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Goodbye Mr. Clips: The Aggie Files, Part 5

I'm tired. I don't think I'd be more tired if I'd been digging ditches or laying asphalt. This week spent as a journalist-in-residence at Texas A&M has worn me out. I don't know how college professors do it. The...

By John Kelly  |  April 24, 2009; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Aggie Culpa: The Aggie Files, Part 4

Chief among the things a guest must not do -- flood the bathroom, steal the booze, overstay his welcome -- is this: A guest must not insult his host. Is that what I was guilty of doing to Aggieland in...

By John Kelly  |  April 23, 2009; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Muster's Last Stand: The Aggie Files, Part 3

Frequently during my brief stay at Texas A&M I've wondered to myself: Does anybody in the outside world know what's going on here? This is not to suggest that College Station is cut off from the outside world. Television...

By John Kelly  |  April 22, 2009; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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A Jogging Tour: The Aggie Files, Part 2

The water tower, I've decided, is the defining feature of the Texas landscape -- at least, this Texas landscape. I suppose if I drove out into the countryside I might see oil derricks or some other vertical structure, but...

By John Kelly  |  April 21, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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As Big as All Texas: The Aggie Files, Part 1

I arrived at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport around 7:15 last night and departed for Bryan-College Station an hour later. Texas seems to have an affection for conjoined cities. As the plane took off from DFW the sky was a post-sunset parfait:...

By John Kelly  |  April 20, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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