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CARPOOL back again to give safe, free rides home

Aggies and others who've had too much to drink to drive safely can again make it to their destinations through the auspices of CARPOOL, the volunteer student organization that provides rides to those too inebriated to make it home on their own.

Sunday 08/31/2014
Texas A&M professor skeptical of cloud seeding in Wichita Falls

Wichita Falls is trying to make it rain.

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Friday 08/29/2014
QB Kenny Hill shines in A&M season opener win against South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Maybe it won't make Aggie fans forget about Johnny Manziel just yet, but new A&M quarterback Kenny Hill stepped up big Thursday, eclipsing Manziel's single-game passing record with 511 yards and propelling the underdog Aggies to a 52-28 thrashing of No. 9-ranked South Carolina at Williams-Brice Stadium.

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NSF grant will help Texas institutions keep great minds in Texas

A partnership between Texas A&M, Texas University and Rice under a $3.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation established the state as a hub for turning academic research into real-world profitable business ventures.

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Thursday 08/28/2014
Johnny Manziel appears as aerobics instructor in Snickers ad

Former Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel added another nickname to the list today: Johnny JamBoogie.

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Fans excited about Texas A&M's first matchup with South Carolina

Texas A&M fans in South Carolina have been quiet since the Aggies made a road trip to Clemson in 2005, but former students residing in the Palmetto State are ready to bring the 12th Man to Columbia for today's game with South Carolina.

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'Texas Aggie Band Show' partners with local NBC affiliate KAGS-TV

The Texas Aggie Band Show will kick off its 20th season on television on a new station -- local NBC affiliate KAGS-TV.

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Woman accused of assaulting girlfriend with hammer on Texas A&M campus

A 21-year-old College Station woman remained behind bars Wednesday after authorities accused her of assaulting her girlfriend with a hammer while on the Texas A&M campus.

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Texas A&M to welcome freshmen, transfer students with Sunday Undergraduate Convocation

Texas A&M will officially welcome incoming freshmen and transfer students at this year's Undergraduate Convocation at Reed Arena on Sunday at 2 p.m.

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Wednesday 08/27/2014
Texas A&M named fittest college in America

Texas A&M did not need help from a $54 million Student Recreation Center renovation to be considered the healthiest in the country, according to The Active Times.

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Tuesday 08/26/2014
Homer Jacobs, editor of 12th Man Magazine, dies

Longtime 12th Man Magazine editor Homer Jacobs died Tuesday morning. He was 49. The cause of death is unknown and an autopsy has been ordered.

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Texas A&M ranked among top five universities in the nation

Of 13 possible categories, it was the Aggie spirit of service that propelled it to a Top 5 ranking among national universities, editors from Washington Monthly magazine announced Monday.

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Monday 08/25/2014
Texas A&M nets two Top 5 ranking from Washington Monthly

New rankings released Monday from Washington Monthly named Texas A&M as the Lone Star State's top university and the No. 4 overall national university.

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Sunday 08/24/2014
Bryan-College Station experiencing annual expansion as students return

They're back.

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A&M professor selected for oceanography award

George W. Kattawar, professor emeritus of physics and astronomy at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive The Oceanography Society's 2014 Nils Gunnar Jerlov Award.

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Saturday 08/23/2014
Companies, Aggies pushing for saltwater usage in fracking wells

Oil-and-gas exploration companies and Texas A&M students are all working to prevent drinkable, fresh ground water from being used for fracking.

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Corps of Cadets activation ceremonies set

Activation ceremonies for a new major unit in the Corps of Cadets, the 3rd Regiment, will take place at 9 a.m. Friday at the Sanders Corps of Cadets Center. Activation ceremonies for two company-sized units, Company G-2 and Squadron 11, will take place at the Corps Center at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. respectively, on the same day.

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Friday 08/22/2014
HistoryMakers footage archived to show broad history of African-Americans

Every Black History Month, Valerie Taylor and her children celebrate by learning about accomplished African-Americans through The HistoryMakers collection of oral histories.

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Thursday 08/21/2014
Texas A&M expanding game coverage to Spanish-language radio stations

A new Spanish-language Radio Network launched by the Texas A&M athletics department's multimedia rights holder will reach Hispanic and Latino fans with Aggie football games from the Texas Panhandle down to the Rio Grande Valley, university officials said.

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Wednesday 08/20/2014
USDA Air Quality Task Force holding public meetings on agricultural issues

The USDA Agricultural Air Quality Task Force plans to hold a series of meetings Wednesday and Thursday at Texas A&M University to give the public a chance to speak on agricultural air quality issues.

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Sunday 08/17/2014
Texas A&M football team welcomes fans to autograph session

Texas A&M freshman Jon Colburn had a bone to pick with wide receiver Ricky Seals-Jones at the annual Meet the Aggies autograph signing event Saturday.

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Aggie putting modeling chops to the test on competition show

On Monday, Aggie graduate Will Jardell will tune into the season premiere of America's Next Top Model just like he's been doing since the show first aired 11 years ago. 

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Cloud-based computing startup Gazoo sets sights on Aggies

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A&M researchers hone laser for explosives, drug detention

Technology developed by Texas A&M University researchers to detect explosives and hazardous materials could be used in fighting terrorism, for drug enforcement and for agricultural purposes.

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Friday 08/15/2014
Aggies put school spirit on display for SEC Network launch

Nick Burns didn't let a graveyard shift or 90 miles get in the way of being part of the SEC Network launch.

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Ag legend Grandin shares experiences

When Texas A&M System Regent Jim Schwertner met renowned cattle expert Temple Grandin for the first time, she told him she knew how to speed up his cattle production business by 20 percent.

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Survivors of A&M Coach 'Bear' Bryant's grueling training camp reunite in Junction on 60th anniversary

JUNCTION -- One of Texas A&M's greatest football stories was born in this small West Texas town, which is framed by rolling hills and the Llano River. But for many who pass through, there is no sign or clear indication that the Aggies were ever here.

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Thursday 08/14/2014
ESPN filming Yell Practice as part of SEC Network launch

As part of the launch of the SEC Network, ESPN crews will film a Yell Practice at Texas A&M on Thursday afternoon.

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Wednesday 08/13/2014
Progress, game-day congestion discussed at Kyle Field update briefing

Phase 1 of the $450 million renovation of Kyle Field is on time and on budget, according to A&M Chancellor John Sharp, who appeared Tuesday at the Bernard C. Richardson Zone for a briefing on the reconstruction work.

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Tuesday 08/12/2014
Corps of Cadets opening center for the 21st century

Texas A&M is expected to open a state-of-the-art learning center Thursday morning, making it the second of four planned centers designed to modernize facilities used by the Corps of Cadets.

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Sunday 08/10/2014
New firm hired to handle Texas A&M's investments

The Texas A&M University System has a new investment adviser -- Atlanta-based LCG Associates.

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Saturday 08/09/2014
Keeping an ear on Nixon: A&M-Central Texas prof an authority on former president's Oval Office recordings

If Richard Nixon ever had a fly on his wall, his name was Luke Nichter.

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Thursday 08/07/2014
Ranchers come to town for courses on caring for their herds

A herd of roughly 20 cattle in shades of black, brown and white stood calmly inside a portable pen at the Louis Pearce Pavillion at Texas A&M University Wednesday morning, waiting for an instructor to select one for a demonstration. Close to 200 ranchers, many clad in cowboy hats or baseball caps, sat on benches on the side of the arena, listening to a Texas beef specialist discuss corralling techniques that would cause less stress on the cattle.

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Texas A&M VP B.J. Crain takes new position with university

After resigning her post as Texas A&M University's vice president for finance and administration on Aug. 31, B.J. Crain will begin as special assistant to the vice chancellor and dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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Texas A&M No.1 for conservatives in new Princeton Review rankings

Texas A&M University's students are conservative, on great terms with the community and huge sports fans. They're open to religion, but not so much to the LGBT community -- at least, according to Princeton Review's latest round of rankings.

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Wednesday 08/06/2014
Bryan police say Texas A&M football player not involved in Reveille Ranch robbery

Texas A&M football player Devante “Speedy” Noil is not a person of interest in an aggravated robbery reported at Reveille Ranch last month, authorities said.

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Texas A&M VP for finance, administration B.J. Crain resigning at month's end

B.J. Crain, Texas A&M's vice president for finance and administration, will resign from her post Aug. 31, according an email the university sent to all employees Tuesday.

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Tuesday 08/05/2014
Texas A&M could be in the running to mass-produce Ebola treatment

There's no standardized treatment for the Ebola virus, but Texas A&M could play a key role in producing one.

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Representatives for SEC alumni groups in town to check out Aggieland

Representatives from alumni associations of the 14 Southeastern Conference schools are in Aggieland this week for the annual Alumni Professionals of the SEC conference.

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Monday 08/04/2014
Aggies accept 48-hour invention challenge

The next big innovation in health technology may have been invented this weekend at the Texas A&M Engineering Innovation Center. Some of the event's products could save a child's life. Others require a bit of knowledge about Kegels.

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Thursday 07/31/2014
Texas A&M Mays Business School students learn about teamwork, trust for orientation

Some groups use trust falls. Texas A&M Mays Business School students enter a pitch-black building filled with sirens and screams to find a classmate, strap them to a makeshift stretcher and carry them to safety.

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Texas A&M junior a finalist in Bridgestone Americas Teens Drive Smart video contest

Veronika Hill said she was hesitant at first about entering the Bridgestone Americas Teens Drive Smart video contest. In fact, a simple coin flip made the final decision for her to enter and eventually become a finalist.

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Cattle expert Temple Grandin to speak at Texas A&M summer commencement

Internationally renowned animal scientist and autism activist Temple Grandin will deliver Texas A&M's summer commencement convocation on Aug. 14.

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Aggies enter football season with upgraded locker, training facilities

Texas A&M football players reported to campus Thursday and got their first look at the renovated Bright Football Complex.

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Wednesday 07/30/2014
Texas A&M Veterinary lab prepared to ID foot-and-mouth virus, other livestock diseases

Should foot-and-mouth disease hit Texas livestock, the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory -- the only Texas lab able to test samples for the virus -- is prepared.

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Texas A&M police seeking national accreditation

Texas A&M police could soon join a short list of Texas university police departments as a nationally accredited law enforcement agency.

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Federal agency not planning on penalizing Texas A&M for nuclear reactor mistake

A federal agency in charge of monitoring nuclear reactors will not revoke Texas A&M's license to operate after its research reactor was left unattended for more than two minutes on Friday.

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Tuesday 07/29/2014
Manziel's jersey may fetch $100K

A California-based sports memorabilia company believes Johnny Manziel's 2012 Texas A&M jersey could be worth at least $100,000.

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Sunday 07/27/2014
Texas A&M University System, U.N. forge partnership to fight world hunger

The Texas A&M University System and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations have joined forces to fight world hunger.

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A&M Fish Camp prepares for record freshmen class

With the 60th anniversary of the first Texas A&M Fish Camp around the corner, student leaders are busy preparing for the record 6,500 freshmen registered for this year's orientation program. 

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New Texas A&M degree to fill void for nurse practitioners

In order to combat a shortage of primary care physicians, the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing is looking to train nurse practitioners to fill the void.

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