Author: Chris Shepperd

Granger Smith @ Hurricane Harry’s

It has only been 6 weeks since we last talked to Granger Smith here at Maroon Weekly, but so much has happened. On Dec. 2, Smith was at a tour stop in New Jersey. He was right in the middle of a set. One second he was standing on a stage monitor, working the crowd. The next he was tumbling toward a metal barricade as the monitor gave way. Smith suffered two separated and broken ribs. But that wasn’t even the worst of it. He also had a punctured and partially collapsed lung. Somehow, Smith got back up on...

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Exclusive: The Queen of Southern Jewlz Moves Her Throne Online

From the moment you meet Randa Yezak, you are mesmerized by her infectious personality. She is strong, confident, obviously capable, yet there is such an endearing quality to her. Only 50 miles removed from her home town of Bremond, TX, Yezak made the decision to come to Texas A&M and studied Animal Science with a minor in business. That may seem like a circuitous route to where she is now, but she always had an entrepreneurial spirit. Throughout her time at A&M and over the next several years, she established a well-respected, largely followed lifestyle brand named Southern Jewlz....

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2017 Houston Rodeo Concert Lineup

Did you catch it? Houston Rodeo took to Facebook Live on Monday to announce their lineup for the three week spectacle that is Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Dust off those boots and make plans to two-step your way to Houston this March. 20 chart-topping acts will take the stage beginning March 7 with first timer Aaron Watson. Watson won’t be the only first time act to grace this year’s stage. Blink-182, Chris Stapleton, Meghan Trainor, The Chainsmokers and Old Dominion also make their debut. In all, 11 of the 20 performances will be by first time performers to...

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21 ways to ring in 2017 in BCS

New Year’s Eve is a time to reflect on the year that was. It can also be a hopeful day. A new year is only one day away. If 2016 sucked…who cares. It is over. 2017 is your year. Right? But let’s be honest, NYE is really just an epic night to party. So party hard. We want to help make this night one to remember. There is music to be heard. Drinks to consume. Bars to visit. Say hello to all of the vices you will resolve to give up tomorrow. Here is a list of some of...

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Exclusive Interview: Courtnie Ramirez

Bryan/College Station has seen it’s fair share of local talent rising to the national stage. There is a long list of athletes that went to Texas A&M and are now making a name for themselves professionally: Von Miller, Michael Wacha, Mike Evans…the list could go on. Then you have Rico Rodriguez, who landed a role on Modern Family and became a household name. Or Granger Smith, who went from playing guitar in his dorm room to a #1 song on the billboard charts. That list wouldn’t be complete without Courtnie Ramirez. You might recognize her name if you have...

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