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CS now offers same-day birth, death certificate service
02/18/2020
Ordering a certificate for births and deaths occurring in College Station just got faster.
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Family Rec Center Phone Survey
02/14/2020
During the remainder of February, 600 randomly selected households will be asked to participate in a phone survey to gauge interest in a family recreation center, such as a YMCA.
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Proposed amendment addresses impervious cover
02/13/2020
Driveways, parking, and accessory areas are a necessary part of any residential development. Unfortunately, if they cover too much ground, these water-limiting – or impervious – surfaces can often wreak havoc through flooding and erosion. On Feb. 20, the Planning and Zoning Commission will consider an amendment to the city's Unified Development Ordinance that would limit a lot's impervious cover.
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How businesses and apartments can recycle, too
02/13/2020
While our community loves the recycling collection services the city has in our single-family residential areas, we don’t currently offer these services to businesses and multi-family dwellings such as apartments. But that doesn’t mean your business or apartment complex doesn’t have recycling options.
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All Up in Your Business Podcast: Walk-On's
02/12/2020
Who better to open a Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux in College Station than a former Texas A&M football team walk-on? In this episode of the All Up in Your Business podcast, Cory and Jenny Davis talk about how College Station was the only city they ever considered for their business.
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Live Blog: Monday’s city council meetings (Feb. 10)
02/10/2020
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Monday, Feb. 10. The meeting can be watched live on Suddenlink channel 19 or online at cstx.gov/cstv19. The workshop will start at about 5 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 6.
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Warrant amnesty helps you save money, avoid jail
02/07/2020
The first warrant amnesty period of 2020 for the City of College Station and Brazos County starts Monday and runs through Feb. 28. If you have an outstanding warrant, you can avoid paying a $50 per case warrant fee if you pay the fine in full. During the warrant roundup Feb. 29-March 8, city marshals, police officers, reserve police officers, and constables will arrest those who haven’t paid their fines.
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5 things to watch at Monday’s city council meetings
02/07/2020
The College Station City Council gathers Monday at city hall for its workshop (about 5 p.m.) and regular (6 p.m.) meetings. Here are five items to watch.
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Need a fresh way to celebrate Valentine’s Day?
02/06/2020
Tired of doing the same old things on Valentine’s Day? The City of College Station’s Trail of Lights Date Night might be the answer. Join us on Friday, Feb. 14, from 6-9 p.m. at Wolf Pen Creek Park for a romantic stroll through the Trail of Lights, take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, then have dinner and dance the night away.
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Where there’s smoke, there isn’t always fire
02/06/2020
In recent weeks, College Station Water Services has been conducting another round of smoke testing to evaluate the condition of some of our community’s aging wastewater lines. We do our best to make sure the public is aware of these tests, but the Fire Department still gets calls from worried residents who see smoke seeping out of sinks, vent pipes, manholes, and even the ground.
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Posting your own “No Parking” sign isn’t a solution
02/05/2020
Have you ever returned home to your nice, quiet neighborhood to find an unfamiliar vehicle parked on the street in front of your house? It may be a nuisance when non-guest parks in front of your house, but it’s not against the law.
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City Manager to be deployed with Naval Reserve
02/04/2020
Late in 2019, City Manager Bryan Woods was informed he'd be recalled to active duty to mobilize with his Naval Reserve unit. While the dates of his departure and return are fluid, he'll be leaving in the next few months for training and won’t return until sometime in early 2021.
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Lick Creek Star Party offers a relaxing escape
02/04/2020
The Lick Creek Nature Center Star Party offers an ideal escape from your hectic lifestyle to explore the wonders of the nighttime sky. The free, family-friendly event is Friday, Feb. 21 from 7-10 p.m. and features space-themed crafts, activities, and stargazing.
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Don’t let drunken driving ruin your Super Bowl
01/31/2020
For football fans, Super Bowl Sunday is the most anticipated day of the year. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most dangerous days for motorists. The College Station Police Department will deploy extra officers in the peak hours before, during, and after Sunday’s game to proactively identify and apprehend drivers who are a danger.
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Southwood Community Center reopening nears
01/29/2020
The Southwood Community Center returns to regular hours – 9.a.m-5 p.m. on weekdays – and operations on Feb. 24, but the rehabilitation is complete enough to host the initial session of the new Nia Fitness class on Tuesday, Feb. 4. The class is from 9-10 a.m. and runs through Feb. 27.
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Join the spikeball roundnet craze on Feb. 7
01/24/2020
Spikeball Roundnet is a new recreational sport that requires agility, lateral movement, and hand-eye coordination. You can participate in this fun sport that’s sweeping the nation at the Spikeball Quick-Fire Tournament on Friday, Feb. 7, at Stephen C. Beachy Central Park. Registration ends Feb. 5, the cost is $30 per team, and equipment is provided.
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Improvements on the way at Central, Bee Creek parks
01/23/2020
Next week, construction crews will begin demolishing the Central Park pavilion, restrooms, and athletic shed, as well as the Bee Creek restrooms. Reconstruction of the facilities should be finished by late fall, and the brief inconvenience will be worth it.
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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Jan. 23)
01/23/2020
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Jan. 23. The meeting can be watched live on Suddenlink channel 19 or online at cstx.gov/cstv19. The workshop will start at about 5 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 6.
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5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings
01/22/2020
The College Station City Council gathers Thursday at city hall for its workshop (about 5 p.m.) and regular (6 p.m.) meetings. Here are five items to watch.
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When will College Station get a water reservoir?
01/17/2020
College Station will be among the water users discussed at the regional planning group’s public meeting on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Carters Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. They want to gather input from stakeholders in Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Lee, Milam, Robertson, and Washington counties on matters related to available water supplies, projected needs, and management strategies.
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Signal work to slow traffic Thursday at two intersections
01/15/2020
Traffic signal work on Thursday is expected to cause slowdowns at two College Station intersections from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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City offices, facilities closed Monday for MLK Day
01/15/2020
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. Closed facilities include the Ringer Library, Lincoln Recreation Center, Meyer Center, and Lick Creek Nature Center.
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Hospitality, venues drive sports tourism industry
01/14/2020
People around the country recognize College Station as a special place filled with friendly, hospitable people and top-notch sports facilities. Those factors are the cornerstones as we attract well-attended, high-caliber events that substantially impact on our local economy.
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Aiden, Olivia CS’s most popular baby names in 2019
01/13/2020
College Station ended 2019 with a population estimate of 122,738, thanks in part to our 1,556 newest residents. When it’s time to look back at our 2020 babies, I expect to see more Alpha Dewdrops and fewer Emma Graces — okay?
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Early voting begins Monday; Runoff contingency plan announced
01/10/2020
Early voting begins Monday for the special election to fill the vacant Place-4 seat on the College Station City Council. If no candidate earns 50% +1, the top two candidates will meet again in a runoff election.
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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Jan. 9)
01/09/2020
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Jan. 9. The meeting can be watched live on Suddenlink channel 19 or online at cstx.gov/cstv19. The workshop will start at about 5 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 6.
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5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings
01/08/2020
The College Station City Council gathers Thursday at city hall for its first workshop (about 5 p.m.) and regular (6 p.m.) meeting of 2020. Here are five items to watch.
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Never miss your waste collection day again
01/07/2020
Most of the time, College Station residents do an exceptional job of helping our collections run smoothly, but now it’s even easier with our improved free mobile app, which is called College Station Curbside. You can quickly find the garbage, recycling, and bulk/brush pickup collection schedule specific to your address and set the app to remind you of your collection days.
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LRC honors King with lively January events
01/02/2020
The City of College Station has many opportunities for you to share your gifts and talents by serving on a community board, coaching youth basketball, or volunteering at the Lincoln Recreation. It takes just a little effort and compassion with a big scoop of kindness to make a positive impact.
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All Up In Your 2020 (The FujiDunkinMacAndCheeseBuc-ee's Episode)
12/30/2019
In terms of economic development, 2019 was a heckuva year for College Station. Economic Development Director Natalie Ruiz -- who recently was recognized in public for the first time due to this podcast (such a diva) -- and Communications Director Jay Socol reflect on some of the successes (and near-misses) from the past year + look ahead at what 2020 might bring in terms of new jobs and a diversified economy for College Station.
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2019: The Year in Photos
12/26/2019
As we bring in the new year, we offer a sampling of the Public Communication Office’s best photography work of 2019.
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Thousands pour into town for Games of Texas
07/23/2019
The 2019 Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s Summer Games of Texas starts Thursday at premier venues across College Station and Bryan and runs through Monday.
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