Other cities in the 979 area code include: Brenham, Freeport, El Campo, Clute, Wharton, Hempstead, Sealy, Giddings, La Grange, Hearne, Caldwell, Bellville, West Columbia, Sweeny, Eagle Lake, Columbus, Brazoria, Needville, Schulenburg, East Bernard, Weimar, Franklin, Danbury, Somerville, Wallis, Calvert, Lexington, Moulton, Boling, Louise, Beasley, Burton, Damon, Industry, Fayetteville, Carmine, Round Top, Bleiblerville, Dime Box, Garwood, Muldoon, New Ulm, Wadsworth, and West Point.
College Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas, situated in East-Central Texas in the heart of the Brazos Valley, in the center of the region known as Texas Triangle. It is 90 miles (140 kilometers) northwest of Houston and 87 miles (140 km) northeast of Austin. As of the 2010 census, College Station had a population of 93,857, which had increased to an estimated population of 100,050 as of July 2013. College Station and Bryan together make up the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area, the 15th-largest metropolitan area in Texas with 228,660 people as of the 2010 census.College Station (oftentimes called "CStat" by students) is home to the main campus of Texas A&M University, the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System. The city owes both its name and existence to the university's location along a railroad. Texas A&M's triple designation as a Land-, Sea-, and Space-Grant institution reflects the broad scope of the research endeavors it brings to the city, with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as NASA, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research.Due largely to the presence of Texas A&M University, College Station was named by Money magazine in 2006 as the most educated city in Texas, and the 11th-most educated city in the United States.
Bryan is a city in Brazos County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 76,201. It is the county seat of Brazos County and is located in the heart of the Brazos Valley (southeast Central Texas). It borders the city of College Station, which lies to its south. Together they are referred to as the Bryan–College Station metropolitan area, the sixteenth largest metropolitan area in Texas, containing around 190,000 people.
Lake Jackson is a city in Brazoria County, Texas, United States, within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 26,849. In 1942 a portion of Lake Jackson was first developed as a company town for workers of the Dow Chemical Company; it developed 5,000 acres on the former Abner Jackson Plantation. An oxbow lake was also named after the planter, whose house was located at the lake. Minor ruins of the Lake Jackson Plantation can now be seen in a park at the site.
The 979 area code lies within the Central Daylight Time Zone (or CDT). The current time in Central Daylight Time is 1:27 AM on Apr 19, 2021.