Raylene Lewis


Raylene Lewis is a happily married Realtor. Her family is comprised of a loving husband, two children, a 5 year old boy and a 3 year old girl, 2 dogs, and a Parrot. Raylene has been selling realestate for the last 8 years with Century 21 and sold 123 property units in 2008. Raylene loves being a Realtor and a Mommy, and as such, she is constantly on a mission to get things done!

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First Friday in Downtown Bryan Includes Arts Council & Great Restaurants

Soft music playing in the air, the buzz of the local people around you, artists on corners of the street, antique shops, modern art galleries, and family entertainment mix together on the first Friday of every month in downtown Bryan.

From 5-10 p.m. downtown Bryan offers First Friday, an event for the cities of Bryan and College Station and surrounding areas to join together and have an enjoyable evening. Whether your evening consists primarily of dining out and visiting with friends or bringing the kids along for a carriage ride and movie, the choice is yours.

Madden’s Casual Gourmet is a popular favorite spot for dinner. All of their food is made from scratch, including every soup and mayonnaise on the menu. Chef Madden is constantly seeking to widen the variety on his menu and challenging himself to find additional flavorful combinations for customers. Madden’s uses top quality products and their presentation of food is nothing short of artistic. The restaurant strives to provide only the freshest ingredients for their customers. Relationships with local producers and manufacturers, as well as a garden of their own, provide Madden’s with top quality food. Madden’s also hosts a movie night for families on First Friday. Movies such as Alice in Wonderland, Thumbelina and the Blind Side have been played in the past.

Wine bars and coffee houses are hotspots at any time in downtown Bryan but take on a certain quaintness on First Friday. The Village Downtown Read the rest of this entry »

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Expressions Dance and Music College Station, Texas — Teaching Kids, Dance, Music and More


Being involved in dance and music is a great way for children to learn skills such as coordination, music reading, and rhythm. It’s also a great way for children to advance in their social skills and provide a fun environment to keep them active!

Expressions Dance and Music, located on Wellborn Road near Rock Prairie in College Station, Texas, is the perfect place to get your kiddos moving to the beat! Expressions Dance and Music offers tons of options – from drum to voice to violin and everything in between. They also have classes for almost every kind of dance you can imagine including the more traditional ballet and tap to hip hop, drill team, pom, and contemporary.

 Expressions Dance and Music has a class for just about every age  starting at 3 years.  They also have competition teams that are divided by age and are known for having great showmanship and being quite entertaining!

Two of my own children attend Expressions Dance and Music, and off all the activities we do, they both agree their time at Expressions is their favorite!

Raylene Lewis — Century 21’s #1 Realtor and College Station Expert



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Chef Tai’s Mobile Bistro College Station Texas — College Station’s Only Gourmet Food Truck


Chef Tai’s Mobile Bistro is one of College Station, Texas’ newest rave’s in town!  Chef Tai’s offers a variety of unique lunch specials that were inspired from cuisines around with world which include Kobe burgers, BBQ pulled pork tacos, Brussels Tofu Florentine and many others.

You can find Chef Tai at many different locations around the Bryan and College Station, Texas area weekly! Be sure to look them up on Facebook or Twitter to see if they will be near your workplace this week!

This is for sure a lunch you will want to have again and again! My personal favorite is a tie between the Kobe Burger and whatever their special dessert of the day is! Don’t miss it!

Raylene Lewis — Century 21’s #1 Realtor and College Station Expert!



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Freebirds World Burrito College Station Texas — When Your Hungry for Quick TEX MEX

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwVX9NOVrrg[/youtube]I have always thought of Freebirds World Burrito as originating in  College Station, Texas, but they  first opening their  doors in Santa Barbara, California in 1987.   Their motto “Feed Your Belly, Feed Your Soul” and relaxed atmosphere have always been a place my kiddos have enjoyed!   If you have never been to a Freebirds, it is pretty much like a Subway restaurant, only for Tex-Mex.  You can call it in, order when you get there  or even order in advance on-line. I like it that I know I can have food for my entire family in less than 10 minutes, without the grease of some other fast food options.

The first Freebirds came to College Station, TX  in 1991, at Northgate across the street from Texas A&M University.  College Station now has a total of 4 locations around the vicinity of the area to help fulfill your burrito craving appetite, and there is rumor that there might be a 5th location coming soon! (I’m betting maybe at the new HEB Center off of Greens Prairie?)

Freebirds offers a wide variety of burritos, salads, quesadillas, nachos, tacos, and kid’s menu items!!  But the big things to get when you come into Freebirds are their AMAZING burritos!  There are many sizes and types to choose from like the Hybrid all the way up the massive 7lb SUPER MONSTER Burrito. — There is also special way to eat their burritos.  The idea is to peel the foil your bird, like a banana, as you eat.   My kiddos like playing with the foil and creating all sorts of animals, objects, etc. to stick on the brick next to the walls where other burrito consumers have done the same.

 Freebirds in College Station, Texas is a place that anyone who comes to College Station needs to try!  It is a place many of my clients ask me about and often a place we stop at for lunch while we are touring houses. Once you try one, you will always want another! Let me know if you have ever eaten a MONSTER–I can’t even finish my hybird!

Raylene Lewis– College Station Expert and Realtor



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PetCo Dog and Cat Grooming in College Station Texas

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3sWCGAJlic[/youtube]So you woke up this morning in beautiful College Station Texas! You  brushed your teeth, then washed, dried, and styled your hair – just like you do every morning.  Your nails are clean and trimmed and maybe even polished and the end result is you feeling GREAT and ready to take on the day!

What about your pets? Is your dog’s hair clean, brushed, and smelling wonderful? I have 3 dogs and as a Realtor, the last thing I want is my house smelling like my beloved four legged friends! With three kids, I barely have time to get all their hair and teeth brushed before and after school…add three more sets of hair and teeth and the result is nearly disaster! Luckily College Station is filled with wonderful–and talented–groomers who love their job and love our four legged friends!

It’s important as pet owner’s to take responsibility for the hygiene and well-being of our pets.  Who wants to suggle up to, spend time with or pet a smelly friend? Not only is grooming an important part of your pet’s hygiene but as owner’s, it allows us to bond with our pets, providing them a sense of love and security.

PETCO, conveniently located in College Station on Texas Avenue, is a great place to go for all your pet grooming needs. PETCO offers full service grooming from the day to day things such as baths, hair cuts, and brushing to the more tedious tasks of ear cleaning, teeth cleaning  and nails.

My favorite thing about PETCO , you don’t have to provide a lot of advanced notice. They even accept walk-ins!

As a side note, they allow Gods Creatures Adoptions there on the weekends.  Take your Aggie pets to College Station and let me know what you think!

Raylene Lewis

College Station Expert and Realtor


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Potato Shack Plus on Wellborn Road in College Station -YUM!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRNHPcYjwWw[/youtube]As a full time Realtor for College Station and the surrounding area, I am working all the time! This typically results in my family eating out for most of our meals. It is hard to provide healthy meals for my family that are fast or that deliver.  The Potato Shack–a meal in a peel–is a place my family loves! 

The first Potato Shack opened up in College Station, Texas in 1998. Today they have many locations around Texas, many of which are still in the birthplace of College Station.  Potato Shack 3 is known for their massive baked potatoes .

Here you will find more potato options than you can imagine! Potato Shack offers “spuds” ranging from a Chicken & Broccoli Potato, Bacon Cheese Burger Potato, Chicken Fried Steak Potato, to even a Teriyaki Potato!  I have not been so adventurous, as to eat one of the potatoes above and would love some feedback on any experiences! Luckily, just about any craving you have with a potato, they can make it!!

Potato Shack not only offers potatoes but they have also feature wings, friend pickles, fried mushrooms, salads and a great variety of yummy desserts. Potato Shack in College Station, TX is my pick when you have a “spud” craving! And just for you, here is the coupon page!

Raylene Lewis

College Station Expert and  Realtor


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Fuego Tortilla Grill Mexican Food in College Station – Good?


Have you ever been to Fuego Tortilla Grill near Texas & University?  Our first trip was a great success!

The homemade tortilla are fabulous! The fajitas were well seasoned and the rotisserie chicken was even better. If you like white queso, this is the place to be.

So, the restaurant review for today is a great success! Fuego Tortilla Grill is on the list of places we will visit often. And, they are open 24 hours! Can’t wait for breakfast…

Susan Hilton College Station Real Estate

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2010 Weiner Dog Festival Held at Wolf Pen Creek Park in College Station

My previous post showcased the Weiner Dog Races. Below is a video of a few of the great shots taken of the dogs, costumes and people found at the festival today at Wolf Pen Creek Park.  The Brazos Animal Shelter put on a GREAT event for dogs (and people) of all kind!


 Susan Hilton College Station Real Estate


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2010 Weiner Dog Fest at Wolf Pen Creek Park in College Station

For the last few years the Brazos Animal Shelter has held a Weiner Fest raising money toward the general operating budget of the Brazos Animal Shelter. Last year they raised more than $20,000! The 2010 Fest money is to be applied for a new animal shelter for the Brazos Valley.

The Weiner Fest held October 9, 2010 at Wolf Pen Creek Park in College Station started with an 8 a.m. race for weiner dogs only. Then off to a “wanna-be-a-wieners” race for dogs weighing less than 35 pounds. There was also a costume contest!


Each year the event grows in size. There are more and more people and dogs registered for the event each year. In 2009 the crowd estimate was about 3,500 people. I feel confident there were even more people this year. The weather was gorgeous!

For more information about the 2011 Weiner Fest check back here or check with the Brazos Animal Shelter at www.brazosanimalshelter.org/wienerfest.html

Susan Hilton College Station Real Estate

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Just One More Reason to LOVE College Station Schools

I don’t know what’s wrong with some kids when it comes to shopping!  When I was a student, I loved shopping for new school supplies every year!  But to many children, shopping for school supplies is an unpleasant event, ranking somewhere between a trip to the dentist and clothes shopping with mom!

SO here comes the  CSISD  to the rescue!  Working with Wilton’s Office Works, a locally-owned and operated provider of office supplies, furniture and services, College Station schools’ PTOs (Parent Teacher Organizations) are offering pre-packed school supply kits!  They include everything your kid needs according to the official CSISD school supply list and will be delivered to the child’s classroom for Meet the Teacher Night or the first day of school. The school supplies will be packaged in a keepsake box with a handle, and you can keep the box and use it for keeping memories throughout the school year.

Participating elementary schools include Pebble Creek, Rock Prairie, South Knoll, College Hills, Creek View, Southwood Valley, and Forest Ridge.  What’s easier than writing a check, for less money than it takes to drive around town hunting everything on the list?  For more information, or to find out if your school is taking part i this helpful fundraiser, contact your school’s PTO or Kathy at Wilton’s, (970)268-0062.


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