Join us for Aggie Night at the Dell Diamond on August 10 and watch the Express take on the Omaha Storm Chasers. We have reserved the air-conditioned space at the United Heritage Center, the pool area, and the playground. Gates open at 6pm with the game starting at 7:05pm. The ticket price ($30 per person) includes a buffet with hotdogs, chips, and cookies as well as soda, tea, and beer. You can also order RRExpress merchandise with the WilCo A&M logo, with a portion of the proceeds going to the WilCo A&M Club Scholarship Fund. Bring your friends and family. While you don’t have to be a dues paying member you have to order your tickets by August 1. More information on how to order tickets is available at http://www.wcamc.com/aggienight/
Texas A&M and Texas Tech have been in the news lately fighting over the future of veterinary education. Reports indicate the overall number of vets in Texas is adequate, but there is a need for more rural and minority vets. Thanks to the recently expanded vet school complex, A&M is already increasing enrollment and partnering with several system schools to attract and train more rural and minority vets. The first group of these students start vet school this fall. However, Tech is pushing forward with a plan to open a vet school in Amarillo to increase the number of rural vets without any plan to address the need for more minority vet. Tech is asking that taxpayers provide $90 million every two years for operating expenses. Rather than appropriating $90 million to operate Tech’s vet school for two years, the state could fund a student loan repayment program for rural vets at a fraction of the cost and use some of the remainder to help rural communities in other ways like improving public education and improving access to medical care.
We received some feedback from local Aggies that our website wasn't memorable or that people didn't realize what the wcamc stood for (Williamson County A&MClub). So we have registered two new domain names to make it easier to remember and find us online! Both simply forward to our original wcamc.com URL but hopefully they are easier to remember. You can use any to get to our website now.