Keep Brazos Beautiful Names This Year's Best

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The Brazos County office of Texas AgriLife Extension was the evening's big winner at the 25th Annual Keep Brazos Beautiful awards gala Friday night.

Texas AgriLife Extension won the coveted Community Stewardship Award recognizing an individual organization that has had a large impact on the community and its environment.

The Good Neighbor Award went to Mary Marek for her efforts to create clean and beautiful neighborhoods. Distinguished Partners in Beauty Award was given to the Brazos Valley Council of Governments, the Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency, the Land Design Group, and the Matthews Group.

Brazos County Road & Bridge, City of Bryan BEE Program, City of College Station, and Randie the Raccoon received the "Keepers of the Kingdom" Award. The "Can Do" Recycling Award went to Twin City Mission and TAMU Environmental Issues Committee for their recycling, reusing and waste minimization efforts.

The Texas A&M Big Event and St. Theresa's Catholic Church Youth Group earned the Miller Youth Award. Named for longtime supporters Dorothy and Jack Miller, the honor recognizes groups that work to improve the local environment through volunteer efforts.

The J.C. "Jack" Miller Institutional Beautification Award went to Amberlake HOA for its exceptional landscaping. The Eagle's Kelly Brown received the Media "Scoop" Award, Doug Welsh from KAMU-FM was the Media "Signal" Award recipient, and KHRD was honored with the Media "Fanfare" Award.

A new award this year, The Lady Bird Johnson Community Advocate Award, was presented to Dorothy S. Miller for her constant mentoring and active community service.