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Podcast: How tourism can fuel business recovery
10/24/2020
For the first time since the pandemic changed everything, College Station Communications Director Jay Socol interviews Economic Development Director Natalie Ruiz. In spite of the local, state and federal funding put into the hands of local businesses, we still lost far too many. So, now what?
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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Oct. 22)
10/22/2020
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Oct. 22. The meetings are streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. The workshop starts after 4 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 6.
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Festive Day of the Dead holiday celebrates life
10/22/2020
The traditional Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos — or Day of the Dead — is celebrated Nov. 1-2. We invite you to celebrate with a free grab bag filled with facts, coloring sheets, and a fun craft. The bags may be picked up at the Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Office from Monday through Friday next week between 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Can you Imagine a Day Without Water?
10/21/2020
Wednesday marks the sixth annual Imagine a Day Without Water, a day of action and awareness that highlights water's essential nature in our daily lives and the importance of investing in our water infrastructure to responsibly provide a sustainable water supply for future generations.
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5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings
10/21/2020
The College Station City Council meets at city hall on Thursday for its workshop (after 4 p.m.) and regular (6 p.m.) meetings. The meetings will be streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. Here are five items to watch.
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Happy 82nd anniversary, College Station!
10/19/2020
Eight-two years ago today, area residents overwhelmingly voted 271-39 to incorporate College Station as a city. To that point, College Station had been the simple name of a train station mail stop since 1877, a year after a small, rural college opened its doors near the railroad tracks. But the members of the growing community dreamed of more. Happy 82nd anniversary, College Station!
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Household Hazardous Waste event set for Saturday
10/19/2020
Area residents are invited to participate in the fall household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Texas A&M University General Services Building. The free event is open to Brazos Valley residents and offers safe disposal of a wide range of household hazardous wastes.
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Video: And now for something completely positive (September)
10/14/2020
Take a look back at some of the positive things that happened in the City of College Station in September. Now that's something completely positive!
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Wilderness first aid class prepares you for emergencies
10/08/2020
Dangers lurk in the great outdoors and you should always be prepared for any possible emergency. That’s where the Parks & Recreation Department’s Wilderness & Remote First Aid Certification course comes in.
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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Oct. 8)
10/08/2020
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council's workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Oct. 8. 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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Campaign aims to make CS a holiday destination
10/08/2020
Many people see visions of festive winter wonderlands and Santa loading his sleigh at the North Pole when they think of Christmas. That may be about to change. Visit College Station, in partnership with Santa's Wonderland, wants to make our community THE destination for holiday celebrations.
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5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings
10/07/2020
The College Station City Council meets at city hall on Thursday for its workshop (after 5 p.m.) and regular (6 p.m.) meetings. Public attendance is restricted. The meetings will be streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. Here are five things to watch.
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Public power week highlights reliability, service
10/05/2020
The City of College Station is recognizing the dedicated professionals of College Station Utilities and Utility Customer Service during Public Power Week, which runs through Saturday.
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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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Visit, Compete, Grow!
10/02/2020
A long-held belief among College Station city councils and city staff is that effective economic development fuels tourism, and effective tourism fuels economic development. The recent merger of those two worlds within the City of College Station organization just took some bold, additional steps.
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How Veterans Park will soon be even more amazing
10/01/2020
Veterans Park and Athletic Complex is a jewel in College Station's parks system, attracting more than one million local and out-of-town visitors a year. The city council recently approved a $1.9 million contract for improvements that will make this fantastic complex even more impressive.
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Addressing questions about the safety of our water supply
09/30/2020
If you are following the news regarding the “Do Not Use” order for Lake Jackson residents related to the discovery of the Naegleria fowleri in that city’s drinking water system, it’s understandable to have questions about the safety of our local drinking water. Below are some facts about this specific amoeba, as well as what the cities of Bryan and College Station are doing to ensure the safety of your water supply.
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What will Halloween look like? Welcome to Eggtober!
09/29/2020
With the arrival of October, only one topic could compete with football in the minds of many residents — what will Halloween look like this year? The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to create new ways to socialize and enjoy traditions, So the Parks & Recreation Department has devised a plan. A socially distant, candy-filled plan.
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Good neighbors are the key to great neighborhoods
09/25/2020
Looking for a chance to meet those who recently moved into your neighborhood? Monday is National Good Neighbor Day, and it's an ideal opportunity to welcome the newcomers — the first step in being a good neighbor. As an icebreaker, you can even present them with a free City of College Station welcome bag.
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Game day parking doesn’t have to be a hassle
09/24/2020
Although we’re all glad football is back, COVID-19 restrictions will make for a completely different atmosphere around Aggie games. One thing hasn’t changed, though. With thousands of fans descending on Kyle Field, finding a place to park nearby will still be daunting challenge, especially in the Southside neighborhood.
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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Sept. 24)
09/24/2020
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Sept. 24. The workshop will start no earlier than 3:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 6.
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Visit College Station, Santa’s Wonderland create Texas-sized partnership
09/24/2020
Visit College Station, the newly created city tourism division for the Heart of Texas A&M University, on Thursday announced a strategic partnership with Santa's Wonderland ꟷ the largest outdoor Christmas attraction in the southern United States.
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How to avoid penalties at your game day gathering
09/23/2020
Texas A&M’s football season begins this week and will bring much-needed relief to local businesses, despite the limited number of fans allowed at Kyle Field. The vast majority of our businesses, residents, and students are doing their best to follow COVID-19 guidelines, but there are a few key things to remember to have a fun, safe, and compliant game day experience.
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5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings
09/23/2020
The College Station City Council meets at city hall on Thursday for its workshop (after 3:30 p.m.) and regular (6 p.m.) meetings. Here are five items to watch.
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Hands-free device ordinance to be enforced soon
09/22/2020
This week, more than 30 signs will be installed around College Station that label the city as having a hands-free ordinance in effect as it relates to drivers and their wireless communications device of choice. The idea is that fewer distractions will result in fewer crashes, injuries and deaths.
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October classes offer essential babysitter training
09/17/2020
In October, the City of College Station Parks & Recreation Department is conducting American Red Cross training for babysitters 10 years and older. The $75 class provides the knowledge and skills to safely and responsibly care for children and infants.
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Part of Park Place to be closed starting Monday
09/17/2020
Park Place will be closed starting Monday from Anderson Street to Aurora Court as part of the first phase of the Southside Safety Improvement Project. The road will be closed until utility and infrastructure work is completed.
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Video: And now for something completely positive (August)
09/17/2020
Take a look back at some of the positive things that happened in the City of College Station in August. Now that’s something completely positive!
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Start Smart football created for your own backyard
09/11/2020
The College Station Parks and Recreation Department’s Start Smart Football in Your Own Backyard program was created to encourage families to spend time together while teaching kids to play the game. The six-week program is specially designed for 3-6-year-olds. Registration closes Sunday, Sept. 27.
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College Station City Council meetings canceled due to Zoom change
09/10/2020
Today's workshop and regular meetings of the College Station City Council have been canceled due to a software change by Zoom, implemented Wednesday, that prevents citizen participation via a toll-free phone call.
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CANCELED: 5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings
09/09/2020
The College Station City Council meets at city hall on Thursday for its workshop (after 4 p.m.) and regular (6 p.m.) meetings. The meetings will be streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. Here are five items to watch.
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Lick Creek programs encourage kids to explore
09/04/2020
Beginning next Thursday, Lick Creek Nature Center offers two programs to encourage children to engage with their environment. Explorers can choose a program based on their age and must register to reserve a spot. A new nature theme will be introduced each week that challenges participants to observe and explore the world around them.
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City offices to be closed Monday for Labor Day
09/03/2020
Most City of College Station offices and facilities will be closed Monday for Labor Day. Solid waste and recycling collections will operate on their regular schedule. To report an electrical outage, College Station Utilities customers should call 855.528.4278 and have their CSU account number ready. Payments due to the municipal court must be paid by 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
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How to register your short-term rental housing
08/31/2020
If you rent your home or other property for Aggie game day weekends — or for any other reason — you want to do it the right way. Starting this year, that means registering your short-term rental with the City of College Station. The ordinance goes into effect on Oct. 1.
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RecCreation boxes help you connect, create and celebrate
08/28/2020
What adventures await when you press pause on technology? Let the Parks & Recreation Department guide you and your family with College Station RecCreations, a monthly activity box that provides guided at-home recreation. RecCreations offers activities and resources that can keep you unplugged and engaged throughout the month and beyond.
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Notice about 2020 Tax Rates
08/17/2020
This notice concerns the 2020 property tax rates for City of College Station. This notice provides information about two tax rates. The no-new-revenue tax rate would impose the same amount of taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years. The voter-approval tax rate is the highest tax rate a taxing unit can adopt without holding an election. In each case, these rates are calculated by dividing the total amount of taxes by the current taxable value with adjustments as required by state law. The rates are given per $100 of property value.
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Notice of Meeting to Vote on Tax Rate
08/17/2020
A tax rate of .534618 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of City of College Station. The no-new-revenue tax rate is the tax rate for the 2020 tax year that will raise the same amount of property tax revenue for City of College Station from the same properties in both the 2019 tax year and the 2020 tax year.
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5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings
08/12/2020
The College Station City Council meets at city hall on Thursday for its workshop (after 5 p.m.) and regular (6 p.m.) meetings. Public attendance will not be allowed, but comments will be allowed through Zoom. The meetings will be streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19.
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Restricted Occupancy Overlay Poll
08/03/2020
The College Station City Council has asked staff to create an ordinance that allows subdivisions a zoning option that restricts home occupancy to no more than two unrelated persons. We want your feedback! Please take a few moments to complete this poll about this proposed ordinance.
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Gov. Abbott announces Film Friendly Texas Designation for College Station
07/31/2020
Gov. Greg Abbott announced that the City of College Station, having completed the multi-step training and certification process, has been designated a Film Friendly Texas community by the Texas Film Commission,
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Candidate filing period set to begin for three CS City Council seats
07/15/2020
The filing period for College Station City Council Places 1, 3 and 5 begins Saturday and runs through Aug. 17. Due to the weekend, applications will first be accepted and processed on Monday, July 20.
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Couch named chief of College Station Police Department
05/28/2020
Billy Couch has been named police chief for the City of College Station. Couch is a 23-year veteran of the College Station Police Department and has served as assistant chief since 2013.
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New fire chief announced for College Station
04/20/2020
Richard Mann, executive assistant fire chief for the Houston Fire Department, has been named chief of fire and emergency medical services for the City of College Station. Chief Mann will begin leading the College Station Fire Department on May 11.
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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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