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  • Texas A&M Beats Northern Iowa in Craziest March Madness Comeback Ever

    03/21/2016 1:28:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Slate ^ | March 21, 2016 | Josh Levin
    On Friday night, Northern Iowa’s Paul Jesperson made a shot that nobody ever makes to send his team to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Two days after the Panthers sunk that miracle buzzer-beater from half-court, Northern Iowa got sunk by the greatest-slash-most-horrifying comeback in the history of March Madness —and probably in the history of college basketball. The only consolation for the Panthers: The game was on truTV, so a total of eight people probably saw it happen. With 44.3 seconds to go in the second half, Northern Iowa’s Jeremy Morgan made two free throws to give the...
  • Former Texas A&M football player accused of hacking jogger to death in Dallas park

    10/13/2015 6:06:08 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 51 replies
    FOX News ^ | 10/13/2015
    Former Texas A&M football player accused of hacking jogger to death in Dallas park Published October 13, Oct. 12, 2015: This photo shows Thomas Johnson, a former Texas A&M wide receiver whom Dallas police say randomly attacked and killed a jogger with a 'large, edged weapon'. (Dallas Police Department) Dallas police say a former college football player hacked a jogger to death in a Dallas park Monday morning in what authorities said appeared to be a random attack. Police told KDFW that Thomas Johnson, 21, had admitted to carrying out the attack along the White Rock Creek Trail, and...
  • Police: Former Texas A&M football player randomly hacks jogger to death in Dallas

    10/12/2015 5:08:38 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 68 replies
    Dallas News ^ | October 12, 2015 | Tristan Hallman
    ... And, Dallas police say, he was angry. Johnson allegedly took out that rage Monday morning by hacking a jogger to death with a “large-edged weapon” on the White Rock Creek Trail, police said. “It appears Mr. Johnson picked this victim at random. Absolutely random,” Deputy Chief Rob Sherwin said. “He just attacked him … It’s just very unusual. It’s quite shocking.” ...
  • Radioactive material sent to Texas A&M goes missing

    09/01/2015 9:16:52 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 22 replies
    CBS ^ | September 1, 2015, 10:20 AM | CBS News
    A package of radioactive material that was supposed to be delivered to an on-campus office at Texas A&M University has gone missing, CBS affiliate KBTX reports. According to an internal email sent by Christopher Meyer, an assistant VP with the Office of Safety and Security, the FedEx shipment of was sent from Science Engineering and Education Company in Edina, Minnesota. The company makes radioactive material for equipment and research, KBTX reported. In a statement to KBTX, a Texas A&M spokesperson said the school is confident the package was not received by the university's Radiation Safety Office. "We obviously want to...
  • Probe into Chattanooga shooting suspect turns to Mideast travel

    07/17/2015 3:28:15 PM PDT · by xzins · 45 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 17 Jul 15 | Richard Valdmanis and Mark Hosenball
    U.S. authorities believe the suspect in the fatal shootings of four Marines in Tennessee visited Jordan last year and possibly Yemen as well, two U.S. government sources said on Friday, as investigators looked for any connection to Islamist militants.Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, a 24-year-old Kuwait-born U.S. citizen A little more than 24 hours after the shooting, the FBI said it continued to investigate it as an act of terrorism and that it was "premature" to speculate on the motive. Abdulazeez's travel was part of the investigation. "We do know that he has traveled outside of the United States," Ed Reinhold, FBI...
  • None shall pass: Texas prof flunks entire class, then quits mid-semester

    04/28/2015 3:25:53 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies ^ | April 28, 2015 |
    A professor threw a Texas-sized tantrum flunking his entire class mid-semester and quitting after complaining that students mocked, threatened and ridiculed him, but the school said the failing grades won't all stand. "I am frankly and completely disgusted,"Texas A&M Galveston, Professor Irwin Horwitz told his business management students in a blast e-mail, according to Inside Higher Ed. "You all lack the honor and maturity to live up to the standards that Texas A&M holds, and the competence and/or desire to do the quality work necessary to pass the course just on a grade level. "I will no longer be teaching...
  • Aggies assistant sent home early

    12/30/2014 6:26:42 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 29, 2014 | Sam Khan Jr
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Texas A&M student assistant coach Michael Richardson was sent home early from the Aggies' appearance in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl after hitting West Virginia players in the first half of Texas A&M's 45-37 win on Monday at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Cameras showed Richardson striking West Virginia players who ventured out of bounds during the first half on two separate occasions. He used his elbow to strike Mountaineer cornerback Daryl Worley in the back of the head and shoved running back Andrew Buie in another incident.
  • Texas A&M’s Christian Gathering

    09/04/2014 6:19:11 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 29 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 3, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Apart from their recent college football successes and their former flashy and party-hard quarterback Johnny “Football” Manziel, Texas A&M University has had a different kind of success: a surprisingly rapid growth in its Christian ministry on-campus. The Breakaway Ministries holds a weekly worship and prayer service at the college’s basketball arena and special events center, the Reed Arena. From its launch with twelve students in a college dorm room in 1989 to nearly 12,000 weekly attendees today, it is impressive to learn about budding Christianity on a major college campus. breakaway ministries The director of Breakaway Ministries, Ben Stuart, was...
  • CALL TO ARMS: Texas A&M law prof says it’s time to repeal Second Amendment

    11/16/2013 8:50:41 AM PST · by rktman · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/16/2013 | Eric Owens
    A full-time professor on the faculty of the newly-minted Texas A&M University School of Law called for the repeal and replacement of the Second Amendment on Friday. The professor, Mary Margaret “Meg” Penrose, made her controversial declaration during a day-long panel symposium on gun control and the Second Amendment at the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford. UConn’s main student-run journal, The Connecticut Law Review, organized the event, according to Connecticut Public Radio. It was well-attended, primarily by law students, law professors and local attorneys.
  • Johnny Manziel's (Johnny Football) Parents Put Their College Station Home On The Market

    08/08/2013 6:47:19 PM PDT · by drewh · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 8, 2013 10:34 ET | By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer
    There has certainly been a lot of speculation that no matter what happens with the current NCAA investigation, 2013 will be Johnny Manziel's last season with Texas A&M. And the news that Manziel's parents are selling their College Station home certainly won't quiet that speculation. According to the home that Manziel's parents bought in June 2011 in order to be closer to their son while he was at Texas A&M is currently on the market. The house is just 15 minutes away from the Texas A&M campus. The house was originally listed on April 28 for $405,000 and is...
  • Sources: NCAA investigating Manziel (Johnny Football)

    08/04/2013 4:57:04 PM PDT · by gwjack · 34 replies ^ | 8/4/2013 | Justine Gubar?
    MIAMI -- The NCAA is investigating whether Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel was paid for signing hundreds of autographs on photos and sports memorabilia in January, "Outside the Lines" has learned. Two sources tell "Outside the Lines" that the Texas A&M quarterback agreed to sign memorabilia in exchange for a five-figure flat fee during his trip to Miami for the Discover BCS National Championship. Both sources said they witnessed the signing, though neither saw the actual exchange of money.
  • Reveille VII dies after respiratory complications

    06/01/2013 4:18:52 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    The Eagle ^ | 6-1-13 | Allan Reed
    The former First Lady of Aggieland passed away Thursday morning. Reveille VII, the American Collie who served as Texas A&M's mascot from 2001 to 2008, succumbed to a respiratory complication at about 10 a.m., said Dr. Stacy Eckman, the A&M veterinarian who had served as Reveille VII's primary caregiver. She was 12-and-a-half-years old. The 70-pound purebred was admitted to the Small Animal Clinic at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on Tuesday morning and had emergency surgery that afternoon. Caregivers said Reveille VII seemed to be recovering well from pneumonia-like symptoms on Wednesday and that the Thursday downturn...
  • Texas A&M Bill Threatens Funds for Gay Group

    04/04/2013 1:02:17 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 39 replies
    Newser ^ | 04/04/2013 | By Evann Gastaldo
    If the Texas A&M student senate has its way, the university's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Resource Center could soon find itself lacking funds. The senate last night passed the Religious Funding Exemption Bill, which allows students to opt out of paying student fees that fund university services they disagree with on religious grounds, reports the Eagle. Up until 24 hours before the final vote, the measure had been called the GLBT Funding Opt Out Bill, but backers broadened it and took out specific references to GLBT services. One opponent of the bill called it "a facade to deprive GLBT...
  • Baylor beating K State 28-14; A Brazos River School beating the #1 BCS School Two weeks in a row.

    11/17/2012 6:40:59 PM PST · by freedom1st · 102 replies
    ESPN | 11/17/2012 | ESPN
    Baylor beating Kansas State 28-14; A&M beat Alabama last week when they were ranked #1. Go Bears, Gig'em Aggies.
  • Gunman on Texas A&M campus apprehended, 'multiple people' shot: report

    08/13/2012 11:36:46 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 194 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8-13-12 | Associated Progressives
    Texas A&M University says a shooter has been taken into custody near its campus in College Station. College Station police spokeswoman Rhonda Seaton tells CNN multiple people have been shot, including law enforcement, but she doesn't know the extent of the injuries.
  • Texas A&M says: Active shooter on campus apprehended

    08/13/2012 11:38:12 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 13, 2012
    Texas A&M University says a shooter has been taken into custody near its campus in College Station. [Snip] The university later said the shooter was taken into custody, but warned residents and students to still avoid the area. There was no immediate information on injuries.
  • VIDEO: Star Parker Claims Social Justice for Conservatism Amid Liberal Protesters

    03/01/2012 10:41:54 AM PST · by EducationHawk · 4 replies
    Campus Reform Online ^ | February 29 | Tony Listi
    With the guidance and financial assistance of, the Texas Aggie Conservatives hosted Star Parker, a prominent national black conservative leader and activist, to speak to about 200 A&M students and numerous online viewers last night about social justice, poverty, government dependency, and race. But at least two dozen liberal students protested her entire speech by standing and turning their backs to her. See picture below or click here to see a very brief video clip of the protest. Click here to watch her entire speech, which was fantastic! She presented the social science facts and her own personal experiences...
  • Rice University marching band wants a candidate smarter than Texas Aggie Rick Perry

    09/05/2011 4:31:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 4, 2011
    During the UT-Rice game on Saturday the Rice University marching band (Owls) took to the field at half time and to the delight of those in the stands, made some comments about Rick Perry. “The next time you go to the polls, ask yourself, ‘Is your candidate smarter than an Aggie?’” This video [:33] was posted to YouTube on September 3, 2011
  • SEC says its sticking to 12 members for now

    08/14/2011 5:11:04 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 42 replies · 1+ views
    The Southeastern Conference is staying just at it is — for now. However, the game of major college conference realignment appears far from finished. University of Florida President Bernie Machen, the chairman of the league’s presidents and chancellors committee, said the group met Sunday and “reaffirmed our satisfaction with the present 12 institutional alignment.”
  • Longhorn Network creates 'uncertainty' UT's new cable channel may lead to breakup of Big 12

    07/21/2011 7:15:02 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 22 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7.21.11 | BRENT ZWERNEMAN
    COLLEGE STATION — A swanky television network beaming from the state’s capital has threatened to do what the departures of Nebraska and Colorado could not: bust up the Big 12. Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin used the term “uncertainty” time and again Thursday in describing the state of the league, thanks to the start of the ESPN-owned Longhorn Network in Austin next month. “The (recent) announcement by ESPN that the Longhorn Network might carry a conference (football) game in addition to a nonconference game was troubling, and then following right after that was ESPN’s announcement regarding high school games...
  • How-to Gay Sex Taught at Texas A&M?

    05/10/2011 7:14:13 AM PDT · by Keltik · 27 replies ^ | May 10, 2011 | NIK RAJKOVIC
    How much is too much when it comes to sex education on college campuses? A controversial video now has conservative groups taking aim at Texas A&M officials. The extremely graphic video posted online by the group Texas Aggie Conservatives shows a sex therapist using pictures and videos to teach gays and lesbians how to safely engage in certain activities. Student Justin Pulliam says how-to sex lessons for gays have no place on his college campus. "Most people at the university do not agree with having casual sex, or homosexual sex, or having sex outside of marriage," he says. "That the...
  • At Texas A&M, Student Senate Votes to Cut Off Tuition Perk for Illegal Immigrants

    11/16/2010 4:30:08 PM PST · by Bad~Rodeo · 5 replies ^ | November 16, 2010 | Alexandria Hein
    Texas A&M University’s student Senate recently approved a bill that would no longer allow illegal immigrants attending the school to be eligible for in-state tuition rates. Since 2001, illegal immigrants in Texas have qualified for in-state tuition, which offers them a generous discount compared to out-of-state students attending the university. Texas A&M has 49,000 students, and about 300 are illegal immigrants. But while the student Senate voted 48-21 this month in favor of the bill, S.B. 63-11, the move isn’t sitting well with Student Body President Jacob Robinson. Robinson, who vetoed the bill, says that it’s up to the state...
  • Texas A&M on lockdown, suspected gunman on campus

    10/28/2010 3:12:13 PM PDT · by native texan · 5 replies
    Asso. Press ^ | 10-28-10
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M University has issued a lockdown on its main campus, warnings students of a suspected gunman on campus. University spokesman Lane Stephenson says a campus bus driver was on his route around 4 p.m. Thursday when he reported seeing an individual carrying a weapon, possibly a rifle, near the student union. The university's Web site says there is a "Code Maroon." It says students should remain indoors while police search the buildings.
  • Top-level A&M official resigns amid questions over credentials [Violated Stolen Valor Act]

    07/08/2010 3:25:01 PM PDT · by summer · 79 replies · 2+ views
    "Dr" Alex Kemos Texas A&M's No. 3 administrator presented himself as a warrior-scholar: A former Navy SEAL with a doctorate from Tufts University. But records obtained by The Eagle indicate Alexander Kemos never was part of the elite fighting force, and Texas A&M officials confirmed Friday that he doesn't have a doctorate or even a master's degree, which was a posted requirement for the $300,000-a-year position that serves as the top adviser to Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin. ...
  • Aggies want a fresh start

    06/13/2010 12:22:28 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 121 replies · 1,239+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6.13.10 | Richard Justice
    Let's not make things more complicated than they are. In the end, Texas A&M is sick and tired of living in the large shadow of the University of Texas. Sick and tired of Texas' success and money. Sick and tired of the never-ending arms race for newer and better facilities. Forget those arguments about travel and culture and television revenues. If Texas A&M jumps to the Southeastern Conference, it'll be because the Aggies have had enough of being compared to and defined by the Longhorns.
  • 'The Burning Desire' Documentary receives 3 Telly Awards Free Viewing during Memorial Day Weekend

    05/29/2010 7:18:59 PM PDT · by DrewsDad · 9 replies · 330+ views
    May 28, 2010 Click here to watch The Burning Desire in its entirety COLLEGE STATION, Texas- "The Burning Desire", the inspirational original documentary produced by Texas A&M Athletics 12th Man Productions, has been awarded 3 Telly Awards. The Telly Awards are a television industry awards program which annually honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions. The Burning Desire received the Silver Telly, the highest honor, in the category of Editing and another Silver Telly in the category of Copyrighting. The overall documentary was also awarded a...

    10/18/2009 6:40:56 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 8 replies · 743+ views ^ | 10/18/2009 | John G. Winder
    President Obama was greeted by swarms of protesters upon his arrival at Texas A&M University on Friday, October 16. He certainly got an eyeful and earful of how America feels. Or at least he would have had he cared enough to venture to where the protesters were hidden out of sight by A&M officials. Remember the good old days when Americans, even the founders of Texas A&M University held dear those antiquated old-school beliefs of freedom, free speech, the rights of the people, and the stuff scribbled down in the U.S. Constitution? Well, fear not today's leaders of A&M aren't...
  • Obama, George H.W. Bush Hold Texas Community Service Event

    10/16/2009 12:54:22 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 21 replies · 1,053+ views
    MetroSoure news wire | 10/16/2009 | Michelle McManimon
    MetroSource News 10/16/2009 00:33:29 TX - Obama Bush Forum >> Obama, George H.W. Bush Hold Texas Community Service Event (College Station, TX) -- President Obama heads to Central Texas today to join former President George H.W. Bush at an event to promote community service. The presidential forum is being held at the George Bush Presidential Library Center on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, Texas. It is meant to be a non-partisan event to celebrate the importance of community service. However, that doesn't mean Obama's visit to the largely conservative college town will necessarily go off without a...
  • Obama In Aggieland. Gig'em Conservatives

    10/15/2009 1:20:33 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 11 replies · 566+ views ^ | 10/14/2009 | John G. Winder
    The group “Texas A&M’s Young Conservatives” is organizing a protest. In attendance will be members from area TEA Parties as well. The protesters have been issued their permits and assigned a spot where they can congregate. That spot is well out of sight of President Obama, those attending the event, and one would imagine the media. As the attached campus photo shows, Obama will be appearing in the are indicated by the red square, whereas the protesters will be behind a parking garage and another building as indicated by the yellow highlighted area. The A&M administration is apparently striving to...
  • Obama to Speak on Service at Texas A&M, Home of George H.W. Bush Library

    09/14/2009 9:09:04 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 23 replies · 809+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/14/09 | Meagan O'Toole-Pitts
    President Obama will hold a presidential forum on community service next month at Texas A&M University's George Bush Presidential Library Center, at an event hosted by the former president and the Points of Light Institute.
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 12-12-08

    12/12/2008 6:38:29 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 98 replies · 2,000+ views
    President Bush traveled to Texas today to deliver the commencement address at Texas A&M University. The President spoke to 3,700 graduates of the school’s Winter Class. (Transcript) President Bush: These days, I'm asked a lot about my time as President. Some days have been happy, some days not so happy -- every day joyous. It's been a tremendous privilege. I have traveled across our nation, and to 74 countries around the world. I have slept in Buckingham Palace; I have feasted in the desert of Abu Dhabi; I've watched the sunrise in Jerusalem. I have spoken to campaign rallies in...
  • Young Conservatives adviser at Texas A&M quits

    11/24/2008 7:51:07 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 53 replies · 2,228+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Nov. 23, 2008
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas — A faculty adviser for the Texas A&M chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas has resigned, saying he was "ashamed beyond words" when the group posted fliers identifying four professors who signed a petition opposing "demonization" of 1960s radical William Ayers. John Fike, a professor in engineering technology and industrial engineering, quit the adviser role last week, the Bryan-College Station Eagle reported Sunday. The national petition asked for support for education "as an enterprise devoted to human inquiry, enlightenment and liberation" and had more than 4,000 signatures. It circulated during the presidential race, when Ayers' acquaintanceship...
  • Kennedy: The yolk's on Aggie student group after 'Anti-Obama Carnival’

    11/02/2008 7:16:18 PM PST · by fgoodwin · 74 replies · 3,315+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | November 2, 2008 | Bud Kennedy
    We knew that sooner or later in this American presidential campaign, somebody was going to do something really stupid. We might have guessed where: College Station. Now, a Texas A&M student group known as the class clowns of conservatism has staged a stunt that even their own faculty adviser calls "really dumb." The A&M chapter of the Waco-based Young Conservatives of Texas sponsored an egg toss Wednesday and again Friday. But not just your typical Aggie barnyard egg toss. A&M students were offered a chance to hurl eggs at a giant photo of Barack Obama. It was all part of...
  • Rev. Peterson Live on TV "Why Barack Obama and Liberal Policies are Bad for America"

    10/27/2008 6:01:22 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 31 replies · 1,037+ views
    BOND Action, Inc. ^ | 10//27/08 | Ermias Alemayehu
    Watch Rev. Peterson's Speech On "Why Barack Obama and Liberal Policies are Bad for America" Live From Texas A&M - Tuesday, October 28! On Tuesday, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President of BOND Action, Inc., will be the featured speaker at Texas A&M University. The topic of his address will be "Why Barack Obama and Liberal Policies are Bad for America." Rev. Peterson's speech will be streamed LIVE at 8 p.m. EST, 7 p.m. CST, 5 p.m. PST. To watch this controversial and exciting event click here or go to Or... Direct Link Here This event is sponsored...
  • Neighbors React to Alleged Slay-Grilling

    03/25/2007 9:32:35 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 42 replies · 1,904+ views
    1010wins ^ | MONICA RHOR
    For at least two days, neighbors at a city apartment complex noticed an acrid aroma, black smoke and leaping flames coming from two barbecue grills on the balcony of a second-floor apartment. What, neighbors at the Red Oak Place apartments wondered, was going on in the unit where 27-year-old Timothy Wayne Shepherd lived? What was he burning at all hours, for days at a time? The answer turned their stomachs. According to law enforcement officials, Shepherd dismembered, and then burned the body of his former girlfriend, Tynesha Stewart, a 19-year-old Texas A&M University student. Nothing remains of Stewart's body, Harris...
  • A&M coaching icon Metcalf dies at 76

    02/09/2007 8:23:51 AM PST · by TexanByBirth · 7 replies · 287+ views
    Bryan/College Station Eagle ^ | February 9, 2007 | Robert Cessna
    Shelby Metcalf, the winningest basketball coach in Southwest Conference history, died Thursday night at College Station Medical Center after a lengthy undisclosed illness. Metcalf, who was 76, was surrounded by his wife, Janis, and daughter, Shelley, and her husband, Jack Valerius. Metcalf coached the Aggies for 26 1/2 seasons. He won 438 games - 239 of them in SWC play, both league records. Shelby Metcalf was head basketball coach for Texas A&M for 26 1/2 years. Metcalf died at 76. "A&M is going to miss a very good man," said Wally Groff, retired A&M athletics director. "I'll certainly miss a...
  • Troops deaths put a heavy toll on A&M

    01/26/2007 6:36:59 AM PST · by Texas_shutterbug · 15 replies · 486+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 26, 2007 | Allan Turner
    "Friends say the 14th Aggie to die in war embodied school's sense of duty More than five years into America's war on terrorism, the routine at Texas A&M University — home of the Corps of Cadets — is well-established. When an Aggie is killed, the school's maroon flag is hoisted in mourning. Then it is lowered, folded and shipped to yet another grieving family. ...... "But the toll has been high. Of the nation's service academies, only the United States Military Academy at West Point has lost more graduates, 51, to the war." .... ""He felt he had a debt...

    12/28/2006 6:43:37 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 60 replies · 2,854+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 28 December 2006 | Eric Berger
    STRADIVARI'S SECRETAttuned to chemistry of a genius Some doubt his technique, but scientist says he's found key to legendary soundA starter violin costs about $200. A finely crafted modern instrument can run as much as $20,000. But even that's loose change when compared with a violin made three centuries ago by Antonio Stradivari. His 600 or so surviving violins can cost upward of $3.5 million. For more than a century, artists, craftsmen and scientists have sought the secret to the prized instruments' distinct sound. Dozens have claimed to have solved the mystery, but none has been proved right. Now, a...
  • Gates awed by experience leading Texas A&M

    12/08/2006 3:57:44 PM PST · by 7jason · 30 replies · 784+ views
    Gates awed by A&M By HOLLY HUFFMAN Eagle Staff Writer When Texas A&M University President Robert Gates departs Aggieland next week, he said he will do so with just one regret - a wish for more time. There are, of course, projects the 63-year-old would have liked to see through. He had hoped to see the completion of the life sciences building, which his 10th story office overlooks, he said. And he expressed disappointment that he would not be on campus to see the reconstruction of Military Walk, a project designed to restore a main walkway leading through the heart...
  • Aggie Bonfire Lit Yet Again- With VIDEO

    11/27/2006 10:06:54 AM PST · by urtax$@work · 2 replies · 896+ views
    Once again, the Aggie Bonfire went up in flames.
  • Bonfire-Thousands gather...

    11/23/2006 6:45:37 AM PST · by urtax$@work · 52 replies · 1,276+ views
    Bryan Eagle ^ | Wednesday, November 22, 2006 | By MATTHEW WATKINS
    HEARNE - Paul Wartham made a three-hour drive from Fort Worth to College Station on Tuesday to watch a 45-foot bonfire burn, and when he learned he had to wait an hour longer than expected, he said he didn't mind. "I think that bonfire is great," said the 50-year-old whose two children attend Texas A&M University. "I didn't go to A&M, but I understand why.... go here to read rest of article:
  • Bonfire Burns November 21, 2006

    11/20/2006 4:55:30 AM PST · by urtax$@work · 5 replies · 420+ views
    Studentbonfire ^ | 11/20/06 | me
    Bonfire is about the burning desire to beat the hell outta t.u. It builds leadership and camaraderie between students of any origin. Bonfire is about being apart of something bigger than yourself. Go here for directions: After months of hard work and dedication, Bonfire is to be lit this Tuesday night at 7PM! We'd like to extend a hand of gratitude to all of those who have helped to make this possible. Thank you, because without your support, this dream could not have become a reality. We'd also like to invite everyone to come and be a part of...
  • Texas A&M racial video draws apology

    11/15/2006 11:27:16 AM PST · by JZelle · 18 replies · 737+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11-15-06 | UPI
    A former Texas A&M University student has publicly apologized for his role in making a video showing the degradation of a white student in blackface. In a letter to the school's student newspaper, "The Battalion," the unidentified ex-student apologized to the school and to blacks, ABC News reported. The 3 1/2-minute video was made two years ago and raised protests when it surfaced last week. In it, a white student using a belt as a whip admonishes and whips another white student in blackface makeup. University President Robert Gates issued a statement last weekend saying the three students involved had...

    08/28/2006 4:56:25 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 98 replies · 2,768+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 28 August 2006
    COLLEGE STATION — A Texas A&M University student was killed while trying to jump aboard a moving train, police said. Robert Walker Best, 23, was killed early Saturday when he slipped under the train on a rail line located a few blocks from the university campus. He was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. Best, of San Antonio, would have been a fifth-year senior biology major when classes resumed Monday. Police said Best was with two male friends when the accident occurred — one a student at Blinn College and the other a University of Texas student. College Station...
  • Texas School (Texas A&M University) Claims '12th Man' Infringes On Their Trademark

    01/27/2006 8:08:35 PM PST · by COEXERJ145 · 24 replies · 577+ views ^ | January 27, 2006 | Mary Nam
    SEATTLE - We can't imagine the Seahawks without their 12th Man. But another team says the 12th Man concept is their idea and they want us to stop using it. Who knew the 12th Man was Texas? Turns out the first 12th Man wasn't a Hawk -- he was an Aggie. And Texas A & M wants to keep it that way and stomp out a 22-year-old Seattle tradition. The news floors Jeff Scoma, who sells Seahawks merchandise. "That's interesting that you can't produce a blue flag with a 12 on it or a blue shirt with a 12...
  • Tonight is Aggie Bonfire - 2005

    11/19/2005 8:25:36 AM PST · by urtax$@work · 41 replies · 1,013+ views
    Student Bonfire ^ | 11/19/05 | me
    Burn night information Burn will be held at Hot Rod Hill off of Hwy 21 northeast of Bryan/College Station, Tx on November 19, 2005. Gates open to the public at 4 pm. Bonfire is scheduled to burn at dark-thirty. There will be on-site parking (weather permitting) before 6 p.m. and we strongly recommend parking on-site as parking is limited at the off-site locations. We urge you to carpool. On-site parking directions: Exit Hwy 21, north of Bryan, and head east (right) on Hwy 21. Take a left at the flashing yellow light on to Marino Rd. Hot Rod Hill will...
  • Lone Star Colors Fly in Romania

    07/27/2005 4:55:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 423+ views
    Defend America News ^ | July 27, 2005 | 2nd Lt. Amy Bombassaro
    BABADAG TRAINING AREA, Romania, July 27, 2005 — A Texas flag that once flew over Texas National Guard Master Sgt. Michael Young's bunker in Vietnam now soars over the Task Force Raider Tactical Operations Command tent in Romania. The flag flies one last time before the fifth generation Texan retires from his 38-year military career in February. Young and his fellow soldiers from Texas posted the colors to bring a Lonestar State ambiance to their operations at ROMEX 05. ROMEX 05 is a bi-lateral exercise in the Babadag Training Area that includes tactical training and community development projects in Tulcea...
  • Bernard Schriever's Stifling Shadow

    07/04/2005 3:13:22 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 17 replies · 421+ views
    Spacedaily ^ | Sep 28, 2004 | Jeffrey F. Bell
    OPINION SPACE Bernard Schriever's Stifling Shadow 'Schriever's management techniques have stood the test of time while von Braun's have proven a dismal failure'. 'Schriever's management techniques have stood the test of time while von Braun's have proven a dismal failure'. by Jeffrey F. Bell Honolulu HI (SPX) Sep 28, 2004 With the launch of the 476th and last example of the Atlas booster family, it's time to take a look back at this vehicle, its siblings Thor/Delta and Titan, and its father, USAF Lt. Gen. Bernard Schriever. If you just said "Who?", you aren't alone. Most Space Cadets can...
  • Missing Texas A&M Student Found After Seven Years

    06/05/2005 12:55:46 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 129 replies · 5,644+ views
    AP ^ | Jun 5, 2005 | Anon AP Stringer
    BRYAN, Texas (AP) - A Texas A&M University student who had been feared murdered after disappearing nearly seven years ago has been found alive and working in Kentucky, according to authorities. Brandi Stahr went missing in October 1998, and police spent hours searching for her body in wooded areas. They questioned a serial rapist and murderer about her just hours before he was executed last year. But a telephone tip led investigators to Florence, Ky., where Stahr has been working for the last five years at a Sam's Club, said Texas Ranger Frank Malinak. "We thought we were dealing with...
  • WoT ALERT: Terror U.

    01/22/2005 7:24:00 AM PST · by indcons · 7 replies · 943+ views ^ | January 21, 2005 | Joe Kaufman
    One year ago, I wrote a piece exposing radical Islam within Florida Atlantic University (FAU). My goal was twofold: [1] to bring awareness concerning a growing problem within FAU [2] to push the university to take action so that this problem ceases to exist. Unfortunately, only the first part of my goal was accomplished, as FAU is continuing to allow radicals on its campus, the latest being this Saturday'S (Jan.22, 2005) return engagement of potential co-conspirator to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, Siraj Wahhaj. The Enemy Thrives at FAU In recent times, a fairly large list of...