Cabela's tackles March 17 League City openingCabela's tackles March 17 League City openinghttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=120312016-02-10T06:00:00Z

​LEAGUE CITY - Cabela’s Inc., a retailer of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will open its first Houston-area store on March 17.

The 72,000-sf store, which was announced in October 2014, is at 2421 S. Gulf Fwy.

It is an anchor tenant in Houston-based Pinnacle Alliance Fund Inc.’s new League City development, Pinnacle Park.

The store features Cabela’s new layout and will include an aquarium, an indoor archery range, an express cafe and other elements. Cabela’s hired 170 employees for the League City store, and they will host educational seminars and demonstrations throughout the year.

This is Cabela’s sixth store in Texas, in addition to its stores in Fort Worth, Buda, Allen, Waco and Lubbock.

Cabela’s will be adjacent to Big League Dreams Sports Parks in the northern portion of Pinnacle Park. The approximately 100-acre development is along I-45 South at Big League Dreams Parkway. 

Pinnacle Alliance bought the site in December 2013 with plans to turn it into a high-quality, mixed-use development that would include office, medical, dining, leisure, retail and multifamily/residential uses.

In November, Memorial Hermann Health System’s board of directors approved the purchase of 13 acres in Pinnacle Park to build a nearly 47,000-sf convenient care center—the largest of its kind for the Houston-based health system.

Houston Business Journal
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2016/02/04/cabelas-announces-opening-date-for-first-houston.htmlSource: {Source}
Waco: Where (will) the Elite meet to eat?Waco: Where (will) the Elite meet to eat?https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=120212016-02-10T06:00:00Z

​​WACO - The Elite Cafe, which can trace its founding back almost 97 years, has closed.

After decades as a dining tradition downtown and then on Waco’s bustling traffic circle, owner Creed Ford III said competition from new restaurants and a bleeding bottom line forced him to shutter the landmark.

For decades the restaurant’s marquee proclaimed it “where the elite meet to eat,” and that included entertainer Elvis Presley, who reportedly visited the restaurant while in basic training at Fort Hood in the late 1950s.

It served steaks, burgers and salads during most of its time operating in South Waco, where it anchored the circle and became a popular stopping point for travelers between Austin and Dallas even before I-35 was built nearby.

Ford, whose Austin-based restaurant group acquired The Elite in 1999, said he made the difficult decision to close The Elite for economic reasons, following months, even years, of subpar sales and customer counts made worse by a recent influx of new dining establishments.

The Elite Cafe, which for a time operated as The Elite Circle Grille after one of its ownership changes, has been a part of Waco’s history since 1919, when it first opened in downtown Waco.

A year later, four Colias brothers bought the restaurant after emigrating from Sparta, Greece. They opened a second location in 1941 on the circle, which would become the classic venue Waco diners and others from around the state came to know and love. 

The original Elite downtown closed in the 1960s.
Waco Tribune-Herald
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Austin office hot streak 4Q2015: Cushman & WakefieldAustin office hot streak 4Q2015: Cushman & Wakefieldhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=120412016-02-10T06:00:00Z

​​AUSTIN-ROUND ROCK - The office market continued its hot streak, recording strong absorption and steady vacancy for fourth quarter 2015.

The office market recorded 712,782 sf of overall absorption during 4Q2015, bringing the year-to-date total to 2.5 million sf of overall absorption.

The Far Northwest submarket experienced the strongest amount of absorption, recording 300,240 sf of overall absorption.

Vacancy rates in the Austin market remained steady with 3Q2015 at 9.1 percent.

Strong absorption rates coupled with low vacancy rates continue to raise full service asking average rental rates to historic highs.

The overall full service rental rate for the entire Austin market was recorded at $33.37 per sf for 4Q2015, an increase of 13.9 percent from the rate recorded during 4Q2014.

The Central Business District average rental rate of $46.34 per sf, maintained its position as the highest across all submarkets.

Additionally, the average full service rate for the CBD is $6.19 per sf higher than the average rate at the end of 4Q2014.

Key sales transaction for the year include two Far Northwest properties, the 1,112,236-sf IBM campus for $205 million and the 913,000-sf 7700 Parmer property for $274 million.

Cushman & Wakefield
Austin-Round Rock

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San Antonio luxury home prices rise to the occasionSan Antonio luxury home prices rise to the occasionhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=119792016-02-09T06:00:00Z

SAN ANTONIO - Just when it seems like San Antonio's housing market couldn't get any stronger, home prices post an even bigger increase—this time focusing on the top.

The Texas Association of Realtors’ latest luxury home salesreport posted a whopping 36.4 percent increase in luxury home sales, or those priced at $1 million and higher, between January and October 2015.

That number was posted alongside a 3 percent rise in home sales for the San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan statistical area for the final three-month period of 2015.

Statewide, luxury home sales continued to be one of the fastest-growing areas of the residential market, with the sweet spot falling between the $1 million and $1.5 million price range.

The report found sales volume increases among the four large metros—San Antonio, Houston, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth—between 4.5 percent to 36.4 percent.

In San Antonio, homes with price tags in the seven-figure range still account for less than 1 percent of the market, and while active listings increased by 33 percent, the median price of about $1.3 million for a luxury home here is the lowest compared to Austin, Houston and Dallas.

Comparably, Austin's median is $1.38 million and Dallas' is $1.4 million.

But there are two major trends unfolding that could shake up San Antonio's ranking among its three sister cities.

For starters, San Antonio's 3 percent increase in home sales for fourth quarter 2015 far outweighed the statewide 0.3 percent jump, and came alongside a 4 percent rise in the city's median home price. Further, inventory levels and the time a house spends on the market continue to drop.

The next is a statewide trend of rising land values. Forget the homes themselves, since a growing portion of homebuyers shopping on the highest end of the market are purchasing smaller lots, but those in more desirable locations and with more upscale amenities.
San Antonio Business Journal
San Antonio-New Braunfels

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New York, DFW tote most bricks, sticks in U.S.New York, DFW tote most bricks, sticks in U.S.https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=120392016-02-09T06:00:00Z

​​​​DALLAS-FORT WORTH - New York City and Dallas-Fort Worth were the two fastest growing commercial construction markets in 2015.

In the DFW area,​​ construction of commercial buildings and apartments increased by 35 percent last year from the year before, according to a new report by Dodge Data & Analytics.

DFW ranked third for total building volume with $6 billion in new project starts, behind New York with $34.9 billion in new construction and Miami at $6.3 billion.

Nationwide commercial and apartment building starts rose 8 percent from 2014 levels.

North Texas’ construction totals last year were boosted by the start of the $570 million Facebook data center in North Fort Worth and the $260 million Liberty Mutual Insurance campus in Plano.

On the multifamily building side, the biggest starts were the $170 million Victory Place apartment tower near downtown and the adjacent $150 million Ascent apartment high-rise.
Dallas Morning News
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
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CBRE: 2016 Houston retail outlook—balanced, stable and comfyCBRE: 2016 Houston retail outlook—balanced, stable and comfyhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=119692016-02-09T06:00:00Z

​​​​​HOUSTON - The retail market is comfortable going into 2016 as it is insulated from some of the contraction within the energy industry.

Steady demand is a result of the strongest population growth in the nation even during previous recessionary periods. According to Moody’s Analytics, the Houston metro area population is forecast to reach 10.9 million by 2045. All of which point to a strong and growing consumer base.​

The strong demand from new consumers and expanding residential development will continue to drive retail employment growth as well.

The Greater Houston Partnership forecasts retail will help bolster employment growth in 2016 adding 4,000 jobs. While the total employment forecast calls for 21,900 jobs to be added with the largest growth sectors being health care, construction and government.

Evolving retail space will dominate the Houston retail market over the next two years. Developers, spurred by population growth and plateauing dirt prices, ramped up construction this year. 

Deliveries added almost 3 million sf of retail space in 2015 which is almost two thirds more than completions in 2014 and future growth is anticipated. ​​

While volatile oil prices hit the office market hard in 2015, resulting in an excess of sublease space, the retail market is the most secure sector in Houston.

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land

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It's a deal! $130M for Downtown Austin's Radisson HotelIt's a deal! $130M for Downtown Austin's Radisson Hotelhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=120582016-02-09T06:00:00Z

​​​AUSTIN - ​Forestar Group Inc. has agreed to sell the Radisson Hotel & Suites in downtown Austin in a $130 million deal. 

The Radisson is at 111 E. Cesar Chavez St. and overlooks Lady Bird Lake and the Ann W. Richards Congress Ave. Bridge.

The hotel has undergone more than $20 million in renovations since 2013, including the rooms, pool, meeting rooms, ballroom and restaurant.

The buyer is Austin Lakeside Hotel Owner LLC, according to a Forestar Group news release.

The sale is an all-cash deal and is expected to close in the second quarter.

Austin Lakeside has made a $5 million earnest money payment.

Austin American-Statesman
Austin-Round Rock
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Irving Music Factory hits first high note, Skanska dances to $94M bidIrving Music Factory hits first high note, Skanska dances to $94M bidhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=120322016-02-09T06:00:00Z

​​​LAS COLINAS - Skanska has signed a $94 million contract with the ARK Group to build the Irving Music Factory in Las Colinas. Skanska will convert the existing 16.8-acre greenfield site into an entertainment destination.

The new project will include an 8,000-seating capacity indoor/outdoor concert hall called the Pavilion operated by Live Nation. 

The venue includes seven buildings offering more than 250,000 sf of entertainment, retail and restaurant space and an eight-screen Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

There will be a four-story, 100,000-sf office tower sitting atop a six-level, 1,200-space parking garage.

The project also features a 50,000-sf plaza and four outdoors stages. The venue is designed to host music performances, fashion shows, farmers markets and food festivals throughout the year. 

Construction for the venue is expected to commence this month and is slated for completion in June 2017.

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
http://rebusinessonline.com/skanska-awarded-94m-construction-contract-for-irving-music-factory-in-metro-dallas/Source: {Source}
U-Haul: Austin still hauls in new residents at No. 3 in U.S.U-Haul: Austin still hauls in new residents at No. 3 in U.S.https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=120022016-02-09T06:00:00Z

​​​​AUSTIN - ​The Texas capital remains a hotbed for migration activity and population growth, according to the latest U-Haul migration trends report.​ ​

This comes as no surprise to the hospitable and trendy city that witnessed a larger volume of U-Haul trucks entering and leaving in 2015 than the year prior.

Austin came in with the number three ranking in the U-Haul Top 10 U.S. Growth Cities for 2015 after claiming first on the list for 2014.

Growth rankings are determined by the net gain of incoming one-way U-Haul truck rentals versus outgoing rentals for the past calendar year. ​

"Austin is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country and has been for some time, and for good reason," Austin Mayor Steve Adler said. "But our challenge now is to make sure these U-Haul vehicles don't get stuck in traffic and that the people driving them—as well as the people already here—can afford to pay their bills."

U-Haul locations in Austin saw 50.8 percent of truck rental customers coming into the city as opposed leaving.

Austin welcomed 6 percent more U-Haul arrivals year-over-year, while its departures were up 7 percent over the same span.

The overall bump in U-Haul traffic made the Live Music Capital of the World a very lively hub for do-it-yourself movers.

"Austin leads the country in job growth, including middle-class jobs, but people also move here to go to the University of Texas and to become immersed in our creative community, whether it's the music scene or our growing film industry," Adler said.

Austin is one of two Texas cities on the growth rankings list, with College Station netting sixth.

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Austin-Round Rock
Demographics & Population

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Blockbuster: downtown Austin's 301 Congress sellsBlockbuster: downtown Austin's 301 Congress sellshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=120342016-02-09T06:00:00Z

AUSTIN - ​One of downtown's largest office towers, 301 Congress Ave., has been sold. ​​

Prudential Real Estate Investors purchased the 428,419-sf building from an entity managed by Commonwealth Partners.

Built in 1986, 301 Congress has realized a 68 percent increase in value since 2011 when it was valued at about $86.8 million.

Last year the Travis Central Appraisal District valued the 22-story property at $146.4 million.

Occupancy is around 89 percent.

One of the largest tenants at 301 Congress is RetailMeNot Inc., which is headquartered there. 

Other large tenants are Teza Technologies LLC and Gerson Lehrman Group Inc.

Austin Business Journal
Austin-Round Rock

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Dallas maps home prices; sales look up further southDallas maps home prices; sales look up further southhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=120302016-02-09T06:00:00Z

​​​DALLAS AREA - Southern Dallas scored big wins in the 2015 housing market.

Residential districts stretching from Oak Cliff to Ellis County had some of the largest gains in home prices and sales last year.

At the same time, home sales stuttered in northern suburbs where a lack of homes o​n the market cut into 2015 sales totals.

Demand for affordable housing led the big price gains in residential districts in Southeast Dallas, Cedar Hill, Kaufman and Ellis counties, according to year-end North Texas home price data from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.

Preowned home sales for last year rose by 12 to 20 percent in those markets, compared to less than a 5 percent 2015 home sales rise in the almost 50 North Texas markets The Dallas Morning News tracks each quarter.

Home sales and prices in some of those southern residential districts were still making up ground lost during the housing crash, real estate agents say.

Home sales price appreciation was a factor in almost every Dallas-area neighborhood in 2015.

The biggest price gains were in Southeast Dallas and Oak Cliff (median price up 24 percent from 2014), The Colony and Southern Dallas (up 22 percent) and Euless (up 19 percent).

These areas all saw strong home sales last year.

Home inventories were the tightest in The Colony, Bedford and Richardson with less than a one-month supply. 

Mesquite, Carrollton-Farmers Branch, Garland, Plano, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Sachse-Rowlett, Wylie and McKinney all had less than a 1.5-month inventory of houses on the market with real estate agents last year.

More than 62,000 preown​ed single-family homes were sold by real estate agents last year in the Dallas-area—an all-time high number of property purchases.

Most analysts are forecasting a decline in housing activity this year unless more properties come on the market.
Dallas Morning News
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

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Sold in Houston 302K SF: 5300 Memorial & 10497 Town & Country Way Sold in Houston 302K SF: 5300 Memorial & 10497 Town & Country Way https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=120642016-02-09T06:00:00Z

​​HOUSTON - An affiliate of Equus Capital Partners has added two more Houston buildings to its portfolio.

The two buildings total 302,461 sf at 5300 Memorial and 10497 Town & Country Way.

5300 Memorial Dr. contains 153,671 sf and is about three miles west of downtown.

10497 Town & Country Way contains 148,790 sf and is about 14 miles west of downtown near the CityCentre mixed-use complex.

Equus Capital Partners made its first purchase in the Houston area last year with the acquisition of the 11-story Comerica Bank building near US 59 and South Dairy Ashford in Sugar Land.

Houston Chronicle
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land

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Corpus Christi 78414: Last year's hot spot for homebuyersCorpus Christi 78414: Last year's hot spot for homebuyershttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=120592016-02-09T06:00:00Z

​​​CORPUS CHRISTI – Coastal Bend Multiple Listing Service data show that 78414 was the city's most popular ZIP code for homebuyers last year, with 911 homes sold there during that time.

That ZIP encompasses an area of the deep Southside from Holly Rd. to large portions south of Oso Creek, and from S. Staples St. east to Oso Bay.

The ZIP with the second-highest number of home sales last year was 78418, which includes the island and Flour Bluff. Data show 703 homes were sold in that area.

Third place was 78413 (the traditional Southside, from Holly Rd. to slightly south of Oso Creek, bounded by S. Staples St. and the Way Out Weber area) with 426 sales.

The 78410 (Calallen) and 78412 (near Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi) ZIP codes had 350 and 301 sales, respectively.

The top five ZIP codes for closed sales also had some of the city's highest median prices last year. The highest, again, was 78414 at $212,500, up by 25.1 percent since 2011.

Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Corpus Christi
http://www.caller.com/news/building-our-future/growth/nearly-1k-homes-sold-in-corpus-christis-78414-in-2015-2af4854e-3f99-50bc-e053-0100007f47ea-368100921.htmlRead more at {Source}
Fort Worth Trinity Bell Gardens 'rings' in new ownershipFort Worth Trinity Bell Gardens 'rings' in new ownershiphttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=120602016-02-09T06:00:00Z

​FORT WORTH - Real estate equity firm Block Funds and national multifamily management services company Block Multifamily Group (BMG) acquired the Trinity Bell Gardens at 9500 Trinity Blvd.

Trinity Bell Gardens is a 240-unit multifamily community comprised of one- and two-bedroom floor plans, averaging 1,086 sf, across 17 garden-style buildings. ​​​​​​

Completed in 2012, the community is located at the intersection of Trinity Blvd. and S. Norwood Dr. 

The property is equidistant between I-30 and the Airport Fwy. in Fort Worth's Mosier Valley multifamily submarket.​

CoStar Group
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
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Strong North Texas home sales continueStrong North Texas home sales continuehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=120612016-02-09T06:00:00Z

​​​DALLAS – North Texas home sales were up 20 percent last month from a year ago, according to data compiled by the Real Estate Center and North Texas Real Estate Information Systems.

More than 5,700 existing single-family homes sold last month—the most ever for January. That came on the heels of a strong December, during which time sales were up 21 percent from the year before.

Last month, 16,270 houses were listed for sale, down 1 percent from the same month in 2015.

Thanks to the tightened supply, median prices were up 7 percent from January 2015. A mid-priced house in the region cost just under $200,000 last month.

Dallas Morning News
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/2016/02/north-texas-home-sales-jumped-20-percent-in-january.html/Read more at {Source}
East Texas home prices on the riseEast Texas home prices on the risehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=120622016-02-09T06:00:00Z

​​TYLER – Latest data suggest 2016 is on pace with last year for rising home sales and prices in East Texas.

Kelvin Woodfin with Tyler Lending Group said the region's low housing inventory is making it a sellers market, a trend he expects will continue.

"We had about a $13,000 increase on the average loan size, which tells me if the average loan size increased the average home price also increased," Woodfin said.

Real Estate Center data show a fourth straight year of rising home prices in Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Longview, and Tyler. In those cities, home sales were about the same in 2015 as 2014, but average price was up and months on market was down.

Center data show Tyler had 6.1 months of home inventory in December 2015 compared with 9.4 months in Nacogdoches, which is the highest in East Texas.

http://www.kxxv.com/story/31174046/home-prices-rise-across-e-texasRead more at {Source}
Water quality training March 10 in ArlingtonWater quality training March 10 in Arlingtonhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=120652016-02-09T06:00:00Z

​​ARLINGTON – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality and water management related to the Village Creek-Lake Arlington watershed will be held March 10 at the Trinity River Authority of Texas General Office.

The free workshop will include an overview of water quality and watershed management in Texas​ but focus primarily on local water quality issues, including current and future efforts to help improve and protect local watersheds.

More information is available on the Texas Watershed Steward website.

AgriLife Today
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
Public Facilities
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$12M guts to glory story: Sleek boutique Hotel Indigo colors El Paso$12M guts to glory story: Sleek boutique Hotel Indigo colors El Pasohttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=120272016-02-09T06:00:00Z

​EL PASO - Hotel Indigo has opened in Downtown El Paso in a 53-year-old building that was transformed through a yearlong multimillion-dollar renovation.

The building at 325 N. Kansas St., a block from City Hall, was gutted and turned into a sleek, hip, 119-room boutique hotel at a cost of more than $12 million.

It's part of the Indigo chain started in 2004 by InterContinental Hotels Group.

The hotel employs about 45 people. Rooms at the hotel currently cost $119 to $229 a night.

The hotel's ground-floor restaurant is still under construction and is expected to open by the end of February, said Miguel Diaz, the hotel's general manager.

The 12-story building, with a three-level parking garage sandwiched between its ground floor and seven floors of hotel rooms, housed several hotel brands over the years.

Madhi Nair, one of the hotel's owners​, estimated it will take at least six months to get business to an ideal 70 percent average nightly occupancy.
El Paso Times
El Paso
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Colliers Cities to Know: Dallas-Fort Worth 2016Colliers Cities to Know: Dallas-Fort Worth 2016https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=120502016-02-09T06:00:00Z

​​​DALLAS-FORT WORTH - The DFW metroplex is the business hub of Texas. As many companies relocate from other states to the DFW area, it is becoming more influential at the national and global level; it is home to twenty-one Fortune 500 companies and counting. See Colliers International Cities to Know (PDF)​ report. ​

Colliers International
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
Market Overview
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U-Haul ranking: College Station 'whoops' to No. 6 in U.S.U-Haul ranking: College Station 'whoops' to No. 6 in U.S.https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=120032016-02-09T06:00:00Z

​​​​​​COLLEGE STATION - The official "Home of the 12th Man" is home to a lot of U-Haul do-it-yourself movers.​

The U-Haul Top Ten U.S. Growth Cities for 2015 placed College Station at No. 6, with the growth rankings determined by the net gain of incoming one-way U-Haul truck rentals versus outgoing rentals for the past calendar year.

Texas A&M University is the city’s largest employer and centerpiece of the College Station-Bryan metro area with an enrollment of nearly 60,000 students.​

The housing and jobs sectors have been on the upswing in College Station adding appeal to the area at a time when other Texas cities have been hurt by the slumping oil sector.

U-Haul locations in College Station saw 53.7 percent of truck rental customers coming into the city as opposed leaving, and welcomed 1 percent more U-Haul arrivals and departures year-over-year.​        
Online news
College Station-Bryan
Demographics & Population
http://myuhaulstory.com/2016/01/29/us-growth-city-no-6-college-station-texas-am-are-popular-choices/Source: {Source}

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