Catch up with the Texas A&M Advocacy Network!
Catch up with the Texas A&M Advocacy Network!
Howdy, Advocates!
I hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy during this time. 
We are happy to welcome students back to campus for the fall semester and welcome ring eligible students safely into our building to order their Aggie Rings!
With the Election coming up, I encourage you to ensure you are registered to vote and know your polling location options! Texas has expanded early voting to run from October 13 to October 30.
We've included our brief mid-biennial report, which includes guidance and instructions on thanking your legislator! We encourage you all to click on the link and send a quick thank you message to your representative for making the 86th legislative session the most rewarding for Texas A&M!
If there is ever anything myself or The Association can do for you, please do not hesitate to reach out!
Thanks and Gig 'em!
Jordyn Steinberger ’17

Bryan-College Station community celebrates Rep. Bill Flores at luncheon

“It’s been humbling and it’s been an honor to share the awesome responsibility as your representative in Congress ... I hope that you felt like we made a difference for your lives and your families’ lives and for this community.” Flores announced in September 2019 that he would not seek a sixth term in Congress.
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The Countdown to the Texas Legislative Session Has Begun!

Within the 150 days leading up to the Texas Legislative Session, the Texas A&M Government Relations Office is highlighting each Texas house district and its #AggieIMPACTS. 

Texas A&M VET Returning Home After Texas Spared Worst Of Hurricane Laura

“The VET deployed to Jefferson County based on their request, and it was the perfect thing for them to do, to anticipate damage and to be prepared. We were very fortunate, and really all of Texas was very fortunate, that the impact here was not as bad as anticipated, our services aren’t needed, and we’re able to return home,”  VET director Dr. Wesley Bissett said.
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Retiring UPD Police Chief Reflects On 40 Years Serving Aggieland

When Michael Ragan ’82 began as a police officer at the Texas A&M University Police Department (UPD) in 1980, the campus stood at around 1,700 acres and student enrollment was 36,127. Nearly 40 years later, as he nears retirement as UPD chief, overseeing a 5,200-acre campus with almost 70,000 students, much has changed. But Ragan said the things that make Texas A&M so special – its people and its values – remain the same.
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Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute Provides Radiation Effects Testing For SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule

On Aug. 2, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule landed safely in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast, a little more than two months after making history as the first crewed spacecraft to lift off from American soil since 2011. And while space enthusiasts everywhere are celebrating a new era of spaceflight, so too are researchers at the Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute — a celebration heightened by their pivotal behind-the-scenes role that proved key to the momentous event.
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Houston Police Department Mounted Unit Relocates Horses to Texas A&M

Before Hurricane Laura makes landfall along the Texas-Louisiana Coast, the Houston Police Department (HPD) Mounted Patrol loaded up their 36 horses and moved them to College Station, Texas. For the immediate future, these horses will have a safe home with the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets’ Parsons Mounted Cavalry (PMC).

Texas A&M Galveston students, staff evacuate to Brazos Valley ahead of Hurricane Laura

Just under 200 students from Texas A&M Galveston arrived in College Station on Tuesday, August 25th after a mandatory evacuation of Galveston and Texas A&M Galveston was ordered ahead of Hurricane Laura. Col. Michael Fossum, A&M Galveston Chief Operating Officer, says they felt this was the best thing to do to keep everyone safe.
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