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In December, Texas Govenor Rick Perry, announced the relocation of a Fourtune 500 tech company to College Station. Cognizant Technology Solutions provides outsourced information technology, consulting and business process services for companies. Cognizant employs 166,400 people and nets $8 million per year in revenue in 49 states. The company is experted to hire another 10,000 American within the next 3 years, 750 of those in Texas. With Texas A&M being a big decision maker for the relocation, the company will be giving A&M a multi-year grant. The money will fund summer camps to train future Aggies all across Texas, as well as helping to fund the BioForce program.

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Cognizant has bought SourceNet, a company that has been a…

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Kyle Field is not the only renovation to come to Aggieland. Big changes are soon ahead for the Texas A&M Engineering Program. By 2025, Texas A&M is to grow the engineering enrollment to 25,000 students!

 This new development was inspired by the critical demand in the engineering workforce in the state and nation. With more than 11,000 engineering students enrolled, Texas A&M is one of the largest and highly ranked engineering programs. “We are taking measures to provide access to a high quality engineering education for more students to keep our nation competitive in the global landscape.” said John Sharp, Texas A&M University System Chancellor, who announced the new plans for the university.

 With the massive increase of…

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"From the outside looking in, you can't understand it. And from the inside looking out, you can't explain it.” This quote is used to describe the Spirit of Aggieland but I think it can also be used to explain the Aggie network.  It’s hard to explain to someone the immense benefits and meaning of the network. To explain to people that others will help you just because you are an Aggie, is something that most won’t understand.  The network is a place where you can get a job just because you are an Aggie, or a place to stay, or just a cup of coffee. Dr. R. Bowen Loftin said “it’s an extraordinary thing to see the Aggie Network in action.” Tales of the network in action are numerous. One that I recently heard was of a friend who was on his honeymoon in…

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The energy of this week is palpable. You can just feel it everywhere you go. If you’re on campus you see the addition of students camping out to get their tickets. If you’re off campus every conversation you hear is about the game of the century.

Texas A&M is playing Alabama this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The game is so monumental that College Game Day crews are back for a fourth time to catch all the action. “The three previous visits were Sept. 8, 2012 (No. 24 Florida def. Texas A&M, 20-17), Nov. 4, 2006 (No. 18 Oklahoma def. No. 21 Texas A&M, 17-16) and Nov. 11, 2000 (No. 1 Oklahoma def. No. 24 Texas A&M, 35-31)” according to Aggie Athletics. The crews will be set up on Simpson Drill Field, which will give them beautiful views of Kyle Field and the…

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USA Today’s coach’s poll ranked Texas A&M No. 6 for the start of the 2013 season. This is the highest ranking the Aggies have received since 1995. Texas A&M is expected to do well again this season because they have 11 returning starters including the famed quarterback Johnny Manziel and others like offensive tackle Jake Matthews.

USA Today Coaches' Preseason Poll

Rank Team, Record, Points (First Place Votes), Previous Rank
1. Alabama 13-1, 1545 (58), 1
2. Ohio St. 12-0, 1427 (3), NR
3. Oregon 12-1, 1397, 2
4. Stanford 12-2, 1262, 6
5. Georgia 12-2, 1250, 4
6. Texas A&M 11-2, 1215 (1), 5
7. South Carolina 11-2, 1136, 7 
8. Clemson 11-2, 1047, 9
9. Louisville 11-2, 1010, 13
10. Florida 11-2, 930, 10
11. Notre Dame 12-1, 872, 3
12. Florida St. 12-2,…

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Kyle Field is a staple in the Aggie experience. Game days in College Station are something that everyone should experience. This experience is going to get an upgrade when Kyle Field gets started on the $450 million renovations.  The renovations will start after the 2013 season and will be completed for the 2015 season. 

The project has been phased to allow the complete home schedules to be played at Kyle Field in College Station during all years of the project. The first phase of the project starts in August 2014 with the demolition of G. Rollie White Coliseum and portions of the Read Building. September will bring construction to the east side press box as well as the canopy area. According to the athletic department some of the biggest changes…

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The 2012 Texas A&M football season was one for the record books. The quarterback Johnny Manziel won the Heisman trophy, and the Aggies had the best scoring offense in the SEC.  If you ask students what their favorite moment of the season was, many will tell you when the Aggies beat the No. 1 Alabama in a nail biter of a game.  The Aggies ended their season by going 10-2, averaging 44.8 points per game. No SEC team in the last five years has averaged that many points per game.

Ben Malena and Christine Michael were two guys who helped Manziel secure the wins. Malena finished off the season with seven touchdowns, and 752 yards. Michael finished the season with 12 touchdowns and 417 yards.

Mike Evans was another player that proved his worth…

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2709 Colony Creek Dr - $279,900

 Wanting lots of space? This gorgeous 2007 home in Austin's Colony has over 3,000 squ ft of living space!  Situated at the back of a cul-de-sac with a greenbelt/wooded area beyond the back yard, this property allows you to get away from it all right in the middle of town. It has a huge master suite with 2 walk-in closets, 2 large additional bedrooms and a 4th room on the second floor that can be used as a bedroom or a study. The huge 11x5 closet across the hall provides more than enough room for clothing, storage and more! The upstairs also consist of a 20x19 game/bonus room with a full bath. Granite throughout in kitchen and all 4 bathrooms. At 91.20 /squ ft, it's a one-of-a-kind find!

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In October 2013 the City of College Station will be celebrating its 75th anniversary. The area had been a community for over 60 years but was not incorporated until 1938. Texas’s first state institution of higher education was inaugurated into the area in 1876. In 1877 the area was designated College Station by the postal service. The name was because of a local train station that was located west of the campus.  Brazos valley became a popular place to move because of it's agricultural and natural resources. The community was rich in cattle and cotton. Immigrants from Europe, freed African American slaves, and indigenous Hispanic groups, all worked the rich local land.   Later on the railroads would be built and the small community was chugging along…

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College Station is a unique town because of its ties with Texas A&M University. Texas A&M has so many unique traditions but here are a couple of the most popular.

 If there is an A&M man in one hundred miles of you, you are expected to get together, eat a little, and live over the days you spent at the A&M College of Texas.” Muster is a ceremony that is celebrated worldwide. From College Station to the battlegrounds of the middle east, there are many different Muster ceremonies on April  21st.  The ceremony in College Station is dedicated to the fifty-year reunion class, with many activities like BBQ and campus tours to round out the weekend.  That night the Muster ceremony features an address by a keynote speaker, the reading of poems, and finally…

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