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WINNERS


READERS' CHOICE AWARDS

Winners Listings

Dining. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Entertainment, Events & Leisure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

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TRACTOR DEALER and ATV DEALER

NORMANGEE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT CO. Normangee Tractor and Implement Co. has been open over 40 years, which helped the business garner the Readers’ Choice “Best Tractor Store,” as well as “Best ATV Dealer” awards. Normangee Tractor & Implement Company, at the intersection of Highway 39 and OSR in Normangee, sells, services and provides financing for Kubota tractors, Kubota lawn utility vehicles, Polaris all terrain vehicles, Polaris utility vehicles and many other lines of agricultural-

related products. Normangee Tractor opened in 1939, and current owners, the Stawnicz family, bought it in 1977. “We love everything ag,” Vernon Stawnicz said. “This gave us an opportunity to live and work in this area, doing what we like to do most.” Stawnicz said he believes his business won the award because of its relationships with customers and its great customer service.

corner of hwy 39 @ osr • normangee, TX • 936.396.3101 • www.normangeetractor.com “We have been able to determine what product lines fulfill our customer needs, and focus on those to provide the best service for our customers, as well as products they can be happy with and recommend to their friends and neighbors,” Stawnicz said. Selling premium products, coupled with providing superior service

to equipment after the sale, has generated customer loyalty, he said. Stawnicz said his business has established a long-term relationship with many of its customers, and values each and every one of those relationships. “We are dedicated to being the best at what we do,” he said. “We work hard every day to live up to our motto: ‘For the largest

selection and guaranteed best prices, nobody beats Normangee Tractor!’ “ Stawnicz said Normangee Tractor’s employees were honored to be recognized for what they love to do, and humbly thanked customers for voting for the business. For more information, visit www. normangeetractor.com.

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Thank you for voting us the Best Tractor Dealer AND Best ATV Dealer in the 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards!

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Richmon Homes & Construction We are honored and blessed to be Voted #1 again. We will hang this certificate on the wall next to our 5 previous #1 Readers Choice Awards.

Our Motto for the past 25 years Richard & Monica Palasota give each customer unmatched individual service and workmanship. That is the way our families have been doing business in the local area for over 100 years.

2021 Readers' Choice Award Winners!

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1729 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, TX 77802 Publisher Crystal Dupré Display Advertising Manager Linda Brinkman Content Administrator & Designer Courtney L Hernandez

Brooke Martin LPC, NCC Voted Best Therapist

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST HOTEL AND CONFERENCE VENUE IN THE EAGLE’S READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

“I must extend many heartfelt thanks to all the people in my life and community for this acknowledgment, and I am absolutely beyond honored to be named The Eagle’s Readers’ Choice Therapist of the year.”

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“Now that I am seeing clients online exclusively, in addition to being able to continue helping our local and student population, I have also greatly enjoyed the ability to provide access to care for people all over the state of Texas.” Brooke Martin LPC, NCC Licensed Professional Counselor • National Certified Counselor 979.571.6648 • www.BrookeMartinLPC.com 4 | J u n e 2 7, 2 0 2 1

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WINNER BEST

Audiologist & Hearing Aide Center

RobeRt HeRRing • Listen HeaR audioLogy CenteR Robert Herring, Au.D. and the staff of Listen Hear Audiology Center are grateful for the continued support from our wonderful community. Listen Hear Audiology Center was founded on providing the highest level of hearing health care in Bryan and College Station, and being voted as “Best Audiologist” is a true honor. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how our society is interacting. This includes social distancing, isolation, and wearing a mask to name just a few. All of these things make it more difficult for the hearing impaired to communicate. We are addressing all of the ways we can provide better services to our patients including telehealth, remote programming of hearing aids, remote testing and of

course, in office visits. Our staff is maintaining the highest standards of infection control so that we can limit the spread of the virus. Founded in 2009 by Dr. Herring, Listen Hear Audiology Center has grown and has cared for over 5,000 people during that time. Many local physicians and caregivers regularly refer their patients for hearing care because they trust the services provided by Dr. Herring and his staff. Listen Hear Audiology Center provides a number of services including: • Comprehensive hearing testing • Hearing aid evaluation and fitting with multiple brands and lines from which to choose • Hearing aid repair and maintenance

• Pediatric and adult care • Newborn hearing screening • Custom hearing protection including electronic noise plugs for hunters and marksmen • Swim plugs • Tinnitus consultations Dr. Herring has invested significantly in new equipment over the past few years, including a new state-of-the-art Real Ear Measurement (REM) system. REM, also called probe microphone verification, is an advanced way to measure the output and function of hearing aids while in the patient’s ears. A tiny microphone is placed a few millimeters from the eardrum, and testing is performed with and without the hearing aid. The hearing aids

are then adjusted to meet very specific prescriptive targets for the individual’s hearing loss. Because we all have differently shaped ears and ear canals, REM gives much better objective measurements for a precise hearing aid fitting. No guessing, just science. REM is what the American Academy of Audiology and the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association recommends as best practices. That is the difference in Listen Hear Audiology Center’s approach to helping people hear better. Listen Hear Audiology is OPEN!! Dr. Herring is accepting new patients, and is only a phone call away to beginning the journey to better hearing.

3091 University Drive, Suite 410, Bryan • 979-776-4327 • www.listenhearaudiology.com

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• Experienced, professional Audiologist • Multiple reputable hearing aid brands available (ReSound and Phonak) • Digital hearing aid technology • Consistent care and customer service • Locally owned and operated • 30 day no risk trial of hearing aids

3091 University Drive East, #410 Bryan, TX 77802 www.listenhearaudiology.com

“The mission of Listen Hear Audiology Center is to provide the highest standard of audiological care in the Brazos Valley, utilizing professionalism, technology, and a genuine care for improving the quality of life of those with hearing impairment.”

979.776.HEAR (4327)

– Robert Herring, Au.D.

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Complete Listing of The Eagle’s Readers’ Choice Winners

DINING BAKED POTATO Potato Shack Plus BARBECUE C&J Barbeque BARTENDER Ethan Moya | Wings ‘N More® BARTENDING SERVICE Cocktails 4U BREAKFAST Stella Southern Café BREAKFAST TACOS Jesse’s Taqueria & Bakery BUFFET Casa do Brasil BURRITO Freebirds World Burrito BUSINESS LUNCH Napa Flats Wood-Fired Kitchen CATERING SERVICE Buppy’s Catering CATFISH Fish Daddy’s Grill House CHEF/COOK Christopher Lampo | Christopher’s World Grille 6 | J u n e 2 7, 2 0 2 1

CHICKEN Chick-fil-A CHICKEN FRIED STEAK Longhorn Tavern Steakhouse CHILDREN’S MEAL Chick-fil-A CHINESE T Jin China Diner COOKIE Tiff’s Treats Cookie Delivery CRAWFISH Shipwreck Grill CUP OF COFFEE Last Shot Xpresso DELI SANDWICH SHOP Blue Baker DESSERTS Nothing Bundt Cakes DONUTS Shipley Do-nuts FAJITAS Masfajitas FAST FOOD Chick-fil-A FOOD DELIVERY T.Jin China Diner

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HVAC REPAIR

bCs aiR soLutions BCS Air Solutions opened in 2013. Owners Karl Oehler and his son, Coulter, have been in the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning industry for a combined 40 years. The company offers repair, replacement, service and maintenance on all HVAC systems. The wide range of services offered can be customized to meet any customer’s needs. The Air Solutions team works directly with the customer to come to the best solution for the home, business, or commercial needs. The Oehlers said they believe in focusing on quality over quantity, giving customers prompt service, especially when it is above 90 degrees and their air-

conditioning is not working properly. The Oehlers believe what sets their business apart from others is customer service. They take pride in creating a customer-based business in the community. They said their team strives to go above and beyond for every customer to have the best experience possible. The Oehlers said they were grateful for the recognition from the community. It is the first time the business has been selected as winners for The Eagle’s Readers’ Choice Awards. “We really put our focus into a job well done and making sure we meet all the needs of our customers,” Coulter Oehler

said. Oehler said the team at BCS Air Solutions deserves the recognition for selflessly giving to the business and sharing the vision and goals of the owners. The Oehlers have seen the business grow over the years and appreciate the opportunity to serve an

expanding customer base. BCS Air Solutions plans to remain exclusively committed to providing HVAC services. With the uncertainties surrounding operating a small business, Coulter Oehler called the Readers’ Choice recognition a “God-wink,” and said he felt blessed. “We

will continue to strive to do the best we can to take care of every customer that gives us the opportunity. Our goal is to deliver an honest, professional, and quality solution for all of your HVAC services in the Bryan-College Station area,” he said.

979.693.2984 • www.airsoluTionsbcs.com • 14262 Tonkaway lake road • college sTaTion

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979.693.2984 Air Conditioning • Heating • Ventilation Preventative Maintenance • HVAC Inspections Property Management Rates • Residential Commercial • Indoor Air Quality Ductwork Analysis • Duct Cleaning Service All Makes and Models System Upgrades • Emergency Service

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FRENCH FRIES Koppe Bridge Bar & Grill FROZEN YOGURT/ICE CREAM Farmhouse Creamery HAMBURGERS Koppe Bridge Bar & Grill HAPPY HOUR Ozona Grill and Bar ITALIAN Amico Nave Ristorante JAPANESE Atami Steak & Sushi KOLACHES Kolache Rolf’s MARGARITA Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen MEXICAN Papa Perez Mexican Cuisine ONION RINGS Fish Daddy’s Grill House OVERALL FAVORITE RESTAURANT Wings ‘N More® Restaurant and Bar PATIO/OUTDOOR DINING Ozona Grill and Bar PIZZA Howdy’s Texas Grill’d Pizza 8 | J u n e 2 7, 2 0 2 1

SALAD BAR Casa do Brasil SEAFOOD Fish Daddy’s Grill House SMOOTHIE/JUICE BAR Taste of the Tropics SNOW CONE/ SHAVED ICE Bahama Buck’s - William D Fitch Pkwy SPECIAL OCCASION The Republic Steakhouse SPORTS BAR Mo’s Irish Pub STEAK The Republic Steakhouse SUBS Firehouse Subs Aggie Central SUSHI Atami Steak & Sushi SWEET TEA Chicken Express TACO Mad Taco THAI RESTAURANT Kluay Kluay Thai Restaurant WINE BAR Messina Hof Winery

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New Local Business

In The Eagle’s Readers’ Choice Award Best Axe Throwing in the BCS with Axe-some Food & Drinks! Come See Us!

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WINERY Messina Hof Winery WINGS Wings ‘N More® Restaurant and Bar

ENTERTAINMENT VENUE Board & Brush Creative Studio FORMAL/WEDDING VENUE 7F Lodge & Events GOLF COURSE ENTERTAINMENT, Miramont Country Club LIVE MUSIC VENUE EVENTS & LEISURE Hurricane Harry's ART STUDIO/EXHIBIT LOCAL ANNUAL EVENT Board & Brush Creative Studio Texas Red's Festival CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT LOCAL BAND/SINGER Grand Station Entertainment Texas Unlimited Band CONFERENCE VENUE MOVIE THEATER Star Cinema Grill College Station The Stella Hotel

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FURNITURE & MATTRESS STORE

By Aggies, For Aggies Thank you for voting us Best Credit edit Union! As the Official Credit Union of Texas A&M University, we help our members achieve their financial goals, whether they’re just getting started or nearing the finish line! We provide low and no cost services, like truly free checking accounts, and budget-friendly loans. Plus, our members enjoy personalized service and access to their accounts, when and where they need them!

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abundant quality and best quality at the best value, they have become a true destination for Aggieland. “Building Better Relationships is one of the core values of our company. It represents our goal to build and maintain the best With the ability to produce relationship we can with shirts and other products inthe people we interact with house, Kenny Lawson, CEO, every day,” said CEO Kenny started The Original C.C. Lawson. Creations Tent Sale during C.C. Creations has been football seasons. After rising voted “Best Custom Clothing” success, he decided to expand in the Best of the Brazos this opportunity and open Valley Competition for 19 what is now The Warehouse, years in a row along with filled wall to wall with Aggie “Best Custom Embroidery” merchandise. C.C. Creations and “Best Promotional Items” world. It is humbling to know Retail Store through the has been the number one for eight years straight. Guinness World Records. licensee through Texas A&M Maroon U and the Warehouse that the people we love to It was verified that the serve, value our brand and University since 2016, which also hold long standing allows production of licensed warehouse broke the record, presence in the community awards, being the “Best Gift goods, generating royalties offering 28,750 square feet of this much,” said Ashleigh Shop” and “Best Place to Buy paid to the university for the Krause, Vice President of retail shopping space. Aggie Merchandise.” use of official marks. Marketing. Being that Texas A&M is “It is a true honor to be The Warehouse at C.C. centered on traditions, it is In April of 2021, the able to serve the Brazos Valley Creations has built a strong only fitting that the company Warehouse at C.C. Creations and entire Aggie network by reputation and leaves a lasting providing the largest selection was awarded the title of motto is “Keep the Traditionimpression on every single of Aggie merchandise in the World’s Largest Collegiate Shop The Warehouse! customer. With their ever changing trendy designs, 979.693.4373 • www.ThewarehouseaTcc.com • 114 holleman dr • college sTaTion

COLLEGE APPAREL & ACCESSORIES tHe WaReHouse at C.C. CReations The Warehouse at C.C. Creations is the 2021 Readers’ Choice winner for Best Collegiate Apparel & Merchandise. The Warehouse has been proud to serve the Aggie Network by providing a one-stop shop of the largest selection of Aggie gear since 2010. The warehouse offers “everything Aggie” from drinkware and home décor, to headwear to T-shirts galore. It has been dubbed a must-visit when in Aggieland. The parent company, C.C. Creations, has grown to become the largest custom screen printing and embroidery company in Texas, while also offering other divisions such as promotional products, sign & banners and trophy & awards.

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BEST ST BURGER

KoPPe brIdGe bar & GrIll 11777 Wellborn rd • (979) 764-2933 3940 Harvey rd • (979) 776-2833

Serving the “Best Big Burger in Town” for 29 years!

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MUSEUM George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS Aggieland Wild Animal Safari PAINT/CRAFT STUDIO U Paint-It PARK Lick Creek Park RUNNING EVENT BCS Marathon THEATER/STAGE PERFORMANCE COMPANY MSC OPAS at Texas A&M University

TRAMPOLINE PARK Urban Air and Adventure park

GOODS & SERVICES AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM Powersports Inc. AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING REPAIR BCS Air Solutions ALTERATIONS Bea's Alterations APARTMENT COMMUNITY/ COMPLEX Crescent Pointe Apartments

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BARTENDING SERVICE

CoCktaiLs 4 u Cocktails 4 U is an award winning bartending catering service in the Brazos Valley! The team at Cocktails 4 U has stolen the hearts of people across our region and have been voted “Best New Business” in 2019 and “Best Bartending Service” in 2020 by Best of the Brazos! They have also been voted “Best Bartending Service” in 2020 and 2021 by The Eagle Readers’ Choice Awards. Cocktails 4 U is full of BIG heart, bold flavor, and a deep love for the customers and guests they serve. Jennifer Slovacek, owner of Cocktails

4 U, shares that Cocktails 4 U was her husband Joey’s idea to help her get involved in the community and to live out her dream of bringing joy and happiness to people. “My family has a history in the bar entertainment business … so when Joey came to me with this business venture of an event bar service, I could not do anything but be overjoyed with the idea,” Jennifer says. “I have found my place; I found my dream, which many people are never able to do.” Anyone who has met Jennifer can tell that customer service is her passion. She says, “We

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have set ourselves a part by providing the best possible customer service and a wonderful experience at every event we do. I always try to mingle with the crowd, and many times you will see me dancing with the bridal party or helping to clean tables for the families so they can enjoy the event and not have to worry.” Now that’s going above and beyond for the customer! And that is exactly

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what Jennifer trains her staff to do. Whether you are planning your wedding, hosting a fundraiser, party, or other type of event, the team of highly-skilled, trained, and courteous bartenders at Cocktails 4 U can provide services to suit all your needs. Want a signature cocktail designed specifically for your event? The team at Cocktails

4 U will create something uniquely tailored to your tastes and preferences. Cocktails 4 U offers top shelf liquors, fine wines, and import and craft beers. Their Signature Margaritas and creative mixed drinks are the talk of the town! Visit their website cocktails4u.net today to book Jennifer and her team for your next event!

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APPLIANCE REPAIR M.A.R.C.S. - Manny's Appliance Repair AUTO OR HOME GLASS SERVICE ACME Glass - AUTO AUTO PAINT & BODY SHOP Jack Winslow Body Shop AUTO REPAIR SHOP Brazos Valley Automotive BANK American Momentum BARBER SHOP Mike's Barber Studio

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BEAUTY SALON Celebrity Spa & Salon BED & BREAKFAST 7F Lodge & Events CAR WASH Drew's Car Wash CARPET CLEANER Chem-Dry of Brazos County CELLULAR PROVIDER AT&T Store CHILDREN'S BIRTHDAY PLACE Grand Station Entertainment COMPUTER SERVICES Geek Squad

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I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the citizens of the Brazos Valley for voting me their favorite Elected Official. This could not have been possible without the support of my partner, Precinct 3 Constable J.P. Ingram and his tremendous staff of Angie, Calder, Andy, Kimberley, and Chris. I would also like to thank my wonderful staff of Barbie, Karen, Irene, Irma, Daicia, and Jackie. Together we are an outstanding office and my success is due to their hard work and dedication to the citizens of Brazos County.

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST LigHtsey pHysiCaL tHeRapy

dR. amanda LigHtsey, pt, sFma, Fms, Cktp

In 2016, Dr. Lightsey committed to her vision of an environment where patients are empowered to collaborate on a personalized treatment plan that serves their long-term goals. Dr. Lightsey provides orthopedic and manual based therapy, emphasizing functional movements that return patients to comfortable everyday activity, up to full athletic performance. Dr. Lightsey dedicates time developing practical treatment plans reducing risk of re-injury and promoting long term health. Patients are regularly surprised at the speed of their recovery when encouraged to partner in their treatment. Today’s typical PT care is

within a corporate structure. Dr. Lightsey’s care is unique because her patients partner directly with her; one on one, every single visit. Dr. Lightsey directly observes every movement and develops treatment plans that align with the patient’s personal goals. She shares, “With individualized treatment plans, patients progress more efficiently because I’m not managing their care through a secondhand report. I commit to personally serving them in their recovery and they put faith in my treatment; it creates a strong bond.” In 2002, Dr. Lightsey chose to practice in her hometown because of collaborative therapy colleagues, overall medical

expertise, and to promote a healthy Brazos Valley. However, a private clinic, with a smaller reach than her professional colleagues, can be a risk in today’s “volume-driven” healthcare environment. “Our community is blessed with extensive PT services. Winning the Readers’ Choice Award reassures me that ‘breaking the mold’ is valued in our community. It’s an aspect of our culture that makes me proud to be from the Brazos Valley.” “Direct patient observation continuously challenges me to grow as a therapist,” she shares. “Through one on one care, I’m blessed to connect with each patient, directly monitor their response and evaluate progress. This gives me insight

beyond a textbook or classroom experience.” The personal environment also allows her to advocate for treatment with insurance providers so patients receive full benefit. “It’s important to share treatments with physicians and insurance providers so everyone makes the best decisions for the patient,” says Dr. Lightsey. The dynamic insurance market keeps her practice evolving. “Making patients the top priority will never change but helping them manage their healthcare benefits requires flexibility and innovation; and I’m happy to advocate for them in that way.” As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, Dr. Lightsey is grateful to continue full care for her patients and remains confident in their safety. “Our community’s health has never been more important. My oneon-one practice environment

“ Wi nn i ng the Rea d ers’ Ch o ice Award rea ssures m e that ’ breaki ng the m o ld ’ o n PT s er vices is va l u ed in o ur co m muni ty. ” - Dr. Lightsey

allows me to accommodate each patient’s individual needs to assure both of our well-being. The small practice environment has always fostered strong relationships, and now it enables care amid a broader health crisis. This community is important to me, so I want to be a valuable partner in our recovery together.”

2651 boonville road, suite 115 • bryan 979.446.0422 • LightseyPT.com

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BEST FRENCH FRIES

KoPPe brIdGe bar & GrIll 11777 Wellborn rd • (979) 764-2933 3940 Harvey rd • (979) 776-2833

Serving the “Best Big Burger in Town” for 29 years!

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CREDIT UNION Aggieland Credit Union DANCE CENTER Suzanne's School of Dance DAY CARE CENTER Primrose School DAY SPA Galleria Spa Salon Boutique DRY CLEANERS Pride Cleaners ELECTRIC SUPPLY COMPANY Bryan Texas Utilities FENCING BCS Fence Contractor FITNESS BOOT CAMP College Station Fit Body Boot Camp FLOORING CENTER Zwernemann Flooring FUNERAL HOME Hillier Funeral Home GARAGE DOOR Aggieland Garage Door Co GYM/FITNESS LOCATION Brazos Valley Barbell GYMNASTICS CENTER Thunder Elite Cheerleading, Gymnastics and Dance T H E B RYA N - C O L L E G E S TAT I O N E A G L E

HEARING AID CENTER Listen Hear Audiology Center HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR Richmon Homes HOTEL/MOTEL The Stella Hotel HOUSEKEEPING H&R Cleaning, Inc INDEPENDENT LIVING/ RETIREMENT COMMUNITY PARC AT TRADITIONS LANDSCAPING & LAWN CARE COMPANY Greener Images BCS LAW FIRM The Carlson Law Firm MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL Palmisano's Martial Arts MORTGAGE COMPANY 1st Alliance Mortgage MOVING COMPANY D&D Moving and Storage, Inc. NAIL SALON Super Nails & Pedi Spa OIL CHANGE Allen Honda

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speC’s Wines, spiRits and FineR Foods Spirited tailgates. Fun-filled backyard barbecues. Festive dinner parties. People in College Station have plenty of opportunities to enjoy refreshing beverages and gourmet foods. And when they do, they turn to Spec’s Wines, Spirits and Finer Foods, the 2020 Readers’ Choice for “Best Liquor Store.” Since 1962, family-owned Spec’s has been providing exceptional savings on an impressive selection of unique finds for hungry and thirsty Texans. A vital part of their long-running success has been their mission to make and keep customers happy.

Back on April 1, 1962, Carroll Jackson – affectionately nicknamed “Spec” because of his signature eyeglasses – opened the first Spec’s with his wife, Carolynn, in Houston. One day, Spec sketched a caricature of a bunny with glasses, symbolizing his quick, friendly service. People loved it, and it has been the Spec’s logo ever since. In less than 10 years, the demand for more Spec’s locations grew. The Jacksons’ daughter Lindy and her husband John Rydman came on board in 1971, and just three years later,

they introduced the largest selection of wines Houston had ever seen. Now with Texas’ largest selection of wines, spirits and beers at more than 100 locations across the state, Spec’s has truly become a destination shopping experience and a Texas institution. “We serve thousands of people in our stores across Texas,” said Lisa, thirdgeneration spokesperson. “We are constantly striving to get better at what we do, offer a better selection for our customers, improve our customer service and show the

public what has been lost in so at Spec’s for an impressive much of the retail world.” selection of unique products at incredibly low prices and a So whether you’re a firstbig helping of hospitality. The time customer or a long-time fun starts here! fan, make sure you shop

Le to right: Lindy Rydman, John Rydman and Lisa Rydman.

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HoWdy’s texas gRiLL’d PIZZA Howdy’s first and most important business is taking care of people. The year 2020 and the impact of COVID-19 was difficult for everyone in this community, and we were so impressed by how the community came together. Like so many other restaurants, we saw this as a critical time to make sure we took care of our community and implemented support strategies like super low-cost meals for seniors and children, along with free delivery to make sure there was food security for those most at risk. To be honored with The Eagle’s Readers’ Choice Award for “Best Pizza” this year means something extra special to all of us. We love being a part of the BCS community. It’s been our goal to become a new tradition in Aggieland. With this being our third year winning, we feel like part of that vision is coming to pass, and it wouldn’t be possible without all of the support we receive from this community every single day. When we started back in September 2016 working on the Howdy’s Texas-Style Grill’d Pizza concept, we really wanted to honor Texas food and traditions on a pizza. We see ourselves as something that is at the same time both new, and based on food traditions that go back hundreds of years. We say, “Howdy’s is a pizza joint with the soul of a Texas BBQ shack.” Our pizza focuses on using the best quality ingredients, traditional cooking methods, and authentic Central Texas BBQ that we smoke ourselves using a 122-year-old recipe. We will not compromise on

quality and value. Our entire model is driven on freshness, quality, accuracy, speed, and guest experience. In fact, at every level, we aim to make sure we deliver a superior product you can always count on to be the best in quality, flavor, and freshness. The only freezer we have onsite at Howdy’s is for storing ice cream that is used in our floats and sundaes. Our menu is completely unique in that we feature Smoked Meat Pizzas with toppings like premium brisket, sausage, steak, and pulled pork. Our Smoked Chicken pizzas include our handpulled smoked chicken and flavor packed crispy chicken skin. We’re also proud of our Veggie Lover’s pizzas. Our goal was to bring incredible flavor and a thoughtful approach to creating pizzas that vegetarians and non-vegetarian’s alike will love. We also offer all of the traditional pizza toppings that people know and love. Our most popular pizzas include the Texan, which includes smoked brisket, smoked sausage, Smokehouse BBQ sauce, fried onions, and fried jalapenos. Other pizzas include pulled pork, smoked flat-iron steak, and have unique names like the Cattlebrand, the Smokehouse, the Hillbilly Hawaiian, the Hoot-n-Holler, and the Roundup (our Ultra-Supreme pizza). Our popular Chicken pizzas are the Smoking Hen and the Flaming Yard Bird. Very popular Veggie Lover options include the Street Corn Named Desire (Elotes), the Smoking Mushroom, the Texa-rita (Margherita) and several others. This year we’re expanding into

franchising. We had originally planned to do this in 2020, but for obvious reasons we had to adjust that strategy. Last year we also expanded to become an Official Sponsor of Texas A&M Athletics and started serving our pizza at Kyle Field’s All-American Club. We’ll also be expanding into service for baseball and basketball in the coming year. It’s such an honor to be more closely linked with TAMU, and the response from attendees has been stellar. We’re excited to feed the Aggie faithful! It begins with our commitment to delivering “Joy and Wow” with big Texas smiles, to friendly faces through dang good Texas-Style Grilled Pizza. The bottom line is that an amazing guest experience is our top focus. Our goal with our first Howdy’s location was to really focus on family and the communal nature of pizza. Families love dining inside at Howdy’s, and we love seeing our tables full again with people laughing, sharing stories, and eating great pizza together. Pro-tip, many of our guests use the basket on the table where we house condiments to hold their cell phones while they’re having a meal together.

Howdy’s welcomed a new General Manager, Colton Benton, to the team. He brings a vast amount of restaurant and pizza operations experience to the table. He’s also an extremely great guy that is a committed father, family-man, and proud Airforce Veteran. Colton brings with him an even deeper commitment to speed, quality, accuracy, and amazing guest experience for Howdy’s. Our guests tell us they love the unique flavors, the quality of the ingredients, and that the crust is delicious. Most importantly, we work hard to respond to input and feedback very quickly. We know the impact of COVID-19 affected our operations like it affected so many others. But, we’re focused on making those improvements that make us worthy of being named “Best Pizza” year after year. We are blessed to have a really special team and are proud of how hard they work, how much they care about our guests, and how passionate they are about making Howdy’s Texas Grill’d Pizza the pizza of choice for people in College Station and Bryan. The responses we continue get from guests are genuinely enthusiastic. The best part about being named “Best Pizza” is that this is an award from the people who matter most, our guests who actually come to Howdy’s week after week. At Howdy’s we never take the community’s support and loyalty for granted. As an owner group, we’re pretty open about our faith in Jesus Christ, we’re grateful

to God for the opportunity to serve others, to bring something truly original and unique to the market, and to be blessed to create jobs for some truly special people who work at Howdy’s every single day. We had to overcome a ton of challenges, but all along we knew that what we had would be a real game-changer in the pizza-asusual business. We’ve served way over 150,000 pizzas in the last year, during the height of the lockdown last year we were able to provide over 5,000 Kid’s Combo Meals for just $2.95 a piece when many people were out of work, and nearly 2,500 senior meals as well. We genuinely didn’t make money on those, but we did get to make a difference and that’s a bigger priority. When it comes to growth, we want to see “Texas-Style Grill’d Pizza” become a true state-wide point of pride and preference. This is such an amazing state in which to do business, and Texans are deeply loyal to authentic Texas brands. Our goal is to build one of those great Texas brands and then take it beyond. This summer we’re rolling out wings, pizza rolls, and more. We’ve recently added beer and wine, with a focus on Texas brands, starting with the amazing brews from Shiner. We have more ideas than days in the year, but it starts with getting the fundamentals right. Our guests deserve nothing less than excellence in every item we serve.

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to grow. It grew so much that in 2015, Hillier opened the doors to its second location in College Station. With marble floors and state-of-the-art audio visual capabilities, the College Station location continues to The year was 1918. Texas the Hillier family founded serve with class and a level A&M student J.V. “Pinky” Hillier Funeral Home and of excellence above all else. Wilson sat in a foreign dedicated themselves to With more than 100 years trench in the midst of WWI the Bryan\College Station of service to the community, as he pulled out a letter from community. In 1947, the Hillier proudly continues home and on the back began family business relocated to carry the passion for writing, “Goodbye to Texas to 26th Street into what service upon which the University…” It was the birth was then one of the most Hillier family founded their of the song we all know and modern funeral facilities business. This time last year, love- The Aggie War Hymn. of its time (pictured). The they welcomed their new The lyrics became a legacy beautiful home hosted Managing Partner, Amanda and a tradition endured countless families for over Valenzuela Gittelman. A for over a century. Another 50 years. In 1998, Hillier veteran who served six legacy and tradition that has moved to 29th Street where honorable years in the U.S. stood that same test of time it still stands to date, Navy as a hospital corpsman, is Hillier. housing the community’s Amanda has proven herself As Pinky Wilson served most special loved ones to be the perfect leader to his nation overseas, Mr. and celebrating every life carry on the Hillier family and Mrs. Charles F. Hillier as it was lived - uniquely. legacy. served families here on However, the Hillier story Hillier remains the only the home front. Through does not end there. The care, funeral home in the BCS funeral service, that is. It compassion, and service to community to offer the full was that very same year that the community continued Life Celebration experience

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to their families. This is a privilege they take very seriously as they commit themselves to making a big deal of even the smallest details. Hillier’s mission is simple: to create a cherished experience for each family and every loved one. There is no other option… every

service must be exemplary. These are the moments that fill the void between a loved one’s life and their memory. After more than 100 years of supporting the BCS community, Hillier thanks you for your support in this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

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HOSPICE COMPANY Hospice Brazos Valley HOSPITAL St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital MEDICAL EQUIPMENT SUPPLY Medi-Care Equipment Specialties Inc. MEMORY CARE FACILITY Parc at Traditions NURSE Tiffany A. Turner | Baylor Sco¡ & White Health OBSTETRICIAN/ GYNECOLOGIST Dr. Cynthia Jansky | St. Joseph Health

ONCOLOGIST Dr. Erin Fleener | The Cancer Clinic OPHTHALMOLOGIST/ OPTOMETRIST Dr. William Marr | Marr Eye Center ORAL SURGEON Dr. Bryan Garre¡ | Brazos Valley Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery ORTHODONTIST Dr. Troy N. Elms | Elms Orthodontics Dr. Jeremy Stewart | Elms Orthodontics ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON Dr. J.P. Bramhall | Central Texas Sports Medicine & Orthopedics

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Congratulations Dr. Bramhall On behalf of the team at Central Texas Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics, please join us in congratulating Dr. J. P. Bramhall on being chosen for The Eagle’s Readers’ Choice Award as the winner in the Orthopedic Surgeon category. A former Aggie baseball player who went on to become an orthopedic surgeon and team physician, Dr. Bramhall has dedicated his career to caring for athletes. Whether they are playing sports in elementary school or high school, on a college team or professionally, Dr. Bramhall focuses on achieving good outcomes as he helps athletes and patients return safely to their sports or desired activities. From diagnosing and treating orthopedic injuries and issues to his surgical experience and expertise, patients appreciate his support of their athletic goals and careers. His focus is always on ensuring patient safety and helping patients reach their potential. Today, Dr. Bramhall and his colleagues have created a powerhouse of medical talent at Central Texas Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics

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with 6 Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeons, 3 Fellowship Trained Primary Care Sports Medicine physicians, and a team of athletic trainers and physical therapists, as well as physician assistants and nurses – all dedicated to state-ofthe-art Sports Medicine and Orthopedic care. In addition to sports injuries, their practice offers a continuum of care that includes total joint replacement, core wellness, and other orthopedic services.

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PHYSICIAN Dr. Mark Brauer | St. Joseph Health PODIATRIST Dr. Julie Albert | Brazos Valley Foot Care RADIOLOGIST Dr. Ronald Rust | St. Joseph Health SKILLED NURSING FACILITY St. Joseph Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation SPEECH THERAPIST Kim Hanks | College Station ISD THERAPIST/PSYCHIATRIST/ PSYCHOLOGIST Brooke Martin | The Physicians Centre Hospital

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NEW CAR DEALER and OIL CHANGE

Serving the Brazos Valley for 66 years!

Allen Honda in College Station, TX, has a long history of excellence to stand on. In addition to routinely receiving awards from American Honda Motor Company, Allen Honda also regularly impresses readers of The Eagle in the publication’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards. This year, Allen Honda was humbled to receive recognition as the Best New Car Dealer, Best Oil Change, and Best Auto Sales Person by readers of The Eagle. What sets Allen Honda apart from other College Station dealerships? Their commitment to excellence at every level. From their

award-winning sales staff to their service center, you’ll find exceptional customer service in every corner of Allen Honda. In fact, an oil change at Allen Honda not only replenishes your motor oil, but it also comes with a full car wash and vacuum – all in 20 minutes or less. Talk about top-notch! This College Station Honda dealership has roots that run deep in the Bryan-College Station area. In 1955, CJ Allen and Mr. Brown bought the Oldsmobile Cadillac dealership in downtown Bryan, TX from its thenowner, Mr. Edge. The dealership

was renamed the Brown-Allen Motor Company while both CJ Allen and Mr. Brown were coowners. After several successful years as co-owners, CJ Allen bought Mr. Brown’s

share of the business and changed the name Allen Oldsmobile Cadillac while moving the dealership to Texas Avenue in Bryan. Allen Honda opened in its original Texas Avenue location in 1975 and was later moved to

its current location at the corner of Highway 6 and Southwest Parkway in 1985. After many years of serving the Bryan-College Station community, CJ Allen passed in

2003. His wife, Pat Allen, and son, John Allen, took over the dealership after his passing. Over the last 18 years, Pat and John Allen have carried on the legacy that CJ Allen began, helping Allen Honda to excel in every area from

new cars, to used cars, to auto service. In 2017, John Allen undertook the project of modernizing the dealership’s campus by razing the old structure and commissioning a state-of-the-art facility that is more than twice the size of the old building. Pat and John Allen also remain committed to CJ Allen’s philanthropic endeavors by generously giving financial and other support to many organizations in the Brazos Valley, particularly those that support youth activities and build up the Bryan-College Station community. Though the Allen’s

contributions are too widespread and generous to name at once, they have been philanthropically involved with many organizations. Saying that Allen Honda and the Allen family have been a pillar of the community is quite the understatement as they have faithfully created countless jobs, provided exceptional service, and given generously to the Bryan-College Station community over the last 66 years. There is no doubt that Allen Honda, Pat Allen, and John Allen will continue to be a significant part of the Bryan-College Station Community for years to come.

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LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER

NICOLE MORTEN LAMB WateR to Wine pRoduCtions “Stories of success and joy inspire us. They’re the emotional glue that creates meaningful experiences between a brand and its audience. When told creatively, authentically and tastefully, stories will captivate the viewer and turn them into loyal customers. I’ve been fortunate to tell stories of people with great resilience, as well as, ordinary businesses doing extraordinary things for a majority of my professional life.” says Water to Wine Productions Owner, Nicole Morten. For three consecutive years,

Morten’s business, Water to Wine Productions, has won the Eagle Readers’ Choice Favorite Photographer and Videographer, and this year, she also won favorite local business owner. For over a decade, she honed her storytelling craft as a TV news reporter and anchor in Florida and Texas for CBS and NBC affiliates.One of her career highlights includes a documentary that brought national attention to expose child trafficking in Ghana, Africa. Three years ago, with a deep love and commitment

to historic downtown Bryan, Nicole relocated her fullservice video production, photography, and branding firm in Historic Downtown Bryan. Because Morten and her award-winning creative team produce engaging video content for corporate, real estate, nonprofits, startups, social influencers, websites and custom social media, Water to Wine now has garnered clientele around the world. “We’ve become a preferred source for content creation and content management,” says Morten. “Working together to tell your story; we film and produce it; then strategically share the curated content with an audience ready to engage.” Morten notes, “The pandemic validated everything we have been doing for our clients over the

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last several years. It’s possible for one to not only survive but thrive during a crisis. Our team has provided our clients with a ‘Pandemic Proof’ strategy that allows them to continue generating revenue despite a global pandemic.” Morten’s husband, Chris Lamb, is a veteran Paramedic and Fireman for Bryan Fire Department. An FAA-licensed UAV pilot and trendsetter in aerial cinematography, Chris has provided aerial imaging for the Brazos Valley and has renewed the City of Bryan’s Aerial Disaster Response Team. “I believe God has given us each a gift. We’re here to utilize those gifts to serve others,” says Morten. “I am grateful to live in the Brazos Valley and have a career I love, where my family and children flourish in school and life. It’s a joy to live locally

and serve clients worldwide. Thanks to all who voted for Water to Wine Productions, for your continued faith in us as your preferred storytellers!”

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Voted Best Police Officer

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CHICKEN FRIED STEAK

IN THE EAGLE READERS' CHOICE AWARD AGAIN THIS YEAR! This year we celebrate 37 years in business. We would like to thank our community for supporting us over the years and especially this last one. This past year we had many challenges due to the virus but thanks to our loyal customers and our awesome employees we SURVIVED! We look forward to serving you for many years to come.

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BARBER Emilie Howard | The Barber Shop BOSS Cody Jones | Callaway-Jones Funeral & Cremation Centers CLERGY Ma¡ Morton | Grace Bible Church: Creekside Campus ELECTRICIAN Bri¡ Rice Electric FINANCIAL ADVISOR Wade Mya¡ | Merrill Lynch Wealth Management FIREFIGHTER Chris Lamb | Bryan Fire Department

FUNERAL HOME DIRECTOR Cody Jones| Callaway-Jones Funeral & Cremation Centers HAIRSTYLIST Paty Supak | The Co¡age HOME BUILDER Ridgewood Custom Homes INSURANCE AGENT Kevin Verdugo | Farmers Insurance INTERIOR DECORATOR Michelle Gallagher | Peachy Keen Home LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER Nicole Morten Lamb | Water to Wine Productions

I personally want to THANK everyone in the community for voting our company the best in The Eagle’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2021! It is an honor to be among other great companies in town and I am truly blessed beyond words for being selected this year. Thank you for putting your trust in us!.” - Manny Martinez, Owner

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out should be more than great food, it should be an experience. The staff at Stella Southern Cafe are dedicated to creating a warm environment for all. “Winning the Readers’ Choice Award is both an incredible honor and and pickles, is made inblessing,” says Michael house. Lair. “Being open less than While the fluffy buttermilk biscuits made with European three years and being able to build into this beautiful, butter are a real showwell-respected restaurant, stopper (especially when topped with sausage gravy!), thriving despite the COVID pandemic, we could not have guests at Stella Southern dreamed of or asked for Cafe can enjoy a scratchmore!” made meal in many ways. “Stella Southern Café has Options include dining grown more in this past in the main dining room, year than most businesses enjoying private dining would even begin to attempt for 20 guests with buffet over a span of five years,” options, or catering offsays Michael. “We have site for breakfast, lunch, or added curbside services, dinner. built two online ordering Stella Southern systems, opened a private Cafe’s commitment to dining room expansion, Southern hospitality and and expanded our kitchen service creates a family to better accommodate environment. When you dine at Stella Southern Cafe, the new catering menu we you feel at home. Dining created. We did all of this

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steLLa soutHeRn CaFÉ When owner Michael Lair (and his parents, Pete & Phyllis) opened Stella Southern Café in July 2018, they wanted to do more than just sell biscuits. They wanted to serve the community and become a place where memories are created and friendships are cherished. While selling biscuits wasn’t the primary goal, Michael realized he had to make sure the food he was serving was top notch. To do that, he decided to use fresh, local ingredients to provide the highest quality, scratchmade breakfast, brunch, and lunch in the Bryan-College Station area. The orange juice is squeezed fresh and everything, even the jams

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while ensuring our staff was trained to uphold high standards of hospitality, and really focusing on quality of food despite major food supply chain disruptions. Our growth and adaptability is something we are incredibly proud of.” Michael says he is driven by guests’ needs and that he’s committed to adapting,

growing, and expanding to fit those ever-changing wants and needs. “We can’t thank the community of Bryan-College Station enough for naming us the Best Breakfast!” Michael said, “It is an honor we don’t take lightly, and look forward to many more years to come!”

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papers and artifacts are on display in the museum and are accessible to researchers online and on site in the research room. The museum also uses primary source documents to enhance its many education programs. Additionally, it features changing temporary exhibits The George Bush the Eagle Readers’ Choice that highlight various Presidential Library and Award, especially this aspects of President Bush’s Museum is once again year. Thanks to all those life and career. Due to the humbled and extremely that voted for us and many things that happened grateful for the Eagle readers thanks to all who work so during his long life and voting it as this year’s “Best hard behind the scenes to the many public service Museum” in the Readers’ keep the Museum current positions he held, the Bush Choice Awards. Even though and relevant; especially Library and Museum is able the building has been our staff, volunteers and to cover a wide variety of closed, the staff has been docents.” said Warren Finch, topics. hard at work with online director of the George Bush For the newest focus programming, reference Presidential Library and exhibit, the Bush Library requests, digitization Museum. and Museum paired with projects and museum The Bush Library and Texas A&M University renovations to ensure that Museum cares for more than to celebrate the 50th the stories of George and 44 million pages of official anniversary of the Texas Barbara Bush – and several documents and donated Sea Grant College Program. aspects of the past 100 years collections from George Texas Sea Grant: 50 Years of world history - are still H.W. Bush’s presidency and of Science and Stewardship being told. throughout his public career, explores the rich history of “We are so very as well as more than 60,000 the Texas coast and how the appreciative of winning artifacts. Many of these university has supported

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the shoreland and its people through cutting-edge research and innovative outreach and educational programs. Visitors will learn about historic and current Texas Sea Grant programs, discover marine wonders, and realize their own impact as stewards of the Texas coast. Additionally, the Bush Library and Museum is proud to feature Oceans of

Plastic, a strangely beautiful collection of art made from plastic waste acquired from beaches along the Texas Gulf Coast. Those exhibits, along with George Bush: An Environmental President will be on display at the museum until July 2022. Please visit bush41.org for more information about the reopening of the Bush Library and Museum.

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We are a Family Friendly and Community Minded Martial Arts School. Our specialized programs and curriculum are developed to promote life skills such as Positive Mental Attitude, High Goal Setting, Perseverance, Self-

Control and Confidence as well empowerment through Self Defense. Our method of training is designed to be fun and fulfilling for each student. This is because Taekwondo is an individual activity rather than a team sport. Therefore

every student is an active and valuable participant in class. They work out with kids their own age and progress at their own pace. Our program is perfect for parents looking for an activity that is not just great exercise

but that also teaches their school age children lessons they will use throughout their life. By combining the Discipline of traditional martial arts, learning Respect through life skill development and the Self-Esteem gained

through our unique award system our students will excel socially and academically. Please join us as we embark on a journey that can help your child excel in the classroom, at home, and experience personal growth with a positive attitude.

We are honored to be chosen as the Best Martial Arts by readers of The Eagle.

We are thankful to live in such a great community and our family appreciates everyone for their support!

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Orthodontist

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dR. tRoy n. eLms • dR. JeRemy steWaRt Winning The Eagle’s Readers’ Choice Award for the 14th time is such a great honor for the Elms Orthodontics team! “What makes us most excited is the challenge of constantly advancing the orthodontic experience and exceeding patient expectations. Receiving The Eagle’s Readers’ Choice Award is a confirmation that we are getting it right with people we care about most – our patients,” said Dr. Elms. The past year brought some big new opportunities to Elms Orthodontics. They welcomed Dr. Jeremy Stewart to join Dr. Elms in providing quality orthodontics to their

patients. Dr. Stewart ’03 and Dr. Elms ’86 are the only Aggie orthodontists, and only board-certified orthodontists, in the Brazos Valley. Elms Orthodontics treats patients of all ages. From elementary-aged patients who need limited care to correct an early developmental discrepancy, to “traditional” adolescent patients with full braces, to adult patients of all ages - they treat them all. Adult patients come with varying backgrounds. Some had braces earlier in life and are looking to “reset the clock”. Others didn’t have that opportunity earlier in life, provided it

for their children, and are now ready for their turn! Whatever your story, Elms Orthodontics would love the opportunity to help you achieve the smile you want! Treatment options at Elms Orthodontics are as diverse as their patients. They offer traditional metal braces for those looking to make a statement with fun colors. Gold braces are a nice option for those looking for something more designer that blends nicely with the teeth and provides all of the benefits of metal braces. For those wanting the treatment experience of regular braces without the look of braces, white ceramic braces are available. Finally, for those wanting straight teeth without braces, Invisalign is an option for most. Invisalign uses successive clear aligners programmed with incremental changes. The doctors at Elms Orthodontics personally

design your Invisalign treatment outcomes and monitor your progress throughout to provide a safe and effective orthodontic treatment. A “positive patient experience” is a key phrase at Elms Orthodontics. Regular team meetings center on shaping the patient experience to ensure higher and higher levels of satisfaction, efficiency, and enjoyment. The Elms team does this by focusing on the most minute of details. The list is endless, as is the team’s quest to improve. One unique service that Elms Orthodontics offers it’s student patients is the Orthomobile. The Orthomobile is the free chauffeured Hummer shuttle to and from school for regular appointments. This saves parents from taking time off of work during the school year to bring their children. Elms Orthodontics

is excited to have it running for the ‘21-’22 school year. Fun is also a big component for their patients, including the most anticipated summer event, the annual private Splash Bash swim party at Adamson Lagoon. Hundreds of patients from the Brazos Valley have the party of the summer, courtesy of Elms Orthodontics. Dr. Elms and Dr. Stewart have not only managed to create a truly special environment, but have done so without compromising orthodontic quality. This combination is what endears patients to Dr. Elms, Dr. Stewart, their amazing staff, and the great results they produce. With Elms Orthodontics, your family and you will benefit from both years of experience plus the latest advanced techniques and technology. You are going to love Elms Orthodontics!

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Winery & Wine Bar

messina HoF WineRy & ResoRt Messina Hof is a family-owned business that has held its place as a Brazos Valley staple since its start over 40 years ago. Voted “Favorite Winery and Favorite Wine Bar” by Eagle Readers, Messina Hof is also the largest producer of Texas wine and prides itself on crafting wine made from 100% Texas grapes. Messina Hof focuses on hospitality, food, and customer service, making it a local hotspot and tourist destination. Karen Bonarrigo, Messina Hof’s Chief Administrative Officer, believes the award is a result of world-class wine, experience, and great hospitality. “We pride ourselves in offering the best hospitality, and our knowledgeable staff will walk customers through the world of

wine and explain the different varieties and techniques we’ve found many customers eager to learn,” Bonarrigo said. “Our motto is ‘Join The Family,’ and we want all who walk through our doors to feel at home.” Messina Hof stands out from the competition, as it is the most-awarded winery in Texas, she said. It has won numerous gold medals in international competitions, while maintaining steadfast roots in the Bryan/ College Station community. Messina Hof also proudly supports area organizations such as The Association of Former Students™, Women’s Former Student Network™, The Arts Council of the Brazos Valley, and many more. “Messina Hof also offers an ideal tourism

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Photo Property of Messina Hof: Messina Hof Winery & Resort, at 4545 Old Reliance Road in Bryan, serves 75 award-winning wines. destination,” Bonarrigo said. “Not only will you taste a wide selection of amazing wines, but guests can have a handson experience with production through one of our tours, dine on gourmet Vineyard Cuisine™ in our Vintage House Restaurant where wine is included in every dish, try Wine-On-Tap at The Wine Bar, or enjoy any one of our numerous events.” Messina Hof was established in 1977 by Paul and Merrill

Bonarrigo of Bryan. They were part of an agriculture group that pioneered the concept of winemaking in Texas. Today their son, Paul Mitchell Bonarrigo, and his wife Karen continue the legacy of worldclass wines and hospitality with the same founding principles of family, tradition, and romance. As a leader in the Texas wine industry, the Messina Hof brand has grown from producing 1,300 gallons to over 200,000 gallons of wine

a year with four established locations in Texas: Bryan, Fredericksburg, Grapevine, and Richmond. Messina Hof has grown considerably since its humble beginnings. Bonarrigo said their winery family feels blessed to have been part of the growth of the Bryan/College Station area, and are proud of the “Favorite Winery and Favorite Wine Bar” awards. They look forward to serving the community for many years to come.

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WELCOMES Andres Garcia, MD, Aggie Class ‘13 NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS

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Jewelry Store

David is quick to say that he couldn’t accomplish all of this without a talented team of jewelers, CAD designers and graphic artists. Combining old world craftsmanship with cutting edge technology, the team makes David’s visions come to life. The DG team is excited that the demand for DG designs and custom-made jewelry has increased significantly, inspiring them to focus on their in-house design studio, giving customers a DG experience like no other. Aside from the rush and excitement of jewelry design, there’s another element to the “dance” as David likes to say… and that is the philanthropic side of

david gaRdneR’s JeWeLeRs & gemoLogists “The honor of being voted “Best Jewelry Store” means the world!!” The Gardners feel blessed they get to continue to bring excitement and creativity to the amazing Brazos Valley community! While working in the artistic community of Salado 40 years ago, David developed a passion for designing jewelry and a vision for designs that simply do not exist. He has since been devoted to designing one-of-akind pieces that tell the

unique story of the person wearing it. He is equally as dedicated to DG Signature Collections inspired by his life, love and the events that have shaped him. In addition to custom designs and collections, he has taken several classic diamond pieces and perfected them the David Gardner way -- with style, value and wearability at the focus of the design. Everyday, new and unique designs by David Gardner are filling the cases in the store.

the business! Giving back to the community is at the very heart of DGs. When Julia and David opened David Gardner’s Jewelers in the fall of 1983, they had a desire to become “the community’s jewelry store.” The Gardners have since embraced the opportunity to be a part of their customers’

lives, both personally and as a part of this community. With current partnerships both large and small, with more than 400 organizations across the community, the Gardners continue to be enthusiastic donors who hope to inspire others to get involved.

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PET SUPPLY STORE

pet suppLies pLus Pet Supplies Plus is an Aggieowned and operated pet store that opened in Bryan August of 2016. Offering a wide variety of natural and non-natural pet foods for any pet, from dogs, cats, birds, fish and reptiles, they also have the largest selection of all-natural pet foods and the largest variety of wet cat food in the area. They offer full-service grooming and even have a Self-Service Dog Wash. In addition to many great products, Pet Supplies Plus offers free same-day delivery and curbside pickup for those that don’t feel like venturing out. Steve and Ashley Schultz were looking for ideas to start a new

business. With Steve being a veterinarian and Ashley a former veterinary technician, a pet store seemed like a logical choice with their knowledge and love for animals. They heard about Pet Supplies Plus and started looking into the company. The couple traveled to the corporate office in Michigan to learn more about the business. Upon completion of the visit, they decided it to be a great company and a good fit for their new business venture. Upon notification they had won the 2020 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Pet Supply Store, Ashley Schultz said, “I think we won because of the hard work and

dedication that is put forth by our

pets and educating our customers

amazing team members. They are

on taking the best possible care of

very passionate about their jobs,

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Friendly team members and a commitment to excellent customer service is what sets Pet Supplies Plus apart from other competitors. You won’t have to hunt down a staff member to help you find a product or simply carry out that heavy bag of dog food or cat litter to your car! Their knowledgeable team members look for opportunities to help you find exactly what you are looking for and to answer any questions that may arise. “It is a great honor to see all of our hard-work pay off and to know that we are making people happy by helping them with all of their pet supply needs,” Ashley Schultz said. Pet Supplies Plus looks forward to continuing to serve the community and your furry, feathered, or scaly friends’ needs with our Price-Match Guarantee so you always get the best price.

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(fresh Polish sausage, cream cheese, jalapeños and bacon). The deli offers fresh deli meats and cheeses sliced to order, as well as in-store made tuna, chicken and pimento cheese salads. Custom made sandwiches, including muffulatta and Readfield’s meat market Italian style hoagies, are on carries a full line of fresh the menu. Customers can meat products, including aged, USDA Choice and Prime order custom-made deli trays, including meats and Chairman Reserve Premium cheeses, vegetables, fruits, Beef, Mid-West Pork and sandwiches, cookies and Texas Poultry. Other meat brownies. In-store baked fruit products include lamb and pies and artisan breads are veal. Readfield Meats & Deli baked daily. Rotisserie baked is also known for its own award-winning smoked meat chickens are available, as well. The grocery department products, including sausages, stocks an extensive selection turkeys, beef jerky, bacon of imported pastas, olive and hams. Specialty fresh oils, tomato products, olives sausages: Italian, breakfast pan, bratwurst and Polish, are and cheeses. An interesting collection of both domestic popular items, also. Ready and imported wines is also to cook, seasoned items available. include marinated brisket for barbecue and marinated “It’s an honor to be beef and chicken breasts reassured that we’re doing for fajitas. Grilling favorites our job well,” said Mr. include Chicken Diablos Ruffino. “We pride ourselves (seasoned chicken breast, on our quality and great jalapeños, cheddar cheese and customer service and really bacon) and Rattlesnake Eggs want to thank the Brazos

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MEAT MARKET

READFIELD MEATS & DELI Readfield Meats & Deli was voted “Best Meat Market” in the Brazos Valley, and for more than 50 years it has been regarded as the best butcher shop in the hearts and minds of many loyal customers. Readfield Meats & Deli is a family owned and operated business that was begun in 1960 by the parents of the current owners, Richard, Larry and Roland Ruffino. The business has grown from a small meat market on North Bryan Avenue in Downtown Bryan to its current location on Texas Avenue, with the big, red cow in front. Through the years, the store has grown and developed into a multi-service food center that provides a unique shopping experience for its customers.

2701 South Texas Avenue, Bryan 979-822-1594 • readfieldmeats.com Valley for their support.” Readfield Meats & Deli is located at 2701 South Texas Avenue in Midtown Bryan. Look for the big, red cow out

front. The store hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Hope you visit us soon.

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and help you grow. One of our clients, Sean, has lost 70 pounds over the course of two years and kept it off while still eating the things he enjoys. “ College Station Fit Body Boot Camp has won The Eagle’s Readers’ Choice Award for three consecutive years and has quickly become the premier fitness boot camp in BCS. Dr. Houser attributes the success to his members stating, clients have expressed that “We owe it all to our amazing their favorite feature of the program is the 1:1 relationship Fit Body Family members! We believe that we won because and accountability that they of clients like Sean. While our have with their coach. We workouts are amazing, our are about more than just workouts. Our coaches believe clients understand that their in building a relational culture coaches truly care for them. Another client, Heather, has that encourages people to said that her coach believed reach their goals and be their in her BEFORE she believed best. The atmosphere and spirit of in herself. That’s what makes the gym is like none other. Dr. Fit Body Boot Camp one-of-akind. “ Houser says, “When you walk into Fit Body you aren’t getting Dr. Houser also takes pride in the perpetual innovation just a workout you are getting a support system! It’s a family and adaptation of Fit Body Boot Camp. He says they that provides motivation, are always developing new challenges you, and supports programming methods for you. You get nutritional guidance AND workouts exercise/training programs, that meet you where you are adopting more sophisticated

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FITNESS BOOT CAMP

Fit body boot Camp

833.434.8263 • 4099 hwy 6 south, college station In March of 2018, Kuy Houser opened College Station Fit Body Boot Camp with one mission: change lives through health and fitness. As a primary-care doctor, Dr. Houser saw firsthand how important regular exercise and healthy nutrition are for long term health and wellness. He was extremely passionate about helping people reach their fitness goals and build healthy habits that last a lifetime. College Station Fit Body Boot Camp provides a 3-pronged approach to their programs: unlimited 30-minute group personal training sessions, nutrition coaching, and 1:1 accountability coaching. Our

nutrition protocols that reach a larger number of people, and providing more personalized accountability to meet clients where they are at in their fitness journey.

Dr. Houser says, “We will always find the best way to continue our mission” and “change as many lives as possible through health and fitness”.

THANKS

for Voting for Us

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First, we want to thank our previous and current clients for their support and their contribution by voting us “Eagle’s Reader’s Choice Award” for Best Real Estate Office in the Brazos Valley. Our agents have worked hard to help make Keller Williams Brazos Valley the accomplished brokerage that it is. As a company, in 2020 Keller Williams Closed 1.2 Million units equaling $407.4B in Sales Volume! This record breaking year lead to $10.5B earned for Keller Williams agents, a 15.2% raise over 2019. Locally, KWBV paid our agents over 8 million dollars in commissions in 2020! Recently our agents garnered the #1 position of the Market by taking 8.5% of the local market share, one whole percentage point above the closest competitor.

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Best Architect in The Eagle’s Readers’ Choice Award! Patterson

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Your local Keller Williams agents were not only busy selling homes in the community, they were also working hard to give back here in Bryan-College Station. In May of this year, we raised over $1,500 and collected another $500 of personal hygiene items to donate to Chrissy’s Closet and Hope’s Locker.

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St. Joseph Health – Here, Always.

diagnoses and immediate treatment of life-threatening injuries seven days a week, it is equipped to handle even the most serious cases. Additionally, we are home to the only air and ground EMS service in the Brazos Valley.

in the areas of gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery. We are proud to be the most experienced and advanced laparoscopic institution in the Brazos Valley.

Hospital. The Brazos Valley Pavilion for Women at We are proud to be the College Station Hospital Brazos Valley’s leader in provides the latest medical emergency and trauma resources, including our services, having received OB Hospitalist program, the first designation as gynecology services, an accredited Chest Pain 24/7 anesthesiologists, Center and the first as a a Neonatal Intensive Primary Stroke Center Care Unit (NICU) and a in the region. We remain partnership with Texas the first and only Joint Commission certified Heart Children’s Hospital that allows us to care for more Failure Program and now babies locally when they Gold-awarded American need a higher level of care Heart Association – Get with the Guidelines program or specialized treatment. in our seven-county area. St. Joseph Health Our Regional Hospital Regional Hospital is home in Bryan is home to the to a newly acquired da only level II Emergency Vinci Xi Surgical System. and Trauma Center in the The da Vinci Xi Surgical Brazos Valley, the highest in System can be used across the nine county area. With a spectrum of minimally the most comprehensive invasive surgical procedures array of specialists in the and has been optimized for region available to provide multi-quadrant surgeries

• Mark Brauer, M.D.

When it comes to choosing a healthcare provider for you and your loved ones, St. Joseph Health has been the Brazos Valley’s leader in providing trusted, quality healthcare when it matters most. Part of CommonSpirit Health, the largest Catholic healthcare system in the United States, we are committed to improving the health of the people we serve.

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Anesthesiologist - maRk bRaueR, m.d. Physician - maRk bRaueR, m.d. Obstetrician/Gynecologist CyntHia Jansky, m.d.

Radiologist - RonaLd Rust, m.d. Pain Management Physician James stoneCipHeR, m.d.

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Our expansive network is comprised of five hospitals including St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital in Bryan, College Station Hospital, formerly College Station Medical Center, Madison Hospital, Grimes Hospital, and Burleson Hospital; two long term care facilities; an assisted living facility and St. Joseph Medical Group clinics conveniently located across the Brazos Valley.

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This past fall we added an additional 3D Tomosyntheses Unit, with St. Joseph Health is Smart Curve paddles for an academic and clinical comfort, to our Breast partner of Texas A&M Diagnostic Center at Health Science Center. College Station Hospital. Through this partnership, This unit is the standard we are furthering our of care for breast cancer Mission to improve healthcare access while also screenings, delivering fewer false-positives and taking on a more active detecting breast cancer in role in the training of new, earlier stages compared to up-and-coming clinicians. Together, the St. Joseph and traditional mammography Texas A&M Health Network machines, and will allow includes over 100 employed St. Joseph Health to better serve the needs of women in primary care physicians, the Brazos Valley. specialists and advanced practice clinicians. We want to congratulate our recognized medical In February of 2021, staff and facilities receiving women’s and pediatric a 2021 Readers’ Choice services moved to St. Joseph Award: Health College Station • Cynthia Jansky, M.D. • James Stonecipher, M.D. • Ronald Rust, M.D. • St. Joseph Health Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Bryan • St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital • St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital Emergency and Trauma Center It’s been our pleasure to serve residents of the Brazos Valley and beyond since 1936, and we are excited to continue exceptional healthcare that you can depend on. Thank you for choosing our providers and our facilities for the 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards.

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We’re at our best when you are. There’s no question everyone needs time to do the things they love. So we extended hours. Because we’re at our best when you can do what you love. To learn more, visit St-Joseph.org/Services/Primary-Care.

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