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August 8, 1981 - February 19, 2011 James Robert Souza January

Football player, man for all seasons Katie Marie Pogue

The Battalion James Robert Souza January, better known as January, lived all around the world when he was younger, but he never felt more at home than when he was driving his truck, behind the wheel of a tractor or hunting with his friends. He is remembered as a strong football-loving man with a talent for cooking. January spent part of his childhood as an expatriate living in different countries due to his dad’s job working for Halliburton. His aunt

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“James was pretty much of a jack of all trades. He could drive a tractor ... make beautiful furniture, wire and hang lights ... you name it.”

Student, farmer, stranger to few Rebecca Bennett

Sue January, James’ aunt

remembers when he could speak better French, Spanish and Portuguese than he could English. “[He] pointed to a clock and said, ‘What is that called in English?’” Sue January said. January spent his senior year of high school in Texas and then went to San Angelo State, where he played football. After graduating from San Angelo he was employed in various See January on page 7

The Battalion Tate Phillip Jones was a small town boy whose big, contagious smile was matched only by his big heart. Tate is remembered for the tremendous love he demonstrated throughout his life for agriculture, music and most importantly, his friends and close-knit family. “He was happy, joyful, smart, handsome, kind … there are too many things to say,” said Jurahee Jones, Tate’s sister and a 2006 graduate of West Texas A&M University. “He was

“He didn’t know a stranger, that’s for sure ... Everyone felt a relationship with him.” Britnee Brotherton, senior telecommunications media studies major

such a good kid.” Tate graduated as salutatorian from Floydada High School in 2007 before coming to Texas A&M to study agricultural systems management with the aid of several meritbased scholarships. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather, father, uncle and a string of cousins, becoming an official Aggie was a See Jones on page 8


Two vie for one ring Aggies and Fighting Irish share similar playing styles Mike Teague

The Battalion One game is all that stands between Texas A&M’s women’s basketball team and the school’s first national championship. Tonight, the second-seeded Aggies will play second-seeded Notre Dame at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. in the final game of the NCAA Tournament. “They only remember the winners,” said A&M Head Coach Gary Blair. “I want to make sure that you’re going to rememGame ber Texas A&M, and setup the only way The National you’re going Championship to remember Texas A&M game will tipis if we win off at 7:30 p.m. today and can this thing. be seen on I want to ESPN. make sure it’s not just a feel-good story and a pat on the back or ‘that-a-boy’ thing when we get back to College Station.” Both A&M and Notre Dame are coming off huge upsets in Sunday’s semifinal matchups. The Aggies knocked off No.1 Stanford and the Fighting Irish encored with a stunning upset of No. 1 Connecticut. Both teams also took down No. 1 seeds in their regional championships. “It’s a great matchup,” Blair said. “It’s also good to see two new faces in the Final Four and championship game. It’s good for the game of basketball right now. For our sport to grow, we need Texas A&M and Notre Dame in this game.” With an up-tempo, balanced attack and a tenacious defense, many compare Notre Dame’s style of play to that of the Aggies. “What’s good about Notre Dame is they’re a five-person team, not a one-person team,” Blair said. “All five people can score and if somebody isn’t hot they use them as a screener or as a defensive player. It’s a lot like [my] team … I think you’ll see balance.” In their victory over Stanford, the Aggies’ ebbs and flows of success in the game were dictated by the play of senior guard Sydney Colson. Inexperienced mistakes, such as an errant behind-the-back pass, put Colson and A&M on the ropes. Colson responded however, and led the Aggies to victory behind her direction.

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Tucker, a goldendoodle, finished his first phase of training to become an assistant dog to someone with a disability.

Compassionate canine Aggie dog graduates to assist disabled Alex Lotz

The Battalion With the help of Aggie raisers, one guide and service dog graduated from his first part of training thanks to the campus organization, Aggie GuideDogs and Service-Dogs. Due to the constant work of this organization, Tucker is one step closer to assisting his future disabled owner. Members of Aggie Guide-Dogs and ServiceDogs, AGS, train young puppies to become assistance dogs to people suffering with visual impairment, autism, muscle disorders, post traumatic stress disorders and those needing assistance with mobility. “Training an assistance dog is a great way for students to grow at a personal development level,” said Alice Blue-McLendon, adviser to AGS. “Those students then have to sacrifice and give the dog up after they have trained and spent so much time with knowing it will make someone else’s life easier.” In order to be a trainer to an assistance dog, an individual must first go through a long process of schooling. Students must attend four training classes and also complete service hours at the Brazos Animal Shelter, where students will learn how to train using the dogs in the shelter. Once they have completed

this process, the directors of the organization then decide the best fit among the raisers to each puppy. “[Raisers] experience selfless service and the honor of changing another’s life,” said Kelsey Loflin, junior animal science major. “Above all, this experience is a humbling one, and one that will change your life for the better.” AGS is one of the few campus organizations in the nation that trains assistance dogs. Some universities have even contacted the directors asking for tips on how to start up and run their own organizations. “Patience is the single most important quality of any of our trainers,” said Kara Polansky, senior psychology and English double major. Patience is a quality that puppy raiser Hailey Jumper has learned as she has trained Tucker for the first year and five months of his life. During this time of training, known as phase one, the dog learns basic commands and learns that it is strictly work time when they have their blue vest on. “Tucker is pretty laid back and just loves to be loved on,” said Jumper, sophomore history major. “I just hope his future owner will love on him as

Hailey Jumper stands with Tucker See Assistant on page 7 as she receives his certificate for his first phase of training.

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insidethebattalion gaylegabriel city editor Hometown: Plano, Texas Career track: Allied health major, plans to be a programs planner for health education. Internships: The Battalion, Texas A&M student newspaper Something people don’t know about me: I was born in Saudi Arabia. Why I am working for The Battalion: I like writing, and I don’t do enough of it in my major. I wanted the practice. The Battalion staff has become my second family because I see them every day. The most memorable moment I have had as a student journalist: Coming in on my day off and having to deal with covering the alleged campus shooter. I also enjoyed going on air on the Austin news stations to report the incident. If I had two spare hours, I would: Spend time outside in nice weather.

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Another kind of carnival Adult Swim, Best Coast invade Northgate

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The Battalion Anyone with a working knowledge of the growing popularity of indie music in Aggieland could have told Best Coast frontwoman Bethany Cosentino that a show by the buzzy west coast pop group would receive a warm reception, but the crowd that greeted them Saturday evening on Northgate was something unexpected: a moshing mass of frenzied fans that neither the band nor the police officers working security were entirely prepared for. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You guys are ragers,â&#x20AC;? Cosentino said, during a brief pause between songs about cats and unrequited crushes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We always get stoked when we play a show where everyone is having this much fun. Who knew we had such a big fan base in this little town?â&#x20AC;? As part of their â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ragbag of Jollificationâ&#x20AC;? promotional tour of college campuses, late-night animation network Adult Swim brought the band to College Station along with an offbeat â&#x20AC;&#x153;carnival,â&#x20AC;? which sprung up in the Dixie Chicken parking lot on Saturday afternoon at the outskirts of Northgate. In keeping with Adult Swimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trademark brand of unhinged humor, the event featured a collection of unusual carnival games and activities, including â&#x20AC;&#x153;Balloon Blowout!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a

game that had players attempting to pop balloons in a stand with a unicorn horn strapped to their head. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You feel pretty silly playing it,â&#x20AC;? said Dennis Christian, a freshman communication major, who strapped on the helmet and gave the game a shot. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m here for Best Coast, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve tried a few of the games too.â&#x20AC;? Other attractions included â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh Yell No!,â&#x20AC;? a game in which two friends competed against each other to see who could scream into a microphone the loudest, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Phineas J. Hoot,â&#x20AC;? an anthropomorphic fortunetelling owl who answered any question asked of him with deadpan non-sequitur and a free poster commemorating the event. Free stuff was the name of the game at many of the carnivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities. Attendees were welcome to free custom T-shirts, which were screenprinted with characters from Adult Swim shows, and merchandise from the network and the tourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other sponsors was given out as prizes for playing the games. Free pizza was also served when the carnival opened, until the tent ran out. While the free food and loot were a welcome bonus, the main draw for the crowd was the music. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about the show for me,â&#x20AC;? said Zach Purnell, a senior architecture major.

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Vocalist and guitar player Bethany Cosentino heads California-based band Best Coast, who provided Saturday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entertainment at the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ragbag of Jollification.â&#x20AC;? A fan of the Adult Swim show Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital, Purnell appreciated the injection of some indie rock that the event was offering into the pop and country-dominated music culture of College Station. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have no idea why they brought this to College Station since no one ever comes here, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cool that they did,â&#x20AC;? he said. Warm-up acts included a DJ spinning a mix of popular electronic music and, in keeping with Adult Swimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reputation for awkward humor, a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hairiest Person Contest,â&#x20AC;? before Best Coast finally took the stage around 9:30. Hailing from Los Angeles, Best Coast plays lo-fi surf rock, short fuzzy pop songs

perfect for kicking back on a cool California beach and watching the sun set. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really chill,â&#x20AC;? said Heri Rodriguez, a senior architecture major. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I saw them at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin last year, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably the easiest way to describe them.â&#x20AC;? Vocalist and guitar player Bethany Cosentino writes all of the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s songs, which feature simple, laid-back lyrics about boys, her cat (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Snacks,â&#x20AC;? whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost as famous as the band itself) and the regular use of recreational drugs. If the music was chilled out Saturday eveSee Adult Swim on page 8

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Name: Lucy Miller Job: transgender professor of communication and media studies in the Department of Communication Qualifications: graduate of the University of Arkansas, working on her doctorate while teaching communication classes at Texas A&M. Q: Can you give me a brief background of your story? â&#x2014;&#x2014; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been at Texas A&M for a couple years now. I graduated from the University of Arkansas; I came here for my doctorate, which Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m working on now. About a year and a half ago I made the decision to start living full-time as a woman, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been doing that ever since. Further back than that, my feelings of wanting to be a woman had been with me for a long time, ever since I was a child. I had just reached a point in my life when I decided to finally be who I am. Q: Have you faced any adversity here at Texas A&M? â&#x2014;&#x2014; Much less than I expected. I knew the reputation of this school has been very conservative, so when I made the decision, I was confident in what I wanted to do. But I had to prepare myself. I feel the students have a level of respect for their teachers and fellow students, at least in the context of the classroom and the University. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve really found that in the classroom, and in my role as a teacher they have been accepting. I think for the most part, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t force my opinions and feelings on my students. This is who I am, this is who I am going to be; but the classes I teach are about communication or the media, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re talking about. I try and keep that the focus. That respect is such a tradition here at A&M. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve felt that while when they leave the classroom, they might not like transgender people or they may be opposed to transgender people, but in the classroom, they are OK with me as their teacher. Q: How do you think being a transgender person has given you a unique teaching perspective?


â&#x2014;&#x2014; Being a transgender woman, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just part of

who I am. Even before I made the decision to live full-time [as a woman], I was still a transgender person. It shaped my view of the world and my role as a teacher that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to separate. I think that one thing thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really misunderstood about transgender people is that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s this real dividing line, that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s this time before you were a transgender, and then you were a transgender. I think most people were always transgender. It has given me a different perspective, especially being out and open with who I am. It has made me more aware of things that as a white male I might not have been aware of. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s given me ways to connect with students and others that might not have been apparent before. You can see a person that is different; you feel more comfortable. Other GLBT students, other minority students, even other female students feel that they can connect with me more than they might have otherwise. Q: What are the keys to success in a communication class? â&#x2014;&#x2014; Being present as much as possible, trying to be engaged in the class. Something I always encourage my students to do is to come talk to me and ask questions, email me with concerns. I think that is something that was hard at first. If students donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come to me and tell me â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand this,â&#x20AC;? then I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know that they are having trouble. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not mind-readers. Try to be as engaged in the class as you can, take control of your studies. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your education. Own it, take control of it and make sure you are getting what you need out of it. Q: Why do you think communication classes are

â&#x2014;&#x2014; I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to not only learn how

to communicate with other people and how we express our ideas and get our messages across to other people, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also important to learn about society and the world around us. Communication is part of the way things function. Through communication classes you can learn all kinds of things in different ways than you might not in other subjects. Everything from the media classes I teach, where we learn how the media works to shape the way we view society, to intercultural classes, which look at how groups of people relate to each other. Communication gives us the opportunity to explore the world around us in ways that arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as accessible in other disciplines. Q: What advice do you give to students who might struggle with confidence issues? â&#x2014;&#x2014; I think part of it is just getting to the point where what people think of you doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter as much. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think we can ever reach the point where it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter at all. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re social people; we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do that. Just accepting who you are, so that when you go out, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter to you as much. Another thing thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important, and is important to me as well, is having a strong support group. Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s close friends, a church group, even through the counseling center on campus, can help. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to do it by yourself. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even know if I could be who I am if I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have friends who support me. When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re feeling not sure about yourself, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always there to build you up. Interview by Joanna Raines, photo by Stephanie Leichtle

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Mano-a-mano ... for it all National Championship No. 2 Texas A&M vs. No. 2 Notre Dame 7:30 p.m. today, Indianapolis, Ind. (ESPN)


Current Irish likened to 2001 title team The entire 2001 team knows what these women are feeling at IU Final Four News Bureau this moment. They have been at INDIANAPOLIS — Notre the games supporting them, writDame Head Coach Muffet Mcing letters and traveling to the Graw doesn’t want to call it destiny, but it is hard not to think that tournament. It appears they were something special is happening for ready to pass the torch. “At the 10-year reunions we Notre Dame women’s basketball. had, they were talking to us say“We certainly didn’t have anying, ‘This is your time now. You thing handed to us,” McGraw can do this,’” senior Becca Bruszesaid. “So I would say not as much wski said. fate as hard work.” Six months later, it looks like Arguing against fate might get they were right. harder closer to Tuesday night’s The likeness of the 2011 team National Championship game to the 2001 team grows eerily faagainst Texas A&M where the miliar with each uncovered stat. stars have aligned – literally and In 2001, the Irish erased a figuratively — for the Irish. 16-point deficit – similar to what It has all come full circle for was done Sunday night – against McGraw. The season started a defending National Champion with a 10-year reunion for in Connecticut and advanced to Notre Dame’s last Final Four the National Championship. That team, and it is ending with the players from that squad support- game had the same feel as the Final Four game Sunday night. ing the 2011 edition. “It was similar in 2001,” Mc“[They] said, ‘We won our Graw said. “We beat Connecticut championship, now it’s your and everyone said that should have turn,’” McGraw said. “I don’t been the final, but we still had to think anyone expected it this play one more game.” year.” The last time Notre Dame Part of the Irish’s uncertainty played in a Final Four, it was a this season was the health of sesuperstar senior point guard in nior Devereaux Peters. After two Ivey leading them. This time, it is ACL injuries, the Irish could not standout sophomore point guard be sure what kind of season she Skylar Diggins, The parallel bewould have. McGraw saw this tween Ivey and Diggins is almost with 2001 senior Niele Ivey. Ivey, now a Notre Dame assistant too close to be real. It also helps coach, rebounded from injuries to that Ivey is tutoring her from the sidelines. bring her team to a national title. “There is something so eerie “Its good to have someone with the connection between her like Niele Ivey on the team,” Peteam and our team,” Diggins said. ters said. “Somebody that’s gone “I’ve learned from her, and I defithrough this before and someone nitely know people saw her bluethat really understands what you print all over me [Sunday].” are feeling.”

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“[Colson] made that behind-theback pass, and I about went bananas,” Blair said. “But I knew she would come back in and make the right read at the right time on the right play. The pass was harder to make than the shot so give credit to the pass.” After struggling to put up her usual numbers in the last two games, A&M senior center Danielle Adams needs to perform at her highest level in order for the Aggies to claim the title. In their last two matchups, the All-American was held to a total of 22 points, which is below the 22.3 she averaged per game this season. If there is one thing that can be expected from A&M, it’s that their defense will be their key to victory. Despite giving up more than 50 points for the first time in the NCAA tournament, the Aggies held Stanford’s offense to two field goals in the final six minutes. “A lot of people really respect what we do on the defensive end,” Carter said. “We take so much pride in our defense and making people feel uncomfortable and making them do things that they don’t want to do. I just think we’re going to come out with the same defensive intensity that we always come out with. That’s been so successful for us, so I don’t know see why we would do anything different.” The Fighting Irish boast their own All-American in sophomore guard Skylar Diggins. In Notre Dame’s upset of UConn, Diggins was 10for-14 from the field and scored a game-high 28 points.

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kinds of jobs. “He was a macho kind of guy; [he] liked to hunt and fish. Sitting behind a desk wasn’t for him,” Sue said. January was two and half months away from finishing his second degree in construction science at Texas A&M, and he had a job lined up in Louisiana. It was his aunt who suggested he pursue a degree in construction science in hopes that it would lead to a job more suited for her nephew. “He was a man for all seasons, meaning he loved to hunt,” said Tom Hanson, a Bryan Insurance agent and friend of January’s. When January was a baby, his parents put child locks on all the cabinets, but he only ripped them off. After this his parents affectionately called him “Bam Bam.” Over the years, January’s strength developed into a passion for football. “Football was his first love as a kid,” Sue said. He received a scholarship to the University of Alabama to play football, but an injury forced him to decline. This didn’t stop him from continuing to lift weights. It was through weight lifting that he met Hanson. Hanson’s son was planning on joining the Corps of Cadets and so he hired January to teach his son how to lift weights. Hanson’s son, Spencer, joined the Corps of Cadets and is a first sergeant in C2. January developed a close relationship with the Hanson family. “Whatever he did in life he would have been successful. He had the type of personality that everyone liked him as soon as they met him. He knew everyone in C2,” Hanson said. “James January was like an older brother to me. We shared many memories together, but above all he was someone I could look up to and learn from,” said Spencer, a junior in C2. Besides hunting, driving his truck, working the cows, riding horses and driving Hanson’s tractor, January loved to cook. “He would drive me crazy. Sometimes he’d come over and cook and I’d say ‘Don’t put that stuff in there,’ and he’d say ‘It’s fine, it will be great,’ and it always was,” Sue said. Along with his talent for cooking, January seemed to be able to do whatever he put his mind to. “James was pretty much of a jack of all trades. He could drive a tractor and shred the pastures, feed the cows, make beautiful furniture, wire and hang lights and ceiling fans, you name it,” Sue said. January experienced loss early in his life and knew the importance of family. “James never ended a conversation with his family without saying ‘I love you.’ We will all miss hearing that,” Sue said.

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ning, the audience was anything but. An energetic crowd of the 400 or so best indie kids and hipsters that Aggieland had to offer turned up for the show and proceeded to get out of control in a hurry. By the third or fourth tune in the set, a mosh pit had formed in the front of the crowd and it became clear that this was a much more excited crowd than the band expected to play for. College Station Police Department officers providing security for the event were less


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growing up and riding around the farm in the pickup with his granddad. He really looked up Continued from page 1 to him,â&#x20AC;? Brotherton said. At A&M, Tate dove into fairly simple decision for Tate. his studies and pursued an adâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Probably since when he ditional research opportunity was old enough to walk and beginning his freshman year talk, A&M was his choice,â&#x20AC;? Jurahee said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of our family under the leadership of Steve Searcy, professor and interim on the Jonesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; side are Aggies. department head of agriculI donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think he ever wanted to go anywhere else his whole tural engineering. For the entirety of his attendance at the life.â&#x20AC;? Tate was the linebacker for University, Tate worked with other undergraduates, studyhis high school football team ing uses of biomass for energy and went on to be an avid member of the Twelfth Man, and engineering projects for preparing breakfast for friends the improvement of handling at pre-game tailgates and yell- and processing cotton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tate was a great young man ing spiritedly for the Aggies at and his loss was a terrible trageach home game. edy. I anticipated great things â&#x20AC;&#x153;I remember a bunch of from him,â&#x20AC;? Searcy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He our road trips back to school. was very much interested in Any time we pulled back into the kind of positions he might College Station, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have to obtain in the business, providlisten to the Aggie War Hymn ing the food and fiber for our just because,â&#x20AC;? said Britnee nation. He was very excited Brotherton, Tateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life-long about those opportunities.â&#x20AC;? best friend, girlfriend of three Tateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s peers in the agriculyears and a senior telecommutural systems management denications media studies major. partment are in the preliminary Coming to Aggieland also stages of planning a scholarship allowed Tate to pursue his in his honor, although nothing life-long passion for agriculhas been officially organized to ture. He grew up on a farm date, Searcy said. Tateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pasand was heavily involved with sion for agriculture was largely FFA (formerly known as Fuapparent to his friends both at ture Farmers of America) and school and back home. 4H competitions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We both grew up on â&#x20AC;&#x153;When he was young, his farms, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been together dad farmed pumpkins. So he all of our lives. We always grew up around it his whole talked about wanting to come life, so that was always instilled home and farm with his grandin him,â&#x20AC;? Brotherton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He dad. So he wanted to continue loved being out on the farm. doing farming for the rest of He would go out during the his life,â&#x20AC;? said Taylor Beedy, a summers and help anyone senior agricultural economics who needed help. It was a re- major at Texas Tech. ally big part of his entire life.â&#x20AC;? Beedy and Brotherton both Tateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interest in farming said the Jones family is exfurther nurtured his deep ties tremely close and were a very with his family, especially his positive impact in Tateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. father, Joe Jones, and grandfa- The Joneses frequently enther, Travis Jones. joyed summer camping trips â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d always talk about together to the Devils and


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amused by the crowdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rowdy behavior. The removal of a few over-enthusiastic fans from the stage and the mosh pit and the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pro-drugs lyrics led to a couple of awkward moments between the officers and Cosentino, who quoted a certain legendary gangster rap song in her protests and took to Twitter after the show to express her discontent with the local law enforcement. In the end, the fans were able to keep the party going without completely losing control and went home having proven that the indie music subculture is alive and well in College Station.

Lano Rivers and Lake Amistad. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His immediate family is so close. They did everything together. They were one of those families everyone looks at and canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so close to each other and so perfect,â&#x20AC;? Brotherton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone in our community really appreciates them and looks up to them.â&#x20AC;? Tateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love easily extended beyond those in his family and community. Brotherton said he had a special way of making people feeling welcome and included. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know a stranger, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for sure,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He took his guitar to the homeless shelter. He wanted to reach everyone. He felt he could connect to anyone through is music and he could. Everyone felt a relationship with him.â&#x20AC;? Tate played music with a band in high school and another band, The Smokinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Aces, in venues around College Station, including famed Aggie drive-in Hullaballoo Diner in Wellborn. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d always bring his guitar [on camping trips], and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d ask everyone for their favorite song and end up staying up all night playing to make sure he could get everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite in,â&#x20AC;? Brotherton said. It is the seemingly small heartfelt acts that left such a big impression on those who knew Tate. His family and friends will continue to grieve their loss and remember his kind spirit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was very loving and full of life and happy and joyful,â&#x20AC;? said Anne Jones, Tateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gosh, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell you all the good things about him â&#x20AC;Ś itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to put it all in words.â&#x20AC;?

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