As of college experience, A&M is great if you are a white chrisitan who is super conservative and stupid enough to belive in the hpyed "Aggie Spirit". Aggie Spirit is simply a joke, I believe any rational human should recognize that, but few people openly talk about how ridiculous traditions are because that's not socially acceptable!
I haven't figured out why I should hate UT that much. I'm not a longhorn fan but UT doesn't bother me. Let's talk about aggie football, everyone is supposed to watch aggie football, tickets are overpriced, parking on gameday is tough. I hate football gamedays.
However,even though my experience is negative, your experience will be positive if you are white,christian,republican...
I came to A&M because the engineering is said to be high ranking. The ranking is high for a reason, there are a ton of engineering professors who have done outstanding research. But education quality is just another story. Professors are more interested in their research than your educaiton. The faculty/student ratio is way to small that professors don't have time to pay attention to individuals. In A&M, you end up teaching yourself. But this is pretty much accurate with other public colleges, so the education in A&M is decent(neutral).
College Station is a small city but decent. It boils down to your personal preference.