Brazos County Historical Timeline
1980-1999

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Event
1980
Brazos Co 1980 Census reports Brazos Co population is 93,588.
Bryan 1980 Census reports Bryan's population is 44,337.
College Station 1980 Census reports College Station's population is 37,272.
Texas A&M 12,207 women are enrolled at Texas A&M. Total enrollment is 33,499.
Texas A&M Kyle Field's west side third deck erected, east side third deck erected, new press box erected, west side suites erected, new scoreboard installed. Capacity now 70,000.
Texas A&M Women's modular residence halls, Hobby & Neely Halls, completed.
Mar 1 Texas A&M Twelfth Man Statue dedicated as a gift from the Class of 1980.
Jul 10 Texas A&M President Jarvis E. Miller reassigned. Charles H. Samson Jr. named acting president of A&M.
Nov 4 National Election Day
Ronald Reagan elected 40th President of the United States.
Brazos County votes for (R) Reagan.
1981
Texas A&M Women's modular residence halls, Crocker & Underwood Halls, completed.
Texas A&M Academic and Agency Building, largest classroom/office structure on campus completed at a cost of $15,406,000. Named for John R. Blocker (Classof 1945) in 1983.
Jun Bryan The Eagle of Bryan College Station changes its name to The Bryan College Station Eagle.
Jun 6 Texas A&M College of Medicine graduates first class.
Aug 26 Texas A&M Frank E. Vandiver appointed President of Texas A&M.
1982
Texas A&M The Big Event began when six Aggies cleaned a local cemetery. Led by Joe Nussbaum, The Big Event was and still is a way for Aggies to thank the Bryan and College Station community each year. In 2001 over 5300 students volunteered to complete over 525 jobs in the Bryan/College Station Community.
Texas A&M Texas A&M University Press building completed.
Jul 1 Texas A&M Arthur G. Hansen named chancellor of the Texas A&M University System upon the retirement of Frank W.R. Hubert.
1983
Texas A&M Joe Reynolds Medical Building completed at a cost of $18,776,185.
Texas A&M Royce E. Wisenbaker Engineering Research Center completed.
Texas A&M First Faculty Senate elected. Dr. John McDermott named Senate Speaker.
1984
Texas A&M A&M mascot Reveille IV retires after nine years of service and Reveille V chosen.
Texas A&M Albritton Tower & Carillon completed at a cost of $1,200,000.
Texas A&M Chester J Reed Chancellor's residence completed.
Texas A&M All Corps organizations are opened to women.
Nov 6 National Election Day
Ronald Reagan re-elected President of the United States.
Brazos County votes for (R) Reagan.
1985
Texas A&M The first women join the Aggie Band.
Texas A&M Medical Sciences Library completed at a cost of $9.57 million.
1986
Texas A&M A&M Research Park Phase I completed.
Texas A&M Frank G. Anderson Track & Field complex completed.
Texas A&M World headquarters for International Ocean Drilling Program (first building in A&M Research Park) completed.
Jun 16 Texas A&M Arthur G. Hansen retires as Chancellor. David G. Eller named interim Chancellor.
Jul 22 Texas A&M Perry L. Adkisson appointed Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System.
Aug Texas A&M Andrea Abat becomes the first woman to wear senior boots in the Aggie Band.
1987
Texas A&M Mandy Schubert is named Deputy Corps Commander the second highest student leadership position.
Sep 5 Texas A&M Clayton W. Williams Jr Alumni Center dedicated.
1988
Texas A&M University Drive Parking Garage completed.
Texas A&M University Drive West Entrance and Campus Corner Markers completed.
Jan Bryan The Bryan College Station Eagle is sold to Worrell Enterprises Inc.of Charlottesville VA.
Jan 7 Texas A&M Frank E. Vandiver resigns as President of A&M effective Aug 1 to direct A&M's Mosher Defense Studies Institute.
Texas A&M The Research Annex at the old Bryan Air Base designated the Texas A&M Riverside Campus.
Aug 1 Texas A&M William H. Mobley appointed president of the University.
Nov 8 National Election Day
George Bush elected 41st President of the United States.
Brazos County votes: Bush(R)-29,369, Dukakis(D)-14,885.
1989
Texas A&M Goodwin Hall demolished. It marked the passage of a building that began its life as both a beginning and an end in campus architecture. According to the late architect and archivist, Ernest Langford '13, Goodwin was the last "principal campus building" to be built with load bearing masonry walls and wood framing. It was, however, the first of a classical architectural style that would dominate the campus for the next quarter century.
Texas A&M Biochemistry Building, Computer Science and Aerospace Engineering Building, & Joe C. Richardson Petroleum Engineering Building completed. Five modular dormitories completed.
Mar 29 Texas A&M Reveille IV died, and a funeral was held following the Parents Day review in Kyle Field on April 9.
1990
Brazos Co 1990 Census reports Brazos Co population is 121,862.
Bryan 1990 Census reports Bryan's population is 55,002.
College Station 1990 Census reports College Station's population is 52,443.
Texas A&M Goodwin Hall, built in 1908, razed.
Texas A&M Southside Parking Garage, Satellite Utility Plant, & Commons Dining Facility completed.
Bryan Worrell Enterprises purchases the Bryan College Station Press.
Nov Texas Election Day
Ann Richards is elected Governor. Brazos County votes: Bush(R)-23,943, Clinton(D)-14,819.
Dec 30 Texas A&M Perry L. Adkisson retires from Chancellor position.
1991
Jan 1 Texas A&M Edward A. Hiller named Interim Chancellor.
Texas A&M Presidential Studies Center established.
Texas A&M University Center Expansion, University Center Parking Garage, & Student Services Building completed.
May 3 Texas A&M Texas A&M selected as the site for the George Bush Presidential Library.
Aug 30 Texas A&M Herbert H. Richardson appointed Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System.
1992
Jan Texas A&M Sam Houston Sanders Corps of Cadets Visitor Center opens.
Feb College Station Texas A&M University System Headquarters Building opens.
Fall Texas A&M Bonfire moved from Duncan Field to the polo fields near the intersection of Texas Avenue and University Drive.
Nov 3 National Election Day
Bill Clinton is elected 42nd President of the United States.
Brazos County votes: Bush(R)-23,943, Clinton(D)-14,819.
1993
Apr 21 Texas A&M Two and a half ton segment of Berlin Wall accepted for display at Bush Presidential Library.
Aug Texas A&M Herbert H. Richardson resigns as Chancellor.
Sep Texas A&M A&M President William H Mobley appointed Chancellor of the Texas A&M System. Provost E. Dean Gage (Class of 1965) appointed interim president.
1994
Texas A&M Dedication of statue of J. Earl Rudder (Class of 1932), 14th President of Texas A&M
Feb 23   Baylor, Texas A&M, Texas, and Texas Tech vote to leave the Southwest Conference and join the Big 8 Conference, effective with the 1996 97 school year. The new conference is named the Big XII Conference.
Apr Texas A&M Brooke Leslie is the first woman elected student body president.
May 14 Texas A&M Reveille V retires after Final Review. Reveille VI officially takes over after standing in for Reveille V during the Spring semester.
Jun 1 Texas A&M Ray M. Bowen (Class of 1958), appointed president of the University.
Aug Texas A&M Barry B. Thompson (Class of 1972) named Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System.
Nov Texas Election Day
George W. Bush is elected Governor.
Nov 30 Texas A&M Ground breaking ceremony for the George Bush Presidential Library Center.
1995
Texas A&M Forty three percent of the student body are female.
Texas A&M Student Recreational Sports Center & Natatorium completed at a cost of $36.4 million.
Dec 25 Bryan The Bryan College Station Eagle is purchased by the A.H. Belo Corp., parent company of The Dallas Morning News, from Worrell Enterprises Inc.
1996
Texas A&M For the first time, female members of the incoming freshman class outnumber male members. There are 3,243 females and 3,144 males.
Texas A&M DeWare Field House, built in 1924, demolished to make room for the Kyle Field Zone expansion.
Texas A&M Law & Puryear Halls, built in 1928, demolished.
Grass installed on Kyle Field, Sony JumboTron added to south end scoreboard.
Nov 5 National Election Day
Bill Clinton is re-elected President of the United States.
Brazos County votes: Dole(R)-22,082, Clinton(D)-13,968.
1997
Nov 6 Texas A&M Dedication of the George Bush Presidential Library Center, including the Presidential Library and Museum, and Presidential Conference Center. Dedication attended by four U.S. presidents, six first ladies and many foreign dignitaries.
1998
Texas A&M Fifty four percent of the students are men and forty six percent women.
Texas A&M Reed Arena Special Events Center completed.
Nov Texas Election Day
Brazos County has 76,095 registered voters.
George W. Bush is elected Governor.
Brazos County votes: Bush(R)-19,522, Mauro(D)-6,544.
1999
Texas A&M Erica R. Smith becomes the first female Combined Band commander.
Oct Texas A&M Kyle Field north end zone project completed. First deck seats moved 65 feet closer to field, second deck (club level) seating erected, suites erected, third deck erected. Capacity approx. 82,000.
Nov 18 Texas A&M At 2:28 a.m. the 59 foot stack of logs being assembled for Texas A&M University’s annual Bonfire collapses, killing 11 students, one former student and injuring 27 other students.

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