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Home Hardware Source

 So last week I explored a new store in Bryan (well new to me anyway) chocked FULL of every kind of door and drawer knob, drawer pull, corbel, moulding, trim board, and home hardware imaginable! 

 Alco Sales has been around for almost a quarter of a century but is now under new ownership, and soon to be in a new location this winter!  Co-owners Jessie Taylor and Larry Roderick are expanding to make their products more accessible and shopping easier!



Need to update cabinet hardware?  How about a western theme?  Longhorns anyone?  Boots?  Or maybe a Texas star or western hat?  If not for your cabinets, then maybe for a special craft project? 


Want to go for more color?  These hand-painted ceramic knobs would be…
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Taking the Ouch out of Grouch!

  Have you ever noticed the higher the temperature, the higher the tempers?  Kind of tends to make people grouchy when the prickly heat pops out and the sweat starts to run.

My solution?  Get in my car with the a/c on COLD and cruise!  And this is a great time to do just that because the crape myrtles are in bloom!  I love all the variations that can be seen driving around the neighborhood, from back streets to highways!crape myrtlescrape myrtles pinklilac crape myrtles
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foodckn and drsngshannons store front

Saw an old friend today...

  So I ended up in North Bryan about lunch time today and thought I'd stop in and see an old friend.  The little green and white house that sits all alone on Hwy 21 known as Shannon's Cafe had a standing room only crowd.  I was just hoping they still served their chicken and dressing on Thursdays. 

Sure enough, when I got to the front of the line, there it was!  I'm so excited that some things never change!  I had me some good ol' southern comfort food for sure today.  Baked chicken and dressing with gravy, cranberry sauce, cream corn, and mac & cheese!  Oh my goodness, just a little taste of heaven.   If you haven't been to Shannon's, or like me, you've been away too long, you owe it to yourself to go by and have…
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Depends on who you ask!  Some say it's Texas A&M.  No argument here.  Where would we be without the excitement, the notoriety, the income and stability that Texas A&M brings?  I could go on and on about dear ol' Texas Aggies!

But we are more than just a university filled with pride and traditions.  We are a hub for non-profits, full of civic and national pride, an ever-growing city (cities) with small town feel and conservative values.

  MIA Vietnam badgesculpture

Last Saturday, May 30th, over 1,000 locals gathered at Veterans Park in College Station to view the newly dedicated Vietnam War Memorial sculpture. A war that happened 50 years ago, but still is etched in the memory of so many.  My husband is a veteran of this war who served without question in the name of his

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