BotClub

(Meets every Saturday from 3-5pm) Kids from 9-18 and their parents are invited to explore electronics, robotics, and programming in an informal environment. Mentors are on site to help guide you. All materials and equipment is provided. We have RC toys and high-tech programmable robots and everything in between. Students can even access 3D printers, laser cutters, and more. BotClub is sponsored by Brazos Robotics (an educational non-profit). Read more at www.BrazosRobotics.org

“My Free Taxes” with United Way of Brazos Valley and H&R Block

 

United Way the Brazos Valley Reminds Residents to Use Free Online Tax Filing Tool

MyFreeTaxes.com provides a free, safe and easy way to file taxes

United Way of the Brazos Valley wants to remind Brazos Valley residents to take advantage of a free resource when preparing their taxes.  MyFreeTaxes.com is a free, safe and easy way for anyone earning $64,000 or less to file state and federal taxes.

For the past eight years, United Ways around the nation have partnered with H&R Block to provide free tax filing services for federal and state taxes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since that time, the partnership has helped more than 750,000 taxpayers claim the deductions and credits they have earned. This leads to refunds, which provide important opportunities for individuals and families in the Brazos Valley to build their financial stability.

“MyFreeTaxes provides residents a FREE resource in preparing their taxes. Plus, it helps families access the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC), which allows them to keep more of what they earn for things like childcare, transportation, and groceries, in addition to saving them fees to have their taxes prepared,” said Alison Prince, President & CEO of United Way of the Brazos Valley. “This is a valuable tool that can help thousands of families in our community.”

 Eligibility and features

Taxpayers earning less than $64,000 can enter their data through MyFreeTaxes.com, which links to a secure H&R Block website, making it easy to complete their taxes from home, at work or on mobile devices.

The key features of MyFreeTaxes include:

  • Free, unlimited, personalized real-time chat and phone support from IRS-certified operators at 1-855-MY-TX-HELP. The helpline, with operators who speak both English and Spanish, operates from January 13 through April 18 from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm EST Monday through Friday and noon to 9:00 pm EST on Saturday.
  • Refund RevealTM will show filers how and why their refund amount is changing.
  • Advanced functionality for those needing to include information regarding real estate investments, stock options or inheritance taxes.

MyFreeTaxes comes with the same brand promise as all H&R Block’s products: that consumers are guaranteed a maximum refund, 100 percent accuracy and 100 percent satisfaction. H&R Block’s DIY products are based on 60-plus years of preparing income tax returns.

United Way of the Brazos Valley fights for the education, financial stability and health of every person in the Brazos Valley.  We strengthen our community through meaningful impact by identifying issues facing our community, engaging individuals to build strategies and mobilizing resources to invest for change.  United Way invests through Community Impact Grants to local nonprofit organizations and Investment Initiatives including 2-1-1 Texas, Youth Leadership Cabinet, VolunteerBrazosValley.org and the Financial Stability Innovation Fund.

To learn more, dial 2-1-1 or visit www.uwbv.org or MyFreeTaxes.com.

5th Annual Down Syndrome Awareness Gala

Imagine a world where

  • adults with Down syndrome have meaningful employment if they want it.
  • friendships between kids with Down syndrome and their typical peers last well beyond high school instead of the typical separation in elementary school.
  • medical staff give a diagnosis of Down syndrome to a new family with hope and confidence rather than fear and uncertainty.
  • new parents find hope as they walk the journey with others who have gone before.

This is what the Down Syndrome Association of Brazos Valley strives to be and provide to our local Brazos Valley community.

Now imagine yourself at our 5th Annual Down Syndrome Awareness Gala on Saturday, March 25th, at the Hilton Hotel & Conference Center in College Station! Come for the vision and the mission, but have fun being served by our celebrity wait staff while you enjoy dinner and dancing. We will have both silent and live auction, balloon pop, and raffle!

A table for 10 is $450 and individual tickets are $50. You may pre-purchase balloons and raffle tickets for $20. Cash bar opens at 6 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m.

There’s never been a better time to be born with Down syndrome, help make the lives of all the babies born today even better!

 

 

 

Tickets: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event;jsessionid=A5E40461FB6EDCDA85AC65D57135D20F.worker_registrant?llr=5gg4odzab&oeidk=a07edoc6er0a704b273.

The Deadline for Sigma Xi Nominations is April 1

The Texas A&M University Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, accepts nominations for the Local Outstanding Science or Math Elementary, Middle and High School Awards annually from December 1 to April 1. The three recipients will be recognized and receive a plaque and $500 cash prize at the annual Sigma Xi Induction and Awards Banquet.

These awards are given to recognize local elementary and middle and high school science or math teachers for their respective contributions in fostering an interest in math or science in students.
Nominations should include the following:
Nomination letter (or self-nomination) listing the nominee’s significant accomplishments in the fields of science or math education
Resumes and letters of support are not required, but encouraged if available.*
Nominations are due by April 1, and may be submitted via email, campus mail, or U.S. mail to:
Texas A&M Chapter of Sigma Xi
Division of Research
1112 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-1112
Email: sigmaxi@tamu.edu

*Note, membership in Sigma Xi is not required for nominators or nominees.

Jobs for Americans with Disabilities

Are you on disability and looking to get back to work? We can help. Since 1995, the non-profit organization NTI has been helping Americans with Disabilities back into the workplace. NTI
has guided thousands of individuals with disabilities into legitimate work at home jobs nationwide. Be a part. Call 877-248-8912 or visit NTIcentral.org/apply for a work at home position today.

LANE CLOSURES ON SH 21 OVERPASS OVER SH 6

LANE CLOSURES ON SH 21 OVERPASS OVER SH 6; Both east and westbound outside lanes will be closed in both directions for one month

BRAZOS COUNTY– Beginning Monday and Tuesday, March 13th and 14th, the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) contractor will begin setting concrete barriers on the SH 21 overpass over SH 6 to close both the eastbound and westbound outside lanes.  These lane closures and concrete barriers are being set up to protect workers replacing the bridge rail on SH 21.

This closure is expected to last approximately one month.  There will also be daily lane closures below the SH 21 underpass on SH 6 during this construction.

This work is contracted to Knife River for $800,000.00 to upgrade bridge rails in the Bryan District.  TxDOT and their contractor appreciate everyone’s patience during this construction.

For more information, contact Bobby.Colwell@txdot.gov or (979) 778-9764.

 

Living History Weekend at Museum of the American G.I.

Our annual Living History Weekend is the largest event of its kind in Texas, with visitors from across the nation coming to view our award-winning Living History Displays, shop in the Military Swap Meet, and to witness the roar of tanks in our WWII Battle reenactment! This family-friendly event is sure to have something for everyone!

Installation Service and Celebration

Reverends Carissa and Jonathan Murray are the new co-pastors at Covenant Presbyterian Church.

10:30 am worship and installation services

12:00 pm luncheon celebration

Join us for a blessing of co-pastors and church, a catered lunch, dessert, and fun events for the whole family, including a bounce house and a climbing wall.

Youth Night @ The Fire Pit

Area teens! We are having s’mores, live music, and a GoPro giveaway! Bring Your Friends!!

“A Brighter Future” Luncheon with Hope Pregnancy Center

Come show your support for Hope Pregnancy Centers of Brazos Valley, Inc., and be inspired to save lives!