Earl Rudder Freeway is the Highway 6 bypass built in the early 1970s around College Station-Bryan, replacing the long Texas Avenue (which ran through both towns) as the de facto Highway 6. In the decades following, development has largely stayed on Texas Avenue, with few commercial developments on the highway until relatively recently. Like other new pages recently released, this is Version 1.0. In the interest of time, the page will not cover any places along the highway. While I have previously written about a few of the buildings that populate the freeway, such as the former Chicks-turned-Stripes, Cavender's, and Grand Station, this page mostly exists to connect two pages: Highway 6 in Calvert & Hearne and Highway 6 South.