Around Texas with Chancellor John Sharp premiers Feb. 4

The Texas A&M University System News Release

BRYAN/ COLLEGE STATION, Texas — A new television show, Around Texas with Chancellor John Sharp, premiers Feb. 4 on KAMU-TV and will be offered to other public television affiliates across the state, giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the people who make Texas like no other state in the country.

The complete first season includes 12 episodes that will be available on The Texas A&M University System’s YouTube page after each episode airs on KAMU-TV at 7 p.m. every Thursday. The 28-minute program provides fresh insight on the Texas A&M System, which has grown to touch the lives of almost every Texan, every day, one way or another.

In Season One of Around Texas with Chancellor John Sharp, you will learn about:

  • A real-life spy story of a Cold War CIA agent now teaching in College Station;
  • How crashing cars and trucks at an old Army Air base has made Texas highways safer;
  • Why the Rodeo Team at West Texas A&M in Canyon thrives on community support;
  • And what Texas A&M scientists are doing to make better BBQ…and even whiskey.

“These are just a few of the stories we’ll be telling this spring on Texas’ PBS stations,” said Chancellor Sharp of the Texas A&M System. “On each episode, we’ll explore a story or two in a long-form feature. We’ll also sit down in the studio with one of the amazing Texans we just featured, letting them tell the rest of their story. We hope you will join us on the journey.”

To view a 3 minute promo of Around Texas with Chancellor John Sharp, click here: https://vimeo.com/497676555.

About The Texas A&M University System
The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation with a budget of $6.3 billion. The System is a statewide network of 11 universities; a comprehensive health science center; eight state agencies, including the Texas Division of Emergency Management; and the RELLIS Campus. The Texas A&M System educates more than 151,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceeded $1 billion in FY 2019 and helped drive the state’s economy.

Contact: Laylan Copelin
Vice Chancellor of Marketing and Communications
(979) 458-6425
(512) 289-2782 cell
lcopelin@tamus.edu

ADVISORY: Texas A&M System Regents to Meet Thursday

The Texas A&M University System News Release

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents will convene in the Century Ballroom of the Doug Pitcock ’49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, 177 Joe Routt Boulevard, at 8 a.m. Thursday, February 4. The board will immediately recess to executive session.

The Board will reconvene in open session at approximately 12:45 p.m. in the ballroom.

To comply with state law and System COVID-19 standards, social distancing and face covering requirements will be in effect. There will be limited seating but members of the public may also access the meeting at https://www.tamus.edu/regents/live-streams/

The Board will consider:

  • Authorizing a ground lease to the George & Barbara Bush Foundation to display the Union Pacific 4141 Engine and construct a facility to house a retiring Marine One helicopter near the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
  • A $13 million project to install energy and water conservation measures at 35 facilities on the campus at Tarleton State University.
  • $5 million for the design and construction of a Detonation Research Test Facility at the RELLIS Campus in Bryan.

  • $9.7 million to renovate two floors of the Heep Laboratory Building with 21 labs and support offices as “flex space” for biology research and similar activities at Texas A&M.
  • Reappointing Regent Clifton Thomas Jr. to the Board of Directors of The University of Texas/Texas A&M Investment Management Company (UTIMCO), effective April 

The Board also will hear updates on COVID-19 and the System’s finances.

About The Texas A&M University System
The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation with a budget of $6.3 billion. The System is a statewide network of 11 universities; a comprehensive health science center; eight state agencies, including the Texas Division of Emergency Management; and the RELLIS Campus. The Texas A&M System educates more than 151,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceeded $1 billion in FY 2019 and helped drive the state’s economy.

Contact: Laylan Copelin
Vice Chancellor of Marketing and Communications
(979) 458-6425
(512) 289-2782 cell
lcopelin@tamus.ed