One of the first questions I asked about College Station was “what’s there?” and the only answer I have ever gotten is Texas A&M University. After researching a bit, I realised that this is because the whole city was built around the university. The university was founded in 1876 as the state’s first public institution of higher learning, four miles south of the city of Bryan in the Brazos County, East-Central Texas. Over the years, the city built up around the university and it was called College Station, due to the name of the train station stop there. Together, Bryan and College Station make up the Bryan-College Station Metropolitan Area. The term ‘Aggie’ refers to a student or former student of Texas A&M University, and this little painting is of the water tower on the campus with the university logo and the words ‘Welcome to Aggieland’.