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FY21 Proposed Budget Public Hearing Notice
08/03/2020
The City Council of the City of College Station will hold a public hearing on its proposed fiscal year 2020-2021 annual budget at its regular council meeting on Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.,
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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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Which furry Parks Pal will you adopt?
07/31/2020
The College Station Parks & Recreation Department and Brazos Valley Marine Corps League have rescued 1,120 Parks Pals that need a home. That’s 272 dogs, 291 cats, 290 rabbits, and 267 unicorns, to be exact. You know you’ve always wanted one. Here’s your chance -- and they're free.
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Revamped after-school program set for this fall
07/30/2020
As parents return to work this fall, the Lincoln Recreation Center’s after-school programs will continue to offer essential support services for families in these uncertain times. Registration for the fall semester starts Monday.
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Part of Greens Prairie Road closed through Aug. 10
07/24/2020
Greens Prairie Road will be closed between Amberley Place and Donnington Drive starting Monday as a pipeline is placed under the roadway. The closure will be in place until Aug. 10.
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Proposed city budget reflects COVID-19 challenges
07/24/2020
The city’s proposed Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget —presented to the city council Thursday night — takes a strategic approach to address our community’s short-term, mid-term, and long-term needs in these uncertain times. The council takes a more in-depth look at the numbers beginning with Monday’s first budget workshop, followed by additional sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (July 23)
07/23/2020
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular teleconference meetings on Thursday, July 23. The meetings are streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. The workshop meeting will start no earlier than 4 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 6.
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Fry, Powell, Curtis among those joining new College Station tourism group
07/23/2020
Beginning Aug. 1, the City of College Station will welcome several familiar faces to its new tourism operation. Director of Economic Development Natalie Ruiz announced Wednesday that the team she is building to generate overnight stays and spending via sports tourism, meetings and conventions, and leisure travel will include current Experience Bryan College Station and Bryan College Station Sports + Events staff members.
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5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings
07/22/2020
The College Station City Council meets by teleconference 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.
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Video: Our water is absolutely safe to drink
07/22/2020
In this episode of “Actually…,” Water Resource Coordinator Jennifer Nations says that College Station’s water is quite safe. Only a handful of naturally occurring contaminants have been detected, and the city adds another (chlorine) to disinfect the water and kill germs.
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Video: And now for something completely positive! (June)
07/17/2020
Take a look back at some of the positive things that happened in the City of College Station in June: We honored a hero police officer, another officer hosted a peace party at his church, new Police Chief Billy Couch had a constructive meeting with community leaders, we received strong new bond ratings, we worked with a local church to help a single mom battling cancer, and the city saved more than $800,000 by re-funding general obligation bonds.
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CS Parks & Recreation Director David Schmitz to retire
07/16/2020
College Station Parks & Recreation Director David Schmitz will retire July 31, bringing an end to a professional career spanning nearly 40 years.
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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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Cities announce new funding opportunity for local businesses
07/14/2020
As the effects of COVID-19 continue to impact our community, the cities of Bryan and College Station once again are joining forces to make funding available to qualifying local businesses. The source of these new funds is the Public Health Reimbursement Grant Program, which is overseen by the Texas Division of Emergency Management ꟷ a state agency under The Texas A&M University System.
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Road work on part of Munson begins Wednesday
07/13/2020
Road crews will be doing routine maintenance work on Munson Avenue between Harvey Road and Dominik Drive starting Wednesday. Traffic delays and temporary road closures are expected. The work is scheduled from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each weekday, with no weekend activity. The project is scheduled to be finished by Thursday, July 23.
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Video: Replacing skateboards with drainage technology
07/10/2020
In this episode of “Actually…,” Drainage Division Manager Marshall Wallace says thanks to new technology, city employees don’t have to use skateboards anymore to enter the pipes and inspect or repair our vital drainage infrastructure.
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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (July 9)
07/09/2020
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular teleconference meetings on Thursday, July 9. 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
07/08/2020
The College Station City Council meets by teleconference 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.
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We need your input about College Station’s future
07/08/2020
As part of the City of College Station’s 10-year review of its Comprehensive Plan, we’ve created a virtual workshop to gather your input on our community’s future. The online Community Choices Workshop will be live from July 13 through Aug. 3.
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Pandemic spotlights vital role of parks and recreation
07/02/2020
The services and programs provided by municipal parks and recreation departments have always been indispensable to a community’s well-being and overall quality of life. If that wasn’t clear before the COVID-19 pandemic, it certainly is now.
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10 smart tips for a safe and festive Fourth of July
07/01/2020
Most of us build our traditional Independence Day celebrations around food, family, and friends, not to mention plenty of bright and colorful fireworks. Unfortunately, fireworks can also cause injuries and damage property, even when properly used. As you prepare for your Fourth of July celebration, here are 10 essential things to keep in mind.
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City offices closed Friday for Independence Day
06/30/2020
City of College Station offices and facilities will be closed Friday in observance of the Independence Day weekend. Sanitation and recycling collections will operate on the regular schedule.
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Masks available to Operation Restart businesses
06/30/2020
Operation Restart is now providing face masks to ensure that participating businesses and their customers have every tool possible to contain the spread of COVID-19.
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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (June 25)
06/25/2020
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular teleconference meetings on Thursday, June 25. The live audio will be streamed on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. The workshop will start no earlier than 4 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 6.
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Video: Small business bridge loan program
06/24/2020
The City of College Station and the Bryan Business Council partnered with the Brazos Valley Council of Governments in April to create a Bridge Loan Program to assist small businesses that have seen a substantial reduction in revenue due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Small businesses need short-term working capital to cover essential expenses such as payroll, rent, and utilities.
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5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings
06/24/2020
The College Station City Council meets Thursday at by teleconference for its workshop (after 4 p.m.) and regular (6 p.m.) meetings. The live audio will be streamed on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. Public comments are allowed through Zoom.
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Police chief addresses CSPD’s policies, use of force
06/22/2020
The national discussion about race relations and policing has touched every corner of our country, including College Station. Open and transparent conversations are the foundation of how trust is established. In this blog, Police Chief Bill Couch addresses questions about the CSPD's policies and procedures regarding unbiased policing, body-worn cameras, professional standards, the use of force, and more.
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Video: Keep your kids safe around the pool
06/19/2020
The College Station Fire Department offers these tips to help you keep your kids safe around the pool this summer.
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Celebrating Juneteenth by remembering Lincoln High
06/18/2020
With Friday commemorating the sesquicentennial of Juneteenth, it’s fitting that we also celebrate the 40th anniversary of College Station’s Lincoln Recreation Center. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, and it started in Texas. As part of that celebration, let’s look back at the proud history of what began as Lincoln High School.
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USTA grant will help city tennis programs recover
06/17/2020
The College Station Parks and Recreation Department recently received a $2,500 Facility Recovery Grant from the United States Tennis Association to help defray the costs associated with the eventual reopening of our tennis facilities. We hope to see you at our future tennis classes when regular programming returns.
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Video: 2020 Waste & Recycling Workers Week
06/16/2020
This is Waste and Recycling Workers Week! We offer our sincere thanks to the hard-working men and women who keep our neighborhoods and streets safe and clean. Your dedication and tireless work are valued and appreciated!
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Part of Francis Drive closed starting Thursday
06/16/2020
Francis Drive will be closed to westbound traffic from Munson Avenue to Walton Drive beginning Thursday. One-way traffic will continue to flow eastbound from Walton toward Munson. The closure will be in place for about nine months.
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Video: And now for something completely positive!
06/12/2020
In this episode of "And now for something completely positive," we take a look at some of the positive things that happened in the City of College Station in May. We got a new police chief, completed the new police station underbudget, unveiled more COVID-19 relief programs, and began taking a fresh look at how we promote local tourism.
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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (June 11)
06/11/2020
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular teleconference meetings on Thursday, June 11. The workshop will start no earlier than 5 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 6.
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5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings
06/10/2020
The College Station City Council meets Thursday at city hall for its workshop (no sooner than 5 p.m.) and regular (6 p.m.) meetings. The meeting will be closed to the public, but comments will be allowed through Zoom.
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New Online Utility Payment Portal
06/01/2020
The first phase of our new online payment portal is live! This means you can now make one-time utility payments with a credit/debit card as well as
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BTU and CSU customers encouraged to get current on accounts
06/01/2020
Bryan Texas Utilities and College Station Utilities are encouraging customers who delayed making payments during the health and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus to set up payment arrangements soon.
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City Council to consider calling Aug. 18 special election to fill Place-4 vacancy
05/30/2020
The College Station City Council will gather Monday by teleconference for a special meeting (6:30 p.m.) to consider one item: Adoption of an ordinance calling for an Aug. 18 special runoff election to fill Place-4 on the council.
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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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College Station to create new tourism office to accelerate economic recovery
05/28/2020
Beginning Aug. 1, the City of College Station will incorporate tourism into its overall economic development and local recovery strategies by launching a new operation that will focus specifically on the hospitality industry.
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International Leadership of Texas to lease former CSPD headquarters
05/28/2020
The former home of the College Station Police Department will be used to temporarily accommodate the growth experienced by International Leadership of Texas, a public charter school that serves kindergarten through ninth-grade students.
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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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