Author: Tyra Harris

“Go Big or Go Home”: A Texas Book Wall Dedicated to First Lady Barbara Bush

Imagine an entire wall of almost 10,000 red, white, and blue-edged books stacked on top of one another to resemble a Texas flag. The book wall at The George Hotel is indeed quite a sight. Designed by artist Thedra Cullar-Leford, those 10,000 books are from a variety of genres that celebrate Texas pride, some of which include Aggie textbooks and Texas BBQ cook books. This past week, the “Go Big or Go Home” book wall was dedicated to the late “Champion of Literacy,” Barbara Bush,  in a plaque unveiling ceremony. “My wish is for every parent and child to...

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William Clark Green at Hurricane Harry’s

The City of College Station has reared some considerably influential and groundbreaking people. Among them are “The Father of the Green Revolution” Norman Borlaug, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and “Modern Family” actor Rico Rodriguez. On Friday, October 26, residents can welcome another hometown hero, William Clark Green, as he performs new hits from his album “Hebert Island” at Hurricane Harry’s. Green describes his upcoming concert as a “homecoming,” happily explaining that his teachers and friends from A&M Consolidated High School always come and support him at concerts in town. An experienced musician, Green began writing songs in...

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Screaming Females at Grand Stafford Theater

Texas Country is perhaps the most popular genre of music in Bryan-College Station, but it certainly is not the only prevalent genre in town.  While it’s true that dozens of local twenty-somethings attend weekly country concerts at Hurricane Harry’s, rock music, and particularly indie rock and alternative rock, also has a sizable following here. Fans of such music would enjoy seeing the band Screaming Females live in concert. This Friday, country music fans are invited to trade in their cowboy boots and heavy belt buckles for Chuck Taylor’s and leather jackets at the Screaming Females concert at The Grand...

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Aggieland Humane Society’s Wiener Fest

College Station is famous the world over for its flagship university, but even trivia experts might not know that it’s also home to one of biggest wiener dog festivals in the state of Texas. Wiener Fest, hosted by the Aggieland Humane Society, is a community event that features fun activities for dogs and owners alike. The 12th annual dog festival offers several areas of participation for pups, including races and a costume competition. For the costume competition, The Aggieland Humane Society encourages owners to get in the Halloween spirit and wear matching costumes with their pets, as it could...

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MSC Forsyth: “Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau”

The work of one of the most significant artists of 19th century Europe, Alphonse Mucha, is now on display at the MSC Forsyth Gallery until December 16th. Mucha’s unique style of art is identified as “Art Nouveau,” a style that encompassed both architecture and the decorative arts, and was popular from 1890 – 1910. Characterized by curved lines and flowers, Art Nouveau lends itself well to images of women, which Mucha was famous for painting. One of his lovelist works, the Sarah Bernhardt – Lefevre Utile, is a patron favorite of the “Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau” exhibit....

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