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A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

Occasionally, locals will refer to the Bryan-College Station area as "twin cities." At least one local business and a local nonprofit organization have chosen to use the phrase to identity their enterprises. 

But, in many respects, the adjacent communities could not be more different.

Robert Borden, opinion editor of The Eagle newspaper, offers the "tale of two cities."


Robert Borden is a native of Fargo, ND, who moved with his family to Bryan in 1961. He is a 1971 journalism graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and began working in newspapers after his graduation. He returned to Bryan in 1977 and after an eight-year stint in retailing, Borden joined the Bryan-College Station Eagle as education reporter in 1986. Since 1990, he has been the opinions editor of the Eagle.