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6 essential things you should know about swim lessons
04/22/2021
Learning to be a capable swimmer is an essential life skill and should be a priority for your entire family. The City of College Station’s Aquatics Division is devoted to teaching people to swim correctly, safely, and confidently. Here are six things you should know about swim lessons.
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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (April 22)
04/22/2021
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, April 22. The meetings are streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. The workshop starts after 5 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 6.
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Treat your taste buds at Dine Around Century Square on May 15
04/21/2021
College Station’s Century Square is more than a lively entertainment district – it’s also a veritable foodie paradise with unique restaurants that delight even the most finicky taste buds. If you haven’t explored the district, make plans to attend the Dine Around Century Square event on March 15.
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5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings
04/21/2021
The College Station City Council will meet Thursday at city hall for its workshop (after 5 p.m.) and regular (6 p.m.) meetings. The meetings are streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. Here are five items to watch.
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Brave linemen work hard to keep your power on
04/19/2021
The United States Congress and the City of College Station recognize National Lineman Appreciation Day each year as a way to honor the hard-working folks who protect public safety and energize our economy by keeping the power on, often in hazardous conditions.
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Council adopts restricted occupancy overlay option for neighborhoods
04/19/2021
The College Station City Council voted 5-2 Monday night to allow property owners in single-family neighborhoods to request a zoning overlay that restricts occupancy to no more than two unrelated people. The city's existing restriction of no more than four unrelated remains for areas without the overlay.
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City council to consider ROO at Monday special meeting
04/16/2021
The College Station City Council meets Monday at 4 p.m. at city hall to consider a Restricted Occupancy Overlay (ROO). The ordinance would allow single-family neighborhoods to request a zoning overlay to restrict home occupancy to no more than two unrelated people. The meeting will be streamed live from city hall on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19.
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Family-friendly Starlight Music Series hits 19th year
04/15/2021
For 19 years, the Starlight Music Series has attracted music lovers for free, family-friendly entertainment under the stars at the beautiful Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater. The 2021 Series begins May 8, followed by shows on May 22 and June 12.
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Summer camps can keep your kids active and engaged
04/13/2021
With summer approaching, it’s time to start planning for outdoor adventures and other riveting ways to keep your kids active and engaged. The College Station Parks & Recreation Department can help with plenty of summer camps to fill your youngster’s days with fun and excitement.
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Traveling Fool finds much to savor in College Station
04/12/2021
Known as The Traveling Fool, Bob Bales is a Houston-based travel writer who enjoys discovering people and places that may not be considered typical tourist destinations. In February, Visit College Station invited Bales to explore our community for a few days to uncover some of what makes College Station unique. He learned a lot, and so did we.
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Beware opportunists taking advantage of hail damage
04/09/2021
While Thursday's hailstorm certainly wasn’t a large-scale disaster, it did enough damage to set opportunists and scammers in motion. Check out roofing contractors with the Better Business Bureau and make sure they're registered with the City of College Station and get the required permits.
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Barron closed at Highway 6 for 2-3 weeks
04/08/2021
Starting Thursday, all traffic is closed on Barron Road from the Highway 6 southbound frontage road to Springbrook Estates Drive. The closure will be in place for 2-3 weeks while crews replace a water line and repair the roadway. The city originally planned to have one lane open during the project, but safety concerns led to a complete closure.
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Wolf Pen Creek Park offers respite during pandemic
04/08/2021
When the city developed the first phase of Wolf Pen Creek Park in the early 1990s, it never envisioned that 30 years later, open spaces would provide a safe venue for events and gatherings during a global pandemic. The 63-acre park's beautiful trail system has become a favorite place to enjoy the fresh air and get much-needed exercise.
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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meeting (April 8)
04/08/2021
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s meeting on Thursday, April 8. No workshop is scheduled, and the regular meeting starts at 6 p.m. The meetings are streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19.
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Costco Wholesale files site plan for College Station’s Midtown
04/07/2021
On Wednesday, Costco Wholesale filed a site plan with the City of College Station for a 160,534 square foot facility to be located along Earl Rudder Freeway (SH-6) in Midtown.
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5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meeting
04/07/2021
The College Station City Council meets Thursday at 6 p.m. for its regular meeting at city hall. The meetings are streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. Here are five items to watch.
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All Up In Your Business Podcast: What you should know about Costco
04/07/2021
Earlier this week, we dropped a podcast episode that reviewed what's new in, and what's coming to, College Station. We teased an announcement that was expected later in the month — a development on 19 acres of city-owned land in College Station's Midtown. Turns out later in the month is now: Costco Wholesale has filed a site plan for that location.
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Eastbound Barron at Highway 6 to be closed through Friday
04/06/2021
Eastbound Barron Road will be closed Wednesday through Friday at Highway 6 as a water line is replaced. No water outages in the area are expected.
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Wellborn-Holleman improvement work begins this week
04/06/2021
The Texas Department of Transportation’s contractor begins work this week on upgrades to the intersection of Wellborn Road and Holleman Drive. During the first phase, the northbound outside lane will be closed daily from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. through mid-May.
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Household Hazardous Waste event set for April 24
04/06/2021
Area residents are invited to participate in the spring household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday, April 24, from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Texas A&M University General Services Building parking lot. The entrance is on Harvey Road east of Veterans Park and Athletic Complex.
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All Up In Your Business Podcast: We’re getting a what?
04/05/2021
Our first podcast episode of 2021 covers a lot. So much, in fact, that we ditched the studio and did an actual tour of some of the fastest-growing areas of College Station to talk about what's new and what's coming.
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4 fun things to do during A&M’s Family Weekend
04/05/2021
Thousands of moms, dads, siblings, and others arrive in College Station on Friday to kick off Texas A&M’s century-old Family Weekend tradition. Here's four fun ideas to help make your visit even more memorable.
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First Homegrown at Northgate market set for Sunday
04/05/2021
Next Sunday's inaugural Homegrown at Northgate, a farmers and artisan market, is part of an effort to create more family-friendly events in College Station's most renowned entertainment district. The event will be from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Patricia Street Promenade. Admission is free.
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5 indisputable reasons to join the Tsunami Swim Team
04/01/2021
With summer approaching, the College Station Tsunami Swim Team is gearing up for another season of competition, building strength, and gaining confidence. Registration runs through June 30, and practice starts May 3. Here are five indisputable reasons to become a Tsunami.
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Everybody wins with Heart of Aggieland Visitor’s Pass
03/30/2021
The Heart of Aggieland Visitor's Pass Program gives our visitors great deals while strengthening our economy. Everybody wins!
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City offices, facilities closed for Good Friday
03/29/2021
City of College Station offices and facilities will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday. Sanitation and recycling collections will operate on their regular schedules.
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Egg-stravaganza offers safe way to celebrate Easter
03/25/2021
While the Parks and Recreation Department can’t provide the sprawling field and social interaction of a traditional Easter egg hunt this year, we can offer eggs and fun with a free, drive-thru Easter Egg-stravaganza from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, at the Meyer Senior and Community Center.
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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (March 25)
03/25/2021
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, March 25. The meetings are streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. The workshop starts after 5 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 6.
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College Station Utilities recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider
03/24/2021
College Station Utilities has earned the diamond-level Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service.
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5 things to watch at Thursday's city council meetings
03/24/2021
The College Station City Council meets Thursday at city hall for its workshop (after 5 p.m.) and regular (6 p.m.) meetings. The meetings are streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. Here are five things to watch.
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Live Blog: Monday’s special city council meeting
03/22/2021
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s special meeting on Monday, March 22. The meetings are streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. The meeting starts at 4 p.m.
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Barron Road water line repair continues
03/19/2021
Westbound lanes on Barron Road remain closed as a water line repair continues near State Highway 6.  The closure will eventually switch to the eastbound lanes. 
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5 things to watch at Monday’s city council meeting
03/19/2021
The College Station City Council gathers Monday at 4 p.m. for a special meeting at city hall. The meetings are streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. Here are five items to watch.
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Usher in the spring on Lick Creek’s Yaupon Loop
03/18/2021
As spring approaches, we’re all looking forward to warmer weather, the return of monarch butterflies, and blooming flowers to color our landscapes. The knowledgeable docents at the Lick Creek Nature Center have put together a self-guided Yaupon Loop Guided Nature Hike brochure to enhance your wildlife experience.
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College Station Utilities addresses emerging winter storm costs
03/11/2021
College Station Utilities now has a clearer picture of the additional costs incurred for providing electricity to customers during Winter Storm Uri. The estimated total is expected to be more than $48 million. Like other Texas electric utilities, College Station was forced to purchase several days of replacement power at inflated Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market-based prices. The replacement power costs were $13.6 million.
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5 awesome ways to enjoy our parks this spring break
03/11/2021
What better way to celebrate spring break than to explore the beautiful parks near your own backyard? With College Station’s 54 developed parks covering more than 1,864 acres, we have plenty of space and activities to discover. Allow us to suggest five free adventures.
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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (March 11)
03/11/2021
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, March 11. The meetings are streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. The workshop will start after 4:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 6.
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5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings
03/10/2021
The College Station City Council meets at city hall on Thursday for its workshop (after 4:30 p.m.) and regular (6 p.m.) meetings. The meetings are streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. Here are five items to watch.
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Smoke testing set for next week south of A&M campus
03/09/2021
College Station Water Services will conduct routine smoke testing next week to evaluate the condition of wastewater lines in the area bounded by Holleman Drive, Wellborn Road, George Bush Drive, and Texas Avenue. The testing will occur between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. from Monday through Friday. It’s not actually smoke, so it isn’t hazardous.
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Municipal Court gets traffic safety award for 11th straight year
03/02/2021
The College Station Municipal Court has received the Municipal Traffic Safety Initiative Award from the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center for the 11th straight year. College Station, La Porte, Conroe, and Mesquite were the only four Texas municipal courts to receive the award in the medium-volume category, which includes cities with populations between 30,000 and 149,999. Only 17 courts from cities of any size were recognized.
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How you can help save the monarch butterfly
03/01/2021
Throughout March, The Parks & Recreation Department is giving away free bags with information on how you can help save the monarch butterfly. We’re even throwing in activity sheets, Butterfly Retreat seed packets, coloring sheets, and more. If you have a bit of a spare garden space to plant native milkweed and other nectar-producing plants, we encourage you to become part of this worthwhile community effort.
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Lincoln Center’s beautiful mural continues to inspire
02/26/2021
In the mid-1990s, Lillian “Jean” Clark Robinson, the Lincoln Recreation Center’s former supervisor, commissioned a mural in the original gymnasium to honor iconic black leaders. The faces and stories illustrated in the simple mural serve to inspire us all.
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Recycling old tires beats illegal dumping every time
02/26/2021
Old, abandoned tires are a common sight along roadways, vacant lots, and various other places. What can you do with your scrap tires? The best options are recycling and reusing -- and it beats getting a citation from Code Enforcement.
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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Feb. 25)
02/25/2021
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Feb. 25. The meetings are streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. The workshop will start after 5 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 6.
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5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings
02/24/2021
The College Station City Council meets at city hall on Thursday for its workshop (after 5 p.m.) and regular (6 p.m.) meetings. The meetings are streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. Here are five items to watch.
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CSU customers won't face massive rate hikes
02/23/2021
College Station Utilities (CSU) customers are understandably concerned about their bills being affected by massive rate increases, which have been reported in other parts of Texas. This is not a risk for CSU customers.
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Meeting Planners Showcase scheduled for March 11
02/22/2021
The 27th Meeting Planners Showcase set for March 11 at the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center allows meeting and event planners to establish relationships with local businesses to make their events successful. The showcase is free to the public, starts about 10 a.m., and wraps up at 1 p.m. Preregistration is required by March 4.
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Winter Storm Information
02/19/2021
College Station is not under a boil water notice. The Cities of Bryan and College Station have rescinded their call for water conservation.
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City offices & facilities closed Friday
02/18/2021
Due to the impacts of the winter storm, city offices and facilities will remain closed to the public. Solid waste and recycling collections are suspended until road conditions improve.
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What you can do, what the city is doing ahead of freezing conditions
02/11/2021
With freezing temperatures in our forecast for the next several days, we wanted to share the following information to help you be prepared and to let you know that we are ready.
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Delayed opening For city offices
01/10/2021
Due to potentially unsafe road conditions, City of College Station offices and facilities will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12. No delays are expected to solid waste and recycling routes.
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College Station names new Parks & Recreation director
11/13/2020
Steve Wright, director of Parks & Recreation for the City of Houston, has been named the new director of Parks & Recreation for the City of College Station.
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Veterans Day Ceremony & Light of Freedom Activation
11/06/2020
The public is invited to join the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial Board for their annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Louis L. Adam Memorial Plaza of Veterans Park and Athletic Complex.
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CS names new director of Planning & Development Services
11/06/2020
Michael Ostrowski will be the next director of College Station’s Planning & Development Services Department, Interim City Manager Jeff Capps announced Friday. Ostrowski comes to College Station after a long professional history in Wisconsin, but most recently from the City of San Marcos.
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CSU-Electric contractor to perform preventative maintenance until fall 2021
10/02/2020
Residents and businesses within a large portion of College Station may soon see utility-related preventative maintenance performed on or near their property.
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COVID-19: What we are doing
03/17/2020
View the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) information regarding the City of College Station’s facilities, services, events, programs and meetings.
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First Homegrown at Northgate market set for Sunday, April 11
01/01/1800
Everyone knows that the go-to place for College Station nightlife is Northgate. But did you know it’s rapidly becoming a favored daytime destination for residents, visitors, and families? The inaugural Homegrown at Northgate, a farmers and artisan market, is set for Sunday, April 11.
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