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Biking in Bryan & College Station - Please don't run over my friend with your truck. - 02/27/10 08:42 AM
Dear Readers, A friend of mine almost died riding his bike to campus last week. I'm not sure whether to blame the kid in the big pick-up truck or the lack of bike lanes in Bryan & College Station. Increasing the infrastructure for bikers in the Brazos Valley, like many "green" initiatives, just makes sense (financially). Unfortunately, we have to get past the them & us mindset.
Here are some facts from City's for Cycling: In one generation, the percentage of kids who walk or bike to school has dropped 50%, while childhood obesity has tripled. The average adult spends 36 (0 comments)
Residents can pick up the compost at the City of Bryan Compost Facility, 2988 Pleasant Hill Road. It’s open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The giveaway is an effort to create space at the Compost Facility, and also advertise the fact that the City sells compost throughout the year. Compost will not be provided to commercial users.
Dear readers, I'm going to spend a couple of minutes in the crisp Sunday morning to write about one of my favorite local businesses. About 14 months ago one of my friends decided to pursue his passion for coffee and opened What's the Buzz Coffee Company in College Station, Texas. John leased space just off Longmire and FM 2818, bought a cool coffee roaster and started importing and roasting beans. Sometimes I believe that as long as coffee isn't bad, we don't really think about it. I know many of us enjoy coffee, but we don't approach it as we (0 comments)
Brazos Animal Shelter offering half-price adoptions Valentine's weekend - 02/12/10 05:56 PM
Dear readers, Woof! The Brazos Animal Shelter is offering half-price adoptions this Valentine's weekend. Saturday - 10am to 2pm - Brazos Animal Shelter - Half-price adoptions on animals already spayed or neutered. 11am to 5pm - Petsmart - Pets on display Sunday - 1pm-6pm Adoptions at Petsmart in College Station I found further information in The Eagle. Blue skies, Sam Whitefacebook.SamWhiteRealty.com979-589-4487 (0 comments)
Dear readers,Tomorrow night is the second of College Station's Green Mini-Seminars, and it's your chance to ask that important question, "Why doesn't College Station recycle green glass and other items. The seminar is called "Recycling Markets and Economics," and will be held in the Public Works offices on the second floor of the College Station Municipal Court at 300 Krenek Tap Rd at 6pm. Further information is available on the City's Green Website For links to Green information all day long, follow @bcsgreenliving on twitter. Blue skies,Sam WhiteSearch.SamWhiteRealty.comfacebook.SamWhiteRealty.com (0 comments)
Dear readers,I've published the Bryan & College Station residential real estate charts and statisitcs for January 2010 on my Market Reports Website. Again, the results are mixed as our market wallows slightly through the winter. The good news remains that there really isn't any bad news. Remember, you can get daily statistics from the Bryan College Station MLS by following @bcshomes or @bcsgreenliving on twitter!For those looking to finance condominiums, I have found several local lenders willing to write these loans for 15 years at a higher intrest rate or offer a five-year adjustable rate mortgage. Our problem is (0 comments)
Dear readers, A couple of green items came up today worth mentioning. First is a news release from The Texas A&M System yesterday titled "A&M System Saves $4 Million With “Green” Utility Contract." It goes on to say that "the estimated value of the contract, which also includes Stephen F. Austin State University, is $37.4 million. SFA’s savings are estimated at about $2 million for the period." "Fifteen percent of the energy purchased through the contract, or approximately 43,000,000 kilowatt hours per year, will be in the form of Texas Wind Renewable Energy Credits." I know there is still a (0 comments)
Musings about life, homes and real estate in College Station and the Brazos Valley. Subjects include College Station and Aggieland real estate, Brazos Valley and College Station real estate market reports, College Station and Bryan events, and comments and stories about flying and sailing.
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