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Texas A&M Former Students: Come See ‘Southern Living’ Vacation Home Giveaway at Traditions Club in Bryan


Are you a Texas A&M Former Student dreaming of an easy vacation? Your holiday worries could be solved for a long time if you win one of four vacation retreats including one at Traditions Club in Bryan, a short trip from Austin and San Antonio, a zippy two hours from Houston and about three short hours from Dallas, according to Texas A&M Former Students.

Southern Living and have partnered with local developers to build inspiring vacation homes in four communities across the South: Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA; Habersham, outside of Beaufort, SC; Whisper Mountain near Asheville, NC, and in our neck of the woods, the Cottonwood Casita at the Traditions community, home of the Texas A&M Golf Team and located just 10 minutes from the Texas A&M campus in Bryan.

Go on line once daily on each site (two entries per day total) through June 30 and choose the retreat you would like to win. For complete sweepstakes details and tour information see

“Aggies never get tired of coming back home to ball games and other events,” said Spencer Clements, who with three other Texas A&M Former Students, has assumed management of the Traditions golf course and development in partnership with the City of Bryan. “We have overnight accommodations year-round as well as a luxury model vacation Casita to tour and possibly win,” Clements said.

The easy road trip to Bryan may offer surprises. You can visit the George Bush Library and spend some time in the laid-back “downtown” with tranquil tree-lined boulevards. Watch for the colorful kid-size trains on display (fundraising tools for the Bush Library last year). Kay Conlee’s Old Bryan Market Place is floor to ceiling home accessories, apparel, gifts, and houses one of the best lunch restaurants in the region: Madden’s. Don’t miss the blackberry bread pudding with blackberry sauce and vanilla bean ice cream.

Bryan boasts one of the original Andrew Carnegie libraries and the venerable Palace Theatre. For dinner, go gourmet at Christopher’s Old World Grille that enjoys a wide reputation among Texas A&M Former Students and other visitors to the Twin Cities.

Be sure to see the Traditions Club with a golf course designed by Jack and Jackie Nicklaus, home of the Texas A&M Golf Team (and the only private golf club that is associated with Texas A&M University). In this normally flat Texas terrain, Traditions has lush, undulating greens with a 140 foot elevation from top to bottom.

Click on for more information on the Southern Living Cottonwood Casita,featuring a covered porch with its own fireplace. The completely furnished vacation home has two bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, a “great room” with open kitchen, granite countertops, dining area (table and bar stools), and a handsome brick fireplace.

Texas A&M Former Students and other visitors start their Casita tour at the Information Center, 2100 Traditions Boulevard, off Villa Maria, Bryan, TX. The touring started May 3 and continues through August 31, Thursdays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. The $5 cash admission benefits Twin City Missions charity. Texas A&M Former Students and others can contact 979-821-2582 or 979-575-5345 for more information. ##

Media contact: Shirley Barr,, 713-622-4747


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