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Catch the Rest of the Texas A&M Football Season

October 6th, 2015 by Pamela Murski

Texas A&M Football ScheduleIt is the best time of the year, Texas A&M football season. Located only 40 minutes away from Kyle Field, the Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place for you to stay when you’re not cheering on your Aggies! Enjoy a great night sleep and a hearty breakfast before heading to College Station for a game. With eight games left in the season, four of which are at home, there is plenty of time to book your stay at the Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast.

Texas A&M Football Season Schedule

  • October 17th vs. Alabama @ College Station
  • October 24th vs. Ole Miss @ Oxford, MS
  • October 31st vs. South Carolina @ College Station
  • November 7th vs. Auburn @ College Station
  • November 14th vs. Western Carolina @ College Station
  • November 21st vs. Vanderbilt @ Nashville, TN
  • November 28th vs. LSU @ Baton Rouge, LA
  • December 5th SEC Championship @ Atlanta, GA

Texas A&M Football Season Recap

Week 1

The Aggies started off strong in the first week of the college football season with a big 38-17 win against the Arizona State Sun Devils. The Sun Devils attempted to recruit two local players who ended up signing with Texas A&M making this match-up one for the books. It was also the first time the Sun Devils played the Aggies which caused a large drop in Arizona State’s rankings after the loss.

Week 2

With a 56-23 win over the Ball State Cardinals, Kyle Allen threw 126 yards just in the first half! The energy was electric at Kyle Field for this game. Kyler Murray threw his first career touchdown pass at the end of the first half. 

Week 3

The Nevada Wolf Pack took a brutal beating in the week 3 game against the Aggies. Allen totalled five touchdowns in this huge win against the Wolf Pack. At this point, the Texas A&M team and their fans were ready for SEC football. As the last nonconference game, everyone was excited anticipating the first conference game in week 4.

Week 4

After Week 4 the Aggies are rising in the power rankings. Texas A&M remain undefeated and brought home a 28-21 win after a thrilling overtime game against the Arkansas Razorbacks. A missed field goal sealed the deal for the Aggies, keeping their unbeaten status early in the season. After the Arkansas game, the Aggies rose to 12th in the power rankings.

Week 5

Week 5 has come and gone and the Aggies still remain undefeated. The Aggies headed into the second half with a 14-point lead and remained on top throughout the second half. The second half didn’t see any touchdowns from Texas A&M, but their two field goals kept them on top. With a final score of 30-17 against Mississippi State, the Aggies are ready to continue their undefeated reign throughout the season.

Plan Your Trip

Only a 45-minute drive from Kyle Field, Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place to stay when you’re not cheering on your Aggies. If you’re making the trip to see Texas A&M play, you should plan to stay for several days to take advantage of the many things to do and see in this area.

Gig Em Aggies!

Photo credit: Ed Schipul / Flickr

Lake Somerville Fishing: What You Need to Know

December 9th, 2014 by Pamela Murski

Lake Somerville fishing

Lake Somerville / Photo By Samuel Huckins via Flickr

One of the favorite activities among our guests here at the Murski Homestead is to make the short 25 minute drive out to Somerville, TX to do some Lake Somerville Fishing. If you’re an avid fisherman then this is an experience you don’t want to miss. The beautiful green bordered lake and outstanding angling opportunity are unmatched in the region. Much more than fishing, Somerville Lake has many different recreational activities so you can bring the whole family and make a day of it!

Somerville Lake Fishing is allowed along the shores of all the parks and on the spillways. There are 11 boat ramps around the lake, with the closest one to the town of Somerville being at Welch Park. You can launch a boat for just $3 a day, or you can purchase an annual pass at Rocky Creek or Yegua Creek Parks for just $30 a year.  This pass allows you free entry to any of the US Army Corps of Engineer day-use areas at which there are great beaches.

The lake is 11,456 acres and averages 38 feet of depth. It was impounded by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1967 and is managed by them to this day. Since 1973 they have been stocking the lake with various species of fish every few years, ensuring its stellar angling status. The lake has very little shoreline cover or structure, though when the water is high the flooded border vegetation is the main cover available to fish.

The primary sport fish in Lake Somerville is Largemouth Bass, with great catches up to 10 lbs. White and Hybrid Striped Bass are also present in the lake, though less prevalent than their sister species. Other angling fish are Catfish, Crappie, and Sunfish. The fishing is best during the springing spawning season, but is great all year round.

If you’re a serious bass fisherman consider heading out for of the annual fishing tournaments on Lake Somerville. The Brazos Valley API Bass Tournament is always a favorite. The Bryan Bass Club will have its monthly meeting at Lake Somerville on July 19th and 20th this year, and the first State Championship Tournament will take place mid-March.

If you don’t have your own boat and want to get out on the lake you can hire a favorite area guide through Fish Tales Guide Service. Owner and guide, Weldon Kirk, will take you out for the true local experience of Lake Somerville fishing. Weldon has over 50 of years experience fishing on the region’s waters, and will send you home with both tales and tails.

If you’re in the area to do some fishing, there are many other things that you can enjoy once you put down the poles. If you are bringing a boat then this a great spot for water skiing or wake boarding. Getting out for a paddle in a canoe or kayak is a great way to explore the shorelines and get some exercise. If you’re an all-around outdoors person then you’ll want to consider coming during hunting season, because the game here is big!

If you haven’t already booked your stay here at Murski Homestead, and love fishing, then we would love for you to come for a visit. Our famous breakfasts will be a great way to start off your day on the lake.

6 Things to Do Near College Station

November 25th, 2014 by Pamela Murski

Antique Shopping Near College Station

Antique Shopping Near College Station

The amount of things to do near College Station are limitless!  Our Bed and Breakfast is a mere 40 minute drive through  the beautiful countryside from College Station and guests are often having to choose from the abundance of activities, sites to visit, historical attractions, music and theatre venues, tours, gardens, restaurants, and other exciting things to do near College Station and Brenham.  To get you started here is a short listing of  our top 6 picks!

1.  Washington On The Brazos State Park:

The Birthplace of Texas, Washington On The Brazos is an amazing historical site and one of the many things to do near College Station and Brenham.  Some highlights of WOB…. The Park is home  to Independence Hall, Barrington Living History Farm, Fanthorp Inn, Star of the Republic Museum, and Six Flags Over Texas Monument.  The activities are year round here.  Experience Texas history at its’ inception,  where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed and the government of the Republic of Texas was created.  Walk  in the footsteps of Davy Crockett, step into  the  life of Dr. Anson Jones (the last President of the Republic of  Texas) as you experience Barrington Living  History Farm through interpreters  participating and reenacting the daily activities of life on the farm over 150 years ago, and immerse yourself in the rich history of the Republic of Texas (a sovereign nation from 1836 to 1846) by exploring the Museum’s award-winning exhibitions of an unparalleled look at the people, places, and events that shaped the character of the Texas we know today.  For more information call 936-878-2461, ext. 237 or check the website.

2.  George Bush Library:

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, part of the National Archives and Records Administration’s Presidential Libraries network, home of records and artifacts of George H.W. Bush the 41st President of the United States, contains  textual archives of more than 45 million pages of documents plus audio-visual archives of more than 2 million photographs and thousands of hours of video and audio recordings .  For information: Click Here

3.  Winery Tours and Tastings:

Home to the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail,  there are a variety of Boutique Wineries between College Station and Brenham to stop, tour and enjoying a tasting at.  Some of our favorites on the trail are Pleasant Hill Winery, Windy Winery, Saddlehorn Winery, Texas Star Winery, and Messina Hof Winery.  The trail hosts food and wine pairing with special events throughout the year.  Murski Homestead B&B is  located within 15 minutes of 3 of the 4 listed!

4.  Independence, Texas:

Founded in 1835, Independence is a town rich in history including being the homesite of Baylor University and the home to General Sam Houston and his family  in the 1850s.   Visit Old Baylor Park, walk the village loop, and learn about early Texas history, Sam Houston, pioneer homes, historic churches, old plantations, and more.  Bike tours, driving tours, walking tour, lighted church tour and festival celebrations throughout the  year can all be found in this tiny historic town.   To plan your tour, click here.

5.  Theatre in Historic Downtown Brenham:

One of  the  things to do near College Station is enjoying a live production at Unity Theatre in Historic Downtown Brenham.  Unity Theatre rivals New York style Broadway with its’  unique setting in a beautifully renovated warehouse and crafting of  professional theatre by bringing in actors, directors, designers and technicians from across the country to give patrons the most rewarding theatrical experience possible!  To check their production  schedule, location and ticket sales, visit their  website or call 979-830-1460.

6.  Antique Shopping:

Every little town has its’ antique shop draw.  Some of our favorite haunts to get you started are located in Brenham, a mere 35 minute drive from College Station, are Leftovers, JR’s Antiques, Blue Bird Off  The Square, Antique Gypsy and of, course, the semi-annual Round Top Antiques Shows.  In Bryan, be sure to visit the downtown area for some great shops and in the outlying towns of Navasota and Chappell  Hill.

Ready to get started?  Book your room today and we’ll help you plan your excursions!  So much to do…..not enough time!