Author: Azalea Andrade

Banned Books Week at Larry J. Ringer Library

As a kid, you might have read many books that may not have deemed appropriate for your age, without even thinking about it. Well, some of those books have been challenged or banned across the country. Banned Books Week is an annual celebration of the freedom to read. This usually happens the last week of September nationwide, and this year it is from September 24 thru the 30th. This year, the American Library Association will focus on the First Amendment, which guarantees our right to read. The process for challenging or banning a book can be a little tricky...

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Trout Fishing in America at Icehouse on Main

The Ice House on Main is hosting a benefit concert on September 23, 2017. They will be featuring the great folk rock band Trout Fishing in America, who are known for their award-winning performances for children. All proceeds will be going towards the noble work of Voices For Children, a Bryan-College Station area child advocacy organization. This is the fourth time the Ice House on Main will be hosting this event, but it one of the first few events in the newly renovated venue. Advent GX, a community and economic development firm located in Bryan, TX, financed the Icehouse’s...

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Third Thursday in Downtown Bryan

The love for art is growing in the BCS community, and Third Thursdays are the place to be for art fans! Each third Thursday of the month in Downtown Bryan, about seven galleries open their doors to art lovers around the area. Visitors are able to walk around downtown and discover the various kinds of arts that are exhibited. Although the idea for Third Thursdays has been around since 2005, and a similar event was held years ago, the festival used to be called Art Step. Greta Watkins, the owner of Frame Gallery, which is in the Parker Aston...

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Aggie Ring Day is Here

There’s a bright spot ahead, in the midst of the start of the school year, for those students who are receiving their Aggie rings. After all their hard work and dedication, some students are able to get a piece of gold that holds more sentimental value than anyone can imagine. On September 22, 2017, more than 30,000 people are expected to attend Aggie Ring Day. About 4,600 Aggies will be receiving their rings, and, as usual, the Clayton Williams Alumni Center will be crowded. If you are receiving your ring, or just going along for the ride, here are...

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An Evening of Laughter at Rudder

Laughter is the best medicine, and an evening of comedy is a perfect way to take a break from the chaos of life. K9s4COPs, a Texas nonprofit organization, is bringing comedians Steve ‘Mudflap’ McGrew and Chad Prather to Texas A&M University’s Rudder Theater on September 15, 2017. K9s4COPs is an organization that is dedicated to ensuring that every law enforcement officer in need of a police dog, or “K9,” has one that is well trained and ready for action. This local nonprofit pays for the dog’s training, as well as for the dog itself. The founder, Kristi Schiller, was...

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