August 2014

There are 25 blog entries for August 2014.


The Texas Reds Festival will be held on September 27-28th in Historic Downtown Bryan.

This festival is Bryan's signature event! Texas Reds Festival was first launched in 2007 to bring food, arts, and tourism to the city of Bryan. Since then, more than 25,000 people have attended. 

Have fun with family and friends while you shop along Main Street and discover some amazing restaurants.
Enjoy live music with six stages where local and regional bands will be playing.

Save the date because you will not want to miss this event! 
Friday, the 27th: 5pm-10:30pm
Saturday, the 28th: 10am-10:30pm.
There will only be a $5 admission on Saturday.

Different Texas Wineries will be there so you are sure to enjoy a day full of fun while discovering your new

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Happy Future Here! Your spirits will bubble when you enter this truly impressive & pleasing home in prestigious Pebble Creek.
Find all the space you need with a wide open living area overlooking your private poolside escape, a brightly filled formal dining, three way split floorplan for ideal accommodations, a master suite capable of holding all of your king size furniture, a tasteful kitchen with an adjoining breakfast nook, eating bar, granite, tile backsplash, & a personal sink for all your laundry needs.
A daily dip will become your routine instead of a dream!--Stay refreshed all year round in the heated inground pool surrounded by park like scenery for privacy & peace. Smile, You're Home!
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When you finally decide to pick a dwelling - which means to live or stay as a permanent resident, there are many things to consider. One of the biggest decisions is whether you should buy a new home or an existing one. Each option has their own advantages so here are some things that may help you when you start to decide which option would be better for you and your family.


When choosing a new home, there is the excitement that you are the only person to have lived in the house so far. You get to customize the house to what you like such as choosing the appliances and the color schemes. There tends to be less upkeep since all the appliances are new and energy costs are usually lower since new homes are built with the latest energy efficient

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Home Hardware Source

 So last week I explored a new store in Bryan (well new to me anyway) chocked FULL of every kind of door and drawer knob, drawer pull, corbel, moulding, trim board, and home hardware imaginable! 

 Alco Sales has been around for almost a quarter of a century but is now under new ownership, and soon to be in a new location this winter!  Co-owners Jessie Taylor and Larry Roderick are expanding to make their products more accessible and shopping easier!

Need to update cabinet hardware?  How about a western theme?  Longhorns anyone?  Boots?  Or maybe a Texas star or western hat?  If not for your cabinets, then maybe for a special craft project? 

Want to go for more color?  These hand-painted ceramic knobs would be…
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Get out of the hot, muggy weather in the Bryan-College Station area this weekend. Head to the Cindy Hallaran Pool to cool off with the family.We have been experiencing very warm temperatures in the Bryan-College Station area this summer.  The weather man is predicting even more hot, muggy days ahead.  Have you made your plans for the Labor Day yet?  Cool off this Labor Day weekend in College Station at the Cindy Hallaran Pool.

What: Labor Day Weekend Dip
Where: Cindy Hallaran Pool (1600 Rock Prairie Rd)
When: August 30th & 31st, 2014 12pm to 6pm and September 1st, 2014 10am to 8pm
Cost: $3 per person, kids under 2 are FREE
Contact: Cindy Hallaran Pool (979) 764-3787

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Grab your towels, pull on your trunks and load your family into the car this Saturday, Sunday and/or Monday.  You can cool off this Labor Day weekend in College Station at the Cindy Hallaran public pool.  Since Adamson Lagoon

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Selling your home can be a tricky process. Without the correct information, it can be a downright disaster. But, not to worry, with just 5 simple tips you will be on your way to a no-fail home sale! 

1. Curb appeal goes a LONG way- Even if you are not an owner with a green thumb, it is a huge no-no to neglect the yard. The opinions formed during first impressions are hard to change, so if the first thing a buyer sees is the amazon rainforest growing in your front yard, they are going to be less- than-thrilled with the home, even if it is immaculate on the inside.                                                                                                                                                                                              ID-100151898.jpg

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Fan Zone Activities: 

First yell for kids. At approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes before kick off, the Yell Leaders will conduct a Yell Practice designed especially for kids. It will happen near the Aggie Ring at the Association of Former Students building (on George Bush Dr.).

Spirit Walk. At approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes before kick off, the Aggie football team will arrive at the Association of Former Students building and will walk down Houston Street to its locker room located at Bright Complex. Leading the way will be the Aggie Band and it is a great opportunity for fans to show support to the football team just hours before they take to the field.

March-In. The Aggie Band will lead the traditional Corps of Cadets March-In at

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Come experience country living close to town in this 4100 sq ft custom home nestled on 6 acres of serene Texas hardwood forests.
The manicured front yard welcomes you home and the quiet back patio is great for relaxing and enjoying the HUGE backyard space.
Cook's delight kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, an eating bartop, custom cabinets, and 2 separate moveable Islands for tons of room to prep dinner and serve guests.
With 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, a mirrored workout room, 3 car garage, and large media room, you will have plenty of space in this tastefully built custom home.
The 5th bedroom works great as an office or a bedroom.
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Today, some people are trying to be smarter about the way they live and take care of the environment. People are looking for ways to be green when they cook, clean, drive and decorate. Here are 5 ways to implement eco-friendly décor in your home.

The Benefits of Going Green

Being eco-friendly has its perks such as not contributing to air, water and land pollution as well as saving money. When it comes to a home, doing little things like turning lights off more, boiling as little water as possible and completely shutting down electronics saves energy, and thus saves money on energy bills. Homes that are eco-friendly inside and out also tend to be valued higher, says Climate Master. Furthermore, decorating in an eco-friendly manner such as recycling

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Helping Hands needs your assistance to raise money at their Wounded Warrior Benefit on Aug 30, 2014 at the Burleson County Expo Center.Due to the advances in military body armor as well as medical techniques provided in the field, more and more injured soldiers are surviving what would have previously been life-ending injuries.  When they come back to the states after combat, they need assistance with their physical and mental recovery.  That's why the Wounded Warrior Project was created.  To help them continue their efforts, please attend the Bryan-College Station Wounded Warrior Benefit 2014 on Saturday, August 30th at the Burleson County Expo Center.

What: Bryan-College Station Wounded Warrior Benefit 2014
Where: Burleson County Expo Center Fairgrounds (Hwy 36 S, Caldwell, TX)
When: Saturday, August 30, 2014 3pm
Cost: $15 each
Contact: (979) 220-8635

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The Bryan-College

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