October 06, 2020

The Stella Hotel Recognized with Conde Nast Traveler's 2020 Readers' Choice Award

#3 of Top 20 Hotels in Texas

(BRYAN, Texas) Oct. 6, 2020 – Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with The Stella Hotel recognized as the #3 of Top 20 Hotels in Texas.


More than 715,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted an incredible number of responses rating their travel experiences across the globe.

August 19, 2020

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Breaks Ground for Advanced Therapies Innovation Center in Texas

Virtual ground-breaking ceremony held as planned expansion work begins.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas  – FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, a world leading contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) for biologics, viral vaccines and gene therapies, held a virtual ground-breaking ceremony on August 19, 2020 to signal the start of its Advanced Therapies Innovation Center construction project.

August 04, 2020

The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley Selects Lake Walk for Its Permanent Home

The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley set to relocate to Lake Walk by January 2021; plans for future, permanent building on Lake Atlas.

BRYAN, Texas – Lake Walk, Bryan/College Station’s emerging hub of technology and innovation, announced today the newest member of its community - The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley. With a commitment to childhood interaction and education, The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley plans to further their 25 years of success in Bryan/College Station at Lake Walk.

July 27, 2020

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Texas Facility to Support COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Manufacturing

COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing capacity reserved via a task order from BARDA

College Station, Texas, July 27, 2020 - FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, a world leading contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) for biologics, viral vaccines and gene therapies, announced today that its College Station, Texas, site will support COVID-19 vaccine candidate manufacturing, as part of Operation Warp Speed, a U.S. government program that aims to begin delivering millions of doses of a safe, effective vaccine for COVID-19 to the U.S. population.

November 04, 2019

Brazos Valley 2020: Micro-communities

Courtesy of KBTX

Spencer Clements with William Cole Companies has a vision.

"We see [Lakewalk Towncenter] as one element of the Bryan/College Station region that can help this region grow," Clements said.

He wants to use these developments, or micro-communities, to highlight what the Brazos Valley has to offer. Maybe people will want to visit again. Maybe they'll want to stay awhile.

September 12, 2019

Brazos Valley first responders honor 9/11 fallen with annual stair climbs

Courtesy of The Eagle

Firefighters, law enforcement officers and community members from across the Brazos Valley climbed 110 flights of stairs on Wednesday to honor first responders who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

July 18, 2019

Lake Walk Town Center to host outdoor productions of 'The Tempest'

Courtesy of The Eagle

There is something special about the plays of William Shakespeare performed in an outdoor setting, and that special something comes to Bryan-College Station for four performances starting Friday evening.

July 09, 2019

Lake Walk Announces Inaugural Season of Shakes on the Lake

Summer Shakespeare performances at Lake Walk Town Center

This summer, director Andrew Roblyer will bring Shakespeare’s The Tempest to life under Lake Walk’s open-air Pavilion. Performances are free to attend and begin at 8 PM on July 19, July 20, Aug. 2, and Aug. 3. 

March 31, 2019

Eats & Beats concert series returns in June

Courtesy of KBTX

The free, bi-weekly event will return on Friday, June 14 at the Lake Walk Town Center with live music and a variety of food trucks.

October 18, 2018

If you’re an Aggies fan, these are the gridiron cocktails for you.

Courtesy of Cowboys and Indians Magazine

When sister cities of Bryan, Texas, and College Station, Texas, come to mind, among the first things to Texans think of are Texas A&M University and football. What might not be so immediate is a boutique hotel like The Stella Hotel, with its 176 guest rooms, POV coffee house, and farm-to-fork Campfire restaurant.

September 29, 2018


Courtesy of The Eagle

The 1,000-acre area, which is often referred to colloquially as either "Lake Walk" or "Traditions," includes Lake Walk, the town center that includes the Stella Hotel; ATLAS, a 200-acre corporate campus home to four internationally active companies; and Traditions Club and Community, a private residential and golf development.

"Over the past year, living in the Traditions/Lake Walk community has provided a quiet escape from the business of Aggieland and campus," Whiten said. She said the variety of options offered to her so close to home helped her feel grounded as she worked to complete her dissertation and degree.

Spencer Clements, the area's principal, called the development of the community a response to the potential for the Bryan-College Station area. "It's not just a college town anymore," he said.

"Over the years, as the population has grown, it's still very much about the students, and of course A&M is still the driving economic force, but all of a sudden there's a metropolis of [nearly] 250,000 people," Clements said. Brazos County's most recent population estimates put the county between 222,000 and 230,000 people. 

August 30, 2018

Lake Walk Receives Prestigious Honor from Engineering News-Record

Award Recognizes Nelsen Partners with Best Small Project in Texas & Louisiana

(BRYAN, Texas) – Lake Walk, the vibrant town center featuring lifestyle and outdoor pursuits, announces its Pavilion was honored with the Best Small Project award from the Engineering News-Record’s Texas & Louisiana publication.


The award recognized Lake Walk’s Pavilion as the top small project under $10 million. Designed by Austin-based Nelsen Partners, the Lake Walk Pavilion hosts many events throughout the year including the town center’s lively Eats and Beats concert series and The Local, a weekly artisan market.

July 27, 2018

Southern Charm nestled in Bryan, Texas – The Stella Hotel, Lake Walk Town Center turns college town around

Courtesy of CW39 Houston

BRYAN, Texas -- A hop, a skip, a jump or just a leisurely drive down Highway 290 and Highway 6 will lead you to a destination paradise right in the great state of Texas.  The Stella Hotel is a beacon of light nestled in Bryan / College Station steering travelers under the Texas sky to whatever you need -- rest, relaxation, a whole lot of fun -- or a combination of it all.


Who knew there would be so many fun things to do on one property? Within the Lake Walk Town Center, The Stella Hotel welcomes guests into a world that honors local history and cherished traditions, and there are plenty of activities for people of all ages to enjoy.

July 23, 2018

Eats & Beats creates an environment for live entertainment and a variety of food for the Bryan-College Station community.

Courtesy of The Batallion

Eats & Beats is an event held every other Friday night during the summer at the Lake Walk in College Station, where the community can listen to live music and enjoy a wide variety of food options.

June 11, 2018

Traditions Club and Community Welcomes Southern Creek Homes to Boxelder Drive

Local Homebuilder to Construct Model Home, Numerous Spec Homes

(BRYAN, Texas) – Traditions – the private golf club and residential community neighboring Texas A&M University and the prospering ATLAS development – announces builder Southern Creek Homes will construct residences on premium home sites on Boxelder Drive.


Family owned and operated, Southern Creek Homes was formed in 2015. Designated a RESNET EnergySmart Builder, Southern Creek is committed to building high energy performing homes. Its leadership boasts more than 100 years of combined experience in the residential construction industry, and is focused on building luxury residences in the Bryan / College Station market.

June 13, 2018

ATLAS Hosts BioPhorum Conference

Biopharmaceutical Company Executives Tour Brazos Valley’s Leading Corporate Campus

(BRYAN, Texas) – ATLAS – the premier corporate campus in the Brazos Valley – recently hosted the BioPhorum conference, a gathering of dozens of the world’s leaders in the biopharmaceutical industry.


The conference, which began in Houston on May 14 and concluded three days later in the Brazos Valley, allowed BioPhorum delegates to share best practices, exchange ideas, and learn more about what makes Bryan / College Station unique and well-suited for business growth.


BioPhorum is a private, by invitation only group of executives from the world’s top biopharmaceutical manufacturing and supplier companies.

June 07, 2018

Viasat team joins forces to expand business and Wi-Fi services

Courtesy of ViaSat

With their sleek new College Station home as inspiration, Viasat’s Global Business Solutions (GBS) and Wi-Fi Services teams are strengthening the foundations for two of the company’s fastest-growing segments.

“What we’re doing now will be critical to our success,” said Cody Catalena, vice president of Viasat Global Business Solutions and the lead at the company’s College Station site.

Until recently, the area’s 150 Viasat employees were spread among four offices in College Station and neighboring Bryan.

Today, the crew is united physically as well as philosophically.

In April, Viasat opened the doors to its new College Station campus. The three-story building, each level distinguished by a separate, bold color scheme and linked in the center with an open wood-and-metal staircase, marks a new era for the public Wi-Fi business Catalena and his father founded as NetNearU in the mid-90s. Viasat acquired NetNearU in 2015.

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