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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,...

Texas A&M finalizes contract to outsource Dining, Facilities Services

Texas A&M University finalized an outsourcing contract Wednesday with Compass Group USA to manage and operate dining, building maintenance, landscaping and custodial services.
The agreement with Compass Group is expected to generate $260 million in cost savings, revenue and infrastructure development for Texas A&M over a 10-year period.
I am very pleased that we are delivering a comprehensive dining and facility services program that will provide a significant revenue source to the A&M System, said Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp in a press release Wednesday. This partnership advances my goal to reallocate our scarce resources to recruit, pay and retain faculty and researchers throughout the A&M System. It is truly a win-win and we look forward to their partnership.
Personnel transition from Texas A&M to Compass Group is in progress and includes transitioning employee files and information and enrolling the employees in the company’s benefits programs, according to Jason Cook, A&M vice president of marketing and communications.
Cook said employees of Compass Group will receive a benefits package consistent with the state-funded benefits package they received now, as was promised in June when the outsourcing decision was made.
Employees of Compass will also continue to accrue vacation time as they did as Texas A&M employees, Cook said.

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