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Master life-saving CPR through blended learning
01/21/2021
Our CPR blended learning format is for ages 12+ and combines online learning and in-person skills with instruction like what you receive in traditional classes. But blended learning reduces the time needed for class and allows you to finish the online learning at your own pace. After completing both portions, you’re issued a two-year certificate from the American Red Cross.
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City offices, facilities closed Monday for MLK Day
01/14/2021
City of College Station offices and facilities will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Sanitation and recycling collections will operate on their normal schedules. Electric, water or wastewater outages can be reported to 855-528-4CSU (4278). Please have your account number ready. Payments due to the Municipal Court on Monday must be paid by close of business on Tuesday.
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Reopening of city’s senior programs delayed
01/14/2021
The recent rise in local COVID-19 cases has led the Parks and Recreation Department to delay the reopening of senior programs at the Lincoln Recreation Center and Meyer Senior and Community Center. Limited programs had been scheduled to resume on Jan. 19. We'll re-evaluate the program every two weeks starting on Jan. 25.
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Registration underway for Friday Night Lights 7v7
01/14/2021
Registration is underway for Friday Night Lights 7v7, which focuses on fast-paced, competitive play for teams preparing for their school’s next season. Age groups are grades 3-4, grades 5-6, and grades 7-8. Registration closes Feb. 28 and the season runs March 5-April 30.
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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Jan. 14)
01/14/2021
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Jan. 14. The meetings are streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. The workshop begins after 5 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 6.
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Video: And now for something completely positive (December)
01/13/2021
Take a look back at some of the positive things that happened in the City of College Station in December, including additional funds received for the small business assistance program, the city’s 2020 employee of the year, and being named a Bicycle Friendly Community. Now that’s something completely positive!
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Video: How the city determines speed limits
01/13/2021
In this episode of the “Actually…” series, City Traffic Engineer Troy Rother explains how the city determines speed limits on our roadways.
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5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings
01/13/2021
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 will be streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. Here are five items to watch.
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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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2020’s most popular blogs, podcasts, and videos
12/31/2020
Take a look back on the city's best-performing blog posts, podcasts, and videos of 2020. Happy New Year!
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2020: The Year in Photos
12/30/2020
As we bring in the new year, we offer a sampling of the Public Communication Office’s best photography work of 2020. Special thanks to our tireless multimedia coordinators Rachel Mayor and Kendra Gilts, along with our talented newcomer, Public Communications Assistant Jennifer Kingsbury, for their hard work in documenting city events and activities throughout the year.
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Video: Dendy Brown’s Remarkable Comeback
12/30/2020
In September 2018, city employee Harold "Dendy" Brown was struck by a car while collecting a container on his solid waste route. Some 25 months later, Dendy returned to work in the Solid Waste Division after enduring 11 surgeries. This film tells the story of his courageous comeback.
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January’s Dream Works in Action celebrates Dr. King
12/29/2020
During national turmoil in 1963, Dr. King gave his immortal “I Have A Dream” speech that created an expectation of positive change. We invite you to join us at the Lincoln Recreation Center for Dream Works in Action as we embark on another year of commemorating King’s life and legacy throughout January. Participation is free.
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Rising COVID-19 Hospitalizations Reduce Occupancy Limits
12/28/2020
On Dec. 28, Brazos County Judge Duane Peters received notification from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services (DSHS) that Trauma Service Area N (in which Brazos County is located) has surpassed the limit set forth by Gov. Abbott in Executive Order GA-32.
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City offices closed Friday for New Year’s Day
12/28/2020
City of College Station offices and facilities will be closed Friday for New Year’s Day. Friday’s solid waste and recycling routes will be collected on Saturday. Report electric, water, or wastewater outages to 855-528-4CSU (4278). Please have your account number ready. Payments due on closure dates must be paid by the end of the next business day.
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Practice courtesy on Lick Creek Hike and Bike Trail
12/22/2020
In the last nine months, we’ve seen many people discover and explore College Station’s 54 wonderful parks. We’ve especially noticed that more people are using the fabulous Lick Creek Hike and Bike Trail. With so many people using the trail, proper etiquette is necessary if we want safe and enjoyable experiences for all. Here’s some simple suggestions.
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City offices closed Thursday, Friday for Christmas
12/21/2020
City of College Station offices and facilities will be closed Thursday and Friday for Christmas. Thursdays’ solid waste and recycling routes will be collected on the normal schedule, while Friday’s routes will be collected on Saturday.
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More help on the way for local small businesses
12/18/2020
More help is on the way for local small businesses through the city's Economic Assistance Grant Program. Applications are open today through Jan. 6 and Jan. 11-Feb.
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College Station City Council Place-5 runoff election update
12/17/2020
On Tuesday, Dec. 15, the unofficial tabulation was at 512 votes (20.49%) for Craig Regan and 1,987 votes (79.51%) for John Nichols.
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Outlook bright for spring sports leagues, tourism
12/17/2020
As registration opens for our spring sports activities, we’re trying to resume the indoor and outdoor programs that have been impacted by the pandemic. We’ve adjusted some of our rules, and we’ve added a few things. Still, our commitment to offering great programs hasn’t changed. Here’s a list of our upcoming sports programs.
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Video: And now for something completely positive (November)
12/17/2020
Take a look back at some of the positive things that happened in the City of College Station in November, including new directors for two city departments, the installation of new electric meters, a milestone in the construction of the new city hall, and recognition for a pair of firefighters for their rapid response to a drowning.
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LRC program provides safe after-school option
12/10/2020
In times of so much uncertainty, one thing is sure — parents need after-school care for their children. That’s where the Lincoln Recreation Center comes in with our after-school program for kids ages 6-15. The spring semester runs from Jan. 5-May 21. Space is limited, and participants must be engaged in on-site classroom learning through CSISD.
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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Dec. 10)
12/10/2020
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Dec. 10. It’s not the official minutes. The meetings are streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19.
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What’s the tall candy cane thing on Highway 6?
12/09/2020
If you drive down State Highway 6 south of Rock Prairie Road, you may be intrigued by the tall red and white pole south of the Baylor Scott & White Hospital. The giant candy cane is supporting the crane being used to construct College Station’s third water tower, which will provide water pressure, storage, and fire protection to the city’s east side.
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5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings
12/09/2020
The College Station City Council meets at city hall on Thursday for its workshop (after 5 p.m.) and regular (6 p.m.) meetings. 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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Mayors face off Saturday in Salvation Army Ring Off
12/07/2020
College Station Mayor Karl Mooney and Bryan Mayor Andrew Nelson will participate in the Salvation Army’s annual Christmas campaign by ringing bells and collecting donations at local Walmart stores on Saturday from noon-1 p.m. Mooney will be at the College Station Walmart, while Nelson will be at the Bryan Walmart on Briarcrest. Donate online in advance at salvationarmybcs.org.
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What’s the status of pandemic-delayed park projects?
12/03/2020
Early this year, improvements and enhancements were underway at many of College Station’s favorite and most-visited park facilities. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, followed by the economic downturn. In most cases, construction came to a screeching halt. So, what’s the status of those projects now?
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Part of Royder closed until next summer
11/30/2020
Royder Road from Backwater Drive to Victoria Road will be closed for construction starting Wednesday until next summer. Detours will be in place.
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Online locator streamlines local cemetery visits
11/25/2020
Have you ever been frustrated and overwhelmed when trying to locate a gravesite at a cemetery? Thanks to the wonders of technology, those days are over in College Station. The Parks and Recreation Department has unveiled an online grave locator that allows you to quickly find specific graves or deeded lots at our cemeteries. All you need is a smartphone or computer.
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Are you still not convinced recycling is essential?
11/24/2020
People typically think of recycling as tossing cardboard boxes or plastic bottles in their blue collection bin and calling it a day. But recycling is much more complicated than that. Recycling is a critical link in the manufacturing supply chain and a vital component of our economy.
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City offices closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving
11/23/2020
City of College Station offices and facilities will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. Thursday’s solid waste and recycling routes will be collected Friday, and Friday’s routes will be collected on Saturday.
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Choose to Shop College Station this holiday season
11/23/2020
Holiday shopping may look different this year, but those ideal gifts remain in abundance. In fact, with many businesses hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, shopping in College Station is more vital than ever. You have friends, family members, and neighbors who own or operate — or are employed by — these businesses. Our entire community needs them to stay afloat.
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Live Blog: Monday’s city council meetings (Nov. 23)
11/23/2020
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Monday, Nov. 23. 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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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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City of College Station Election Day notes
11/02/2020
Among Brazos County's 25 Election Day vote centers (Tuesday, Nov. 3, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.) are three City of College Station facilities
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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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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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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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