Some of our favorite photos from Eagle photographers from February 2019.
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Paris James, 12, left, walks to the stage beside Meredith Dickson, vice president of philanthropy for Pi Beta Phi Texas Eta, who was accepting the Woman and Youth Award on behalf of her sorority during the 60th anniversary celebration for the Boys and Girls Club of the Brazos Valley at the Brazos County Expo on Thursday, January 31, 2019. You can read more about the anniversary event here. You can view more photos here.
John Anderson sits Saturday inside his College Station home. Anderson has served on the boards of the Bryan Rotary Club, the Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce, MSC OPAS, Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial, Boys and Girls Club of the Brazos Valley, College Station Medical Center, Habitat for Humanity and the Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation. You can read about Anderson and others making a difference in the Brazos Valley here.
Adan Pachuca, left, and John Smith, both 9, look on as fellow Robert C. Neal Elementary third-graders Lisseth Aguilar, Briza Chavez and Joshua Paniagua, all 8, demonstrate pushing and pulling forces as students present their tech-based science projects at Texas A&M University. You can read more about the presentations here. You can view photos here.
Texas A&M center Ciera Johnson scores after grabbing an offensive rebound in front of Vanderbilt’s Mariella Fasoula during the first quarter Thursday night at Reed Arena. You can read more about the matchup here.
Longtime local youth baseball coach Randy Malazzo, standing, has coached current Bryan High baseball coach James Dillard, left, Dillard’s son, Tag Dillard, center, and his own grandson, Conner Simpson.
You can read about Malazzo and others making a difference in the Brazos Valley here.
Brett Lawler offers sloppy joes to attendees of Friday night's 50 Men Who Can Cook event at the Brazos County Expo. Many of the cooking teams dressed in costume for the event, which was a fundraiser for the College Station ISD Education Foundation. You can view more photos from 50 Men Who Can Cook here and read more here.
Texas A&M University student Hugh Sharp, left, stands beside Rory Stockberger, 3, and his brother, Ewan Stockberger, 5, as they stop to blow bubbles during First Friday in Downtown Bryan. Students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy were offering a variety of hands-on demonstrations at the free monthly event, which takes place in the evening on the first Friday of each month.
Robin R. Means Coleman, vice president and associate provost for diversity, stands Tuesday inside the Jack K. Williams Administration Building at Texas A&M University. Coleman appears in Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror, a documentary based on her book. You can read more here.
Randy Cardenas, 18, center, gives a haircut to David Vela, 15, as Rudder High School's barbering program is highlighted at the Bryan ISD Showcase Saturday at Stephen F. Austin Middle School. You can read more about the showcase here. You can view photos here.
Tim Erickson attempts to rope a calf while competing Saturday in the third annual Seth Broesche Memorial, a fundraiser named in memory of a Somerville man who died in 2016. The event is free to the public and continues today with steer and team roping at the Brazos County Expo. Money raised benefits scholarships and people in need. You can read more about the memorial fundraiser here.
Corin Gilbert, a tattoo artist from San Antonio's Crooked Crows Tattoo, shows off her own intricate ink portraying a madonna holding a lamb at the Ink Masters Tattoo Show held in The Brazos Center. You can read more about the expo here and view photos here.
Melisa May Spradlin is executive director of the Down Syndrome Association of Brazos Valley. The group works to educate and advocate for those with Down syndrome in the area. You can read about Spradlin and others making a difference in the Brazos Valley here.
Carol Jackson is a juvenile probation officer in the recidivism reduction program at the Brazos County Juvenile Justice Center. Her job is to assist juvenile probation officers, especially in working with their children’s school counselors, principals and parents. You can read about Jackson and others making a difference in the Brazos Valley here.
College Station Medical Center Director of Therapy Services Danie Fallon, left, and Case Management Director Rosemary Royall tie red ribbons on a tree in front of The Med in College Station on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Staff tied dozens of the large red bows to trees lining the entrance to the hospital in honor of American Heart Month, which is February. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.
Rudder’s Rakia Lee, center, and Asani McGee tangle with Magnolia’s Claire McCusker for a rebound during the first quarter at The Armory on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. You can view photos from the matchup here.
Program director Taylor Ellerbrock holds a basket filled with dozens of soaps made by adults with special needs at The Bee Community. You can read about Ellerbrock and others making a difference in the Brazos Valley here.
Benny Carroll, left, Brycston Wilson and Robert Nelson load dozens of Ofo bikes onto a trailer as nonprofit organizations pick up leftover yellow bikes once used in Texas A&M's bike share system on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Texas A&M parted ways with Ofo last fall and is now working with vendor VeoRide, which offers turquoise bikes. About 300 Ofo bikes will be distributed to local nonprofits to provide transportation to people in need. Watch to learn more here. View more photos here.
College Station’s Ariana Rodriguez wrestles Huntsville’s Temidayo Ogundiran during the first period at the District 10-5A meet at Cougar Gym on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. You can read more about the District 10-5A meet here.
Joe Martinez, longtime head of the Bryan College Station Boxing Club, has trained multiple national Golden Gloves champions and coached internationally. He won the U.S. Marine Corps middleweight championship in the early days of his lifelong involvement with the sport, earning him the nickname “Joltin’ Joe Martinez.” You can read about Martinez and others making a difference in the Brazos Valley here.
Sul Ross Elementary students wave U.S. flags as they sing a song during Thursday's Valentines for Veterans event honoring military veterans, service members and first responders. You can read more about the annual event here and view more photos here.
Mrs. Manya Lazaroff, left, co-director of the Chabad Jewish Student Center with her husband, Rabbi Yossi Lazaroff, is joined by members of her family and Texas A&M students making challah bread in preparation for hosting the Mental Health Awareness Shabbat this Saturday. You can read more here.
Valentine Lopez lights a candle in memory of Clark Poling, one of four chaplains killed when the USAT Dorchester sank during WWII, as members of American Legion Post 159 honor their sacrifice Thursday evening. You can read more about the ceremony here.
Hundreds of plastic pink flamingos decorate a grassy area near the The Gardens at Texas A&M University on Friday, February 8, 2019. The project, which was installed Thursday, is an annual tradition of the horticulture sciences department and will remain until the "deflocking" at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, February 10, 2019.
Jazmin Tessier, left, a volunteer with Southern Wildlife Rehab, Inc., holds an opossum named "Littlefoot" as Mary Kate Walker pets the rescue animal on Friday during Darwin Day at Texas A&M University. The free, annual event for both children and adults was hosted by the department of ecology and evolutionary biology and included live animals, museum specimens, science demonstrations, crafts and refreshments.
Katy Paetow's Joel Delva (20) and Alberto Colon (2) follow College Station's Matt White (23) as he attempts a basket in the second quarter Friday at Cougar Gym. You can read more about the matchup here.
Sheree Boegner is heavily involved with both the Girl Scouts and the Sassy Shoe Social, the annual fundraiser benefitting Phoebe’s Home. You can read about Boegner and others making a difference in the Brazos Valley here.
Mindy Dang kneels beside her dog, Maple, while looking for a book to read to children during Reading with Dogs, a program at the Children's Museum of the Brazos Valley that aims to promote literacy, build confidence and reduce stress. After group story time, the children were invited to read to the dogs.
Nine-year-old Jackson Hood descends the indoor rock climbing apparatus in the lobby of the A&M Student Rec Center Sunday after reaching the top of the 44-foot-high structure during the Outdoor Adventures Climbing Clinic held there Sunday afternoon.
Members of the Texas A&M softball team congratulate pitcher Kendall Potts, second from right, after she got the final out in a 15-0 run-rule victory over California Baptist in the Aggie Classic on Sunday at Davis Diamond. Potts, pitching in her first action since 2017 at Baylor, threw two scoreless innings. You can read more about the win here.
Every Sunday at 1:30 p.m., a group of homeless residents meets at Neal Park in Bryan to eat and visit. “Rain, snow, hurricane, we have not skipped one time because of the weather, and we do not plan to,” Dan Kiniry said. You can read about Kiniry and others making a difference in the Brazos Valley here.
Jean Becker, chief of staff to former President George H.W. Bush, from left, and moderator Andrew S. Natsios listen Monday to Andy Card, deputy chief of staff to George W. Bush, address the audience at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. You can read more about the conversation here.
Gus Kimbrough gives a Gig ‘em sign as he and Texas A&M head baseball coach Rob Childress fill in Kimbrough’s letter of intent to join the baseball team Monday morning in the Kyle Field Media Room. You can read more here.
College Station junior point guard Mia Rivers brings the ball up the court during the first quarter of the Lady Cougars’ Class 5A bi-district playoff game against Willis on Monday at Sam Houston State’s Johnson Coliseum in Huntsville. College Station won 63-40. You can read more about the game here.
Shannon Long stands beside racks of shoes available at Chrissy’s Closet for any student or employee of College Station ISD. The program provides toiletries, new shoes and gently used and new clothes at no charge. You can read about Long and others making a difference in the Brazos Valley here.
Odyssey Academy student Belen Cortez lowers her team’s aquatic robot into the pool at Bryan Aquatic Center as fellow team members Anahi Lucio (from left), Yovanna Martinez and Enrique Florez look on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Five teams from Stephen F. Austin Middle School faced off to determine which would go on to compete in the regional competition March 2 in Georgetown. You can read more here.
Caitlin Cook, left, listens as Lauren Farquhar, Kayla Kroeker and Danielle Williams sing "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" as members of Texas A&M's Women's Chorus deliver a surprise Singing Valentine from Cook's boyfriend, Evan Flores, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at the John J. Koldus Student Services Building. The deadline for reserving a Singing Valentine was Tuesday, but the group also offers singing Birthday Grams throughout the year.
College Station's Callie Woods, right, controls the ball ahead of A&M Consolidated's Camille Corbitt in the first half at Cougar Stadium on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. You can read about the cross-town matchup here.
Chocolatier Josh Neubauer holds a tray of salted caramels while working Wednesday on getting orders ready for Valentine's Day customers at The Chocolate Gallery. The Downtown Bryan shop is continuing to take orders of Valentine's Day chocolates for Friday and Saturday pick-up. You can read more about the changing way people celebrate the romantic holiday here.
Brittney Purvis and other Rudder High School students create the base of their floral ladybugs with carnations Wednesday afternoon. Students enrolled in high school floral design classes in Bryan and College Station schools put together their own arrangements in honor of the holiday. As part of the projects, the teachers make sure the students understand the pressure and hectic nature of a flower shop during Valentine’s Day. You can read more here.
Texas A&M’s Kelbi Fortenberry, right, steals second base as the ball gets past Prairie View A&M’s Gabrielle Fonseca during the second inning Wednesday at Davis Diamond. You can read more about the matchup here.
Jimmy and Courtney Pitman, left, owners of Pitman Custom Homes, and Tyan and John Magruder, owners of Magruder Homes, are working together to build a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Dream Home. You can read about the Pitman and Magruder families and others making a difference in the Brazos Valley here.
Eleonora Khlebus and Dan Andrienko share a moment as they walk the Trail of Lights at Wolf Pen Creek Park Thursday night. The Valentine's Day event offered live music, free horse-drawn carriage rides, food trucks and gift vendors. The lights will remain up for the month of February.
Mark Smith, left, Bryan City Councilman Brent Hairston, Rick Yarto and Greg Holt, all members Ringside Quartet, sing a song for Bryan ISD Superintendent Christie Whitbeck before the start of the Bryan ISD School Board meeting Thursday. The group was delivering singing valentines throughout the day to raise money for the Bryan Rotary Club's scholarship fund benefiting area students.
Texas A&M’s Jada Walton, center, shoots in the middle of four LSU defenders during the first half Thursday at Reed Arena. You can read more about the annual Beat the Hell Outta Breast Cancer Game here.
Bryan’s Brianna Garcia, right, prepares to slide into Cedar Creek catcher Jaylan Meraz during the second inning Thursday at Lady Viking Field. Meraz tagged out Garcia on the play, but Bryan eventually won 7-3. You can read more about the NFCA Leadoff Classic here.
Peggy Ragsdale organized and now serves as coordinator of the Clothing Closet program for the Salvation Army of Bryan-College Station. You can read about Ragsdale and others making a difference in the Brazos Valley here.
Texas A&M's Logan Foster, right, celebrates with Bryce Blaum, left, and Braden Shewmake, center, as he crosses home plate in the third inning of Friday's game against Fordham at Blue Bell Park. You can read more about the season opener here.
College Station’s Mia Rivers, right, and Alexys Grice double team Georgetown East View’s Mary Brown during the first half in Giddings Friday, February 15, 2019. You can read more about the area playoff game here.
Sister Penny Dunn stands in front of the mosaic of St. Francis in the main lobby at CHI St. Joseph Regional Health Center. You can read about Dunn and others making a difference in the Brazos Valley here.
Sarah Halle, left, dances with children while performing as Cinderella during My Magical Memory's Valentine's Day Princess Ball at the Brazos County Expo on Saturday. young girls had the chance to be princesses for the day as they created princess-themed crafts, snacked on treats and enjoyed dancing and sing-a-longs with their favorite Disney princesses. A portion of the proceeds benefited the Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas. You can view more from the Princess Ball here.
A Chevy Corvette wrapped in gold stood out among the exotic and classic cars on display Sunday, February 17, 2019, at Century Square in College Station. The Texas A&M Sports Car Club and Century Square host the car show every third Sunday of the month. Hundreds of car enthusiasts attended the event. You can view more photos from the car show here.
A.J. Renold, executive director of Voices for Children, sits in the lobby of the organization’s Downtown Bryan office. You can read about Renold and others making a difference in the Brazos Valley here.
96-year-old Jacob Eisenbach recalls his experiences survivng the Holocaust to a full house in Rudder Auditorium in front of a large projection of himself on stage Monday night. You can read more about Eisenbach here.
Ramiro Galindo poses in his office on West Villa Maria in Bryan. Galindo is president and CEO of The Galindo Group, a collection of real estate, business development and property management ventures. You can read about Galindo and others making a difference in the Brazos Valley here.
A helmet that belonged to a firefighter who helped in the rescue and recovery effort following the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is among the items on display in "Spies, Traitors, Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America," an exhibit on terrorism in the United States currently up through May 20 at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The exhibit, which was created by the International Spy Museum, focuses on nine major events in U.S. history.
Community Impact Award winners Tyan Magruder, from left, Monica Brown, Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce CEO Glen Brewer and Erica and Terrence Murphy pose for a photo Tuesday at the Phillips Event Center ballroom in Bryan. You can read more about the winners here.
La Verne Young-Hawkins stands in front of a heart failure prevention poster with her likeness on it, just one of the many causes she supports in the Bryan-College Station community. You can read about Young-Hawkins and others making a difference in the Brazos Valley here.
Miranda Guerrero sorts donated food items while working at the Sterling C. Evans Library at Texas A&M University on Wednesday. February 20, 2019. The libraries' Food for Fines program, which allows students to donate non-perishable food items as payment for outstanding fines, continues through March 8. A $1 credit will be applied for each full-sized donation of 10 ounces or more. In addition to the Evans Library, drop-off locations include the Medical Sciences Library, the Policy Sciences and Economics Library and the West Campus Library. All donations will go to the 12th Can Food Pantry.
Historian and author Edward G. Lengel, who wrote Never in Finer Company: The Men of the Great War’s Lost Battalion, speaks to a lecture hall of several dozen Blinn College students and faculty at the Bryan campus on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. You can read more about the lecture here.
Nora Nolan, 9, uses a mini microscope to view retro reflective roadway markings during Super Techno Science Night at Southwood Valley Elementary on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2019. Students had the chance to learn about coding, touch animal specimens, make slime and more at the free even for children and their families. You can view more photos from Super Techno Science Night here.
A large sign for Planet K on Texas Avenue in Bryan is removed by crane on Thursday. After a months-long legal dispute with the city of Bryan, Planet K agreed last week to remove the sign and replace it with a new, smaller sign — seen at right — complaint with the city's code of ordinances, along with other concessions. In return, the city agreed to approve the amended site plan for Planet K, as well as its building permit. A certificate of occupancy, which will allow the business to move into its commercial building, will be issued once inspections are passed.
You can read the latest on Planet K and the city of Bryan here.
Texas A&M’s N’dea Jones, center, tries to shoot while surrounded by Tennessee’s Rennia Davis (0), Mimi Collins (4) and Kasiyahna Kushkituah (11) during the second quarter Thursday at Reed Arena. You can read more about the matchup here.
College Station’s Zach Williams misses a throw from the catcher as Waco Robinson’s Jace Walker steals second base during the first inning at Cougar Field on Thursday, February 21, 2019. You can read more about the matchup at the Brazos Valley Invitational here.
Bryan High choir director Alex Medlock calls the opportunity to help guide students in their life choices a ‘“very rewarding part of the job.” You can read about Medlock and others making a difference in the Brazos Valley here.
Brandon Gilbert, left, helps La'Felix Turner add stickers to a toy car they built together during the Build-with-Dads event at Navarro Elementary on Friday, February 22, 2019. Fathers, father figures and members of Texas A&M's Corps of Cadets joined 146 students to make wooden projects at the annual event. You can view more photos from the event here.
Sul Ross Elementary students perform a class cheer while at the Brazos Valley Food Bank on February 21, 2019. The fourth-graders participating in the school's Leadership Club assembled 720 backpacks for kids in need. You can read about previous Ross Leadership Club activities here.
Charles “Coach” Brown and his wife, Carolyn, live on Lazy B-5 Ranch in southern Robertson County and run the Brahman cattle ranch on Sadberry Farm — land that has been in Carolyn’s family since 1895. You can read about the Browns and others making a difference in the Brazos Valley here.
Evan Eneks, 5, smiles as his mom, Brandie, draws a happy face in syrup on his pancakes during the 67th Annual Pancake Day sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of College Station on Saturday at the Brazos Center. The event also included area non-profits offering games and crafts for children. A portion of the proceeds from Pancake Day will benefit the Fun For All Playground. You can read more about the community's first accessible playground here.
Sawyer Sims, 5, left, Valerie Bynum, 5, Andie McMahon, 4, and Jessee McLean, 3, watch from the stage as members of Chara Christian Dance Company perform during Saturday night's Daddy Daughter Dance at A&M United Methodist Church. You can view more photos from the dance here.
Nancy Berry represents Precinct 3 on the Brazos County Commissioners Court and holds several board positions for local nonprofit groups. You can read about Berry and others making a difference in the Brazos Valley here.
Paul Nesheim, 79, of Houston participates Sunday in the javelin competition at College Station High School's track. Men and women ages 55 to 90-plus competed Feb. 22-24 in the city of College Station’s annual Senior Games. You can view more photos from the games here.
Judy LeUnes sits with her dogs, Remy and Weinkie, at Stephen C. Beachy Central Park. In 2018 LeUnes founded Wienerspiel, a nonprofit organization to benefit causes related to animals. You can read about LeUnes and others making a difference in the Brazos Valley here.
An original story creator for PIXAR Animation Studios, Matthew Luhn speaks to the audience at the MSC Bethancourt annual spring symposium about the power of storytelling in movies, entertainment and business on Monday, February 25, 2019. You can read more about the symposium here.
Attorney Patrick Gendron represents juvenile cases in the Brazos Valley. “I represent kids, whether their parents can’t afford to hire an attorney, or if their parents can pay me,” Gendron said. “I represent them all the same.” You can read about Gendron and others making a difference in the Brazos Valley here.
Sharla Watts, owner of Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery, displays desserts for the 25th annual A Taste of Aggieland at the Brazos County Expo on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. You can view more photos from the event here.
Storyteller Peter M. Small portrays U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt with students from Jane Long Intermediate School joining him on stage at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. You can read more about the presentation here.
Snook’s Kaleb Roberson (22) and Hearne’s Micah Smith (10) jump for a rebound beside KJ Macik (5) and Quinston Owens (30) during the first quarter at Bryan’s Viking Gym on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. You can read more about the game here. You can view more photos here.
Rose Mary Garcia, left, and Denise Camp started The Princess Project of Bryan-College Station, which helps high school juniors or seniors find a new or gently used prom dress at no cost. You can read about Garcia, Camp and others making a difference in the Brazos Valley