Following the CDC's recommendation on Sunday for children over the age of six months to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Texas A&M University has begun offering free COVID-19 vaccines for young children in Brazos county and soon the Lone Star State. "We're partnering today "[Wednesday, June...
BRAZOS COUNTY, TX

Brazos County Sheriff’s Office is being used in scam calls

BRYAN, Texas — A person is scam calling and requesting over-the-phone payments from people in the Brazos community. Brazos County Sheriff's Office is asking everyone to be cautious when they receive a call that shows their office. The scam call will show up as their office when you receive it.
BRAZOS COUNTY, TX

Brazos Valley Food Bank's prices are going up

BRYAN, Texas — A program that provides child nutrition waivers for many students across the country is set to expire on June 30 and will affect students in the Brazos Valley. According to a report from NBC News, The Free School Meals for All program was put in place...
CHARITIES

Ways to improve your child's retention rate

BRYAN, Texas — A local tutor is giving parents tips to improve their child's reading retention during summer breaks. Anthonette Ruffino, Sylvan Learning Center Tutor, feels students and young readers are getting behind because of reading retention. Ruffino explained that early learners like 2nd and 3rd graders can become...
BRYAN, TX

City of Navasota hosting free concerts this summer

BRYAN, Texas — The City of Navasota will host a series of concerts every Friday, called the “Sounds of Summer” series. The event will take place at the Navasota City Hall and is free for all to attend. Bobbie Ullrich, the Marketing/Communications, Director for the City of Navasota said that she spent months planning the event. She begin planning the event, after getting hired in February 2022.
NAVASOTA, TX

A local non-profit is fighting to stay open

BRYAN, Texas — Brazos Valley Blessings is asking for donations to keep its doors open. The Non-profit organization officials said they saw fewer donations received. The organization made a GoFundMe, to help maintain their business' needs and assist the community. Amber Robertson, the Founder and President of Brazos Valley...
CHARITIES

Bryan ISD hires two Executive Directors

BRYAN, Texas — The Board of Trustees has selected both Linda Montoya and Jennifer Warren as executive directors on Monday, June 20 board meeting. Jennifer Warren, former district director, was selected as Bryan ISD executive director of special programs. Linda Montoya, former elementary principal, was selected as executive director of school leadership.
BRYAN, TX

The Brazos community reflects on the Juneteenth holiday

BRYAN, Texas — The holiday Juneteenth marks the beginning of African Americans' freedom in the United States. On June 19, 1865, the soldiers in Galveston, Texas read off the documentation, that announced the freedom of African Americans living in Texas. Juneteenth is now considered a federal holiday. While celebrating...
BRYAN, TX

Former teachers provide supplies for Aggie educators

BRYAN, Texas — Cindy Hons, the former educator, provides supplies for Aggies teachers through her Facebook page. Hons is an administrator for the 'Aggies Helping Aggies' Facebook page. Since 2019. Hons said she writes posts on her page, asking teachers to submit items needed for their classrooms. Hons said...
BRYAN, TX

Bryan-College Station area barbershops affected by A&M's summers

BRYAN, Texas — During the summer break, Aggie students usually leave to go back home for the summer, causing businesses in College Station and Bryan to lose revenue. Julio Colocho, owner of Level-Up Cuts in Bryan, said he has experienced the effects on business revenue during the summer. Colocho has experience working closely previously to the A&M campus.
BRYAN, TX