This year marks Garry Adams’ 50th with Texas A&M University. “So I’ve been here for a day or two,” the professor of veterinary pathobiology jokes.
Rusty Burson has a joke about his book-writing pace, that he’s written more books than he’s actually read. It’s not true, of course, but Burson’s output — he’s now on book No. 20 — is impressive nonetheless.
To say that John Krajicek is a man of many interests might be an understatement. He’s an executive professor at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School. He’s the front man for local band Leavenworth. And he’s a painter who has had artwork on display at Gogh Gogh Coffee Company and The Village Café.
After Ryan Swope stepped away from a career in the NFL, he lived in Dallas and then in Houston, starting a career in commercial real estate. He married his longtime girlfriend Melissa. But something was missing in the big-city life, and it wasn’t football.
Hershel Burgess was known to occasionally sit under an oak tree in Bryan, sipping whiskey among friends. Today, the new Stella Hotel’s cozy bar that bears his name stands near that very spot.
Fifth-year senior Alyssa Michalke has only played 15 minutes this season. Yet the first-year college athlete has earned as much respect as a seasoned veteran, her teammates and coaches say.
Texas A&M was once home to a zoo, though there are relatively few people who know the details of this odd piece of Aggie history.
The rowdiness of ESPN's College GameDay was the top draw in Aggieland last Saturday morning, attracting a sea of hollering students and wacky signs in anticipation of Texas A&M's bout with Tennessee later that day. Fifteen miles away, on a quiet road in Millican, a small group of youngst…
The popularity of ABC’s Shark Tank has made it hip for many to identify themselves as entrepreneurs, even though it’s more likely most haven’t made it out of the what-if stage.
Andy Rowell set sail on a Mexican cruise vacation on Jan. 11. When he returned, he found out that he had become an Aggie social-media hit.
Sage Northcutt is a freshman in the classroom and in the octagon. He’s in his first year at Texas A&M, and his first season in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Fifty years ago this month, the Man in Black was a wanted man — by the state police and Texas A&M students.
To call Texas A&M senior Angela Lowak ambitious is an understatement. She’s an honors student in the Mays Business School and is taking the prerequisites for medical school.
More than 100,000 fans pack Kyle Field for the action on the field, yet thousands work in and out of the public eye to make it all possible. The Eagle sent a team of reporters and photographers to A&M’s game against Missouri on Nov. 15, 2014, to capture the various faces of game day and …
Something happened to Red Cashion two weeks ago at the NFL’s annual officials clinic that seldom happened during his 25 seasons working games. He was caught off-guard when told he’d won the Art McNally Award, which is given to an NFL game official who exhibits exemplary professionalism, lead…
Students and professors shuffled by the Evans Library on a recent sunny day on the Texas A&M campus, with the scent of American Wagyu burgers and Korean Short Rib barbecue lingering in the air. Chef Tai Lee's food truck sets up shop there on weekdays, serving gourmet grub year-round.
Bob Walker's impact on Texas A&M is evident during a stroll across campus. Many of the buildings that have sprouted up over the last half century are a result of Walker's time as a fundraiser for the university.
A&M freshman javelin thrower Ioannis Kyriazis on Wednesday became just the second freshman in A&M history to score team points in the javelin at the NCAA Championships with his fifth-place finish. The 19-year-old was recently named the SEC men's freshman field athlete of the year aft…
Texas A&M junior Shelbi Vaughan is the three-time defending SEC discus champion, and the 2014 NCAA champ in the event. Her throw of 211 feet, 8 inches (64.52 meters) at the SEC Championships in May broke A&M and SEC records she already held. It's also the best throw by an American th…
Texas A&M baseball coach Rob Childress rarely talks about himself. After he won his 400th game at A&M last weekend, he deflected the credit to his players and assistants, saying it "isn't much of an individual accomplishment."
Stephen McGee memorably led Texas A&M to wins over Texas in 2006 and 2007. He was the first (and, for the foreseeable future, the last) quarterback to pull off back-to-back wins over the Longhorns since Corey Pullig, who led the Aggies to three straight victories from 1992 to 1994.
Responsible for 2,400 18- to 22-year-olds in Texas A&M's Corps of Cadets, Commandant Brig. Gen. Joe Ramirez isn't worried about the future.
Since moving to Bryan-College Station 17 years ago, James Benham has seen many Texas A&M graduates go on to start successful businesses in other cities. His latest venture, BinarySpace, aims to keep that talent in town.
Joseph Jones ended his Texas A&M career in 2008 as one of the most prolific players in program history. He ranks in A&M's top 10 all time in points, rebounds and blocks. He started 131 games, more than any player in A&M history except his classmate Dominique Kirk. (Jones missed a…
By the time Nikki and Joe Altmann got married at a sunny Waikiki beach in February 2011, the couple had spent fewer than 70 days together in person.
Social media and smartphones have allowed people to instantly share their experiences through photos and videos. Aggie Chris Wheeler says he wants to take those experiences one step further.
The first time Texas A&M student Tyra Preston saw Dr. Reuben May, he was atop one of the benches outside of the Academic Building, prowling from end to end, spraying rap verses as students passed.
Buryl Baty's playing career at Texas A&M is best remembered for a touchdown pass he threw against Texas in 1948.
Tennis player Arthur Rinderknech came to Texas A&M from his native France in January 2014. An NCAA academics ruling forced him to sit out a year, but the layoff did come with one advantage.
This week has been a reunion of sorts for Jacob Green. The former Texas A&M defensive end, who played for Seattle Seahawks from 1980 to 1991, is in Phoenix along with former teammates Cortez Kennedy, Steve Largent and Dave Krieg for Seattle's Super Bowl matchup with the New England Patriots.
Jordan Green was an 18-year-old freshman the first time he visited children in Bryan-College Station. The kids were awestruck at the Texas A&M basketball player's height (he's 6-foot-5), he says, but the most memorable part was letting them wrap him up like a Christmas present.
When Jeff Toates sits down for one of his hard-hitting interviews, he doesn't need extensive notes or background. He just needs a camera. And a toaster.
After 31 years of chasing Soviet KGB secrets and jumping out of moving cars for the Central Intelligence Agency, James Olson made the move into academia. That led him to Texas A&M's Bush School of Government and Public Service.
Old rivalries die hard for Reveille VIII.
"Hey, Rev,” says her new handler Ryan Kreider at his parents' home in College Station. “Would you rather be a teasip or a dead dog?"
Reveille rolls over, paws in the air. She's playing dead.
Four years ago, Katy Dunn and Faith Stringer were part of a spirited crowd watching the World Cup at Murphy's Law in Downtown Bryan. Neither were big soccer fans, they say, but the passion and sense of community they felt that year hooked them.