A Burning Desire

It has been 19 years since bonfire collapsed and if the University had it their way it never would have been built again. Fortunately the tradition has been carried on off campus.

Bonfire is constructed by hand. Trees are Cut with axes, shouldered out of the Woods to tractor paths, hauled to Load Site by tractor, shouldered again and loaded onto trucks, and transported to Stack Site where they are unloaded and sorted.  Why lead with a story about bonfire instead of immediately talking about one of the greatest games in history?  Because to understand Texas A&M you must know bonfire is the undying flame of love that every loyal Aggie carries in their heart for the school.

Although A&M …

Habit of Winning

It is a testament to Aggie spirit that 97,000 plus fans packed Kyle Field to watch Texas A&M take on the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) on a chilly Saturday evening the week before Thanksgiving.

UAB arrived as a top 25 team with one loss. In the past these types of teams have proven to be A&M’s Achilles heal.

It took less than 20 seconds for the Aggies to score and they never looked back. The Aggie defense had no problem with the UAB offense.

Mond and the offense looked good as they easily moved the ball up and down the field.

Fans are pleasantly surprise by the emergence of tight end #81 Jace Sternberger, a Junior College transfer who …

Three longtime friends experience something distinctly Texan and uniquely Aggie

Wearing Aggie shirts they bought at a tent sale Klyer, Eric, and Andrew walked from Northgate to Kyle Field to witness their first football game in Texas.

When I asked them why travel to College Station they replied:

“We don’t have things like this in Oregon. There are a ton of people here and everyone is nice. Aggie fans have gone out of their way to make us feel comfortable.”

Asked if they had a military connection they wanted to share; each told a story about their grandfather.

Eric’s grandfather lost his hearing in an engine room aboard a Navy ship during World War II.

Klyer’s grandfather traded a pack of cigarettes for a violin at the end of his …

Jimbo Fisher’s Aggies Looking Good

The walk from Reed Area to Kyle Field was filled with students tailgating, parents, children, and die hard Aggie Football fans ready to see Jimbo Fisher’s first game.

Before kickoff a mixture of Seniors and retired Marines are busy getting the Fighting Texas Aggie Band ready for their first performance. As they play the national anthem four F-15 jets scream over the stadium.

For some kickoff means getting to your seats quickly for others its time to rest.

Behind the scenes security guards, parking attendants, and other staff rush to eat a snack and prepare for half-time. People working the game for the first time are exhausted.

Those that have been doing it for years tell them to wait until …

Veterans Heal Through the Power of Books

San Antonio, TX, August 22, 2018 – With the recent release of the fourth book in the series and two more projects in the works, Camouflaged Sisters has become that go to organization for women Veterans to share their stories. It is through this storytelling that these 70 coauthors and many more Veterans have healed. When Veterans read about others who have had similar experiences and have overcome challenges such as combat related PTSD, depression, or serving in a toxic leadership environment, they are encouraged and find the courage to take steps towards healing themselves.

Because of the impact her books have had on the lives of so many Veterans, Camouflaged Sisters founder and CEO Lila Holley wanted to help