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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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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Aug. 27)
08/27/2020
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Aug. 27. 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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8 steps you can take to weather the storm
08/26/2020
With heavy rains from Hurricane Laura possible in our area, it's an excellent time to review necessary safety precautions and take appropriate actions to protect your family and property. It’s also a good idea to sign up to receive emergency notifications from Brazos County.
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5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings
08/26/2020
The College Station City Council meets at city hall on Thursday for its workshop (after 5 p.m.) and regular (6 p.m.) meetings. Here are five items to watch.
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Celebrate your child’s B’Earthday at Lick Creek
08/18/2020
Are you looking for a unique birthday experience for your young explorers to celebrate their special day? The Lick Creek Nature Center has the solution. This fall, the Lick Creek Nature Center is offering a variety of B’EARTHday Packages for every young nature enthusiast’s birthday celebration.
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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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Video: Now for something completely positive! (July)
08/17/2020
Take a look back at some of the positive things that happened in the City of College Station in July: College Station was designated as a Film-Friendly Texas Community, the Police Department named two assistant chiefs, the city partnered with Bryan and Keep Brazos Beautiful for the Summer Community Cleanup series, two of our firefighters received prestigious awards, and a CSPD officer was honored for saving a life. Now that’s something completely positive!
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Video: Why are there cameras on traffic signal arms?
08/17/2020
In this episode of “Actually…,” City traffic Engineer Troy Rother says people often often mistake the purpose of the cameras mounted on top of traffic signal mast arms. The cameras simply detect vehicles at the intersection and give them a green light so they don’t have to wait as long.
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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Aug. 13)
08/13/2020
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Aug. 13. 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
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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Fall recreation schedule looks different this year
08/07/2020
In March, our entire world was turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Just six months later, many activities have returned, but COVID-19 remains a severe threat. As we approach the fall, the Parks & Recreation Department is faced with tough decisions as we make plans to reopen our facilities and programs. Our fall programming looks a little different, but we’ll continue to serve the public with resilience and flexibility.
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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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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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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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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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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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