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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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Christmas in the Park tradition returns at Central Park
11/20/2020
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Stephen C. Beachy Central Park. College Station’s beautiful Christmas in the Park displays began in 1984 when a local family funded a couple of light panels. The displays have since grown to more than one million lights and are a holiday mainstay. Here are two ways you can enjoy the time-honored tradition of holiday lights at Beachy Central Park.
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5 things to watch at Monday’s city council meetings
11/20/2020
The College Station City Council meets at city hall on Monday for its workshop (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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Recount withdrawn; Brick re-elected to city council
11/19/2020
Bob Brick has been re-elected to Place 1 on the College Station City Council after Thursday’s recount was withdrawn. After absentee and mail-in ballots were recounted with no changes to the outcome, challenger Jason Cornelius withdrew. The rest of the Election Day ballots will not be recounted.
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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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A new look for our winter youth basketball leagues
11/13/2020
With the arrival of November, you may wonder what the City of College Station’s winter youth basketball season will look like. Rest assured that the Parks and Recreation Department follows CDC and local guidelines regarding COVID-19 and youth sports. Registration runs through Jan. 3.
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CSPD’s FARO technology processes scenes faster
11/13/2020
In this episode of College Station Innovation, Officer Mike Fisher demonstrates the College Station Police Department’s portable FARO 3D scanner, which helps investigators recreate accidents and crime scenes. Fisher said the technology captures accurate measurements, documents scenes, and gets roads back open about 50% faster than the older techniques.
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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Nov. 12)
11/12/2020
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Nov. 12. The meetings are streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. The workshop will start after 4 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 6.
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5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings
11/11/2020
The College Station City Council meets at city hall on Thursday for its workshop (4 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.
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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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Video: And now for something completely positive (October)
11/05/2020
Take a look back at some of the positive things that happened in the City of College Station in October, including a hometown hero winning a world championship and a fire inspector saving a resident's life. Now that’s something completely positive!
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Live Blog: 2020 City Election
11/03/2020
Welcome to our live election blog from the Brazos Center. The results are also available on the City of College Station’s Twitter and Facebook pages and on Suddenlink Channel 19.
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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 begins installation of new meters in November
11/02/2020
In November, College Station Utilities' contractor will begin installing advanced electric meters throughout its system to provide detailed usage and outage information for customers and the utility. Installing the new meters for our 42,000 customers will be done in phases and will take about a year to complete.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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