Brittany Defran, KXXV News Channel 25

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KXXV News Channel 25

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Past articles by Brittany:

Farm Friday helps adults with disabilities to practice independency & gain life skills

The Aquatic Greens Farm supports adults with disabilities by giving them an outlet to work and gain life skills. → Read More

Play Oasis in College Station supports sensory learning

This summer isn’t just about having a good time. Play Oasis in College Station is making a splash with educational playtime. → Read More

Truman's kids chocolate camp looks to inspire kiddos in the kitchen

Inspiring kids isn't Mitch Siegert- the owner and chef of Truman's Chocolates- main focus, but instead he is fulfilled to share experiences with kiddos in the kitchen. → Read More

Texans switching to solar energy after grid failure, inflation

Texans are making the switch over to solar energy and it looks like they might be helping the state power grid in the process. → Read More

Texas student-athletes brace the heat, train in record-high temperatures

"It was horrible, but now that I know I have to drink water a lot, it’s really helped me a lot,” one student-athlete said. → Read More

What Texans in the housing market can expect to see after rising interest rates

The rippling effects of inflation just continue to pile up. Now causing the highest interest rate increase in 29 years. Realtors say despite what the Fed does, they have yet to see the difference and don't expect to see much change soon. → Read More

College Station Fire Department warns residents of brush fires as summer heat worsens

Some roadside grass pastures don’t see much water during the hot and dry summer months. This can turn into a recipe for disaster for firefighters. → Read More

Aggie fans send off men's baseball team — with high hopes — to College World Series

On Friday, Texas A&M will kick off the 75th men's College World Series in Omaha. Today, Aggie fans sent them off in true Aggie spirit. → Read More

Growing need to fill firefighter vacancies pushes College Station Fire Department to offer incentives

An extremely difficult job market is now impacting the College Station Fire Department, but with the help of some hiring incentives, fire officials hope to encourage some hometown heroes to apply. → Read More

AAA says national gas price average just shy of $5

The AAA announced on Thursday that the national gas average is just shy of $5. This is the highest average triple a has tracked for Texas. → Read More

Local volunteer fire department address major issue after fatal Centerville crash

”To the general public, help us to help you pay attention to your driving, please we beg you,” said Brazos County Precinct 4 Volunteer fire chief → Read More

Community reacts to tragedy in Leon County

The community of Centerville is now in mourning. Gonzalo Lopez, the escaped inmate, is suspected to be responsible for the death of five people before fleeing Leon County. → Read More

Sam Houston Elementary dad's initiative provides students with fun, safe memories of school

A watchdog program for dads at a Texas elementary school is making an impact on students' lives now more than ever. → Read More

Local mom on a mission to help national blood supply shortage

A Texas mother is on a mission to help her daughter and other children across the Brazos Valley who are battling cancer. → Read More

Leon County resident witnesses the moment Gonzalo Lopez escapes

Sitting in her vehicle just yards away from a convicted killer, Melanie Tieperman and her son were in disbelief as they witnessed the moment Gonzalo Lopez escaped. → Read More

Spot the signs and symptoms of stroke

The month of May is a time to bring awareness to the signs and symptoms of stroke. And with World Hypertension Day, Kassandra Hunt is sharing ways to ensure your heart is healthy. → Read More

Census data shows homeschool enrollment boom since the pandemic

A survey conducted by the Census Bureau Household Pulse says homeschooling rates increased by 5.6 percent from pre-pandemic to fall of 2020. → Read More

Former A&M professor arrested on two sexual assault charges

Police in Bryan-College Station arrested and charged a former Texas A&M sports medicine professor with two counts of sex assault. → Read More

Local organization partners with elementary school to help fellow classmate battling cancer

A splash of artistic expression is changing lives. Today the winners of a Sam Houston elementary art competition were announced this morning. → Read More

A&M Medical students are granted the opportunity to understand the anatomy of the body through donated cadavers

For medical students at A&M receiving their first patient is a bittersweet moment. Texas A&M college of medicine students gain hands on training in a unique way. → Read More