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Brazos County officials are distributing free backpacks, school supplies and gift cards for K-12 students on July 12 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bryan High Silver Campus Cafeteria.
Brazos County to distribute free school supplies
‘Back to School Bash’ invites K-12 families on July 12
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • July 11, 2024
Graduate G Tyrece Radford (23) drives to the basket during Texas A&Ms game against Nebraska in the first round of the 2024 NCAA Tournament at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee, on Friday, March 22, 2024. (Kyle Heise/The Battalion)
How Tyrece Radford can catch the attention of NBA scouts
Roman Arteaga, Sports Writer • July 10, 2024

After 5 years of college basketball at Virginia Tech and Texas A&M, Tyrece Radford is furthering his athletic career with the San Antonio...

Craig Reagans 1973 brown Mach 1 Mustang features custom stickers of Craig and his wife, and is completely rebuilt from the ground up. The interior was completely torn out and replaced with new dashboard and radio.
Compassion in the car community
Shalina Sabih, Sports Writer • July 9, 2024

This past Sunday, Cars and Coffee welcomed exactly one car: a sleek, brown Mustang that stood alone like a lone ranger in the Wild West. This...

Chancellor John Sharp during a Board of Regents meeting discussing the appointmet of interim dean Mark Welsh and discussion of a McElroy settlement on Sunday, July 30, 2023 in the Memorial Student Center.
Analysis: Chancellor Sharp’s retirement comes with new dilemmas
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • July 2, 2024

Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp announced Monday he will be retiring on June 30, 2025.  A figure notorious in state politics,...

A&M requests bids to outsource airport

 
 

Texas A&M began first steps to privatize Easterwood Airport, in hopes of creating an additional revenue stream. Easterwood is university-owned and is the only airport that serves the regional area of Brazos County. It provides the only commercial flights in the area. The first step of privatizing the airport involves the collection of Request for Qualifications, which is the process of interested businesses and firms send in their qualifications and capabilities. RFQs strictly deal with the specificity of how money will be involved in the project. It is believed that Texas A&Ms main reason for privatizing the airport would be to bring in an additional revenue stream, but B.J. Crain, Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer, said that is not the Universities sole purpose. It is not all about the generation of revenue, Crain said. We are looking at things to see if they can be done in a more efficient manner. We are looking around in activities that in other areas that are commonly outsourced and we are doing something similar. More information will be released after the RFQ process is over and the project has moved through to RFPs.

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