Texas Weekend of Remembrance to honor our fallen

Texas Weekend of Remembrance to honor our fallen

College Station is a natural venue for a Memorial Day weekend event designed for Texans to pay their respects and honor the servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives for our country. The inaugural Texas Weekend of Remembrance will be May 25-27 (Friday-Sunday) at Veterans Park & Athletic Complex. Our goal is to grow the event into an annual Memorial Day mainstay for military members, veterans, their families and the public to remember the fallen. Continue reading Texas Weekend of Remembrance to honor our fallen

Games of Texas to attract thousands to BCS

Games of Texas logoLet the Games begin!

The TAAF Games of Texas, that is. The multi-sport festival starts July 31 and runs through Aug. 4 at venues across Bryan-College Station.

What are the Games of Texas? Imagine a state version of the Olympics.

The festival is managed by the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation, the governing body for athletics and sports in the state’s parks and recreation world. For the next two summers, Texas A&M, the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, and the cities of College Station and Bryan will host the event.

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Personal Reflections on the Meaning of Juneteenth

Every year, I feel blessed to celebrate, reflect and commemorate another Juneteenth. As a youth, I always anticipated our family trip to Belton Lake each June. It seemed like everyone we knew was there. The years have swiftly passed, and here we are, looking forward to yet another Juneteenth celebration.

Sankofa is an Akin word from the African country of Ghana that means “go back and get it.” The spirit of the word has transcended time, and if we transport ourselves back in history, we can find the true meaning of Juneteenth. For the last five years, the day has inspired my mission to research my family history.

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