Welcome to Bryan


May 28, 2014

Here I am in Bryan; where the hell are you?  Actually I think the lyric is “Here I am in Dallas, where the hell are you?”, but it does not change the fact that I tomorrow marks one month since I became a resident of Bryan, Texas. Zip code 77802. Why Bryan? Best answer – why not? However, since I paid large sums of money to learn to use big words, I will.  Therefore, I give you:

A Comparative Analysis of Ten Selected Socioeconomic Attributes of a Major Texas Urban Town in Central Texas and Two in the Brazos Valley.

ATTRIBUTE

AUSTIN

B/CS

10. ROAD CONSTRUCTION

A north/south Interstate Highway; multiple toll roads; Loop 1 under construction for miles; Nightmare on Lamar begins in the fall and that is just north Austin

Bryan is the only city in Texas NOT connected to an Interstate Highway; no toll roads; no loop

9. TRAFFIC

Congestion on all roads; stop and go; massive construction

I had to wait for three cars before I could turn left the other day and the left turn light was still not on

8. GENERAL CONSTRUCTION

Giant holes in the ground for high rise buildings; 100 people move to Austin/day; see above mentioned attributes

KYLE Field – ready to seat (or stand) 101,000 by Fall

7. POPULATION

A million and growing daily

Bryan – less than 100,000; can still feel the difference when TAMU is not in full session

6. TV PROGRAMMING

Longhorn Network

SEC Network

5. LOCAL SPORTS

Forced to relive “glory days” from long ago and watch Justin Tucker kick that field goal.

Johnny Manziel is a god.

4. 21st CENTURY HEISMAN TROPHIES

None

ONE – see above

3. FOOD

All of the chains and more, but no parking and/or back in parking

All of the chains and more and plenty of parking – even downtown

2. FAMILY

3 hours away

1.5 hours away

1. FOOTBALL TEAM

New AD; New coach; no QB; must play Baylor and OU and the rest of the BIG 12

Seasoned coach; does have QB and hope he is sober and not passed out in flower bed on game day; The Aggies never lose; sometimes time runs out.

One response to “Welcome to Bryan

  1. How many ways can I say brilliant? I am partial to #9, 8, 6, 5,4, 2, and 1. Duh! So that is why the Aggies never loose?!

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